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6 East Bay Parents’ Night Out (PNO) options

Parents Night Out events are fantastic excuses for a drop-off kid party hosted by a local venue in which children eat pizza, … {more}

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Weekend Planner (July 5 + 6)

  Cool off at El Cerrito's Splash Park - now open on Saturdays for the Summer! Learn to make fresh handheld fruit … {more}

Hikes for Tykes

Hikes for Tykes: Exploring the regional parks

This guest post was provided by our contributor, Peggy.  Does your kid enjoy being outdoors and exploring nature as … {more}

Foster Kitten from Oakland shelter

Would you like to foster kittens for a few weeks?

My family has hosted a long list of cats and kittens in our home, without committing to keeping any of them. My children love … {more}

Neighborhood favorite: Paisan

Paisan is a high-end pizzeria with the welcoming atmosphere of your favorite neighborhood joint. Pizza style? Italian with … {more}

Gymboree Lafayette

East Bay baby classes at Gymboree

In search of indoor activities for my baby, Henry, we went to check out two different Gymboree* classes. Henry and I had … {more}

Tilden's Little Farm

Berkeley’s Little Farm, free and fun for all ages

Tilden Park's Little Farm is fantastic and free. For the price of a head of lettuce or stalk of celery, you can get … {more}

P&G Everyday for anywhere anytime ideas

Inspiration for anywhere, anytime fun (sponsored)

I just learned about this new site from P&G and went digging around to see what's good about it. I was impressed to see … {more}

Head over Heels camp or PNO

Drop-in day camps for East Bay kids

When our summer vacation schedule doesn't require full weeks of day camp, it's nice to be able to use a day or two here and … {more}

Cazadero Overnight Music Camp

Overnight camps for Bay Area kids

Let's talk about that special kind of Summer Camp that really makes memories (like of your first slow dance or time shaving … {more}

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Weekend Planner (Jun 28 + Jun 29)

Put on your PJs to watch Ice Age at the Zoo. Sip hot chocolate and munch on popcorn while you enjoy the show. Roast … {more}

{510} Family Faves from creator of This is Oakland

{510} Family Faves from This is Oakland

We are excited to tell you that This is Oakland -- a gorgeous loveletter of a book to our East Bay metropolis -- is now … {more}

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10 places to go on the 4th of July

Here's what's happening around the East Bay on Friday, July 4, 2014: Lawrence Hall of Science - main exhibit area, animal … {more}

Westbrae Biergarten

Westbrae Biergarten for families?

Berkeley has a new beer garden worth a visit. If you frequent the Ohlone Greenway, chances are you've biked past the … {more}

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Reader tip: Oakland makers get 3D carving machine

This new technology, 3D carving machine, is going to be available for families to learn and use, for making their own … {more}

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As 510Families.com has grown in reach -- becoming a favorite of East Bay parents seeking ways to spend quality time with … {more}

Things to do with kids at the Alameda County Fair

When to go to the Alameda County Fair

The Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton is a traditional state fair format: carnival rides and games, award-winning quilts and … {more}

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Weekend Planner (Jun 21 + 22)

Now that school's out, don't fret about bedtimes and catch a double feature at the drive-in - How to Train Your Dragon 2 and … {more}

Galileo summer camp

Camp Galileo in 9 East Bay locations {Save $30}

This article is sponsored by Galileo Innovation Camps. This discount is valid through 7/7. For more camps, see our camp … {more}

New Studio Grow in Alameda

Studio Grow summer deal and new location, Alameda

Studio Grow, a wonderful indoor play space for toddlers and preschoolers, opens a new location Tuesday, June 17 at Alameda's … {more}


This is our guide for parents to have more fun with their kids in the East Bay. You’ll find free and cheap activities for babies and kids in Oakland, Berkeley and surrounding areas.

Discover what you can do this weekend, where you can play, and how to find everything an East Bay family needs. Help us build this community: submit tips and make comments. Find us on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you for visiting.

– Heather & Whitney, The Rookie Moms


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