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Indoor Play Space: Red Panda in Castro Valley

As a mom of kids with a 3-year age gap, I felt I could watch both kids simultaneously without feeling stressed at Red Panda.
CA Great America Tricks and Treats at night

Sep 22-Oct 28: California’s Great America Tricks and Treats

Leaning into treats, candy, and seasonal decor more than jump scares and gore, families of young ones should have a blast.

Thrifting With Tweens & Teens on Telegraph Avenue

Berkeley thrifting can be a great way for tweens + teens to find clothes that fit their budget and style.
mom and 2 kids looking at the berkeley marina near cal sailing club

Cal Sailing Club Offers Free Boat Rides (Sometimes)

Did you know that Cal Sailing Club offers regular free rides to curious community members (including kids 5+)?
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Kids Boo Fest at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is Scare-Free

Families at Six Flags' BooFest can expect a Crazy Hay Maze, Pumpkin Painting, Kids Costume Contest, Kids Scream Contest, & Trick or Treat Trail.
Giant sunflowers at Cloverfield

Cloverfield U-Pick Organic Farm in El Sobrante

This organic farm is a great find in the East Bay to pick our own produce. With no entrance or parking fee, we only pay ...
Six children running on a green grass field. Four children are wearing blue rugby uniform shorts. Two Children wearing white t-shirts. The child in the foreground is carrying the ball in one hand. His head is held high as he scans the defense. The other children are chasing the ball carrier.

A Parent’s Guide to Rugby in the Bay Area

The Bay Area has a deep stable of rugby clubs for players starting at age six and continuing all the way up through teams only ...
Moroccan food

3 Easy Ways to Introduce Middle Eastern Culture to East Bay Kids

Thanks to Stephanie Meade for this guest post. Stephanie is the founder and editor of, a tremendous resource for parents raising global citizens. One ...

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