Located at Lake Merritt (the jewel of Oakland), Children’s Fairyland is a friendly children’s park filled with storybook characters, rides and other child-friendly attractions. Saavy Source is offering 50% of their family membership deal at only $49. What a deal!
This is a wonderful place to take young children for a couple of hours of delightful fun without breaking the bank or driving hours to get to a very expensive amusement park. I must say another big attraction is the proximity of Fairyland to plenty of good eats. Some of them like True Burger are within walking distance. (Seriously, the best burger I have had in years and that toasted marshmallow milkshake is a very sweet treat that my son gulped down.) It is pretty easy to just pick up some food to do a picnic next to the lake at either Trader Joe’s (nearby on your drive in) or Whole Foods (within walking distance).
Check out the yelp reviews here http://www.yelp.com/biz/childrens-fairyland-oakland