Ideas for outings, parties, books, movies, volunteer opportunities for kids and families on Earth Day
30 outdoor destinations for families from archery, sailing, fruit picking, to hiking. Never run out of ideas to get your kids playing outside!
Cal Day is a terrific opportunity to for the East Bay families to get a taste of the world class university in our backyard with FREE classes & games on campus.
A round-up of sports and outdoors camps in the East Bay: archery, farming, kayaking, sailing, hiking, parkour, gymnastics, tennis, and more!
Near Guerneville, Schoolhouse Canyon Campground offers kid-friendly car camping in a redwood grove across the road from the Russian River.
The park is urban with a flat field for running around, a basic playground with slides and swings, and a Target across the street. What makes it stand out are the zoo-like attractions: a train ride, a traditional carousel, and a petting zoo, each available for $1.50
California’s Great America claims to be home to the most rides in Northern California and offers a complete water park inside.
Bay Area beaches are perfect for a mini getaway or daytrip. Here are some of our favorites with links to full descriptions.
Galileo Innovation camp combines art, science, and outdoor activities tailored to your kids’ level. Save $30 with our discount code.
San Francisco’s Ferry Building is a quick BART ride and an exciting option for a weekday adventure with your kids. Bring a hat, a jacket, a camera, and your friends.
I took my family to Safari West in Santa Rosa to spend the morning on a safari vehicle tour. Super fun! I suggest this trip for tall four-year olds and older for a unique day trip.
Easter season in the East Bay is filled with fun free carnivals (Orinda!) and community egg hunts, too. They happen throughout the month, not just Easter! Don’t miss out with the help of our guide.
90 minutes North of Oakland on the Russian River sits the quaint little town of Guerneville — our favorite day trip.
Family Camp is a terrific blend of outdoorsy fun and vacation. Usually, you bring your bedding and sleep in a modest cabin; meals and family programming are provided!
Children’s Fairyland is a storybook theme park for children under age 8 located on the shore of Lake Merritt in Oakland. Expect a mini-size fantasy world straight out of 1950 with kid-sized rides and fairytale sets.