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Spring Break Camp Guide

2020 Spring Break Camp Guide for Lakeland Area 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!
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Family Fun Center Funtasia

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

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.
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Top 10 Things to Do in February in Lakeland & Polk County

Top 10 Things to Do in February in Lakeland & Polk County

We've got a list of the best things to do this month so you can be sure the “can’t miss” events are on your calendar. Check out our February Top 10 for Lakeland and Polk County.
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Community Carnival at Resurrection Catholic Church & School - Feb. 20-23

Community Carnival at Resurrection Catholic Church & School – Feb. 20-23

Join Resurrection Catholic Church & School for their Annual Community Carnival happening February 20 – 23. Professional rides, all of your favorite carnival food, traditional midway games, kids activities, and MORE! Family-friendly and open to the public.
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Dr Erin Pediatric Dentistry

What families love about Dr. Erin & Pediatric Dentistry of Lakeland

Ask any group of Lakeland Moms for a recommendation for a pediatric dentist, and the name “Dr. Erin” will come up over and over again! Learn what families love about Pediatric Dentistry of Lakeland and why Dr. Erin is a favorite kids dentist in our community.
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Promise Run Lakeland Regional Health Cancer Center 5K 10K

Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run – Limited Time Discount Codes

The Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run celebrates its 6th Anniversary this year, and we've got two exclusive discount codes for Lakeland Mom readers.
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5K Near Me Kids Fun Run Lakeland

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.
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Valentines Day Lakeland

Family Friendly Valentine’s Themed Events & Kids Activities

Valentine’s Day is all about LOVE and what better way to show your kiddos the love than with some quality time together! We've got a list of events including a Family Dance, Daddy/Daughter Dances, Downtown Date Night, plus ideas for activities around town.
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Polk Sheriff Self Defense Class (1)

Polk County Sheriff’s FREE Women’s Self Defense & Personal Safety Class

In 2020, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will have even MORE opportunities for women ages 13 & up to learn how to defend themselves through the FREE Women’s Basic Self Defense and Personal Safety Class offered twice each month.
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Teen Driver Challenge Polk Sheriff's Office

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Offering FREE Teen Driver Challenge Program

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Polk County School Board, are working to prepare our teens for safe driving. The Teen Driver Challenge is a FREE program offered to Polk County’s teens - find out how to register.
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Lakeland Best Spring Events

Lakeland’s Favorite Spring Events

Here in Lakeland and across Polk County we have fantastic annual events that happen every spring! Get out your calendar and mark down the dates for these local favorites including art festivals, SUN 'n FUN, Swan Derby, Mayfaire, & more.
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Polk County School Calendars for 2020 – 2021 {includes Private & Charter Schools}

Polk County School Calendars for the 2020-21 school year including Public, Private & Charter Schools. Get dates for school holidays, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break, and more.
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U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Lakeland, Plant City, & Across Central Florida

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.
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It’s BBQ Festival Season in 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.
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Busch Gardens & Adventure Island Preschool Pass - FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under in 2020

Busch Gardens & Adventure Island Preschool Pass – FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under in 2020

In 2020, kids 5 and younger get into Busch Gardens Tampa AND Adventure Island Water Park for FREE! Sign up today to get your FREE Preschool Pass and have some theme park fun.
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SeaWorld & Aquatica Preschool Pass – FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under in 2020

In 2020, kids 5 and younger get FREE ADMISSION to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Water Park! Sign up today to get your FREE Preschool Card.
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What to Expect at the Eye Doctor – Our Visit to MyEyeDr. in Lakeland, FL

Read our review of MyEyeDr. in Lakeland and learn more about what to expect at an appointment with an eye doctor for kids or adults. Eye exams are quick and easy!
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Polk County School Options - Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies & more

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

Explore School Choice Options in Lakeland and Polk County. Get details on Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies, Performing Arts, & more, and find out when to apply.
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Florida Tropics Soccer Season Kicks off Saturday, December 14

Bring your family to a Florida Tropics indoor soccer game on a Saturday or Sunday this season. Action-packed soccer, family-friendly fun, plus kids activities and opportunities to meet & greet players for autographs and photos after every game.
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Lakeland Magic Kick Off 2019-20 Basketball Season

The Lakeland Magic – our very own NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic – play at the RP Funding Center from November through March. Kid-friendly fun for a family night out!
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Family Fundamentals - Free Classes & Activities for Kids Ages 0-5

Family Fundamentals – Free Classes & Activities for Kids Ages 0-5

Family Fundamentals offers FREE classes on a weekly basis for children from infants through age 5 where parents and children will learn and socialize as they participate in fun, stimulating, developmental activities. Kids love it, and it's a great opportunity to meet other moms!
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Family Fun in Lakeland – Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market

The Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a treat for the eyes, ears, and tastebuds with 50+ vendors each week. Whether you’re new in town or Lakeland has been home for as long as you can remember, the Market is a great way to get out with your family and experience the heartbeat of our wonderful community.
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Local Birthday Freebies in Lakeland & Polk County

Celebrate your birthday with free meals, desserts, discounts, & gifts from your favorite local restaurants and stores in Lakeland & across Polk County.
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Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Fun Card Savings {Limited Time Offer}

Right now SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa are offering a GREAT deal on their Fun Cards… Buy a 2020 Fun Card and get the rest of 2019 FREE!
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