A Year with Frog and Toad has great stories, songs, and staging for kids as young as 3. If your family likes the books, the musical is a ton of fun!
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!
300,000 people will party in the street 9/11/16 on Solano Avenue. (Bring your walkie talkies!)
I thought I’d pull together a short list of things you might do if you find yourself without an outing for the day.
The morning of 9/13, we have a great party for parents of children 2 & under with Dawn’s Kindergym at Temple Beth Abraham in Oakland, hosted by Close5.
Arlington Park has tons of green space and is one of those winding parks that has a variety of areas to explore beyond the play structures.
From August 25 to September 5, the blue and yellow big top tent for Circus Vargas will be hard to miss as you drive south on 880 through Hayward.
Our kid reporter, Elie K. describes a special afternoon in Berkeley, climbing Indian Rock with food at Gregoire and iScream.
The big circus is coming to Oakland! From Aug 18-22, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents a new show, OUT OF THIS WORLD (no elephants!)
Hooray for an upcoming Baby’s Morning Out 9/1 at Brushstrokes Studio in Berkeley for pre-crawling babies and their parents. Made possible by Close5.
Lost Worlds Livermore has fun places in it such as laser tag, trampolines, mini golf, you name it! The play structure is epic.
Shannon Bloemker is the Piedmont mom to four sons ranging in age from 7 to 18. She shares her go-to family day trip, restaurant, & birthday party.
Roberts Park AKA Roberts Regional Recreation Area is tucked away in the Oakland Hills with a huge playground, a calm pool, plus hiking trails and more.
Fremont’s Aqua Adventure features lazy river, splashy water play structure, a few big water slides. Kids over age six can navigate the park while you relax.
Affiliated with UC Berkeley, but open to all, this affordable recreation program offers gymnastics, basketball, and circus classes to kids of all ages.