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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
At first I thought it was only a myth. There are so few drive-through conveniences in the East Bay, that I couldn’t imagine a drive-through Starbucks could sneak into our fair area code. Then, I hunted for it only to come up short. Twice. (First I didn’t go far enough, then too far.)
El Cerrito mom Lily Jones is the creator of Curiosity Pack, a tool kit for preschool literacy activities at home. She blogs for Teaching Channel and several other sites for parents. Today she’s sharing her tips for fun things to do with kids in the East Bay. Tell us about your family. I have a […]
300,000 people will party in the street this Sunday on Solano Avenue. (Bring your walkie talkies!)
Mom of two, Cara enjoys making crafts, photography and simple scrapbooking. We asked Cara to tell us about El Cerrito and she sent us this list of tips for families. ~ Heather We live in the flats of El Cerrito not far from El Cerrito Plaza, and while we spend a lot of time in […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Kids Bowl Free program is nationwide, and our local independent bowling alley in Albany participates. Simply go to the website KidsBowlFree.com/albany to register your child. Every week, free bowling passes will arrive in email. From April 15 through August 31, your child can bowl twice per day, every day, all summer as long as he […]
Materials on hand will encourage children to explore colors, textures and a variety of media in a safe, fun and messy environment.
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 […]