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“A lot of fun for young kids.”

Children's Fairyland
Ranked #9 of 121 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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Berkeley, California
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20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A lot of fun for young kids.”
Reviewed 26 January 2012

This is a wonderful place to take young children. Sort of like a mini Disneyland but kinder and gentler. Yeah, they (and you) always enjoy exploring. Memorable. Nice little carousel.

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Oakland, California
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94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The best place in the world for young children”
Reviewed 22 January 2012

Children love Fairyland. The fairytale set, puppet shows, live animals, and child-sized rides make it truly a wonderland for kids. The security, the non-commercialism, the healthy food, and the beautiful lakeside setting and almost-always-good weather make it great for parents, too. It's the best deal you can imagine - for $8, a full day of rides, imaginary play with classic, 60-year-old sets, children's theatre and more. Walt Disney came here a few years before he opened Disneyland, and he said this was one of his inspirations. Charm, imaginary play, and fun. What more could you want?

Visited January 2012
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Oakland, California
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308 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“GET your or your friends kids and GO”
Reviewed 29 December 2011

Did you know Disney was modeled after Fairyland!!
The puppet show is awesome... take the kids and go..
my key still works to make the attractions talk after 20years!

Visited September 2011
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Castro Valley, California
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396 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
“For toddlers”
Reviewed 25 December 2011

Fairyland has been around forever it seems. Most of us who grew up in the Bay Area made the trek ot Fairyland at least once before we turned 5. It is a perfect, old-fashioned fairy tale park for the youngest at heart.

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California
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place for children”
Reviewed 18 December 2011

I grew up going to Fairyland and my memories there are still with me even at 50 years old! It's a charming little wonderland on the Lake. Nowadays, you can't visit unless you have a child with you :( The puppet shows are the best. Pink popcorn, candy necklaces, cotton candy, bird sanctuary, wonderland keys and fun houses. Love it.

Visited August 2011
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