Sign up for your baby or toddler to be a toy tester at the LeapFrog/VTech lab in Emeryville. We’ve done it and enjoyed it.
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East Bay Vivarium has it all: Cute turtles swimming in tanks, giant tortoises munching on lettuce, tiny lizards, boas, enormous pythons, and more.
Ten spots to host a kid’s birthday party for cheap — or free!
A unique feature of the Heather Farm playground in Walnut Creek is a set of turf covered mounds that children can slide down on sheets of cardboard.
Pedalfest at Jack London Square — Oakland’s free celebration of bikes, family, fun, and food — is back on July 28 from 11am to 6pm.