Parent Choice Awards

Parent Choice Awards

Things to do with kids in Ohio

Each year, we ask our readers and online followers to weigh in on their favorite family-friendly spots — local businesses, attractions, family services and more — in the Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards. 

In 2020, a record number of parents voiced their opinions during the nomination period in March and the final voting period in May.

While some longtime favorites topped the ballots once again this year, they’re joined by several new honorees. Here they are: the winners and finalists in our fifth annual Parent Choice Awards.

Click on a link here to go directly to that category; or scroll through all categories listed below and on subsequent pages:

Best town to raise a family
Best museum
Best live theater experience for kids
Best playground
Best park or place to explore nature
Best pool or splash pad
Best family sports outing (location/team)
Best indoor play place
Best animal encounter
Best place for tween/teen adventure
Best sensory-friendly outing (special needs)
Best Ohio staycation destination
Best thrift/consignment for children’s clothing
Best store to buy children’s books
Best toy store
Best kid-friendly shopping area
Best place for kids’ swim lessons
Best dance studio
Best place for children to explore music
Best place to have a birthday party
Best place for a kid’s haircut
Best family dentist/dental center
Best pediatrician
Best pregnancy/postpartum care for moms and families
Best place for family-friendly fitness
Best local place to find a babysitter/childcare

Cleveland Museum of Art Wins ‘Best Museum’ in 2020 Parent Choice Awards

The annual Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region. Learn about the winner and finalists in the "best museum" category. ...
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Shaker Heights Wins ‘Best Town to Raise a Family’ in 2020 Parent Choice Awards

The annual Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region: businesses, attractions, family services and more. Learn about the winner and finalists in the "Best town to raise a family" category. ...
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Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Wins ‘Best Animal Encounter’ in 2020 Parent Choice Awards

The annual Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region. Our readers and online followers voted for their favorite businesses, attractions, family services and more. Here are the winner and finalists in the "Best animal encounter" category. ...
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Children’s Museum of Cleveland Wins ‘Best Indoor Play Place’ in 2020 Parent Choice Awards

Here are the winner and finalists in the "Best indoor play place" category. ...
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Playhouse Square Wins ‘Best Live Theater Experience for Kids’ in 2020 Parent Choice Awards

Here are the winner and finalists in the "Best live theater experience for kids" category. ...
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Holden Arboretum Wins ‘Best Park or Place to Explore Nature’ in 2020 Parent Choice Awards

The annual Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region. Our readers and online followers voted for their favorite businesses, attractions, family services and more. Learn more about the winner and finalists in the "Best park or place to explore nature" category. ...
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Beachwood Family Aquatic Center Wins ‘Best Pool or Splash Pad’ in 2020 Parent Choice Awards

The annual Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region. Learn about the winner and finalists in the "Best pool or splash pad" category. ...
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Playmatters Wins ‘Best Toy Store’ in 2020 Parent Choice Awards

Here are the winner and finalists in the "Best toy store" category. ...
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The YMCA Wins ‘Best Place for Family-Friendly Fitness’ in 2020 Parent Choice Awards

Here are the winner and finalists in the "Best place for family-friendly fitness" category. ...
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Sky Zone Wins ‘Best Place to Have a Birthday Party’ in 2020 Parent Choice Awards

Here are the winner and finalists in the "Best place to have a birthday party" category. ...
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