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?

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

Our Birthday Guide contains both sponsored and free listings. 

Thank you to the Lakeland Flying Tigers for sponsoring this post!

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Looking for a unique birthday idea in Lakeland?
Want to make your son or daughter feel like a Major Leaguer?
Love the idea of a party that doesn’t require you to set up or clean up?

Give your Child a Birthday to Remember at a Lakeland Flying Tigers Game!

A birthday at a Flying Tigers game is much more than just a day at the ballpark. Your child and his/her friends will get the royal treatment and experience exclusive birthday amenities only available with a party package.

Highlights include a group photo on the field, your son or daughter throwing out a ceremonial first pitch, a welcome on the loudspeaker and name up on the videoboard, a visit from Southpaw – the Flying Tigers Mascot, autographs and photos with a Flying Tigers player, and a personal party host to take care of all the party details.

Your party guests will enjoy the baseball game, chow down on traditional baseball fare of peanuts, popcorn and hot dogs (or pizza), and get to play in the Kids Zone inflatables. Your son or daughter AND their friends will have a memorable party they’ll be talking about for weeks!

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Birthday Party Venues Lakeland

Family Fun Center

4825 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 644-1728
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Family Fun Center of Lakeland the perfect location for birthday parties, team parties, and other celebrations. We have everything! Tons of video and arcade games, Mini-golf, Laser Tag, Funtasia soft play area, and more. Party Packages start at just $149 and can be customized with any of our attractions based on the age group of your party. All packages include pizza, drinks, and a birthday gift for the guest of honor. 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!

Skate World Lakeland

911 North Lake Parker Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 687-6447
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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!

Central Florida Athletics

2250 Heritage Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 578-3015
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CFA Birthday Parties are a chance for your child to experience a little bit of everything CFA has to offer in a private setting with tumbling, gymnastics, inflatables and more! Have your very own coach and enjoy yourself in a fun, safe atmosphere. The first hour of your child’s birthday party will be spent in our gym where your party guests will have a blast in our inflatable bounce house, trampolines, balance beams and obstacle courses. If you choose, our staff can guide the party guests through organized games and obstacle courses incorporating fun and fitness or you can have free play for the entire hour! During this time the gym is reserved exclusively for your birthday party.

The next 45 minutes will be spent in our private party rooms. Here, our staff caters to you and your guests serving food, beverages, and cake. The best part is that we clean everything up afterwards so you are 100% free to focus on enjoying the party and your guests.

Lakeland Magic

Lakeland Magic Basketball Games

701 West Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 825-3258
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Bring your friends, family, and another year in with the Lakeland Magic at the RP Funding Center. The birthday boy/girl will receive a Lakeland Magic Birthday Gift, post-game group photo (Interactive Team and Mascot), as well as a shout out on the scoreboard during halftime. Check the website for the 2018-19 schedule.

Lakeland Escape Room

308 E. Pine St., Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 450-3232
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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 newest attraction for gamers, families, corporate team building, and adventurers. Get a group together, pick one of four themed escape room games, and get ready for an hour of puzzle-solving, mind-bending fun! We recommend players 12 and over to fully enjoy our escape rooms. Younger players are welcome, but some puzzles may be challenging for the younger players. Players 11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Each room holds up to 8 players.

Escapology Lakeland

210 East Pine Street, Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 698-7329
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Escape Rooms are a fun, immersive, & entertaining indoor activity! Each of our 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 our Escape Rooms are Private and you can book a room with 2 guests up to 8 guests per escape room. We have 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!

Explorations V Children’s Museum

109 N. Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 687-3869
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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. Party includes Use of a party room for 90 minutes, plus unlimited play in the Museum. Themed parties available including princess tea party, crazy chemistry, and art-rageous art. Details on our website.

Birthday Party Inflatables Rental Lakeland

Rockin’ Bouncies Bounce House & Party Rentals

(813) 481-8994

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!

Birthday Mobile Parties Lakeland

Fat Chihuahua Entertainment

Fat Chihuahua Entertainment


Party like a big dog with Fat Chihuahua Entertainment! We have what you need to take your event to the next level. We offer rentals for every celebration! Whether you have a serious gamer on your hands or are looking to get everyone up and moving in an epic family battle, our pros are on hand to help you get what you need. Offering our state of the art mobile Video Game Truck, interactive mobile laser tag experience, S.A.F.E. Stickit archery, Glitter and real-matte party tattoos, photo booths, giant games, water balloon battles and more. Let Fat Chihuahua Entertainment make your life a bit easier so you can sit back and enjoy the party this year!

Special Offers for Lakeland Mom readers
Lakeland moms get one Giant Game FREE when you reserve your party with us! Choose from Giant Jenga, Corn hole and Giant Connect Four to keep the party going.

Bricks 4 Kidz Polk

(863) 333-5245

Celebrate your child’s next birthday with a fun and novel LEGO® party experience! We come to your home or any location you choose.

The timeless fun of LEGO® bricks is sure to be a crowd pleaser for boys and girls. We have a variety of exciting themes to choose from, based on all the popular Bricks 4 Kidz® models. From space to transportation, animals to amusement park rides, we can customize a party perfect for your special birthday boy or girl. Our parties include customized games, projects and challenges, plus bricks galore to keep your little builders busy creating and having fun. Take the hassle out of planning and let our trained, screened Bricks 4 Kidz® staff handle your party entertainment.

Birthday Party Entertainment Lakeland

Dreams Come True Entertainment

(863) 944-1264​
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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!

Birthday Park Rental Lakeland

These are more than just a party rental, they include someone to facilitate all of your party fun!

Bricks 4 Kidz

Art Parties by Cakecrush
Engineering for Kids
Learning Gizmos Family

Birthday Park Rental Lakeland

City of Lakeland Park & Playground Party Rentals

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.

1000 E Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803
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.

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.

3700 Cleveland Heights Blvd
There is 1 large pavilion at Peterson Park that can be reserved. 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 –

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

There are 3 large pavilions at Lake Parker that can be reserved. 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.

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

800 US 98 S, Lakeland, FL 33801
Includes a playground and pavilions with picnic tables that are all first come first serve. Learn more –

1104 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Room rentals can be arranged by calling our office at 834-3350.

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.

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.

Polk County Birthday Party Pavilion Rentals in Lakeland

2020 Duff Rd, Lakeland, FL 33810
To make a pavilion reservation, click here or call (863)534-6911.

 625 West Cr 540-A, Lakeland Fl, 33813
To make a pavilion reservation, click here or call (863)534-6911.

500 W Carter Rd, Mulberry, FL 33860
To make a pavilion reservation, click here or call (863)534-6911.

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

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.

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.

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

To make a reservation or to obtain additional information about our park facilities, click here or call 678-4182, ext 277.

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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