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Family Fun in the East Bay

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LGBTQ+ Pride Month Activities for Families

We love family-friendly Pride celebrations and can’t wait for the full return next year. Celebrations for LGBTQ families & allies alike.

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COVID-19 East Bay Reopenings for Kids: What to Do & Where to Go

Where to get up-to-date information about all the great places re-opening, including museums, classes, and theaters.

gnomes

Oakland Scavenger Hunt: These Adorable Gnomes Will Delight Your Kids

Hundreds of gnomes fill the sidewalks of Oakland, and will delight you every time. Here’s where, and how to find them.

redwoods park

Get Out of the House with the Oakland Parks Challenge!

The Parks Challenge is a free, all-ages scavenger hunt running throughout Oakland until July 11. Get outdoors with your family & win great prizes!

flexa play shop with 2 children

WIN a FLEXA Wooden Play Kitchen, Workbench, or Shop

Each of these sleek-looking wooden toys (valued at $265) encourages kids to expand their creative, social, and dexterity skills.

Exploring Sibley at the summer solstice

Soak Up the Summer Solstice in the East Bay

This year the summer solstice takes place on Sunday, June 20 at 8:31 pm in Oakland. Soak it in.

Salesforce Park

Fun Things to Do in the East Bay this Week: June 14 – 20

Fathers Day and Juneteenth celebrations, chocolate and chalk art festival, plus more. We’ve got 14 fresh ideas for your family this week.

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Now Open: Avengers Campus at Disneyland

An All-New Land at Disney California Adventure Park celebrating the Avengers characters is now open. Marvel fans are gonna love it!

Tilden Park Steam Trains

Tilden Park Steam Trains Now Open Week Days

The Tilden Park steam trains in the Berkeley hills are open for the summer. Wonderful fun for toddlers. Plan your visit.

legoland car

Bay Area LEGOLAND Discovery Center is Incredible for LEGO Lovers

The LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Milpitas is a really cool indoor playground for all LEGO builders and wannabes, especially those ages 4 to 10.

Ardenwood farms

Step Back in Time at Fremont’s Ardenwood Historic Farm

Ardenwood Farm is a working farm and a trip back in time, to a place where Laura Ingalls might have lived, without the Minnesota snow.

510 Families Birthday Party Guide

East Bay Kids Birthday Party Guide

Let us help you plan your kid’s birthday party. Ideas for kids including birthday party places, party entertainers, birthday cakes, and more around the East Bay.

Enjoying the Little Farm in Tilden Park

Berkeley’s Little Farm, Free and Fun for All Ages

Tilden Park’s Little Farm is fantastic and free. Reserve your spot to get up-close-and-personal with cows, pigs, chickens, bunnies, and more.

Adventure playground

Open for Summer: Adventure Playground Berkeley

Adventure Playground Berkeley lets kids imagine, build, and decorate their own play structures with saws, hammers, nails, and paint.

two parents and child by grill

Where to Celebrate Fourth of July in the East Bay

Fireworks, a parade, BBQ, swimming, and more! Our Fourth of July Guide for East Bay families has 15 great ideas to celebrate.

snoo baby basinette

WIN: $1000 of Credit on Loop for All Your Children’s Gear

Loop is a simpler way to shop for your baby. Rent curated baby gear for ages 0 to 5 by the month. Good for your wallet & the planet!

sunflower field

Visit the Sunflower Fields of Yolo County near Davis

For years the farmers of Yolo County, about an hour from Berkeley, have grown 70,000 acres of sunflowers. They bloom in June & July.

Chinese young woman teaching her son not to be afraid of water

Where Do You Swim in the East Bay?

So many great places to swim in the East Bay: seasonal pools, water parks, private pools, beaches, lagoons, you name it!

Antioch Contra Loma Lagoon

Contra Loma Lagoon is a Toddler Swimming Heaven

One of my favorite places to swim with littles is the Contra Loma Lagoon, a hybrid pool where half of the pool is sandy and the other deep half is not.

peaches on tree crop

Summer Stone Fruit Picking in the East Bay

The time is now for picking perfect peaches, amazing apricots, and nectarous nectarines in the East Bay!

