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Rocking Horse Toy Shop

Loretanska 314/6a, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
+420 603 515 745
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quaint and delightful

This is a small shop and can be missed easily if one is not observant but is located in a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
miguelito m
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Hobart, Australia
So different

Loved this toy shop. Everything was different, much of it made of wood. The owner was so helpful... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Dunaverty_12
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Since 1999, this tiny boutique in the upper castle area has offered a large, hand-picked assortment of genuine Czech and European toys and gifts, including wooden toys, wind-up toys, art supplies, model cars, puppets and marionettes. It`s a little hard to find, tucked under an arcade near the Loreto Square, so look for the wooden rocking horse above the door. Owner Ivan Karhan will be happy to help you select the perfect memento or gift for a loved one. English spoken.
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“wooden toys” (11 reviews)
“worth a trip” (2 reviews)
“prague castle” (3 reviews)
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Loretanska 314/6a, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
Hradčany & Letná
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small shop and can be missed easily if one is not observant but is located in a delightful spot some distance from Prague Castle The toys are traditional representing the Czech republic. From puppets to dolls and trinkets. I actually went seeking...More

1  Thank miguelito m
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Loved this toy shop. Everything was different, much of it made of wood. The owner was so helpful and we bought some of the lovely little musical matchboxes. Really worth a trip

Thank Dunaverty_12
Patricia G, Owner`s wife at Rocking Horse Toy Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Hi, and thank you for writing. Ivan (the owner and my husband) really enjoys the shop - whether it`s selecting and displaying the toys, or helping people find just the right thing. We appreciate your review and are glad you enjoyed the shop.

Reviewed 28 April 2017

A small shop, but packed with genuine Czech wooden toys and ornaments. The owner is knowledgeable and helpful. I was looking for Christmas decorations (in April!) and was lucky enough to come across this shop. A few items of Erzgebirge too. Prices are honest and...More

1  Thank Edelweissgirl
Patricia G, Owner`s wife at Rocking Horse Toy Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. I am glad you pointed out that the shop is not touristy, because some might think it would be since it is near historic places like the Loreta Church, Strahov Monastery and the Petrin gardens. But it really is...More

Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is an amazing toy shop full of all the things that any child (even a grown up) would want. It was like returning to my childhood all over again. Wooden toys adorn the walls, shelves and cabinets of this small but very inviting shop....More

1  Thank ThePresident1067
Patricia G, Owner`s wife at Rocking Horse Toy Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thank you for the kind review! We are glad you had such a good time, and appreciate your comment about the lack of superheroes and plastic. Very true!

Reviewed 4 May 2016

The rocking horse toy shop is a real hidden gem, a tiny shop that will make you want to step in and go back in time. Seeing the over doze of the use of plastic in children s toys this was a pleasant change. Ivan,...More

1  Thank HSV2
Patricia G, Owner at Rocking Horse Toy Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a genuine pleasure to have you in the shop. With best wishes, Ivan

Reviewed 6 April 2016

Small shop with great variety of wooden toys for any age - from babies and toddlers toys to complex brain teasers. The prices are very reasonable.

Thank Skovorodker
Patricia G, Owner`s wife at Rocking Horse Toy Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2016

Thank you!

Reviewed 10 March 2016

This is a good-value specialist toy shop selling what seem like locally made toys, many wooden. The owner was very helpful and let me 'play with' a pull-along clacky crocodile perfect for my granddaughter. Nice wooden building bricks too at various prices. This is much...More

Thank Andrew C
Patricia G, Owner's wife at Rocking Horse Toy Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

Thank you! You are right - we have only locally made toys ( local meaning mostly Czech, with some German and Italian.) We hope your granddaughter was happy with her pull-toy, and thank you for taking the time to write!

Reviewed 12 February 2016

If you visit Prague and wants some souvenirs wooden dolls that look genuine and not mass produced, this is the place! When I walked in the door, I genuinely wished that I was a very rich kid. I bought some nice rocking angels as Christmas...More

3  Thank Fredrikke D
Patricia G, Owner's wife at Rocking Horse Toy Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

HI, and thanks for your nice review! For some reason, we didn't get the alert about it until now, a month later, but we very much appreciate it! Enjoy your new toys!

Reviewed 13 December 2015

I had a very nice time in the store...lots of traditional toys, but the owner, Ivan, is indeed very welcoming!

Thank Magda G
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This small shop is bursting with toys traditional and modern, but it's equally worth visiting to experience the irrepressible spirit of the owner, Ivan, and his staff. The store specializes in traditional handmade toys as well as puppets, hand-carved animals, and Christmas ornaments, but you'll...More

3  Thank Josiah56
Patricia G, Owner`s wife at Rocking Horse Toy Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2015

Thank you for your kind and perceptive review. We are fortunate to be in a region with a long tradition of good craftsmanship, and to be able to help carry this tradition forward. As much as anything else, running the shop is a labor of...More

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etta g
11 September 2015|
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Response from Patricia G | Property representative |
Hi, Etta g, and thank you for asking. We are on the other side of the river from you, and up the hill at the top of the castle area (Hradčany), so I am afraid we are not really close. If you walked over to the Malostranska... More
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etta g
11 September 2015|
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Hi again. I know you and I have already corresponded but Trip Advisor is bombing me with reminders to answer you - I think your question about the Hotel Josef got sent unfinished one time. So no need to bother to answer... More
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