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2020 Family Favorites

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Six 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, our annual “best of” award campaign that relies completely 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 dozens of local businesses and organizations our readers voted to the top for 2020. These businesses, attractions, professionals and non-profits are the reason the Oklahoma City metro is a great place to raise a family. Congratulations!

Editor’s Note: For each category, the winner is listed at the top and finalists are listed in alphabetical order. 


After-School Activities

Art Studios/Art Lessons

Unpluggits Paint & Play

Alisa Nelson Studio

Artsy Rose Academy


Dance Studios

Studio J School of Dance

ArtWorks Academy of Performing Arts

Velocity Dance Center


Gymnastics/Cheer Training Facilities

Metro Gymnastics

Oklahoma Gold Gymnastics

Twist & Shout Training Center


Martial Arts Studios

Christian Karate Academy

Dragon Kim’s Taekwondo & Fitness

Poos Taekwondo


Music Instruction

Canterbury Youth Voices

Musical Me in OKC

Red Dirt Music Academy


Sports Leagues for Kids

i9 Sports

SoccerCity of Oklahoma City

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City


Swimming Lessons

Oklahoma Swim Academy

Goldfish Swim School – Edmond

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City


Tutoring/Learning Assistance Centers

Urban League at Thelma Parks Elementary

Encouraging Words





Day Camps, Arts

Artsy Rose Academy

ArtWorks Academy of Performing Arts

Musical Me in OKC

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center


Day Camps, Multi-Activity

Summer on the Farm at Keystone Adventure School

Camp DaKaNi – Camp Fire Heart of Oklahoma, Inc.

KaleidEscape, St. Mary’s Episcopal


Day Camps, Sports

Metro Gymnastics

Nichols Hills United Methodist Church

SoccerCity of Oklahoma City


Sleep-Away Camps


Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center

Girl Scouts – Western Oklahoma, Inc.



Child Care


Child Care Centers

The Goddard School-Western

Child Care Inc.

Spontaneity Kid Care

St. Luke’s Children’s Center


Mother’s/Children’s Day Out

The Goddard School-Western

First United Methodist Church Mother’s Day Out (Edmond)

Southern Hills Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Children’s Day Out


Community Support 


Churches for Families & Children


Capitol Hill Baptist Church

New Covenant United Methodist Church



Plaza District





Mesta Park


Quail Creek


Nonprofit Organizations that Serve Families and Children

Infant Crisis Services

Calm Waters

Sunbeam Family Services




Charter Schools

Epic Charter Schools

Harding Charter Prep School

John Rex Charter School


Homeschools and Online Schools/Resource Organizations

Epic Charter Schools

Homeschool Oklahoma (formerly OCHEC)


Private Schools, Preschool

Keystone Adventure School and Farm

The Goddard School-Western

Heritage Hall


Private Schools, Elementary

Trinity School at Edgemere

Keystone Adventure School and Farm

Oklahoma Christian Academy


Private Schools, Secondary

Trinity School at Edgemere

Heritage Hall

Oklahoma Christian Academy


Public School Systems, Elementary

Edmond Public Schools

Deer Creek Public Schools

Piedmont Public Schools


Public School Systems, Secondary

Edmond Public Schools

Bethany Public Schools

Moore Public Schools

Piedmont Public Schools


Specialty Schools

Trinity School at Edgemere

Academy of Classical Christian Studies

Keystone Adventure School and Farm


Health & Fitness


Birthing Centers

Mercy Hospital

INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center

Lakeside Women’s Hospital



Hackney Chiropractic

Radiant Life Chiropractic

Young Life Chiropractic


Dentists for Children/Family

Edmond Pediatric and Teen Dentistry

Dental Depot

Small World Pediatric Dentistry


Eye Care Providers

Innovative Eyecare, Vision Source

Dean McGee Eye Institute – Oklahoma Health Center

Dr. Raquel Strange, Sight to See Vision Associates


Family Counselors/Counseling Businesses

HALO Project

Christian Counseling, PLLC

Edmond Family Counseling


Family Fitness Centers

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City

Life Time Fitness

Phamily Fun & Fitness



Mercy Hospital

INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center

The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical



Spirited Birth Midwifery

Community Midwifery Services



Dr. Misty Wayman

Dr. Michelle Brunnabend

Dr. Darren Goff



Orthodontic Associates

Kierl Orthodontics

Orthodontic Arts


Pediatricians/Family Doctors

Dr. Michael D. Vincent

Dr. Carla Hardzog-Britt

Dr. Tammy Maschino


Urgent Care Clinics

Kids 1st Pediatric After Hours Clinic 

Just Kids Pediatrics

Mercy Convenient Care


Local Shopping


Boutiques/Gifts/Book Stores

Full Circle Bookstore

Best of Books

Lush Fashion Lounge

The Museum Store at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum


Car Dealerships

Carter Chevrolet

Jim Norton Toyota of Oklahoma City

Seth Wadley Auto Group



Once Upon A Child

Clothes Mentor

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale


Elective Non-Medical Ultrasound

The Nest OKC (Mobile 4D Ultrasound)

