Explore our 10-acre classroom
Students visiting Children’s Fairyland discover the joys of reading, life sciences, and live performances as well as enjoy an opportunity for imaginative outdoor play.
School and licensed childcare groups receive a special discounted rate; simply download the field trip calendar to view available dates for your visit, then register for your dates online.
For more detailed information about a field trip to Fairyland, download the information packet and view FAQs below.
If your organization serves low-income children, you may be eligible for a subsidized field trip. Find out about our Outreach Program.
Teachers, we also offer a curriculum packet to help you make the most of your visit. To request a curriculum packet, simply send us an email.
How much do Fairyland field trips cost?
The cost is $4 per person (adult or child). Infants under the age of one are free.
Does Fairyland offer subsidies for low-income groups?
Yes. Through our outreach program we’re able to underwrite field trips to eligible organizations. If you believe your organization qualifies, please send us an email.
How many adults should plan on coming?
You must provide one adult for every five children.
When can we bring a group?
We accept field trips year round, weekdays only. Please see our PDF field trip calendar for restrictions.
How do I reserve a field trip?
We offer four convenient ways to make a reservation:
- Register online. Your information will be secure, and you’ll receive the fastest possible response.
- Download a form, fill it out, and fax it back to us at (510) 452-2261. You may also mail it in or drop it off during our open hours.
- Call our education specialist at (510) 452-2259 or leave a voicemail message at (510) 238-6878, #3. We will mail you a reservation form.
- Stop by our office during open hours and ask for a reservation form.
How will I know my reservation is confirmed?
Once we have booked your trip, we will mail you a confirmation letter and packet.
Do I need to bring my confirmation letter with me on the day of the field trip?
Yes. Please print your confirmation and bring it.
I lost my confirmation letter. What should I do?
Please email the education specialist or call us at (510) 452-2259.
I never received a confirmation packet. Am I confirmed for my date?
Email the education specialist or call us at (510) 452-2259 to make sure we received your request.
Does Children’s Fairyland accept purchase orders?
Unfortunately, we are not able to accept purchase orders.
What if it rains?
Our operations department determines all park closures by 9:30 a.m., based on safety conditions. If we decide to close the park, our programs supervisor will call the school, notify you, and reschedule your field trip. You may also call our office at (510) 452-2259 to check about park closures.
We have additional adults who would like to bring siblings of the children in the class. May they join us?
Yes. As long as you have one adult for every five children, we will honor the field-trip rate for the additional visitors. There is no charge for infants under the age of one.
What if the chaperones pay for themselves?
Please ask teachers or group leaders to collect the money before arriving at Children's Fairyland. To receive the field trip rate, the chaperones must be included in the total head count for your trip.
What if some parents show up after the class has entered the park?
Late arrivals—adults or children—must pay $8 per person to enter the park. Lone adults will be escorted by a Fairyland manager into the park; they must be identified as part of your group by a teacher or group leader.
How can I speed up check-in?
Please be sure the teacher or group leader who made the reservation has received full payment for the trip. If additional people have joined your group, please collect their money before arriving at Children's Fairyland. It would also be helpful if you know the total number of children, the total number of adults (including you), and the total number of infants under the age of one.
More than one group from our school will be arriving on the same bus. Will we need separate reservations?
The teacher or group leader who made the reservation will pay for the field trip to enter the park. If there is more than one class and each is paying separately, each teacher must make his or her own reservation.
If I don’t make a reservation and simply show up with my group, can I still receive the field trip discount?
No. You must have a confirmation letter to receive the discount.
What special program do you have for field trips?
Our Dr. Doolittle Education Program is great for school groups. Join one of Dr. Doolittle’s special helpers and enjoy an interactive session with Fairyland’s furry friends. For an additional $40, your group of 20 or fewer can participate in this creative learning experience. Sessions run for 30 minutes with a trained animal keeper. This program is only available for field trips booked Wednesday-Friday (and Thursday-Friday, June through August). Ask for this program when registering for your field trip.
Where can we have lunch?
The Johnny Appleseed Café inside Fairyland has tempting munchies, healthy lunches, and drinks. There are also picnic tables and a large grass area open to the public at our Teddy Bear Picnic Area. If you need group quiet time for lunch, or just a general meeting spot, your group can rent our Cinderella Party Area for $40 per hour.