The Museum Of CHildren’s Art in Oakland is a fun place to drop in at the end of the week.
Wee Play is an activity oriented play center put on by the Alameda Parks Department in the Veteran’s Building three days a week.
The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse touts itself as being “every teacher’s first stop and every artist’s second home” for a good reason. Find your trash or treasure.
The Jelly Belly jellybean company in the land offers free tours and will send you home with samples and fun facts to spare. Win win.
10 thumbs up. Pile the kids into the station wagon for 5:20pm drive-in movie showings.
Tour Fentons Creamery in Oakland on the arctic tour for age 6 and up. Brr.
Antioch Water Park has splashy activities for babies and every age on up: super shallow tadpool, toddler & preschooler waterslide, big kid body slides.
Roller skating in San Ramon is so fun. The dream of the eighties is alive at Golden Skate. Bring your kid for a lesson or a try a Wednesday date night.
In downtown Oakland, where parking is abundant on Sundays, the Oakland Ice Center offers public skating sessions for those who dare to try it.
Start your morning at Orinda Village for a cafe, park, library, bookstore, and even a pizza joint if you make it until lunchtime. Here’s a quick breakdown.
This playground, located very close to Pump It Up in Oakland, will keep tots entertained for a while, and when it gets old, you can look for boats travelling through the Bay.
With ample parking, a huge field, a creek to explore, a playground, and now, a cafe onsite, Strawberry Creek Park is a perfect destination.
The park is urban with a flat field for running around, a basic playground with slides and swings, and a Target across the street. What makes it stand out are the zoo-like attractions: a train ride, a traditional carousel, and a petting zoo, each available for $1.50
San Francisco’s Ferry Building is a quick BART ride and an exciting option for a weekday adventure with your kids. Bring a hat, a jacket, a camera, and your friends.
Children’s Fairyland is a storybook theme park for children under age 8 located on the shore of Lake Merritt in Oakland. Expect a mini-size fantasy world straight out of 1950 with kid-sized rides and fairytale sets.