Kangaroo Jac's avenue of inflatable structures bustles with giggling swarms of children 10 and younger. During walk-in play, youngsters milk the all-access admission by repeatedly plummeting down the safe but steep fortress slide, hurdling over obstacles in the crossover course, and exploring the expansive Koombo Kombo—a two-story, inflatable dreamscape, elaborate enough to house a balloon animal Citizen Kane. Abiding by the facility's core values to provide "hassle-free birthdays," staff members help organize and clean up after parties, hosted in a private room where each child can gorge themselves on pizza, drinks, and birthday wishes.
The parent area's TVs and WiFi keeps adults up-to-date on national news, whereas the toddler area and MagicLand bounce zone keeps tots up to date on local gibberish. Throughout the year, Kangaroo Jac's supports the community by donating to local organizations and hosting dedicated playtime for children with special needs.
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.
The 17th annual Meadow Highland Games & Celtic Festival celebrates kilt-country traditions with a weekend packed with live music, authentic cuisine, a Celtic market, and sundry athletic competitions. Headlining musical acts feature bands such as Albannach and Barleyjuice, who get tartans twirling with native jigs and ancient war songs. A series of heavy athletic feats display equal parts brawn and will with a bevy of weight-throwing contests, including the caber toss, in which participants flip tree branches that measure 21 feet long and can weigh 150 pounds. Festival-goers may also witness harp, fiddle, and dance competitions, and the market offers a trove of Celtic arts, crafts, and traditional togas.
Go-Karts Plus has fueled fun-filled escapades for more than 20 years with its array of amusements, from the eponymous go-karts to the spinning thrill of the Disk’O’. Four different go-kart tracks provide a quartet of different opportunities to fulfill checkered-flag fantasies of winning Nascar championship titles or family bragging rights (tracks vary from three to five tickets per driver, one ticket per passenger). After the rubber has cooled to barely glowing embers, putt your way to glory on the waterfall-adorned mini golf course (five tickets per player), then wrap up the day of delirious diversions with games of air hockey and skee ball in the arcade (games cost one to four tokens each). Families with smaller thrill seekers can romp through Kiddieland's Crazy Elephant and Happy Kangaroo rides (two to three tickets each), and aqueous adventurers can take to the Blaster Bumper Boats (four tickets per driver and one ticket per passenger) to reenact famous water battles, such as the Monitor vs. the Merrimack or Fluffy the Cat vs. Wet Fur. Be sure to check the height requirements before you go, as they vary for each ride and are strictly enforced.