Hurricane Harbor Concord, formerly WaterWorld, is a giant water park for thrill-seekers. 48″ is the magic height for bigger slides. Lazy river. Children’s sprayground for small people.
If you are a crafter, builder, or tinkerer, this event is for you and your curious kids. The Bay Area Maker Faire is unforgettable fun.
A simple itinerary for an Oregon road trip with kids: from the Bay Area to Portland.
Brentwood: When to go, where to go, and what to bring on a cherry picking day trip from the Bay Area.
Thomas the Tank Engine is coming near the Bay Area July 29-31 and August 5 to Felton’s Roaring Camp Railroads. Book tickets early.
How many of these day trips and adventures for grade school-age children can you squeeze into one week of your Bay Area staycation?
Hop on Board! After riding Roaring Camp’s real 1880s Steam Train under the majestic Redwoods, over Indian Creek Trestle and through the Santa Cruz Mountains, your kids are going to have the time of their lives scavenging for chocolate eggs at the top of Bear Mountain.
Snow adventures for young families. Skip the lifts, 5 options with snowshoes or cross-country skis.
At Leland Snow Play, guests pay for a ticket which enables them to use tubes for riding down a man-made hill as many times as they like. You can choose to pay for all-day access to the park or a two-hour ticket.
As the Year of the Dog approaches, a handful of Lunar New Year celebrations pop up around the Bay Area. Here are some places to take your children
The Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito is a super fun hands-on science museum campus with activities that will entertain, educate, and get the ya-yas out.
Just 50 minutes from Berkeley, Sonoma’s TrainTown offers an introductory amusement park experience. Train enthusiasts will be more than satisfied.
The Jelly Belly jellybean company in the land offers free tours and will send you home with samples and fun facts to spare. Win win.
Modeled after the Polar Express, Santa Train passengers take a 90-minute round trip train ride up to the “North Pole” to receive a small gift and treats.
East Bay Christmas tree lots from Alameda, Oakland, Castro Valley, Berkeley range from fast, playful, to woodsy. Choose your favorite!