Here are our Readers’ Choice Winners!

Readers’ Choice Winners!

Thank you to all who voted this spring in our first-ever Readers’ Choice contest. The ballots have been counted, the results are in and we are excited to share them with you in these pages. Many are old favorites that we’ve heard our readers (and our own staff) talk about, like Pumpkin Theatre, The Y in Central Maryland, and of course, The Maryland Zoo. Others are places we are eager to learn more about and we hope you are, too. As parents, we are lucky to live in an area with so many great resources. We invite you to read, share and enjoy these winning businesses that support our families!



Columbia School of Music

Extracurricular / Enrichment Program / Camp

Goldfish Swim School

Family Dining

Red Robin

Family Outings

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Family Services and Shopping

Arundel Mills Mall

Medical Matters




Best Bakery

SugarBakers Cakes

Best Burger

Five Guys

Best Ice Cream

Cold Stone Creamery

Best Pizza

Ledo Pizza

Best restaurant for providing entertainment/distractions for kids

Chuck E. Cheese



Best Academic/Enrichment Program

Bricks 4 Kidz

Best After-School Program

The Y in Central Maryland

Best School Break/Summer Program or Camp

Goldfish Swim School

Best Sports Program

The Y in Central Maryland

Best Dance Program

Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet

Best Performance Art Program

Columbia School of Music



Best Charter School

Creative City Public Charter School

Best Preschool

Woodbrook Early Education Center

Best Independent School

Glenelg Country School

Best Public School

Towson High School



Best Family Event

Light City

Best Farmers Market

Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar

Best Free Family Fun

Storyville at the Baltimore County Public Library, Woodlawn Branch

Best Indoor Activity

Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Best Indoor Attraction

Maryland Science Center

Best Performance Theater for child audiences

Pumpkin Theatre

Best Movie Theater

Cinemark Theaters

Best Museum

Maryland Science Center

Best Outdoor Attraction

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Best Park/Play Area

Centennial Park

Best Party Place Destination

Goldfish Swim School

Best Professional Sporting event for families

Baltimore Orioles/Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Best Swimming Pool

The Y in Central Maryland



Best Baby/Family Photography

Erin Morris Photography

Best Consignment/Trade

Once Upon A Child

Best Daycare

The Y in Central Maryland

Best Family-Friendly Gym

The Y in Central Maryland

Best Kids’ Boutique

Once Upon A Child

Best Kids’ Deals

TotSwap Kids Consignment Sales

Best Kids’ Spa

Posh & Play Kids Spa

Best Mall to Shop With Kids

The Mall in Columbia

Best Party Venue

Sky Zone

Best Place for Kids’ Hair Cuts

Cartoon Cuts

Best Toy Store

Toys “R” Us



Best Dentist

Growing Smiles

Best ER for Kids

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

Best Hearing and Speech Services

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Best Orthodontist

Main Street Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics

Best Pediatric Hospital

Chesapeake Urology for Kids

Best Pediatric Mental Health Practitioners

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Best Pediatric Vision Care

Pediatric Eye Care of Maryland

Best Pediatrician

Main Street Pediatrics

Best Place to deliver your baby



About Jessica Gregg

Jessica Gregg is the former editor of Baltimore's Child. She is a happy rowhouse dweller and mother of two.


  1. Congratulations Creative City Public Charter School!

  2. Yay, Creative City!

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