Parent Choice Awards

Parent Choice Awards

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. 

For our eighth annual contest, parents voiced their opinions during the voting period in April.

Some perennial favorites topped the ballots again this year, but they were joined by many new honorees. Here they are: the winners and runners-up in our 2023 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 to visit with your family
Best live theater experience for kids
Best playground
Best park or place to explore nature
Best splash pad
Best family water adventure
Best family sports outing
Best indoor play place
Best animal encounter
Best place for tween/teen adventure
Best sensory-friendly outing (special needs)
Best Northeast Ohio staycation destination
Best summer camp/program
Best library
Best thrift/consignment for children’s clothing
Best kid-friendly shopping destination
Best parents’ night out destination
Best local, independent store to buy toys, games & learning products
Best place for kids’ swim lessons
Best place for gymnastics
Best dance studio
Best place for family fitness

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 orthodontics practice

Best pediatrics practice
Best hospital in a child emergency
Best hospital to have a baby

Best pregnancy/postpartum care for moms and families
Best daycare/preschool

Best local place to find a babysitter/childcare
Best Northeast Ohio mom influencer

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Wins ‘Best Animal Encounter’ in 2023 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 runners-up in the “best animal encounter” category. ...
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Cedar Point Wins ‘Best Place for Teen/Tween Adventure’ in 2023 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 runners-up in the “best place for teen/tween adventure” category. ...
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We Rock The Spectrum Kids Gym Wins ‘Best Sensory-Friendly Outing’ in 2023 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 runners-up in the “best sensory-friendly outing” category. ...
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Cedar Point Wins ‘Best Northeast Ohio Staycation Destination’ in 2023 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

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Falcon Camp Wins ‘Best Summer Camp/Program’ in 2023 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 runners-up in the “best summer camp/program” category. ...
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Lakewood Public Library  Wins ‘Best Library’ in 2023 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 runners-up in the “best library” category. ...
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Once Upon a Child, Value World Win ‘Best Thrift/Consignment for Children’s Clothing’ in 2023 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 winners and runner-up in the “best thrift/consignment for children’s clothing” category. ...
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Playmatters Toys Wins ‘Best Store to Buy Toys, Games & Learning Products’ in 2023 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 runners-up in the “best local, independent store to buy toys, games and learning products” category. ...
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Crocker Park Wins ‘Best Kid-Friendly Shopping Destination’ in 2023 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 runners-up in the “best kid-friendly shopping destination” category. ...
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Goldfish Swim School Wins ‘Best Place for Kids’ Swim Lessons’ in 2023 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 runners-up in the “best place for kids’ swim lessons” category. ...
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