Young kids and parents alike enjoy riding a carousel at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay animal theme park, located in Florida.

Fun Kid-Friendly Attractions

Tampa Attractions & Things to Do for Families

Our fun theme park's attractions for kids are perfect for toddlers and kids of all ages. Our kid-friendly rides, water activities, play areas, games and shows will provide your children with hours of fun, designed just for them. There are kid-friendlyservices and assistance located throughout the park to make it easy for you and your family.



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Meet Julia!

Meet Julia!

Julia is an autistic, 4-year-old girl from Sesame Street who enjoys playing with her friends Elmo and Abby Cadabby.

On weekends, guests can meet Julia in our all-new area, Abby’s Garden!


Details are now available on Summer Camps here at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Enroll your child in a day camp or a resident camp where they will make new friends and try new things. There is something for everyone!


More Fun for Little Ones

  • Ride Air Grover at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Kid-Friendly Rides

    Young adventurers can choose from several kid-friendly rides and roller coasters at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay! From the Air Grover roller coaster to the splash zone, your little ones are in no shortage of fun rides.

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  • Lets Play Together at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Kid-Friendly Shows

    Celebrate showtime at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with fabulous live entertainment from world-class performers. It’s all part of the family-friendly combination of attractions that will make your vacation unforgettable and leave your children with incredible memories!


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  • Animal Connections at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay


    Experience up-close, personal encounters with some of nature's most amazing animals in natural habitats such as the expansive Serengeti Plain or in our award-winning Jungala area animal habitats!

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  • Holiday Breakfast with Elmo & Friends

    Christmas Dine

    Come celebrate the holidays with your favorite Sesame Street friends! Enjoy delicious eats, character meet and greets and a fun-filled dance party the whole family will enjoy. Includes one 6x8 family photo.

    • bullet Select dates only, space is limited.
    Holiday Breakfast with Elmo and Friends will be available on 11/16/19, 11/23/19, 11/30/19, 12/7/19, 12/14/19, 12/21/19

    Enjoy breakfast foods like:

    • Scrambled eggs
    • Bacon
    • Turkey Bacon
    • Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
    • French Toast Sticks
    • Home-Style Potatoes
    • Fresh Fruit
    • Assorted Mini Muffins
    • Assorted Cereal
    • Coffee, tea, milk, juice and Coca-Cola beverages

    Pass Members save up to 20% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing.

    For allergen information and accommodations, please call 1-813-884-4FUN.

    Select dates only. Price does not include taxes and are per person. Holiday Breakfast with Elmo and Friends requires a separate ticket purchase. Park admission is required but is not included. Breakfast with Elmo and Friends will be refunded if cancelled 24 hours in advance of the event. Rescheduling for another day without refund is always an option.
    Limited Availability
    Adult (Ages 10 & Up) $24.99 /ea.
    Child (Ages 3-9) $19.99 /ea.
    Infant (Ages 0-2) $0.00 /ea.
  • Aldabra Tortoise Insider Tour

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    Enjoy an up-close encounter with one of the largest tortoises in the world.

    • bullet 30 minute walking tour
    • bullet Prepare & deliver special treats
    • bullet Must be ages 5 & up to participate
    Hailing from the Seychelles' islands, this reptile is one of the largest tortoises in the world. Guests on this special tour will help prepare treats in the Animal Care Center as well as visit the Aldabra Tortoises that call Busch Gardens Tampa Bay home.
    Things to know before you go:
    • Children must be ages 5 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

    Please check in for your tour directly at the Serengeti Outpost in Nairobi (just north of the train station) at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

    Pass Members save 10% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 

    The Aldabra Tortoise Insider Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day.

    Tour is limited to ages 5 and up only. This tour requires significant walking in unpaved areas and on uneven terrain. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance when you book your tour. We will make accommodations as possible to ensure your enjoyment of the Aldabra Tortoise Insider Tour.

    Park admission is not included and is required. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax.  Advanced reservations must be made before day of visit. Tours must be cancelled a minimum of 24 hours in advance or total payment is forfeited. Tours are non-refundable if guests miss their tour time. If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call (813)884-4FUN(4386). All tours are subject to availability. Animal interactions and program components may vary. All tour components and pricing are subject to change.  

    Prices starting at
    Guest (ages 5+) $19.99 /ea.
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