New spot gives kids a play area, parents a break

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Business Spotlight > Owner saw potential market in LA

By Gina Velasquez

There is a new place in Los Alamos where children can play and parents can take a break.
Los Alamos Atomic Play is a new indoor playground for children 10 and under.
Along with providing a safe recreational environment that is protected from outdoor elements, the business provides the space for private birthday, seasonal and holiday parties.
Owner Barbara Kaldi was inspired to start an indoor playground while living in Orlando, Florida. There was a facility that had indoor bounce houses.
After moving to Los Alamos in August 2013, she observed that there was not a place like the one she saw in Florida.
“There was nothing like that for kids so I figured I would do it myself,” Kaldi said.
Kaldi is the mother of two boys, Simon, 4, and 15-month-old Alexander. “They are my little helpers,” she said.
Her husband Nicholas Marshall, works at the Los Alamos Laboratory.
Kaldi has yet to schedule a grand opening and the business is still in its infancy, having opened at its current location — 1650 Trinity Dr. — Jan. 16.
She has had a regular stream of customers so far.
“It is a good place for kids to interact and something out of the routine,” Kaldi said. “The toys aren’t yours so it is fun and different.”

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