4 Great Places Near Kensington To Take The Family this Summer

With much of the summer still left, no doubt your family is looking for things to do. The good news is that the Kensington area boasts a wealth of things to do for families.

Here are four things we enjoy doing with our families:

1) Tilden Regional Park Little Farm, Berkeley 

People of all ages love animals, and that’s what makes Tilden Regional Park Little Farm in Berkeley a great summer day trip for the family. The farm is filled with animals who love to interact with humans. Feel free to bring some celery to feed them – it’s allowed!

Placards add an educational touch, and there are play facilities on the property for kids who want a break from all the furry friends. There are goats, ducks, cows, sheep, chickens, geese, and lots more. Your family will love this day trip! 

2) Kensington Community Summer Day Camp, Kensington 

With a different theme each week, ranging from gymnastics to carpentry and arts & crafts, kids attending this daily summer camp will have no shortage of things to see, do, and learn.

Transportation is easy – Wednesday field trips even have a bus provided—and the counselors are excellent. Located in the picturesque Kensington Hills, this is a chance to keep your kids busy during the summer while also getting them in touch with nature (and keeping their mind engaged all summer, too). Plus, it’s affordable! 

3) Kite the Bay, San Francisco

Want some fun on the San Francisco Bay? Consider giving Kite the Bay a try. This thrilling kite surfing service can have you soaring over the water within the hour, no matter your skill level.

They offer lessons and adventures for beginners through advanced users, with lessons on board skills, foil boarding, and more.

If your family is all grown up and needs more than a petting zoo to have a fun day in the sun these days, get out on the bay with them and have an adventure! 

4) Kensington Park, Kensington

Sometimes the very best thing you can do is to keep is simple. That’s just what Kensington Park allows you to do – but simple doesn’t mean boring!

This hidden gem is tucked away in the hills near the library, where it is overlooked by many residents who don’t even realize it’s there. But with playground areas, sports facilities, beautiful views, picnic areas, and short but relaxing and well-maintained paved trails, this is a park you won’t want to skip.

Known by some locals as the Kensington Tot Lot, this is a great day to picnic, throw around a Frisbee, and enjoy the beautiful summer weather with the family.