Macaroni KID Chesapeake 2024 Family Favorite Awards Winners!

See the most loved businesses in Chesapeake, VA!

By Diana Ditty June 17, 2024

See the winners below!

If you have ever been the "new family" who just moved to a new city, you know the struggle of finding the best dentist, preschool, gymnastics, art studio and more. What better way to find them than on the list of the most loved places in Chesapeake, VA, as voted on by Macaroni KID Chesapeake's very own readers?

I'm so thankful to each and every person who filled out a nomination form and/or voting ballot for this year's Family Favorite Awards. There were close to a thousand, and being that this is the first year of the Macaroni KID Chesapeake Family Favorite Awards, I am eager for some feedback. After you see the winners below, I'd like you to take a short one-question survey!

Without further ado, the winners by category are….........

πŸ† Best Place for Indoor Fun
Studly Brewing Company

πŸ† Best Daycare
Great Bridge Children's Center

πŸ† Best Preschool
Aldersgate New Creation KinderPrep

πŸ†Best STEM Activity
Children's Museum of Virginia

πŸ†Best Dance Studio 
Premier Dance and Athletics

πŸ†Best Art Studio
Potts n Paints

πŸ†Best Music Lessons
Quality Music and Dance

πŸ†Best Gymnastics Lessons
Ocean Tumblers

πŸ†Best Swim Lessons

πŸ†Best Youth Sports or Fitness

πŸ†Best Activity for Teens/Tweens

πŸ†Best Family Photographer
Erin Hingley Lifestyle Photography

πŸ†Best Newborn Photographer
 Erin Hingley Lifestyle Photography

πŸ†Best Maternity Photographer
 Erin Hingley Lifestyle Photography

πŸ†Best Family Friendly Restaurant
Studly Brewing Company

πŸ†Best Bakery
Nothing Bundt Cakes

πŸ†Best Coffee Shop
Pale Horse Coffee

πŸ†Best Ice Cream or Sweet Treat Shop
Bergey's Breadbasket

πŸ†Best Private School
Aldersgate New Creation KinderPrep 

πŸ†Best Farmers Market or Pick Your Own Farm
Hickory Ridge Farm

πŸ†Best Childrens' Birthday Party Venue
USA Ninja Challenge Chesapeake

πŸ†Best Party Decorations
Party City

πŸ†Best Children's Birthday Entertainment
USA Ninja Challenge Chesapeake

πŸ†Best Birthday Cakes
Nothing Bundt Cakes

πŸ†Best Place for Moms Night Out
Big Ugly Brewing

πŸ†Best Place for Date Night
The Butcher's Son

πŸ†Best Family Friendly Gym or Fitness Classes

πŸ†Best Florist
Wholesale Flower Market

πŸ†Best Personalized Gifts 
A. Dodson's

πŸ†Best Pediatric Primary Care
Chesapeake Pediatrics

πŸ†Best OB/GYN
The Group for Women

πŸ†Best Doula Care
The Juniper House

πŸ†Best Lactation/Breastfeeding Support

πŸ†Best Family/Kids Vision Care
Virginia Pediatric Eye Center

πŸ†Best Pediatric Dentist
Konikoff Dentistry

πŸ†Best Orthodontist
Hatcher and Frey

πŸ†Best Kids Hair Salon or Stylist
Pigtails and Crewcuts

πŸ†Best Children's Consignment Store or Event
Once Upon a Child

πŸ†Best Toy/game/book store
Book Exchange

πŸ†Best Kids' Ear Piercings
Finders Keepers

πŸ†Best Summer Camp
Triple R Ranch

πŸ†Best Real Estate Agent/Agency
Courtney Aitken

πŸ†Best Home Service Provider
Mandy's Maid For You

πŸ†Best Nonprofit Organization
Roc Solid Foundation

And One More Thing.........

πŸ†Business with the Most Overall Votes:

  • Studly Brewing Company

If your business is a winner on this list, we will be contacting you soon about your award! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Congratulations to Rachel M, the random winner of a $25 gift card or certificate toward the local business of your choice! Courtesy of Macaroni KID. Check your email and reply back!


  • Family Favorite Award Digital Badge for their website and social media
  • Family Favorite Award Window Decal to proudly display in their place of business
  • Recognition in this article that reaches all of our readers and remains published on the website indefinitely
  • Free Premium Annual Business Directory Listing on our website
  • The honor of knowing that Chesapeake area families think they are the greatest!
  • The business with the most overall votes will win a 3- month advertising package with Macaroni KID Chesapeake!