Over the hill and through the tunnel to grandmother’s house Small Talk Family Cafe we go. Ok, not the same ring, and not grandmother’s house, BUT there are muffins. The Small Talk Family Cafe located in Downtown Walnut Creek is a full service coffee bar, cafe, and play space all in one. Grab a coffee (and sip it […]
Pinkies out, everybody! In case you’ve never taken your little girl — or boy — to tea, this holiday season offers a perfect opportunity. One of the best times to take kids for a high tea experience is during the holidays, when everybody’s feeling festive. You just might start a yearly tradition. Here are some […]
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.)
Imagine a spacious, clean, preschool in which your child can explore at her own pace for hours and you have the pleasure of watching her do it.
Thanks to Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science for sponsoring our guide to fun activities and destinations for younger kids! We wanted to focus on the amazing indoor spaces and places because the amazing weather can’t last forever. Right? Did you know kids can visit the Lawrence Hall of Science for free? Children under three are […]
Nestled in the 3000 block of Adeline Street in South Berkeley, you’ll find The Rec Room – an indoor family spot geared for the whole gang. From new mama meet-ups to homework help for your third-graders, they’ve got you covered (and then some). I visited last week for a Parent & Tot Yoga Class and […]
We are grateful to have The Asian Art Museum as a sponsor of 510Families.com. The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has lots of kid-friendly programming coming up. Family Fun Day is Sunday, October 18, and the galleries will be especially welcoming to children, inviting them to take a closer look at the art. Family […]
My kids and I have made the rounds to all the local trampoline parks, and it’s one of their favorite things to do. Although it’s an indoor activity, it’s a ton of exercise. I always find that it’s worth the drive to take them there. I thought I’d round them up in one post so […]
I thought I’d pull together a short list of things you might do if you find yourself without an outing for the day.
We are pleased to introduce a new sponsor today: The Asian Art Museum. The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has launched a super-family-friendly program to help kids get more out of the museum. Kids under 12 are always free at this museum, and there’s plenty for them to do. On Saturdays, there are Kids’ […]
Does your two- to seven-year old have boundless energy and the need to climb up, over, on, and through everything? If so, you ought to drive straight to Adventure Kinderland and take advantage of this new placespace before everyone else finds out about it! I visited last Saturday with my three- and eight-year old sons. […]
Plank, a bowling-alley-meets-gastropub-meets-entertainment-center in Jack London Square, is home to a state-of-the-art arcade with a hipster Oakland vibe. Reclaimed wood and modern fixtures, along with a woodfire pizza oven that’s visible from the waiting area make it inviting, while an outdoor bocce ball court set in the upscale marina that is now Jack London Square […]
The Silliman Activity and Family Aquatic Center is one large building including the Silliman Family Aquatic Center and a more basic gym called the Silliman Activity Center. I’m reporting on my family of five’s adventure to the aquatic center. Wow. No matter the weather, it is 72 degrees in Newark’s 32,000 square foot Indoor Silliman Water Park. […]
I am very happy to present this cheat sheet for Lindsay Wildlife Museum for preschoolers, as part of our continuing in our series: The three-year olds guide to everything fun in the Bay Area! Do you have an opinionated three-year old? If so, I’d love for you to add to the body of knowledge available to other parents. Just […]
I am a guest poster today on 510Families.com. This year I will be attending the Hillcrest School in the sixth grade. Subpar mini golf in Alameda is the only indoor mini-golf in the East Bay. It is just like your standard mini golf course except three main differences: first, it is much smaller; second, it is […]