Amusement Parks in Virginia Beach

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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 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.

3941 Deep Rock Rd
Richmond,
VA
US

At 175-feet-long and 40-feet-high, Bounce House's slide holds the distinction of being the world’s largest inflatable slide. Adventurous pairs of beach roamers perfect their moving supine positions with all-day access to the slide, offering a thrillingly high-speed way to break up a day of metal-detector duty spent uncovering lifeguards’ poorly buried nickel collections along the shore. The slide is appropriate for all ages, making it an ideal diversion for friends, relatives, or pairs of audacious first daters. Alternatively, young thrill-seekers can team up with parents to briefly mock gravity without bringing up its past torrid relationships with a number of physicists.

Oceanfront at 24th Street
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

Children can safely unleash their wild side at Orb Family Fun Center's indoor playground, where multicolored obstacle courses and inflatables provide soft surfaces for active limbs and wild imaginations. After leaping up and down inside air-filled bounce houses, young'uns can burrow through tunnels and pop out onto padded mats, barrel down cushioned slides, or gear up on the kiddy-car grand prix for a race or a lesson in merging etiquette. The family-friendly facility makes birthdays a breeze by providing the activities, food, and supplies necessary for any good party, and can host larger gatherings such as field trips, church outings, or corporate events.

200 Tintern Ct
Chesapeake,
VA
US