Julie Herson, Author at 510 Families

Julie Herson

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12 Free and Cheap Birthday Party Places

A dozen spots to host a kid’s birthday party for cheap — or free — in the East Bay Area! These are our go-to budget-friendly FUN parties.

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Codornices Park Birthday Party: Keeping it Simple

Find out how to throw a simple and cheap birthday party at Codornices Park in Berkeley

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Run Wild at Rancho Siempre Verde in Pescadero

There’s time to visit the magical RSV farm in Pescadero! Pick a pumpkin, swing on swings, and make a wreath at this family farm.


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San Francisco Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo

The San Francisco Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo takes place Saturday and Sunday, October 29-30

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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.

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

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


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