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!
Plan Ahead & Reserve Your Spot For:
- November and Thanksgiving Day Camps.
- Holiday magic like at Garden of D’Lights, ice skating time slots, Glowfari, or Fairy Winterland.
- A parents’ night out at Axé or Aran’s Art Studio.
- Winter and Christmas Break Camps.
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!
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.
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.
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).
11/26 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.
Week of Monday, November 29