Best of the Lehigh Valley 2016
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Photos by Alison Conklin
Best Kids’ Clothing Store: Sweet Pea children's shop
It’s taken less than a year for Sweet Pea to establish itself as the “it” spot for kids’ clothing that’s both adorable and durable. Tucked away in a storefront off busy Route 512 in Hanover Township, Sweet Pea is the anti-big-box store; instead, it has the look and feel of a boutique, offering no short supply of brands that are a rarity in the region, like Tea Collection, Joules and Deux par Deux. “There are so many children in the Valley whose parents and grandparents have to leave the area to find unique clothing,” says owner and mother of two Alesia Coulter. “I thought, here is this void, I need to fill it.” The store offers other goodies, too, like toys, books and Chewbeads (a must for moms with teething babies), guaranteeing that a trip to Sweet Pea will be a delight for shoppers of all ages.
3301 Bath Pike, Bethlehem | 610.866.2505 | sweetpeachildren.com
Best Baby Boutique: Ju-Ju Monkey
You can trust that this excellent selection of well-made goods for the young'uns is safe and will prove to be no small source of entertainment. Ju-Ju has over five years of experience corresponding healthy, natural products with the unpredictable philosophies of loving parents.
4755 Tilghman St., Allentown| 484.809.9662 | ju-jumonkey.com
Best Kids’ Day Camp: Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley
Your child will never be bored at this facility equipped for swimming and gym classes, cooking activities, outdoor playground fun and more!
702 N. 22nd St., Allentown | 610.435.3571 | lvjcc.org
Best Party Place for the Little Ones (Girls): Out of Our Minds Art Studio
They’ll provide the popcorn, paint supplies and fun! Keep an eye out for their “Let’s Paint with a Princess” classes where you are joined by favorites like Elsa, Snow White and Ariel.
65 S. Lea St., Macungie | 610.762.5694 | faidley.net
Best Party Place for the Little Ones (Boys): BounceU
Always an affordable, fun outing with the family, treat yourself to a personalized birthday bash, a Parents’ Night Out or just some weekday play. Bouncy house arenas and party rooms await!
3241 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown | 610.841.7088 | bounceu.com
Best Kids’ Consignment Shop: Bears Repeating
Your go-to consignment store for high-quality kids’ products; Angie only accepts the best.
7617 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown | 610.398-7187 | bearsrepeatingpa.com
Best Family-Friendly Afternoon Outing: Lehigh Valley Zoo
Get to know the 300 animals that call the Valley home, and feed the penguins any day at 11 a.m.!
5150 Game Preserve Rd., Schnecksville | 610.799.4171 | lvzoo.org