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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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Classic fairytales come to life!

I've been to many a day trip with family and friends as they introduce their little one's to this magical, fairytale come to life park. Children literally get a "key" to unlock... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I've been to many a day trip with family and friends as they introduce their little one's to this magical, fairytale come to life park. Children literally get a "key" to unlock the stories to their surprise and delight. Great Summer Theatre programs for little actors in the making and theatre fans alike. This is a must stop if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The little kids really have a great time here. It's really for the very young set ~under 10. It's a cute place with lots to see and touch. Very inexpensive family entertainment.

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Okay, I didn't really know what to expect, but you sure get a lot for what you pay. Our little girl enjoyed the juggling show, train ride and little fairy tale-inspired displays that she could play on with the other kids. We enjoyed the cleanliness/upkeep, surrounding area (right on Lake Merritt) and the coffee (they have an espresso cart). We... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Fairyland is an Oakland institution. My 5 YO adores it and has been a staple in our lives since she was about 2 YO. We aren't members but go about every other month. Parts of Fairyland are a bit dated and run down but that's what adds to the charm. The puppet shows are wonderful (try to catch one). The... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We visited this place while babysitting our grandchildren in Oakland. We found it to be pretty tired and in need of some painting and updating. You need to purchase a "key" in addition to admission or you will not be able to listen to the audio presentation at each play area (we didn't get one). That should be included in... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Walt Disney got his origin inspiration form Fairyland, but it's way more original! A sweet and friendly experience for kids 2-8 or so, with puppet shows and play performances in the summer. No adults admitted without a child, either-- so it really is just families.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Went with a Groupon and was pleasantly surprised. It's cute and specifically geared towards young children (under 5ish) she loved the miniature merry go round, the train ride, and the fairytale look of the place. A little too young for the puppet and magic show but she enjoyed watching the older kids laugh and interact with the shows. Found street... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This park is all about the children. We enjoyed going to Children's Fairyland. The park has storybook sets, rides, and animals. There is also some entertainment. Its nice that it is located by Lake Merritt. The park has been open since 1950.

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San Leandro, CA
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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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Address: Address: 699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
Phone Number: (510) 452-2259
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland

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