A Parent’s Guide to 5 Bay Area Waterparks

Waterworld in Concord - Bay Area Day Trip

Whitney and I have been doing the hard work of visiting the Bay Area’s amazing collection of water parks in the hopes that we could form very strong opinions and break down all the options for you, and I think we’re finally there! Prewett Water Park Description: Water activities for every age from baby on […]

TerraTech: Kids fitness classes and indoor play space in Alameda

TerraTech: Kids Fitness Classes in the East Bay

The classes at TerraTech Fitness go beyond your typical indoor circle-time to expose children to life-long wellness skills. Yes, there is time for parachutes and jumping, and your child will be offered a stamp at the end of class, but the monthly themes, which include a physical focus, a wellness focus, and an emotional element are […]

Where do you swim in the East Bay?

Canyon Swim School offers serious lessons

  Since we’ve started this website, some of our favorite pools, lakes, lagoons, and beaches have closed, but luckily, new options have opened too. Here are ten pools to get wet in the East Bay. Where do you swim? Favorite Outdoor Pools (open seasonally) El Cerrito Pool – A shallow area with an active fountain makes […]

Twins by the Bay: A support resource for twin parents

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Twins by the Bay is a support group and network for new and expectant parents of multiples. Members attend meetings where they will meet other multiple parents, be invited to hear guest speakers (sleep experts!), and access a huge wealth of loaner equipment for travel and home, including preemie-sized clothing. The club is run by […]

Parent, Baby, and Toddler Classes at Then Comes Baby in Oakland

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Then Comes Baby, the resource and lounge for new parents in Oakland, is home base for a bunch of classes that are starting up soon. We thought we’d share some highlights. New parent classes First Connections: Moms Circle begins May 27 for a 6-week session meeting Wednesdays at 10:30 am New Beginnings: Second Time Moms Group […]

Baby’s Day Out with Scholarshare (photos)

Brushstrokes Baby's Day Out sponsored by Scholarshare + 510families

Last week we hosted a Baby’s Day Out at Brushstrokes Studio in Berkeley, and it was picture perfect. We enjoyed a gorgeous morning — with with infants in tow — by sipping coffee and painting tiny toes onto pottery. I think the littlest attendee was six weeks old. Sarah Sloboda, San Francisco photographer, took pictures […]

Parents’ Guide to Oakland’s Jack London Square

Family movies at Jack London Square: waterfront flicks

Oakland’s Warehouse District has officially transformed into a beautiful sophisticated bustling waterfront with great restaurants, wineries and coffee roasters. Move over San Francisco Embarcadero! Jack London Square (AKA JLS) has become a great place to bring the kids any day of the week for fun and sight-seeing. Where to play for play dates and date nights Jack […]

Classes for Preschoolers, Toddlers & Babies in the East Bay

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We’ve compiled a list of East Bay parent and tot classes throughout Oakland, Berkeley and the greater {510} area for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Pick a category or browse our whole list. If your favorite class for kids age 0-5 is missing, share it in the comments.  Music| Dance & Yoga | Play & Learn | Art | Science | Team Sports | […]

Baby’s Day Out at Brushstrokes for pre-crawlers

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We are pleased to announce another fabulous event for 510Families.com readers! We have partnered with some local baby-loving companies to bring East Bay parents (and their babies!) a fun morning outing from 9 am to 11 am on Thursday, April 23. Please join us at Brushstrokes Studio in Berkeley to make a footprint memento and […]

Portrait Parties with Candace Smith Photography

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Oakland-based family photographer Candace Smith offers a unique package for capturing kids on film. Wait, do we still call it film? Families can host a portrait party with friends or cousins or whomever else wants their professional photos done at the same time. The focus is on connection and fun, allowing space for the kids […]

Where to Grab (Hip) Coffee with Kids in the East Bay

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I have this thing for hipster coffee shops. Something about the white subway tile, the Tolix chairs, the perfectly displayed vegan donuts. I just can’t stay away. I’m all like “Take my four dollars for your perfectly crafted almond latte with your beautiful foam art.” Just take it. Needless to say, we’ve frequented a lot of […]