2019 Family Favorites winners

From July 1 to Aug. 15, 2019, ParentingNH asked readers to vote online in its ninth annual poll to determine those things that make New Hampshire a great state for families. Readers cast their votes in more than 50 categories including favorite date night restaurant, favorite pediatrician, favorite ice cream, favorite kid-friendly museum, and more. Congratulations to 2019’s Family Favorite winners, and thanks for all you do to make this state a wonderful place to live.

Adventure and Aerial Park

Chuckster’s
9 Bailey Road, Chichester
798-3555
www.chuckstersnh.com

Amusement Park

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

Bakery and Dessert

Family Favorite: Black Forest Cafe
212 Route 101, Amherst
672-0500
www.theblackforestcafe.com

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

Greater Nashua: Buckley’s Bakery & Cafe
Merrimack and Hollis locations
www.buckleysbakerycafe.com

Multi-location: Frederick’s Pastries
NH locations: Bedford and Amherst
www.pastry.net

Greater Salem: Klemm’s Bakery
29 Indian Rock Road, Windham
437-8810; www.klemmsbakery.com

Bike Shop

Family Favorite: The Bike Barn
252 Willow St., Manchester
668-6555
www.bikebarnusa.com

Greater Concord: S&W Sports
296 South Main St., Concord
228-1441
www.swsports.net

Multi-location: Goodale’s Bike Shop
Hooksett, Nashua, Concord
www.goodalesbikeshop.com

Birthing Center or Hospital

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

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

Greater Manchester: Maternity Center at Elliot Hospital
1 Elliot Way, Manchester
669-5300
www.elliothospital.org

Greater Nashua: The Birth Place at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
8 Prospect St., Nashua
577-2560
www.sbirthplace.org

Seacoast: Maternity at the Family Center at Exeter Hospital
5 Alumni Drive, Exeter
778-7311
www.exeterhospital.com

Bowling Alley

Family Favorite: Leda Lanes
340 Amherst St., 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 Hwy., Merrimack
429-0989
www.merrimacktenpin.com

Greater Manchester: Spare Time
216 Maple St., Manchester
625-9656
www.sparetimeentertainment.com

Lakes Region: Funspot
579 Endicott St. N., Laconia
366-4377
www.funspot.com

Candy Shop or Chocolatier

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

Greater Manchester: Van Otis Chocolates
341 Elm St., Manchester
627-1611
www.vanotischocolates.com

Northern NH:  Chutter’s
Littleton and Lincoln locations
www.chutters.com

Child Photographer

CLIX Portrait Studios
224 Main St., Salem
952-4141
www.clixne.com

Children’s Local Book Store

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

Greater Manchester: Bookery Manchester
848 Elm St., Manchester
836-6600
www.bookerymht.com

Multi-location: Toadstool Bookshops
Keene, Nashua and Peterborough locations
www.toadbooks.com

Children’s Shoe Store

Family Favorite: Alec’s Shoe Store
1617 Southwood Drive, Nashua
882-6811
www.alecs-shoes.com

Greater Concord: Joe King’s Shoe Shop
45 North Main St., Concord
225-6012
www.joekings.com

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

Children’s Toy Store

Family Favorite: Toy Chest
2703 White Mountain Hwy., Conway
356-7176
www.toychestnh.com

Multi-location: Josh’s Toys and Games
NH locations: Salem, Nashua, Manchester
www.joshstoysandgames.com

Chiropractor

Family Favorite: Chiropractic Associates of Bedford
65 South Main St., Dartmouth Commons Manchester
626-3900;
www.askachiro.net

Greater Concord: Whole Health Chiropractic
6 Loudon Road, Concord
224-6633
www.whchiro.com

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

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

Seacoast: Crossroads Chiropractic
629 Calef Highway, Epping
679-3222
www.crossroadschiropractic.com