Rainbow hair and rainbow flag

LGBTQ+ Pride Month Activities for Families

We love family-friendly Pride celebrations and can’t wait for the full return next year. Celebrations for LGBTQ families & allies alike.

child in fighter plane

COVID-19 East Bay Reopenings for Kids: What to Do & Where to Go

Where to get up-to-date information about all the great places re-opening, including museums, classes, and theaters.

gnomes

Oakland Scavenger Hunt: These Adorable Gnomes Will Delight Your Kids

Hundreds of gnomes fill the sidewalks of Oakland, and will delight you every time. Here’s where, and how to find them.

redwoods park

Get Out of the House with the Oakland Parks Challenge!

The Parks Challenge is a free, all-ages scavenger hunt running throughout Oakland until July 11. Get outdoors with your family & win great prizes!

flexa play shop with 2 children

WIN a FLEXA Wooden Play Kitchen, Workbench, or Shop

Each of these sleek-looking wooden toys (valued at $265) encourages kids to expand their creative, social, and dexterity skills.

Exploring Sibley at the summer solstice

Soak Up the Summer Solstice in the East Bay

This year the summer solstice takes place on Sunday, June 20 at 8:31 pm in Oakland. Soak it in.

Salesforce Park

Fun Things to Do in the East Bay this Week: June 14 – 20

Fathers Day and Juneteenth celebrations, chocolate and chalk art festival, plus more. We’ve got 14 fresh ideas for your family this week.

two warrior women with spears

Now Open: Avengers Campus at Disneyland

An All-New Land at Disney California Adventure Park celebrating the Avengers characters is now open. Marvel fans are gonna love it!

Tilden Park Steam Trains

Tilden Park Steam Trains Now Open Week Days

The Tilden Park steam trains in the Berkeley hills are open for the summer. Wonderful fun for toddlers. Plan your visit.

legoland car

Bay Area LEGOLAND Discovery Center is Incredible for LEGO Lovers

The LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Milpitas is a really cool indoor playground for all LEGO builders and wannabes, especially those ages 4 to 10.

Ardenwood farms

Step Back in Time at Fremont’s Ardenwood Historic Farm

Ardenwood Farm is a working farm and a trip back in time, to a place where Laura Ingalls might have lived, without the Minnesota snow.

510 Families Birthday Party Guide

East Bay Kids Birthday Party Guide

Let us help you plan your kid’s birthday party. Ideas for kids including birthday party places, party entertainers, birthday cakes, and more around the East Bay.

Enjoying the Little Farm in Tilden Park

Berkeley’s Little Farm, Free and Fun for All Ages

Tilden Park’s Little Farm is fantastic and free. Reserve your spot to get up-close-and-personal with cows, pigs, chickens, bunnies, and more.

Adventure playground

Open for Summer: Adventure Playground Berkeley

Adventure Playground Berkeley lets kids imagine, build, and decorate their own play structures with saws, hammers, nails, and paint.

two parents and child by grill

Where to Celebrate Fourth of July in the East Bay

Fireworks, a parade, BBQ, swimming, and more! Our Fourth of July Guide for East Bay families has 15 great ideas to celebrate.

snoo baby basinette

WIN: $1000 of Credit on Loop for All Your Children’s Gear

Loop is a simpler way to shop for your baby. Rent curated baby gear for ages 0 to 5 by the month. Good for your wallet & the planet!

Welcome to {510} Families

For parents looking for more fun with their kids in the East Bay, this is your online guide. You’ll find free and cheap activities for babies and kids in Oakland, Berkeley and surrounding areas.

Discover what you can do this weekend, where you can play, and how to find everything an East Bay family needs. Help us build this community: submit tips and make comments. Thank you for visiting.

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– Heather & Whitney

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