19 Laser Tag and Paintball Arenas in New Jersey

Scale obstacles and hide behind barriers at the Funplex, which has locations in Mt. Laurel and East Hanover.
Scale obstacles and hide behind barriers at the Funplex, which has locations in Mt. Laurel and East Hanover.
2/9/24 - By Dore Duhaime

New Jersey laser tag and paintball venues both feature running, hiding, and shooting at your opponents. Kids will race through rough outdoor terrain to avoid the harsh splat of incoming paint pellets, or dart from cover to cover in a darkened arena trying to dodge laser beams.

Teens, tweens, and older kids will feel the rush of competition as their teams try to stay alive in the game. Both are great for older kids' birthday parties or family outings.

Most paintball venues allow players age 10 and up, while laser tag is appropriate for children as young as 5 or 6. Check websites for age limits, drop-in hours, party packages, equipment rentals, and reservations. 

Check out our Guide to Indoor Play Spaces for New Jersey Kids for more great indoor play spots. 


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Tip: Look for low-impact paintball guns to take some of the sting out of being hit, and always be sure kids wear protective safety gear. 

1. A.C. Paintball – Williamstown

Players ages 10 and up can participate in the paintball games at this outdoor facility, which has six fields to choose from.  

2. Battle Creek Paintball – Milford

Explore 15 acres of woodlands, hills, paths, and simulated "battlefields" at this large outdoor arena. Battle Creek offers low-impact paintball for kids 6+. Open Fridays and weekends year-round. 

3. Cousins Paintball – Manchester

This facility offers over 80 acres for paintball parties and meetups on Fridays-Sundays. Children must be at least 9 years old to play. 

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4. Long Live Paintball – Old Bridge

Located 40 minutes from New York City, Long Live Paintball has low-impact paintball for kids as young as 8 years old. Check out the birthday party packages, which include a full day of play for guests.

5. On Target Action Park – Pemberton

This site has 13+ action-oriented fields spread out over 65 acres and kids 10+ can participate in airsoft or paintball. Expect multi-level structures, buildings, and downed vehicles. There are also gellyball parties for kids ages 5 years and up. Gellyball blasters are battery-operated and they shoot a soft ball that leaves a small water spray.

6. Pinnacle Paintball Park and Airsoft – Malaga

Kids 5 and older can try gellyball for a mess-free, practically sting-free experience. Kids that are 10 and up can try airsoft or paintball There are more than 15 playing fields to choose from.

7. Playground Paintball Park – Mantua

Kids ages 10 and up can try to hunt down and hit their enemies at this outdoor facility. Paintball parties are available, too.

8. QuickShot Paintball​ – Shamong

Seven fields are set up with obstacles and hideouts are rearranged every weekend to keep the competition fresh. Five different woodland terrain fields feature blockades, huts, and barriers. Low-impact paintball is great for kids 8-12 and family play. There are also airsoft fields and gel blasters (water balls that don't hurt on impact). Open weekends year-round. 

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9. Bounce About – Toms River

Kids will love this two-story, underwater-themed arena, which has more than 25 programmable game options. Kids must be at least 5 years old to play.

10. Branchburg Sports Complex – Branchburg

This family entertainment complex includes a 9,000-square-foot laser tag arena, in addition to arcade games, an indoor maze, and sports facilities. Drop-in hours for laser tag play are limited. 

11. Bullseye Laser Tag  – Woodbridge

Located in the Woodbridge Center Mall, this new location offers public laser tag sessions for ages 12 and up. Private parties for ages 5 and up are also available. Action-packed games are played on a 10,000-square-foot battlefield.

12. Fireball Mountain – Wrightstown

This outdoor laser tag arena for kids 8 and up specializes in birthday parties, camp outings, and corporate events. 

13. The Funplex – East Hanover and Mount Laurel 

Race up ramps, scale obstacles, and hide behind barriers at this indoor laser tag arena. The Funplex also features rides, bowling, video games, and a cafe.  

14. Funzilla – Delran

Kids 6 and up will have a blast hiding behind prop trees, walls, and barrels as they try to avoid their opponent's laser.

15. iPlay America – Freehold

This sprawling, indoor amusement park offers "Cosmic" laser tag in a two-story, 6,500-square-foot arena. The venue also features go-karts, carnival games, rides, a ropes course, and restaurants. 

16. Jersey Shore Arena – Wall

Though ice skating is the main event here, a small laser tag room is a big hit for birthday parties, along with the arcade room. 

17. Lively Laser Tag – Springfield 

With video games, laser tag, and a toddler play area, this family activity spot has something for the whole family. 

18. Tac Ops New Jersey – Fairfield, Florham Park

Tac Ops offers a tactical laser tag experience, which involves realistic situations and role-playing games, like one involving a video game brought to life.

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19. Teaneck Speedway – Teaneck

Get immersed in this high-action game as you race through maze-like arenas filled with obstacles, hiding spots, and special effects. While you're there, play slot car racing, arcade games, mini bowling, and more.

Photos courtesy of the venues

This post was originally published in 2012 and has been updated since.

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