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Smith Kids Play Place (Playground & Mansion)

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Smith's features many payground attractions that are safe and well maintained. Spread out over a... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2015
Nick R
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Good place

Nice place with open space and playing to do for kids. There are some trees for sitting in the... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2015
Brooklyn, New York
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Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse opened its doors in East Fairmount Park in 1899. Funded by Richard and Sarah Smith, the site was dedicated to the memory of their adult son, Stanfield. Smith’s beautiful, 24,000 square foot Playhouse was...more
33rd St & Oxford St, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA
Fairmount Park
+1 215-765-4325
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Philadelphia
from US$59.00
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

It was a very nice, big playground. Not just ordinary swings and slides. It had a wooden slide where you have to use a burlap bag to get down. Very different climbing structures and rubberized grounds near all the equipment. Kids loved it.

Reviewed 22 June 2015

Smith's features many payground attractions that are safe and well maintained. Spread out over a large grassy area, children and adults can burn off a lot of energy on imaginative playground equipment not typically found in city playgrounds. There's also a giant wooden slide for...More

1  Thank Nick R
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Nice place with open space and playing to do for kids. There are some trees for sitting in the shade. It's free or you can donate. Free nearby parking 15 minut drive from center philadelphia. Indoor house play doesn't have as much toys then outside...More

1  Thank T0maszL
Reviewed 8 June 2015

We visited on a Sunday morning. The playhouse is a HUGE mansion, however it is pretty limited space that you actually can explore. It is nice for toddlers to play, not older children. I went with my twin 5 yo's and 4 yo. They liked...More

3  Thank smiller376
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We visited the play place in April and is was great to explore with our two boys (2+4). The inside is a bit limited for the older kids but wonderful for the small guys. The playground outside is amazing and fun for all ages. I...More

Thank emtrip27
Reviewed 14 April 2015

A huge purpose-built mansion as a play space for young children. Not sure of the exact ages, but I would say the indoors is for under 5 (with an adult). It is free ($5 donation suggested). There are 3 floors. Each is very large -...More

1  Thank AmyK41129
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

Great place for kids. Two year old had a blast and if I wasn't a germaphob I'd let my 9 month old play indoors! Tons of things to do. Pack a lunch, donate to the museum a few dollars and spend a few hours romping...More

Thank Aja J
Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

My two year old had a blast here. He is very energetic and there was always something, indoors or out, to grab his attention and keep him occupied. With three stories worth of toys and creativity outlets indoors and multiple playground areas outside, it was...More

2  Thank viyamusic
Reviewed 18 October 2014

We took our two year old grandson here to play and what a fun time we had! No admission charged but well worth the $5 suggested donation. Loads of space to run and explore and great playgrounds that are wonderful for a specific age group....More

1  Thank BetsyGite
Reviewed 6 October 2014

My husband and I took our 4 1/2 year old son here and what a gem! Loved the concept and the fact that he could play inside and outside. We arrived around 3:30 p.m. Each floor including the basement was a playroom or reading room...More

3  Thank sosdance
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28 July 2017|
Response from JennileeAD | Reviewed this property |
If there isn't an event going on, yes it is free.
28 July 2017|
Response from tamackey | Reviewed this property |
It is free but there is a donation box.
Kyna C
1 February 2017|
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Response from SuperAdventure | Reviewed this property |
I would go when you can do the playhouse and playground. The play house is ok, but the playground is huge with some unique equipment.