Guide to Lakeland

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All of our year-round posts are listed right here in the Guide to Lakeland so you can find anything and everything you’re searching for!  With information on indoor fun, local playgrounds, education options, seasonal fun, and much more, we’ve got the scoop on events and activities for families and kids in Lakeland. Check back regularly, we are adding new info weekly!

Birthdays

The ULTIMATE Birthday Party Guide to Lakeland

Local Birthday Freebies in Lakeland & Polk County

Give your Child a Birthday to Remember at a Lakeland Flying Tigers Game

Fat Chihuahua Entertainment – Mobile Party & Event Entertainment

Baby & Toddler Activities

Activities for Babies, Preschoolers, Toddlers and Moms

Classes & Lessons

Lakeland & Polk County Swimming Lessons

Central Florida Athletics: Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Tumbling & more

Education

Polk County School Choice Options – Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies & more

Polk County’s FREE VPK Program – With New Delayed Enrollment For Later Birthdates

2018 – 2019 Polk County School Calendar

Guide to After School Programs in Lakeland

Get Personalized School Swag from Prep Sportswear – Hats, Shirts, Backpacks & more

Teacher Appreciation Gifts… what to buy and what to avoid

Education – Schools & Tutoring / Test Prep

Huntington Learning Center: Personalized Tutoring Services & Test Prep in Lakeland

Lakeland Mom looks at All Saints Academy

Crossroads Christian School provides a Personalized Education Focus for Grades K-12

Kid Friendly Eats

Kids Eat Free Guide

The Best Ice Cream, Cookies, Yogurt & Cupcakes in Lakeland

Parks, Playgrounds & Outdoor Activities

The Rotary Playground in Hernando’s Landing at Lake Parker

The Best Shaded Playgrounds in and around Lakeland

Pools, Splash Pads and Water Parks in Lakeland and Polk County

Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden at Bok Tower Gardens

Parenting & Things for Mom

Our Top 10 Favorite Family Board Games

75+ Ideas for Fun at Home

Guide to Local Direct Sales Consultants & Mom-Run Businesses

Pregnancy & Baby

Our Tour of the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women & Children at Lakeland Regional Health

Special Needs & Special Kids

Sensory Friendly & Special Needs Activities in Lakeland & Central Florida

Sensational Sundays – Sensory Friendly Fun at Family Fun Center in Lakeland

U-Pick Farms & Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets in Polk County

U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Central Florida

U-Pick Blueberry Farms in Lakeland & Polk County

Seasonal

Spring & Easter

Summer

Summer Camp Guide

Fall & Halloween

Christmas & Holidays

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CATEGORIES

Pools, Splash Pads and Water Parks in Lakeland and Polk County

May 14, 2018|Outdoor Fun, Summer Fun, Things to Do|

There is nothing better than a dip in the pool to beat the Florida heat! We've got plenty of local pools and splash pads here in Lakeland and across Polk County that are open to the public. Check out the options below to find a place to get wet and cool off this summer.

FREE Admission to Bok Tower Gardens on May 11 for National Public Gardens Day

May 6, 2018|Family Friendly Events, Freebies & Deals, Fun Around Florida - Day Trips, Outdoor Fun|

On Friday, May 11, 2018 your whole family can visit Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL for FREE as part of National Public Gardens Day. Click here to claim your free voucher to this Polk County landmark.

Lakeland Tropics Outdoor Soccer – Summer Fun for the whole family

May 4, 2018|Family Friendly Events, Outdoor Fun, Sponsored, Sports, Summer Fun|

Bring your family to a Lakeland Tropics outdoor soccer game this May, June or July. Action packed soccer, family friendly fun, plus kids activities & opportunities for autographs and photos after every game. Make the Tropics part of your summer schedule!

Polk Museum of Art presents MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake – a Family-Friendly Lakeland Tradition

May 1, 2018|Easter & Spring, Family Friendly Events|

MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake presented by the Polk Museum of Art is an annual outdoor art festival in Lakeland, FL that has something for everyone! Family-friendly event with a children's art tent, performances, amazing artwork, and more. Read tips for taking kids!

Central Florida Athletics: Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Tumbling & more

April 30, 2018|Birthday Party & Event Planning, Camps, Childcare, Preschool, After School Programs, Classes & Lessons, Sponsored|

Central Florida Athletics is one of Lakeland’s premier gyms for All Star cheer, recreational cheer, team gymnastics, tumbling, and recreational gymnastics. CFA also offers after school care, homeschool gym, summer camps, birthday parties, and more.

The ULTIMATE Birthday Party Guide to Lakeland

April 27, 2018|Birthday Party & Event Planning|

Check out our party planner for birthday parties in Lakeland and nearby areas – venues, entertainment, cakes, inflatables, rentals, and more. Find a new and unique place to celebrate. Our party ideas will make planning kids birthday parties and other events a breeze!

Lakeland Mom looks at All Saints Academy

April 26, 2018|Childcare, Preschool, After School Programs, Education, Sponsored|

Learn about All Saints Academy, an independent Christian school for ages 2 - 12th grade. ASA has a college prep focus and is conveniently located between Lakeland and Winter Haven. From the small classes and personalized attention to the innovation and unique activities available to students, you'll be impressed!

Cobb FREE Summer Movies in Lakeland and Winter Haven (now CMX Cinemas)

April 17, 2018|Indoor Fun, Movies, Music, & Live Performances, Summer Fun, Things to Do|

Take a break from the heat and check out Cobb Theatres FREE Kids Summer Movies in Lakeland or Winter Haven this year! Now called CMX Cinemas, you'll find the same great free movie program for kids every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the Summer.

Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 Kids Movies in Lake Wales / Winter Haven

April 17, 2018|Indoor Fun, Movies, Music, & Live Performances, Summer Fun, Things to Do|

Regal Summer Movie Express - $1 Kids Movies! Summer movie fun every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am from June 5 - September 5, 2018 in Lake Wales / Winter Haven.

Junior League World Of Reading Festival – FREE Community Event on April 21

April 12, 2018|Easter & Spring, Family Friendly Events|

The Junior League will host the annual World Of Reading Festival in Barnett Park Saturday, April 21 from 8am-noon. This is a FREE event open to families and kids of all ages. Crafts, balloon artists, face painters, Jack Hartmann, kids activities, free books, snacks and drinks, and a chance to meet a Featured Author.

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