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Small World Park Entrance

Reopens July 23: Small World Park, Pittsburg

One entrance fee gives you access to mini carnival rides, a train that loops the park, a zipline, playground structures, and a crawdad fishing pond.

Best Bay Area Beaches You Can Visit Today

Bay Area beaches are perfect for a mini getaway or day trip. Here are 15 of our favorites within two hours of Oakland with tips for visiting with kids!

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.

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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.

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.

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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!

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Day Trip: Sonoma’s TrainTown Railroad

Just 50 minutes from Berkeley, Sonoma’s TrainTown offers an introductory amusement park experience. Train enthusiasts will be more than satisfied.

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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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