2017 Family Favorites




Four years ago, the staff at MetroFamily Magazine set out to design an annual contest to point local families to the most family-friendly businesses and services in Oklahoma City.

The result was Family Favorites, an annual award campaign that relies on nominations and votes from our readers to determine the best family-friendly businesses in the Oklahoma City metro. Just receiving a nomination for a Family Favorite award is a great recognition and winning one means you’re really doing things right. 

Below, find the dozens of local businesses our readers voted to the top. The MetroFamily staff has spent hours sifting through the thousands of votes from our readers to highlight the metro businesses that share our mission of making the Oklahoma City metro a great place to raise a family. 

After-School Activities

Art Studio/Art Lessons

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Alisa Nelson Studio

Edmond Fine Arts Institute

Dance Studio

Studio J School of Dance

Dance Unlimited 

Top Hat Talent 

Velocity Dance Center 

Gymnastics/Cheer Training Facility

Metro Gymnastics 

Bounce Academy 

Dynamo Gymnastics 

Oklahoma Gold Gymnastics 

Twist and Shout Training Center 

Martial Arts Studio

Dragon Kim's Taekwondo 

Core Martial Arts & Fitness 

Mana Martial Arts Oklahoma 

YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY 

Music Instruction

Poteet Theatre 

Alma Music Studio 

Anderson Music Studios 

Sports League for Kids

YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY 

i9 Sports Youth Sports Leagues 

Norman Youth Soccer Association 

Sooner Bowling Center 

Tutoring/Learning Assistance Center 

Kumon 

Mathnasium 

The Study Hub

Camps

Day Camp, Arts

Camp DaKaNi 

Edmond Fine Arts Institute 

Oklahoma Children's Theatre 

YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY 

Day Camp, Sports

Riversport Adventures 

Camp DaKaNi 

YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY 

Day Camp, Multi-Activity

YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY 

Camp DaKaNi 

KaleidEscape Summer Program, St. Mary’s Episcopal School 

Sleep-Away Camp, More than 100 Miles from OKC

Kanakuk Camps (Missouri) 

Camp Bond (Tishomingo) 

Dwight Mission Camp (Vian) 

Sleep-Away Camp, Within 100 Miles of OKC

Falls Creek 

Camp DaKaNi 

YMCA-Camp Classen 

Child Care

Children's Day Out/Mother's Day Out

The Goddard School-Western 

King's Gate Christian School  

Spontaneity Kid Care 

YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY 

Child Care Center

The Goddard School-Western 

Primrose SW OKC 

Spontaneity Kid Care 

YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY 

Community Support

Church for Families & Children

Life.Church 

Bridgeway Church 

Crossings Community Church 

People's Church 

Community Hero/Advocate who Serves Families and Children 

Russell Westbrook 

Miki Farris (Infant Crisis Services)

Linque Gillett (adoption attorney) 

