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Lakeland’s Best Birthday Party Guide

Lakeland Birthday Party Guide

Are you searching for a new and unique place to have a kids birthday party?  Looking for entertainment or a mobile party to come to your house? Getting together for a team party? Need a party room rental for a family celebration, bridal shower, or baby shower?

We’ve put together a list of everything related to birthday parties and events in Lakeland Florida and nearby areas – venues, party locations, entertainment, cakes, inflatables, rentals, and more.  Our birthday party ideas will make planning kids parties and other party planning a breeze!

Looking for free birthday food and other birthday deals? Don’t miss our list of Free Birthday Meals + Local Birthday Freebies.

Our Birthday Guide contains both sponsored and free listings. 

Birthday Party Venues in Lakeland

Lakeland Birthday Party Places
Family Fun Center
Family Fun Center Games
Family Fun Center Lakeland

Family Fun Center of Lakeland the perfect location for birthday parties, team parties, and other celebrations. It has been one of Lakeland’s favorite kids birthday party places for over 35 years! Party Packages start at just $149 and can be customized with any attractions based on the age group of your party. Available attractions include:

  • Miniature Golf
  • Vault Assault Laser Maze
  • Funtasia Play Space
  • Urban Attack Laser Tag
  • Arcade Games & Redemption Games

All packages include a private birthday party room and dedicated party pro, a birthday gift for the guest of honor, as well as pizza and drinks for party guests. For your next birthday party, let Family Fun Center do the set-up, clean-up, and all the entertaining in between. All you need to bring is the cake and candles!

Lakeland Escape Room
308 East Pine Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801

Are you up for a real-life escape challenge? Turn up the intensity and take on our high level games that will challenge the most hardcore game enthusiast! Downtown Lakeland’s most fun attraction for gamers, families, corporate team building, and adventurers. Five different themed escape rooms – each room holds up to 8 players. Get a group together, pick one of our themed escape room games, and get ready for an hour of puzzle-solving, mind-bending fun! Great for Birthday Parties, holiday parties, team building or any sort of reunion.

Explorations V Children's Museum

Host your party in 3 floors of kid-powered, hands-on exhibits and mind-stretching programs in the arts and sciences to celebrate the five senses! Kids can explore and play at our interactive children’s museum. Birthday Parties are held at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm during the day on Saturdays. Call to inquire about weekday party times or after-hours private parties. Party includes Use of a party room for 90 minutes, plus unlimited play in the Museum. Themed parties available including crazy chemistry and art-rageous art. Details on our website.

Enchanted Fairytale Hollow
214 Traders Alley, Lakeland, Florida 33801

Enchanted Fairytale Hollow is a whimsical location full of fun and magic-perfect for your next event! Dreams Come True Entertainment – Central Florida’s best character entertainment company – now has a physical location for events and parties. Enchanted Fairytale Hollow will host monthly character events for children & families, be available for private character parties, and also be available as an event rental space. Let us help you make your next event UNFROGETTABLE!

Skate World

Skate World has been providing a fun, family friendly environment since 1977!  Have your next birthday celebration with us and make it easy on yourself, we set up, serve and clean up.  Skate World have several packages to choose from and we offer a little something for everyone.  You can reserve tables in our cafe area or have a semi private party in our VIP Glow Room or rent out the entire facility for a fun afternoon of celebrations!  We make our own pizza, so it’s hot and fresh and offer a variety of food platters along with ice cold Pepsi products.  We have a great selection of skates which serves as a great birthday present!  The only thing you need to bring is the cake!

Escapology Lakeland
210 East Pine Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801

Escape Rooms are a fun, immersive, & entertaining indoor activity! Each of the escape rooms challenge your team to collaborate, communicate, & problem solve within a certain time limit, while still maintaining that sense of fun!
Located in Downtown Lakeland next door to Gent’s Classic Cuts, guests will be challenged in this new attraction by working together to find clues, solve puzzles, and decode locks that will free them from the escape room within the hour.

All of the Escape Rooms are Private and you can book a room with 2 guests up to 8 guests per escape room. Four different themed Escape Room games to choose from!

Great for your next birthday party, corporate team building, bachelor & bachelorette party, reunions, anniversary, holiday party! We also offer Group Event Packages that can include the use of our meeting room & outdoor patio. Catering & Bar options from local Downtown restaurants are also available upon request.

