65+ Kid-Friendly Things to Do This Summer in the East Bay - 510 Families

65+ Kid-Friendly Things to Do This Summer in the East Bay

Never run out of family fun ideas for the summer with our epic bucket list! We have gathered together all our faves between Memorial Day through Labor Day. We hope you’ll find plenty of things to do in the East Bay — and beyond! — this summer.
your guide to summer fun sponsored by filoli and written by 510families. photo of many families enjoying summer nights

Thank you to Filoli for sponsoring our guide to summer activities in the East Bay and beyond. Super popular with kids and families, Filoli is open every Thursday until 8 pm for Summer Nights to enjoy the House and Garden in the golden hour! Visitors can enjoy music, food, and drinks while they soak up the extra hours of sunlight.

Summertime Events + Outings

This Summer, the Bay Area is rich with county fairs, outdoor theater shows, celebrations, gardens, and ripe fruit for the picking. Enjoy beaches, campfires, dinner outside, and a giant scoop of ice cream. See our kid-friendly calendar for lots more ideas >

Summertime Gloom and Bloom

toddler running in shallow lake water
Little kids love playing in the shallows of Lake Anza | Photo: Julie Herson

Hike outdoors, splash in the lakes, celebrate the sunshine with outings in the woods!

Summer Nights at Filoli

Our sponsor, Filoli, hosts many programs to accompany the blooms of roses and dahlias. In addition to Summer Nights, enjoy regular concerts and Pride celebrations. 

Shown above, Summer Nights on the Bowling Green, Ribbons of Remembrance draped on the London Plane trees, and blooming fields of roses at Filoli.

What makes Filoli special?
This one-of-a-kind setting is just South of San Francisco with 16 acres of outdoor space and a one-mile Estate Trail with room to run, play, and enjoy each other.

Outdoor Dining & Treats

pretzel beer outdoors
Beer and a pretzel at the Rake at Admiral Maltings. | Photo: Beautiful Brown Adventures

Summertime outdoor eating is the best. Enjoy the later sunshine and let the bugs clean up while getting a pizza delivered to the playground or pay a visit to one of these places to eat with kids:

Thank you again to Filoli for sponsoring our guide to summer activities in the East Bay and beyond. 

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