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10 Awesome Paintball Spots in Los Angeles Perfect for Kid-Friendly Action

Updated for 2024

Looking for an adventurous way to get the kids off their screens and create lasting memories? Paintball might just be the perfect solution!

Paintball can be a blast for kids, but as a parent, safety and age-appropriateness are probably top of mind. Luckily, Los Angeles has a great selection of paintball fields designed specifically with younger players in mind.

With its mix of strategy, teamwork, and a whole lot of colorful fun, paintball offers a thrilling experience for kids and adults. Not to mention it’s an exciting and active way to spend quality time together.

Some people think of Paintball in terms of its similarity to other games, such as tag and dodge ball. However, paintball is so much more than that, and requires much more equipment, than those playground games.

A paintball is a round, thin-skinned capsule with a colored liquid inside. Most games last 10-20 minutes. While most Paintball games require players to be in their tween/teen years, there are some versions (such as Paintball Lite) that allow younger players to participate.

Get ready for a day of laughter, excitement, and maybe even a little healthy competition. Here are 10 of the best kid-friendly paintball spots in LA.

group of kids in masks and gear ready to play paintball from Tac city airsoft
These kids are geared up and ready to play paintball! Photo courtesy of Tac City Airsoft

10 Awesome Family Friendly Paintball Places in SoCal

Tac City Airsoft
2430 Artesia Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833
(657) 888-6111

To be clear, Tac City Airsoft is not paintball. However, for many families Airsoft is a popular alternative. At Tac City Airsoft, you’ll find an indoor play area of over 30,000-square-feet as well as an on-site ProShop. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Be sure to check the website for special offers on different days of the week (such as free admission for First Responders on Wednesdays). Open seven days a week, Monday through Friday 5 pm to 10 pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 3 pm to 10 pm. 

Adrenaline Indoor Arena
16921 S. Western Ave. Suite 112, Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 817-5196

Adrenaline Indoor Arena offers indoor Paintball, Airsoft, and Gel Ball. Because this is a popular spot for parties, group outings, and team-building exercises, you are encouraged to call before stopping by for walk-on play. Open Thursday through Sunday. (Closed Monday through Wednesday for private events.) 

group of kids getting safety instructions before playing paintball Tac City Airsoft
This group of kids is getting safety instructions before playing paintball, photo courtesy of Tac City Airsoft

Ambush Paintball and Airsoft Park
8643 Shekell Road, Moorpark, CA 93021
(805) 259-3200

At Ambush Paintball and Airsoft Park, you may feel as if you’ve stepped into a live action video game. You’ll find eight fields here which means you can have a different experience each time you visit. Both paintball and airlift are offered here, making it a popular spot for birthday parties. Paintball walk-on games require participants be at least 10. Private parties have a minimum age of 7 years old. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Note – Airsoft is offered only on Sundays.)

Combat Paintball Park
31050 Charlie Canyon Road, Castaic, CA 91384
(800) 289-3199

Combat Paintball Park describes itself as “Southern California’s premier Paintball, Airsoft, Nerf, and Archery Tag Park.” You’ll find several fields here, such as Castle, Terminator, and Bus Depot to name a few. The “wide variety of unique fields guarantee each game played will be exciting and different.” The minimum age to play paintball is 7. Younger players may enjoy Nerf and Archery Tag. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Private groups can make arrangements to visit during the week. 

Hollywood Sports Park
9030 Somerset Blvd., Bellflower, CA 90706
(562) 867-9600

Hollywood Sports Park specializes in “group and individual packages that allow friends and family to enjoy Paintball and Airsoft the way it was meant to be enjoyed.” Children must be at least seven years old to participate in PaintballSOFT. PaintballSOFT uses lighter equipment, including ammunition that is less than half the size of a traditional paintball.

PaintballSOFT is recommended for beginners and mixed groups because its intensity is less. All other activities have a minimum age requirement of 10 years. While walk-ins are accepted, guests are encouraged to purchase tickets at least 24 hours in advance. On-site, you’ll also find a pro shop, rock climbing wall, full sports bar and grill, full-service banquet hall, and a speedball field. Open to the public on Fridays (1 pm to 6 pm) and Saturdays and Sundays (10 am to 5 pm). 

fisheye lens shot of group of kids and adults getting ready to play paintball Tac City Airsoft
This group of kids and adults are ready for a fun game of paintball! Photo courtesy of Tac City Airsoft

Jungle Island Paintball Park
14881 Temescal Canyon Rd., Lake Elsinore, CA
(951) 775-9316

Jungle Island consists of thirteen fields, great for different group sizes and for different activities. Jungle Island offers Paintball, Airsoft, Paintball Lite, and Gel Blaster. Minimum age for Paintball and Airsoft is 10, Gelblaster requires players to be at least 5 years old, and you need to be at least 8 years old to play Paintball Lite. There is a snack bar on-site. They are open rain or shine on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. (First game is at 9:00 am). (Jungle Island is available on weekdays for private groups up to 25 individuals.)

Paintball USA
540 W. Carson Mesa Rd., Palmdale, CA 93550
(661) 255-5332

Paintball USA is open year-round, rain or shine, and has been in business for over 25 years. They offer four outdoor playing fields — two jungle natural terrain, hyperball, and the town. Participants may choose from Standard Paintball, Splatmaster, and Paintball Soft. (Paintball Soft is recommended for children 6 and older as well as first-time adult players and those preferring to use less heavy equipment. Additionally, there are shaded picnic facilities on-site, and pizza is available for delivery to Paintball USA. Open Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. (No walk-in players after 2:00 pm.)

Project N1
12440 Exline St., El Monte, CA 91732
(626) 542-3404

Project N1 is “primarily an Airsoft facility; however, the facility floor is completely modular and available for many different uses.” Plus, for those new to Airsoft, Project N1 does offer a free trial experience. Membership options are also available. Open seven days a week, though be sure to check their social media for the most up-to-date information regarding hours and special events. 

SC Village Paintball & Airsoft Park
8900 McCarty Rd., Chino, CA 91710
(949) 489-9000

SC Village Paintball & Airsoft Park describes itself as the “largest and most renowned outdoor family entertainment facility in the United States, offering a range of exciting fields and scenarios for players of all levels.” Families may choose the experience that best works from them, including Paintball, Airsoft, PaintballSOFT, PaintballSOFT4KIDS (minimum age 7 years old), and Gel Burst (minimum age 5 years old). (Paintball, Airsoft, PaintballSOFT require participants to be at least 10 years old.) There are 25 outdoor maps spread over 100 acres. Limited on-site snack and drink options, but families may bring their own. 

Stryker Paintball & Airsoft
17081 S. Mountain Rd., Santa Paula, CA 93060
(805) 217-4029

Stryker Paintball & Airsoft is a popular spot for both private events and walk-on play. Minimum age is 12 years old for Paintball, and 10 years old for Airsoft. They are open Fridays (3 pm to 8 pm) and Saturdays and Sundays (9 am to 4 pm); weekdays they are open by appointment only for private events.

Wendy Kennar is a mother, writer, and former teacher who has lived her entire life in the same Los Angeles zip code. You can read more from Wendy at her website where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).

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