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Pop-Up FunCamp!

Due to the SCUSD strike, Fairytale Town is offering a Pop-Up FunCamp to SCUSD families with limited availability.

As staffing permits, we will do our best to offer additional days, if the strike continues.

Parents will need to register for each day offered.

Questions? Please contact our Programs Department at:

education@fairytaletown.org or call 916-808-8884


Read Across America Celebration

Join Fairytale Town as we celebrate Read Across America week with literacy themed hands on activities and crafts. Stop by the Mother Goose Stage for a unique nonstop reading of your favorite kids’ books! Fairytale Town has partnered with Las Madrinas for a Book Drive. Don’t forget to check out the wish list below to find some ideas! Please Note: If you bring in a book, you will be entered in for a prize.

The Read Across America Celebration is free with paid park admission. Weekend admission is $8 for adults and children ages 2 and older. Members and children ages 1 and under are free.

Please note:

  • Adults must be accompanied by children and children must be accompanied by adults in order to gain admittance to the park.
  • Fairytale Town closes when it rains heavily. If skies are gray, check our website or call (916) 808-5233 to confirm our hours and program details.

Las Madrinas Wish List


Fairytale Town Holiday Gift Guide

We know how hard it is to think of gifts during the holidays! With shipping delays and shortages, no one wants to hold their breath waiting for their gifts to arrive. Use our Holiday Gift Guide to check off all of the people on your list!

 

Give the Gift of a Family Experience

Celebrate the holiday season at Fairytale Town with holiday lights, festive décor and vendors, snow, Santa, arts & crafts and more at Fairytale Town’s Winter Wonderland event.

Fairytale Town has partnered with Las Madrinas for a Holiday Toy Drive. Don’t forget to check out the wish list on our event page to find some ideas! Please Note: If you bring in an item, you will be entered in for a prize.

The fun-filled family celebration is set for four days, December 11-12 and 18-19. Fairytale Town will be open special hours for the event from 1 PM to 7 PM.

Visit with Santa in his workshop from 3 pm to 6 pm. Professional photos with Santa can be purchased for a small fee or taken with your own device and photographer.

Victorian carolers will stroll through the park or will be found singing around the firepit, from 4 pm to 6:30 pm. S’mores kits will be available for purchase at the café as well.

The Balance Dance Project will take the stage at 6:45 pm with a holiday-themed performance. To end the night, we have predicted snowfall at 7 pm!

Bring the whole family to have a wonderful holiday experience!

Winter Wonderland

 

Give the Gift of a Family Experience

Become a part of the Fairytale Town family by purchasing a membership and get free admission for twelve whole months!

An annual membership is also a great value that typically pays for itself in a few visits. Your benefits begin the moment you join. A Fairytale Town membership makes a terrific gift, too!

Your Ticket to Imagination Provides These Benefits:

Free general admission for 12 months

Free guest admission passes (one-time use)

Discounts on hosted birthday parties

Discounts and early registration for Summer FunCamps

Invitations to Members-Only Nights

Discounts on advance tickets for special events

Discounts on Retail items

 

Fairytale Town Membership

 

Give the Gift of Fairytale Ale

Fairytale Town has teamed up with local brewery New Helvetia Brewing Company once again to create our very own signature brew, Fairytale Ale! Soon you’ll be able to purchase a $40 gift pack that will include Fairytale Town swag and some delicious snacks to enjoy with your magical beverage that’s brewed with passion fruit, orange, and guava! Along with this gift pack, you will receive a four-pack of Fairytale Ale donated by New Helvetia.

We are so thankful to New Helvetia for kindly donating their time and resources to create this ale! All proceeds will go to Fairytale Town, which will help support the maintenance of our park, the care of our amazing animals, and our ability to offer fun and educational programming and events!

Click the link below to purchase your pack today!

Fairytale Ale

 

Give the Gift of Tales & Ales

Did you miss out on our Tales & Ales Brewfest this year? Don’t worry, we have a solution!

Purchase our Tales & Ales Growler and receive a fill-up coupon book from our participating breweries:

Crooked Lane Brewing Company
Jackrabbit Brewing
Sudwerk Brewing Co.
Two Rivers Cider
Acheson Wine Company
House Beer
Barmhaus
Brewing

Have it shipped right to your home!

 

Add a Stocking Stuffer

Need an extra stocking stuffer?

Give your friends, family, or yourself a piece of Fairytale Town magic this holiday season when you purchase from our online gift shop!

Enjoy special items such as Fairytale Town gift cards, Crooked Mile magnets, Humpty Dumpty plushes, and more!

Visit the Gift Shop

 

Give a Gift to the Future of Fairytale Town

Over sixty years ago, our community came together to bring Fairytale Town to life! And they did it with donations both large and small. As one billboard put it, “Your dimes and dollars are needed.”

Since opening day, more than 10 million children and adults have streamed into Fairytale Town, where they have made countless memories, made connections with children’s literature, and learned through play.

Once again, we are asking for the support of our community to begin a new chapter: Creating an expanded Fairytale Town with new amenities and features! While we’ve served four generations well, Fairytale Town needs enhancements to meet the needs of our community.

