Folklore and fable come to life at downtown Oakland's magical 10 acre park, where children can create, imagine, play, and learn. With colorful exhibits, fanciful rides, and hands-on crafts, Oakland's Fairyland is the place where families with young children can relax and enjoy their stay.
Children’s Fairyland is America’s first storybook theme park, located on the shores of Lake Merritt in the heart of Oakland. Since 1950, Fairyland has been the low-tech, high-touch outdoor playground for young children to create, imagine, play, and learn.
A nonprofit community organization, Fairyland offers children and families a safe, stimulating environment with fairy tales, fantasy sets, performing arts, animals, and related programs. As part of our mission to encourage young children to discover the joys of reading, we welcome schoolchildren on field trips from all over the Bay Area and offer subsidized visits to neighbors in need.