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Getting Sandy at Keller Beach in Richmond, CA

My family loved our four-hour getaway to Keller Beach in Richmond. Bring sand toys and snacks to make the most of your day.

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Family Fun in the East Bay

Parents Guide to Berkeley's Gilman District

Gilman District in Berkeley with Kids

Gilman District in Berkeley, Gilman between the freeway and San Pablo Ave is awesome for families with kids for lots of places to eat, shop, and play.


{510} Family Faves with Local Author and Dad Ali Nazar

Ali Nazar lives in Berkeley with his wife and 2.5 children. He and I taught computer classes to kids at the Kirkwood Ski Resort together …


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Birthday Party Idea for Big Kids: Bot Bash

Getting too big for Pump it Up? Berkeley mom Katie told us about her son’s Bot Bash birthday party and we loved the idea. Bot …

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Field trip to Peek-a-Boo Factory in San Francisco

My boys and I recently checked out the newly opened Peek-a-Boo Factory in San Francisco’s West Portal ‘hood. And I know that’s far, but sometimes a …

Zipline at East Bay Playground

A zip-line tour of the East Bay

Our favorite zip lines in the East Bay are in Berkeley and San Ramon


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Einsteins gather to set a world record at Black Pine Circle School in Berkeley

World Record for Einsteins happening in Berkeley

The elementary and middle school students at Black Pine Circle School in Berkeley, CA will gather en masse at the school’s athletic field at 2pm …

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Golden Gate Park Children’s Playground & Carousel

There are so many great things to do in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park – take a  stroll, explore the Cal Academy of Sciences, visit the Conservatory of Flowers, …

Canyon Swim School offers serious lessons

Canyon Swim School: when its time to get serious about swim lessons

If the casual classes aren’t doing the trick, and you’re ready to get serious, it’s time to make the drive to Canyon Swim School.


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Then Comes Baby in Oakland

Then Comes Baby in Oakland

I’m so excited to share the latest resource for expectant parents and baby owners in the Grand Lake neighborhood: Then Comes Baby. Sabrina Freidenfelds opened …

East Bay restaurants for big family groups

When my visiting family was in town, I was at a loss for dining-out options that would be able to accommodate the nine of us. …

Ayelet Waldman, East Bay mom

(510) Family Faves: Ayelet Waldman

Our guest is New York Times bestselling author and East Bay mom of four, Ayelet Waldman. She shares her local favorites.


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Year-end thanks to all who sponsored {510} Families in 2014

We are so grateful to all of the local businesses who partnered with us this year, sponsoring events, advertising in our emails, in our sidebars, …

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.

Discover our never-ending calendar of fun stuff to do with kids in the East Bay!
– Heather & Whitney

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