Where do you swim in the East Bay?

Canyon Swim School offers serious lessons

  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 […]

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 […]

Love Our Neighborhood Day (2015)

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Another terrific East Bay Open Streets event is coming to the {510}. North Oakland/Golden Gate and Southwest Berkeley will be rolling out the welcome mat for a big crowd on Saturday, May 30th from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The 2nd Annual Love Our Neighborhood Day is shaping up to be an amazing day in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Introducing LePort Schools {new sponsor}

LePort School - Now in Emeryville

Thanks to LePort Schools for sponsoring 510Families.com this week. When I saw a photo of the child-directed, hands-on enabling classroom on the LePort Montessori schools website, I fell in love. I attended a modernized one-room schoolhouse-type school for grades K-3 myself, so I have fond memories of working in small groups, using blocks for math, […]

It’s that time of year: Holiday light-peeping

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Whether you stay in the car and do a “drive-by” or get out to stroll, appreciating the hard work of those who put up holiday light displays is a fun winter tradition. Here are our picks for light-peeping this year. Alameda’s Christmas Tree Lane is a must-see for East Bay families. Get a preview here […]

Indoor fun in the East Bay: 8 things to do on rainy days

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Studio Grow Wow, can the time pass slowly inside the house on a rainy day! Here are 10 things for East Bay parents to consider for entertainment: Tinkering project. Consult a kids’ science or cooking book for ideas and then make a list of supplies. Try Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments or Bean Appetit […]

50 things to do with Bay Area kids when school is closed

50 things to do in the Bay Area with kids when school is closed

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. Enjoy! Thanks to San Francisco Zoo for sponsoring this post (and providing the above photo of their playground). All of the content was created […]