The Kids Skate Free program is nationwide, and our nearby independent roller skating rink in Antioch participates.
How many of these day trips and adventures for grade school-age children can you squeeze into one week of your Bay Area staycation?
Easter in the East Bay is filled with fun free carnivals and community egg hunts throughout the weeks. Don’t miss out with the help of our guide.
Pixieland Amusement Park was a super fun day for all three of my kids (age 2, 6, and 8). Think of it as a more modern, smaller version of Fairyland.
The new Veranda shopping center in Concord has a few spots that parents might find entertaining and useful — but none will be as exciting as the play structure they’ve installed, the Veranda Climber.
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.
10 thumbs up. Pile the kids into the station wagon for 5:20pm drive-in movie showings.
East Bay Christmas tree lots from Alameda, Oakland, Castro Valley, Berkeley range from fast, playful, to woodsy. Choose your favorite!
Want to see the Nutcracker in Oakland? Here are some lovely holiday performances to choose from including larger- and small-scale theaters.
This list of 2017 Christmas tree lightings provides options in the East Bay and beyond.
Wondering what to do when school is out? Take one of these 50 fantastic Bay Area ideas and build your day around it.
The pumpkin patch portion of G & M Farms couldn’t be cuter. Grab a red Radio Flyer wagon and pick from rows of perfectly placed round pumpkins.
East Bay pumpkin patches come in many types: a pile at the market, a quick pumpkin picture, a carnival atmosphere, or a full day on the farm.
When my kid was one, the best way to get him out of the house was to talk about the choo choos we would see: real train, BART train, train table, all good!
Apple-picking keeps getting trickier. Here are a few U-pick options and Bay Area apple orchards that’ll do the work for you. Always, call first!