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Burning Man With Kids: Guide to the Playa

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids. Below, they give us their tips for Burning Man with kids. Read the full article here. 

Labor Day weekend is creeping up on us, which can mean only one thing (besides the start of the school year): Burning Man! When we first put feelers out to our network of Moms and Dads about the idea of writing an Insider’s Guide to Burning Man with Kids we got a lot of, “no ways”, “are you crazy” and “not in this lifetime” responses. While it’s clear that the majority of Burners opt for a week of adult playtime, there are actually quite a few Burner parents who wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Bay Area's Coolest Carousels

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

If you rode a carousel when you were little, you’ll remember what a magical experience it was. The thrill of the sparkling lights to the music to picking out what animal you would ride never got old. Why not treat your family to the same great memories of good old-fashioned fun? We’ve found the Bay Area’s best spots for a fun-filled carousel ride that will make you and your little ones giggle in delight!

Amy Graff of 'The Mommy Files' on Her Bay Area Family Favorites

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

We’re big fans of the The Mommy Files, SFGate’s fun and always thought-provoking blog, written by Amy Graff. Amy also blogs at The SF K-Files, a lively forum for discussion of all educational topics in the Bay Area, and is a contributor blogger at Babycenter. Amy is one of the Bay Area’s favorite mom voices and here she shares her family favorites with us.

SF Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Hey parents — ever notice how those kids meals jack the price up on your “going out to eat” budget? Check out our directory of restaurants in San Francisco where kids can eat for free with their parents. The pickings in San Francisco are slim, but perhaps we’re missing some hidden gems? It takes a village to feed a kid… for free! Let us know where you take the kids for a fun free meal. 

78 Things to Do with Kids in San Francisco This Summer

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Luxe Camping Options Near the Bay Area

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Family Travel: Drive-In Movies with Kids

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

When was the last time you went to a drive-in movie? If you’re over the age of 20, you probably have a lot of fond childhood or teenage memories surrounding the drive-in! Nowadays, drive-in theaters are few and far between across America, but we’ve hunted some down in our favorite Red Tricycle cities. Add a trip to the drive-in to your summer to-do list and use these tips to make it a fun experience for the entire family!

Bay Area Last-Minute Camping Ideas (For Kids)

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

At long last, school is out and it’s camping season! Unless you were online in March the day the season’s sites went up for grabs, you may think all the good sites have been snapped up, but it’s not too late. While it’s true places like Yosemite book up months in advance, there are plenty of options you and the kids will love, especially if you’re willing to take a day or two off from work, for a mid-week break.

The Bay Area's Best Frozen Yogurt Spots (For Kids and Adults)

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Everywhere we look, the 80′s are back in style… including the “froyo” fad! However, these days our tastes are a bit more refined. Get your sweet fix with gourmet flavors like watermelon or açai and a multitude of toppings at one of the several hundred froyo shops in the Bay Area. And with health benefits like probiotics, calcium, potassium and many more to mention, picking up a frozen yogurt cup is guilt-free and family-friendly! Here’s a short list of our favorite spots to beat the heat with a tasty treat this summer:

U-Pick Fruit Farms in the Bay Area – Strawberries, Peaches, Blackberries & More

Summer is in full swing, which means berries and stone fruits are in season! Take the family to a nearby U-PICK farm for some fresh air and seasonal fruit, and don’t forget the camera! The kids may work up an appetite running around orchards and searching for the sweetest berries, so pack a picnic and don’t forget the sunblock! Here’s a couple of our favorite farms in the Bay Area:

At Peter A. Wolfe Ranch in Brentwood (about 40 minutes from the East Bay), stone fruit is the specialty and varieties of peaches are available for picking until mid-August. Picked apricots are also in season and for sale at the packing shed, just place a call to reserve. Sign up for Wolfe’s weekly email to receive up-to-the-minute details about what is ripe for picking each weekend. Right now, it’s white peaches and the farmers take seasonality seriously.

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