Flying a kite is outside and social distanced already. So when your stir-crazy kids tell you that they’re bored, you can tell them to go fly a kite!
Lafayette has some active family adventures just 15 minutes from Oakland. Here are our favorite spots that are both kid-friendly and dog-friendly.
Township Commons Park at Brooklyn Basin is a beautiful & expansive part of the Oakland waterfront with places to dine, fish, scooter, and more.
The Tilden Park steam trains in the Berkeley hills are open for the summer. Wonderful fun for toddlers. Plan your visit.
Tilden Park’s Little Farm is fantastic and free. Reserve your spot to get up-close-and-personal with cows, pigs, chickens, bunnies, and more.
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!
10 thumbs up. Pile the kids into the station wagon for socially distant drive-in movie showings. BYO movie treats.
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.
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.
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.