Ignite your creative spark with some messy art projects at Sticky Art Lab in Berkeley…
Cat Town Cafe in Oakland is a fun outing for a feline-loving child. Because the website suggests making reservations, and it has a cafe and acts as sort of an animal shelter, I thought a post about exactly What Is Cat Town? might be useful; it’s certainly not a traditional attraction. Located in Oakland’s Auto […]
Yay for rain! First, let’s acknowledge that we haven’t had to talk about this in 4+ years. Here are five great ideas of where to go and what to do when it’s raining: 1. Creeks. This is where winter in the Bay Area shines! The creeks have water in them and are perfect for rock […]
Looking for Valentine’s Day activities families can enjoy in the East Bay? We are excited to share this round-up of love- and heart-themed activities in February. Have fun! This round-up of Valentine’s Day family craft projects and outings is made possible by our events calendar which includes activities from other organizations. Some errors and changes […]
We’ve put together this guide to East Bay summer camps, concentrated in Oakland and Berkeley. Don’t freak out yet, there’s still lots of time to register for most of them. In fact, many of our favorites weren’t quite ready with their 2016 offerings, so we’ll be updating this guide all spring. You can use Activity Hero […]
I thought I’d pull together a short list of things you might do if you find yourself without an outing for the day.
February 1 – Stop by Super Bowl City in San Francisco during hometown week before all the tourists arrive. Or just eat the commemorative sundae at Fentons. Make sure to BART there! February 2 – Play at Middle Harbor. You can ride bikes, see boats and trains, fly kites, run around shoreline and have picnic on […]
The BLAST Festival at Ashby Stage (or blastival) runs February 6 to March 6, 2016 with some new family-friendly shows. Across the street from Ashby BART is the theater that most frequently runs cool indie adult plays by the Shotgun players. If you drive down either MLK or Ashby, you will have noticed their ever-changing […]
I love to visit factories and peek behind the scenes to see how stuff is made. Especially fantastic are the hands-on tours where kids are so engrossed they forget to be bored. Here are a few of my favorite Bay Area factory tours: Short, sweet, by appointment: Ice Cream Peek behind the scenes at Fentons Creamery where you […]
We’re excited to share a guest post about realistic and affordable snow play adventures for young Bay Area families by Bay Area Families Outside. Snow! El Niño is here, and the mountains outside of the Bay Area are (finally!) filled with snow. Time to head up to the mountains for some adventures! While you can […]
The 50 Fund—the legacy fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee—NFL Foundation, and KaBoom! has granted Habitot funds to to transform a 3,600 sq ft parking lot at Adeline and Alcatraz in Berkeley into a giant sandbox to promote active play for children of all ages. SandZone! will be open […]
Thanks to Berkeley’s Fourth Street for sponsoring this guide to Lunar New Year for Bay Area families. As the Year of the Monkey approaches, a handful of Lunar New Year celebrations are scheduled around the Bay Area. Here are some places to take your children to celebrate the cultures of many local families. They are […]
Bay Area kids get to experience the snow with a day trip or weekend getaway for sledding, tubing, snow shoeing, skiing, or snowboarding. Lucky kids. And thank goodness the snow level is UP this year in the Sierras. Time to borrow some snowpants and plan an adventure! The ski resorts and snow play venues are […]
Meet with reps from 80 preschools and other child-focused resources.
Hey movie lovers, the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival 2016 (BAICFF) takes place this month in Oakland, and the programming is more than just screen-time. (Kids participating in a BAICFF stop-motion animation workshop) Saturday, January 30 (10 am – 7:30 pm) Sunday, January 31 (10 am – 7 pm) Watch short films for all ages; decorate […]