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Children's Fairyland

699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 452-2259
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Ranked #9 of 53 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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Oakland, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Mobile
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Me, my sister, her 10 month old son, and my 6 year old daughter went on a Sunday afternoon. Admission was $8 a person. Under 1 is free. We paid $5 to park. They had a cute puppet show, good reasonably priced food, cute farm animals, and fun kiddie rides. We spent about 2.5 hours there. It wasn't too crowded.... More

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Oakland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fairyland is ALWAYS a winner with my kid. i don't think I have even seen the entire park yet (been there at least 5 times), because my kid can't get past a couple of the attractions at the front. We can spend HOURS there and he come home tired and happy. That makes me a happy mama. Don't expect this... More

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ny
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

There are a lot of better places in the San Francisco area to take your kids. Visited with my almost 3 year old grandson. The age range for this place is probably from about 3 to 8 years old. But, Unfortunately, it was filled with children on school trips children that took over the place and ran wild. Very poor... More

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Oakland, California
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45 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Located within the Lake Merritt park grounds, this little gem for the little folks is bound to captivate them. The simple but colorful exhibits bring the world of fairytales to life. The bright colors, gardens and small animals all delight the 3 to 8 year olds. All the old stories: Old Lady in a Shoe, Jack and Jill, Alice in... More

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Take the kids and create a childhood memory that your kids will cherish forever. I think back with my sisters and smile. I can't wait till I have grand kids so I can bring them

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Oakland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Local gem but not flashy. OLD in a 1950's kind of way. For the young set. Great for local families. Not worth driving there!

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