31 Things to Do With East Bay Kids in October - 510 Families

31 Things to Do With East Bay Kids in October

We appreciate Shoott for sponsoring our October list of great activities for families. Shoott is an AAPI female-led startup team. Their photographers offer insta-worthy East Bay photography sessions in Alameda, Berkeley, Concord, Danville, Dublin, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland, Piedmont, and San Leandro, and lots more around the Bay Area! Use the code 510FAMILIES to save 10% off orders of 5+ photos.


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child in dinosaur costume stomping in leaves
When you never want to take your costume off, October has all the best events | Photo: Shoott

Weekend beginning Friday, October 1

10/1 Visit Mia’s Dream Come True all-abilities playground in Hayward.
10/2 Are you feeling the Oakland Roots game or the Malibu Barbie truck?
10/3 Schedule a day on a farm with hay mazes and pumpkins on the vine.

tractor and pumpkin patch
The tractor was the ultimate highlight for my 2-year-old | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Week beginning Monday, October 4

10/4 Push cars, slide, and swing at Becky Temko Tot Park.
10/5  Take a night off from preparing dinner at one of these kid-friendly restaurants.
10/6 Jump out your wiggles at Pump It Up.
10/7 Roller skate at a rockin’ rollin’ free outdoor party.
10/8 Watch the free parade of ships in SF & surprise your taste bud at Foodieland Night Market.
10/9 Look to the skies for Fleet Week air performances all around the Bay Area.
10/10 Lace up your shoes and put on comfy pants for the last West Point Inn pancake hike of the season.

child in Beauty costume Halloween
Hmmm, where can we wear this Beauty costume today? | Photo: Shoott

Week beginning Monday, October 11

10/11 Indigenous People’s Day is a great day to get outside with kids.
10/12 Meet and greet, and feed lettuce and celery to farm animals.
10/13 Take your little one to Pumpkin Days at CuriOddysey. Website.
10/14 The Lake Merritt Autumn Lights Festival starts today for 3 evenings.
10/15 Splash! El Cerrito is hosting a floating pumpkin patch. Jump in.
10/16 Hocus Pocus is screening up on the roof in Walnut Creek.
10/17 Run around and eat outside on Telegraph Ave. in Temescal.

family photo in the fall
Schedule a family photo shoot in the autumn foliage | Photo: Shoott

Week beginning Monday, October 18

10/18 Take a trip to colorful Heather Farm Park.
10/19 Discover a new place to hop on your scooter and just roll.
10/20 Pop over to the Hopkins Street Playground to see if it is open. C’mon already.
10/21 Visit the Oakland Zoo for a special day with a vaccine pop-up clinic & prizes.
10/22 It’s opening day at the Alameda County Fair! Have a funnel cake for me.
10/23 Have a family date night at a restaurant with a patio.
10/24 Sporty kids will enjoy the family-friendly zombie run & trunk-or-treat.

boys with gingerbread house
Trader Joe’s Haunted House – nailed it! | Photo: Anna Azimi | Here’s one like it.

Week beginning Monday, October 25

10/25 Begin the 5-day Halloween treasure hunt in Piedmont.
10/26 It’s not too late to pick out a pumpkin at a Bay Area pumpkin patch.
10/27 Visit the Goblin Jamboree at Bay Area Discovery Museum.
10/28 Play indoors at Swings and Wings.
10/29 Grab lunch at Public Market and hang out with the Big Whale.
10/30. Take a kid-friendly bike ride to a corn maze.
10/31 Dress up in costume and find tot-safe Halloween fun. See you on Fourth Street.

baby in devil costume sitting among leaves
Capture the first Halloween costume | Photo: Shoott

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Whether you want to capture some fall family fun, or whether you’re in the market for maternity shots, engagement pics, any milestones, or just to have a fun time with your boo or your pup, sessions are quick and easy to book – just choose a time and location that works for you! Shoott sessions are also great for personal branding, stocking up on quality snaps for social media, or if you’d like to refresh that LinkedIn shot.

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