Activities for Babies, Preschoolers, Toddlers and Moms

We’ve compiled a list of activities and classes in the Lakeland area specially designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Whether you’re looking for the opportunity to socialize with other moms, a place for your toddler to use up some energy, or a weekly activity to get you out of the house, you’ll find something on this list.

Click on the categories to see the listings below. If your favorite activity for kids age 0-5 is missing, share it in the comments and we will add it here. You can also click here to submit a listing.

Indoor Play

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Come enjoy our indoor play area while you grab breakfast, lunch, dinner, or an ice dream treat. Offering mobile ordering through our app to have your food ready the moment you arrive.
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Come enjoy our indoor play area while you grab breakfast, lunch, dinner, or an ice dream treat. Offering mobile ordering through our app to have your food ready the moment you arrive.
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GymnasticsEtc. is an 18,000 square foot, air conditioned sports facility. We offer gymnastics classes both recreational and competitively, cheerleading classes, tumbling classes, birthday pa[…]
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Outdoor Activities

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Common Ground was Polk County’s first “inclusive play experience,” a term used to describe non-traditional play areas. Children of varying abilities and disabilities are ab[…]
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Lakeland area playground nestled in a neighborhood. Restrooms – no Fenced in – partial, with 2 sides open Pavilions – no Parking located at the south end of the playground[…]
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Lakeland area playground located at the Simpson Park Community Center.
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Lakeland area playground located at the Southwest Sports Complex, home to softball and soccer fields. Restrooms – yes Fenced – no (partial fence but won’t keep toddlers in[…]
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Located in a quiet area surrounded by neighborhoods, this playground is perfect for a train loving child! Recently remodeled to include a train themed climbing area. Restrooms – Yes F[…]
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Saltwater fish, corals, inverts, & live rock! COME GET YOUR TANK TODAY! Maintenance services & set ups for residential & commercial.
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We specialize in Saltwater and Freshwater Aquariums. We also carry reptiles.
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Pet supplies, pet food, dog training, pet grooming, pet adoption services and pet boarding. (Browsing the pet store is a great FREE activity for toddlers!)
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Pet Supplies & Pet Food: Everything you need for your dog, cat, bird, small animal, reptile or fish at more than 170 stores coast to coast & online. (Browsing the animals at the pet […]
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Pets, pet supplies, and more. (Browing through the animals at the pet store is a great FREE activity with toddlers)
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Head to Lake Morton to feed the ducks!

FREE Library Programs & Kids Classes

You can also find all of the toddler and kids programs at Family Fundamentals and the Lakeland Library branches are on our calendar!

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All of our local libraries offer storytimes and other activities for toddlers during the week. Click the website links below to check current schedules for each of our libraries.

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The eLibrary is a branch of the Lakeland Public Library located in the Lake Miriam Shopping Center. Check the website for upcoming programs for children and adults.
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The Larry Jackson Library is a branch of the Lakeland Public Library. Check out their fantastic programming for adults and children, including storytime, make & take crafts for kids, tec[…]
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Playgroups, Mom Groups, and Mom/Child Activities

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MOPS and Moms Next is a group for moms with infants through 5th grade! We will get together each Wednesday of the each month with other moms just like us and discuss things that only moms di[…]
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MOPS groups are communities that strive to meet the needs of every mom with children from birth through kindergarten. MOPS recognizes that moms all share a similar desire to be the very best[…]
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If you are a mom and have children ages birth through 5 years, come join us! We are a community of moms and offer a place to relax and recharge and get to know other women who know exactly w[…]
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If you are a mother of a preschooler in the Lake Wales area, we would love to have you join us at one of our morning meetings. They are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month from 9:[…]
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MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) and MOMSnext (Mothers of School-age Children) is a group that meets every other week at Heartland Church. During these meetings, there is leadership developme[…]
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BodySong Wellness is a holistic rehabilitation-medical-fitness practice which offers professional, personalized, and affordable CARE to assist participants with BODY renewal, MENTAL focus, a[…]
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We are a group of parents based in Lakeland, Florida who share a love of babywearing. It is our goal as a group to promote safe babywearing. We invite you to join our group if you are intere[…]
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PALS is a great way to get to know other moms and give your children social interaction. We are moms that sometimes need an excuse to get out of the house. We welcome stay at home moms and t[…]
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WonderHere is a learn & play studio that offers hands-on academic classes, creative extracurriculars, & an open studio for free & structured play. All of our services are for chi[…]
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Polk County’s only free standing birth center. We offer complete prenatal care with the option of natural birth at the center or in the comfort of your own home. Prenatal only packages[…]
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The mission of La Leche League is to help mothers to breastfeed through mother to mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfe[…]
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We are a group of parents based in Lakeland, Florida who share a love of babywearing. It is our goal as a group to promote safe babywearing. We invite you to join our group if you are intere[…]
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PALS is a great way to get to know other moms and give your children social interaction. We are moms that sometimes need an excuse to get out of the house. We welcome stay at home moms and t[…]
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The Nest is a non-profit organization that offers educational opportunities and support for pregnant moms and new families throughout Polk County. Prenatal, Birth, and Postpartum Care, as w[…]
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Polk County’s only free standing birth center. We offer complete prenatal care with the option of natural birth at the center or in the comfort of your own home. Prenatal only packages[…]
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Classes & Activities for Ages 5 & Under

Below you’ll find local businesses that offer classes and activities for kids 5 & under. Visit their websites to find more details on their programs for toddlers and preschoolers.

