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Smith Kids Play Place (Playground & Mansion)

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Let them play !!!

Good place, in a backyard of a big house, that offers several different spots of open air toys, in... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Niteroi, RJ
via mobile
Not sure I should tell ya

This is an old mansion in Fairmount Park converted into an indoor playhouse for kids under 5. Oh... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Mike B
via mobile
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“wooden slide”(28 reviews)
“older kids”(4 reviews)
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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 November 2011

We trekked 90 minutes to take our 15 month old son to visit Smith Kid’s Play Place and I feel it was totally worth the trip. Though te playground is located near some other popular attractions (Please Touch Museum and the Philadelphia Zoo) it was...More

7  Thank jordgubben42
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Reviewed 21 October 2015

If you live in Philadelphia, put this on your "I'm out of ideas and it's cold out" list. But, if you're traveling, this is not a must stop attraction, even if it is historical. Inside there are two small run down rooms. Upstairs there is...More

4  Thank KIDBIZ
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Good place, in a backyard of a big house, that offers several different spots of open air toys, in a beautiful green area. Absolutely it’s a place to be visited in a summer day, and indicated for children up to 10yo. Teenagers would get bored...More

Thank RFerreira1975
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

This is an old mansion in Fairmount Park converted into an indoor playhouse for kids under 5. Oh yeh and it is FREE. Tons of toys to play with in three floors. Only drawback is NO AC. The outdoor playground looks ridiculous but is closed...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This place was great! It was donation based and they really put the kids first. They have lots of things for the kids to climb on. The slide is perfect and my kid was super happy on it saying again again. The mansion its self...More

Thank Xianxi N
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We decided to make this our first stop during our visit to Philly due to all the positive reviews. First, I will say that the outside area was closed when we arrived (I guess because it had rained earlier), so I cannot speak for that...More

Thank Spritzb4
Reviewed 7 July 2018

I love this place! My kids are officially too old now (14 and 12), but this was always one of their favorite places to go, and I love bringing my young nieces and nephews here now. It is free for all children 10 & under...More

Thank ThisIsCarrie
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Smith Playground and Playhouse is a 118 year old Philadelphia institution. It is comprised of a playground and playhouse that are open to the public and are free. Though the playground is open year round, the best time to come is in the warmer weather...More

Thank Rob E
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Wow, what a great playground! So much for the kids to do and it kept their attention for almost 3 hours (ages 3 and 5). The outside is by far the best including all your playground favorites and a giant wooden slide that my kids...More

Thank EDLichtenstein
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Took my toddler daughter to this place. It is beautiful and very great attraction for kids her age. We spent a lot of time outside and when became too hot we had great time inside.

Thank Larissa921
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

A lot of activities for children under 7 but limited for those over 7. The large wooden slide was the best part of the park. The mansion was disappointing because it was for children under 5 for the most part.

Thank tamackey
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This playground is adequate fun for kids 8 and under. My 10 year old was bored. The wooden slide is awesome. The play place has 3 floors. Different things on each level. You can go inside and stay cool on the really hot days. After...More

1  Thank 271deidrew
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27 July 2017|
Response from JennileeAD | Reviewed this property |
If there isn't an event going on, yes it is free.
27 July 2017|
Response from tamackey | Reviewed this property |
It is free but there is a donation box.
Kyna C
31 January 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.