Best free thing to do with kids in Oakland? A playground or park! Stay as long or short as you like.
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.
The walking paths of Knowland Park lead to spectacular views of the Bay, and if you go at the right time, you can see into the Zoo through a back fence.
The Tilden Park steam trains in the Berkeley hills are open on weekends and holidays. Wonderful fun for toddlers. Plan your visit.
Give your kids a camera and get up close with one of San Francisco’s latest Instagram-worthy art experience destinations.
Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve’s Special Labyrinth can be hiked to with school-aged kids in less than two hours, round trip.
The merry-go-round in Tilden Regional Park is an antique carousel with hand-carved and painted wooden carousel animals to ride.
Adventure Playground Berkeley lets kids imagine, build, and decorate their own play structures with saws, hammers, nails, and paint.
The Alameda Point Neighborhood Park is a new hidden gem on the former Alameda Navy Base with wonderful two-kid swings & lots to climb.
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.