Mt. Airy Kids

Mt. Airy Kids

With unique amenities such as numerous children’s sports leagues, the expansive Wissahickon, and a variety of school options, Mt. Airy is the community where neighbors become friends and adults look back fondly on their Mt. Airy childhoods. Below, you’ll find a list of resources for raising children in Mt. Airy.

Upcoming Kid Friendly Activities

  • September 17, 2:00 pm

    Chew & E. Pleasant Farmers' Market & Kids' Food Play Table

    Join The Food Trust and Community Art Collective for a weekly farmers' market every Wednesday afternoon through Thanksgiving, 2-6pm, and shop fresh, local fruits and veggies. Featuring kids activities, too!

  • September 19, 7:30 pm

    Full Moon Hike with Wissahickon Environmental Center

    This program will take the adventurous into the forest at night. Hunt for animal signs, listen for nighttime sounds, and enjoy marshmallows around a campfire. This hike is geared for families and is appropriate for children 8 years and older. Free! Register in advance.

  • Sunday, September 21, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    ConKerr Cancer Pillowcase Making Event at Handcraft Workshop

    Handcraft Workshop is partnering with ConKerr Cancer, a local charity that makes, collects, and distributes bright, cheerful pillowcases to hospitalized children fighting cancer around the world. During this event, please come to the shop to either donate fabric, help make pillowcases, and/or volunteer your time to coordinate the event.

Mt. Airy Kids News

Recreational Centers

Recreational Centers

Full list of City of Philadelphia Recreation Centers in District 4 (Northwest Philadelphia)

Salvation Army Kroc Center
4200 Wissahickon Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19129 | 215.717.1200
12-acre facility featuring a worship and performing arts center, teen activities center and game room, aquatics center, sports training, recreation center and recording studio.

Simons Ice Rink
7200 Woolston Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19138 | 215.685.3551
Open skating available to the public at this recreation center in nearby West Oak Lane.

Water Tower Recreation Center
209 East Hartwell Lane, Philadelphia PA 19118 | 215.685.9296
This City of Philadelphia Rec Center offers a variety of programs for youth, including fencing, tennis, lacrosse, gymnastics, basketball, after-school programs, indoor soccer, softball, and baseball. There is also a fitness center.

Wissahickon Skate Club
550 West Willow Grove Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19118 | 215.247.1759
This skating club is open to the public for open skating sessions year-round and weekly hockey games in the winter. Private lessons and teams also available.

YMCA Roxborough
7201 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19128 | 215.482.3900
Multi-use recreation center offering a variety of programs. Aquatic center, gym, and childcare facilities.



Allens Lane Playground, 601 W. Allens Lane
Features: swings, jungle gyms, tennis courts, basketball court, benches, picnic tables
Parking: free lot

Cliveden Park, Chew Ave. & E. Johnson Street
Features: swings, jungle gyms, benches
Parking: free on street

Houston Elementary Playground, 7300 Rural Lane
Features include: jungle gyms, swings
Parking: free on-street

Mt. Airy Playground, 7001 Germantown Avenue
Features include: swings, jungle gym, baseball diamond, football field, basketball courts, picnic tables, adjacent to a recreation center offering full sports and dance programming
Parking: free on street

Pleasant Playground, 6720 Boyer Street
Features: jungle gym, baseball diamond, football field, basketball court, tennis courts, swimming pool, adjacent to a recreation center offering full sports and dance programming
Parking: free on street

Sports Leagues and Teams

Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis Education
Arthur Ashe Tennis Center
4842 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA | 215.487.3477
Tennis for boys and girls ages 4 to 18

Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club
Water Tower Recreation Center
200 E Hartwell Lane, Philadelphia PA 19118 | 215.335.4004
Baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and soccer for boys and girls ages 5 to 18

Mt. Airy Bantams
Mt Airy Playground
7001 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119
Football team and cheerleading squad for boys and girls of all ages

Mt. Airy Baseball
Mt Airy Playground
7001 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119 | 215.552.8103
Baseball league for boys and girls ages 5 to 16

Wild Things
Allens Lane Park
601 West Allens Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119 | 215.242.0523
Softball league for girls grades 1 to 12


Public Schools, K thru 8

  • A.B. Day
    6324 Crittenden Street, Philadelphia PA 19144 | 215.276.5250
  • Emlen
    6501 Chew Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119 | 215.951.4010
  • C. W. Henry
    601 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119 | 215.951.4006
  • Lingelbach
    6340 Wayne Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144 | 215.951.4001
  • Houston
    7300 Rural Lane, Philadelphia PA 19119 | 215.248.6603
  • J.S. Jenks
    8301 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19118 | 215.951.6604



Philadelphia Magnet Schools | Philadelphia Charter Schools | Daycare & Early Childhood Education Centers


Northwest Philadelphia Libraries

  • Lovett - Mt. Airy branch of Philadelphia Free Library
    6945 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19119 | 215.685.2095
  • Chestnut Hill - Chestnut Hill branch of Philadelphia Free Library 
    8711 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19118 | 215.685.9291
  • Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional - Northwest Regional branch of Philadelphia Free Library
    68 W. Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144 | 215.685.2150
  • Wadsworth - Wadsworth branch of Philadelphia Free Library
    1500 Wadsworth Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19150 | 215.685.9293
  • West Oak Lane  - West Oak Lane branch of Philadelphia Free Library
    2000 Washington Lane, Philadelphia PA 19138 | 215.685.2843
  • Roxborough - Roxborough branch of Philadelphia Free Library
    6245 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19128 | 215.685.2550
  • Andorra - Andorra branch of Philadelphia Free Library
    705 East Cathedral Road, Philadelphia PA 19128 | 215.685.2552
  • Central - Main branch of Philadelphia Free Library
    1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia PA 19103 | 215.686.5322

Kid-friendly restaurants

Kid-friendly restaurants

Restaurants throughout Mt. Airy cater to families:

  • Kids under the age of 11 eat for free until 6:00 pm on Wednesdays at Wine Thief. Their kids menu has a range of healthy options that are sure to delight.
  • Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5-7 pm, Avenida Restaurant offers Niños Happy Hour with $1 off entrees from the kids menu, Dora & Diego-tinis, and a free ice cream sundae for kids under 12.
  • In addition to sweet treats like cupcakes and brownies, Little Jimmie’s Bakery Café offers special sandwiches just for kids. They also cater parties!
  • Kids eat half price on Tuesdays at Trolley Car Diner. Be sure not to miss the Ice Cream Shoppe! In the summer months, the Trolley Car Diner serves ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and more out of a restored 1948 trolley car.

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Thanks to our partners at Germantown Avenue Parents for helping to develop this page. For more information on family-friendly offerings in Northwest Philadelphia, visit their website