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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

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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

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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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Regal Summer Movie Express 2019

Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 Kids Movies in Lake Wales / Winter Haven

Regal Summer Movie Express - $1 Kids Movies! Summer movie fun every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am from June 4 - July 31, 2019 in Lake Wales / Winter Haven.
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Lakeland Library Summer Programs

FREE Summer Programs at Lakeland & Polk County Libraries

/ Summer Fun, Things to Do
Check out our list of FREE Summer Programs hosted by the Lakeland Library, Larry R Jackson Branch Library, Mulberry Library, Winter Haven Library and others around Polk County.
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Summer Reading

Summer Reading Programs & FREE Reading Resources

Want to keep your kids reading and learning over the summer? Find a FREE summer reading program or online book subscription to get them excited to read!
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Ice Cream Sweet Treats

The Best Ice Cream, Cookies, Yogurt & Cupcakes in Lakeland & beyond

I scream, U scream, we all scream for ice cream! Cookies! Frozen yogurt! Gelato! Cupcakes! Find the best places for sweet eats & frozen treats in Lakeland.
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Pools and Splash Pads Lakeland Polk County

Swimming Pools & Splash Pads in Lakeland and Polk County

There is nothing better than a dip in the pool to beat the Florida heat! We've got plenty of local swimming pools and splash pads here in Lakeland and across Polk County that are open to the public. Find a place to get wet and cool off this summer.
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Kids Skate Free Roller Skating

Sign up for Kids Skate Free at Skate World Lakeland

Kids can skate FREE two times a week at Skate World in Lakeland when you sign up online for the Kids Skate Free program. Free summer fun!
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Free (& Inexpensive) Summer Bowling in Winter Haven, Lake Wales, & Lakeland

Free (& Inexpensive) Summer Bowling in Winter Haven, Lake Wales, & Lakeland

Have kids that love to bowl? FREE Summer Bowling at Cypress Lanes in Winter Haven and First Frame Bowl in Lake Wales. Plus discounted bowling at AMF Lanes in Lakeland.
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Online Summer Camps

Online Summer Camps & At-Home DIY Activities

Online or Virtual Summer Camps are the ideal resource if you're traveling or looking for at-home activities to keep kids engaged & learning all summer long.
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Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse 2019 – $1 Kids Movies

Summer Movie Clubhouse - $1 Kids Movies at Cinemark Theatres! Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 9am from May 28 - August 1 in Lakeland, FL.
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Cobb CMX Free Summer Movies (1)

2019 Cobb FREE Summer Movies in Lakeland and Winter Haven (now CMX Cinemas)

Take a break from the heat and check out Cobb Theatres FREE Kids Summer Movies in Lakeland or Winter Haven this year! Now called CMX Cinemas, you'll find the same great free movie program for kids every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the Summer.
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Lakeland Flying Tigers Birthday Party

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

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!
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Summer Camp Guide Lakeland Winter Haven

Lakeland Mom’s 2019 Summer Camp Guide

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We've got the ULTIMATE list of summer camp options in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, and across Polk County, as well as some popular overnight camps in our area. Camp themes include Art, Sports, STEM, Preschool, Dance, Drama, Teens, VBS, and much more!
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Lakeland Swim Lessons Swimming for Kids

Lakeland & Polk County Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons for kids of all ages in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, Lake Wales & across Polk County. Find group lessons, private lessons, and survival swim.
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Shaded Playgrounds in Lakeland

The Best Shaded Playgrounds In and Around Lakeland

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!
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Lakeland Tropics Outdoor Soccer

Lakeland Tropics Outdoor Soccer – Summer Fun for the whole family

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!
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Hammock Hollow Children's Garden at Bok Tower Gardens

Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden at Bok Tower Gardens

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.
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Rotary Playground

Lakeland’s New Rotary Playground in Hernando’s Landing at Lake Parker

The Rotary Playground in Hernando's Landing at Lake Parker is open and it is AMAZING! With three different playground structures, a huge pirate ship, zip line type swings, parent/baby swings, and multiple other play items, this brand new playground in Lakeland will keep your kids exploring just like Hernando de Soto.
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