Yelp Cincy’s 5 Favorite Places for Indoor Fun

As fall turns into winter, it’s always a good idea to have a few tricks up the proverbial parental sleeve. Indoor playgrounds are always fun, but there are also lots of places in Cincinnati where families can stay and play for hours on end! We’re talking old-school play: books, board games and classic arcade fun. Take it away, Yelp Cincy!

It’s getting colder in Cincinnati and the little ones are starting to get a taste of cabin fever. DYK: Laughter is a main side effect of playing games? Check out our local list for indoor fun with the fam!

Here are Yelp Cincy’s 5 Favorite Places for Indoor Fun:

Play Library (pictured)

The Play Library is designed and operates like a regular library, except their inventory is full of new and vintage games, toys, dress up clothes and more! It is always free to come in and play. They are a non-profit organization, so feel free to drop a donation or become a member!

16-Bit Bar + Arcade

Your favorite late-night place for nostalgia and fun, has days for just the kids called “Bring Your Shorty Day.” One Sunday a month from 12-5 pm, tag the kids along for a day of fun and vintage gaming that takes them straight back to your childhood.

The Red Balloon Cafe + Play

Pleasant Ridge
For the parents of smaller kiddos between the ages of 1 to 6, Red Balloon was made for you! Their custom designed playspace is full of open-ended fun with stuff to climb on, push, pull, ride on and games to play. It’s the perfect place for them to get creative and imagine!

The Rook OTR

The Rook OTR has over 800 games that are free to come in and play. This gaming parlour is the ideal spot for any parent, babysitter or child with menu items like mini corn dogs, tater tots and pizza rolls. Yelp Tip: Try out the Nostalgia section, it’ll send you right back to your favorite childhood memories.

King Arthur’s Court Toys

King Arthur’s is designed so you can shop WITH your kids and truly enjoy the experience, testing many toys that you only see in museum gift shops and on the Internet. This toy store has an incredible mixture of common toys from places you shop every day, to unique and educational toys you’ve never seen before but can’t wait to play.

While you’re inside getting warm and cozy, be sure and pick up some treats a la Yelp’s Guide to the Most Crave-Worthy Cookies in Cincinnati and Yelp’s Guide to Cincy’s Most Delicious Donuts! And Yelp Cincy’s top picks on the go, be sure to download the Yelp Cincy mobile app.


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