Who We Are

Nest is a child enrichment and activity center, an all-in-one playspace for happy, healthy and hip families living in Philadelphia. NEST offers a wide range of incredible kids classes, and services like birthday parties, kids salon + toy boutique, snack cafe, and indoor playground (designed for ages 8 months to 5 years), all in a clean, safe and secure environment. Refreshingly far away from the chaos of traditional playrooms, NEST creates an inviting urban utopia for play, socialization, snacks, shopping and learning inside over 10,000 sq ft on three levels
At NEST, we believe in the harmony of knowledge, creativity and convenience. We believe in enriching programs that stimulate and inspire through play and hands-on experience (aka FUN). We believe parents have a right to have fun with their kids. Don’t take our word for it, check out our café, lounge, boutique and playspace for yourself.
Nest is currently offering in-person Playschool, Private Playdates, Indoor + Outdoor Classes, Birthday Parties + Salon Appoinments. The Nest Salon is currently taking appointments on Tuesday + Wednesday mornings, Thursday afternoons and full days on Saturdays. For questions regarding making a salon appointment, booking a private playdate or general inquiries please contact us at 445-223-2683 or email grace@nestphilly.com. For questions concerning space rentals or parties, please email ava@nestphilly.com.


Our Story

Shuttling your kids from art to music to dance…to a birthday party…then a playdate. Sound familiar? Isn’t this why we raise our kids in the city – so we don’t have to tote our tots, snacks, sippies and stuff from place to place? There is a better way! NEST is the brainchild of six close friends who grew up together in the Philly suburbs. Realizing there were hundreds of families just like them, NEST was hatched.

With room to park double-wide strollers, NEST’s easy-access ground level gives young urban families much to explore. A welcoming staff directs visitors to a kids salon, specialty toy and clothing boutique, and a coffee-laden yet juicebox-packed snack cafe. Hop one level down, and there is a 3,000 sq. ft. nature-themed playspace “NEST Play” with dedicated party and playdate areas. Thoughtfully designed, NEST Play is a comfortable place to gather, make new friends, and pack in some serious playtime. NEST’s upper level serves as a top-notch activity hub for developmentally rich educational programming where kids can take classes designed by local leaders in occupational therapy, early childhood development, and the arts.

NEST boasts a bustling class roster. Children and parents can participate in Enrichment classes--a progressive program, from the first mommy & me class "Hatchlings" to "Preschool Bound", a gentle separation class directed by experts in early childhood development. Development classes at NEST encourage movement, music, dance, arts and crafts, language, cooking, and more. 

Please contact us today at 445-223-2683 for more information or to schedule a tour.