The playground is a great place to have a birthday party! Kids have plenty of space to run and play, and you can often snag a free picnic table or pavilion for cake and ice cream. Find out which local playgrounds don’t require a party reservation.
The Lakeland Downtown Farmers Market is a treat for the eyes, ears, and tastebuds with 50+ vendors each week. The Market is a great way to get out with your family and experience the heartbeat of our wonderful community.
Have you been to the Lake Eva Water Park in Haines City? It is a great place to cool off during the summer! The aquatic center has a splash pad, water slide, activity pool and water play area your kids will love, all for only $5 per person.
At Safari Wilderness in Lakeland, you can get up close and personal with llamas, zebras, watsui cattle, water buffalo, and more. For a limited time they are offering a guided drive-thru safari tour where you can see and feed exotic animals from the comfort of your own vehicle.
Get outdoors and explore Central Florida’s waterways, rivers and beaches by canoe or kayak. We’ve rounded up 15 places with canoe rentals and kayak guided tours within 1-2 hour drive from Lakeland, plus a few options right here in Polk County.