KidTopia is the East Bay’s largest, soft play indoor recreation center for kids, packed with both active and imaginative play areas. Climb, pretend, slide!
Hiking with a toddler can be a walk down the street, or a quest to find bugs or fairies. We love these East Bay places that spark joy for our little ones.
PlayStar is like a fab preschool you enjoy together. Take off your shoes and move through activities, imagination centers, and infant space.
Playing indoors at Kids Play Zone was a much-needed change of pace with a ball pit, imaginary play, and new things to explore. And it is clean!
Give your kids a camera and get up close with one of San Francisco’s latest Instagram-worthy art experience destinations.
My 4 kids loved this road trip getaway with farm animals, fresh air, and gold panning all within two hours of the East Bay.
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve’s Special Labyrinth can be hiked to with school-aged kids in less than two hours, round trip.
Adventure Playground Berkeley lets kids imagine, build, and decorate their own play structures with saws, hammers, nails, and paint.
Let’s talk about swim lessons. Here are your East Bay swimming pools that will help teach your child how to swim, arranged roughly from South to North.
The Alameda Point Neighborhood Park is a new hidden gem on the former Alameda Navy Base with wonderful two-kid swings & lots to climb.
Have more fun with kids in Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, and Alameda! 510Families.com is the best website for East Bay parents to find kid-friendly activities every day.
Our local events calendar is usually packed with drop-in classes, free storytimes, and festivals. Plan your weekend and your summer vacation: daily articles and a weekend planner help you find what’s fun and free when you need it.