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2020 Family Favorites

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

Mathnasium

 

Camps

 

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

Kanakuk

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

Life.Church

Capitol Hill Baptist Church

New Covenant United Methodist Church

 

Districts

Plaza District

Bricktown

Midtown

 

Neighborhoods

Mesta Park

Brasswood

Quail Creek

 

Nonprofit Organizations that Serve Families and Children

Infant Crisis Services

Calm Waters

Sunbeam Family Services

 

Education

 

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

 

Chiropractors

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

 

Hospitals

Mercy Hospital

INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center

The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical

 

Midwives

Spirited Birth Midwifery

Community Midwifery Services

 

OB/GYN

Dr. Misty Wayman

Dr. Michelle Brunnabend

Dr. Darren Goff

 

Orthodontists

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

 

Consignment/Resale

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 

 

Breakfast/Brunch

Neighborhood J.A.M.

Hatch

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

 

Parties 

 

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

 

Places/Events

 

Family Restrooms

OnCue

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

 

Parks

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

Pawsh

 

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

 

Realtors

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

 

Veterinarians

405 Vet Animal Hospital

Britton Road Veterinary Clinic

Edmond East Animal Hospital

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