Inflatable Rentals in Lakeland

Lakeland Birthday Inflatable Rentals
Fat Chihuahua Entertainment

We bring the party to you! Kick back and enjoy the party this year while our awesome staff take your event to the next level. We offer mobile entertainment solutions for any event. Planning that special birthday party? We have options for all ages! From our totally awesome Video Game Truck to an interactive mobile laser tag experience, S.A.F.E. Stickit Archery, Inflatable Axe Throwing, Pitchburst, Pony Hops, Glimmer Tattoos, Yard Games, Photo booths and more our event pros are ready to help you make your party unforgettable! We cater to any size event from small home parties to large festival and events. Be the rock-star of your PTA, best-mom-ever, family reunion superstar or work party dazzler this year. We’ve got you covered!

Rockin' Bouncies Inflatable Rentals
324 East Daughtery Road, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Rockin Bouncies Lakeland Inflatable Bounce House Rentals

Why measure fun by the hour? You tell us what your needs are. We offer the most unique selection of inflatables, water slides, tents, tables, chairs, movie screens, interactive games, dunk tanks, glitter tattoos, you name it – we rent it!

Rockin’ Bouncies is the S.A.F.E. choice!
Sanitized – all units are cleaned after use and sanitized upon arrival.
Accredited – aside from the “ licensed and Insured” part, all employees are required to take an inflatable safety course.
Family- we put ALWAYS put your family wants and needs first.
Educated- we provide all staff with ongoing training daily!

Whether you’re having a small backyard birthday party or large community street festival, Rockin’ Bouncies has the experience and the inventory to make your event a success. Don’t settle for any less. Your family will thank you!
Read more in our Article – Rockin’ Bouncies – High Quality Inflatable Bounce House Rentals in Lakeland

Characters & Entertainment in Lakeland

Lakeland Birthday Character Entertainment
Dreams Come True Entertainment
214 Traders Alley, Lakeland, Florida 33801

Dreams Come True Entertainment is Central Florida’s original character entertainment company. We provide the highest quality authentic, fun, and unique character entertainment for all ages. We offer over 50 characters so we have something for everyone! Options include princesses, superheroes, princes, live mermaids, fairies, and many more. We believe in giving you the most authentic, best and memorable event. Let us come make your next birthday, shower, corporate event or party unforgettable and give your event some character!

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Indoor Party Room Rentals in Lakeland

Looking for a Party Room Rental in Lakeland, Florida? These are places you can rent a room with varying levels of service, ideal for baby showers, bridal showers, luncheons, and other special events.

Restaurants with private room rental & catering:
Federal Bar
Swan Brewing
Cobb & Pen

Room Rentals:
Lake Mirror Auditorium
Peggy Brown Building
Magnolia Building
Coleman-Bush Building
Venue 98
United Women’s Club
Junior League Sorosis Building
Haus 820

Many churches and some neighborhood clubhouses are also available for rentals.

Lakeland Park Pavilion Rental

City of Lakeland Park & Playground Party Rentals

Barnett Family Park / Sunflower Playground / Splash Pad

730 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801
There are shaded picnic tables located under the Peggy Brown Building, along with a few tables between the playgrounds and around the Splash Pad. These are first come, first serve and cannot be reserved. Absolutely no securing of anything to the gates or tables, please. Learn more about Barnett Park.

Common Ground Playground

1000 E Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803
Interested in having a Common Ground Birthday Party? There are 3 small pavilions and 1 large pavilion at Common Ground. These can be rented through the City of Lakeland for a fee. They are also first come, first serve when they are not reserved. Check the bulletin board by the restrooms to see daily reservations, do not assume a pavilion is available just because it is currently empty. Click here for Common Ground Pavilion reservations.

Lakeland Mom tip: weekday parties are infrequent at Common Ground and are a great time to snag a free pavilion. On weekends you risk all the pavilions being reserved if you do not book one in advance.

Peterson Park

3700 Cleveland Heights Blvd
There is 1 large pavilion at Peterson Park that can be reserved, seats 160. This is a screened pavilion located near the trails, it is not near the playground (veer left at the boat ramp). The pavilion is surrounded by grassy areas and you can do inflatables, entertainers, etc. as long as they are insured and can provide proof of insurance to the City of Lakeland. However no music is allowed at Peterson Park. The large pavilion can only be used if reserved in advance.

The open pavilions/picnic tables along the lake and playground at Peterson Park are all first come, first serve. Learn more about Peterson Park.

