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“Good half day trip for the family”

Children's Fairyland
Ranked #9 of 124 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Los Angeles, CA
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good half day trip for the family”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

My husband and I recently brought our almost 3 year old and my in-laws to enjoy a morning at Fairyland. Although from the bay area, my husband had never heard of fairyland. It has been around almost 50 years and although some of the presentations are a bit dated, our daughter loved it. We saw most of the park and my daughter went on all (carousel, trolley, ferris wheel) but one ride in a mere 2 hours. This is definitely better for the younger kids, although we noticed a few class field trips there. It would be a great location for a good picnic. After our visit, we also visited the gardens, just down the rode, which were beautiful.

Extra tip - AAA members get a $1 discount per ticket in their party (regularly $8 per person)

Visited April 2013
Thank LA_tao
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English first
sf bay area, ca
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Bring the kids.”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

My wife and I took our almost-3 year old and met up with het cousin's family. We had a google deal and apparently there are occasional livingsocial deals, too. Without the discounts, it is $8/person for ages 1-100. They sell a "magic key" at the entrance for $2, giving kids access to stories told through boxes at many of the attractions.

There are numerous play areas in the park. Our son particularly liked the dragon slide, a tall, undulating slide. The jolly trolley is a nice little train. There are a couple of carosels- for the back one, kids need to be 38 inches (we think their ruler is little short, as the cousin's daughter is about 34 inches and missed the height limit by about an inch). There is also a ferris wheel for kids only, but we missed that, as the kids were otherwise occupied. The puppet show was cute, but the kids were too young. All the attractions in the park are included in the price. Wear running shoes, as you will be chasing your little ones.

The food was reasonably priced for an amusement park, but had small portions. It also took a while for them to make it.

We will undoubtedly return.

1 Thank drstats
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Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great place to visit and have a picnic they have alot of picnic tables around, they do sell food, but better, heathier, and cheaper to take picnic lunch, take plenty of water! Lots of fun for the kiddies!

Visited February 2013
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Martha's Vineyard, MV
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great, low key place for under 5 year olds”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

Despite occasional glitches in the storytelling boxes operated by magic keys and a puppet show that was not quite the best for its target audience, FairyLand provides a lovely, charming outdoor experience for young visitors and doting parents and grandparents. Several hours of fun and worth return trips.

1 Thank MVSunshine
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
472 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Great for small children (best if under 5)”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Some of the older kids, who were probably there because of younger siblings, got in the way of the littler kids at times.

Visited February 2013
Thank Myrna F
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