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 Marina & Cafe.

February is extra sweet for children. Let’s celebrate Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day, and Black History Month to make the month super special. Some kiddos even get a mid-winter school break!

28 things to do in february with east bay kids

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Lunar New Year performers
Lunar New Year traditions include the beloved Dragon Dance | Photo: OMCA

Week of Wednesday, February 1

2/1 Splash at tot open swim in Richmond.
2/2 free Jam with the Storytime Band at Musical Storytime.
2/3 free Celebrate Black Love at First Friday in Oakland.
2/4 free Watch a Lunar New Year Parade in Oakland or SF.
2/5 free Go on a family bike ride. Need a new route? See our picks >

Two adults on a romantic pontoon at Lake Chabot
Enjoy a floating meal with your Valentine at Lake Chabot | Photo: Lake Chabot Marina & Café

Week of Monday, February 6

2/6 free Rhyme at Wiggleworms Storytime in Hayward.
2/7 Explore worms, soil, and seeds during Children’s Day in the Garden.
2/8 Reserve a Valentine’s Day boating experience at Lake Chabot.
2/9 Dive into the colorful ball pit at Kids Play Zone.
2/10 free Make art with the teaching artists from MOCHA.
2/11 Listen to storytelling during Chidren’s Fairyland’s Black History Month celebration.
2/12 Decorate cookies at the Claremont and visit its Glice Rink.

child and giant fish
Enjoy a day at Lake Chabot, and maybe even catch a fish! | Photo: Lake Chabot Marina & Cafe

Week of Monday, February 13

2/13 free Ride a scooter or toss a ball at Drop-in Together Wee Play.
2/14 Pick a place to play and spread the love – it’s Valentine’s Day!
2/15 free Play hide and seek at Mateo’s Dream Playground.
2/16 free Spend a day at Tilden Park feeding goats, chickens, and pigs.
2/17 free Big kids can join the Great Backyard Bird Count (four days for 15 minutes each)
2/18 Cheer for the Cal women’s gymnastics team at a home meet.
2/19 Hit the slopes or play in the snow.

Black Joy Parade 2019
Black Joy Parade in Oakland is Feb. 26, 2023 | Photo: www.blackjoyparade.org

Week of Monday, February 20

2/20 Explore Wander Woods outdoor play area at Cal Academy.
2/21 free Hit the trail during Hike for Tykes at MLK Shoreline.
2/22 free Search for colors, textures, and insects at Blake Garden.
2/23 free Push your jogging stroller along one of these East Bay paths.
2/24 free Look at the night sky through a telescope.
2/25 free Drop-in for activities under $10 (many are FREE!)
2/26 free Have the best day at the Black Joy Parade.

pedal boat dock
The boats are waiting for more time on the lake | Photo: Lake Chabot Marina & Cafe

Week of Monday, February 27

2/27 Play a round of mini golf (indoors!) at SubPar Alameda.
2/28 free Look for ducks or go fishing at Lake Chabot.

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We appreciate Lake Chabot Recreation for sponsoring our February list of great activities for families. 
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