Top Spots for Laser Tag and Paintball Fun for Kids in Chicago

Three boys having fun at an arcade. Photo courtesy of Laser X in Addison
Three boys having fun at an arcade. Photo courtesy of Laser X in Addison
2/16/24 - By Lauren LaRoche

Get ready to have the ultimate showdown at our favorite spots for laser tag and paintball in Chicago with kids.

If you have energetic kids who love to run, strategize, and engage in friendly competition, laser tag and paintball are the perfect activities to keep them entertained. Chicagoland offers plenty of venues that accommodate kids, and the best part? All of them promise thrilling experiences and unforgettable memories. To help you plan your next outing, we have compiled a list of the top kid-friendly spots for laser tag and paintball in Chicago.

Looking for more fun things to do with kids in Chicago? Check out our list of the best indoor play spaces, our favorite indoor pools, and other fun things to do in Chicago with kids in February

picture of a place to play laser tag in Chicago with kids 
Blacklight laser tag arena. Photo courtesy of Scene 75 in Romeoville

Laser Tag Places for Kids in Chicago

Play and Spin - Niles

At Play and Spin, kids will enter the Cyber Battle Arena with their team to challenge other players in a game of laser tag! They'll be challenged by a futuristic fog, maze walls, and a light show that engulfs players in the arena. They offer special deals on tickets to play, so check their website before packing up the family for the day. After the kids have had enough, grab lunch from their full-service menu and try another fun attraction like the inflatables, bumper cars, or the climbing wall. 

Lazer X - Addison

Laser X is the largest Laser Tag arena in the Chicago area. With over 6,500 square feet spread out over two levels, there are a ton of adventures to tackle. Fully immersive with animatronics, fog, ultra-violet, and strobe lights, this is one of the best places to introduce kids ages seven and up to this fun activity. They also have multiple birthday party packages. 

Scene75 Laser Tag - Romeoville

Scene75 delivers a classic and intense laser tag experience. It has multi-level arenas and state-of-the-art equipment, and kids can engage in exhilarating battles with their friends. The friendly and accommodating staff make Scene75 a favorite among many families. There are also plenty of other fun activities, including an arcade and rides. You can also host birthday parties and events here. 

WickedBall Chicago - Lombard

WickedBall Chicago is located in Yorktown Shopping Center in Lombard. This mega party place has great laser tag, an arcade, and games for kids. In addition to laser tag, there are Nerf wars, bubble soccer, dodgeball, and more. Walk-in visitors are welcome Thursday-Sunday, and adult beverages are available for parents. 

The Forge - Lemont

Bookmark this outdoor adventure park with a tactical laser tag space for when warm weather arrives in Chicago! The Forge allows kids ages five and up to battle with friends and family in 60-minute sessions. Choose from 30 different types of laser tag games (we think the zombie apocalypse one sounds especially fun), and each session allows for three games. Parking and admission are free, so you can go for the day and enjoy the pay-to-play options: don't leave without taking a hike, braving the zip line, or, if it's warm enough, taking a paddleboat for a spin! 

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A group of kids enjoying paintball. Photo courtesy of Canva

Top Spots for Paintball in Chicago With Kids

Badlandz Paintball - Crete

Badlands Paintball is a renowned paintball facility that offers a range of options for kids. Players are divided by skill level, and the park features carefully designed fields, allowing kids to strategize and unleash their competitive spirits. Reservations are not required for drop-in play Friday-Sunday, and you can opt to buy play packs for a discount on pricing. The minimum age to play is ten and up. 

Paintball Explosion - East Dundee

For those looking for paintball in Chicago, Paintball Explosion is worth the drive for the adrenaline-seeking kids. The park offers various themed fields, including a castle and a village. With a focus on safety and a range of equipment options, Paintball Explosion ensures kids have a blast while playing in a controlled and supervised environment. There are also multiple birthday party packages to choose from. 

Legacy Adventure Park - Lockport

One of the best paintball spots near Chicago, Legacy Adventure Park is an outdoor facility with over 66 acres of forests, lakes, and cliffs that'll keep players on their toes. Choose from seven themed playing fields, including Ghost Town, Wasteland, Sanctuary, and more. Each playing field has movie studio-quality props, but players have access to state-of-the-art gameplay technology, and there's a cafe for when you need to take a break. While open play is an option, Legacy Adventure Park specializes in private group play featuring other games, including outdoor laser tag. The age for paintball is ten and up,