What’s your favorite place to get a Christmas tree?
Walnut Creek Ice Skating Rink is open for the season! Get your skate on at the Downtown Walnut Creek’s ice rink from November 11 through January 18. The rink is open daily, however the times/pricing changes daily. Here’s the rundown of what you need to know before you go: General Public Skating Hours: Monday through Thursday: Noon – 8 […]
Chill out at the East Bay’s annual seasonal ice rink at Alameda’s South Shore Center shopping plaza. Running November 6th through January 18th daily until 10pm, you and your kiddos will be able to skate and sip cocoa through the New Year. Little ones can loop the rink holding a “Bobby the Seal” for balance. Yay, no more tears. […]
Berkeley’s Totland is a small park, perfect for those who are more focused on play than relaxation. Located a tad northwest of University and MLK, the name is quite fitting as Totland’s sweet spot is a pretty narrow age range — about 10 months to age 4. In fact, the park is so heavily frequented […]
Save 15% on advance sale mini maker faire tickets with code: 510FAM. On Sunday October 18, the East Bay Mini Maker Faire will be take over the Park Day School campus & Studio One Art Center with all kinds of building, putzing, crafting, swapping, and tinkering. So, what else is going on? Everything. There are more than 20 […]
Thanks to Bay Area Discovery Museum for sponsoring our Halloween Guide this year. The Goblin Jamboree they host is a fabulous addition to our round-up of things to do with kids on Halloween! Kids so pleased with their costumes they want to wear them more than once? Here is a round-up of Halloween activities and […]
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 […]
Come Play in the Streets at the 3rd Annual Love Our Lake Day, Sunday, September 20 from 11am to 4pm! Hey there East Bay, we are all invited to play in the streets surrounding beautiful Lake Merritt. The free event offers two car-free miles of human powered fun! Walk, bike, skate, dance, stroll, play and […]
Save 15% on advance sale mini maker faire tickets with code: 510FAM. I’m super excited to tell you about our fantastic prize package this year. Not only can you win a family pack (2 adults & 3 children) of tickets to the East Bay Mini Maker Faire coming to Oakland next month. But we also have some super special […]
Tinkergarten is a new series of little kids’ classes set in the outdoors. These classes offer children the chance to learn problem-solving, tenacity, and more through thoughtfully-designed, guided play. At Tinkergarten, independent exploration, risk taking, and getting dirty are encouraged. Outdoor classes and activities for kids that are fun, simple, and designed for learning. My […]
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 […]
Put the FOOD back into FAST at this intersection of healthy eating and street food.
300,000 people will party in the street this Sunday on Solano Avenue. (Bring your walkie talkies!)