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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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    Boat

    Rhine River Cruise

    Located in Germany

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    Cable Car

    Skyride

    Located in England, France & Germany

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    Train

    Busch Gardens Railway

    Located in Scotland, New France & Festa Italia


  • Join us for kid-friendly events at Busch Gardens throughout the year. From live music to things to do with kids during the holidays, we have something to celebrate every season.


    Events for Kids & Families

  • Come see fireworks at Busch Gardens

    Fireworks | 9:30 PM

  • Summer Nights event at Busch Gardens in Virginia

    Summer Nights

  • Join the Count and Sesame Street friends at a Halloween event for kids
    Join the Count and Sesame Street friends at a Halloween event for kids
    Kids under 9 can dress up in Halloween costumes
    Kids' Halloween parade at The Count's Spooktacular

    Halloween Activities

  • See Christmas lights in Williamsburg, Virginia
    See Christmas lights in Williamsburg, Virginia
    Meet Santa Claus at Christmas Town
    Take a ride on our family-friendly attractions

    Christmas Event

Fun Activities for Kids

  • Extended care available for campers after the camp day.

    NEW - Summer Camp Programs

    Our one-week day camps will take your kids on an educational summer adventure they'll never forget. These camp programs are available for ages 6 - 14 and include a variety of things to do like behind the scenes, animal interactions and STEM activities.

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  • 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.

    See All Shows
  • 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
Elephant Run, a kid-sized version of The Trade Wind 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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