2015 Family Favorites winners




This summer, readers from across New Hampshire voted online in more than 50 categories to determine this year’s Family Favorites. This is the fifth year we have given parents a chance to let us know about the people, places and things that make the Granite State a great place to raise a family. This list is no bull. Get a mooo-ve on and check out these local businesses that readers think are udderly great.

Amusement Park

Overall: Canobie Lake Park
85 North Policy St., Salem
893-3506
www.canobie.com

North of Concord: Story Land
850 Route 16, Glen
383-4186
www.storylandnh.com


Bakery

Overall: Frederick’s Pastries
109 Route 101A, Amherst
882-7725
www.pastrynet.com

Greater Concord: Bread and Chocolate
228-3330
29 South Main St., Concord

Greater Manchester: Black Forest Café
PO Box 1366, Amherst
672-0500
www.theblackforestcafe.com


Bike Shop

Overall: Goodale’s Bike Shop
14B Broad St., Nashua
882-2111
www.goodalesbikeshop.com

Greater Concord:
S&W Sports

296 South Main St., Concord
228-1441
www.swsports.net

Greater Manchester: The Bike Barn
33 South Commercial St., Manchester
668-6555
www.bikebarnusa.com


Birthing Center or Hospital

Overall: Maternity Center at Elliot Hospital
4 Elliot Way, Ste. 401, Manchester
669-5300
www.elliothospital.org

Greater Concord: The Family Place at Concord Hospital
250 Pleasant St., Concord
225-2711
www.concordhospital.org

Greater Manchester: Mom’s Place at Catholic Medical Center
100 McGregor St, Manchester
663-6667
www.catholicmedicalcenter.org

Greater Nashua: The Birth Place at Southern NH Medical Center
8 Prospect Street, Nashua
577-2000, www.snhhs.org


Bowling Alley

Overall: Leda Lanes
340 Amherst Street, Nashua
889-4884
www.ledalanes.com

Greater Concord: Boutwell’s Bowling Center
152 North State St., Concord
224-0941
www.boutwellsbowl.com

Greater Nashua: Merrimack Ten Pin Center
698 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack
429-0989
www.merrimacktenpin.com

Lakes Region: Funspot Family Fun Center
579 Endicott St., North, Laconia
366-4377
www.funspotnh.com


Candy Shop or Chocolatier

Overall: Van Otis Chocolates
341 Elm St., Manchester
1-800-826-6874
www.vanotischocolates.com

Greater Concord: Granite State Candy Shoppe
13 Warren St., Concord
225-2591
www.granitestatecandyshoppe.com

Greater Manchester: Granite State Candy Shoppe
832 Elm St., Manchester
218-3885
www.granitestatecandyshoppe.com

Lakes Region: Kellerhaus
259 Endicott St., Laconia
366-4466
www.kellerhaus.com


Child Photographer

Overall: Picture People
The Mall of New Hampshire, Manchester
644-0388
www.picturepeople.com

Greater Manchester: CLIX Portrait Studios
www.clixnewengland.com

Greater Nashua: Pixel Perfect Photography
32 Daniel Webster Highway, Unit 26, Merrimack
579-0500
www.pxpfoto.com


Children’s Local Book Store

Overall: Toadstool Bookshops
614 Nashua St. (Lorden Plaza), Milford
673-1734
www.toadbooks.com

Greater Concord: Gibson’s Book Store
45 South Main St., Concord
224-0562
www.gibsonsbookstore.com


Children’s Shoe Store

Overall: Alec’s Shoe Store
201 Main St., Nashua
882-6811
www.alecs-shoes.com

Greater Nashua: The Shoe Box
17 Route 101A, Amherst
672-6570
www.shoeboxnh.com

Seacoast Area: Red’s Shoe Barn
35 Broadway, Dover
742-1893
www.redsshoebarn.com


Children’s Toy Store

Overall: Toyland
321 Nashua Street, Milford
672-1537

Greater Concord: Imagination Village
45 South Main St., Concord
224-0562
www.gibsonsbookstore.com

Lakes Region: The Toy Chest
2703 White Mountain Highway (Route 16), North Conway
356-7176
www.toychestnh.com

