Family Favorites Readersí Picks



Games By James

multiple locations

"Board games to play with family
and friends"



Overall Toy Store

Toys "R" Us

multiple locations

"We believe our business is built one
customer at a time, and we are committed to making each and every customer happy!"

Best Daycare

New Horizon

multiple locations

"Where love and learning grow"


Best Children's Haircuts

Kid's Hair

multiple locations

"Ten thousand kids a month would tell you
it's because of the great time that they have had
at Kid's Hair. Their parents would say it's because they can't believe how cute their child looks
with a real, professional cut from a children's
specialist. We think that it's because we love
our clients so much."


Best Children's Portraits


multiple locations

(612) 882-1111 for the location nearest you

"Photo & Portrait"


Best Place for Kids' Birthday Parties

Circus Pizza

multiple locations

(612) 593-2770

"After 19 years and over 250,000 birthdays, we know how to throw a party! The latest,
greatest games, the best prizes, terrific food, and more! That's why more kids and parents love Circus Pizza for birthdays!"


Best Music Instruction

MacPhail Center
for the Arts

1128 LaSalle Avenue


(612) 321-0100

"As the second largest community music school in the nation, MacPhail can offer the best music instructors, classes and ensembles to kids and grown-ups of all ages."


Best Computer Repair

The Geek Squad

1213 Washington Ave. N.


(612) 343-4335


Kids' Theater Instruction

Stages Theatre Company
(formerly Child's Play Theatre)

Hopkins Center for the Arts

1111 Main Street


(612) 979-1123

"We have been providing kids throughout the state of Minnesota with exceptional theater programming since 1984. All of our programs are run by the area's finest theater artists. We are wholeheartedly committed to the enrichment and education of youth and children in a professional theater environment that stimulates artistic excellence and personal growth."


Breastfeeding Resource

La Leche League

multiple locations


Family Retailers

Health Club

Lifetime Fitness

multiple locations

(612) 947-9000

"Free childcare for kids 12 and under; great kids classes and events; summer camps and Adventure Days; Red Cross swimming lessons; rock climbing, kayak, and scuba instruction."


Bike Shop

Erik's Bike Shop

multiple metro locations

(612) 869-BIKE

"Since 1977, Erik's Bike Shop makes cycling with the youngsters fun. Choices abound, from Minnesota's largest selection of DYNO BMX to trail-a-bikes and Burley Child Trailers. All bikes receive a free Lifetime Parts Warranty."


Musical Instruments Shop

Schmitt Music

multiple metro locations

"Everything in music! Best selection of
the best brands. Quality instruments, personal
service, convenient locations.
Budget-conscious purchase plans.
Family-owned and -operated since 1896."


Sporting Goods Store


multiple locations


Arts and Crafts Store

Michael's Arts and Crafts Store

multiple locations


Family Furniture Store

Slumberland Furniture

multiple locations

"Wake up to what's new!"


Garden Center


multiple locations

"Helping make your life beautiful"


Pet Store


multiple locations

"Because pet lovers read Family Favorites"


Party Supply Store

Paper Warehouse

multiple locations

"Party more, spend less"


Eyewear Shop

Pearle Vision

multiple locations

"Put your Pearles on"


Hardware/Home Improvement Center

The Home Depot

multiple locations

"What makes the Home Depot a Family Favorite? The store's low prices, convenient hours and guaranteed customer satisfaction."


Electronics Store

Best Buy

multiple locations

(612) 941-2000

"Best Buy has a wide variety of consumer
electronics for every member of the family. We improve people's lives by making technology and entertainment products affordable and easy to use."

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