Clothing Consignment

Family Favorite: Lots For Tots
1525 South Willow St., Manchester
216-6238
www.lotsfortotsne.com

Greater Nashua: M&C Clothing and Gifts
135 Route 101A, Amherst
886-6727
www.m-c-clothing-and-goods.myshopify.com

Greater Manchester: OutFITters Thrift Store
394 Second St., Manchester
641-6691
www.outfitters.org

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

Cupcakery

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

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

Northern NH:  White Mountain Cupcakery
2 Common Court, North Conway
730-5140
www.wmcupcakery.com

Dance Studio

Family Favorite: Dance Inspirations
248 Sheep Davis Road, Unit 6, Concord
856-8545
www.danceinspirations.com

Greater Manchester: Dimensions in Dance
84 Myrtle St., Manchester
668-4196
www.dimensionsindance.com

Greater Salem: Happy Feet Dance School
25 Indian Rock Road, Windham
434-4437
www.happyfeetdanceschool.biz

Environmental and Educational Center

Family Favorite: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road, Holderness
968-7194
www.nature.org

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

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

Equestrian Center

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

Greater Manchester: Different Drummer Farm
55 South Road, Candia
483-2234
www.differentdrummerfarm.com

Greater Concord: Townsend’s Training Farm
536 4th Range Road, Pembroke
224-9141
www.townsendstrainingfarm.com

Family Dentist

Family Favorite: Lindner Dental Associates
72 South River Road, Bedford
624-3900
www.lindnerdental.com

Greater Concord: Grace Family Dentistry
143 Airport Road, Concord
225-6650
www.gracefamilydentistry.com

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

Family Fitness Club

Family Favorite: Goffstown Allard Center-YMCA
116 Goffstown Back Road, Goffstown
497-4663
www.graniteymca.org

Greater Manchester: YMCA of Downtown Manchester (The Granite YMCA)
30 Mechanic St., Manchester
623-3558
www.graniteymca.org

Greater Nashua: YMCA of Greater Nashua
Merrimack and Nashua locations
www.nmymca.org

National chain: Planet Fitness
19 NH locations
627-5566
www.planetfitness.com

Family Mental Health and Counseling Services

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

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

Greater Concord: Riverbend Community Mental Health
278 Pleasant St., Concord
228-1600
www.riverbendcmhc.org

Greater Manchester: Bedford Family Therapy
10 Commerce Park North, Unit 1A, Bedford
606-1233
www.bedfordfamilytherapy.com

Family Pediatrician

Family Favorite: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Pediatrics
5 Washington Place, Bedford
695-2500
www.chadkids.org

Greater Concord: Concord Pediatrics
248 Pleasant St., Suite 1700, Concord
224-1929
www.concordpediatrics.com

Greater Nashua: St. Joseph Hospital Pediatrics
Nashua and Milford locations
www.stjosephhospital.com

Greater Manchester: River Road Pediatrics
58 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford
622-8619
www.riverroadpediatrics.com

Seacoast: Core Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
166 Plaistow Road, Plaistow
257-4000
www.corephysicians.org

Family Restaurant

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

Greater Manchester: Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery
58 Route 27, Raymond
244-2431
www.thetuckaway.com

Northern NH: Woodstock Inn Brewery
135 Main St., North Woodstock
745-3951
www.woodstockinnbrewery.com

Multi-location: T-Bones Great American Eatery
Bedford, Derry, Hudson, Laconia, Salem locations
www.t-bones.com

Family Ski Resort

Family Favorite: Waterville Valley Resort
1 Ski Area Road, Waterville Valley
236-8311; www.waterville.com

Family-friendly Bank

TD Bank
www.tdbank.com

Family-friendly Credit Union

Service Credit Union
www.servicecu.org

Gymnastics Facility

Family Favorite: Flipz Gymnastics
14 Chenell Drive, Concord
224-3223
www.flipzgymnastics.com

