Camp 510 Oakland

{Giveaway} One week of creative fun at Camp510

Camp 510 in Oakland sounds like a retreat I would enjoy going on myself, days spent creating objects and environments out of … {more}


Downtown Berkeley YMCA offers programs for kids with special needs

Navigating the world of swim lessons, summer camps and childcare can be even more daunting if your child is not like all the … {more}


Weekend Planner (Mar 22 + 23)

  Grab a cup of coffee and start crafting in Sticky Art's Reuse Lab. Fun for all ages. It's officially Spring! … {more}

Indoor Pool Party Oakland Sports Center

East Oakland Sports Center: Pool Party!

Not far from the Oakland Airport is a glossy new recreation center that is part of the city's network of public facilities, … {more}

Moms in Training program brought to you by LLS

Get fit. Meet Moms. Fight cancer.

We received a tip that Team in Training has spun off a new version of its athletic fundraising/exercise program specifically … {more}

Ice skating birthday party

Birthday Party Place: Oakland Ice Rink

The cool thing about an indoor ice rink (see what I did there?) is that you can enjoy it year-round. An invitation to a … {more}

Cognitive studies at Cal's Baby Lab

Little kids wanted for cool research at Cal

Years ago, I wrote about getting your baby a job as a scientist and I stand by that recommendation. I first learned about the … {more}


Weekend Planner (Mar 15 + 16)

  San Francisco is hosting the 163rd St. Patrick's Day Parade with over 100 colorful floats. Wear your green! And I … {more}

{510} Family Faves: Craig is a Rad Dad

{510} Family Faves with Rad Dad, Craig Elliott

We’re going strong on a very cool project profiling different contributors to the two Bay Area-based parenting magazines, Rad … {more}


8 camps for rising Kindergartners

While many preschools go through the summer, some do not, which may leave working parents in a bit of a bind, especially when … {more}

Tilden's Little Farm

Little Farm Update is “no update”

I had hoped to let you know that the Little Farm in Tilden Park was back in business but, unfortunately, due to construction … {more}


Reader reading tip: summer skills classes in Berkeley

California State University of the East Bay offers reading skills classes for children age 4 (entering K in the fall) through … {more}

TechKnowHow Camp

{Giveaway} One week of TechKnowHow camp at any Bay Area site

Here's something awesome: TechKnowHow® Summer Computer and LEGO® Camps are giving away a week of any regularly priced camp at … {more}


Weekend Planner (Mar 8 + 9)

Make stuff wilder, safer, faster, or colder at Lawrence Hall of Science's NOVA Making Stuff Event. Whether you speak … {more}

Farmigo- Fresh produce to you, fundraising for your community

Dinner on the table: Fresh food with a side of fundraising

Our friend and contributor, Becky, is a huge fan of Farmigo. And with good reason! Not only does she get fresh and tasty food … {more}

Jack and the Beanstalk - Oakland

Ticket Alert: Jack and The Beanstalk and The Goose and The Giant and the Really Truly-uly Rotten Day

A musical-style version of Jack and the Beanstalk, packed with silliness and magic, is coming to the JCC (Berkeley) on March … {more}

{510} Family Faves: Danny Goot is a Rad Dad

{510} Family Faves with Rad Dad, Danny Goot

We're in the middle of a fun project profiling different contributors to the two Bay Area-based parenting magazines, Rad … {more}


Messy Art Day for 2-6 year olds

Each year we are so grateful that our friend (and contributor) Wendy tips us off that Messy Art Day is coming soon. When we … {more}

Airstream at KOA campground

Renting an Airstream near Monterey — or Camping for Dummies

I hate to be cold, which means as much as I've tried, I don't truly love camping in Northern California. Or, let's be honest, … {more}


Weekend Planner (Mar 1 + 2)

  The German International School invites you to German Family Karneval - sausages, sauerkraut, sweets, and special … {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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