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

Lilypad playgroups are back!

Mondays 9:30-11am

Tuesdays 9:30-11am

Wednesdays 9:30-11am

New Parent/Baby Playgroup: Tuesdays 11:30am-1pm (0-24 months) NO BABY PLAYGROUP JULY 27th 


We hope you can join us. First playgroup is free; thereafter Lilypad membership is required. Playgroups are drop-in, no registration required. All ages playgroups are recommended for parents and caretakers with children up to ages 4 or so.


• Our backyard classes are happening! All class signups are via the individual instructors and none require membership. Visit us on Facebook or Instagram for details about classes and playgroup.

Current OUTDOOR backyard classes (registration required):

Speech Therapy Playgroup: SOLD OUT! (ages 1-3)

Respectful Parenting Playgroup Class for under age 3, next class TBD

Interested in running backyard classes at Lilypad? email us at LAND at LILYPADPHILLY. org for complete details. Lilypad is unstaffed during most class times.


• CityKids Consignment Sale is a direct fundraiser for Lilypad – due to the pandemic, we have not held our huge semi-annual sales. We are actively looking for a new space to hold the fall sale. If you have a contact or a rental space available that is affordable, 3,000+sqft and available for 3-4 days over a weekend this fall, please reach out!


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.

BIRTHDAY PARTY RENTALS NOW AVAILABLE! Visit our Birthday Party page for details on holding a private event at Lilypad.

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!

Subscribe to Lilypad’s monthly events email

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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. Your membership will get you into the playspace during our open hours to play! Your membership will give you discounts on private rentals and discounts on backyard classes. Playgroups and open hours are expanding, and we hope you will support our mission to provide an affordable space for families to gather. We respectfully ask that you wear a mask regardless of vaccine status during all Lilypad playgroups.

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. Please consider supporting our mission of an affordable space for families by donating any amount today! In addition, 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.