Greater Manchester: Granite State Gymnastics
1316 Hooksett Road, Hooksett
935-9816
www.granitestategymnastics.com

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

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

Holistic Medicine and Health Services Practitioner

Family Favorite: Whole Health Concord
91 North State St., Concord
369-4626
www.naturalmedicine.com

Greater Manchester: Northeast Integrative Medicine
360 Route 101, Unit 7, Bedford
647-0600
www.northeastintegrative.com

Hospital or Medical Center

Family Favorite: Elliot Hospital
4 Elliot Way, Suite 401, Manchester
669-5300
www.elliothospital.org

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

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

Greater Nashua: St. Joseph Hospital
172 Kinsley St., Nashua
882-3000
www.stjosephhospital.com

Seacoast: Exeter Hospital
5 Alumni Drive, Exeter
778-7311
www.exeterhospital.com

North: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center/CHaD
1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon
650-KIDS
www.chadkids.org

Ice Cream

Family Favorite: Hayward’s Ice Cream
Nashua and Merrimack locations
www.haywardsicecream.com

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

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

Greater Salem: Moo’s Place Homemade Ice Cream
27 Crystal Ave., Derry
425-0100
www.moosplace.com

Monadnock Region: Kimball Farm
158 Turnpike Road, Jaffrey
532-5765
www.kimballfarm.com

Ice Skating or Hockey Facility

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

Indoor Play Place 

Family Favorite: Funspot
579 Endicott St. N., Laconia
366-4377
www.funspot.com

Greater Manchester: Cowabunga’s!
1328 Hooksett Road, Hooksett
625-8008
www.mycowabungas.com

Multi-location: Altitude Trampoline Park
Concord, Merrimack, Pelham
www.altitudetrampolinepark.com

Kid-friendly Museum

Family Favorite: 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

Lakes Region: Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth Village
323-7591
www.remickmuseum.org

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

Kids Favorite Breakfast Place

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

Greater Manchester: Friendly Toast
125 South River Road, Bedford
836-6238
www.thefriendlytoast.com

Multi-location: Tucker’s
1328 Hooksett Road, Hooksett
206-5757
www.tuckers.com

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

Kids Hair Cut

Family Favorite: Sweet Snips
105 Lafayette Road, Hampton Falls
601-7610
www.sweetsnips.com

Greater Manchester: The Modern Man Barbershop & Shave Parlor
1134 Hooksett Road, Hooksett
782-8786

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

Learning or Tutoring  Service

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

National chain: Sylvan Learning Center
Bedford, Hampton Falls, Rochester, Portsmouth, Salem locations
www.sylvanlearning.com

Local Party Supplies Store

Family Favorite: J & J Party & Janitorial Supplies
68 Route 101A, Amherst
672-8555
www.jandjpartyandjanitorial.com

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

Lakes Region: Lakes Region Party & Gift
292 Court St., Laconia
528-4489
www.lakesregionpartygift.com

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

Martial Arts Studio

Manchester Karate Studio
371 South Willow St., Manchester
782-0010
www.manchesterkarate.com

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

Lakes Region: Beyond the Belt Martial Arts Center
5 Trinity Road, Meredith
366-1044
www.btbmartialarts.com

Multi-location: Tokyo Joe’s Studio
Nashua and Milford locations
www.tokyojoes.net

Mini Golf

Chuckster’s
53 Hackett Hill Road, Hooksett
210-1415
www.chucksters.com

Greater Manchester: Mel’s Funway Park
454 Charles Bancroft Hwy., Litchfield
424-2292
www.melsfunwaypark.com

Movie Theater 

Cinemagic
Hooksett, Merrimack, Portsmouth
www.cinemagicmovies.com

Multi-location: Chunky’s Cinema
NH locations: Manchester, Nashua, Pelham
www.chunkys.com

Music or Entertainment Venue

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

Musical Instruction

Family Favorite: Manchester Community Music School
2291 Elm St., Manchester
644-4548
www.mcmusicschool.org

