Carousel Village Info

Carousel Village Info

Hours: Open weekends, noon - 4:00 pm

A 1/4 mile away from the Zoo is the Roger Williams Park Carousel Village offering fun and exciting activities for the whole family! Kids will enjoy the fully accessible Hasbro Boundless Playground open daily all year. Leap, jump and play in the Bouncy House, enjoy a Pony Ride or board the Carousel Express. Frenchy's Cafe offers lunch during the warmer months, and Food Truck Friday is a great way to end the week (May - September). 

Follow signs throughout Roger Williams Park for directions to the Carousel Village, which is located just by the park's boat house. Click here for a full list of rules for the safety and protection of the guests and Carousel.

Carousel Village Hours & Pricing
The Carousel Village is managed by Roger Williams Park Zoo.
2018 Carousel Village Hours
  • January 1 - 31 | Closed
  • February 1 - March 31  |  Weekends 12 - 4pm
  • April 1 - June 30  |  Weekdays 12 - 6pm & Weekends 11am - 6pm
  • July 1 - Labor Day  |  Daily 11am - 6pm
  • Post Labor Day - Oct. 31  |  Daily 12 - 4pm & Friday/Saturdays 12 - 8pm
  • Nov. 1 - Dec. 31  |  Weekends 12 - 4pm
  • Please Note: School Holidays & Vacation Weeks  |  11am - 6pm
  • Carousel Village is open year round for birthday parties and private events.

Questions? Email or call (401) 461-1099.

Carousel Rides

This historic Carousel features classic colonial horses, benches, and other real and mystical creatures to ride.  (available February-December during normal Carousel hours)


  • $2 per ride
  • $20 for 12 rides
  • RWP Zoo Members - $15 for 12 rides (That's four rides free!)

Please note: Children under the age of 4 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pony Rides

Saddle up and enjoy pony rides at the Carousel Village (weather permitting).

Dates/Time: Closed for the season
Price: $5 per ride

Pony Ride Restrictions:

Children must be at least 1 year old and able to sit up by themselves
Children must weigh 80lbs or less
Riders may need to be weighed prior to riding
As rider and animal safety are our highest priority, riding of the pony is at the handler’s discretion

Bounce House

Leap, jump, and play the day away in this fun and bouncy activity at the Carousel Village (weather permitting). Children must wear socks to enter the bounce house.

Dates/Time: Open weekends through June & daily through Labor day during regular Carousel hours
Price: $3 for 5 minutes

Please note: This activity is only available for children ages 3 -12.

Train Rides

All aboard the new Carousel Express! This fun family-friendly premium train is designed for all ages (weather permitting).

Dates/Time: Open daily during regular Carousel hours 
Price: $3 per rider

Please note: This seasonal activity is wheelchair accessible.  We do not offer automated wheelchairs or carts.

Carousel Village Day Pass

There's no better way to enjoy the Carousel Village than with a day pass! Enjoy unlimited Carousel, pony and train rides, plus unlimited bounces in the bounce house.

Price: $27 per pass

Please note: Some activities are weather permitting or have additional policies/age requirements.  Day pass is only available while all activities are running April school vacation week through Labor Day dependent on weather.

Private Events & Birthdays at the Carousel Village

The Carousel is always available for private events, birthday and holiday parties or any other event that will benefit from the Carousel's unique setting.

More information on Private Events & Birthdays at the Carousel Village

Questions? Contact or call (401) 467-0150.