Things to Do with Kids in Williamsburg

Things to Do with Kids in Williamsburg

Kid's activities in Williamsburg

Family Fun Abounds at these Williamsburg Attractions

Williamsburg is a fantastic destination for a family getaway as it has something to offer for the whole family. From history to roller coasters, the city has plenty to do for any age. Treat the kids to an experience they’re sure to enjoy at these Williamsburg attractions.

Things to Do with Kids in Williamsburg

Here are some of the most popular things to do with kids in Williamsburg.

Experience Centuries of History

All across the greater Williamsburg area you can find opportunities for historical exploration.

Colonial Williamsburg has so much for kids to see and do. Visit the notable attractions and take part in colonial activities with all of Colonial Williamsburg historic sites and trades. The living history museum also offers tours of the Governor’s Palace and Capitol, designed specifically for kids, as well as a kid-friendly, year-round ghost walk.

A trip to Historic Jamestowne has adventures for the whole family. Let kids act as an archaeologist digging for historic remains. They can even watch as Jamestown Rediscovery’s archaeology team searches for new discoveries. Historic Jamestowne offers family-friendly and children’s programming throughout the year.

Purchase a dual ticket for a full day of fun at Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Both attractions feature educational activities to keep kids entertained. Visit a recreated Powhatan Indian village and 16th-century ships at Jamestown Settlement. Then, head to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown for interactive activities about the Revolutionary War.

Jamestown Settlement Powhatan village

Image from Jamestown Settlement

Observe the Unusual

Spend some time discovering strange, unusual and exciting sights. Ripley’s Believe It or Not is sure to shock and wow all ages. Visit the Odditorium where you’ll find sights like shrunken heads, unique art work and unusual animals. There are also plenty of interactive activities and even a 4D theater.

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Reach New Heights

Play in the treetops with a visit to Go Ape Freedom Park. Zipline through the forest canopy or go on a treetop journey on the ropes course. Go Ape offers experiences for children of all ages and sizes. The trained instructors make for a safe and fun experience zooming through the sky and climbing to new heights.

Enjoy Adrenaline-Pumping Rides

No matter what time of year, you can enjoy some adrenaline pumping fun in Williamsburg.

During summertime, beat the heat with a visit to Water Country USA. The water park has rides, slides and attractions for all ages, including innovative rides that are sure to get you soaked. There are even rides and attractions sized perfectly for children.

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There’s never a bad time of year to visit Bush Gardens Williamsburg. With plenty or rides and entertainment, including a number of seasonal activities such as Howl-O-Scream and Christmas Town, the whole family will find something to love at Busch Gardens. The award-winning park also has scaled-down roller coasters for children and a special area where they can see some of their favorite Sesame Street pals.

Busch Gardens kids

Image from Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Burn Rubber on a Race

While kids may not be able to drive a real car, they’re sure to love putting the pedal to the metal at Go-Karts Plus. Kids will love racing in a Super Stockart or zooming along the exciting Figure 8 track. When you aren’t on the tracks, check out some of Go-Karts Plus’ other attractions, including mini golf, Blaster Boats, bumper cars, an indoor arcade and more.

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