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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

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Toddler Storytime @ West End Branch | Alameda Free Library, Alameda

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Fish Feeding Viewing @ Crab Cove Visitor Center, Alameda
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: School-Age Kids' Storytime @ Main Library | Alameda Free Library, Alameda

Thursday, February 9, 2023

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

More Family-Friendly Alameda Stuff to Know

subpar indoor mini golf hole 13 of lake merritt features the fairyland shoe and glimpses of other buildings

Reserve Your Tee Time: SubPar Mini Golf in Alameda

Beyond the charming indoor putt-putt, kids will go wild for the video games & laser obstacles Luckily, there’s also a full bar with adult beverages.

free cocoa for kids at in-n-out

8 East Bay Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

We found 8 (some with multiple locations) restaurants in the East Bay where kids eat free. Skip cooking some night and grab dinner here.

East Bay Restaurants with Kids’ Play Areas

When restaurants have play areas, or even a small basket of chalk and a chalkboard, it can make a parent’s life easier. We are grateful for these East Bay restaurants who welcome our kids with open arms, and a handful of toys.

abominable snowman yeti hanging from a tree

Find the Yetis on Alameda’s Bay Farm Island

A creative parent on Bay Farm Island, a ten-minute drive from Oakland, has distributed small plush yeti characters in a public scavenger hunt for children to complete.

kids under candy cane Christmas display

Best East Bay Holiday Lights: Alameda’s Christmas Tree Lane

Drive through the best holiday lights in the East Bay on Christmas Tree Lane in Alameda beginning December 4, 2022.

lighted up boat on water

Lighted Yachts & Boats on Parade for the Holidays

Add these lighted yacht parades to your holiday bucket list. Twinkling boats pass by in a floating Christmas light spectacular.

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