How many times do I need to go to the zoo to break even? Is it a good deal if my kids are toddlers or babies? Let’s break it down.
Thanks to the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito for sponsoring our Bay Area Holiday Activity Guide for families. There are so many community events in celebration of the holiday season, we thought we’d make a list to help you narrow in on a few that sound best for your family. Rockridge In the Snow […]
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 Contra Costa Civic Theatre’s production of “The Secret Garden,” a musical based upon the 1910 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, opened Nov. 20 at CCCT’s intimate 197-seat performance space in El Cerrito. The show is best suited to audiences aged 12 and up, as it focuses upon themes of death and mourning in depth, and runs 2-1/2 […]
What’s your favorite place to get a Christmas tree?
Thanks to local blogger, Audrey Hall, for contributing this guide to things to do in the Elmwood district of Berkeley with kids. As a mom to two young kids, I have gained a HUGE appreciation for small shopping districts that can be conquered by foot and with kids in tow. While there are a number of really […]
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 […]
Our Chanukah Guide for East Bay kids is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the East Bay. Happy Chanukah from Sprout: Helping Jewish Families Grow Together! Sprout is the Jewish Federation of the East Bay’s education initiative. Chanukah is a time for family, friends, joy, and of course, light. We are sharing this list of events […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 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.