Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown are the most well-known living history experiences in Greater Williamsburg. Ziplining, segway excursions, exhilarating roller coasters, and even a hint of ghostly goosebumps are all options. We teamed up with Visit Williamsburg to offer you seven of our favourite things to do in Williamsburg and the surrounding region.
One of Virginia’s most famous tourist destinations, Williamsburg is the ideal hideaway for a modest vacation with great attractions. Families from all over the world discover that Williamsburg is a unique holiday destination with a choice.
They are searching for fun, adventure, or education—or all three. Show your kids what Williamsburg is all about by bringing them to some of the area’s exciting activities and attractions for both young and old.
Fun with History
It wouldn’t be a Williamsburg visit without walking through Colonial Williamsburg, where you’ll quickly feel transported back in time. Walking around this 18th-century reconstructed city, you’ll see men, women, and children costumed in colonial garb. Of course, you’ve already booked your Dallas to India flights for your vacation.
They are constantly asking for a helping hand from the young visitors to share their lives and tales with you and your family at Colonial Williamsburg. Visit the James Anderson Blacksmith Shop and experience the heat, loudness, grime, and dust off an authentic blacksmith shop.
The Jamestown Settlement in Colonial Williamsburg is an excellent place for youngsters to explore and learn.
As you go around the Powhatan Indian Village, your kid will learn more about Pocahontas and her fellow tribe members. The Jamestown Settlement offers five distinct Kids’ Museum Guides.
Go Ape Treetop Adventure Park
- We are not a family that avoids high ropes courses. The girls’ bravery high above the ground on thin ropes amazes me.
- The adventure culminates in a thrilling 600 ft zip line.
- Go Ape in Williamsburg, VA, has a 20-foot junior adventure course with two zip lines.
- We could relax and watch the females go round and round.
- The adult course has a minimum age of 10. We stuck to the junior system because of Savannah’s age and time constraints.
- Parents, take your kids around the junior course once and then let them go. Because it’s a junior course, the upper cable is low and can obstruct your crossings and rub your back.
- It adds to the adventure as you feel less stable walking across some crossings.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a must-see for thrill-seekers looking for activities to do in Williamsburg, VA, with kids. They have too many roller coasters to count. Amusement Today named The Griffon, Alpengeist, and Apollo’s Chariot among the finest in the nation.
Busch Gardens Virginia had just opened for the season when we came, and we were lucky to have mild weather and few people. I think it’s one of our favourite US theme parks. The concept is vintage Europe with beautifully manicured towns evoking Parisian streets, Scottish hamlets, and German Oktoberfest. This theme has nine villages focused on six countries to visit.
NASCAR and Formula One fan buckle up and press the pedal to the metal. At Go-Karts Plus, it’s time to live out your racing vehicle fantasy. It’s a family-friendly thrill coaster park and one of Williamsburg’s best things to do with kids. There’s more excitement for the whole family here than Go-Kart racing. But I’ll go into more detail about it in a later article. Let’s concentrate on the excitement of the race for the sake of this article.
Super Stocks is a kind of NASCAR event on a high-banked oval circuit. For most of the race, Savannah and I were neck and neck with Craig and Kalyra, and Savannah and I could locate an open place on the last curve and pull ahead to take the victory. The Figure 8 circuit is more Grand Prix-style, with vehicles racing around bends and over and under a bridge in a race against other cars.
Water Country in the United States of America
Are you looking for wet-and-wild activities in Williamsburg, Virginia? Water Country USA is a 43-acre park specializing in waterslide thrill rides and is one of the country’s biggest water parks. You know you’re going to scream your way through the wet zone with titles like Jet Scream, Big Daddy Falls, and Colossal Curl.
Water Country USA has not yet opened for the summer season, so we didn’t get to go. There aren’t simply adrenaline waterslides at the park; there’s also a relaxed pace to enjoy. Take a free-floating river trip to take in the vistas, cool down in the wave pool, or explore the park’s KIDsiderate® water playgrounds. Flights to India from NYC delays can happen, and it’s conceivable that you and your family may be affected.
The York and James Rivers and tidal streams flowing to the Chesapeake Bay encircle the Greater Williamsburg region. What better way to take it all in than from the comfort of a kayak’s low seat? Bay Country Kayaking offers narrated, guided trips at New Quarter Park and other nearby sites where you can learn about the history and fauna. Keep your eyes out for otters, muskrats, crabs, and deer.
Kayak rentals are available at the James City County Marina on the historic Powhatan Creek, behind Jamestown Island and across from Jamestown Settlement. You could view bald eagles and osprey and great blue herons.
Tours on Segways
I don’t believe anybody will ever forget their first Segway ride. Learning to balance, lean forward, and make it move is an experience in itself. After that, we were traveling on a Segway is a beautiful way to explore or just cruise the beach forest, as we have done on prior occasions.
The picturesque York River trip begins on the hill at the American Revolution Museum in Yorktown and ends at the National Park Service visitor centre near Yorktown Battlefield.