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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, November 29, 2022

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
10:15 am – 10:45 am: Toddler Storytime @ Piedmont Ave. Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland
10:30 am – 11:45 am: Hikes for Tykes: Leona Canyon @ Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Preserve, Oakland
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Family Storytime @ West Oakland Branch | Oakland Public Library, Oakland

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: Crafts at King Branch @ Martin Luther King Jr. Branch | Oakland Library, Oakland

More Family-Friendly Oakland Stuff to Know

Oakland Turkey Trot

5+ Family-Friendly Turkey Trots

Turkey trots we love for families and where to play afterward. Here are five we like in the East Bay

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Indigenous People’s Heritage Month for Kids

November is Indigenous People’s Heritage Month. Here are a few ways to reflect on the cultures, traditions, and history of the Bay Area’s first peoples.


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Open Nov. 11 to Jan. 29: Glowfari Lantern Festival at the Oakland Zoo

Tix on sale 11/1. Glowfari opens at the Oakland Zoo from Nov. 11 through Jan. 29. Hundreds of gigantic glowing lanterns will be set up after dark.

Ladybug Colony

How to Find Ladybug Colonies in Oakland’s Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

From late October through February, observant hikers can find colonies of thousands of ladybugs right here in Oakland. Find out how!

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Holiday Train Rides Around the Bay Area

All aboard the Polar Express! Here are a few magical holiday train rides for Bay Area families, some of which will sell out quickly.

Chabot Space & Science

Chabot Space & Science Center is a Gem in Oakland’s Redwoods

Chabot Space & Science Center reopened and we have the full scoop on what’s new and what’s still great for families.



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