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Tilden Park carousel

Reopening April 17: Tilden Park’s Merry-Go-Round

The merry-go-round in Tilden Regional Park is an antique carousel with hand-carved and painted wooden carousel animals to ride.

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Family Fun in the East Bay

Sunsets and snacks on the pier

Not Your Basic Toddler Bike Path: Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline in Oakland

The shoreline right near the Oakland Bay Bridge has been outfitted with a new path, parking lot, plenty of bathrooms, and an observation pier.

Owner Kelinda Shintell Gastinell-Crenshaw, founder of the Kids Play Zone. | Photo: Julia Gidwani

COVID-19 East Bay Reopenings for Kids: What to Do & Where to Go

Where to get up-to-date information about all the great places re-opening, including museums, classes, and theaters.

Visiting iconic murals in San Francisco's Umbrella Alley. | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Visit Umbrella Alley and Add a Touch of Kid-friendly Whimsy to an SF Adventure

Give your kids a camera and get up close with one of San Francisco’s latest Instagram-worthy art experience destinations.

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Heirloom Acres Farm Llama

Vacation Inspiration: Gold Country & Farm Stay within 2 Hours of the East Bay

My 4 kids loved this road trip getaway with farm animals, fresh air, and gold panning all within two hours of the East Bay.

BACT summer camp

Music and Theater Day Camps for East Bay Kids

This roundup of artistic camps includes a range of summer camp creative pursuits from instruments, vocals, and dramatic fun.

Disneyland Diamond Celebration: Mickey and Minnie

On Sale Apr 15: Disneyland Reopening April 30 to California Residents

For families interested in visiting Disneyland, the news is good. Here’s a timeline of important dates for reopening.

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Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve's Labyrinth | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Impress Your Kids: Hike into a Real Volcano & Labyrinth in Oakland 

Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve’s Special Labyrinth can be hiked to with school-aged kids in less than two hours, round trip.

Tilden Park carousel

Reopening April 17: Tilden Park’s Merry-Go-Round

The merry-go-round in Tilden Regional Park is an antique carousel with hand-carved and painted wooden carousel animals to ride.

Adventure playground

Reopening Weekends on April 10: Adventure Playground Berkeley

Adventure Playground Berkeley lets kids imagine, build, and decorate their own play structures with saws, hammers, nails, and paint.

creek explorations at Alvarado Park

5 East Bay Creeks to Stomp In

Oakland father and first grade teacher shares his favorite creeks for splashing, snacking, and throwing stones with his four-year old child.

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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