What’s your favorite place to get a Christmas tree?
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 […]
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.
Our web developer shrieked with surprise and delight when she went digging in our site analytics to reveal what terms readers are searching for on 510Families.com. Based on the time of year, we figured “pumpkin patches” would be number one. But, no. It is “wine”. Okay, East Bay parents. We hear you. You like wine. […]
Super Franks in Pleasanton worth a trip to 925 for families with kids age 1 to 4. It is a mega-monster-super indoor playspace with plenty of amenities for parents…
Thanks to Speer Family Farm for sponsoring this year’s pumpkin patch guide. Over the years, I have noticed that the range of Bay Area pumpkin patches are all over the map (as are the patches themselves). My preference is to get in, get out, and get a perfect pumpkin picture so I only head out […]
I was so happy to sit down with Annie Burke in a tea shop in Berkeley and talk about our sons, her love of the outdoors, and how terrific it is to give children unstructured time to play and explore. Annie lives in Berkeley with her husband and two kids, Alex (9) and Benny (6). What […]
One mile north of Forestville, CA sits a canoe put-in spot just steps from the Russian River, where Burke’s Canoe Trips will outfit your family with a canoe, paddles and life-jackets for the day. This all-day, unplugged adventure, requires two adults and children (5 and over) who can swim. Burke’s operates seven days a week […]
Hey fourth graders! See America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free. A new and very cool federal initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture FREE OF CHARGE! The Every Kid in a Park pass is […]
Looking for a place to get your hands on a bushel of apples? Well, ’tis the season. Always double-check with the farm in question before you pack up your hungry posse of children. Apples might grow on trees, but when they’re gone, they’re gone. Berkeley mom, Becky, shared the story of her children’s apple day […]
Peggy, who lives in El Cerrito, loves fun family adventures and exploring the Bay Area and beyond with her husband and son. We thank her for sharing her favorite family camping spot! Mount Madonna County Park’s serene and beautiful location in a redwood forest, close proximity to local towns, and lots of kid-friendly activities make it one […]
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 […]
Our guest writer is Karen, mom to one train-obsessed three-year old in San Francisco (among her many other talents). Do you have a small person in your house who can’t get enough of Thomas, Chuggington, and every other chugging choo choo out there? I do, and we recently spent a train-themed weekend in Santa Cruz. […]
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 […]
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 […]