Timeless, evergreen activities. Great places to go whenever!
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!
Lake Temescal is a beautiful (almost hidden) gem nestled next to the Highway 24/13 interchange, near Montclair, in Oakland.
Take your kids on a nature-filled hike at UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley. Mine love it any time of year for giant cacti & colorful blooms.
The park is a farm-themed paradise for little kids with a carousel, train, teacup ride, and petting zoo on weekends. Target is right across the street.
Chochenyo Park is a cute little nature based Park in Downtown Alameda worth a visit if you’re in the area.
Spring hours and pricing updates: Children’s Fairyland is a beloved storybook theme park for kids under age 8 at Lake Merritt in Oakland.
Monster Pho, a Vietnamese restaurant in Oakland, serves up delicious food with a family-friendly side of robots and games.
The Tilden Park steam trains in the Berkeley hills are open weekends. Wonderful fun for toddlers. Plan your visit.
A visit to Ruth Bancroft Garden is like being transported to the desert with its amazing collection of succulents, cacti, and low-water plants.
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.
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.