Children's Fairyland in Oakland
699 Bellevue Avenue
Friday - Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Weather permitting
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Children's Fairyland at Lake Merritt in Oakland.
Fairyland is an amalgamation of fantasyland and the inner workings of a toddler's imaginative brain. My adult friend begged me to visit this special place because she had heard so many positive things about it.
Before Disneyland, in 1948 Oakland businessman Arthur Navlet had an idea. He took his proposal for a storybook theme park, featuring fairy-tale sets, farm animals and live entertainment, and with the support of Oakland’s parks superintendent, the city of Oakland raised the money needed to build the Children’s Fairyland.
There are characters wandering around, storytimes, whimsical rides, animals, gardens and more. Visit Mr. McGregor's Garden and search for monarch butterflies or say hello to the mini horses, goats, donkeys, ducks, baby doll sheep, guinea pigs, and Puff, the magic bearded dragon.
There are also always a ton of events Check out their updated list of events here.