School closed for a staff development day? Rally your fellow school parents to coordinate an impromptu mini-day camp with friends.
Presenting a fun East Bay bucket list for little kids, a challenge to all you cool Bay Area parents. Have you taken your kid to all of these adventures yet?
I love that the East Bay has so many places to get quality used kids’ clothes. Consignment sales are ideal for snow pants, dress clothes, and costumes!
Sign up for your baby or toddler to be a toy tester at the LeapFrog/VTech lab in Emeryville. We’ve done it and enjoyed it.
Hands-on kids activities are hosted at IKEA in Emeryville.
Spend a FREE morning at Home Depot building craft projects with your kid on the first Saturday of each month.
Emeryville Center of Community Life has the newest and coolest playground around. This completely vertical playground is the only one of its kind in The Bay
If you get a room at the Doubletree Berkeley Marina hotel, you get access to their indoor pool, which, sources tell us, makes a great winter birthday party.
Take on one of these items as your mission every day, and you’ll definitely be getting the most out of the East Bay.
Each month, a roster of artist/teachers rotate through the Handcraft Studio School space, offering a few hours of instruction to a group of 10-20 adult students.
Have more fun with kids in Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, and Alameda! 510Families.com is the best website for East Bay parents to find kid-friendly activities every day.
Our local events calendar is usually packed with drop-in classes, free storytimes, and festivals. Plan your weekend and your summer vacation: daily articles and a weekend planner help you find what’s fun and free when you need it.