Best of Family Awards Winners!

Congratulations to all who won and were nominated!

March 13, 2014
1st Annual Macaroni Kid South Shore Boston Best of Family Awards!

As parents we want to know the best local business, venues and organizations for family-friendly fun in our area. And who is better to provide us with that information than other parents?! 

Congratulations to all who were nominated! There is truly a wealth of wonderful, family-friendly businesses in our area! There were even three dead ties! That is truly a testament to how close many of the races were.

The winners are ... 

Arts & Recreation

Best Bowling Alley -
Boston Bowl Hanover

Best Family-Friendly Gym -YMCA Emilson Branch, Hanover

Best Library - Pembroke Public Library, Pembroke

Best Indoor Play Center - Jungle Jake's, Pembroke

Best Place to Take Kids for the Afternoon - Jungle Jake's, Pembroke & Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield

st Movie Theater - Patriot Cinemas - Hanover Mall Cinemas 10, Hanover

Playdate - Jungle Jake's, Pembroke

est Playground - Marshfield Kids at Play Plaza, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield

Best Pottery Painting Shop - The Pottery Playce, Hanover

Best Public Pool - YMCA Emilson Branch, Hanover

Best Public Rink - Hobomock Arena, Pembroke

Best Rainy Day Visit - Hanson Children's Museum (soon to be South Shore Children's Museum), Hanover

Best Youth Performing Arts Theater - The Company Theatre, Norwell


Best Art Class - South Shore Learning Lab, Norwell

Best Dance Class - A Dancer's World, Pembroke

Best Daycare - Bright Horizons, Norwell

Best Early Education Enrichment Center - My Gym, Norwell

Best Gymnastics Gym - Tumblefun, Marshfield

Best Kids' Yoga Studio - Mamas Move, Norwell

Best Music Class - South Shore Conservatory, Hingham & Duxbury

Best Preschool - Cherubs Child Development Center, Marshfield

Best Private School - St. Bridget School, Abington

Best Public School - Governor Winslow School, Marshfield

Best Summer Camp - Camp Ponkiwanee, Hanson

Best Swim Lessons - YMCA Emilson Branch, Hanover

Let's Eat

Best Candy Store - 
The Candy Jar and Designs in Bloom, Pembroke

Best Coffee Shop - Gunther Tooties, Hanover

Best Custom Cookies - Veronica's Sweetcakes, Marshfield

Best Cupcakes - Veronica's Sweetcakes, Marshfield

Best Family-Friendly Restaurant - 99 Restaurant, Pembroke

Best Frozen Treats - Dairy Twist, Pembroke

Best Pizza - Poopsie's, Pembroke

Best Place to Buy Healthy Food - Trader Joe's, Hanover

Shopping & Services

Best Place to Buy Arts & Craft Supplies - Michael's, Hanover

Best Baby Boutique - Olivia Rose Children's Boutique, Marshfield

Best Bookstore - Barnes & Noble, Hingham

Best Children's Consignment/Resale Shop - Kids Closet, Pembroke

Best Children's Consignment/Resale Event - 
Children's Clothesline, Hanover & There They Grow Again, Hanover

Best Children's Gift Shop - The Toy Box, Hanover

Best Custom Accessories - Mono Mono Boutique, Marshfield

Best Family-Friendly Dentist - Dr. Kristine Grazioso, Cohasset

Best Family Photographer - Sarah Hinchey Photography, Hingham & Tracy Marino Photography, Pembroke

Best Kid-Friendly Salon - Snip-its, Hingham

Best Orthodontist - Hanover Orthodontics, Hanover

Best Pediatrician - Dr. Christopher R. Cox, Norwell

Best Sporting Goods Store - Dick's Sporting Goods, Hanover

We Like to Party

Best Children's Entertainer - MamaSteph, Scituate

Best Party Planner - A Fork in the Road, Pembroke

Best Party Rental - Busy Bee, Whitman

Best Party Supplies - ITZAPARTY, Pembroke

Best Party Venue - My Gym, Norwell


Best Family/Child Focused Non-Profit - Wicked Good Cause, South Shore

Best Kept Secret - Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries, Marshfield

Best New Business - Riva Pizza, Marshfield