Arlington Park has tons of green space and is one of those winding parks that has a variety of areas to explore beyond the play structures.
From August 25 to September 5, the blue and yellow big top tent for Circus Vargas will be hard to miss as you drive south on 880 through Hayward.
Roberts Park AKA Roberts Regional Recreation Area is tucked away in the Oakland Hills with a huge playground, a calm pool, plus hiking trails and more.
Affiliated with UC Berkeley, but open to all, this affordable recreation program offers gymnastics, basketball, and circus classes to kids of all ages.
Gilroy Gardens is well maintained, with 21 rides and a small water park. Bring swimsuits, and note that water features are included with admission.
When my kid was one, the best way to get him out of the house was to talk about the choo choos we would see: real train, BART train, train table, all good!
One of my favorite places in the Bay Area is probably the Contra Loma Lagoon. It’s a hybrid pool where half of the pool is sandy and the other deep half is not.
Fun with kids in August – here’s your day-by-day planner for Summer Fun: mini golf, concerts, swimming, Caltopia & more.
This sweet food tour in Oakland will delight kids and adults as there’s only one thing on the menu: ice cream.
Take on one of these items as your mission every day, and you’ll definitely be getting the most out of the East Bay.
The Berkeley Kite Festival, the most gigantic non-concert outdoor event I’ve ever been to, takes place in the Berkeley Marina July 30 and 31st.
Powered by our local libraries, Discover & Go gets you and your kids in free to some of our most popular museums and attractions for zero dollars. FREE!
So many great places to swim in the East Bay: seasonal pools, indoor water parks, beaches, lagoons, spraygrounds, you name it!
Ten East Bay breweries where parents can enjoy local beers while kids are entertained by charming environments. From Berkeley to San Leandro.
Juliette tells us about the best skate parks for skateboarders and scooter riders in the East Bay: Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Moraga. Plus San Rafael.