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Spring Break Camp Guide

2020 Spring Break Camp Guide for Lakeland Area Kids

/ Camps, Easter & Spring, Homepage
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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Top 10 Things to Do in February in Lakeland & Polk County

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

/ Easter & Spring, Homepage, Things to Do
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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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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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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upick strawberries lakeland

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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BBQ Festivals Barbecue Competitions Polk County Lakeland

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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Santa Tracker Christmas NORAD Google

How to Track Santa on Christmas Eve – NORAD Santa Tracker & Google Santa Tracker

/ Christmas & Holiday
Track Santa Claus as he travels around the world on Christmas Eve. Thanks to modern technology, you can find out Santa's current location on a phone, tablet, or computer using the NORAD Santa Tracker and Google Santa Tracker.
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New Year's Eve Lakeland Kids Family Friendly

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Lakeland, Tampa & Orlando

Wondering where you can ring in 2020 with the kids? We've rounded up a list of family-friendly New Year’s Eve (and NOON Year's Eve) events in Lakeland and across Central Florida. Whether you celebrate at 12pm or 12am, send 2019 out with a bang!
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Winter Break Camps Christmas Holiday Lakeland Florida

Winter Break Camps and Workshops in Lakeland

/ Camps, Christmas & Holiday, Things to Do
If you're looking for camps for Winter Break, activities to keep your kids busy, or you need childcare while you're working, we've got a list of Holiday Break camps in Lakeland.
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Holiday Break Activities Lakeland

75+ Holiday Break Activities in Lakeland

The Ultimate Holiday Break Activity Guide for Lakeland & Polk County. Events, activities, & things to do with kids out and about around town while school is out.
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Christmas Events Activities Lakeland FL

25 Days of Christmas Fun in Lakeland {with Printable Calendar}

/ Christmas & Holiday
Since we couldn’t begin to pick just ten events for this month’s Top 10 list, instead we created a list of 25 days of Christmas Fun in Lakeland. We’ve even included a printable calendar for you to put on the fridge or save to your phone!
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Lakeland Area Christmas Giving Opportunities

Christmas Giving Opportunities & Toy Donation Needs in the Lakeland Area

Find local opportunities in Lakeland to donate toys for children, food for families, volunteer your time, or make a financial donation to give back to our community this holiday and Christmas season.
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Santa's Calling Lakeland Kids

Santa’s Calling! Sign your child up for a phone call from Santa on December 10

The City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department has made arrangements for Santa to telephone your elementary school-aged children this December. Click to learn more and sign up before the deadline.
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Christmas Tree Lots Live Trees Lakeland Florida

Christmas Tree Lots in Lakeland and Christmas Tree Farms in Florida

/ Christmas & Holiday
We’ve got the scoop on Chrismas Tree Lots in Lakeland and Polk County, plus a list of Christmas Tree Farms where you can cut your own Christmas Tree in Central Florida.
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Holiday Markets & Craft Fairs Lakeland Winter Haven

Holiday Markets and Christmas Craft Fairs in Polk County

Looking for that one-of-a-kind holiday gift? Visit a holiday market or craft fair to find those unique Christmas gifts your friends and family will love. Get your Christmas shopping done while you shop local and support makers from Lakeland and Central Florida. 
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Christmas Activities & Holiday Day Trips Tampa Orlando

Christmas Activities & Holiday Day Trips in Central Florida: Plant City, Tampa & Orlando

Whether it's a fun family outing or an "experience" Christmas gift, we've got a list of special events and activities happening in Plant City, Tampa and Orlando this holiday season where you can make memories!
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Experience Gift Ideas Lakeland

Experience Gift Ideas (that don’t take up space!)

Check out our list of experience gifts that don’t take up space or add to the clutter in your house! These are performances, tickets, and experiences that will bring smiles, build up families, and won’t end up in a donation bin.
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Lakeland Christmas Movies

Christmas Movies & TV Specials – Including Local Holiday Movie Showings

Settle in with blankets and hot cocoa and find your favorite Christmas Movies and TV Specials in November & December! Plus a list of local holiday movie showings in Lakeland, Bartow, & Haines City.
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Santa photos in Lakeland

Santa Pictures and Breakfast with Santa Events in Lakeland & Polk County

Whether you’re looking for a great Santa photo in Lakeland, or your kids prefer to admire Santa from afar, we’ve got photo locations, Breakfast with Santa, and other events where he can be found!
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Lakeland Christmas Parade

