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Family Fun in the East Bay

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26 Places Where Kids Can Ride Scooters

Wondering where your little one can ride a scooter around Oakland? I have 2 scooters and 2 helmets permanently in my trunk, and I know just where to go.

autumn lights

Ticket Alert: Autumn Lights Festival near Lake Merritt

From October 14-16, the Gardens at Lake Merritt will be lit up at night. Come, take a stroll and enjoy the magic.

child reading book outside

Academic Support & Enrichment for East Bay Kids

Find academic support in math, reading, or study skills in the East Bay. Build confidence in group work or one-on-one.

Aptos Beach and horses

No-Fly Vacation Idea: Seascape Resort in Aptos

Aptos feels like a faraway family getaway without hefty airfares. Hop in the car and your vacation starts in 90 minutes!

child in front of train

Fun Things to Do in the East Bay This Weekend: September 25-26

Pumpkin patches, orchards, and farms dominate, but there are bikes, trains, and screams, too. Choose your favorites for a fun family weekend.

children outdoors jumping

Spotlight on EBI, PK-8 International Education

Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI) offers a PK-8 multilingual, international education that inspires students to engage with a changing global world.

Berkeley Totlot: George Florence Park

George Florence Park Profile: Playground With Huge Grass Area in West Berkeley

The tot lot is fully enclosed with a fence, so it’s a great place for keeping an eye on multiple toddlers or bringing your preschooler when you have a new baby in tow.

corn maze entrance

Three Nunns Pumpkin Patch Has Tractors, U-Pick & Massive Corn Mazes for Acres of Fun

Open 9/18 through 10/31, Brentwood’s Three Nunns Farm has a u-pick pumpkins, 2 corn mazes, and lots more produce. Let’s get dirty.

fourth street statue

What to Do With Kids on Berkeley’s Fourth Street

Berkeley’s Fourth Street has the food, fun, and stuff to please folks of all ages. Up early? Love trains? Reptiles? Coffee? Toys? Come on.

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The Urban Edge Farm — U-Pick Flowers in Brentwood

The Urban Edge Farm in Brentwood is a 34-acre organic farm producing 50 different vegetables, herbs, and fruits with fields of flowers for the picking.

toddler at a pumpkin patch

East Bay Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze Guide

East Bay pumpkin patches come in many types: a pile at the market, a quick pumpkin picture, a carnival atmosphere, or a full day on the farm.

cafe doorway in a park

Best Idea Ever: A Playground with Coffee in Berkeley

With ample parking, a huge field, a creek to explore, a playground, and now, a cafe onsite, Strawberry Creek Park is a perfect destination.

child eating pomegranate on the farm

Pomegranate Picking in the East Bay

It is pomegranate picking season and you can head out to a Bay Area farm and pick with your children for a terrific autumn outing. Here’s where and how…

Helena and sister holding pizzas from Cafe Reyes in Point Reyes Station

44 Best Activities for Teens in the East Bay & Beyond

What to do with East Bay teens? Our teenagers’ Bay Area favorites include museum deals, hiking, beach day, little farm, & fire pits at ocean beach.

Capturing Childhood workshop with Icarian

East Bay Family Photographers: Reader’s Favorites

This list of photographers for East Bay families was curated with the help of 510Families.com readers who shouted out their faves.

child at public market

99 Kid-friendly Restaurants in the East Bay

99 kid-friendly restaurants to check out in Oakland and Berkeley from Breakfast for dinner to Mexican, Pizza, Asian, Diners, and lots more!

child eating spaghetti

East Bay Home Delivery & Services Guide

Home delivery? Yes, please. Busy parents will be psyched to learn about these helpful services bringing everything from diapers to dessert to you.

theater class with children

Theater & Performing Arts Classes for Kids in the East Bay

Looking for musical theater or acting classes for kids or teens? Here are the Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda programs that let kids take the stage.

child in front of train

Ride the Rails at Ardenwood Historic Farm

This historic train ride through the farm is just what little train lovers want and the price is right. Enjoy Ardenwood on the rails.

Water Lantern Festival Oakland

Water Lantern Festival Comes to Oakland in October

Launch your own eco-friendly lantern into the Bay at Oakland’s Water Lantern Festival on October 23.

East Bay Scootering 4163

26 Places Where Kids Can Ride Scooters

Wondering where your little one can ride a scooter around Oakland? I have 2 scooters and 2 helmets permanently in my trunk, and I know just where to go.

autumn lights

Ticket Alert: Autumn Lights Festival near Lake Merritt

From October 14-16, the Gardens at Lake Merritt will be lit up at night. Come, take a stroll and enjoy the magic.

child reading book outside

Academic Support & Enrichment for East Bay Kids

Find academic support in math, reading, or study skills in the East Bay. Build confidence in group work or one-on-one.

Aptos Beach and horses

No-Fly Vacation Idea: Seascape Resort in Aptos

Aptos feels like a faraway family getaway without hefty airfares. Hop in the car and your vacation starts in 90 minutes!

child in front of train

Fun Things to Do in the East Bay This Weekend: September 25-26

Pumpkin patches, orchards, and farms dominate, but there are bikes, trains, and screams, too. Choose your favorites for a fun family weekend.

children outdoors jumping

Spotlight on EBI, PK-8 International Education

Escuela Bilingüe Internacional (EBI) offers a PK-8 multilingual, international education that inspires students to engage with a changing global world.

Berkeley Totlot: George Florence Park

George Florence Park Profile: Playground With Huge Grass Area in West Berkeley

The tot lot is fully enclosed with a fence, so it’s a great place for keeping an eye on multiple toddlers or bringing your preschooler when you have a new baby in tow.

corn maze entrance

Three Nunns Pumpkin Patch Has Tractors, U-Pick & Massive Corn Mazes for Acres of Fun

Open 9/18 through 10/31, Brentwood’s Three Nunns Farm has a u-pick pumpkins, 2 corn mazes, and lots more produce. Let’s get dirty.

fourth street statue

What to Do With Kids on Berkeley’s Fourth Street

Berkeley’s Fourth Street has the food, fun, and stuff to please folks of all ages. Up early? Love trains? Reptiles? Coffee? Toys? Come on.

girl with flowers

The Urban Edge Farm — U-Pick Flowers in Brentwood

The Urban Edge Farm in Brentwood is a 34-acre organic farm producing 50 different vegetables, herbs, and fruits with fields of flowers for the picking.

toddler at a pumpkin patch

East Bay Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze Guide

East Bay pumpkin patches come in many types: a pile at the market, a quick pumpkin picture, a carnival atmosphere, or a full day on the farm.

cafe doorway in a park

Best Idea Ever: A Playground with Coffee in Berkeley

With ample parking, a huge field, a creek to explore, a playground, and now, a cafe onsite, Strawberry Creek Park is a perfect destination.

child eating pomegranate on the farm

Pomegranate Picking in the East Bay

It is pomegranate picking season and you can head out to a Bay Area farm and pick with your children for a terrific autumn outing. Here’s where and how…

Helena and sister holding pizzas from Cafe Reyes in Point Reyes Station

44 Best Activities for Teens in the East Bay & Beyond

What to do with East Bay teens? Our teenagers’ Bay Area favorites include museum deals, hiking, beach day, little farm, & fire pits at ocean beach.

Capturing Childhood workshop with Icarian

East Bay Family Photographers: Reader’s Favorites

This list of photographers for East Bay families was curated with the help of 510Families.com readers who shouted out their faves.

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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