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Classes for Preschoolers, Toddlers & Babies in the East Bay

  We've compiled a list of East Bay parent and tot classes throughout the Oakland and Berkeley area for babies, toddlers, … {more}

Elinor Friend Playground at the SF Zoo is amazing

The San Francisco Zoo is full of surprises

Tucked away by Ocean Beach, it took nearly an hour to get to the San Francisco Zoo from my house so it felt more like a … {more}

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Indoor fun in the East Bay: 8 things to do on rainy days

  Wow, can the time pass slowly inside the house on a rainy day! Here are 10 things for East Bay parents to … {more}

From Kid2Kid toy exchange in South Berkeley

Kid to kid toy exchange, what a great idea!

We're happy to introduce you to From Kid 2 Kid, a toy swapping service and part-time play space in the Lorin District of … {more}

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Weekend Planner (Nov 22 + 23)

Visit West Berkeley Library for a Saturday Storytime. (Or chase your toddler around the library while the other well behaved … {more}

{510} Families Baby's Day Out at Brushstrokes

{510} Baby’s Day Out at Brushstrokes with TotSpot

We are pleased to announce another fabulous event for 510Families.com readers! We have partnered with some local … {more}

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Reader tip: Spring baseball sign-ups right now

North Oakland/ South Oakland Little League (AKA NOLL/SOLL, which includes Berkeley south of Virginia) registration is now … {more}

Nana's Sewing birthday parties at your house

Birthday party entertainment: Nana’s Sewing Parties

This post was sponsored. Nana's Sewing was started by Jackie and Mallory, two best friends who love crafting, sewing, and … {more}

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Sports Basement Berkeley: What’s in it for you?

This weekend, the {510} Families families had a great time saying hello to readers at Berkeley's new Sports Basement store … {more}

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East Bay Kids Birthday Party Guide

Are you planning a child's party? Let us help. Click on a category below to browse listings. Indoor birthday party … {more}

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{510} Family Faves: Mary McQueen, Oakland mom of three

Mary McQueen is a fitness guru among moms in Oakland. Formerly overweight herself, she now teaches Baby Boot Camp; runs a … {more}

Stateside Bakery brought to you by Cupkates

Stateside Bakery for treats you’ll both love

I grew up on Hostess Twinkies and Pop Tarts; it even says so on our About page. But now, I'm a Berkeley mama and my children … {more}

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Weekend Planner (Nov 15 + 16)

Perfect your pie decorating skills before the big day - Williams-Sonoma's Junior Chef Class will help you do just … {more}

50 things to do in the Bay Area with kids when school is closed

50 things to do with Bay Area kids when school is closed

With so many vacation days on the horizon, we wanted put together a list of destinations for our fellow families with grade … {more}

Farm Burger Berkeley

New kid on the block: Farm Burger Berkeley

Farm Burger on Gilman is serving up grass-fed beef and tasty side dishes with a kids' play zone all for a decent price. We … {more}

Alameda's The Nutcracker

Ticket Alerts: Nutcracker, Velveteen Rabbit, and other holiday performances

Putting on a pair of not-sneakers and attending a ballet is an annual tradition for many families. If you've got kids who … {more}

Little Ice Rink Alameda

Little Ice Rink in Alameda

Chill out at the third annual seasonal ice rink at Alameda's South Shore Center shopping plaza. Running November 8 through … {more}

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East Bay toy company launches StoryWalls for STEM play (Giveaway)

Oakland mom and award-winning toy designer Laurie Peterson has launched her own toy company which aims to bring early … {more}

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Weekend Planner (Nov 8 + 9)

The first annual Pizzafest is this Saturday. All you can eat gourmet pizza for 5 bucks? (Pyramid beer for purchase too!) Sign … {more}

Sky High Concord Trampoline Park

Worth the drive: Sky High in Concord

I took my kids, 7 and 9, to check out Sky High Sports, a trampoline park in Concord, and was surprised to see other 510 … {more}

Science and art fest for preschoolers

Preschool Frolic at Aurora School looks like fun!

Coming soon, Aurora School, will open its doors to young children for a frolicking good time. East Bay preschoolers and their … {more}


This is our guide for parents to have more fun with their kids in the East Bay. You’ll find free and cheap activities for babies and kids in Oakland, Berkeley and surrounding areas.

Discover what you can do this weekend, where you can play, and how to find everything an East Bay family needs. Help us build this community: submit tips and make comments. Find us on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for visiting.

– Heather & Whitney, The Rookie Moms


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