Family activities for preschool children in Richmond, including Point Richmond, Richmond Annex, Marina Bay, and Richmond View

Families of the San Francisco Bay Area are fortunate to have lots of choices when it comes to fun, educational activities for preschool children. The gorgeous natural setting of the Bay Area offers preschool children a diverse landscape to see and explore. The agricultural and historical bounties of the East Bay and San Francisco enrich the senses and inspire wonder.

With its close proximity (2 min drive) to I-80 and I-580, Nomura Preschool straddles several communities in the East Bay, CA. This convenient location between Hercules, Pinole, San Pablo, Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, Kensington and Berkeley allows parents to quickly drop off their child without adding significant commute time.

As a longtime member of East Bay communities and a cultural leader in Bay Area preschool care, Nomura Preschool children and parents are encouraged to apply their imaginations and curiosity to the world around them. To that end, we’ve developed a short list of children’s activities for each of our local cities. By no means comprehensive, these lists include a few city-specific places, events and organizations where your child can grow and have fun.

Richmond Museum of History

400 Nevin Ave, Richmond / 510.235.7387

Open: Wed-Sun, 1-4pm. Tours available.

Follow the history of Richmond and the East Bay, from the lives of the Ohlone tribes who first lived here to the Spanish conquests, the immigration tides of the Gold Rush, up to the arrival of oil industry and Ford Motor Company in Richmond, CA, and the importance of the railroad. With lots of colorful displays and historical objects to see and learn about here, this little-known gem of Richmond gets consistent good reviews.

Also available with the Richmond Museum of History is the SS Red Oak Victory, a naval ship built in the mid-40s here in Richmond, CA at the Kaiser Shipyards. The ship saw service in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Recently fully restored and available for tours.

Richmond Youth “Little Tennis” Program

For more information, please call (510) 620-6793.

This tennis program is designed for the 3-5 year old tennis player. Children will receive the basic fundamentals of tennis in a non-competitive, fun atmosphere.

Richmond Library: Story Times

Free / No advance registration / Large groups of children, please call ahead at (510) 620-6557

“Join us for lively thirty-minute programs held regularly each week. Led by our talented librarians, children will hear stories, sing songs, and learn fingerplays. Story times can help encourage brain development, increase vocabulary, and improve motor skills. At the same time, children, parents, and caregivers will be entertained by the combination of stories and activities, often centered on a theme.”

Main Library, Children’s Room – Weds at 10:30am, Sats at 11:00am

(Family story time, all ages welcome)

325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond CA / (510) 620-6557

Bayview Branch – Mondays at 10:30 am

5100 Hartnett Avenue, Richmond CA / (510) 620-6566

West Side Branch – Tuesdays at 9:30 am

135 Washington Avenue, Richmond CA / (510) 620-6567