A free playhouse just for kids
Philly visitors with young children should not miss this unique, historic (and free) play destination. Inside the large playhouse (for children 5 and younger), kids can choose from room after room of themed play equipment. Outside, the 6-acre playground (for children 10 and younger) features over 50 types of play areas, the highlight of which is a giant wooden slide that is over 100 years old. Opened in 1899 and recently restored, the playhouse was designed specifically as a play space for children and features a three-story open layout. Among many other activities, kids can ride tricycles, play on a train, and put on a puppet show. Be sure to check Smith’s website or Facebook page before you go, to make sure the playground isn’t closed due to inclement weather or excessive heat.
By Sue Manuel, AFAR Local Expert
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3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
Tue - Sun 10am - 4pm