Nonprofit Organization that Serves Families and Children 

Infant Crisis Services

Positive Tomorrows 

YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY 

Place for Families to Volunteer 

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma 

HOPE Center of Edmond 

Infant Crisis Services 

YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY 

Education

Public School System 

Edmond Public Schools 

Deer Creek Public Schools 

Moore Public Schools 

Public School, Elementary 

Chisholm Elementary, Edmond 

John Ross Elementary, Edmond 

Northern Hills Elementary, Edmond 

Soldier Creek Elementary, Mid Del 

Washington Irving Elementary, Edmond 

Public School, Secondary 

Sequoyah Middle School, Edmond 

Carl Albert Middle School, Mid Del 

Cheyenne Middle School, Edmond 

Private School, Preschool 

The Goddard School-Western 

King's Gate Christian School 

St. Mary's Episcopal School 

Private School, Elementary 

St. Mary's Episcopal School 

Heritage Hall 

King's Gate Christian School  

Private School, Secondary

Heritage Hall 

Casady School 

Christian Heritage Academy 

Crossings Christian School 

Homeschool Resource Organization

OCHEC (Oklahoma Christian Home Educator’s Consociation

Classical Conversations of Oklahoma 

OKC Secular Homeschooling 

Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy 

Place to Purchase Homeschool Resources

Mardel 

Lakeshore Learning 

Food/Restaurants 

Breakfast/Brunch 

Jimmy's Egg 

Café 501 

Café Kacao 

Waffe Champion 

Burger Restaurant for Families

The Garage 

Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler 

S&B Burger Joint 

Tucker's Fried Onion Burgers 

Date Night Restaurant 

Red Rock Canyon Grill 

Cheever's Café 

The Melting Pot 

The Ranch Steakhouse 

Ethnic Food Restaurant 

Ted's Café Escondido 

Panang Thai 

Zorba's Mediterranean Café 

Family-Friendly Restaurant, Casual Dining 

Hideaway Pizza 

Alfredo's 

Louie's Bar and Grill 

Ted's Café Escondido 

Family-Friendly Restaurant, Fast Food 

Chick-fil-A 

McDonald's  

Raising Cane's 

Place to Eat Sweet Treats 

Braum's Ice Cream and Dairy Stores 

Cuppies & Joe 

Pie Junkie 

Roxy's Ice Cream Social 

Restaurant for Pizza Night 

Hideaway Pizza 

Empire Slice House 

Humble Pie (Edmond) 

Health & Fitness 

Dentist for Children/Family 

Edmond Pediatric and Teen Dentistry 

Dental Depot 

Dr. Mark Meredith 

Dr. Brent W. Moody, DDS 

Emergency Room  

The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center 

INTEGRIS Baptist Hospital 

Mercy Hospital 

St. Anthony Hospital 

Eye Care Provider 

Children's Eye Care, PLLC 

Kid's Eye Site  

Family Counselor/Counseling Business 

Christian Counseling PLLC - Gloria McCreary 

Connections Center for Guidance & Development 

Family Fitness Center

YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY 

FIT4MOM 

Gold's Gym 

Hospital 

Mercy Hospital 

INTEGRIS Baptist Medical 

OU Medical Center/OU Children's Hospital 

St. Anthony Hospital 

OB/GYN 

Dr. Michelle Brunnabend 

Dr. Darren Goff 

Dr. K. Anthony Shanbour 

Dr. Misty Wayman 

Orthodontist 

Orthodontic Associates 

Craig & Streight Orthodontics 

Orthodontic Arts, Dr. David Birdwell 

Pediatrician/Family Doctor 

Just Kids Pediatrics  

Dr. Timothy Krous, Edmond Pediatrics 

Dr. Tammy Maschino, Village Center Pediatrics 

Dr. Kelly Stephens, Mercy Clinic, Edmond 

Best Place to Have a Baby 

Mercy Hospital 

Integris Baptist Medical  

OU Medical Center  

St. Anthony Hospital 

Urgent Care Clinic 

Kids 1st Pediatric After Hours Clinic 

Access Medical Centers 

Just Kids Pediatrics  

Chiropractor 

Dr. Steve Yandell, Yandell and Nightengale Chiropractic Wellness Center

Hackney Chiropractic 

Dr. Dan Prince, Prince Chiropractic and Wellness Center  Revolultion Chiropractic 

Doula 

Taryn Goodwin  

Brandy Harris 

Lauren Scarborough 

Midwife 

Dawn Karlin, CNM, A Moment of Bliss Midwifery, LLC 

Community Midwifery Services 

Elizabeth Norwood 

Yvonne Silbernagel, A Mother's Love Midwifery 

Holiday Celebrations 

Fourth of July 

LibertyFest Edmond 

4th Fest in Bricktown 

Bethany Freedom Festival 

Freedom Fest Yukon 

Pumpkin Patch

Orr Family Farm 

Chester's Party Barn (Piedmont) 

Parkhurst Pumpkin Patch (Arcadia) 

Pumpkinville at Myriad Gardens 

Holiday Lights 

Chickasha Festival of Light  

Christmas in the Park (Yukon)  

Downs Family Christmas 

Holiday Light Spectacular (Midwest City) 

Parties 

Party Comes to You 

Extreme Animals 

Forever After Parties 

Mad Science 

Project Princess 

Party Venue 

Metro Gymnastics 

Oklahoma Gold Gymnastics 

Sooner Bowling Center 

YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY 

Place to Buy Birthday Cake/Cupcakes/Ice Cream 

Eileen's Colossal Cookies 

Buttersweet Cakes 

Crest Foods 

Uptown Grocery 

Places/Events 

Family-Friendly Sporting Event 

Oklahoma City Thunder 

OSU Football 

OU Football 

Free/Low-Cost Attraction for Family Fun 

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens  

Martin Park Nature Center 

Metropolitan Library System 

Myriad Botanical Gardens 

Local Place to Take Out of Town Visitors

Bricktown 

The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum 

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens  

Indoor Fun/Amusement Venue

Science Museum Oklahoma 

HeyDay (Norman) 

