Grand Opening: PlayGrounds DartZone! | Kids Out and About Phoenix

Grand Opening: PlayGrounds DartZone!

By Meg Brunson

We're big fans of PlayGrounds FunZone and Cafe in our house! We even hosted a birthday party there last year!  When I heard that the owners of PlayGrounds Fun Zone had acquired the neighboring store space in Glendale, near the intersection of W. Union Hills Dr. and N. 83rd Ave. I was so excited to learn what their plans were!  PlayGrounds Dart Zone is Arizona's Largest Indoor Nerf Arena - and it opens on February 15th at 4pm! When we had an opportunity to preview the experience, and share it with you, we were so excited to do so!


Upon entering, there is a wall of autillary. Admission includes the use of a blaster - and you can save $2 if you bring your own, or upgrade to a fancier blaster! I have to be honest, I didnt know how many kids of Nerf guns there are out there!  Players break into teams and wear a vest to identify teams, and are given a sachel that buckles onto the side of their vest so that they can keep spare ammo nearby as they navigate the Dart Zone. 


Refs head into the Dart Zone with the players and explain the rules. Sessions are an hour long (plus 15 minutes of instruction), and during that time they play a variety of games with different rules to keep things fun and interesting. Parents watch from the sidelines, behind plexiglass, to protect themselves from rogue bullets. My 6-year-old had some trouble figuring out how to shoot the Nerf gun, the one we have does not require pumping like these do. The Ref was so fun and friendly and took the time to coach her through learning the device. In a matter of minutes she had figured it out and was a threat to the opposition!



PlayGrounds Dart Zone hosts birthday parties and they also can bring everything you need for a Nerf-themed party to you with their Mobile Go party package!  Dart Zone is ideal for kids ages 5 and up.  Admission includes a standard weapon, safety goggles, vest, and unlimited ammo!  Each session is 75 minutes, which includes 15 minutes of instruction and 60 minute of Nerf Wars! They are located at 8190 W. Union Hills Drive, Suite 130 (right next door to PlayGrounds Fun Zone & Cafe) in Glendale, AZ 85308.


For the remainder of the month you can safe $5 off open admission with code: FDZGL5OF and $25 off party packages with code: FDZGL25OFF (both expire 2/28/18).


Check out party packages, weapons, open play, and other options, at!

© 2017 Meg Brunson

Thanks to PlayGrounds DartZone for sponsoring this review. All opinions expressed are my own. See more pictures and details on Facebook and Instagram!

Meg is a mommy blogger, Facebook marketer, and much more. She is a mom to four kids who live in Peoria, AZ and is the local Editor of KidsOutAndAbout Phoenix - helping parents and caregivers find free and affordable things to do with kids, out and about in Arizona! As a former Facebook employee, Meg remains a Facebook addict and handles's Social Media Marketing in addition to providing freelance services for other small businesses on how to best leverage Facebook as a part of their marketing strategy. Meg also hosts the FamilyPreneur Podcast, a podcast for parent entrepreneurs raising entrepreneurial children. Learn more about Meg at!