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There are tons of things to do on the island of Alameda with kids. We’ve rounded up the best playgrounds, parks, beaches (all free!) plus tons of other activities for families in Alameda.

Best Kid-Friendly Alameda Places

Upcoming Events for Alameda Kids & Families

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Fish Feeding Viewing @ Crab Cove Visitor Center, Alameda

Thursday, October 5, 2023

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Mother Goose on the Loose @ Main | Alameda Free Library, Alameda
10:30 am – 11:00 am: Preschool Storytime @ Bay Farm Branch | Alameda Free Library, Alameda

Friday, October 6, 2023

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Story Time @ Crab Cove @ Crab Cove Visitor Center, Alameda

Saturday, October 7, 2023

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Toddler Storytime @ Main | Alameda Free Library, Alameda
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Family Nature Fun Hour at Crab Cove @ Crab Cove Visitor Center, Alameda

More Family-Friendly Alameda Stuff to Know

Trunk or Treat Halloween Carnival at El Cerrito

5 Trunk-or-Treat Events in the East Bay

Trunk or treat events, where kiddos can dress up in their costumes and go tailgating for candy from decorated car trunks, are back for 2023.

Music and storytime with Cascada de Flores

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month for Kids & Families

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15. We found a variety of ways to celebrate with kids in the East Bay.

Speer Family Farm Alameda Point Pumpkin Patch

If you’re looking for a pumpkin patch to visit that offers all the bells and whistles of what we’ve come to expect in a modern …

Children playing on boat

7 Playgrounds & Viewing Spots for Boat-Loving Kids

Sail over to these nautical-inspired play structures throughout the East Bay if your kid can’t get enough of boats! Plus, details on where to spot or ride boats.

kids at beach

Best Bay Area Beaches You Can Visit Today

Bay Area beaches are perfect for a mini getaway or day trip. Here are 15 of our favorites within two hours of Oakland with tips for visiting with kids!

pretzel beer outdoors

Alameda Outdoor Dining With Kids

Where do you like to eat outside with kids in Alameda? Here are some of our community’s favorite al fresco dining options on the island.

child swinging on disc swing

Park Profile: Woodstock Park in Alameda

On a quiet street in Alameda, Woodstock Park playground has exciting features: a zipline, platform swings, and a giant rope climbing structure.

child swinging on play structure

Park Profile: Whale Park in Alameda Point

Alameda has a super playground with tons of space to run, climb and play including a big whale climbing structure, swings, and basketball court.

kids on swings

Indoor Playspace in Alameda: Swings and Wings

A place for toddler activities, equipped with sensory toys, inflatables, and lots of swings, located in Alameda open for drop-in play.

Faction Brewery Alameda

East Bay Breweries & Beer Gardens Where Kids Can Have Fun, Too

East Bay breweries where parents can enjoy local beers while kids are entertained by charming environments.

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