Main Event 

Movie Theater for the Family

AMC Theatres 

Bricktown 16-Harkin’s Theatres 

Cinemark Tinseltown 

Moore Warren Theatre 

Outdoor City Fun/Amuseument Venue

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens  

Andy Alligator's Fun Park & Water Park (Norman) 

Frontier City 

Place for Fun with Toddlers

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens  

Jasmine Moran Children's Museum (Seminole) 

Science Museum Oklahoma 

Unpluggits Playstudio (Edmond) 

Place for Teen/Tween Fun

Main Event 

Frontier City 

HeyDay (Norman) 

Place to Explore Nature in Oklahoma

Martin Park Nature Center 

Arcadia Lake (Edmond) 

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens 

Turner Falls (Davis) 

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge (Lawton) 

Place to Have Fun with Kids of Varied Ages

Science Museum Oklahoma 

Frontier City  

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens 

City Park for Families

Myriad Botanical Gardens 

Hafer Park 

Mitch Park 

Place to Swim 

YMCA OF GREATER OKLAHOMA CITY 

Pelican Bay Aquatic Center (Edmond) 

White Water Bay 

Museum for Children/Families Outside the OKC Area 

Oklahoma Aquarium 

Jasmine Moran Children's Museum 

Leonardo's Children's Museum 

Museum for Children/Families in the OKC Area 

Science Museum Oklahoma 

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum 

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History 

Annual Family-Friendly Festival Inside the OKC Area 

Festival of the Arts 

Medieval Fair (Norman) 

Oklahoma State Fair  

Annual Family-Friendly Festival Outside the OKC Area 

Chickasha Festival of Light  

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival (Muskogee) 

Rush Springs Watermelon Festival 

Hiking-Biking Trail for Families 

Lake Hefner  

Arcadia Lake (Edmond) 

Bluff Creek Park/Martin Park Nature Center 

Service Provider

Car Repair 

Christian Brothers Automotive 

Collision Works 

Firestone Complete Auto Care 

Family/Child Photographer 

Brandon Burton Photography 

FotoArts Photography 

Prints Charming Photography 

Tavia Redburn Photography 

Place for Pampering Moms (spa, etc.) 

Cottonwood Spa (Edmond)  

Bella Strada (Edmond) 

Renaissance Salon & Day Spa 

Medical Practice for a "Mommy Makeover" 

Rejuvena 

Dr. Juan Brou 

Mariposa Med Spa 

Realtor

Graham and Lauren Guhl, Guhl Family Realty 

Kara Bowes, Kbb Real Estate   Ryan Eller, RE/MAX 

Veterinarian

Edmond East Animal Hospital 

Classen View Veterinary 

Danforth Animal Hospital (Edmond) 

Gentle Care Animal Hospital (Edmond) 

Midwest Veterinary Hospital  

Southside Dog Cat and Bird Clinic  

Shopping

Children's Clothing Store

Once Upon a Child 

Cinnamon Bears (Edmond) 

Marissa's Room (Edmond)  

Uptown Kids 

Child-Friendly Bookstore 

Full Circle Bookstore 

Best of Books (Edmond) 

Consignment/Thrift Store 

Once Upon A Child 

Goodwill 

Grocery Store to Stretch Your Food Budget 

Crest Foods 

Aldi 

Sprouts Farmers Market 

Uptown Grocery/Buy for Less 

Jewelry Store 

BC Clark Jewelers 

Huntington Fine Jewelers 

Lewis Jewelers 

Place to Buy a Family Car 

Bob Moore Auto Group 

Bob Howard Auto Group 

Carmax 

Eskridge Auto Group 

Place to Buy Baby/Children's Furniture 

Mathis Brothers Furniture 

Marissa's Room (Edmond) 

Once Upon A Child 

StorkLand 

Grocery Store to Find Healthy Food 

Sprouts Farmers Market 

Natural Grocers 

Trader Joe's  

Uptown Grocery/Buy for Less 

Whole Foods Market 

Consignment Sale 

Just Between Friends (JBF) Consignment Sale 

Pass It On Kids Consignment Sale  

Specialty Baby Store/Boutique 

Green Bambino 

Cinnamon Bears (Edmond)  

The Changing Table 

Keedo's Clothes 

Marissa's Room (Edmond) 

Toy Store 

learning tree toys, books & games 

The Changing Table 

Green Bambino 

Kidoodles Toy Zone (Norman) 

Gift Shop 

Blue Seven 

The Changing Table  

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