Lakeland Mom is the go-to resource for parents and families in Lakeland and Polk County, Florida.
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If you’re looking for things to do in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Plant City, Polk County, or Central Florida, you’ll find it all right here.

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Playgrounds in Lakeland + Polk County

We are lucky to have an abundance of great parks and playgrounds in Lakeland and across Polk County. Find a new playground to explore and let your kids burn off some of that endless energy!

Family Friendly 5K Races and Kids Fun Runs in the Lakeland area

With year-round sunshine here in Central Florida, you can find an abundance of 5k races, 10k races, and Fun Runs throughout the year! Check our list of upcoming family-friendly races and kids fun runs in Lakeland, Winter Haven & across Polk County.

2021 Spring Break Camp Guide for Lakeland + Polk County Kids

Whether you are looking for a full-day/all-week camp for your kids to attend, or an activity to get the kids out of the house for a few hours each day, Lakeland Mom’s Spring Break Camp Guide has you covered. Find camps for art, gymnastics, sports, scuba, cooking, day camp & more on our list!

Spring Events Calendar for Lakeland + Polk County

Here in Lakeland and across Polk County we have fantastic annual events that happen every spring! Get out your calendar and pencil in the dates for these local favorites including art festivals, SUN ‘n FUN, Swan Derby, Mayfaire, & more.

U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Plant City & Central Florida

Check out these U-Pick Strawberry farms in Plant City or 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.

BBQ Festivals and Competitions in Lakeland + Polk County

BBQ Festivals are fun, family friendly events with good eats, live entertainment, kids activities, and more. Get details on upcoming barbecue competitions including Lakeland PigFest, Smoke on the Water in Winter Haven, and Ribs on the Ridge in Haines City.

Where to Buy Hot Chocolate Bombs in Lakeland + Polk County

Thank you 2020 for the gift of hot chocolate bombs! This new trending edible gift is the newest way to make hot cocoa, just in time for the Christmas holidays. Find out where to buy hot chocolate bombs in the Lakeland area.

Ice Skating in Lakeland, Tampa, & Orlando

Find ice rinks in Tampa, & Orlando where you can lace up your skates and hit the ice for a day of family fun at both seasonal and year-round ice skating rinks.