Winnie Picks

Winnie Picks

San Francisco, CA

Hi! This account is run by the team at Winnie to help surface awesome things to do with your kids in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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🎉 Great news for San Francisco Bay Area parents. Winnie's comprehensive, free, searchable daycare and preschool directory has expanded throughout the Bay Area. You can check it out at https://winnie.com/childcare. Listings include descriptions, photos, tuition, availability data, and reviews from parents. 💫 Fun fact: Winnie now has over 5,000 daycare & preschool providers on its platf... More

Attention soccer fans! Street Soccer USA is hosting its 2017 Cup Series all weekend at The Yard. Games are played all day Saturday and Sunday and are free to watch. Grab food at the food trucks and enjoy some soccer. http://sf.funcheap.com/event-series/street-soccer-usa-cup-san-francisco/

Bring the whole fam to the Computer History Museum this Saturday May 20 from 11:30am to 2pm for the free Toddler's & Tech event. Learn from child development experts and visit Winnie's booth at the event to chat with the Winnie founders. More info + tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/toddlers-tech-device-use-and-your-child-tickets-3XXX-XXXX

Missed Winnie's San Francisco Preschool 101 Event? Fear not! Head over to our Facebook page and find the slides and video from our talk: https://www.facebook.com/Winnielabs/posts/XXX-XXXX482275 Also please give our Facebook page a "Like" while you're there 🙏🏻

Join Winnie for a free Easter party at Public Bikes Saturday April 15 from 11am to 2pm. Egg decorating for the kids and mimosas for the parents! 🥚🐣

Join Winnie for another playdate at the magical Presidio Heights Playground this Saturday April 1 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. They have tons of toys there in addition to their 2 awesome playgrounds. We'll supply snacks. Like or comment if you think you might join! (This is not an April Fools joke, we will really be there)

Let's get together for a casual Winnie Playdate this Wednesday March 29 from 10:30am to 12pm. Meet other local parents and enjoy the lovely scenery of the SF Botanical Garden. We'll hang on the left side of the lawn by the main entrance. We'll supply snacks and games. BYOK (bring your own kids) and bring an ID to prove you're an SF resident to get in free. Comment on this post ... More

Want kids clothing, toys, and gear at 90% off retail prices? Then don’t miss this massive consignment sale all weekend long at the San Mateo Event Center. Register here (for free) to save your spot: http://bit.ly/2mOkj2E

Unleash your creativity at MOCHA’s open arts studio open Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 1pm. Children ages 18 months to 6 years are encouraged to drop-in and make an art project for $5/person. http://mocha.org/museum/open-studio/

🏃Get fit this weekend at SF Healthfest, an outdoor festival of healthy living: http://www.rallyhealth.com/sfhealthfest. Enjoy free fitness bootcamps, a kids zone, prizes and more. Saturday from 10am to 2pm, and admission is free.

Join Berkeley Art Center in Live Oak Park on Sunday March 19 for a free family day from 1-4pm. There will be art-making stations, live music, and snacks (but bring your own lunch if you want to picnic). http://www.berkeleyartcenter.org/#/programs/

Bring your own bag and head over to the Mountain View Farmers Market every Sunday 9am to 1pm for some fresh produce and other yummy treats 🍏🍐🍆🥕🥑

Get crafty at the Oakland Public Library this Saturday. At crafternoon your kids will make grass heads. This gardening project is free and all materials are provided. 3/11 from 2pm to 4pm. http://oaklandlibrary.org/locations/golden-gate-branch

It's birthday party season! (Ok it's always birthday party season). Here are the best spots for unique 🎁🎁 http://blog.winnie.com/post/XXX-XXXX85/best-places-to-buy-kids-gifts-in-san-francisco

📚 Book lovers, be sure to come out for free family storytime at the Mitchell Park Library from 11-11:30am on Saturdays! http://bit.ly/2mubhMV

Need some new threads? Then don’t miss this massive rummage sale March 4 and 5 from 10am to 4pm in Oakland. Admission is free. http://bit.ly/2mu7JtI

Celebrate the opening of Raoul Wallenberg High School’s schoolyard to the public on the weekends. Saturday, March 4 from 11am to 1pm there will be a big family-friendly celebration with free tacos, games and activities. Did we mention free tacos? 🌮 http://bit.ly/2lrRYyI

Spend the morning with famous children’s illustrator and author Todd Parr, Saturday Feb 25 at 10am. He’ll read aloud from his favorites like “It's Okay to be Different”. More info: https://paloaltojcc.org/Events/a-morning-with-childrens-author-and-illustrator-todd-parr Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for kids, and free for children under 3.

