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Family Fun in the East Bay

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Free Family-Friendly Thrill-O-Ween at Thrive City

Enjoy a FREE, family-friendly, outdoor Halloween experience in SF with treats, pumpkins, costumes, maze, & Addams Family on the big screen!


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Profile: Fremont’s Central Park

Fremont’s Central Park offers tons of space to run and play, picnic, boat, and exercise, there is a unique playground unlike any I’ve seen.

Trunk or Treat Halloween Carnival at El Cerrito

10 Trunk-or-Treat Events in the East Bay Plus 3 Bonus

Trunk or treat events where kiddos can dress up in their costumes and go tailgating for candy in a parking lot are back for 2021.

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Smith Family Farm: Pumpkin Harvest and U-Pick

Less than an hour from Oakland, Smith Family Farm offers a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and fall activities in a county fair-like experience.

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Reopening Oct. 30: The Lawrence Hall of Science

We are super excited that The Lawrence Hall of Science is fully reopening to the public on October 30. Here’s what we love there now.

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Boo at the Zoo: A Special Event at the Oakland Zoo

The Oakland Zoo is already celebrating Halloween. Join them on the weekends for Boo at the Zoo!


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Crab Cove Beach and Visitor Center in Alameda

Children will enjoy exploring Crab Cove beach in Alameda, but start with the visitor center to get more out of your trip!

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Joan’s Pumpkin Patch in Livermore is Old School & Scenic

Nestled in the hills, Joan’s Farm is a nostalgic, classic, kind of pumpkin patch experience. Even during its busiest moments Joan’s feels very relaxed.

Welcome to {510} Families

For parents looking for more fun with their kids in the East Bay, this is your online guide. 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. Thank you for visiting.

Discover our never-ending calendar of fun stuff to do with kids in the East Bay!
– Heather & Whitney

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Even as we are social-distancing, we're sending out kid-friendly activities to East Bay parents every Friday.
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