Worth the drive: Heather Farm Park and Playground in Walnut Creek

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The unique feature of the Heather Farm playground in Walnut Creek is a set of artificial-turf covered mounds that children can slide down on sheets of cardboard. The park is a great destination for all ages. From a stroller-friendly walk around the pond to a well-placed bench for grandparents to sit, it has a lot […]

Angel Island, family-friendly hike and more

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This weekend adventure to Angel Island has a little something for everyone on your list – a boat ride (fun!), exercise, drinks, AND beautiful scenery. Sound good? Let’s go! Getting There We took the 10am Tiburon Ferry – tickets were $15/adult, $5/child. The boat ride is a short 12 minute trip to the island – not too long to get sea-sick, and […]

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 […]

Lunar New Year events are family-friendly and fun

Oakland Museum Lunar New Year Celebration is family-friendly

As the Year of the Sheep (or Ram) approaches, a handful of Lunar New Year celebrations are scheduled around the Bay Area. Here are some places to take your children to celebrate the cultures of many local families. The Incredible Peking Acrobats at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley –  January 24th and 25th This exciting kid-friendly […]