Best of Philly

Best Play Space

2022 Best Play Space for Kids


After putting together free “play packs” for Philly students at the height of the pandemic, playground design and advocacy firm Studio Ludo had a lot of leftover craft supplies. So they expanded into the space adjoining their Grays Ferry office and invited families to explore the new “loose parts” library. Walk through the light-filled former church to find rows of toys and games plus everything from cardboard boxes to old kitchen supplies. Kids can pick up craft inspiration in the art nook or just let their imaginations run wild. You can also reduce your footprint by borrowing toys and/or donating your own. Best of all, Playbrary recently made admission free, because, as they say, “you can’t put a price on play.” Read More »

1313 South 33rd Street, unit A, Philadelphia, PA Website

2019 Best New Parent Hang

Kith + Kin

It’s an indoor play space, sure. And there’s toddler yoga and snacks, yes. But all the fantastic offerings are secondary to the vibe they’ve created — a place where parents of young kids from all over the city can bitch about the challenges of breast-feeding, cry over their traumatic birth stories, and meet their new besties. Read More »

3060 West Jefferson Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-645-2196 | Website