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

Mardi Gras Community Carnival at Resurrection Catholic Church & School

February 1, 2018|Family Friendly Events, Giveaways|

Join Resurrection Catholic Church & School for their Annual Community Carnival happening February 8 – 11. Professional rides, all of your favorite carnival food, traditional midway games, kids activities, and MORE! Family friendly and open to the public.

Enter Your Child to WIN an on court appearance with the Lakeland Magic

February 1, 2018|Family Friendly Events, Sports, Things to Do|

{GIVEAWAY ENDED} Enter your child to be an Anthem Buddy with the Lakeland Magic, compliments of Lakeland Electric on Customer Appreciation Night! Saturday, February 10th at 7pm. Discount tickets, Lakeland Electric giveaways, and more.

Busch Gardens AND SeaWorld Preschool Pass – FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under in 2018

January 26, 2018|Freebies & Deals, Fun Around Florida - Day Trips|

In 2018, kids 5 and younger get into Busch Gardens Tampa AND SeaWorld Orlando for FREE! Sign up today to get your FREE Preschool Pass and have some theme park fun.

GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles

January 22, 2018|Giveaways, Movies, Music, & Live Performances|

{GIVEAWAY ENDED} RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club band!" For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular!

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

January 17, 2018|Indoor Fun, Special Needs, Things to Do|

Sensational Sunday is a sensory friendly time for special needs children and families to visit the Family Fun Center’s Funtasia play area before opening. Parents of special needs children can relax knowing they are among friends.

GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to The Lakeland Pro Rodeo at the RP Funding Center

January 15, 2018|Giveaways, Movies, Music, & Live Performances|

{GIVEAWAY ENDED} Polk County's largest wild-west extravaganza, the Lakeland Pro Rodeo Classic rides into Lakeland January 26 and 27 for another amazing weekend! See bronco riding, steer wrestlers, cowboys & cowgirls, and bucking bulls.

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Preschool Pass – FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under in 2018

January 9, 2018|Freebies & Deals, Fun Around Florida - Day Trips|

UPDATED - In 2018, kids 5 and younger get into SeaWorld Orlando for FREE! Sign up today to get your FREE Preschool Card. Have a blast exploring Shamu’s Happy Harbor with rides and activities specially designed for the little ones.

U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Lakeland, Plant City, & Across Central Florida

January 9, 2018|Easter & Spring, Outdoor Fun, U-Pick Farms & Farmers Markets|

Check out these U-Pick Strawberry farms within an hour’s drive of Lakeland & Polk County. Strawberry picking is a great family activity since the berries grow in raised beds on the ground and are easy for kids to reach.

Night To Shine: Polk County’s Special Needs Prom at First Presbyterian Church

January 9, 2018|Lakeland Gives Back, Special Needs, Volunteer & Donate|

On Friday, February 9, Lakeland will host Night to Shine - a prom night event for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love.

GIVEAWAY: Win Tickets to see Dirty Dancing -The Classic Story on Stage at the RP Funding Center

January 5, 2018|Giveaways, Movies, Music, & Live Performances|

{GIVEAWAY ENDED} See Dirty Dancing - a classic favorite - LIVE on stage at the RP Funding Center. Enjoy favorite songs from the movie including Hey Baby, Do You Love Me, and I've Had The Time of My Life.

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Lakeland, Tampa & Orlando

December 28, 2017|Christmas & Holiday, Family Friendly Events|

Wondering where you can ring in 2018 with the kids? We've rounded up a list of family-friendly New Year’s Eve events in Lakeland and across Central Florida. Whether you celebrate at 12pm or 12am, send 2017 out with a bang!

12 Days of Giveaways: Family Fun Center Gift Cards for Funtasia, Golf, Arcade Games & More

December 13, 2017|Christmas & Holiday, Giveaways, Things to Do|

{GIVEAWAY ENDED} Family Fun Center of Lakeland - Games, Mini Golf, Funtasia, Lazer Tag, Lazer Maze, or food – you choose your day of fun! {Family Fun Center Gift Cards make a GREAT Christmas gift!}

12 Days of Giveaways: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder at the RP Funding Center

December 13, 2017|Christmas & Holiday, Giveaways, Movies, Music, & Live Performances|

{GIVEAWAY ENDED} See show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award® for BEST MUSICAL - A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - on January 4th at the RP Funding Center.

12 Days of Giveaways: Holiday Ice Skating at the RP Funding Center – Dec. 26 – Jan. 1

December 13, 2017|Christmas & Holiday, Family Friendly Events, Giveaways|

{GIVEAWAY ENDED} Holiday Ice Skating at the RP Funding Center is happening from Dec. 26 - Jan. 1. The arena transforms into a winter wonderland with daily ice skating sessions for family fun during the holiday break!

12 Days of Giveaways: Ageless Allure Medispa Hand & Foot Massage plus Oxygen Bar

December 6, 2017|Christmas & Holiday, Giveaways, Motherhood & Parenting|

{GIVEAWAY ENDED} Treat yourself with a Santa’s Little Helpers Hand and Foot Massage, and a 10 minute session at the oxygen bar. Win 30 minutes of holiday pampering at Ageless Allure Medispa!

12 Days of Giveaways: Critter Christmas Safari at Safari Wilderness in Lakeland

December 6, 2017|Christmas & Holiday, Giveaways, Things to Do|

{GIVEAWAY ENDED} During the month of December, Safari Wilderness in Lakeland offers a holiday-themed animal safari at 1/2 the price of a regular visit! Visit today for a unique and memorable family experience.

12 Days of Giveaways: A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage at the RP Funding Center

December 6, 2017|Christmas & Holiday, Giveaways, Movies, Music, & Live Performances|

{GIVEAWAY ENDED} See A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage at the RP Funding Center! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the Peanuts gang as they discover the true meaning of Christmas.

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