Dobbins Park & Playground

514 Ariana St, Lakeland, FL 33803
Includes a playground and pavilions with picnic tables that are all first come first serve. Learn more about Dobbins Park.

Lake Parker Park

There are 3 large pavilions at Lake Parker that can be reserved, each seats 160. These are not near the Rotary Playground at Hernando’s Landing and are part of a separate entrance, but do have a sand volleyball court nearby. The pavilions are surrounded by grassy areas and you can do inflatables, entertainers, etc. as long as they are insured and can provide proof of insurance to the City of Lakeland. The large pavilions can only be used if reserved in advance. Click here for Lake Parker pavilion reservations.

All other picnic tables at Lake Parker are first come, first serve, including the covered pavilions near the playground. Learn more about the Playground at Lake Parker.

Fletcher Park at Lake Bonny

800 US 98 S, Lakeland, FL 33801
Includes a playground and pavilions with picnic tables that are all first come first serve. Learn more about Fletcher Park at Lake Bonny

Coleman Bush Building Multi-purpose rooms

1104 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Room rentals can be arranged by calling 834-3350. Click here to learn more about Simpson Park room rentals.

Gandy Pool

404 Imperial Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803
Tables available for birthday parties, first come first serve. Admission fee per person required, call (863) 834-3157 for more details and more information on what is permitted inside the pool facility. Gandy Pool is open year round, check the Gandy Pool website for upcoming special event closures and to learn more.

Simpson Park Pool

1725 Martin Luther King Ave., Lakeland, FL 33810
Tables available for birthday parties, first come first serve. Admission fee per person required, call (863) 834-2286  for more details and more information on what is permitted inside the pool facility. Simpson Park Pool is open seasonally from late Spring through early Fall. Click here to learn more about Simpson Park Pool.

Polk County Park & Playground Pavilion Rentals

Hunt Fountain Park Screened Pavilion

2020 Duff Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810
To make a pavilion reservation, click here or call (863)534-6911. No water slides are permitted; only dry inflatables may be set up in Polk County parks.

Christina Park Screened Pavilion

 625 West Cr 540-A, Lakeland Fl, 33813
There is a screened pavilion available at Christina Park within walking distance to the playground. To make a pavilion reservation, click here or call (863)534-6911. No water slides are permitted; only dry inflatables may be set up in Polk County parks.

Additional picnic tables and covered pavilions are available – first come first serve.

Loyce E. Harpe Park Pavilion

500 W Carter Rd, Mulberry, FL 33860
There is a screened pavilion available within walking distance to the playground, dog park, and some baseball and soccer fields. To make a pavilion reservation, click here or call (863)534-6911. No water slides are permitted; only dry inflatables may be set up in Polk County parks.

Other Polk County Facility Rentals

With nearly 40 park sites and 11 mini-parks that include athletic facilities, picnic areas, a historical-oriented park, and five campgrounds, Polk County offers a variety of facility rentals. To see a list of Polk County Parks that include a playground, click here.

To make a pavilion reservation, click here or call (863)534-6911.

Other City Playground, Pavilion, & Pool Rentals

City of Winter Haven Facility Rentals
The City of Winter Haven has numerous rental opportunities available including rooms, park pavilions, and Rowdy Gaines Pool.  Whether you are having a company gathering, training session, family reunion, wedding reception, birthday party or sporting event, we have a space for you. Park Pavilions include: MLK Park, Lake Hartridge Nature Park and Lake Maude Nature Park. For more information on renting a City of Winter Haven facility, please click here or contact the Parks & Recreation Division at 863-291-5656.

City of Bartow Facility Rentals
Bartow Parks & Recreation has three Community Centers (Bartow Civic Center, Carver Recreation Center & Polk Street Community Center) just right for your occasion!  Parks & Pavilions are also available to rent. If they are not rented they are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Nye Jordan Park & Mary Holland Park have pavilions available. For more information, please click here or contact the Parks & Recreation Office at (863) 534-0120.

City of Auburndale Facility Rentals
For information on facility rentals, click here or contact the Auburndale Parks & Recreation Department at (863) 965-5545.

City of Lake Wales Facility Rentals
To make a reservation or to obtain additional information about our park facilities, click here or call 678-4182, ext 277.

Lake Eva Aquatics Center – Haines City
Available for parties on Saturday & Sunday while the pool is open. Located at 555 Ledwith Avenue, Haines City, FL 33844.  Contact the Community Center at 863-421-3700 for more information.

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