Seacoast Area: G. Willikers! Toy Shop
13 Market St., Portsmouth
436-7746
www.gwilikers.com


Chiropractor

Overall: Healing Hands Chiropractic Family Wellness Center
195 McGregor St., #323, Manchester
434-3456
www.healinghandsnh.com

Greater Concord: Crossroads Chiropractic
556 Pembroke St., Pembroke
224-4281
www.crossroadschiropractic.com

Greater Manchester: Amoskeag Chiropractic
55 Amoskeag St., Manchester
624-8000
www.nhchiropractors.com

Greater Nashua: Amherst Family Chiropractic Wellness Center
89 Route 101A, Amherst
673-0010
www.nhchiropractors.com


Clothing Consignment

Overall: M&C Clothing and Gifts
135 Route 101A, Amherst
886-6727
www.mothersays.shoprw.com

Greater Manchester: Lots for Tots
1525 South Willow St., Manchester
216-6238
www.lotsfortotsne.com

Seacoast Area: Children’s Orchard
105 Gosling Road, Newington
436-8704
www.childrensorchard.com


Cupcakery

Overall: Queen City Cupcakes
790 Elm St., Manchester
624-4999
www.qccupcakes.com

Greater Manchester: Cupcakes 101
132 Bedford Center Road, Suite A, Bedford
488-5962
www.cupcakes101.net

North of Concord: White Mountain Cupcakery
2757 White Mountain Highway,
North Conway
733-5310
www.wmcupcakery.com


Dance Studio

Overall: The Dance Company
141 Route 101A Unit 2B, Amherst
864-8374
www.thedancecompanyonline.com

Greater Manchester: The Bedford Youth Performing Company
155 Route 101, Bedford
472-3894
www.bypc.org

Greater Nashua: Kathy Blake Dance Studios
3 Northern Blvd., Amherst
673-3978
www.kathyblakedancestudios.com


Environmental and Educational Center

Overall: Squam Lakes Natural
Science Center
23 Science Center Road, Holderness
968-7194
www.nhnature.org

Greater Manchester: SEE Science Center
200 Bedford St., Manchester
669-0400
www.see-sciencecenter.org

Monadnock Region: Beaver Brook Association
117 Ridge Road, Hollis
465-7787
www.beaverbrook.org

Seacoast Area: Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Blvd., Rye
436-8043
www.seacoastsciencecenter.org


Equestrian Center

Overall: Apple Tree Farm
49 Wheeler Road, Hollis
465-9592
www.appletreefarm.org

Greater Manchester: Lucky 7 Stables
154 Litchfield Road, Londonderry
432-3076
www.lucky7stables.com


Family Dentist

Overall: Lindner Dental Associates
72 South River Road, Bedford
944-9196
www.lindnerdental.com

Greater Nashua: Nashua Family Dentistry
25 Riverside St. #201, Nashua
882-2575
www.nashuafamilydentistry.com

Monadnock Region: Family Dental Care of Milford
154 Elm St., Milford
673-3332
www.familydentalcareofmilford.com


Family Fitness Club

Overall: Planet Fitness
26 Fox Run Road, Newington
750-0001
www.planetfitness.com

Greater Manchester: Allard Center of Goffstown YMCA
116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown
497-4663
www.graniteymca.org

Greater Nashua: Greater Nashua/Merrimack YMCA
24 Stadium Drive, Nashua
882-2011
www.nmymca.org

Monadnock Region: Hampshire Hills
50 Emerson Road, Milford
673-7123
www.hampshirehills.com

Seacoast Area: The Works Family Health and Fitness
23 Works Way, Somersworth
742-2163
www.theworkshealthclub.com


Family Mental Health and Counseling Services

Overall: The Counseling Center of Nashua
1 Main St., Nashua
883-0005
www.counselingcenter.com

Greater Concord: Riverbend Community Mental Health
3 North State St., Concord
225-0123
www.riverbendcmhc.org

Greater Manchester: Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester
401 Cypress St., Manchester
668-4111
www.mhcgm.org


Family Pediatrician

Overall: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Pediatrics
100 Hitchcock Way, Manchester
695-2750
www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org

Greater Manchester: Pediatric Health Associates
275 Mammoth Road, Suite 1, Manchester
663-8350
www.elliothospital.org

