Join Lilypad today. Help shape the future of South Philly.

We all know it takes a village to raise children. Join Lilypad/SPPRC as we transition to our brand new name and space at 1234 S. Broad Street. Visit us at Lilypad to get the support you need as we build a strong, diverse family-friendly community. Lilypad runs the list-serve Kids South Of Washington and CityKids Consignment Sale. Please visit us on Facebook for fun activities and things to do with kids in Philly, plus check in on the latest happenings at Lilypad.

Lilypad is a new playspace in South Philly, bringing families together with all-ages playgroups, and new mom groups. Members can come to all playgroups for free. See below for member benefits.


Classes starting in September!


TRIAL CLASSES September 12  |  Visit Songbird Music for details and to register.

3:45pm-4:25pm | Songbirds Explore Instruments, ages 4-8

Students will experience rhythm, melody and movement through games, songs, chants and playing instruments. The highlight of each class will the exploration of new “real” instrument-how it sounds, what it feels like, how to care for it, ways it can be played. Jam sessions on instruments will conclude each class. Small class size allows the students to receive individualized attention. This is a drop-off class, though parents are also welcome to sit in or near the class with their child.

Fall Session I: Sept 19-Oct 24
Tuition for 6 week session:
$100 Regular price
$90 Lilypad members

Visit Songbird Music for further details and availability and to register and pay for classes.

4:30pm-5:15pm | Songbird Family Music Jam, All Ages with caregiver

Start your week off right with a family singalong. Kids of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to join in the singing. Bethany will play guitar and other instruments as we sing, chant, and move to familiar songs and learn some new ones, as well. If you are looking for new ways to make music with your child at home, this class will be a great source of ideas!

Fall Session I: Sept 19-Oct 24
Tuition for 6 week session:
$68 Regular price
$55 Lilypad members
*$12 drop in ( $10 for Lilypad members)

 *Drop-in Option only available for Family Music Jam Class and only if class is not full.

Visit Songbird Music for further details and availability and to register and pay for classes.


12pm-12:45pm | Rhythm Babies, ages 4-24 months (beginning SEPT 14)

Drop-ins $12, 8-class punch card available. Contact Rhythm Babies for details.


10:30am-11:30am | Snapology, Junior Creator’s Club, ages 3-4 years (beginning SEPT 16)  

Young students build fun and simple models using DUPLO® blocks. Preschoolers can participate in various creative play activities designed to promote the creative, social and expressive skills of children. By playing with and manipulating the models, they experience pulleys, levers & gears. You’ll be amazed at the improvement you’ll see in your child’s fine motor skills after just a few visits to Snapology. Classes include free-building time to promote creativity.
$12 per class. Register, as class capacity is 10 children.


9am-9:45am | Rhythm Babies, ages 4-24 months (beginning SEPT 17)

Drop-ins $12, 8-class punch card available. Contact Rhythm Babies for details.

10am-10:45am | Rhythm Babies, ages 3-5 years (beginning SEPT 17)

Drop-ins $12, 8-class punch card available. Contact Rhythm Babies for details.


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)! Member benefits include:

    • 6 playgroups a week (free play for kids followed by circle time singing)
    • Playspace with toys, kitchens, a slide, train table, blocks, books and more
    • Free access to all playgroups and Lilypad-run events
    • Members-only e-newsletter
    • Special events at free or reduced cost for members
    • Access to book-lending library
    • 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:

Do you want to help out with our new space? Volunteer to run a playgroup, or be a backup for one of our playgroup volunteers! Donate your time by helping to landscape our backyard. Become an organizing volunteer and help the Board run Lilypad. Help out with any items from our wish list. Volunteer for as little or as much time as you are able.


  • Kids Bathroom Stool for Sink
  • Electric Tea Kettle
  • Landscaping/Arborist help for Outdoor Play Area
  • Dirt/Sand Boxes Built for Outdoor Play Area
  • Toilet Paper (auto-deliver to Lilypad, 1234 S Broad St, 19146)
  • Paper Towels (auto-deliver to Lilypad, 1234 S Broad St, 19146)
  • Grant Writing Services
  • Cash Donations

To donate any items or services, please email us. All donations are tax-deductible. We will add to this list as our needs become apparent. Come to our playgroups; your first playgroup is FREE.


Consignor Registration and Volunteer Slots are now open! Click the CityKids link at top right of this page to sign up to volunteer for a 3-hour shift or to sell your items.



Great resources on our site:

Our Local Parenting and Community Resources List – pediatricians, playgroups, daycares, and more!!!!!