Best of 2014: Kids

The voters have spoken!

Thousands of readers took the time to tell us what they find best about the North Shore and Chicago. This year, over 90,000 verified votes were cast in over 11 categories in our annual Best of 2014 awards, and we couldn’t be prouder you responded in such numbers.

Here are our reader’s picks for the Best of 2014 in Kids:

TOY STORE

Children’s Gift Shop

This is the place to go when you’re looking for that perfect gift or game.

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SWIM SCHOOL

Big Blue Swim School

This swim school was designed with kids in mind, so it’s no wonder why our readers have voted it as the best once again.

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PLAY PARK

Noah’s Playground

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DANCE CLASS

Dance Center Evanston

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HORSE RIDING STABLES

Freedom Woods

DAY OF FUN 

Kohl Children’s Museum (Indoor)

Chicago Botanic Garden (Outdoor)

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BIRTHDAY PARTY VENUE

Kohl Children’s Museum (Kids)

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Pinstripes (Teens)

KIDS’ SHOES

Nordstrom (Department Store)

This favorite store is a winner for you and your kids.

Uncle Dan’s (Independent Store)

A great fit for active kids.

KIDS’ CAMP

Northwestern Sports Camp (Day Camp)

Whatever your child’s favorite sport is, there’s a camp for them.

JCC Camp Chi (Overnight Camp)

Get outside in Wisconsin.

KIDS’ CLOTHING

Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony

This winner is one of Central Street’s best shops.

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