Greater Nashua: Nashua Pediatrics
155 Kinsley St., Nashua
889-6671
www.nashuapedi.com


Family Restaurant

Overall: Puritan Backroom
245 Hooksett Road, Manchester
669-6890
www.puritanbackroom.com

Greater Manchester: T-Bones Great New Hampshire Restaurant
124 Bedford Center Road, Suite B, Bedford
641-6100
www.t-bones.com

Greater Nashua: Shorty’s Mexican Roadhouse
48 Gusabel Ave. (Nashua Mall), Nashua
882-4070
www.shortysmex.com


Family Ski Resort

Pat’s Peak
686 Flanders Road, Henniker
428-3245
www.patspeak.com


Family-friendly Bank

TD Bank
300 Franklin St., Manchester
695-3481
www.tdbank.com


Family-friendly Credit Union

St. Mary’s Bank
48 Perimeter Road, Manchester
669-4600
www.stmarysbank.com


Gymnastics

Overall: Gymnastics Village
13 Caldwell Drive, Amherst
889-8092
www.gymnasticsvillage.com

Greater Concord: Granite State Gymnastics
71 River Road, Bow
228-8424
www.granitestategymnastics.org

Greater Manchester: Goffstown YMCA Gymnastics
116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown
497-5186
www.graniteymca.org

Seacoast Area: Gym-Ken Gymnastics
184 Rockingham Road, Windham
434-9060
www.gymkengymnastics.com


Holistic Medicine and Health Services Practitioner

Overall: Whole Health Concord
91 North State St., Concord
369-4326
www.naturalmedicinenh.com

Greater Nashua: The Wholistic Family Wellness Center
31 Old Nashua Road, Unit 14, Amherst
673-1181
www.thewholisticfamilywellnesscenter.com


Hospital or Medical Center

Overall: Elliot Hospital
4 Elliot Way, Ste. 401, Manchester
669-5300
www.elliothospital.org

Greater Concord: Concord Hospital
250 Pleasant St., Concord
225-2711
www.concordhospital.org

Greater Manchester: Catholic Medical Center
100 McGregor St, Manchester
668-3545
www.catholicmedicalcenter.org

Greater Nashua: Southern NH Medical Center
8 Prospect St., Nashua
577-2000
www.snhhs.org

North of Concord: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon
650-5000
www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org


Ice Cream

Overall: Haywards Ice Cream
7 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua
888-4663
www.haywardsicecream.com

Greater Concord: Beech Hill
Farmstand and Ice Cream Barn
107 Beech Hill Road, Hopkinton
223-0828
www.beechhillfarm.com

Greater Manchester: Puritan Backroom (tie)
245 Hooksett Road, Manchester
669-6890
www.puritanbackroom.com

Greater Manchester: The Inside Scoop (tie)
260 Wallace Road, Bedford
471-7009
www.theinsidescoopnh.com

Monadnock Region: Kimball’s Farm
158 Turnpike Road (Route 124), Jeffrey
532-5765
www.kimballfarm.com


Ice Skating or Hockey Facility

Overall: Tri-Town Ice Arena
311 West River Road, Hooksett
485-1100
www.tri-townicearena.com

Greater Concord: Everett Arena
15 Loudon Road, Concord
228-2784
www.onconcord.com

Greater Nashua: Conway Arena
5 Stadium Drive, Nashua
595-2400
www.conwayarena.com


Indoor Play Place

Overall: Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington St., Dover
742-2002
www.childrens-museum.org

Greater Manchester: Nuthin but GOOD Times!
746 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack
429-2200
www.nuthinbutgoodtimes.com

Greater Nashua: Launch Trampoline Park
17 Tanguay Ave., Nashua
318-7600
www.launchnashua.com

Lakes Region: Funspot Family Center
579 Endicott St. North, Laconia
366-4377
www.funspotnh.com


Kid Friendly Menu

Overall: T-Bones Great New Hampshire Restaurants
124 Bedford Center Road, Suite B, Bedford
641-6100
www.t-bones.com

Greater Manchester: Airport Diner
2280 Brown Ave., Manchester
623-5040
www.thecman.com

National Chain: Friendly’s
Locations in Manchester, Nashua, Concord
www.friendlys.com

