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Reopening Mar. 19: Children’s Fairyland in Oakland

Reopening with reduced admission prices & limitations: Children’s Fairyland is a beloved storybook theme park for kids under age 8 at Lake Merritt in Oakland.

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Search for Trolls on Bridgeview Trail in Oakland

The oddball trolls hidden among the majestic redwoods and dripping vines make this small hike much more exciting for children.

Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park: How to Search for Salamanders in Wet Weather

Here’s a mission for your little explorers and instructions on how to have a successful hunt for salamanders in the Oakland hills.

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Reopening Feb. 13: East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse

The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse is “every teacher’s first stop and every artist’s second home” for a good reason. Find your treasure.

Reopened: Reserve Your Tickets for The Oakland Zoo

The Oakland Zoo is open by reservation with lots of animals and the gondola. No indoor places or playgrounds though, so manage expectations.

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West Oakland Park Profile: Willow Park

Willow Park is a renovated playground in West Oakland that features two nature-themed play structures for big kids and tots.

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Open Feb. 5 to Mar. 13: Glowfari Lantern Festival at the Oakland Zoo

Glowfari is reopening at the Oakland Zoo through March 13, 2021. Hundreds of gigantic glowing lanterns will be set up after dark.

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Celebrate Family-friendly Lunar New Year in the Bay Area

As the Year of the Ox approaches, celebrating Lunar New Year around the Bay Area is mostly at home. Here’s how make the most of it with kids

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Lake Merritt Playground Profile: Snow Park

Across the lake from Fairyland, the newly renovated Snow Park is a beautiful, urban playground you must visit.

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