Things to Do with Kids at Busch Gardens

Over 40 Kid-Friendly Rides And Attractions

Explore two themed play areas, enjoy kid-friendly rides, see a variety of shows and have endless amounts of fun. Your family can ride a child-sized ferris wheel in Land of the Dragons®, tackle your kid's first roller coaster in Sesame Street® Forest of Fun or visit our animal friends in their habitats.

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Take a leisure ride around the park and rest those tired little feet.

Ways around the park

Take the scenic route to your next destination in the park. Find out where to board our transportation attractions below.

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Rhine River Cruise

Located in Germany
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Cable Car


Located in England, France & Germany
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Busch Gardens Railway

Located in Scotland, New France & Festa Italia
Bring your kids for safe trick-or-treating at Busch Gardens

Halloween Activities

Enjoy a Halloween event just for kids. With safe trick-or-treating, fall activities and family-friendly rides, there are plenty of fun things to do for kids at The Count’s Spooktacular.

Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Christmas Event

Spend the holiday season and start the New Year with family at Christmas Town. See our Christmas light displays, take pictures with Santa Claus, watch our holiday shows and much more.

Fun Activities for Kids

Enjoy family-friendly shows and entertainment

Enjoy family-friendly shows

We have a wide variety of shows and live entertainment for kids and families throughout the year -- from singing and dancing with their favorite Sesame Street® friends at Sunny Days Celebration to learning about wolves and other predators in the wild in Howl to Coexist. Winter also brings heartwarming Christmas shows and music.

Stop by Highland Stables and see our Clydesdale horses

Meet our animal friends

As you enter the park and make your way toward France, there are many stops along the way to see our animals. Speak with our Zoological Team Members about our Clydesdale horses, read inspiring stories of our American bald eagles, learn about gray wolves in the wild or feed nectar to a lorikeet. Animal enthusiasts will love our up-close animal tours, too.

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Play a game and try to win a prize in Oktoberfest

Test Your Skills at Games

Do you have the power to break the plates on the wall or the speed to hit all of the moving targets? How many baskets can you make before the sound of the buzzer? Did you get enough soccer balls past the goalie? Stop by one of our game locations in Oktoberfest or Festa Italia to find out. Or enjoy a selection of arcade games nearby.

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Explore our kid-friendly play area and rides in Land of the Dragons
Ride our kid coaster in Sesame Street Forest of Fun
Try one of our games in Oktoberfest village
Take a spin on the tea cups (Turkish Delight) in Festa Italia

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