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There are tons of things to do in Berkeley, CA with kids. We’ve rounded up the best playgrounds, parks, restaurants, annual events plus tons of other activities for families in Berkeley.

Best Kid-Friendly Berkeley Places

Upcoming Events for Berkeley Kids & Families

Thursday, October 5, 2023

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Musical Storytime at Freight & Salvage @ Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Family Game Night @ West Branch | Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm: PJ Storytime @ North Branch | Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley

Friday, October 6, 2023

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm: DIY Slime Workshop @ Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch | Berkeley Public Library, Berkeley

Saturday, October 7, 2023

10:00 am – 6:00 pm: Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow @ Civic Center Park (Berkeley), Berkeley
10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Love Your Pet Day @ First Church of Berkeley UCC, Berkeley

More Family-Friendly Berkeley Stuff to Know

Crowden - Child trying violin

Community Music Day at Crowden School is Back

Community Music Day at the Crowden School offers free hands-on music experiences for children.

Ohlone Park Playground Refreshed With Nature-Inspired Play Structures

The play structures are mostly made from logs, from climbing frames to swinging seats that challenge children with balance and coordination tasks.

Thrifting With Tweens & Teens on Telegraph Avenue

Berkeley thrifting can be a great way for tweens + teens to find clothes that fit their budget and style.

two kids playing indoor wheelchair soccer

Oct. 14: Free BORP Adaptive Sports Expo — Register Now

Oct. 14, the BORP Adaptive Sports Expo is a free opportunity for people with disabilities to try many different sports + recreation activities at 3 Berkeley locations.

mom and 2 kids looking at the berkeley marina near cal sailing club

Cal Sailing Club Offers Free Boat Rides (Sometimes)

Did you know that Cal Sailing Club offers regular free rides to curious community members (including kids 5+)?

kid going down large slide

21 Best Things to Do With Kids in Berkeley

Berkeley can keep a family happily busy all day, from the marina to the hills and the playgrounds and creeks in between.

napa wine train turns into Santa Train

Holiday Train Rides Around the Bay Area

All aboard the Polar Express! Here are a few magical holiday train rides for Bay Area families, some of which will sell out quickly.

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