Children's Fairyland


This 10-acre kiddie attraction dates from 1950, and we're not sure if it's been overhauled since. We mean that as a compliment! Children's Fairyland, with its little Aesop and Grimm Bros themed attractions, has all of the nostalgia feels. There's a raw authenticity to the faded Peter Rabbit gardens and Alice in Wonderland labyrinth, a stark contrast to most hyper-frenetic contemporary kids' play parks. Located on the northern side of Lake Merritt.

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