Brickspace offers drop-in play (where you can leave the building!) most days, parents night out monthly, little kid classes, birthday parties, and camps!
Berkeley’s Fourth Street has the food, fun, and stuff to please folks of all ages. Up early? Love trains? Reptiles? Coffee? Toys? Come on.
Driving I-5 down the center of California is a fairly joyless journey. I offer some tips, restaurants & diversions for enduring a day in the car with kids.
Let’s talk swimming lessons. Here are 17 East Bay swimming pools that will help teach your child how to swim, arranged roughly from South to North.
A family-friendly arena show with 25 Marvel heroes performing martial arts, aerial stunts, and motocross!
The FREE Berkeley Kite Festival, the most gigantic non-concert outdoor event I’ve ever been to, takes place in the Berkeley Marina July 29 and 30.
This sweet food tour in Oakland will delight kids and adults as there’s only one thing on the menu: ice cream.
Antioch Water Park has splashy activities for babies and every age on up: super shallow tadpool, toddler & preschooler waterslide, big kid body slides.
We love family-friendly Pride celebrations and are lucky to have a bunch of them. Parades, baseball, fun fairs for LGBTQ families & allies alike.
When I went to Ardenwood Farms, it was a trip back in time, to a place where Laura Ingalls might have lived, without the Minnesota snow.
Here is a list of outdoor street fairs, carnivals, and festivals to pencil into your Summer plans — from before summer starts to after autumn rolls in!
Father’s Day is June 18; here are some fabulous ideas for treating, entertaining, and otherwise celebrating Dad.
99 kid-friendly restaurants to check out in Oakland and Berkeley from Breakfast for dinner to Mexican, Pizza, Asian, Diners, and lots more!
Summer Bay Area planner: Ice cream, camp-outs, art, s’mores, swimming, outdoor movies, hiking, animal encounters, a little bit of everything!
If you feel like it’s time to swim, but the Bay Area weather is not cooperating, consider an indoor pool.