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Regional Parks Botanic Garden at Tilden

Free & Cheap Activities in Tilden Regional Park

Tilden Park has fantastic free activities for families. Some of our favorite family places in Tilden Regional Park are totally free. Which ones do you love?

Child holding flower art

Ticket Alert: de Youngsters Day Out is a Celebration of Art

Reserve tickets to second annual de Youngers Day Out on Saturday, March 11. A must-do event for art-loving kids.

10+ Drop-in Toddler Activities in the East Bay for $10 or Less

A helpful list of toddler activities and outings that don’t require advanced planning, for East Bay kids and parents.

Black Joy Parade in Oakland

Black History Month for Kids and Families in the Bay Area

Celebrate with great movies, storytimes, dance performances, and a parade! We’ll add new kid-friendly Black History Month activities all month.

Family Activities Fremont

What to Do With Kids in Fremont

Some of the most fun you can have with kids in Fremont no matter what the season. Where to go to play, learn, and go back in time.

Bart Train at West Oakland Station

Best BARTable Play for Toddlers

Riding BART can be a real treat for train-loving toddlers. Here is a handful of mostly free BART-friendly destinations for toddlers and their parents.

Child and parent looking at salamander in woods

Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park: How to Search for Salamanders in Wet Weather

Here’s a mission for your little explorers and instructions on how to have a successful search for salamanders in the Oakland hills.

free cocoa for kids at in-n-out

8 East Bay Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

We found 8 (some with multiple locations) restaurants in the East Bay where kids eat free. Skip cooking some night and grab dinner here.

Sledding and playing in the Tahoe snow

What Are The Closest Snow Play Trips for Bay Area Families?

Where to take Bay Area kids to play in the snow? Skip the lifts. Here are five options for kid-friendly snow play with snowshoes or cross-country skis.

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