Oakland is an amazing place to soak up great summer vibes. With a variety of events and activities happening throughout The Town  – there is something for everyone to enjoy. By day or by night, whether you’re looking to plan the perfect date, get together with friends or enjoy lots of family fun - Oakland is the place to be!

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Our whimsical 10-acre park is a magical fantasy world where young children can create, imagine, play, and learn all day long, located on the shores of Lake Merritt in Oakland, California.

A favorite way to think of Children's Fairyland was summed up in San Francisco magazine. Children’s Fairyland, they said, is “as miniature and uncynical as a toddler’s beating heart.” We agree. Children’s Fairyland is, in many ways, a timeless reminder of the joys of standing three-feet tall.

With close to 60 storybook sets, kid-size rides, friendly animals, and 10 acres of gardens, Fairyland is designed to delight visitors of all ages, but especially those under age 8. Come and stroll through our gates—or run through if you’re a child—and discover all that Fairyland has to offer.

Come and play! Fairyland is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We strongly suggest reserving your tickets in advance to ensure you get a spot. Walkups are discouraged.

Fairyland General Admission:
  • Adult (ages 18+): $19 per person
  • Child (ages 1-17): $17 per person
  • Guests under age 1: FREE (no change)

Special Events: All special events, such as Halloween Jam and Fairy Winterland, are included with general admission. This means guests can enjoy all the festivities without any additional cost beyond their general admission ticket. Members will continue to enjoy half-off admission for special events.

As always, to enter Fairyland, adults must be accompanied by children and children must be accompanied by an adult.