Plan a fun trip with kid-friendly things to do

At Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA, even our youngest guests can have tons of fun. Our parks were designed with kids in mind, and our kid-friendly offerings are geared toward families with children 9 and younger.


As you start planning, please keep in mind that our theme park (March - January) and water park (May - September) are open seasonally.

  • Splash at Cow-A-Bunga's play area
  • Get soaked in Rock 'n' Roll Island
  • Enjoy fall family fun during the day
  • Soar through the sky on Little Gliders
Drop on this kid tower, Prince Elmo's Spire Splash at Cow-A-Bunga's play area Get soaked in Rock 'n' Roll Island Enjoy fall family fun during the day Soar through the sky on Little Gliders
  • Plan your Virginia family vacation before you ever leave your home. There are fun things for kids to do throughout the year at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. From conquering their first roller coaster to splashing down Malibu Pipeline for the first time, there’s always something worth celebrating.


    Take a look at our parent resources for tips from other parents, FAQs and more. It is a great resource guide that provides all the information you'll need to know while traveling with young children.

The KIDsiderate K lets you know what rides are kid friendly
Kid-Friendly Rides

The KIDsiderate K logo helps you identify which rides are kid-friendly.

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See what rides your kids can play on
Ride Height Check

Stop by our Height Check Stations to find out what rides your kids can enjoy.

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Theme park tips for families traveling with kids
18 Theme Park Tips for Parents

We asked our Parent Panel for insight on how to make it the BEST DAY EVER.

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  • Parents can still enjoy their favorite rides with Child Swap

    Is your child too small to ride?

  • We offer kid-friendly menus in the park

    Helpful Services for Families

  • Theme Park Attractions for Kids

    Once you’ve decided which family activities you'd like to do, take a look at the map below and plan your route through the park.


    We all know little feet can get tired easily, so it’s best to have the day planned before arriving. Our park is like a circle, and if planned correctly, you won’t have to go back and forth throughout the villages. Our train and skyride are also great options to get around the park.


    Busch Gardens Williamsburg map

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