Busch Gardens Tampa Bay celebrates Halloween with Sesame Street family event throughout October

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has a special Halloween treat this year for the little ones to celebrate with the extended run of Sesame Street “Safari of Fun” Kids’ Weekends throughout October.

Four weeks of Halloween fun will take place each Saturday and Sunday this October from 11:00am to 3:30pm featuring all your favorite Sesame Street characters including Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Elmo, Grover, Rosita and many more!

Kids are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes for fun events — and of course trick-or-treating. Special activities include a hay bale maze, dance parties, games and character parades.

Here’s a rundown of what to expect each weekend:

Monsters & Fairies – Oct. 7 & 8

Crafts that transform kids into a magical fairy like Abby Cadabby or a loveable monster like Elmo.

Super Grover – Oct. 14 & 15

Unique superhero-inspired crafts and character parades led by Super Grover himself.

Spooky Safari – Oct. 21 & 22

A scavenger hunt with Bert and Ernie, animal ambassadors and safari-inspired Halloween crafts.

Rosita’s Halloween Fiesta – Oct. 28 & 29

Fiesta-inspired Halloween crafts and character parades led by Rosita throughout the Safari of Fun area.

New special activities for this year’s Halloween festivities include:

NEW! Fall Festival Activities

Located at Gwazi Field, visitors can participate in a wide variety of fall-inspired activities. Families can enjoy games and events every weekend including a hay-bale maze, pumpkin ring toss and so much more. Show off your family costumes and join us for parades and dance parties with our favorite Sesame Street pals.  No reservations are necessary.

NEW! Paint With Me

Every Saturday morning, starting on October 14th, from 10 – 11:30 a.m., parents and kids are invited to an exclusive painting session duringSesame Street Kids’ Weekends. The experience kicks off with a meet-and-greets with one of your favorite Sesame Street friends followed by a 45-minute kid-friendly painting session led by an instructor. Reservations are required, space is limited. Book here.

NEW! Sesame Street Character Dining

Make lunch more than just delicious by sharing it with Elmo and friends. Everyone in the family will find something to savor in our delicious Sesame Street Character Dining lunch buffet every Saturday and Sunday of the Halloween weekends. Enjoy hugs and high fives during a Halloween-themed lunch and enjoy character story time, sing-a-longs, dance parties, and special photo opportunities. Reservations are required, space is limited.  Book here.

For more information, guests can visit BuschGardens.com or call 1-888-800-5447.

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