Week beginning Monday, April 30
5/1 Make something at Hands On! Berkeley; drop-in studio hours are from 9-3 (with a lunch break)
5/2 Take advantage of Free Admission at Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito. Not up for the drive? Cal's Botanical Gardens are also free today!
5/3 Have you tried a drop-in dance class at Shawl-Anderson yet (ages walking – 4)
5/4 Buy a pass to Rec Room and use it today! Save 30% on a 5-pack of admission.
5/5 Bounce around at the Bladium Kid Fest. They throw a great party!
5/6 OMCA offers free-ish admission (a suggested donation of $5), so it's a great day to visit the Hip Hop exhibit (additional special exhibition charge of $4). Children are always free.
Strumming | Photo: Anna Azimi
Week of Monday, May 7
5/7 Rock out at the Albany Library during Rockin' Kids Singalong
5/8 Check out the indoor play session at Bay Area Children's Theatre
5/9 Spend the afternoon exploring Rockridge and eating all the pastries
5/10 Make mud pies in Point Pinole
5/11 Get energized for the weekend with a good workout, with kids or without
5/12 Mother's Day craft cramming sessions are available at Art Buzz Kids, Mischief, and the Lakeshore store in Walnut Creek
5/13 Celebrate Mother's Day – here's your planner
Week of Monday May 14
5/14 Put your ankles to the test at a “Bucket Session” at Oakland Ice
5/15 Check out the cityscape at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
5/16 Pack a picnic and head for Piedmont Park
5/17 Read books at Mr. Mopps' – a bookstore just for kids
5/18 Build something in the maker space at Junior Center for Art & Science
5/19 Head to Fairyland for the Turn the Page children's book festival
5/20 Stand up and paddle at Mike's Paddle in Alameda (FREE)
Middle Harbor Shoreline Park | Photo: Anna Azimi
Week of Monday, May 21
5/21 Take a half-day trip to Sulphur Creek Nature Center (FREE!)
5/22 Ride the Outback Express at the Oakland Zoo
5/23 Eat pancakes for dinner, practically free too
5/24 Come one, come all to Downtown Oakland's Carnival
5/25 There are two sessions of Kindergym with Dawn for Under 3s today in Oakland
5/26 Bay Area Kid Fest starts today!
5/27 So many places to swim are open now. Try Contra Loma Lagoon.
Test-tasting macarons in North Berkeley | Photo: Anna Azimi
Week of Monday, May 28
5/28 Test your picking luck at a U-pick cherry farm
5/29Indoor swimming is open at Aquatech
5/30 Venture into Orinda, just one BART stop after Rockridge
5/31 Take a stroll in Elmwood, starting with a free storytime at Mrs. Dalloway's bookstore