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2 Dance 4 Life is a new dance studio in Lakeland, FL that teaches many styles of dance and has a competitive dance team. 2 Dance 4 Life Studio gives your dancer creative impact on the dance […]
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For kids we specialize in after-school programs, mommy-and-me toddler classes, art camps, birthday parties, a monthly KiDz NiGhT OuT, school field trips, and much more. For adults we offer e[…]
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We believe piano lessons should be fun, creative, and engaging. We take time to learn about your student, and use creative materials and resources to help them engage and learn in the best w[…]
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For over 30 years, Choe’s Martial Arts School has been serving the city of Lakeland and the surrounding area with personal instruction in fitness and self-defense through traditional m[…]
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Our mission is to bring positive enlightenment to diverse audiences through offering a variety of dance classes and community performances, to strive for excellence in dance education, and t[…]
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Serving the South Lakeland area. Offering classes in ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz, and hip hop. Ages ~ 2.5 to adult. Beginners thru advanced.
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East Lakeland Baseball runs both a Fall and Spring Baseball League. T-Ball begins at age 4. (No Fall Season in 2017 due to renovations at the fields)
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At Elite World Gymnastics we offer a program that can meet your child’s and your family’s needs. We have girls and boy’s recreational gymnastics for all levels, competition team gymnastics, […]
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Fall and spring competitive flag football league for boys and girls ages 4-17, with a non-contact, competitive 7 on 7 format. Practices and games held at TBA Church on 540A in south Lakeland.
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Polk County’s only professional dance company! FDT also operates a training academy for students offering pre-ballet for ages 3-5, ballet, modern, jazz, tap, and hip hop. Annual perfor[…]
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Based in Lakeland, Florida, Carol Grayson’s School of Dance has been teaching the art of dance to children and adults for more than 30 years. We offer dance classes in the arts of Ball[…]
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GymnasticsEtc. is an 18,000 square foot, air conditioned sports facility. We offer gymnastics classes both recreational and competitively, cheerleading classes, tumbling classes, birthday pa[…]
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Gymtek Gymnastic Center is located in Lakeland since 1987. Serving Polk County, GYMTEK offers gymnastics and cheerleading classes for all ages and abilities. Gymtek offers classes for pre-sc[…]
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Highland School of Dance was opened in Lakeland in 1974. We offer classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, musical theater, and acrobatics, along with summer camps and dance intensives!
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Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy, mind and body for all. Our facility features: Wellness Center, Weight Room, Sauna, 25-Meter Outdoo[…]
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Recreational youth baseball organization for boys and girls from ages 4 -15 years old. Fall season includes 2 weeknight games, Spring Season includes one weeknight game and one Saturday game[…]
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Lakeland Futbol Club offers both recreational and competitive/travel soccer leagues for ages 6-18, along with a Munchkin Program for 3, 4 & 5 year olds. TOPS Soccer program is for young […]
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Baseball League with Fall & Spring Seasons for Ages 3-18 based on players age on April 30 of the Spring Season. Instructional level starts at age 3.
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It is the belief at the Mulberry Cultural Center that everyone has a story to share. Through exhibits and programming, the Mulberry Cultural Center wants to tell those stories in a fun and e[…]
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I believe a well-rounded approach to piano instruction is important. I teach technique, ear-training, sight reading, performance, theory, ensemble and accompaniment techniques, and improvis[…]
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Spring and Fall baseball and softball seasons. T-ball begins at age 3.
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North Lakeland Youth Soccer club is home to several recreational teams for both boys and girls ranging from ages 4-19 as well as multiple competitive teams, known as the Rowdies, for both bo[…]
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Teaching creative play and socialization through dance movements, the child learns poise and balance through stretching and breathing. Dancers learn direction, grace, poise, tempo and how to[…]
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Christian Music & Movement Classes for Babies – 5 year olds and the Adults they love! Created for your child to grow Mind, Body & Spirit. Our classes include exploring instrume[…]
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The South Lakeland Babe Ruth League is a youth baseball program located at the Carter Rd Park in South Lakeland. Player ages range from 3 to 16 years old. The league is an affiliate of Babe […]
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Ballet classes in Lakeland for students desiring classical training. All of our ballet classes are taught with a continual focus on classical technique as is found in today’s pre-profe[…]
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Ultimate Dance Center is Polk County’s premier dance studio. Inspired by dance studios in NY and LA, Ultimate Dance Center (UDC) is the place for the ultimate dance experience. Our goal is t[…]
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WonderHere is a learn & play studio that offers hands-on academic classes, creative extracurriculars, & an open studio for free & structured play. All of our services are for chi[…]
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