Sing and dance along with Octopretzel at this live concert for kids. Saturday February 25 at 11am (doors open at 10:30am). Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://thefreight.org/octopretzel-2

Inspect some insects this Saturday at Umpqua Bank’s free InsectPalooza. Touch and hold a variety of insects like beetles, cockroaches, millipedes and more. February 25 from 11am to 2pm. RSVP to info@savenature.org http://www.savenature.org/content/news_events/Events

Heads up Disney fans -- it’s Disney on Ice in San Jose! Get your tickets now for the show happening Feb 22 - 26 at the SAP Center. Tickets start at $15. https://www.disneyonice.com/ticket-info/Worlds%20of%20Enchantment/110760

Looking for some weekend entertainment? Head over to the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts to see this kids production of The Talented Clementine, Feb 17 and 18. Tickets start at $8. http://pytnet.org/boxoffice/the-talented-clementine/#showinfo

Take a ride on the Tilden Park Merry Go Round this weekend. It will open early and stay open late for Presidents Weekend, with special food and games for kids. At only $2 a ride, you may want to take the carousel for a few spins. http://tildenparkmerrygoround.org/

Every Saturday swing by the Presidio Officers’ Club from 11am to 4pm to participate in some free crafting for kids. This Saturday Feb 18 make some silly sock whales in honor of World Whale Day! http://www.presidio.gov/events/creative-family-fun-super-silly-sock-whales-02-18-2017

❤ If Valentine's Day has you in the mood for a nice meal, then don't miss our picks for the best family dining in San Francisco! http://blog.winnie.com/post/XXX-XXXX40/best-family-friendly-restaurants-in-san-francisco

If New York Fashion Week has you in the mood to shop for new duds, check out these local San Francisco kids clothing stores, including a few that won't break the bank! http://blog.winnie.com/post/XXX-XXXX80/best-kids-clothing-stores-in-san-francisco

Rainy weather got you feeling cooped up? Check out these gyms that will entertain your kid as you burn some calories http://blog.winnie.com/post/XXX-XXXX40/best-gyms-with-childcare-in-san-francisco

💦 Need some indoor entertainment this week? Visit one of these top museums for kids in San Francisco: http://blog.winnie.com/post/XXX-XXXX60/best-museums-for-kids-in-san-francisco

It's gonna be a wet weekend! Stay dry at some of the best indoor play gyms in and around San Francisco. Read about our top picks here: http://blog.winnie.com/post/XXX-XXXX15/best-indoor-play-gyms-in-san-francisco

Head over to a big Lunar New Year celebration at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center on Saturday 2/4, 11am-3pm. Enjoy live performances, arts & crafts for kids, and balloon animals. Admission is free. Official website here: http://oacc.cc/events/lunar-new-year/

Before the Super Bowl on Sunday, come out for storytime at the SF Botanical Gardens Library on Sunday 2/5, 10:30-11:30am, and then take a walk around the gardens on a 30 minute tour. You can even pack a lunch to enjoy in the gardens. Storytime is free for all. The tour is also free if you’re an SF resident (with proof of residency like a driver’s license). More info here: http://www.sfbotanical... More

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Attending a women's march this weekend? There are over 600 marches throughout the US happening. http://womensmarch.com/sisters Here's a great resource on marching with kids: https://medium.com/move-towards-joy/activist-mamas-guide-to-taking-kids-to-a-march-ff5a56340a86#.mxmum1f7c

🌲 Monday January 16 is a FREE admission day to our nation's National Parks in honor of MLK Jr. Here's a list of participating California National Parks: Cabrillo National Monument Death Valley National Park Joshua Tree National Park Lassen Volcanic National Park Lava Beds National Monument Muir Woods Pinnacles National Park San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Sequoia & ... More

🎉 On Dec 31 this countdown across the U.S. time zones includes three ball drops, at noon, 1pm, and 2pm. Lots of games and prizes make this an awesome way to ring in the New Year from 10am to 4pm. Included with admission.

🎤 Looking for something a little different to do with the kiddos? Head over to the Castro Theater and sing along as you watch The Sound of Music on the big screen. Tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for kids and available for purchase via Ticketweb. Playing Monday Dec 26 through Sunday Jan 1.

🎉 On Dec 31 from 11:30am to 1:30pm, ring in the new year with the sounds of a 16th century, 2,100 pound bell. The ringing symbolizes a fresh start for 2017. Regular admission price applies, children 12 and under are free.

🎉 Dec 31 from 9am to 2pm enjoy music, dancing, art activities, and a celebratory ball drop at noon. Design your own party crown and noise maker to celebrate the Noon Year. Included with admission.

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