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 […]
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 […]
7 places to take your child for one-on-one time
We thank our guest poster, Oakland mom and NASA engineer Tamar Cohen, for this recommendation.
Annie Burke is the founder of Outside Kids. In the summer months, those of us living in the hot inland areas head west on highways 580, 80, 92, and 84 in search of cooler temperatures. It all changes in the winter. Now is the time to head east and explore the Delta and western Contra Costa counties. […]
Wine tasting with kids can be hard if you’re in the wrong place. We’re always on the lookout for good family-friendly wine country activities that don’t blatantly scream “KID.” Enter Cornerstone Sonoma, a botanical garden/art exhibit/wine tasting experience in one. Not only is it really cool, it’s also FREE (the gardens people, not the wine). […]
We gratefully welcome back Annie Burke, founder of Outside Kids, for today’s post. Most people say that the Bay Area doesn’t have seasons. I disagree. The Bay Area has a dry season (roughly May-October) and a wet season (November-April). There’s the summer fog season and the hot and dry days of September and October. If […]
Last year, in the first hour of a southbound I-5 road trip, I spotted a huge snow tubing facility off the side of the freeway. The venue is Dell’Osso Family Farm and they host a man-made sledding hill, an ice rink, a zip line, and in the evening, a holiday light experience. But wait, there’s […]
What’s your favorite place to get a Christmas tree?
With so many vacation days on the horizon, we wanted put together a list of destinations for our fellow families with grade school children to explore the Bay Area during holidays and other random school’s out days. Enjoy! Thanks to Sarah’s Science for sponsoring this post (and providing the photos). All of the content was […]
Even if you don’t currently reside with a pint-sized train enthusiast, you will want to check out this wonderful holiday adventure right here in the East Bay.
Our web developer shrieked with surprise and delight when she went digging in our site analytics to reveal what terms readers are searching for on 510Families.com. Based on the time of year, we figured “pumpkin patches” would be number one. But, no. It is “wine”. Okay, East Bay parents. We hear you. You like wine. […]
Super Franks in Pleasanton worth a trip to 925 for families with kids age 1 to 4. It is a mega-monster-super indoor playspace with plenty of amenities for parents…