Things to do for families in Albany and El Cerrito

Albany & El Cerrito with Kids

Favorite places in Albany and El Cerrito with kids

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Thu June 8, 2023 – Fri June 9, 2023 at 10:00 am – 10:30 am | Toddler Storytime at Albany Library

Sat June 10, 2023 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Python Ron's Reptile Kingdom Show at Jewel's Terrace Park

Thu June 15, 2023 – Fri June 16, 2023 at 10:00 am – 10:30 am | Toddler Storytime at Albany Library

Sat June 17, 2023 at 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Rainbow Family Storytime at Albany Library

Sun June 18, 2023 at 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Albany Juneteenth Celebration at 1251 Solano Avenue

Sun June 18, 2023 at 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Solano Avenue Stroll-ish Summer at Solano Avenue


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Summer Fairs and Festivals for Bay Area Families

Here is a list of outdoor street fairs, carnivals, county fairs, and festivals to pencil into your Summer plans from May to August.

Favorite Bay Area Donuts and Doughnuts

From El Cerrito to Downtown Oakland to San Francisco, here are our favorite Bay Area donuts (and doughnuts!)


Getting Sandy at Keller Beach in Richmond, CA

My family loved our four-hour getaway to Keller Beach in Richmond. Bring sand toys and snacks to make the most of your day.

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Summertime Reading Games Powered by the Libraries

Summer is for reading! Many area public libraries offer summer reading games, community events & many cool kid-sized prizes for reading.

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Now Open: El Cerrito Splash Park

At the opposite end of the building from the swimming pool entrance, the splash pad welcomes visitors to the El Cerrito swimming pool by providing a water play area.

5 Tot-Friendly Splash Parks in the East Bay

We’ve rounded up our favorite splash pads in the East Bay – perfect for pre-swimmers and toddlers to get cool in the summer heat.

Home Depot kids workshops

Home Depot Offers Free Weekend Workshops for Kids

Spend a FREE morning at Home Depot building craft projects with your kid on the first Saturday of each month.

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