Anticipation Ultrasound Studio OKC

The Viewing Womb


Grocery Stores to Find Healthy Food

Sprouts Farms Market

Uptown Grocery Co.

Trader Joe’s


Toy Stores

Learning Tree Toys, Books
& Games

Green Bambino

Kidoodles Toy Zone (Copelin’s)


Baby Boutiques

Green Bambino

Cinnamon Bears

Thrive Mama Collective


Locally-owned Restaurants 



Neighborhood J.A.M.


Jimmy’s Egg


Date Night Restaurants

Charleston’s Restaurant

Cheever’s Cafe

The Jones Assembly


Ethnic Food Restaurants

Ted’s Cafe Escondido

Abel’s Mexican Restaurant

Panang Thai Restaurant


Family-Friendly Restaurants, Casual Dining

The Garage

The Fixx

The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen


Places to Eat Sweet Treats

Pie Junkie

Braum’s Ice Cream & Burger Restaurant

Roxy’s Ice Cream Social


Restaurants for Pizza Night

Hideaway Pizza

Empire Slice House

The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen




Party Comes to You (Entertainment)

Pilar Designs Face Painting

Character Connection Co. (formerly
Project Princess)

Extreme Animals


Party Venues

Metro Gymnastics

Artsy Rose Academy

SoccerCity of Oklahoma City

Unpluggits Paint and Play


Places to Buy Party Food

Uptown Grocery Co.

Pie Junkie

Raspberries n’ Creme




Family Restrooms


Okie Kids Playground

Von Maur


Free/Low-Cost Attractions for Family Fun

Myriad Botanical Gardens

Martin Park Nature Center

Scissortail Park


Indoor Fun/Amusement Venues

Science Museum Oklahoma

Breakaway Indoor Playground

Okie Kids Playground

National Cowboy & Western
Heritage Museum


Local Places to Take Out-of-Town Visitors

Oklahoma City Zoo

National Cowboy & Western
Heritage Museum

Riversport Adventures


Museums for Children/Families

Science Museum Oklahoma

Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum

Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of
Natural History

SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology


Outdoor Fun/Amusement Venues

Oklahoma City Zoo

Frontier City Theme Park

Riversport Adventures



Scissortail Park

Martin Park Nature Center

Mitch Park

Myriad Botanical Gardens


Places for Fun with Toddlers

Metro Gymnastics

Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum

Okie Kids Playground


Places for Teen/Tween Fun

Main Event Oklahoma City

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park


Places to Explore Nature in Oklahoma

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

Martin Park Nature Center

Turner Falls


Places to Swim

Pelican Bay Aquatic Center, Edmond

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City


Splash Pads

Myriad Botanical Gardens

Barnett Field Splash Pad

Little River Park


Service Providers 


Animal Service Businesses (Grooming, Training, etc.)

405 Vet Animal Hospital

K9 University



Car Repair

Christian Brothers Automotive

Big O Tires

Metric Motors


Family/Child Photographers

Erin Guimaraes Photography LLC & Photo Booth Rental

Brandon Burton Photography

Robyn Waggoner Photography


Heat and Air Service Companies

Redus Heating & Air Conditioning

Air Comfort Solutions

Prudhom Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC


Home Inspectors

Dan Briscoe

Dan Bixler – Smart House Consultants, LLC

Sooner Home Inspections, LLC, John May


Places for Pampering Moms (Spa, etc.)

Bella Strada Salon & Spa Suites

Fourth House

Renaissance Salon & Day Spa



David Sterling, Metro First Realty
at Lake Hefner

Brianna Ray, Elm Realty, LLC

Guhl Family Reality, LLC


Special Needs Therapy Services

Sensational Kids, Inc.

Special Care Inc.

The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital


Storm Shelter Installation

Ground Zero Shelters, Co.

Flatsafe Tornado Shelters

Storm Safe Shelters



405 Vet Animal Hospital

Britton Road Veterinary Clinic

Edmond East Animal Hospital

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