Regional Chain: 99 Restaurant
13 New Hampshire locations
www.99restaurants.com


Kid-friendly Museum

Overall: SEE Science Center
200 Bedford St., Manchester
669-0400
www.see-sciencecenter.org

Greater Concord: McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
2 Institute Drive, Concord
271-7827
www.starhop.com

Greater Manchester: Currier Museum of Art
150 Ash St., Manchester
669-6144
www.currier.org

Seacoast Area: Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington St., Dover
742-2002
www.childrens-museum.org


Kids Favorite Breakfast Place

Overall: Parker’s Maple Barn
1316 Brookline Road, Mason
878-2308
www.parkersmaplebarn.com

Greater Manchester: Airport Diner
2280 Brown Ave., Manchester
623-5040
www.thecman.com

Greater Salem: MaryAnn’s Diner
29 E. Broadway, Derry
434-5785
www.maryannsdiner.com

Seacoast Area: Friendly Toast
113 Congress St., Portsmouth
430-2154
www.thefriendlytoast.com


Kids Hair Cut

Overall: Great Clips
116 March Ave. (TJ Maxx Plaza),
Manchester
627-0055
www.greatclips.com

Greater Nashua: Snip-its
317 Amherst St., Nashua
889-0000
www.snipits.com


Learning or Tutoring Service

Overall: Sylvan Learning Center
72 South River Road, Suite 203, Bedford
622-7772
www.sylvanlearning.com

Greater Concord: Parker Academy
2 Fisk Road, Concord
228-4209
www.parkereducation.com


Local Party Supplies Store

Overall: Party Center
290 South Broadway, Salem
898-1089
www.partycenterstores.com

Greater Concord: Donovan’s Party and Novelty
102 Fort Eddy Road, Concord
226-2225
www.donovansparty.com

Greater Nashua: J &J Party & Janitorial Supplies LLC
68 Route 101A, Amherst
672-8555
www.jandjpartyandjanitorial.com


Martial Arts Studio

Overall: Manchester Karate Studio
24 Bridge St., Manchester
1-888-401-3248
www.manchesterkarate.com

Greater Manchester: Bedford Martial Arts Academy
334 Route 101 West, Bedford
626-9696
www.bedfordmartialartsacademy.com

Greater Nashua: Tokyo Joe’s Studio
854 Northeastern Blvd., Nashua
889-4165
www.tokyojoes.net


Mini Golf

Overall: Funway Park
454 Charles Bancroft Highway (Route 3A), Litchfield
424-2292
www.melsfunwaypark.com

Greater Concord: Chucksters
9 Bailey Road, Chichester
798-3555
www.chucksters.com

Lakes Region: Pirate’s Cove Mini Golf
4 Daniel Webster Highway, Winnisquam
528-6434
www.piratescove.net


Movie Theater

Overall: Chunky’s Cinema Pub
2 NH locations: Nashua and Pelham
www.chunkys.com

Greater Manchester: Cinemagic
3 NH locations: Hooksett, Merrimack, Portsmouth
www.cinemagicmovies.com


Music or Entertainment Venue

Overall: The Palace Theatre
80 Hanover St., Manchester
668-5588
www.palacetheatre.org

Greater Concord: Capitol Center for the Arts
44 South Main St., Concord
225-1111
www.ccanh.com

Greater Manchester: Verizon Wireless Arena
555 Elm St., Manchester
www.verizonwirelessarena.com

Lakes Region: Bank of NH Pavilion
72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford
www.banknhpavilion.com

Seacoast Area: Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
169 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach
www.casinoballroom.com


Musical Instruction

Overall: Amy Conley Music
102 Elm St., Milford
1-800-728-2692
www.amyconleymusic.com

Greater Concord: Concord Community Music School
23 Wall St., Concord
228-1196
www.ccmusicschool.org

Greater Manchester: The Bedford
Youth Performing Company
155 Route 101, Bedford
472-3894
www.bypc.org

Greater Salem: Let’s Play Music
114 Rockingham Road, Londonderry
425-7575
www.letsplaymusic.com


OB/GYN

Overall: Bedford Commons
OB/GYN
201 Riverway Place, Bedford
668-8400
www.bcog.com

