The Tilden Park steam trains in the Berkeley hills are open for the summer. Wonderful fun for toddlers. Plan your visit.
Reopening with some limitations: Children’s Fairyland is a beloved storybook theme park for kids under age 8 at Lake Merritt in Oakland.
The Oakland Zoo is open by reservation with lots of animals and the gondola. No indoor places or playgrounds though, so manage expectations.
We love holiday lights! Whether you stay in the car and do a “drive-by” or get out to stroll, visiting holiday light displays is a fun winter tradition.
Three terrific places to take your train-obsessed kid on a getaway to Santa Cruz. And where to stay.
Tickets are now available for the Magical Christmas Train by River Fox out of West Sacramento. It will be lots of holiday fun.
All aboard the Polar Express! Here are a few magical holiday train rides for Bay Area families, some of which will sell out quickly.
When my kid was one, the best way to get him out of the house was to talk about the choo choos we would see: real train, BART train, train table, all good!
Sad, but not surprised, to report that the Polar Express out of Sacramento is cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19.
Niles Canyon Railway is opening for a limited number of autumn rides out of Sunol Station. Get your tickets now. All aboard!
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Our local events calendar is usually packed with drop-in classes, free storytimes, and festivals. Plan your weekend and your summer vacation: daily articles and a weekend planner help you find what’s fun and free when you need it.