2014 Readers’ Poll Favorites


Congratulations to our 2014 Readers’ Poll Favorites! These businesses and services are our readers’ top picks for the best places in Austin. Voting took place online at www.austinfamily.com March 1 through May 15, 2014.



Day Camp – Camp Doublecreek

Education Camp – The Thinkery

Fine Arts – kidsActing

Overall Fun – Jump Gymnastics

Overnight Camp – Camp Champions

Special Needs Camp – Camp For All

Specialty Camp – TexArts

Sports Camp – YMCA Northwest



Child Care – Stepping Stone Schools

Charter School – N.Y.O.S.

Montessori School – Austin Children’s Academy

Private School – St. Gabriel’s Catholic School

Public School – Canyon Vista Middle School

Tutoring – Austin Learning Center


Family Favorites

Hospital – Dell Children’s Hospital

Pediatrician – Dr. Ari Brown, 411 Pediatrics

Kids Eat Free – Kerbey Lane Cafe

Kids Store (Locally owned) – Terra Toys

Kids Consignment Store – Once Upon A Child

Storytime – BookPeople

Birthday Party – Main Event

Kids Entertainer – The Biscuit Brothers

Indoor Play – Jump Street

Outdoor Play – Zilker Park

Bowling – Dart Bowl

Photographer – Casey Chapman-Ross

Website – freefunaustin.com

Drop-In Child Care – Kid Spa Austin

Sitting Service – Mom’s Best Friend (MBF Agency)

Places to learn

Acting – Zach Performing Arts

Art – Smudge Studio

Basketball – YMCA

Ceramics – Cafe Monet

Cheerleading – Cheer Station

Cooking – Kids Kitchen

Dance – Ballet Austin

Equestrian – Switch Willo

Fitness – YMCA Town Lake

Golf – Top Golf

Gymnastics – Champions Westlake

Martial Arts – Master Gohring Tai Chi and Kung Fu

Nature – Austin Nature and Science Center

Soccer – Soccer Zone South and Soccer Zone Lakeline

Science – Mad Science

STEM – Girlstart

Swim – Nitro Swim

Volleyball – Spike Frog

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