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Save on Bay Area Play Spaces in August

For the month of August 2022, play at all five of these local play places for $50 per child. Mix it up for them and for YOU.

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46 Best Activities for Teens in the East Bay & Beyond

What to do with East Bay teens? Our teenagers’ Bay Area favorites include museum deals, hiking, beach day, little farm, & fire pits at ocean beach.

Go to a Cal football game & 98 things to do this summer

Tips for Taking Kids to Cal Football Games

Here are some tips to help kids enjoy Cal football games and surrounding festivities, so you can make it through the whole game whine-free


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Park Report: San Leandro Marina Park

With two playgrounds and a waterfront location in San Leandro, this park invites tons of family fun.

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Top 3 Family-Friendly Bike Rides in Alameda

Biking is the best way to experience the city of Alameda with your kids. Cross the island on a bike via safe protected bike routes. Here are our faves.

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Coming Soon: Scottish Games in Pleasanton

Labor Day Weekend at the Alameda County Fairgrounds come for feats of strength, colorful highland dances, whisky tasting, and lots of kilts.


Support Black-Owned Restaurants and Caterers in the East Bay

Eating at local Black-owned restaurants is a win-win-win. Here’s a family-friendly list of some East Bay eateries doing dine in and carry-out.


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Watch Planes Soar at Buchanan Field Playground in Concord

Plane-loving kiddos will love spotting airplanes and jets at Buchanan Field Playground and Observation Area. Plus, it’s free!

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Tilden Park Steam Trains are a Cheap Thrill

The Tilden Park steam trains in the Berkeley hills are 7 days a week through Labor Day. Wonderful fun for toddlers. Plan your visit.


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EARTHseed Farm U-Pick Apples & Furry Pigs in Sebastopol

Earthseed Farm is a cute organic farm just past the quaint town of Graton. My family spent a lovely morning there picking apples and more!

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Apple Picking with Children Near the Bay Area

Apple-picking season is upon us. Here are a few U-pick options and Bay Area apple orchards worth a visit with your family. Always, call first!


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Apple-A-Day Ratzlaff Ranch U-Pick Apples

Apple picking time is here! So don your flannels and boots and pack up the kiddos for a good old-fashioned day of apple picking in the North Bay.

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.

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