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Sunol Wilderness Wildflower Festival

Normally I would never post about an event that already happened but this one was so great I want you all to know about it for next year! The Sunol Wilderness Wildflower Festival yesterday was such a wonderful family free event. The only cost is parking ($5) which is free if you have a park …

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San Ramon Playgrounds: road trip!

We had heard about a new park with a toddler-appropriate zip line in San Ramon. Zip line??? We were ready for a road trip! The first park in San Ramon we visited was by the community center. It’s small but great. A rock wall, all sorts of climbing structures and a man-made stream with just …

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Free Star Gazing in the City

We just got back from Chabot Science and Space Center in the Oakland hills. SO FUN. It was a free day if you have an account with Bank of America. This morning it was surprisingly (and pleasantly) uncrowded, especially considering the chilly, wet weather that usually drives families to indoor spots. Anyways, the exhibits are …

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A Few Upcoming Free Events

I haven’t been blogging since before the holidays because of all the holidays, birthdays and a frantic search to find a preschool for my daughter because an unexpected job was offered to me. I hope you and your family had a GREAT holiday season. There are so many fun free/cheap things to do that time …

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Free Carriage Rides by Lake Merritt today

Hey folks, This just in: There will be free carriage rides and face painting on Lakeshore today, Saturday Dec. 20th from 2-4pm. The face painting will be at Silver Moon. Wishing everyone a Happy Holiday and a Great New Year! Silver Moon Kids 3233 Lakeshore Ave Oakland Ca 94610 510-835-2229 Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6 Sun10-4

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Model Train Fun

Today we had a fun mini road trip to the Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society. Super fun! It is located by a nice park with ample picnic spots and five minutes from the Walnut Creek shopping district so in warm weather make a day out of it. Entrance fee is $3. It is in a …

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Free Family Yoga

There are so many fun, free things happening for the holidays so be sure to keep an eye out for them on places like Berkeley Parents Network, 510 Families or Fun Cheap SF East Bay. Sick of the holiday already? Here’s a non-holiday free event that caught my eye: A yoga class where adults connect …

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Free Parking!

We are simultaneously in the midst of fighting nasty colds and of a do-it-yourself kitchen redo so the toddler and I haven’t been out and about much this week. But, here’s something to look forward to this holiday season: free parking! Check it out Oakland: Free Holiday Parking on Plaid Friday & Saturdays from Thanksgiving …

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We Rock The Spectrum in Berkeley – nice splurge

Have you done the rounds of the indoor play spots? So have we. I rarely splurge on going back to them more than once or twice but We Rock the Spectrum is going to be the exception. Wow this place is great! There is a puzzle and craft room, a train room, a room filled …

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Parks and Rec, I love thee

We just finished watching all six seasons of Parks and Rec on netflix. Such a good show! However, the real Oakland Parks and Rec Dept is blowing my mind! We just got home from a FREE parks and rec play date. 930-1230 on Wednesdays and Fridays at Willie Keyes Rec Center led by two wonderful …

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