TAP FAMILY FAVORITES RESULTS 2020

. July 1, 2020.

Family Favorites is one of our most read features every year — and for good reason. Thousands of Toledo area parents weigh in annually on the businesses, places, and people they love, which benefits both local families and businesses. Parents rely on our list to help them choose pediatricians, find the perfect birthday venue, and grab the most delicious meal. Thank you, Toledo area families, for making this another memorable year of Family Favorites! Supporting local means more now than ever.  

PLACES AND SPACES

Overnight Trip with the Kids

Frankenmuth

Runner-up: Kalahari Resorts

Family Activity

Country Lane Tree Farm

Runner-up: The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium

Family Day Trip

Country Lane Tree Farm

Runner-up: The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium

Indoor Playspace

Imagination Station

Runner-up: Sylvania Playland

Favorite Library Branch 

Way Public

Runner-up: King Road (TLCPL)

Place to Worship

Christ the King Church, Toledo

Runner-up: CedarCreek Church

Kid-friendly Museum

Imagination Station

Runner-up: Toledo Museum of Art

Sporting Event for Families

Toledo Mud Hens

Runner-up: Toledo Walleye

Place to Volunteer

Toledo Area Humane Society

Runner-up: Metroparks Toledo

Animal Encounters

Country Lane Tree Farm

Runner-up: The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium

Garden/Nature Center

577 Foundation

Runner-up: Toledo Botanical Garden Metropark

TIME TO PARTY

Party Entertainment

Laurel’s Princess Parties

Runner-up: Glass City Moonwalk Rentals

Place to buy a birthday cake

So Many Sweet Somethings Desserterie

Runner-up: Crowned Cakes by Jess

Locally owned place to buy a gift

Fiddlestix Boutique

Runner-up: Learning Express Toys

Place for an indoor birthday bash

Ohio Skate

Runner-up: Sylvania Playland

Place for an outdoor birthday bash

Country Lane Tree Farm

Runner-up: Wildwood Park (Metroparks Toledo)

