Coming to Oakland’s Paramount Theatre on Sunday January 3, Disney Live! presents two performances of Three Classic Fairy Tales. Tickets are on sale now. You can also see additional performances in San Jose on January 1 or 2. In this live action performance, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy discover a magical storybook hidden in Mickey’s attic. […]
The Force Awakens at the Disneyland! Do you already have Disneyland plans this holiday season? Star Wars fans might need to make some. New this November, you’ll be able to experience Season of the Force, a new event to celebrate the intergalactic Star Wars film and television series. Among the features: Star Wars Launch Bay, […]
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Call it childcare or call it camp: sometimes we need to give kids a fun place to go during school vacation days. Here are some options, along with pricing for a la carte days for those in need of Berkeley & Oakland winter break camps. [Still looking for Thanksgiving camps? We got those, too] Cooking Round […]
Pinkies out, everybody! In case you’ve never taken your little girl — or boy — to tea, this holiday season offers a perfect opportunity. One of the best times to take kids for a high tea experience is during the holidays, when everybody’s feeling festive. You just might start a yearly tradition. Here are some […]
Thanks to the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco for sponsoring today’s post. The Garden Railway: 1915 Pan–Pacific exhibit will be on view November 12, 2015 through April 10, 2016. All aboard! Train enthusiasts will be happy take a trip back in time as the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park presents Garden Railway: […]
A stone’s throw from Costco in Richmond is Bridges Rock Gym, a fitness and climbing spot for kids and adults. Birthday parties at Bridges are simple for families to host and completely engaging for kids. Climbing is great fun for any gender. Kids parties last two hours and include instruction, time for climbing, and a […]
Putting on a pair of not-sneakers and attending a ballet is an annual tradition for many families. If you’ve got kids who are ready for a large-scale theater experience for the holidays, here are some local performances to choose from. Alameda Civic Ballet’s The Nutcracker: A Holiday Family Favorite on Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, […]
Walnut Creek Ice Skating Rink is open for the season! Get your skate on at the Downtown Walnut Creek’s ice rink from November 11 through January 18. The rink is open daily, however the times/pricing changes daily. Here’s the rundown of what you need to know before you go: General Public Skating Hours: Monday through Thursday: Noon – 8 […]
With so many vacation days on the horizon, we wanted put together a list of destinations for our fellow families with grade school children to explore the Bay Area during holidays and other random school’s out days. Enjoy! Thanks to Sarah’s Science for sponsoring this post (and providing the photos). All of the content was […]
The cool thing about an indoor ice rink (see what I did there?) is that you can enjoy it year-round. An invitation to a birthday party at Oakland Ice Center reminded me that ice skating is a fun family activity, especially if you go frequently enough to stop being terrible at it. Side note: My […]
Add another cool idea to the list of mobile birthday party trucks bringing the party to you: Stuffed Bear Party brings all the equipment, materials, and know-how for your party guests to create their own stuffed animal. How it works The staff at Stuffed Bear Party bring a miniature stuffed animal factory to your chosen location including display racks […]
I received this tip from a local dentist, Total Health Dental Care, that turns Halloween candy into money. This program can line your kid’s pockets or kickstart a PTA-fundraising drive with a little (ok, a LOT of) coordination. Those of you with kids know that this time of year brings a ton of unwanted candy […]
I grew up where it was always time to make the donuts, but all the deep-fried action was in a back room. Every time I visit a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts facility with the miniature donut factory, I get excited. Last winter, we stopped at the Fremont Krispy Kreme on our way to the Niles Canyon Train of […]
Even if you don’t currently reside with a pint-sized train enthusiast, you will want to check out this wonderful holiday adventure right here in the East Bay.