ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO IN LAKELAND, 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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Trying to think of something to do or somewhere to go but feeling overwhelmed by all the options? We put together a minimal list of things to do with kids – no details, no addresses – just a list of fun ideas to get you started when you need some inspiration.
Spend the day at one of Florida’s springs for a real Florida adventure. Most springs are 72 degrees year-round, providing a refreshing day of swimming, tubing, and outdoor fun.
Interested in being part of Lakeland’s brand new place to play? Bonnet Springs Park is opening in October 2022 and will be a place to escape, engage, and explore. Learn more about this exciting new park and find out how you can become a Friend of Bonnet Springs Park.
A brand new children’s museum is opening in Polk County! Learn more about the Florida Children’s Museum coming to Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland in Fall 2022.
Take a day trip to Kennedy Space Center, less than 2 hours from Lakeland. As one of Florida’s most iconic visitor destinations, Kennedy Space Center is filled with fascinating exhibits and experiences, hands-on activities, rockets, spacecraft, and a space shuttle.
Race on over to Lakeland’s new car-themed playground at John McGee Park. Your kids will love pretending to drive a car or truck, climbing on tires, and running the gas pump.
Nothing says SUMMER like 4th of July festivities and FIREWORKS! We’ve got a list of all the places to find Independence Day Celebrations and fireworks in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Haines City, and across Polk County.
Whether your favorite flavor is glazed, frosted, jelly filled, old fashioned, or chocolate, we can help you find the best donuts in Lakeland and Polk County.
I scream, U scream, we all scream for ice cream! Cookies! Frozen yogurt! Gelato! Shaved Ice! Cupcakes! Find the best places for sweet eats and frozen treats in Lakeland and across Polk County.
Find unique Father’s Day gifts for dads in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Polk County. We’ve got gift ideas, family activities, weekend freebies and more.
Check out our list of FREE in-person Summer Programs hosted by the Lakeland Library, Larry R Jackson Branch Library, Mulberry Library, Winter Haven Library and others around Polk County for Summer 2022.
Another year, another hurricane season here in Florida. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst is our motto! Read our huge list of tips to prepare your house for a possible hurricane, plus links to get updates during hurricane season in Polk County.