Children should be well fed before being left to play, lest they start mistaking alphabet blocks for alphabet soup or cause lincoln-log avalanches with their growling stomachs. Prevent a playroom-wide catastrophe with today's Groupon to The Little Treehouse. This Groupon is valid after 5 p.m. Wednesday–Sunday, with dinner lasting until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday and until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of café fare for dinner, plus free children’s admission to the play area.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of café fare for dinner, plus free children’s admission to the play area.
The Little Treehouse, named the Best Kids' Party Venue in Philly for 2010 by Philadelphia magazine, serves a menu of healthy café fare amid a colorful playground of wooden toys and tot-friendly wonders. Made from locally grown, organic ingredients whenever possible, and served by a friendly, nonandroid wait staff, adult-size meals range from brick-oven-baked pizzas ($10–$13) to the Three Little Pigs panini ($9), which stacks prosciutto, sopressata, and rosemary ham into a house of arugula salad and homemade vinaigrette.
While parents surf the web on the café's free Wi-Fi, or sip on fair-trade coffee, children surf down slides and conduct small wooden trains under pastel clouds of hanging mobiles. Under the watchful eyes of parents and the U.S. Playmaster General, children can stack blocks on wooden ferris wheels or lie back in soft pillow beds.
The Little Treehouse
Children crawl, climb, and careen through The Little Treehouse's sprawling wonderland, pausing only to dine with their parents at a café that Main Line Today named one of 2011's Best Restaurants for Kids. Socked feet scale sophisticated play structures and scream sonnets into pillow piles under colorful mobiles while high-quality wooden toys sow new synapses. Guests can stretch imaginations and limbs during yoga and movement classes, somersault through tumbling classes for different age groups, and schmooze with peers during seasonal and private events. Between romping sessions, tots can don bibs for a helping of organic, sugar-free applesauce at the café, where parents sip fair-trade coffee whilst navigating free WiFi and reminiscing about the steam-powered web browsers of their youth. The kitchen is open for lunch every day and for dinner Wednesday–Sunday, filling a wholesome menu with pasta, paninis, and brick-oven pizzas wrought with whole-wheat dough and local ingredients whenever possible. In clement conditions, adults can bring a bottle of wine to the outdoor terrace to watch their children play with bubbles and write chalk prescriptions for cootie remedies.