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.
Thank you to Kindermusik at Music Connections with Debbie Mondale for sponsoring this post!
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.
Family Fun Center of Lakeland is the best place for Family Fun and Entertainment in Lakeland, FL. We have everything! Tons of video and arcade games, Mini-golf, Laser Tag, Funtasia, Parties, and More! Book your next outing today or bring the family in to play!
What we offer:
Funtasia Soft Play
One of the largest soft play areas in the country, Funtasia is active entertainment for all of your little ones ages 12 & under! Your children will explore a 4 story maze of tunnels, tubes, slides, and obstacles. Kids will have a ball interacting with each other and finding their way though all of the fun activities.
Our arcade features over 100 video and redemption arcade games ranging from the classics like Pac-Man and Galaga, to the newest cutting edge games including Super Bikes 2, Crossy Road, Monster Drop, Spongebob Pinapple Arcade, and Big Buck Hunter. With such a large selection, we are sure to have a game you’ll love! We are adding new games all the time.
Our HUGE prize redemption counter has something for everyone.
Enjoy our 18 hole adventure golf course. Fully lit so you can play day or night! Golfers of ALL ages will enjoy competing on each of the par 2 holes along the way.
Cap’s Pizza Cafe
Pizza, chicken wings, pretzels, snacks, drinks, frozen treats, and more! Click here to see our menu.
Vault Assault & Beam Busters Lazer Maze
The Vault Assault Laser Maze Challenge is one of our newest attractions. It’s a thrill you just can’t experience anywhere else! Just like in the movies, crawl, jump, balance your way carefully through the lasers to get to the mission objectives on the other side of the room.
Our Laser Tag arena offers over 2200 square feet of heart thumping space. You can run but you cannot hide! As a member of the S.T.A.R.R. force team, your mission is to eliminate the mutant aliens before they escape the area 51 compound. You can compete one on one, or team up for capture the flag style play. Grab up to 14 of your friends and give it a try!
Birthday Parties & Team Celebrations
Family Fun Center is the perfect location for birthday parties, team parties, and other celebrations. Party Packages start at just $149 and can be customized with any of our attractions based on the age group of your party. All packages include pizza, drinks, and a birthday gift for the guest of honor. For your next birthday party, let Family Fun Center do the set-up, clean-up, and all the entertaining in between. All you need to bring is the cake and candles!
Sensational Sundays – Sensory Friendly Play
Sensational Sundays are an opportunity for families to play in Funtasia with the lights and noise turned down prior to opening to the general public, ideal for children who need a sensory friendly environment. Visit http://thefamilyfuncenter.com to get upcoming dates, held one Sunday a month.
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!
Family Fundamentals is a collaboration of organizations committed to strengthening families and our community by increasing access and awareness to resources and services. This Success By 6 parent resource center is a warm, welcoming place where parents and other family members come to access information, support services, and the tools they need to be the best parents they can be. Forty-two agencies offer services on site to provide a one-stop opportunity for parents. Parents come for one service or class and return for others. The center is located at 1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd. in Lakeland, above the Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine.
Weekly classes for ages 0-5 are offered for FREE! Check out the 2017-2018 schedule in the photos. Schedule follows Polk County Schools calendar. All classes are also listed on our calendar at http://www.lakelandmom.com/calendar.
All of our local libraries offer storytimes and other activities for toddlers during the week. Click our calendar or the website links below to check current schedules for each of our libraries.
Playgroups, Mom Groups, and Mommy & Me Activities
When you see your young child dancing to any music in range, or hear them singing to themselves, or feel them tapping out a beat on your hands or a set of pots and pans, you’ve got to wonder, “How can I nurture this love of music at this young age?” It is absolutely possible… even for very young babies… to build a good foundation for music, as well as allow music to help them blossom personally at each of these ages and stages! Kindermusik classes are a great opportunity to meet other moms and enjoy a safe environment for making connections through music in so many ways.
Watching a classroom of children and families, it is easy to see the joy in making music together. Children are engaged in their own way, exploring their own abilities, connecting with a parent, and interacting with other children. And Kindermusik is so much more than that. At each age, there is an integrated curriculum carefully designed around the “sensitive periods” for learning specific concept and skills, both musically and developmentally..
Foundations – Infants up to active walking
Music for Nurturing through Together Time
Level 1 – Active Walking babies to 24 months
Music for Active Exploring through Together Time
Level 2 – Almost Twos to Young Threes
Music for Engaging Learners with Together Time
Level 3-4: Threes and Fours
Music for Expanding and Preparing with Peers Independently
Level 5: Fives & Sixes
Music for Developing Young Musicians with Music Theory, History & Culture
Mixed Age: Babies through Fives
Music for Connecting Families and Friends
Take a peek at the offered schedules for weekly class groups, AND/OR get involved in our unique Playdates scheduled one Saturday a month.
Be INFORMED & INSPIRED Daily: Like us on Facebook, and Click your interests in any of our Facebook Events to get Playdate updates.
Let’s Talk: Take a quick moment to REQUEST a VISIT, so we can work together to schedule a chance for you and your child to join in the magic of making music together.
Classes & Activities for Ages 5 & Under
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 ways. We teach piano lessons kids LOVE!
KiddyKeys Group Lessons for ages 3-6, offered in two locations to best serve you. Play-based piano-focused group class for budding musicians. Classes focus on piano concepts and music appreciation, character building, and skills that help prepare children for school. Perfect for the student who is not quite ready (or old enough) for one-on-one piano lessons! No piano required. http://chessermusicstudio.com/kiddykeys/
Private lessons available in North Lakeland for ages 4+. Acoustic piano or full-size weighted digital piano required. http://chessermusicstudio.com/piano-for-beginners/
Transfer students, intermediate students, and adults accepted as well. http://chessermusicstudio.com/intermediate-piano-lessons/
More info about our teaching philosophy, tuition, and instrument requirements at http://chessermusicstudio.com/faq/
Worried about committing to lessons? We provide top-notch practice support with Practicia, a practice app, that allows me to guide you (and your student) through practice sessions! Not sure if your child is ready for lessons? Get your questions answered at your FREE preview lesson! Go to http://chessermusicstudio.com/contact/
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.