And The Winners Are…

winner-envelopeAsk any child to name their favorite color, ice cream flavor or sports team and they can quickly rattle off a list: Red, Rocky Road, UK Wildcats.

Most of us never grow out of having favorites as we found when we asked our readers to tell us about their favorite family-friendly places and spaces in the Bluegrass.

We asked for your nominations in the spring, and then over the summer more than 2,000 of you voted in our fourth annual Family Favorites Survey, earning a chance to win tickets to see the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Here are the winners our readers chose:


Favorite Kid Friendly Restaurant

Favorite Frozen Treat Shop
Orange Leaf

Favorite Place for Boys Birthday Parties
Monkey Joe’s

Favorite Place for Girls Birthday Parties & Favorite Dance Studio
Lexington Dance Factory

Favorite Birthday Cake Maker

Favorite Museum
The Explorium

Favorite Free Family Fun Site
Jacobson Park

Favorite Local Festival
Woodland Arts Fair

Favorite Day Trip
Newport Aquarium

Favorite School Field Trip
Boyd’s Orchard

Favorite Local Day Camp & Favorite Arts/ Dance Camp
Lexington Children’s Theatre

Favorite Overnight Camp
 4-H Summer Camp

Favorite Academic Camp
Living Arts & Science Center

Favorite Sports Camp
UK Sports Camp

Favorite Bookstore
Joseph Beth Booksellers

Favorite Consignment Shop
Once Upon a Child

Favorite Photographer
Holifield Photography

Favorite Pediatric Dentist
Pediatric Dentistry of Hamburg

Favorite Orthodontist
White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics

Favorite Pediatrician
Pediatric & Adolescent Associates

Favorite Veterinarian
Beaumont Veterinary Centre

Favorite Maternity/ Baby Business
Baby Belly Pregnancy Spa & Imaging Center

Favorite Gymnastics/ Cheer Center
Legacy All Sports

Favorite Martial Arts Program

Favorite Music Program
Lexington Music Academy

Favorite Horseback Riding Program
Kentucky Horse Park

Favorite Tutoring/ Learning Center
Carnegie Center