The Little Engine that Could

Feel the power of positive thinking aboard this engine where anyone can become the engineer or just go along for the ride.

Cinderella’s Coach

With a team of carousel horses, the pumpkin coach transports the imaginations of young and old.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Built in 1997, this set features a giant beanstalk slide and what is certainly the largest foot in the Sacramento area.

Mother Goose

From a distance, she appears to be a statue of this beloved nursery rhyme character, but closer examination reveals an innovative slide built into her voluminous apron.


Jack & Jill Hill

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.

A trip to the top of this hill reveals a real working water well and a slide for tumbling after.

The Cheese Stands Alone

The cheese stands alone
The cheese stands alone
Heigh-ho, the derry-o
The cheese stands alone

This slice of Swiss cheese is a favorite climbing spot and photo backdrop.

See photos from the Big Cheese Photo Contest!

The Mother Goose Stage

Flanked by towering stacks of storybooks, the Mother Goose Stage is home to some of the most imaginative performances you’ll ever see – including the impromptu escapades of our guests! When you’re not making up your own show, kick back on the sloping lawn and enjoy a top-notch, year-round parade of great music, dance, theater, and storytelling.

The outdoor Mother Goose Stage provides a creative space for visiting children to dance or perform whatever they can imagine. It’s also serves as Fairytale Town’s main stage for concerts, live theatre, movie nights, and storytelling, as well as all the educational festivals and celebrations that take place during a typical year. Available for after-hours rentals, the Mother Goose Stage has also been used for weddings and dances.

Sherwood Forest

Take a romp through Robin Hood’s own playground. A favorite venue for birthday parties that also features a large climbing fort for your own little Merry Men.

Host a Birthday Party

Farmer Brown’s Barn

Visit Ferdinand – our gentle ox – and our miniature horse, Dory! Complete with a two-story spiral slide and a farm display, the Barn area is also home to Charlotte, a Chilean rose hair tarantula, and Clementine, a green iguana.

Dolores (aka “Dory”) is a Bay Pinto miniature horse from Grass Valley. Miniature horses can live up to 50 years and are very intelligent. They can even be trained as service animals! Dory is a sassy horse, which is why we ask you not to touch or pet her when she is in her corral. You can interact with Dory during Animal Introductions.

Ferdinand, the gentle ox from Munro Leaf’s children’s book of the same name, is a miniature Kentshire ox. This breed is unique for their small size and gentle nature. He resides in Farmer Brown’s Barn, next door to Dory, the miniature horse.

The Little Red Hen House is home to a family of chickens hatched in Farmer Brown’s Barn. If you listen carefully, sometimes you can hear the Fairytale Town Rooster, crowing a big hello to children playing in the park. The chickens you see with him are a variety of breeds. There are over 200 breeds of chickens divided into 3 groups: meat, eggs and ornamental. See how many you can identify at Fairytale Town on your next visit!

Clementine is a green iguana. Despite their name, green iguanas can come in a wide range of colors, from blue to orange! Iguanas are one of the few reptiles that are herbivores, which means they only eat plants. You might see him munching on his yummy daily salad during the day.

Charlotte is a character from E.B. White’s classic children’s book, Charlotte’s Web. She is a Chilean rose hair tarantula. Tarantulas have exoskeletons, meaning their skeletons are on the outside of their bodies, and have earned the nickname “Humpty Dumpty” spiders because if they fall from more than 3 feet high, these exoskeletons can break like an egg.