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Rolling Around Brooklyn Basin (Oakland) with Kids

Township Commons Park at Brooklyn Basin is a beautiful & expansive part of the Oakland waterfront with places to dine, fish, scooter, and more.

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Free Comic Book Day is August 14, 2021

Support your indie shops! Free comic book titles will be released to participating stores on August 14, 2021.

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Victory Point Cafe Birthday Parties

For East Bay Families, Victory Point Cafe a super fun board game cafe and an easy birthday party destination for the right kind of kiddo.

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Have some ice cream at iScream in Berkeley and 98 things to do this summer

Best Ice Cream in Oakland, Berkeley, and Beyond

Our go to treat is always ice cream. Our favorite places to order a scoop for walk up, carry out, and even home delivery.

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El Cerrito Splash Park: Summer Hours

At the opposite end of the building from the swimming pool entrance, the splash pad welcomes visitors to the El Cerrito swimming pool by providing a water play area.

Small World Park Entrance

Reopens July 23: Small World Park, Pittsburg

One entrance fee gives you access to mini carnival rides, a train that loops the park, a zipline, playground structures, and a crawdad fishing pond.

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How Indoor Play Spaces in the East Bay are Reopening for Families

For little ones who are in constant exploration mode, here is a guide to indoor play spaces reopening in the Bay Area.

Seeking relief from East Bay heat and enjoying perfect beach weather with clear skies at Chrissy Field Beach | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Best Bay Area Beaches You Can Visit Today

Bay Area beaches are perfect for a mini getaway or day trip. Here are 15 of our favorites within two hours of Oakland with tips for visiting with kids!

Golden Gate Miniature trains you can ride in Tilden Park

Now Open: Tilden Park’s Miniature Trains

Each Sunday between now and the end of September, the Golden Gate Live Steamers open their tracks to the public for rides.

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Cool Off at Castro Valley Park Splash Pad

During the summertime, a water feature at Castro Valley Community Park turns into a splash pad on Wednesdays & weekends.

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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– Heather & Whitney

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