DELICIOUS EATS

Cupcakes/Bakery

So Many Somethings Desserterie

Runner-up: Cake in a Cup

Candy Shop

Boyd’s Retro Candy

Runner-up: Maumee Valley Chocolate and Candy

Family-Friendly Restaurant

Schmucker’s Restaurant

Runner-up: Mayberry Diner

Healthy Family Restaurant

Balance Pan-Asian Grille

Runner-up: Fowl & Fodder

Kid-friendly coffee shop

Maddie & Bella Coffee Roasters

Runner-up: SIP Coffee 

Frozen Treats Shop

Mr. Freeze

Runner-up: Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt

Local Pizza Place

Original Gino’s

Runner-up: Pizza Cat

Place Where Kids Eat Free

Fricker’s

Runner-up: El Vaquero

SHOP LOCAL

Locally owned place to buy kids’ clothing

Once Upon a Child

Runner-up: Makers on Main by Joys of the Heart Christian Boutique

Baby boutique shop

Bowinkles

Runner-up: Piper Jean Bowtique

Mom-owned business

Courtney Lee Photography

Runner-up: Finn Photography

Family Photographer

Rikki Renee Photography

Runner-up: Lindsey Brown Photography

Bike Shop

Wersell’s Bike and Ski Shop

Runner-up: Cyclewerks

Place to buy children’s books

Gathering Volumes

Runner-up: Learning Express

DIGITAL AGE

Local Parent Facebook Group

Toledo Moms: Community + Conversations

Runner-up: Toledo Thrifty Moms

Local Online Influencer

Toledo Moms: Community + Conversations

Runner-up: Mom on the Go in Holy Toledo

WATCH ME SOAR

Preschool

Elizabeth Wayne Preschool

Preschool 2nd: Saint Joseph Parish Preschool

Teacher

Jeny Mazza – Elizabeth Wayne Preschool

Runner-up: Julie Hite – Saint Joseph Sylvania

School Principal

Cristy Seely – Elizabeth Wayne Preschool

Runner-up: Steve Urbanski – Christ the King

Elementary School

Saint Joseph Parish School

Runner-up: Christ the King

Middle School 1st: Saint Joseph Parish School

Middle School 2nd: Christ the King

Charter School

Toledo School for the Arts

Runner-up: Autism Model School

Parochial School

Saint Joseph Parish School

Runner-up: Christ the King

Private School

West Side Montessori

Runner-up: Maumee Valley Country Day School

After-School Program

YMCA

Runner-up: Girls on the Run Northwest Ohio

Tutoring Center

Sylvan Learning

Runner-up: Kumon Math and Reading Center

Special Needs Service

Capable Kids

Runner-up: Brain Bright Therapy

Daycare

Maria Early Learning Center

Runner-up: Children’s Discovery Center

ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

Acting and theatre classes

Children’s Theater Workshop

Runner-up: The Liz Baldwin Studio

Dance studio

Toledo Ballet

Runner-up: Dance Expressions

Kids Art Class

Toledo Museum of Art

Runner-up: Create: Art Studio and Workshop

Gymnastics Class

YMCA

Runner-up: Toledo Gymnastics Academy

Music Lessons

Forte School of Music

Runner-up: The Liz Baldwin Studio

Martial Arts Program

Jon Penny’s Black Belt Academy

Runner-up: Toledo Tae Kwan Do

Swim Lessons

SafeSplash + SwimLabs Swim School

Runner-up: YMCA

Horseback Lessons

Country Lane Tree Farm

Runner-up: Oxford Farm – Equestrian Center

DOCTORS’ ORDERS

Pediatric Practice

Franklin Park Pediatrics

Runner-up: Promedica Physicians – Perrysburg Pediatrics

Urgent Care

Promedica Urgent Care

Runner-up: Mercy Urgent Care

Place to Give Birth

Promedica Toledo Hospital

Runner-up: St. Luke’s Hospital

OB/GYN

Dr. Sarah Puckett – ProMedica Physicians Obstetrics I Gynecology – Sylvania

Runner-up: Dr. Kristel Ward – ProMedica Physicians Obstetrics | Gynecology – Maumee

Midwife

Mercy Midwives

Runner-up: Erin Marten

Family Doctor

Dr. Travis Rasor – Fallen Timbers Family Physicians

Runner-up: Dr. Donald Vogel, Promedica Physicians Family Practice of Toledo

ENT Doctor

Dr. Vincent Toma – Promedica Physicians

Runner-up: Dr. Stephanie Cole – Promedica Physicians

Optometrist / Ophthalmologist

Dr. Robert Rhee – Pediatric Ophthalmology Consultants

Runner-up: Dr. Joseph Marra – Dr. Marra & Associates

Chiropractor

Innate Health Chiropractic

Runner-up: Turning Point Chiropractic

Allergist

Dr. Razi Rafeeq – Promedica Physicians

Runner-up: Dr. Ghassan Safadi – Allergy Clinic Ohio

Dentist

Dr. Jon Frankel

Runner-up: Dr. Erin Knierim

Orthodontist

HLS Orthodontics

Runner-up: Kay & Paulus

Speech/language therapy

Brain Bright Therapy

Runner-up: Promedica Total Rehab

Family Mental Health & Counseling Services

Harbor

Runner-up: A Renewed Mind

Natural Homeopathic Health

Health Foods by Claudia

Runner-up: Bassett’s Health Food

Veterinarian

Brannan Veterinary Clinic

Runner-up: VCA SylvaniaVET

GET ACTIVE

Place to Go Ice Skating

Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter

Runner-up: Ottawa Park

Place to Play Mini Golf

Perry Falls Mini Golf

Runner-up: Par 2 Golf

Park or Playground

Wildwood Park

Runner-up: Oak Openings Preserve Metropark

Waterpark

Kalahari Resorts

Runner-up: Great Wolf Lodge

Family-Friendly Gym / Fitness Club

YMCA

Runner-up: Promedica Wildwood Athletic Club

Soccer Program

Springfield Parks & Rec

Runner-up: Soccer Shots

Youth Sports League

CYO

Runner-up: Anthony Wayne Youth Foundation

Sports Camp

YMCA Summer Camp

Runner-up: St. John’s Summer Sports Camp

Summer Day Camp

Country Lane Tree Farm

Runner-up: Imagination Station

Kids Fitness Class

Toledo Parkour

Runner-up: YMCA

ME TIME

Date Night Restaurant

Alexander’s

Runner-up: Te’kela Mexican Cocina

Girls Night Out

The Heights

Runner-up: Board & Brush Creative Studio

Workout for Mom

YMCA

Runner-up: Fit Body Boot Camp

Spa Day for Mom

Serenity Health & Wellness Center

Runner-up: Spoil Me Royal