It’s always fun to take your kids to the toy store. And King Arthur’s Court is the best toy store in town. This gem is located in the heart of Downtown Oakley, and has been *the* place to get toys in Cincinnati for the last 35 years.
King Arthur’s Court makes shopping for toys an experience. You’ll find demos of practically every toy sold in the store, from train tables to Magformers to doll houses and costumes. Kids are actually encouraged to play with the toys before you buy them, so you know you’re picking out something your kids will actually like.
True to its name, King Arthur’s Court boasts an Arthurian theme, with purple flags, castle-brick painted walls and a realistic-looking knight waiting to greet your kids in the entrance. All of these things set King Arthur’s Court apart from the pack.
Recently, King Arthur’s Court took this Medieval theme to the next level, converting its former basement area into an appropriately named Dungeon. The Dungeon at King Arthur’s Court is a fun and free indoor play area that truly transforms this store into a land of imagination.
The Dungeon at King Arthur’s Court is comprised of three areas. There’s a small jungle gym, hanging swings, books, toys and comfy couches in the front space. My just-walking toddler loved cruising around the structures, and my 5-year-old monkey enjoyed the swings.
Then there’s an area that’s perfect for preschoolers, with lots of activities similar to what you’d find at a great outdoor playground. There’s several ropes courses for climbing, a small see saw and a mini slide. There’s also an indoor zip line, which is absolutely awesome and kept Harvey occupied for quite some time.
In the back, a thematically appropriate game of archery rounds out the The Dungeon. This space is perfect for older kids and I can’t wait to return with my 8- and 6-year-old this summer.
If you’re looking for a place to cool off this summer, this is perfect. King Arthur’s Court allows for lots of fun, imaginative play — and with the addition of The Dungeon, the toy titan has put itself leaps and bounds above the competition. And the best part — admission to The Dungeon is free (but you will likely get plenty of ideas for your kids’ ever-growing Christmas lists!).