Amusement Parks in Hampton

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Ocean Breeze Waterpark, which offers free parking, embraces the spirit of the sun-drenched Caribbean, inviting families to come and enjoy more than 30 rides, slides, and attractions. Food stands dish up shrimp po' boys, foot-long sub sandwiches, and ice cream, while complimentary sunscreen and a staff of vigilant lifeguards help ensure that families stay safe and comfortable throughout their visit.

Rides and Attractions

Sea Serpent Walk the Plank
350-foot slide that sends guests in tubes flying around high-banking curves and horizontal loops Thrilling, pitch-black body slide whose final 50-foot drop ends in a splash
Vortex Runaway Bay
Inner tubes swirl around a 30-foot-wide bowl before dropping into the pool below 1,000,000-gallon wave pool sends swells surging from the deep end toward the shore
Adventure River Hook's Lagoon
Each trip around this quarter-mile-long lazy river passes by waterfalls and hopelessly lost icebergs Multi-level play structure with plenty of opportunities for younger children to climb and clamber
849 General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

Julie Fabing Burleson and Suzy Vinson Nettles feel that the kitchen is just another place for kids to flex their creativity. They opened Young Chefs Academy to provide kids aged 3–18 with cooking programs targeted to preschoolers and kindergarteners, elementary schoolers, and older kids ready for trickier techniques and intricate recipes. Regardless of a student’s age, he or she is always taught the pillars of home cooking, including how to be safe in the kitchen, how to properly handle and prepare food, how to bake, and how to talk down an oven that constantly overheats. While participating in the entertaining cooking lessons, kids may not even realize that each class also allows them to practice their math, reading-comprehension, and communication skills.

1554 Laskin Rd
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

Anticipation. That's arguably the most heart-pounding thing about Griffon, a towering dive coaster and one of the premiere attractions at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Suspense builds right to the top of its 205-foot hill, which sends riders over a cliff-like 90-degree drop. The coaster hurtles down at 75 miles per hour, before it levels out at a splash zone. Beyond these big-kid rides, Busch Gardens Williamsburg caters to youngsters with its KIDsiderate Attractions, such as the Land of Dragons and Sesame Street Forest of Fun. The latter surrounds little ones in playgrounds and kid-friendly rides, along with chances to meet with Sesame Street characters.

For even more entertainment, Busch Gardens Williamsburg also boasts multiple venues for both indoor and outdoor shows such as Night Beats, a musical review featuring glitzy ghouls. Each area of the park also offers shopping and dining to match its region's theme. The theme park also includes several exhibits where nature lovers can learn about animals such as hedgehogs, macaw parrots, and gray wolves.

1 Busch Gardens Blvd
Williamsburg,
VA
US

Kangaroo Jac's is more than just an indoor play center. It's a maze, fortress, playground, slide pavilion, and obstacle course. The catch is that every is inflatable. Meaning sock-clad tykes are free to safely bounce and slide off the walls. Additionally, there is a video arcade with air hockey and a snack bar, plus a parent's lounge with free WiFi.

3941 Deep Rock Rd
Richmond,
VA
US

Kings Dominion boasts family entertainment ranging from thrill rides to kids' areas, a water park, and live entertainment. Over 17 roller coasters and high speed attractions await groups, such as the all new Windseeker, which plants riders on a 301-foot tower in swings that travel up to 30 miles per hour. A Peanuts themed kids' area entertains with Snoopy rides and discount psychiatric advice, while a 20-acre water park includes high-speed water slides, lazy rivers, and dual wave pools. Guests seeking to take a break can sit back to watch live entertainment, or prepare for zombie uprisings with the Kings Dominion annual Halloween Haunt.

16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell,
VA
US

Established: 2014

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Four stories above Community Beach, a lone adventurer looks down at the challenge before her. She holds her breath and lets go, the wind lifting her hair as she takes a 170-foot-long trip down the giant inflatable Ocean View Waterslide, which overlooks the Chesapeake Bay. Below, her family cheers from their perches in rented beach chairs that sit in the shade of oversized umbrellas. Others nearby munch on treats from one of the local food trucks.

Guests can also hang out under Community Beach's covered pavilion or at the picnic tables. For added convenience, the area is equipped with outdoor showers and public restrooms.

700 East Ocean View Avenue
Norfolk,
VA
US