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Written by:  Compiled by Lauren Townsend
Date: June 1, 2012

When it comes to family-friendly places to eat, shop and visit in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and other Triangle towns, parents know best. We asked you about your favorite places and sorted through all of the responses. In some cases, the top vote-getters were extremely close, so we awarded two. Businesses or places that also had an overwhelming number of votes are recognized as Honorable Mentions.

Without further delay, here are your top recommendations for families in the Triangle:


Educational Supply Store
Stone's Education Superstore offers wide range of school supplies, from erasers to a book of journal prompts and double dice. 3800 Tyron Rd., Raleigh;

Place to Buy Kid's Clothing
Target offers boys' and girls' clothing in every size at reasonable prices. Locations in Apex, Cary, Durham, Garner, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh and Wake Forest;

JC Penney has active wear and dress clothes for kids. Locations in Cary, Durham and Raleigh;

Honorable mentions:
Once Upon a Child buys and sells children's used clothes, toys and furniture. Pick up designer brands at a low price. 253 Grande Heights Dr., Cary;

Place to Buy Maternity Wear

Target – See Place to Buy Kid's Clothing for information.

Honorable mention:
Motherhood Maternity sells maternity clothes for work, play or home. Locations in Cary, Durham and Raleigh;

Place to Buy Teacher's Gifts
Target – See Place to Buy Kid's Clothing for information.

Stone's Education Superstore – See Educational Supply Store for information.

Consignment Store
The Red Hen is a resale boutique for women and children. Buy and sell accessories, clothing, toys and baby gear. 201 South Estes Dr., Chapel Hill;

Kid to Kid offers children's clothing up to size 14 and maternity wear for a low price. 1059 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex and Cary;


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