Lakeland Christmas Parade & Holiday Parades Across Polk County

There’s nothing like a festive Christmas Parade to make you feel like a kid again! Head out to the Lakeland Christmas Parade or another Polk County Parade for a night of family fun with floats, bands, entertainment, and SANTA.
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Holiday Ice Skating

Ice Skating in Lakeland, Tampa, & Orlando

Find ice rinks in Tampa, & Orlando where you can lace up your skates and hit the ice for a day of family fun at both seasonal and year-round ice skating rinks.
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Lakeland Christmas Concerts Holiday Shows

Christmas Concerts, Holiday Shows & Live Performances In & Around Lakeland

Christmas concerts, holiday shows, Christmas plays, holiday galas, orchestra performances and live music to get you in the holiday spirit! Incuding The Nutcracker, A Christmas Story, and more.
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Single Day Holiday & Christmas Events Lakeland Winter Haven Bartow

Single Day Holiday & Christmas Events in Lakeland & Polk County

We’ve sorted through the MANY events happening in Lakeland and Polk County during the holidays and put all of the kid-friendly activities and family events into one list for you. Instead of spending your time tracking down events, we want you to have time for holiday fun and Christmas cheer.
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Neighborhood Christmas Lights Lakeland

The Best Neighborhood Christmas Lights and Holiday Displays in Lakeland

Find the best neighborhood Christmas Light displays and community lights around Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry, and Plant City. Includes a map you can use for your own Christmas lights driving tour!
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Trick or Treat Hours Times Lakeland FL

Lakeland & Polk County Trick or Treat Hours

Find out the Trick or Treat hours in Lakeland, Winter Haven & nearby communities.
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Halloween Food Deals Freebies

Halloween Deals in Lakeland & Winter Haven

Restaurants and attractions in the Lakeland & Polk County area offering Halloween freebies and deals on meals, kids meals, treats and admission!
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Halloween Costumes Lakeland

Halloween Safety Tips for Trick or Treating on October 31

/ Fall & Halloween, Homepage
For kids, Halloween is one of the best nights of the year! It can also be a dangerous night with so many people out and about. We've got a list of tips to keep your kiddos safe and happy while you have a FUN Halloween night!
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Fall Family Fun: SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular

Fall Family Fun: SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular

During the month of October, SeaWorld Orlando hosts a Halloween Spooktacular event that is sure to be an ocean of fun! Held during daytime hours on Saturdays and Sundays, this is a great opportunity to celebrate fall AND enjoy all of the rides, animals and shows Sea World has to offer.
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Pumpkin Patch Lakeland

Pumpkin Patches in Lakeland & Polk County

Whether you’re trying to find the perfect pumpkin, or a place to take photos of your own little pumpkins, we’ve got a list of pumpkin patches in the Lakeland area.
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October Top 10 Activities Lakeland FL

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

/ Fall & Halloween, Homepage, Things to Do
There are SO.MANY.EVENTS in October so we've put together a Top 10 list to be sure the “can’t miss” events are on your calendar, including a few activities that have nothing to do with pumpkins. Check out our October Top 10 for Lakeland and Polk County.
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Harvest Holler Corn Maze Lakeland Polk County

Fall Family Fun: Harvest Holler Corn Maze, Hayride and Farm in Polk County

/ Fall & Halloween, Homepage, Outdoor Fun
Read our review of Harvest Holler Corn Maze in Polk City, just outside of Lakeland. Farm animals, corn maze, hayride, Frank-N-Slide, cow train & more. Fall Family Fun!
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Halloween Costumes Lakeland

Halloween Costume Stores in the Lakeland Area

Whether your child has his/her heart set on a certain costume you need to track down OR you want to browse a variety of costume ideas, we've got 9 different websites for you to use for ideas or costume shopping. Plus a list of local retailers where you can shop in store.
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Scary Halloween attractions Haunted Houses in Lakeland

Halloween Haunted Houses & Scary Attractions- Lakeland & Central Florida

/ Fall & Halloween, Homepage, Teens
If you like to SCREAM when it is time for Halloween, we’ve got a list of places to find all things scary in the Lakeland area including Haunted Houses, Zombies, and gory attractions designed for teens & adults.
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Fall & Halloween Single Day Events Activities Lakeland

