Julie Herson, Author at 510 Families

Julie Herson

kid going down large slide

21 Best Things to Do With Kids in Berkeley

Berkeley can keep a family happily busy all day, from the marina to the hills and the playgrounds and creeks in between.

child eating pomegranate on the farm

Pomegranate Picking in the East Bay

It is pomegranate picking season and you can head out to a Bay Area farm and pick with your children for a terrific autumn outing.

family with witch hat

Boo at the Zoo: A Special Event at the Oakland Zoo

The Oakland Zoo is getting ready to celebrate Halloween. Visit in October weekends for Boo at the Zoo!

Sebastopol apple-picking photo by Becky Matthews

Apple Picking with Children Near the Bay Area

Apple-picking season is upon us. Here are a few U-pick options and Bay Area apple orchards worth a visit with your family. Always, call first!

Tilden Park Steam Trains

Tilden Park Steam Trains are a Cheap Thrill

The Tilden Park steam trains in the Berkeley hills are open daily for summer vacation. Wonderful fun for toddlers. Plan your visit.

Speer Family Farm Alameda Point Pumpkin Patch

If you’re looking for a pumpkin patch to visit that offers all the bells and whistles of what we’ve come to expect in a modern …

child swinging on disc swing

Park Profile: Woodstock Park in Alameda

On a quiet street in Alameda, Woodstock Park playground has exciting features: a zipline, platform swings, and a giant rope climbing structure.

child playing in water park

Now Open: El Cerrito Splash Park

At the opposite end of the building from the swimming pool entrance, the splash pad welcomes visitors to the El Cerrito swimming pool by providing a water play area.

child swinging on play structure

Park Profile: Whale Park in Alameda Point

Alameda has a super playground with tons of space to run, climb and play including a big whale climbing structure, swings, and basketball court.

toddler playing at beach

A Daycation at Don Castro Swimming Lagoon in Hayward

The clear blue water, sandy toddler-friendly beach and shallows, and affordable price all make for the perfect East Bay daycation with your family.

Get the {510} Families weekend planner in your inbox. It's free!

* indicates required

Scroll to Top