A theme park is meant to bring out the kid in all of us, so offering rides, shows, character meet-and-greets, and a kid coaster that appeal to all park visitors is something we strive for each day. From thrill seekers to junior loopers, we have something for everyone in the family.
Throughout Busch Gardens® Williamsburg, there are kid-friendly things to do (what we like to call KIDsiderate®). Each village offers exciting fun for children, from Der Autobahn Jr. in Oktoberfest to The Little Balloons in Italy. Parents, you don’t have to sit back and watch either… you can play, too. Families can enjoy almost everything we have together, including our train and skyride.
We have two park areas that were designed specifically with kids in mind: Land of the Dragons® and Sesame Street® Forest of Fun™. Water play areas and active playgrounds allow your kids the opportunity to explore (and use their excess energy). We have rides that parents and kids can enjoy together, plus some for kids to experience on their own.
If your kids are animal lovers, visit with the Clydesdales at Highland Stables or howl with the wolves at Wolf Valley. Get a front row seat at
More… Pet Shenanigans® to watch Stevie (a parrot) solve a math problem. You can even learn about North America's top predators in a one-of-a-kind educational experience, The Secret Life of Predators™.
Have a child that’s too small to ride? Take turns riding your favorite rides and roller coasters with Child Swap. One parent can wait with the child who is not riding while the family boards and rides. After they exit, the remaining parent can board the next available seat to also experience the ride.
We strive to make life easier for you while you’re visiting by offering conveniences like stroller rentals, baby changing stations, nursing rooms, and kid-friendly menu options. Our height-check station located in England can help you plan your child’s day. You’ll be given a colored wristband and information about the rides and attractions appropriate for your child’s height. Show your colors and look for the KIDsiderate “K” logo throughout the park to see which rides your kids are able to enjoy.
While you are planning your trip, visit our KIDsiderate website to see tips from other parents for the best day ever at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA®. It is a great resource guide for parents prior to visiting, plus there are fun activities for the kids to enjoy at home.