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There are tons of things to do with kids in Oakland, CA. From parks and playgrounds to annual events, family-friendly brewpubs, and other insanely useful resources for Oakland parents, we have it here.

Best Kid-Friendly Oakland Places

Upcoming Events for Oakland Kids & Families

Saturday, May 28, 2022

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Free Petting Zoo at the Library @ Dimond Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland
10:30 am – 11:30 am: Magic Show at the Library @ Main Library | Oakland Public Library, Oakland
10:30 am – 11:30 am: Ricky Roo Puppet Show @ Golden Gate Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Cunamacué Afro-Peruvian Dance Demonstration and Family Lesson @ Lakeview Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Mariela’s Music Time @ Temescal Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland

Sunday, May 29, 2022

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Montclair Village Farmers' Market @ Montclair Village, Oakland

More Family-Friendly Oakland Stuff to Know

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Summer Fairs and Festivals for Bay Area Families

Here is a list of outdoor street fairs, carnivals, Bay Area county fairs, and festivals to pencil into your Summer plans from before summer starts to after autumn rolls in!


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Open for Swimming & Recreation: Lake Temescal in Oakland

Lake Temescal is a beautiful (almost hidden) gem nestled next to the Highway 24/13 interchange, near Montclair, in Oakland.

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Oakland Outdoor Dining: Kid-friendly Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Great places to eat with your kids outdoors in Oakland. Restaurants with gardens and patios are perfect this time of year.


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Park Profile: Kennedy Park in Hayward

The park is a farm-themed paradise for little kids with a carousel, train, teacup ride, and petting zoo on weekends. Target is right across the street.

Parents’ Guide to East Bay Gardens

Explore family-friendly East Bay Gardens for outdoor fun: admire flowers, follow butterflies, enjoy nature, & get inspired!


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Best Places in the Bay Area for Camping With Little Kids

Here are our favorite Bay Area places to go tent camping with our little kids — plus some cabin camping options for good measure.

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