Trunk or Treat Activities, Fall Festivals, & Single Day Halloween Events

Trunk or Treating, Carnivals, Hayrides, Halloween Movies, Fall Festivals & more – with over 60 Fall and Halloween events happening this month, there is something for everyone on our calendar in October!
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Lakeland Fall Halloween Pumpkins Corn Maze Trick or Treat

Fall & Halloween Activities: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Events & More

We've got a full list of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, family-friendly fall events, haunted houses, Halloween activities & more in Lakeland, Winter Haven, & Polk County.
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Fall & Halloween Corn Maze Farm Lakeland

Corn Mazes, Farms, & Pumpkin Festivals in Lakeland and Central Florida

Looking to explore a corn maze, working farm, or just get outside for a fall afternoon? We've got a list of corn mazes and pumpkin festivals happening in Lakeland and nearby areas.
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September Events Activities Lakeland FL

September Top 10 – Lakeland Events & Activities

/ Fall & Halloween, Things to Do
Introducing a new series… our monthly TOP 10! This will be a list of events, activities, and highlights for the month ahead. Check out our September Top 10 for Lakeland and Polk County.
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Lakeland Mom Back to School Guide

Back-To-School Bashes, Free School Supplies, Donation Drives in Polk County

We've got a full list of back to school events, free school supplies, our favorite back to school gear, Stuff the Bus donation locations, tax-free shopping holiday info, and more.
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Florida Back to School Sales Tax Holiday 2019

Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday – August 2-6, 2019

The Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for August 2 - 6, 2019 and we've got all the details you need to know to save some $$ on your back to school shopping!
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Fun Kids Car Games (2)

10 Fun & Free Kids Car Games for your next Family Road Trip

Taking a road trip of any length with your kids can really, well, drive you crazy! Check out our ideas for kids car games that are free and require very little in the way of preparation or supplies.
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Florida Attraction Deals & Discounts

Florida Attraction Discounts & Deals – Theme Parks, Family Activities, Dinner Shows, & more

Find deals on top attractions such as Busch Gardens, Sea World, Aquatica, Blue Man Group, LEGOLAND Florida, Bok Tower Gardens, and more.
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4th of July Lakeland Winter Haven Haines City Polk County

4th of July Events & Fireworks in Lakeland and Polk County

Nothing says SUMMER like 4th of July festivities and FIREWORKS! We've got a list of all the places to find Independence Day Celebrations in Lakeland & Polk County.
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Father's Day Lakeland

Celebrating Father’s Day in Lakeland – Gift Ideas, Family Activities, Weekend Freebies

Find unique Father's Day gifts for dads in Lakeland, Winter Haven, & Polk County. We've got gift ideas, family activities, weekend freebies & more.
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Summer Break Spot Free Meals

Summer BreakSpot – Free Meals for Kids 18 & under during the Summer

/ Freebies & Deals, Summer Fun
The Summer BreakSpot Program provides free meals to kids under 18 while school is out for the summer — no registration required! There are over 40 locations just in Lakeland plus many others throughout Polk County. Find a location near you.
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Summer Activities for Kids in Lakeland

64+ Things to Do This Summer with Kids in Lakeland & Polk County

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.
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Best Board Games for Kids and Families

Our Top 10 Favorite Family Board Games

Our family loves playing card games and board games, and we’ve graduated to strategy games where everyone – kids included – has a fair shot at winning and there are often bragging rights involved! See our 10 favorite kid approved AND parent approved games.
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Summer Fun at Home

75+ Ideas for Summer Fun at Home

/ Homepage, Indoor Fun, Summer Fun
We've put together a list of ideas for things to do at home, and most require little or no preparation. Because let's be honest... mom wants a break too.
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Epic Kids Books

Get Your Kids Excited About Summer Reading with Epic!

Kids of all ages will love Epic - an unlimited eBook library your kids can take anywhere on a phone, tablet, or computer. Perfect for Summer Reading. LIMITED TIME SUMMER OFFER - Get 3 months for only $3 - for up to 4 kids!
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FREE and $1 Summer Movies in Lakeland & Winter Haven (1)

Free and $1 Summer Movies in Lakeland and Winter Haven

We have 4 local movie theaters that offer FREE or $1 summer movies for kids - Cobb & Cinemark in Lakeland, and Cobb and Regal in Winter Haven. Check out the details on each theater and fill up your summer calendar with air conditioned entertainment!
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