Bay Area Family Activities

Newsletter for kids and family activities in Santa Clara County



Make some Pencil Tube at Orchard Supply Hardware (Age 5-12) (free)

It's time for back to school. Bring the kids and make some pencil tubes. This fun craft will get them excited for the school year ahead, and it’s FREE! Event Location: Orchard Supply Hardware Date and Time: Saturday, August 19,... Continue Reading →

Lotus in the West at the Berryessa Library (Elementary grade kids) (free)

Lotus in the West is a program to learn about and introduce to young kids other cultures that we inherit from our ancestors. They will read books to elementary-grade children, teaching about the world’s many cultures, and their unique qualities... Continue Reading →

Be Cool For School at the Berryessa Library (School age kids) (free)

Kick off the school year by visiting your local library for a fun and educational activity! Learn what homework help resources are available for students and create custom composition books and school book covers.   Event Location: Berryessa Library Date... Continue Reading →

Happy Hollow Go Wild at the Berryessa Library (Age 5 and up) (free)

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo comes to your library! Join with your whole family for a fun filled program with live critters and learn about adaptations, habitat, diet, and more. Event Location: Berryessa Library Date and Time: Tuesday, August 15 at... Continue Reading →

All About the All-American Eclipse at the Milpitas Library (Preteen, Teen, Adult) (free)

For the first time in 38 years, a total solar eclipse will be visible in the continental United States. Taking place Monday, August 21, 2017, the total eclipse will only be observable from the United States, and will be seen... Continue Reading →

Light Up the Night: Lightning Bugs at the Berryessa Library (ages 3 and up) (free)

Join to learn more about the insect that lights up the night sky- fireflies! Participates will be able to create their own ‘lightning bug’ to take home. Event Location: Berryesssa Library Date and Time: Tuesday, August 8 at 11:00am 

Penske Truck at the Home Depot (ages 5-12) (free)

Join hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a wooden Penske truck to roll some fun into August. Once the project is complete, your child can personalize their truck with stickers and paint. All kids get to keep... Continue Reading →

Kid’s Shark Tank at the Northside Library (Grades K-5 accompanied by at least one parent) (free)

This program is ideal for parents who want to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit in their children or for kids who want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, or Jack Ma. Event Registration: Northside Library Date and... Continue Reading →

Family Escape Room at the Berryessa Library (ages 5-11 years old with an adult family member ) (free)

Locked in the Library! Youth ages 5-11 years old with an adult family member are invited to team up for the Family Escape Room challenge. Search for clues and solve puzzles to determine how to get out. In order to... Continue Reading →

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