PSMM bloggers visit NEST

By September 10, 2011 Events No Comments

NEST is a new children’s enrichment center and indoor playground located in Center City, Philadelphia.

On Friday, a group of PSMM bloggers and some of their kiddos got the opportunity to play and check it out.

photo by Sherry Aikens of BabyPop Designs

NEST occupies a beautiful warehouse space on Locust Street and was created by three families that reside in Philadelphia.

When you arrive at NEST, you enter into their spacious lobby, lounge, cafe and retail area.

We headed downstairs to the NEST playspace, an indoor, eco-friendly space with a floor-to-ceiling birdhouse, a meandering “creek” that serves as a guide to various nature-inspired exhibits, and an over-sized farmers’ market. Kids can engage in a total sense of pretend and fascination while at the same time exerting some of that extra energy!

The PSMM moms and their kids were quick to shed their shoes into the little cubbies and head into the space. Based on the squeals and laughter, a good time was had by all.

photo by Sherry Aikens from BabyPop Designs

Since I was kid-less that day, I had the opportunity to look around and explore the space from a parent’s perspective. I was struck by the “barstools” off to one side — a perfect place for a nursing mom to sit with her baby while watching her toddler play and explore. There are also two family bathrooms downstairs equipped with changing tables and low toilets.

NEST has a party space where the PSMM families enjoyed a yummy lunch and got to hear about all the great plans as this space gets up and running.

Rainna and Rob took the opportunity to explain their class and workshop structure to us. NEST is offering a full line-up of classes beginning September 12. Everything from Mommy and Me to Discovery Art. Classes engage children from 6 weeks to 6 years.

Interested in NEST? Additional information, including parking, classes and memberships, can be found at

Disclosure: PSMM bloggers were invited to this event free of charge and with no strings attached. All opinions expressed in this article belong to the author.

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Colleen Kennedy is the sales and project manager for Philly Social Media Moms as well as the gal behind the popular food blog, Souffle Bombay. On her site you will find memorable dishes, cocktails, and food gifts anyone can make. She also features tips for cooking with kids along with her 11-year-old daughter, Samantha. Colleen is a longtime resident of Bucks County, PA, where she resides with her husband and two children.

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