Birthday Party Idea for Big Kids: Bot Bash


Getting too big for Pump it Up? Berkeley mom Katie told us about her son’s Bot Bash birthday party and we loved the idea. Bot Bashes are for kids seven years and older and party packages range from $300 (16 guests) to $1000 (unlimited guests and a live DJ). You get a robot technician who […]

Easter Egg hunts and activities in the East Bay

egg coloring april 2011

Thanks to Brushstrokes Studio in Berkeley for sponsoring this list of  Easter Egg Hunts and Easter activities for East Bay kids this year. Put some ART into your EASTER.  Paint eggs, bunnies, deviled egg platters, flower pots and more seasonal items you will enjoy for years to come at Brushstrokes Studio. Other Easter activities for East Bay families: Saturday March 28 […]

Bay Area staycation guide: 12 things to do during spring break

Things to do with Bay Area kids

Sticking around for spring break this year? How many of these day trips and adventures for grade school-age children can you squeeze into one week of your Bay Area staycation? A very low-budget shopping trip to spend one’s “own money” at the East Bay Depot for Creative Re-use. Tip: Used 3-ring binders and empty photo […]

A zip-line tour of the East Bay

Zipline at East Bay Playground

Rancho San Ramon Park I have high hopes that by posting this, I will discover more ziplines because you all will share your secret zipline gems with me. Do you know more playgrounds that feature them? 1. Adventure Playground in Berkeley. Located near the Berkeley Marina, in the midst of a city-run playground that offers […]