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 […]

Crab Cove in Alameda for little explorers

The view from Crab Cove Alameda

I was a lucky chaperone on a field trip to Alameda’s Crab Cove with a class of curious kindergartners.  I learned about marine mammals (native critters), estuaries (fresh water + ocean water), and how often snacks and hugs are required to keep our energy up (lots!). What’s so special about Crab Cove? The Crab Cove […]

15 places to go on the 4th of July

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Thanks to Sarah’s Science camp for sponsoring our Fourth of July Guide for East Bay families. Sarah’s Science has locations in Oakland and Berkeley and invites your child to come have a BLAST! Campers make and take home a fun science project each day, from robots to rockets, catapults to ladybug gardens. Independence Day is a Saturday […]

Cheap summer movies in Alameda

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For $10 per person, you can go to every movie in the Kids Movie Series this summer hosted by The Alameda Theatre & Cineplex on Central Ave in Alameda. That’s about a dollar per movie, when you buy the movie “sheets” of tickets online. Showings are 10 am on both Tuesday and Wednesdays, and the […]

Free music series in Alameda: Summer Beats

Alameda summer concert series

Alameda is hosting a summer concert series and everyone’s invited. Summer Beats is a series of free live outdoor concerts, presented by Alameda’s South Shore Centre, in our very own East Bay beach town!  Bands will be playing from 5-7 pm on select Saturday nights. Bring your family and enjoy local wine, gorgeous sunsets, free beach balls, a professional face painter, […]

99 Days of Summer for Bay Area Kids {2015}

99days of summer in the Bay Area by 510 Families

Never run out of family fun ideas with our 99 destinations for summer fun! We have selected one outing for each day between Memorial Day through the end of August. Whether you like to add them to your calendar right now (go on, we fact-checked*), bookmark this page for inspiration, or print it out and stick it on your […]

A Rookie’s Guide to Kids Baseball in the East Bay

Little League and Baseball Resources for East Bay Kids

If you’re thinking you’d like to give your child the opportunity to play baseball, but don’t know how to get started, keep reading. We’ll walk you through the things East Bay parents need to know, step by step. (See what I did there?) Play ball Learning to throw and catch requires practice. The first step […]

28 things to do with (and without!) East Bay kids in February

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Welcome to the shortest month, which is short on school days, too. (Note that Presidents Weekend is observed from Friday, February 13 to Monday, February 16, and many schools have President’s Week!) Here are 28 activities to pencil into your calendar, one for each day of the month: F E B R U A R […]

10 East Bay Parents’ Night Out (PNO) options

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Parents Night Out events are fantastic excuses for a drop-off kid party hosted by a local venue in which children eat pizza, have dessert (gasp!), watch movies, and play with other kids of a similar age until way past their bedtimes. The formula varies depending on which organization is playing host. In some cases, your […]