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Children's Fairyland

699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 452-2259
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Ranked #10 of 55 Attractions in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

So special we take our Grandchildren there for many special events made with the kid first in mind and no Adults without a child.. very safe and special to children from infant to pre teen .. teens have opportunities for employment .. just so special hard to explain but no fears for children to be children..fairytale land alive...

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Bringing my three year old nephew here is a joy. It is an amusement park for little ones! do not expect flashy or loud or high tech, this place literally has not changed much since it was built, but those charming instillations straight out of a story book would fill any five year old with wonder. This place is not... More

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TIjuana, Mexico
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21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

My kids 7,3&2 had a blast, the rides were just the right size. They loaned me a stroller which was nice. They just really need so one to drop some of that Silicon Valley $$ on them so they can really update it and clean it up nice. My son loved Jack & Jill Hill.

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Oakland CA
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88 reviews 88 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Walt Disney stopped here long before Disneyland and liked the place so much he was moved to start his magnum opus Disneyland, the Happiest, costliest place on Earth. In one of the tunnels there is a little Mickey Mouse. There are always delighted and excited kiddoes in the park attraction,this is one of the childhood delights of Oakland and the... More

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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I remembered this place (especially the Old Woman in the Shoe at the entrance) from trips I took to the Bay Area when I was 3, 4 and 5! But my memory placed it as part of the S.F. Zoo. When I was looking for "kid things to do in the Bay Area" for our family's vacation, I rediscovered this... More

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Oakland, California
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place is a total wonderland for tiny people who still love fairies and stories! Not for pre-teens. This is for little little people who could just play on a jungle gym for hours...oh wait there is like 10 jungle gyms inside!! Totally worth the trip! Also the fried zucchini and sweet potato fries were delicious!

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Oakland, California
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a joyous place for children, on the shore of Lake Merritt! No adults allowed unless with a child. You enter through the Old Mother Goose Shoe, and have to stoop a little to get in. There's a train which traverses the grounds. There is an Alice in Wonderland experience, complete with a Down the Rabbit Hole slide. Fairyland is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great place for little ones my grand kids 1-1/2 & 4 loved it. Daily puppet shows, rides, and storybook settings!

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San Francisco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is like a fairyland for kids. Small structures, shady areas, bright colors, pirate ships, small choo choo train, goblins, old west post office and hotel, fun slides, tunnels - all these structures are small and easily accessible by kids. They kept in mind that children like to touch and feel and this is how it was designed. The admission... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Children's Fairyland has been around since 1950. I've been going there since I've been a child. Put your cell phones and iPads away. Children's Fairyland is where you go and interact with animals, watch live puppet shows, and listen to fairy tales operated by our magic keys. We have a marvelous Children's theater too. Where else can you go listen... More

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