Donate Now

 


Fairytale Ale is Here!

PLEASE NOTE: Fairytale Ale Gift Packs must be picked up at New Helvetia. They will not be shipped to you. 

Fairytale Town has teamed up again with local brewery New Helvetia Brewing Company to create our very own signature brew, Fairytale Ale!

Purchase your $40 gift pack that includes: two Fairytale Town pint glasses, a Crooked Mile car decal, and some delicious snacks to enjoy with your magical beverage that’s brewed with passion fruit, orange, and guava! Along with this gift pack, you will receive a four-pack of Fairytale Ale donated by New Helvetia.

PLEASE NOTE: Fairytale Ale Gift Packs must be picked up at New Helvetia. They will not be shipped to you. 

New Helvetia Hours:

Monday & Tuesday – Closed

Wednesday & Thursday – 4PM – 9PM

Friday & Saturday – 12PM – 10PM

Sunday – 12PM – 8PM

New Helvetia Location: 1730 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818


We are so thankful to New Helvetia for kindly donating their time and resources to create this ale! All proceeds will go to Fairytale Town, which will help support the maintenance of our park, the care of our amazing animals, and our ability to offer fun and educational programming and events!


Behind the Scenes Animal Tours

Ever wondered where Maddie sleeps or how she takes a bath?  Have you dreamed of playing with our floppy eared bunnies or walking through the park with Eeyore? Then check this out! Go behind the scenes with our animal keepers and get up close and personal with our furry friends!

Barnyard Buddies Tour  – $150 per family (must be from the same household)

  • Get a behind the scenes tour of the animal enclosures, feeding, and upkeep 

Barnyard Walk & Play – $250 per family (must be from the same household)

  • Get a behind the scenes tour of the animal enclosures, feeding, and upkeep 
  • Walk Maddie or Eeyore around the park OR get up-close and play with the bunnies

Add-on to either experience – $50

  • Give Maddie a bath

To make a reservation for your behind the scenes tour please email: animalkeeper@fairytaletown.org 


Pandemic Safety at Fairytale Town

Wondering about pandemic safety at Fairytale Town? Here are a few things to put your mind at ease.

You’re outside!

The risk of COVID-19 transmission drops exponentially in the outdoors, especially when the interactions are in passing.

Cleaning your little one’s hands is easy.

Thanks to dozens of new hand cleanser dispensers throughout the park, kids and families can sanitize easily. A dispenser is within sight at virtually every spot in the park.

Touchless transactions.

Your money transactions can be completely touchless thanks to high-tech credit card scanners at the Box Office and café; and paid reservations can be made online.

Mask-up Monday Mornings.

If you and your family feel more comfortable in a masked environment, Fairytale Town has implemented Mask-Up Monday Mornings.

During the two-hour period, masks will be required for all guests 3 years and up. The policy will be enforced. Guests who cannot wear masks are welcome to visit at any other time slot during the week.

Masks will continue to be optional at all other times.


Big Day of Giving 2022

Support learning, growth, and play on Big Day 2022!

Did you know that more than 250,000 children and their families enjoy Fairytale Town each year?


That number includes children who visit for free like those with special needs or whose parents are active duty military. Fairytale Town also partners with dozens of local organizations who are helping children so they can experience the magic too.


Kids gain invaluable skills in imagination, creativity, and early literacy while playing in the park and today is the day you help make that happen!


As a stand alone non-profit, Fairytale Town depends on your generosity.


Please brighten the lives of children by donating to Fairytale Town today!


Your giving will impact the lives of countless children.


Thank you!

Want to help spread the word?

Help Fairytale Town by decorating your window, porch, or front yard trees to promote generosity on Big Day of Giving!

Use illustrations of hearts and theme your decorations to represent Fairytale Town!

Print out* the coloring pages to share your Fairytale Town themed color creation on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

DON’T FORGET TO TAG US WITH YOUR CREATION! @bigdayofgiving @fairytaletownsac @fairytaletown

AND use the hashtags: #bdog2022 #spreadgenerosity #fairytaletown

*To Print images below: Click on the link to the image you want. Right click image. Click “Save to Computer as…”. Save image to your computer and print!

The Little Engine That Could
The Three Little Pigs/Billy Goats Gruff
The Old Woman in the Shoe Slide
Sherwood Forest
The Pirate Ship
Owl’s Tree House
Mr.McGregor’s Garden
Mother Goose
Mary’s Little Lambs
King Arthur’s Castle
Urashima Taro Japanese Garden
Humpty Dumpty
Hickory Dickory Clock
The Gingerbread House
The Crooked Mile
Farmer Brown’s Barn
Cinderella’s Coach
The Cheese Stands Alone
Jack and the Beanstalk & The Giant’s Foot
Anansi’s Web

Fairytale Town Auction

Fairytale Town’s Online Auction starts March 18th and runs through March 27th 2022!

All proceeds will help offset our financial struggles due to the pandemic and support the wonderful offerings and programs at Fairytale Town, helping make magical experiences for thousands of children – from the Shoe Slide to the barnyard animals to the Pirate Ship, and of course The Crooked Mile!