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Children's Fairyland

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Some Great Exhibits and Some from 30 Years Ago

The new entrance to Fairyland is quite impressive. They had a puppet show at the Alice in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
22Janjim20
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Oakland, California
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A great experience for not much money

This was such a great journey through nostalgia. It is a great price and good for younger kids. I... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
claremX851TM
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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.
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699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-5055
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The new entrance to Fairyland is quite impressive. They had a puppet show at the Alice in Wonderland exhibit that was not good ( old puppets) and took too long for a 2.5 year old. The rides were more enjoyable and she did each three...More

Thank 22Janjim20
Nina F, Public Relations Manager at Children's Fairyland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! We're so glad you like our new entryway, which was completed in August. You may be surprised to learn that our Dragon Slide has been in Fairyland since 1962! It was the last set created by William Russell Everirtt, Fairyland''s original...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

My 3 year old granddaughter loved this place. It was built in 1950 and honestly not kept up real well. It needs paint almost everywhere. I am sure it was a great place at one time. The only benefit was that a 3 year cannot...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, Linda! We take our guests' critiques seriously, and will pass your comments on to our art and restoration department, which works hard all year long to keep our sets looking fresh.

Reviewed 6 August 2018

I took my 3 year old to this Fairyland and had a great time! Wonderful spending time with her and using her imagination. Spent about 4 hours there. I would not recommend it to anyone with kids over 5 since they will be bored out...More

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Nina F, Public Relations Manager at Children's Fairyland, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Hi Omallka -- Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We agree that Fairyland is a very special place for young children, and there aren't too many of those places around! We're sorry you weren't able to find our parking lot, which...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018

This was such a great journey through nostalgia. It is a great price and good for younger kids. I would not recommend for kids over the age of 10 but was amazing for my young niece and nephew. They loved all of the areas and...More

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Nina F, Public Relations Manager at Children's Fairyland, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! We hope to see you and your niece and nephew again soon!

Reviewed 9 July 2018

Children's Fairyland here in Oakland, CA is truly enjoyed by all ages.I remember coming here as a child.

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Nina F, Public Relations Manager at Children's Fairyland, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks for your review! Fairyland has been welcoming families since 1950 -- we're the best place in Oakland to create, imagine, play and learn.

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Very small urban kiddie park. Don’t waste you time unless kids age 5 or below- even age 5 is questionable. Charging $10 per person (adults INCLUDED) is a rip off.

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Nina F, Public Relations Manager at Children's Fairyland, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We're sorry you and your children were disappointed in your visit to Fairyland, and we hope you've found other Bay Area destinations you enjoyed more.

Reviewed 20 June 2018

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 20 June 2018

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!

Reviewed 13 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!

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 13 March 2018

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

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 13 March 2018

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

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Response from ronsF6171VH | Reviewed this property |
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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