Lilypad :: South Philly’s Playspace and Family Event Space

Lilypad is currently closed for playgroups. Our backyard classes are happening! Visit us on Facebook or Instagram for details. All class signups are via the individual instructors. CityKids Consignment Sale is a direct fundraiser for Lilypad – due to the pandemic, we have not held our huge semi-annual sales.

We all know it takes a village to raise children. Lilypad is a play space for children and their caretakers, from infants to about age 4, at 1234 S. Broad Street, in South Philly. Lilypad brings families together with playgroups, community events, and classes.

Our Facebook page has details on the latest at Lilypad.

NOW RENTING FOR 2021! Visit our Birthday Party page for details on holding a private event at Lilypad.

Interested in running backyard classes at Lilypad? email us at LAND at LILYPADPHILLY. org for complete details.

Lilypad volunteers help moderate the google list-serve Kids South Of Washington (KSOW). Click for the Official Page to find out how to join – only available to current South Philly parents. As an all-volunteer organization, we appreciate your patience as we get to requests!

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Saturdays and Sundays: $95 for Lilypad members/$200 public. Email us to reserve at LAND AT LilypadPhilly dot org!

Email is the best way to get your questions answered. We welcome any and all feedback, and look forward to hearing from you.


Your $100 annual membership to Lilypad helps support our community playspace. When we fully open again, your membership will get you into the playspace during our open hours to play! If you join now, your membership will give you discounts on private rentals and discounts on our backyard classes.

Become a member and your entire family can come to Lilypad for an entire year (grandparents, parents, siblings, nannies and caretakers can enjoy the space with your kids)! A Lilypad membership works out to about $8/month for unlimited play. All memberships begin the month in which they were purchased and are good for 1 year from then.

Member benefits include:

    • Access to all playgroups (free play in our playspace)
    • Our playspace has toys, kitchen, slide, train table, dolls, cars, climbing mats, balls, blocks, books, step climber, Pikler Triangle and more
    • Free access to all playgroups and Lilypad-run events
    • Discounts for all backyard classes at Lilypad (contact instructor for details)
    • Affordable rental of Lilypad’s space for your child’s birthday party

To become a Lilypad Member for $100 for your entire family for one full year, click the Buy Now link:

Please provide your preferred email plus the name and email of co-parent or spouse who will attend playgroups, especially if you have different last names! 

All donations are tax-deductible. We accept gently used toys, books and gear year-round for CityKids Consignment Sale. 100% of proceeds go toward Lilypad. To arrange pick up or bulk items drop off, please email us.