The Ultimate Family Summer Guide for Lakeland & Polk County. We've got over 60 ideas for activities, summer events, & things to do with kids this summer out and about around town.
There is nothing better than a dip in the pool to beat the Florida heat! We've got plenty of local pools and splash pads here in Lakeland and across Polk County that are open to the public. Check out the options below to find a place to get wet and cool off this summer.
Our picks for the best playgrounds in Lakeland with shade. Ziplines, slides, swings, and more - all shaded from the summer heat. Find a favorite Lakeland playground near you!
On Friday, May 11, 2018 your whole family can visit Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL for FREE as part of National Public Gardens Day. Click here to claim your free voucher to this Polk County landmark.
Bring your family to a Lakeland Tropics outdoor soccer game this May, June or July. Action packed soccer, family friendly fun, plus kids activities & opportunities for autographs and photos after every game. Make the Tropics part of your summer schedule!
If you're looking for a fun activity to do with kids, picking your own fruit is a great way to have fun AND teach them about where our food comes from. Find local U-Pick Peach Farms open April - June in Lakeland, Polk County & Central Florida.
Blueberry picking has become an annual tradition in our house - check out this extensive list of local U-Pick farms, plus some helpful tips! U-Pick Blueberry farms should open starting the first or second week of April 2018.
Celebrate your child’s birthday at a Lakeland Flying Tigers Game! Your child will feel like a major leaguer with party highlights including 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, photos and autographs with a Flying Tigers player, and much more!
Think of a place where children can explore in nature, using their imagination to cook in an outdoor kitchen or put on a stage show. Sit back and watch as they climb and run, play outdoor music, and look for insects and worms. This amazing outdoor play area is right here in Polk County - Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden at Bok Tower Gardens.
Get details on the Total Solar Eclipse happening Monday, August 21. Find out how to watch safely and what local schools are doing to keep kids indoors.