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!
Brickspace offers drop-in play (where you can leave the building!) most days, parents night out monthly, little kid classes, birthday parties, and camps!
A unique feature of the Heather Farm playground in Walnut Creek is a set of turf covered mounds that children can slide down on sheets of cardboard.
Here are our favorite Bay Area places to go tent camping with our little kids — plus one awesome cabin experience for good measure.
Walnut Creek’s recently renovated Larkey Spray Ground is the perfect place to spend a sunny day in the Bay with kids 5 and under.
Antioch Water Park has splashy activities for babies and every age on up: super shallow tadpool, toddler & preschooler waterslide, big kid body slides.
Here is a list of outdoor street fairs, carnivals, and festivals to pencil into your Summer plans — from before summer starts to after autumn rolls in!
Join in the free LEGO Store Monthly Mini Model Builds in Pleasanton or San Francisco open to children ages 6 to 14. Advance sign-up.
Your guide to Bay Area waterparks; find the one that works best for your family. From water slide junkies to sprayground newbies, we love ya!
Summer Bay Area planner: Ice cream, camp-outs, art, s’mores, swimming, outdoor movies, hiking, animal encounters, a little bit of everything!
The Kids Skate Free program is nationwide, and our nearby independent roller skating rink in Antioch participates.
The Century 16 at Hilltop Mall in Richmond, Hayward Century, and the Century 14 in Walnut Creek will show these $1 movies for the summer.
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.
I had no idea that a “salon birthday party” was a thing until my sons and I were guests of Snip-its Walnut Creek to test drive their haircutting services.