When the sun shines over the City of Brotherly Love, there’s no better place to celebrate than amidst its lush green parks, vibrant waterfronts, and hidden outdoor gems. From the playful chimes of carousels in historic squares to the thrilling zip lines amidst treetops, Philadelphia’s outdoor venues are the perfect places for an unforgettable event. So, whether you’re organizing a Birthday bash or a relaxed picnic-style soiree, we hope that you enjoy our guide to the city’s open-air treasures that promise a whole lot of fun under the Philly sun.
Bartram’s Garden in Philly, a historic botanical haven, offers a captivating backdrop for kids’ parties. With lush landscapes, interactive trails, and the scenic Schuylkill River, it ensures a blend of fun and nature, making birthdays both fun and educational in the great outdoors.
Phone: +1 215-729-5281
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse in Philly is a dream come true for kids. Boasting a massive wooden slide and diverse playsets, this venue blends indoor and outdoor fun, making it perfect for unforgettable events. With space to explore and play, we guarantee that the kids will have fun here.
Spruce Street Harbor Park
Spruce Street Harbor Park, is located along Philadelphia’s Delaware River waterfront, and it dazzles with its colorful hammocks, boardwalk games, and playful fountains. An ideal spot for kids’ parties, its lively ambiance and twinkling lights at dusk create a magical backdrop, making every birthday feel special.
Phone: +1 215-922-2386
This family-friendly café has amazing gluten free pancakes, straight from their special gluten free menu. Besides being totally gluten-free awesome, they also have spacious outdoor seating for that chilled, summer birthday breakfast – or lunch, or dinner. We highly recommend trying their red velvet French toast if you visit.
Phone: +1 215-629-4026
Sister Cities Park
Sister Cities Park in the Center of Philadelphia, offers a delightful blend of nature and play. Its boat pond, interactive fountain, and children’s discovery garden, make it perfect for kids’ parties. The park’s engaging features ensure little guests are entertained, making it the perfect Summer venue for a Philly party.
Phone: +1 215-440-5500
How did we pick these Outdoor party Venues?
Fortunately we have lots of experience in planning kids parties in Philly and have either visited the venues we recommended above or our staff have. If we weren’t personally there we did some due diligence to make sure they were a great pick for your next party, and a place we would recommend to our visitors.
Of course there are a lot of other great places you can throw a party outdoors in Philly. And if you have a spot you would like to recommend to us please let us know in the comments below.