28 Things to Do With Kids in February - 510 Families

28 Things to Do With Kids in February

This post of February’s best activities for families is sponsored by Lake Chabot Recreation which is an authorized concessionaire of East Bay Regional Park District and a part of Urban Park Concessionaires, dba. Basecamp Hospitality.

Lake Chabot is hosting a sweet Valentine’s Escape all February long — perfect with or without children in tow.

February is extra fun for children. Sure, it is still a touch dark and gloomy, but we can just feel the days lengthening! We celebrate Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day, and Black History Month for a lot of extra special days. Some kiddos even get a mid-winter school break!

28 things to do in february with east bay kids

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Children make lunar new year craft
Children make lunar new year crafts at OMCA (pre-covid photo) | Photo: Odell Hussey Photography via OMCA Facebook Page

Week of Tuesday, February 1

2/1 free Grab free admission to Botanical Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, or de Young Museum in San Francisco.
2/2 Take a family swim in Richmond.
2/3 free Enjoy a musical storytime for young ones.
2/4 Join the First Friday’s Family-friendly vibe.
2/5 free Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at Berkeley’s free Lunar New Year event or OMCA’s big celebration.
2/6 free Visit the Akoma Outdoor Market and roller skate while you’re there.

couple of adults on a boat on a lake
February is the month for Love on the Lake. Valentines Escape includes a decorated patio boat for 2 hours with a delicious picnic treat basket. | Photo: Basecamp Hospitality

Week of Monday, February 7

2/7 Sneak away for a memorable Valentine’s Escape lunch date on Lake Chabot.
2/8 Pick a Black History Month event or two. There are tons this year!
2/9 free Make art with the teaching artists from MOCHA (bilingual Spanish).
2/10 Dive into the colorful ball pit at Kids Play Zone.
2/11 Save 60% on admission to kid-approved Oakland Aviation Museum.
2/12 Decorate heart-shaped cookies at the Claremont. Visit the Glice Rink.
2/13 free Teach your kid how to ride a bike >

kids at indoor playground
The ball pit was by far a favorite feature at KPZ. | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Week of Monday, February 14

2/14 free Pick a place to play and spread the love – it’s Valentine’s Day!
2/15 free Hike with your tyke at Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park
2/16 free Spend a day at Tilden Park feeding goats.
2/17 free Big kids can join the Great Backyard Bird Count (four days for 15 minutes each)
2/18 free Ride the dirt at the BMX park in Richmond.
2/19 Get your tot’s hands dirty at MOCHA’s open studio.
2/20 Play at XOXO during its opening weekend at Children’s Creativity Museum.

pedal boat dock
The boats are waiting for more time on the lake — take them out with your kids | Photo: Basecamp Hospitality

Week of Monday, February 21

2/21 Explore the new Wander Woods outdoor play area at Cal Academy.
2/22 Push your jogging stroller to the Stroller Strides workout at the big Whale Park.
2/23 Bounce out your ya-yas at Open Jump.
2/24 Play until your (virtual) quarters run out at Alameda’s High Scores Arcade.
2/25 free Drop-in for activities under $10 (many are FREE!)
2/26 Shake your booty to Koo Koo Kanga Roo at Cornerstone’s early show.
2/27 free Have the best day at the Black Joy Parade.
Monday, 2/28 freeGo on a nature walk with your littles.

love at lake chabot ad

We appreciate Lake Chabot Recreation for sponsoring our February list of great activities for families. Lake Chabot is hosting a sweet Valentine’s Escape all February long — perfect with our without children.

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