Cat Town Cafe in Oakland is a fun outing for a feline-loving child. Because the website suggests making reservations, and it has a cafe and acts as sort of an animal shelter, I thought a post about exactly What Is Cat Town? might be useful; it’s certainly not a traditional attraction. Located in Oakland’s Auto […]
I thought I’d pull together a short list of things you might do if you find yourself without an outing for the day.
February 1 – Stop by Super Bowl City in San Francisco during hometown week before all the tourists arrive. Or just eat the commemorative sundae at Fentons. Make sure to BART there! February 2 – Play at Middle Harbor. You can ride bikes, see boats and trains, fly kites, run around shoreline and have picnic on […]
I love to visit factories and peek behind the scenes to see how stuff is made. Especially fantastic are the hands-on tours where kids are so engrossed they forget to be bored. Here are a few of my favorite Bay Area factory tours: Short, sweet, by appointment: Ice Cream Peek behind the scenes at Fentons Creamery where you […]
My husband and I recently visited Berkeley’s Victory Point Café, the Bay Area’s first board game cafe, and had a great time. We had lunch, nibbled on snacks, and checked out a few new-to-us board games. Since our first lunch date, I’ve returned for special one-on-one time with each of my kids, ranging in age from […]
We gratefully welcome back Annie Burke, founder of Outside Kids, for today’s post. Most people say that the Bay Area doesn’t have seasons. I disagree. The Bay Area has a dry season (roughly May-October) and a wet season (November-April). There’s the summer fog season and the hot and dry days of September and October. If […]
Over the hill and through the tunnel to grandmother’s house Small Talk Family Cafe we go. Ok, not the same ring, and not grandmother’s house, BUT there are muffins. The Small Talk Family Cafe located in Downtown Walnut Creek is a full service coffee bar, cafe, and play space all in one. Grab a coffee (and sip it […]
Pinkies out, everybody! In case you’ve never taken your little girl — or boy — to tea, this holiday season offers a perfect opportunity. One of the best times to take kids for a high tea experience is during the holidays, when everybody’s feeling festive. You just might start a yearly tradition. Here are some […]
At first I thought it was only a myth. There are so few drive-through conveniences in the East Bay, that I couldn’t imagine a drive-through Starbucks could sneak into our fair area code. Then, I hunted for it only to come up short. Twice. (First I didn’t go far enough, then too far.)
Imagine a spacious, clean, preschool in which your child can explore at her own pace for hours and you have the pleasure of watching her do it.
Thanks to Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science for sponsoring our guide to places to take East Bay preschoolers. These are fun activities and destinations for younger kids focused on the amazing indoor spaces and places because the sunny weather can’t last forever. Right? Did you know kids can visit the Lawrence Hall of Science for […]
Nestled in the 3000 block of Adeline Street in South Berkeley, you’ll find The Rec Room – an indoor family spot geared for the whole gang. From new mama meet-ups to homework help for your third-graders, they’ve got you covered (and then some). I visited last week for a Parent & Tot Yoga Class and […]
We are grateful to have The Asian Art Museum as a sponsor of 510Families.com. The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has lots of kid-friendly programming coming up. Family Fun Day is Sunday, October 18, and the galleries will be especially welcoming to children, inviting them to take a closer look at the art. Family […]
My kids and I have made the rounds to all the local trampoline parks, and it’s one of their favorite things to do. Although it’s an indoor activity, it’s a ton of exercise. I always find that it’s worth the drive to take them there. I thought I’d round them up in one post so […]
We are pleased to introduce a new sponsor today: The Asian Art Museum. The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco has launched a super-family-friendly program to help kids get more out of the museum. Kids under 12 are always free at this museum, and there’s plenty for them to do. On Saturdays, there are Kids’ […]