San Francisco Super Bowl for kids? Yes please. This year’s Super Bowl takes place in Santa Clara, at Levi’s Stadium, known to the rest of the country as “San Francisco”. Though Santa Clara surely offers amenities of its own, Super Bowl City — a free-to-the-public fan experience — is being erected in San Francisco. Here’s […]
7 places to take your child for one-on-one time
January 1 – Swim to the New Year – King Pool in Berkeley welcomes your splashing on New Year’s Day. January 2 – Chabot Space and Science Center offers FREE admission this Saturday to B of A cardholders January 3 – First Sunday of the Month? Oakland Museum of California is FREE January 4 – […]
At three different “Petting Circle” time slots each day, children can hold bunnies, guinea pigs, hamsters, or rats at the Lindsay Wildlife Experience in Walnut Creek. Tired of library circle times? Maybe an animal circle time is worth the drive. (Parking is easy and free!) At this rescue facility for regional wildlife, animal keepers are circulating […]
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 […]
10 thumbs up. Pile the kids into the station wagon for 6pm drive-in movie showings.
What’s your favorite place to get a Christmas tree?
Over the hill and through the tunnel to grandmother’s house Small Talk Family Cafe we go. Ok, not the same ring, and not grandmother’s house, BUT there are muffins. The Small Talk Family Cafe located in Downtown Walnut Creek is a full service coffee bar, cafe, and play space all in one. Grab a coffee (and sip it […]
Putting on a pair of not-sneakers and attending a ballet is an annual tradition for many families. If you’ve got kids who are ready for a large-scale theater experience for the holidays, here are some local performances to choose from. Alameda Civic Ballet’s The Nutcracker: A Holiday Family Favorite on Saturday, December 19 and Sunday, […]
Walnut Creek Ice Skating Rink is open for the season! Get your skate on at the Downtown Walnut Creek’s ice rink from November 11 through January 18. The rink is open daily, however the times/pricing changes daily. Here’s the rundown of what you need to know before you go: General Public Skating Hours: Monday through Thursday: Noon – 8 […]
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 […]
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…
Thanks to Lindsay Wildlife Experience for sponsoring our post today AND for keeping life wild for 60 years and counting! Fall into The Wild is Sunday October 11, 2015 at Lindsay Wildlife’s 60th Birthday Bash and Community Festival in Walnut Creek and you’ll want to be there with your small person. Lindsay Wildlife Experience has […]
Thanks to Speer Family Farm for sponsoring this year’s pumpkin patch guide. Over the years, I have noticed that the range of Bay Area pumpkin patches are all over the map (as are the patches themselves). My preference is to get in, get out, and get a perfect pumpkin picture so I only head out […]
I just took our two oldest boys to the Pleasanton BMX Park, and boy was it fun! I am an avid mountain biker and occasionally have been able to coerce our 8- and 10-year olds to join me for a few miles through Tilden Park. Unfortunately, about half that time involves them complaining that a hill […]