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

Greater Nashua: Nashua Community Music School
5 Pine St. Ext., Nashua
881-7030
www.nashuacms.org

OB/GYN

Family Favorite: Bedford Commons OB/GYN
Bedford and Derry locations
www.bcog.com

Greater Concord: Concord Obstetrics and Gynecology
250 Pleasant St., Concord
225-2711
www.concordhospital.org

Greater Manchester: Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Nurse Midwifery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
5 Washington Place, Bedford
577-4300
www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/obgyn.html

Greater Nashua:  St. Joseph  OB/GYN Associates of Southern NH
Hudson and Merrimack locations
www.stjosephhospital.com

Seacoast: Partners for Women’s Health
3 Alumni Drive, Suite 401, Exeter
778-0557
www.womenshealthexeter.com

Orthodontist 

Family Favorite: Concord Pediatric Dentistry
16 Foundry St., Suite 101, Concord
224-3339
www.concordpediatrics.com

Greater Manchester: Lindner Dental Associates
72 So. River Road, Bedford
624-3900
www.lindnerdental.com

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

Party entertainment or entertainer 

Family Favorite: Wildlife Encounters
923-1168
www.weecocenter.com

Greater Manchester: A Party Palace
286-4555
www.apartypalace.com

Greater Salem: McDonny’s Traveling Farm
437-5172
www.mcdonnysfarm.com

Pediatric Dentist

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

Greater Nashua: Children’s Dental Center of New Hampshire and Orthodontics TOO
7 Route 101A, Suite D, Amherst
673-1000
www.childrensdentalnh.com

Greater Manchester: Lindner Dental Associates
72 South River Road, Bedford
624-3900
www.lindnerdental.com

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

Lakes Region: Children’s Dentistry of the Lakes Region
369 Hounsell Ave., Gilford
527-2500
www.childrensdentistnh.com

Pizza

900 Degrees
50 Dow St., Manchester
641-0900
www.900degrees.com

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

Lakes Region: Tilton House of Pizza
298 Main St., Tilton
286-7181
www.tiltonhouseofpizza.com

Regional chain: Sal’s Pizza
7 NH locations
www.sals-pizza.com

Place for Arts and Crafts

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

Multi-location: You’re Fired
Nashua, Bedford, Salem, Concord
www.yourefirednh.com

Place to Buy a Family Car

AutoFair
Manchester, Nashua, Plaistow, Stratham locations
www.autofair.com

Restaurant for Date Night

Family Favorite: The Copper Door
15 Leavy Drive, Bedford
488-2677
www.copperdoor.com

Greater Manchester: Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery
58 Route 27, Raymond
244-2431
www.thetuckaway.com

Seacoast: Tuscan Kitchen
581 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth
570-3600
www.tuscanbrands.com

Multi-location: The Common Man
Six NH locations
www.thecman.com

Scenic Outdoor Adventure

Lost River Gorge & Boulder Caves
1712 Lost River Road, North Woodstock
745-8031
www.lostrivergorge.com

Spa Day for Mom

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

Greater Manchester: Chill Spa
1224 Hanover St., Manchester
622-3722
www.chillspa.com

Greater Nashua: Innovations The Salon & Spa
228 Naticook Road, Merrimack
880-7499
www.innovationsnh.com

Northern NH: The Common Man Inn & Spa
Claremont and Portsmouth
www.thecmaninn.com

Sporting Event for Families

New Hampshire Fisher Cats
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

Family Favorite: Elliot Urgent Care at River’s Edge
185 Queen City Ave., Manchester
663-3000
www.elliothospital.org

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

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

Greater Nashua: Immediate Care of Southern New Hampshire
112 Spit Brook Road, Nashua
577-2273
www.shealth.org

Multi-location: ConvenientMD Urgent Care
9 NH locations
www.convenientmd.com

Water Park

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

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