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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

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

10:15 am – 10:45 am: Baby Bounce: Songs and Playtime @ Golden Gate Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland
10:15 am – 11:30 am: Storytime and Playtime in the Library @ Melrose Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland
10:30 am – 12:00 pm: BANANAS In-Person Playgroup @ EBALDC Lion Creek Crossings, Oakland
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Family Storytime @ West Oakland Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Crafts at King Branch @ Martin Luther King Jr. Branch | Oakland Library, Oakland
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: MOCHA Art Workshop in the Library: Main Branch @ Main Library | Oakland Public Library, Oakland

More Family-Friendly Oakland Stuff to Know

10+ Drop-in Toddler Activities in the East Bay for $10 or Less

A helpful list of toddler activities and outings that don’t require advanced planning, for East Bay kids and parents.

Family Activities Fremont

What to Do With Kids in Fremont

Some of the most fun you can have with kids in Fremont no matter what the season. Where to go to play, learn, and go back in time.

Bart Train at West Oakland Station

Best BARTable Play for Toddlers

Riding BART can be a real treat for train-loving toddlers. Here is a handful of mostly free BART-friendly destinations for toddlers and their parents.

Child and parent looking at salamander in woods

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 search for salamanders in the Oakland hills.

free cocoa for kids at in-n-out

8 East Bay Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

We found 8 (some with multiple locations) restaurants in the East Bay where kids eat free. Skip cooking some night and grab dinner here.

Mormon Temple Christmas Lights

The Impeccable Christmas Lights and Gardens at Oakland’s Temple Hill

Enjoy Christmas lights, music, and the exquisite gardens high above Oakland on Temple Hill.

making art together at mocha

Drop-in art-making hours for preschoolers at MOCHA in Oakland

MOCHA offers children as young as 18 months the opportunity to explore art materials in a space designed just for them.

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