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Children's Fairyland

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Address: 699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
Phone Number: (510) 452-2259
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Description: Children's books come to life at this ten-acre outdoor park that displays...
Children's books come to life at this ten-acre outdoor park that displays 30 colorful sets depicting make-believe lands of Alice in Wonderland, Captain Hook and others.
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Fun for little ones!

This is one place they do not allow adults unless they are with children. A safe place for kids to have some fun in the middle of Oakland in the Lake Merritt Area. They have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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San Leandro, CA
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San Leandro, CA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
36 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is one place they do not allow adults unless they are with children. A safe place for kids to have some fun in the middle of Oakland in the Lake Merritt Area. They have some great stuff for the kids to explore, stories and plays for the kids. Lots of fun for kids 5 and under.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Unique and well worth the $. It is a lovely place to spend a couple of hours with young children. I highly recommend checking it out.

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Oakland, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is attached to Lake Merritt...see that review...primarilly for young children (preschool-yearly grades). Very nicely done and has been in operation for over 50 years.

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Spring, TX
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great indoor amusement park with lots of attractions and a variety of fun for all ages of kids.

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San Francisco
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place brings make many memories of childhood and still today's children delight. It has been renovated which was necessary. Not fancy but fun.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This place is an Oakland staple, and like Oakland it is a little run down but we love it anyway. They have adult nights where you can go drink beer and run around like a child. No admission without a child during regular hours, aka no creepers. I think it worth getting the magnetic key to hear the stories. Good... More 

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Lafayette, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

No doubt about it - this is a place for children and those young at heart. I like the reading room where you can plop down in a comfortable beanbag, select a stack of books and read with your grandchildren. The small garden is interesting and it is fun teaching the children what the different plants are. The plays are... More 

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western NY
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We took our 3 year old grandson there for the day and met a friend with their 3 year old grandson. It was great! The boys loved it, it was safe and they could "shake their sillies out." We had been told that Fairyland was run down, but we didn't think so. The boys loved the train, ferris wheel, live... More 

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Oakland, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We took our two granddaughters there for the day while they were staying with us. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day, the activities + they could run around and be safe :)

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California Bay Area
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

My first visit to this place and I was expecting an older theme park in need of updating. This is true and it isn't true at the same time. Yes, some areas could use some sprucing up but this place has a soul and is something magical. I can imagine the management worrying about sacrificing these important things. Yes, it's... More 

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