30 Things to Do With East Bay Kids in November - 510 Families
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30 Things to Do With East Bay Kids in November

What starts off with a candy hangover and ends up on Santa’s lap? Yes, November is here and it is bursting with family fun! Day by day…hooray, it is November!

Cool things to do with your family all November long from 510families

Plan Ahead & Reserve Your Spot For:

Week of Monday, November 1

11/1 Feliz Día de los Muertos. Sell your kids’ Halloween candy for $1/pound.
11/2 Join a librarian-led storytime at Grove Street Park.
11/3 Go on a nature walk with your littles.
11/4 Happy Diwali, East Bay!
11/5 Stop by First Fridays in Oakland and look for the art-making stations.
11/6 The Luna Mexicana matinee show is a special Dia de Los Muertos tradition.
11/7 Put your kids to work on the farm or skate at Akoma Outdoor Market. Or both!

Note: Set your clocks back one hour on Sunday night!

An oldie but goody tire swing at Aquatic Park Playground in Berkeley | Photo: Julie Herson

Week of Monday, November 8

11/8 Visit the Japanese Tea Garden for a free hour; the fall colors should be amazing.
11/9 Keep your toddler entertained with all kinds of toys at Opal Staniek Tot Park.
11/10 Relax at storytime on the lawn in North Berkeley.
11/11 Wander through the enchanted nighttime scene at Garden of D’Lights (thru Dec. 23).
11/12 Chabot Space & Science Center reopens after so long — hooray!
11/13 Have a blast watching the Bubble Lady perform.
11/14 Choo choo. Your train buff will like the model trains in Richmond.


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Riding the steam train through the Redwood at the Tilden Regional Park | Photo: Kat Choi

Week of Monday, November 15

11/15. Meet friendly furry friends at this hidden gem playground.
11/16 Hop, stomp, or even slither like a snake at Wee Play.
11/17 Lawrence Hall of Science is open with new exhibits.
11/18 Take your baby to a movie with others in the same boat at Baby Brigade.
11/19 Glide around the Kristi Yamaguchi Ice Skating Rink (now thru Jan 2)
11/20 Learn how to churn butter as they did in the olden days.
11/21 Grab a fresh snack from the farmers market and play at Live Oak Park.

Dartmouth Totlot
Albany’s Dartmouth Totlot is small, fenced-in, and teeming with activity | Photo: Kat Choi

Week of Monday, November 22

11/22 Meet your friends and cousins at one of these great playdates for mixed ages.
11/23 Try one of 50 ideas for no school day.
11/24 See gigantic paper lanterns and more at Oakland Zoo Glowfari (now thru Jan. 30).
11/25 Happy Thanksgiving! The interactive Van Gogh exhibit is open (thru January).
Take your kid on a mini road trip to Fremont and enjoy the Niles Festival of Lights Parade.
11/27 Decorate cookies or enjoy watching a fish feeding at Crab Cove with your little one.
11/28 Happy Hanukkah! See a giant menorah made from LEGO light up.

Niles Festival of Lights Parade: VW Bug
Niles Festival of Lights Parade: VW Bug | Photo: Jim Sakane

Week of Monday, November 29

11/29 You’ll never find all the gnomes in Oakland, but it is fun to try.
11/30 Daredevil babies can slide on this giant concrete slide.



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