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Children's Fairyland

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699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-5055
+1 510-452-2259
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Great Fun For Young Kids

Fairyland has been a part of old Oakland since before I was a kid in the late 40s, Our visit last... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pfitzgerald1946
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Berkeley, California
Magical

I brought my 4 year old daughter on a recent trip. We had planned a day in SF, but my husband was... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Dirkje F
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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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“puppet show” (26 reviews)
“fairy tale” (19 reviews)
“ferris wheel” (16 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-5055
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+1 510-452-2259
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"puppet show"
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"fairy tale"
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"ferris wheel"
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"walt disney"
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"pirate ship"
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"alice in wonderland"
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"nursery rhymes"
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"old fashioned"
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"low tech"
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"dragon slide"
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"birthday parties"
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"merry go round"
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"different areas"
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"fun outing"
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"lake merritt"
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"older children"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fairyland has been a part of old Oakland since before I was a kid in the late 40s, Our visit last week brought back fond memories. Lopcated at Lake Merritt Fairyland is the perfect birthday party for yong kids.

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Nina F, Public Relations Manager at Children's Fairyland, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, Pfitzgerald! We opened our fairy gates in September 1950 and have been entertaining young children and their families ever since. We're glad to be one of Oakland's most beloved institutions!

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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

I brought my 4 year old daughter on a recent trip. We had planned a day in SF, but my husband was stuck home at our Airbnb sick and we needed a backup plan. She absolutely loved it! There are so many fun things for...More

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Nina F, Public Relations Manager at Children's Fairyland, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you, Dirkje! We're so glad you and your daughter enjoyed your visit to Fairyland. Hope to see you again on your next trip to the Bay Area!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

I used to go to Fairyland when I was little, about 50 years ago. It is such a blessing that I can bring my grand daughter here. Wonderful place for kids under 5. The puppet shows are fun, the activities are fun, food is good....More

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Nina F, Public Relations Manager at Children's Fairyland, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thanks so much, Marcee! We love seeing multiple generations of family members at Fairyland.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a go to destination with my 6 and 3 year old grandchildren. They love the Ferris wheel, the puppet plays and other attractions. Great place also for a birthday party.

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Nina F, Public Relations Manager at Children's Fairyland, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thanks so much for your review! We hope to see you and your grandchildren at Fairyland again soon.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Fairyland was reportedly part of the inspiration for Walt Disney before he built Disneyland. It is a children's park of magical fairy tale experiences. Many Alice in Wonderland, Beatrix Potter and other fairy tales are brought to life and some are animated. They have a...More

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Nina F, Public Relations Manager at Children's Fairyland, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you for your review! We're thrilled that your granddaughter enjoyed Fairyland -- hope you can return soon.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Some of the exhibits are a little worn, but only the adults will notice. This is a delightful visit for children 0-10. Daily puppet shows provide a focus for your visit. The joy of riding attractions many times without paying for every turn is good...More

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Nina F, Public Relations Manager at Children's Fairyland, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks so much for your review, WordGirl! We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Fairyland, and we hope you come back again soon.

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

My 2 yr old loved every single thing. The staff was all so kind and patient with him. How can EVERY staff member be so nice all day? There was no line so they let him ride the carousel 3x. Thank goodness there is little...More

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Nina F, Public Relations Manager at Children's Fairyland, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for that wonderful review, Kmoding! We'll be sure to share your comments with our staff. We hope you'll return soon -- maybe to Jack o'Lantern Jamboree (October 28-29; $10 admission per person).

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great idea for younger children where fairyland is an oldschool place but still maintained great and activities for the younger children to run and have fun familes enjoy taking there kids and great for fieldtrips me and my family love it

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Nina F, Public Relations Manager at Children's Fairyland, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you! Hope you come back to Fairyland soon!

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Fairyland is a well kept and maintained fun place for kids. I would say it's for under 6, but you know your own child. We went recently with our 5 year old son. He is tall and above average weight and size both mentally and...More

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Nina F, Public Relations Manager at Children's Fairyland, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks for your review! We're happy that you and your son enjoyed Fairyland's whimsical, old-fashioned charms.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you have young children, take them here. It's all about small children and it's enchanting . It's a miniature Disneyland. In fact it inspired Walt Disney. Just go!

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Nina F, Public Relations Manager at Children's Fairyland, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you! We hope you come back to Fairyland soon.

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for the MOST part the park is very stroller friendly. A place or two has a few steps, but really like 2 or three. Yes there are places to totally park the stroller or near the ride.
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My favorite is the Waterfront Hotel in Jack London Square.
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