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Golden Gate Miniature trains you can ride in Tilden Park

Now Open: Tilden Park’s Miniature Trains

Each Sunday between now and the end of September, the Golden Gate Live Steamers open their tracks to the public for rides.

Castro Valley Park Splash Pad with child

Cool Off at Castro Valley Park Splash Pad

During the summertime, a water feature at Castro Valley Community Park turns into a splash pad on Wednesdays & weekends.

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tilden park carousel

Now Open: Tilden Park’s Merry-Go-Round

The merry-go-round in Tilden Regional Park is an antique carousel with hand-carved and painted wooden carousel animals to ride.

5 Tot-Friendly Splash Parks in the East Bay

We’ve rounded up our favorite splash pads in the East Bay – perfect for pre-swimmers and toddlers to get cool in the summer heat.

Bowling with Kids and other weekend ideas

Kids Bowl Free & Cheap this Summer

Kids bowl free at participating bowling alleys in the East Bay: Antioch, Concord, Dublin, and Livermore. Deals in Alameda & Oakland.

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East Bay Outdoor Summer Movie Round-Up

Outdoor movies are back this summer so grab a blanket & keep your kids up late. Here are a few fun places to watch movies after-dark!

welcome sign for Mia's Dream Playground

Mia’s Dream Come True: All-Abilities Playground in Hayward

There is so much to do and see at Mia’s Dream Come True, a brand new all-abilities playground in South Hayward.

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3 Best Places to Fly a Kite in the East Bay

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! 

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Apricot Picking in Brentwood

Bay Area Fruit Picking Guide

Fruit picking is a year-round activity in California. Here’s your guide to the what/where/when/how of Bay Area farms and orchards.

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