County’s first indoor play gym opens April 28 in Carleton Place

Posted on: April 24, 2018


The world of children’s entertainment in Lanark County will never be the same once Kids World indoor play gym opens in Carleton Place April 28, 2018.

The 24,000 square foot facility is a family fun paradise located at the edge of the industrial park (Townline Road and Industrial Avenue). Inside families will find play options for everyone from the youngest toddler to the adult gamer. Young children will want to race to the circus-themed soft play area where a climbing gym, ball pit and multiple slides await. There is no end to the riding toys available on site, including pay-per-play electronic riding animals. The trampoline section covers the floors and walls offering endless play potential that kids will flip over.

“We want to do everything for the kids,” said Balu Kuriya, president of Kids World.

It was in 2004 when Kuriya, a successful businessman, began his retirement and realized the severe lack of engaging play opportunities for children in the area. A trip to China opened his eyes to what the future of play is. Afterwards, Kuriya was committed to seeing what he could do to bring this experience back home for his community.

9D gaming

A real game changer for Kuriya and the future Kids World was when he experienced a nine-dimensional virtual reality game in China. The seated consoles allow their participants to not only see with their eyes, but have a full sensory experience. The King Kong game at Kids World turns its users around a full 360 degrees for an unparalleled gaming experience.

“This is unique. No one in Canada has this game,” Kuriya said.

Each virtual reality unit comes with 140 different games to master, making Kids World the go-to place for any youth or adult looking to get their game on! Hunters will want to check out the wall-sized virtual reality hunting game, complete with rifles.

It took three months for installers to bring these incredible units to life prior to opening weekend. When asked what he was looking forward to most on the big day, Kuriya said it would be seeing the place filled with kids having fun.

Kids World’s pay-per-play arcade section will turn family game night on its head. These one-of-a-kind games cover a variety of themes from boxing to the classics of air hockey, but doesn’t forget the youngest players on the floor. A Russian-inspired train ride is in the arcade, as is a dance game, mini-putt and a very special lollipop game that has a sweet pay-off. Games can be played for points that are then redeemed at the centre’s gift shop.

Kids World also features a cafe for families to rehydrate and refuel for the next round of play! Party rooms are available for birthdays and rentals of all kinds. Please go to for more details on this and the variety of family pass packages that are on offer.