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

We all know it takes a village to raise children. Lilypad is a new playspace at 1234 S. Broad Street, in South Philly, bringing families together with all-ages playgroups, new mom groups, community events, and classes (all classes are open to the public). Members can come to any playgroups for free. See below for member benefits. Visit us at Lilypad to get the support you need as we build a strong, diverse family-friendly community.

Please visit Lilypad on Facebook for fun activities and things to do with kids in Philly, plus to check in on the latest happenings at Lilypad. Lilypad runs the list-serve Kids South Of Washington and CityKids Consignment Sale.



All classes at Lilypad are open to the public. Lilypad members may receive a discount.

Soccer Shots coming soon! Thursdays at 10:30am and at 11am. To sign up and for more details, click here! These classes are geared to 2 and 3 year olds.


9am-10am | Mommy & Me Yoga with Develop Yoga, Moms & pre-walking babies

Moms will have an opportunity to spend time with their little ones and engage them while on the mat. This class teaches gentle yoga poses and breathing techniques designed to restore and strengthen a mother’s body. Whether you have never practiced yoga or you were an advanced yogi prior to giving birth, this class will give you a chance to breathe, relax and strengthen your body. Pre-walkers only please. *Please bring a mat for you and a blanket for your little one
Drop In Class – $14
6 Class Punch Card - $72 Regular Price/$65 for Lilypad Members
Click to Register with Develop Yoga

10:15am-11am | Develop Yoga for Kids, Ages 2-5

Kids will have the opportunity to use their imaginations, learn breathing techniques, listen to music, dance and play games while exploring yoga poses that go along with our themes. We will travel to outer space, go to the rainforest, visit the zoo, take a train to a farm and meet creatures of the night sky. Each class will also include a small craft to go along with the days theme.
Drop in Class- $12
6 Class Punch Card- $60 Regular Price /$55 Lilypad Members
Click to Register with Develop Yoga

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!

*$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

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  

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, class capacity is 10 children.


9am-9:45am | Rhythm Babies, ages 4-24 months

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

10am-10:45am | Rhythm Babies, ages 3-5 years

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



Most playgroups are all ages, unless otherwise noted. No need to register or sign up; all are welcome to attend. Please keep in mind that we have steps in front of our building. Lilypad does not provide indoor stroller parking; you may borrow one of our bike locks while you are at Lilypad. We invite your child to play freely in our space. Sometimes child’s play may seem a little risky to adults. Through play, children acquire confidence, but also an awareness of limits and boundaries. They learn how to be safe. That being said, please supervise your children as you feel comfortable. We do ask that all children leave shoes on for their safety. Ride-on toys should remain in the riding area when there are pre-walkers at playgroup. Below is the October playgroup schedule.


1:00pm-2:00pm | BABYPLAY Playgroup, Ages 6-18 months * FREE To Members


10:30am-12pm | All Ages Playgroup * FREE To Members

12:30pm-2:00pm | New Mom Meetup, Ages 0-8 months * FREE To Members


2:30pm-4:00pm | All Ages Playgroup * FREE To Members  


4:00pm-6:00pm | All Ages Playgroup, Family Happy Hour, BYOB * FREE To Members

SUNDAYS: (birthday party rentals available Saturdays and Sunday for $95 for members)

10:30am-12pm | All Ages Playgroup * FREE To Members


Your $100 annual membership to Lilypad helps us support our community playspace. 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:

    • Multiple 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 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!!!!!