Outdoor kids classes
Near Pennsport, Philadelphia

Healthy, educational, and fun! Outdoor activity-based kids classes in local green spaces near Pennsport, Philadelphia.

Tinkergarten’s kids classes are age appropriate for 18 month - 8 year olds, and are run by parents and other community members. Classes take place in Wooden Park, Fairmount Park at Mount Pleasant Mansion , Washington Square, Lansdowne Friends School , Washington Lake Park, Cooper River Park at Park Boulevard, Gloucester Community park, Marlyn Park, A Media Area Park, Ridley Creek State Park , Hoffs Park, Haddon Lake Park, Knight Park, Smith Memorial Playground, Wissahickon Valley Park, Concourse Lake, Gladwyne Park, Blue Bell Park, Lemon Hill Playground, a Collingswood area park, Houtman Park, Shortridge Memorial Park, Dermond Recreation Area, Woodshaven Kruse Park, Philadelphia Area Park, Merion Botanical Park, Veterans Park, Croft Farm Arts Center, James G. Atkinson Memorial Park, Awbury Arboretum, a Sewell area park, Ceres Park, A Drexel Hill Area Park, Chestnut Branch Park, Veteran's Memorial Park, Crows Woods Fields, Naylors Run Park, Penn Treaty Park, An Upper Darby Area Park, Johnson Park , Liberty Lands Community Gardens, Private Residence (Lansdowne, PA), Wheeler Park, Concord Township Park, Laurel Acres, Strawbridge Lake Park, Moorestown Area Park, Tyler State Park, Pennypack Trust, Windlestrae Park, Ambler Borough Park, Robbins Park For Environmental Education Center , Montgomery Lorimer Park, Alverthorpe Park, Elkins Park area park, Fort Washington State Park, Burn Brae Park, Pine Run Park, Burlholme Park, Tacony Creek Park, A Norristown Area Park, Grove Park, Morris Arboretum, Ambler Area Park, Mondauk Common Park, Tamanend Upper Southampton Park, Park at Walnut Drive & Sycamore Drive, A Huntingdon Valley Area Park, Ridgway Park, A Southampton Area Park, Fort Washington State Park: Hawk Observation Deck, 5 Mile Woods Nature Preserve, Garden of Reflection, Paws Discovery Farm, Washington Crossing Historical Park, Green Acres Park, Central Park, Burlington Area Park, A Doylestown Area Park, Washington Crossing Historical Park, A Titusville Area Park, Mansfield Township Community Park, Paper Mill Park, Talley Day Park, Everhart Park, West Chester Playschool , Goshen Baptist Preschool, Smith's Bridge, Lower Perkiomen Valley Park, Eagleville Park, Valley Forge National Historical Park, Freedom Park, and A Medford area park, and more!

Tinkergarten’s play-based learning curriculum of outdoor activities is the best way for kids to experience Pennsport, Philadelphia in the summer. Moms, dads and their kids can enroll in a class and join one of our existing playgroups, or improve their own playgroup by becoming a Tinkergarten leader. Join the other parents and kids in Philadelphia to play and learn outdoors together!

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Skill-Based Curriculum

Tinkergarten is not a typical kids’ class—we share ideas with educational frameworks like Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia, but we’re much more. Our technology-enabled, expert designed curriculum adapts to region and season, is age appropriate, and spans a broad range of skills. Activities progressively build week after week, season after season.
“The classes are so well-thought-out and organized without being rigid.”
– Kate, Mom to a 3 year old
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Outside is healthier

Tinkergarten parents are not anti-tech. Our kids get ample screen time, too. Isn’t our greatest gift, then, to balance that time with healthy, rejuvenating, and developmentally stimulating time outdoors?
“She’ll get plenty of time with the iPad soon. At her age, being outside just seems right.”
– Rachael, Mom to an 18-month-old
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Let them Play, like we did

Our classes bring back something that seems to be lost on this new generation — something that was a most influential part of our own childhoods — free time to tinker outdoors.
“My youngest was more independent in this class than any other we’ve taken.”
– Julie, Mom to a 3-year-old
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Prepare them

Kids learn leadership, problem solving, persistence, and more through well-designed, guided play. At Tinkergarten, we think independent exploration, risk taking, getting dirty, and making help kids achieve far greater things than drills at the local tutoring center.
“I've learned to see his play as learning. Amazing!”
– Jon, Dad of a 2-year-old
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It takes a Village

The most critical social development happens in the first 5 years. Tinkergarten is purposefully designed to bring kids together with their peers, their parents, and allow mom and dad to bond with their child more meaningfully.
“He lost himself at Tinkergarten, and before he knew it, he was working with the other kids.”
– Elif, Mom to a 3-year-old