Greater Concord: Concord Obstetrics and Gynecology
189 North Main St., Concord
228-1111
www.concordhospital.org   

Greater Manchester: Dept. of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Nurse Midwifery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
100 Hitchcock Way, Manchester
695-2900
www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org


Orthodontist

Overall: Amherst Orthodontics
5 Overlook Drive, Suite #6, Amherst
672-0844
www.amherstorthodontics.com

Greater Manchester: Lindner Dental Associates
72 South River Road, Bedford
944-9196
www.lindnerdental.com

Greater Nashua: Elliott Orthodontics
27 Loop Road, Merrimack
424-1199
www.elliottorthodontics.com


Party Entertainment or Entertainer

Overall: Wildlife Encounters
152 Charles St., Rochester
923-1168
www.wildlifeencountersnh.com

Monadnock Region: Amy Conley Music
102 Elm St., Milford
1-800-728-2692
www.amyconleymusic.com

Greater Salem: Mad Science
362-9800
www.nhma.madscience.org


Pediatric Dentist

Overall: Concord Pediatric Dentistry
16 Foundry St., Suite 101, Concord
224-3339
www.concordpediatricdentistry.com

Greater Nashua: Children’s Dental Center of NH
7 Route 101A, Amherst
673-1000
www.childrensdentalnh.com

Greater Salem: Haas Dental Associates
4 Manchester Ave., Derry
434-1586
www.haasdentalnh.com


Pizza

Overall: 900 Degrees
Locations in Epping and Manchester
www.900degrees.com

Greater Concord: Constantly Pizza
39 South Main St., Concord
224-9366
www.constantlypizza.net

Greater Manchester: Pizza Bella
178 Route 101, Bedford
472-8560
www.pizzabellabedford.com

Seacoast Area: Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
64 Market St., Portsmouth
430-8582
www.portsmouthgaslight.com

Regional Chain: Portland Pie Company
2 NH locations: Manchester and Nashua
www.portlandpie.com


Place for Arts and Crafts

Overall: You’re Fired
Nashua, Bedford, Salem, Concord
www.yourefirednh.com

Greater Manchester: Muse Paintbar
42 Hanover St., Manchester
421-6500
www.musepaintbar.com


Place to Buy a Family Car

Overall: AutoFair
6 locations in NH: Merrimack,
Manchester, Stratham
www.autofair.com

Greater Concord: Grappone Auto Group
Several NH locations
www.grappone.com

Greater Nashua: Peters of Nashua
280 - 300 Amherst St., Nashua
www.petersauto.com


Restaurant for Date Night

Overall: The Common Man
Eight locations in NH
www.thecman.com

Greater Manchester: Copper Door
15 Leavy Drive, Bedford
488-2677
www.copperdoorrestaurant.com

Lakes Region: Fratello’s Italian Grille
3 NH locations: Laconia, Manchester, Nashua
www.fratellos.com


Spa Day for Mom

Overall: Serendipity Day Spa
23 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke
229-0400
www.serendipitydayspa.com

Greater Manchester: Not So Plain Jane’s
155 Dow St., Manchester
622-5971
www.notsoplainjanes.com

Greater Nashua: Innovations the Salon and Spa
228 Naticook Road, Merrimack
865-7647
www.innovationsnh.com


Sporting Event for Families

New Hampshire Fisher Cats
1 Line Drive, Manchester
www.nhfishercats.com


Swing Sets and Outdoor Play Systems

Woodplay of New Hampshire
36 Route 101A, Amherst
249-9773
www.woodplayofnh.com


Urgent or Immediate Care Center

Overall: Elliot Urgent Care at River’s Edge
4 Elliot Way, Ste. 401, Manchester
663-3000
www.elliothospital.org

Greater Concord: Concord Hospital’s Walk-In Urgent Care Center
230-1200
www.concordhospital.org

Greater Manchester: ConvenientMD Urgent Care
3 Nashua Road, Bedford
472-6700
www.convenientmd.com

Greater Nashua:
Immediate Care of Southern NH
29 Northwest Boulevard, Nashua
577-2273
www.immediatecareofsnh.snhhs.org


Water Park

Water Country
2300 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth
427-1111
www.watercountry.com

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