Thanks to UrbanSitter for sponsoring 510families and helping us ease the burden of finding awesome caregivers. Whether it is bridging the unfortunate gap between a late-start school and your early-start workday or the periodic meetings and functions of a new school year, UrbanSitter has got you covered. Lately, I have been loving the last minute functions to […]
I am so thrilled to have this guest report by nine-year old Sadie, who is a 4th grader at Washington Elementary in Berkeley because I, too, have been wondering how and where to get my roller derby fix. Yo Parents! Have you ever wondered if there was a place where you could just relax and […]
This Jewish High Holiday Guide for East Bay families is sponsored by the Jewish Federation and The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay. As Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot approach, we have gotten our hands on a rich number of events for family-friendly celebration and learning. Rosh Hashana activities for kids The High […]
While I’m hesitant to raise the bar for fun so high that my kids can no longer enjoy a grassy field or a rustic lake, I am DYING to go to Wake Island Watersports Park in the Sacramento area and play in their newly opened Aqua Park. I think this is a case of pictures […]
This helpful guest post is by Annie Burke, founder of Outside Kids. She not only shares her insider tips to Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, but she also keeps it totally real. Getting kids outside is not always easy but it is (almost!) always worth it. One afternoon during the school year I was determined to […]
A supremely entertaining party activity for kids 4 and up!
We are pleased to introduce a new sponsor today: The Asian Art Museum. The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has launched a super-family-friendly program to help kids get more out of the museum. Kids under 12 are always free at this museum, and there’s plenty for them to do. On Saturdays, there are Kids’ […]
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 […]
At the opposite end of the building from the swimming pool entrance, the brand new splash pad welcomes visitors to the El Cerrito swimming pool by providing a water-centric play area.
Our Kid Reporter today is Rafi who is going into 6th grade in Berkeley. Taqueria La Familia is a restaurant in South Berkeley. This family-run restaurant makes great food. They use good tortillas, cook their meat well, and use fresh vegetables. It is a good family restaurant. They are nice, and it has a mural […]
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 […]
Today’s guest reporter is Victoria, an 11-year old drummer who lives in Oakland and Pinole. Bay Area Girls Rock Camp is a fun place! It’s an all-girls space where we can go to learn to play instruments, create a band, make new friends, experience fun workshops, and perform at a showcase at the end of […]
Our guest reporter today is Fiona G. who will be in sixth grade at King Middle School this fall when school starts again. She is almost eleven. Zebra is a good place to go to get your ears pierced because they are really nice. I got my ears pierced there because my friends recommended it. […]
My husband and I were recently treated to a performance of the long-running (since 1974!) theater musical revue, Beach Blanket Babylon. Having seen a version of this ever-changing show fifteen years ago, I was thoroughly entertained. Alec was completely caught off-guard by the style, plot, songs, hats, and humor packed with current and old school pop […]
For my daughter’s eighth birthday, we took her and three of her friends, plus my 10-year old son, to Waterworld California, the largest waterpark in the Bay Area, which is in Concord, about 30 minutes east of Berkeley. We were wowed by the large-scale slides, including types I had never seen before. photo courtesy Waterworld […]