East Bay summer camp listings

East Bay Summer Camp Guide (2014)

We've put together lists of camps in the East Bay, concentrated in Oakland and Berkeley. We wish you a summer filled with fun … {more}

{510} Family Faves: Michelle is a Hip Mama

{510} Family Faves with Hip Mama, Michelle Cruz Gonzales

I'm excited to bring you one more in our series project profiling contributors to Bay Area-based parenting magazines, Rad … {more}

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Weekend Planner (April 19 + 20)

Our regular events editor Anna had a baby this week, so the picks for your calendar will be made by me today! 5 … {more}

Treebones Resort south of Big Sur, yurt glamping

Treebones Resort, kid-free vacation inspiration

For my birthday last year, I enjoyed the luxury of a few kid-free days driving down the coast with my husband. With only … {more}

National Moms Nite Out

National Mom’s Nite Out is free, and you’re invited

Thursday, May 8 , 2014 is "National Mom's Nite Out", and local Mocha Moms chapter invites all 510Families.com readers (who … {more}

Berkeley's Adventure Playground

Profile: Adventure Playground

Adventure Playground is a relic of a bygone era when kids could run around playing stickball in the street and stay out 'til … {more}

Conservatory of Flowers - Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants go CHOMP! at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco

Thanks to The Conservatory of Flowers for their sponsorship of 510Families.com. The Conservatory of Flowers, one of the … {more}

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Weekend Planner (Apr 12 + 13)

Introduce your family to the wide world of Berkeley at Cal Day. Lots of good info here. The egg hunts are starting! Get … {more}

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Ticket Alert: Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy

A favorite book in my anti-princess household is Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, a picture-driven story about an active … {more}

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See you at Cal Day?

There really is something for everyone as UC Berkeley, AKA Cal, opens its doors to the families of the East Bay for Cal Day. … {more}

{510} Family Faves: Airial is a Hip Mama

{510} Family Faves with Hip Mama, Airial Clark

We’re going strong on a very cool project profiling different contributors to two Bay Area-based parenting magazines, Rad … {more}

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{Giveaway} Win a week of Go Girls camp

I'm so pleased to share this giveaway with you because my personal experience with Go Girls! has been so positive. The … {more}

The highs and lows of our family birthday party at Pump it Up

Our birthday party at Pump it Up

Need more birthday party ideas? Look no further than our Oakland Berkeley Birthday Party Guide! I've been a guest at Pump … {more}

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Weekend Planner (Apr 5 + 6)

  Build a birdbath at Home Depot's free do-it-yourself workshop - all ages welcome. Become a chemists at Lawrence … {more}

Berkeley library Branch Out celebration is April 2014

Berkeley libraries provide free events all April long

As media sponsors of this program, we are thrilled to share the details with 510families readers. The Berkeley Public … {more}

Things to do with Bay Area kids

12 things to do during a Spring Break staycation in the Bay Area

How many of these day trips and adventures for grade school-age children can you squeeze into one week? A very low-budget … {more}

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Community learn-to-swim week coming to YMCA

From March 31 to April 3, 2014 The Berkeley YMCA is offering beginning swim lessons to children age 3 to 6 and radically … {more}

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Call for submissions: A Three-Year Olds’ Guide to Everywhere Fun

Does your preschool-aged kid have strong opinions about popular family-friendly Bay Area destinations? If so, we want to … {more}

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{New Sponsor} The Need App — for everything you need

I always need something. What contractor do you trust with your kitchen? Where should we eat with the kids when we go … {more}

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Weekend Planner (Mar 29 + 30)

Participate in Tape Art Crafts at West Berkeley Library. The forecast calls for rain. Check out our long list of rainy day … {more}

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Easter Egg hunts and activities in the East Bay

There are so many fun places to hunt for Easter Eggs and try to spot the Easter Bunny that we only have a partial list. … {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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