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2014 Families and PetsEditors' Choice

Best Place to Schedule a Children's Event,Best Place to Take the Kids

Children’s Fairyland

Children's Fairyland.

Photo By Pat Mazzera

The possession of a brightly colored plastic key may be the best mark of a true Oakland kid. That magic key after all gives the under-3-feet-tall set the power to broadcast the nursery rhymes that act as the soundtrack to Children’s Fairyland’s darling storybook sets–including the Three Little Pigs and Little Miss Muffet. An early inspiration for Disneyland, Fairyland still shines after more than 60 years delighting Oakland’s kids. From the Jolly Trolley miniature train to a petite-sized Ferris wheel, all the attractions are the perfect size—and offer just the right level of adventure—for kids from 3 to 7. The shaded picnic grounds at the back of the park are a great spot for birthday parties and other celebratory gatherings to come together for cake and presents before everyone shoots off to put those magic keys to good use.
Photo by Pat Mazzera

699 Bellevue Ave.