We have loved bringing our children to meet animals and run around at a working farm. Ride a pony, chase a chicken, pick an apple. Take your pick!
Hiking with a toddler can be a walk down the street, or a quest to find bugs or fairies. We love these East Bay places that spark joy for our little ones.
The Tilden Park steam trains in the Berkeley hills are open on weekends and holidays. Wonderful fun for toddlers. Plan your visit.
Reopening with some limitations: Children’s Fairyland is a beloved storybook theme park for kids under age 8 at Lake Merritt in Oakland.
As of April 2021, both playgrounds are open! Come check out the fabulous new play structures and play spaces.
The Tilden Regional Parks Botanic Garden, an enchanted, not-so-secret garden, is a magical place for visitors of all ages at no cost.
Centennial Park playground near the Ohlone Greenway has natural surfaces, climbing ropes, sand, and a platform swing. Great for kids under five.
Go wild at Livermore’s woodland-themed playground with charming giant flowers and interactive play features.
TEPCO Beach in Richmond is strewn with broken ceramics and stunning views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Best for ages 5+
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.
Have more fun with kids in Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, and Alameda! 510Families.com is the best website for East Bay parents to find kid-friendly activities every day.
Our local events calendar is usually packed with drop-in classes, free storytimes, and festivals. Plan your weekend and your summer vacation: daily articles and a weekend planner help you find what’s fun and free when you need it.