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Ice Cream Sweet Treats

The Best Ice Cream, Cookies, Yogurt and Cupcakes in Lakeland {and beyond}

I scream, U scream, we all scream for ice cream! Cookies! Frozen yogurt! Gelato! Shaved Ice! Cupcakes! Find the best places for sweet eats and frozen treats in Lakeland and across Polk County.
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Family Board Games

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 family-friendly games both parents and kids will enjoy.
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HTeaO Lakeland: What's Your Flavor?

HTeaO Lakeland: What’s Your Flavor?

Serving 24 flavors of fresh brewed iced tea, HTeaO Lakeland has quickly become my favorite spot to treat myself to a beverage, and my family loves it too. Call it what you want – a tea bar, tea shop, or tea buffet – HTeaO has one focus: serving delicious iced tea.
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Summer Reading

2020 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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Free Summer Bowling in Winter Haven & Lake Wales

Free Summer Bowling in Winter Haven & Lake Wales

Have kids that love to bowl? FREE Summer Bowling at Cypress Lanes in Winter Haven and First Frame Bowl in Lake Wales. We've confirmed they are both open and accepting Kids Bowl Free passes for Summer 2020.
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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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Drive-Thru Safari Lakeland

Drive-thru Safari Tours now available in your own car at Safari Wilderness in Lakeland

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.
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What is Reopening in Lakeland

List of What is Open in the Lakeland Area – Updated 5/28

Florida is currently in Phase 1 of reopening the state. We've got a list that covers local trails, parks, schools, libraries, pools, attractions, theme parks, sports teams, beaches, and more to help you keep track of what is open and closed in Lakeland and Central Florida.
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Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse 2020 – $1 Kids Movies

Summer Movie Clubhouse - $1 Kids Movies at Cinemark Theatres! Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 9am during the summer months. 2020 dates coming soon.
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Regal Summer Movie Express 2019

Regal Summer Movie Express 2020 – $1 Kids Movies

Regal Summer Movie Express - $1 Kids Movies! Summer movie fun every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10am in Lake Wales / Winter Haven. 2020 Dates & Movies coming soon.
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Cobb Free Summer Movies 2020

2020 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. Now called CMX Cinemas, you'll find the same great free movie program for kids every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the Summer. 2020 Dates coming soon.
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UPick Blueberries Lakeland

U-Pick Blueberry Farms in Lakeland and Polk County

Blueberry picking has become an annual tradition in our house - check out this extensive list of local U-Pick farms, plus helpful tips for blueberry picking. Some U-Pick Blueberry farms are open now, and others are offering pre-picked blueberries for curbside pick up.
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Fun at Home

100+ Outdoor & Indoor Activities to Enjoy at Home During Coronavirus Closures

As we all do our part to stay home and stay healthy, we’ve got a list of over 100 activities you can enjoy at home – both indoors and outdoors. Ideas to play like a kid again, bake, play games, get crafty, learn online, read, and more.
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Things to Do in Lakeland FL Next Week

Best Things to Do Next Week

Find the best things to do next week in Lakeland, FL and Polk County. Free events, family friendly things to do, kids activities, festivals, and more. 
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Things to Do in Lakeland FL This Weekend

Best Things to Do This Weekend

Find the best things to do this weekend in Lakeland, FL and Polk County. Free events, family friendly things to do, kids activities, festivals, and more. 
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Things to Do in Lakeland FL This Week

Best Things to Do This Week

Find the best things to do this week in Lakeland, FL and Polk County. Free events, family friendly things to do, kids activities, festivals, and more. 
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Friends of Bonnet Springs Park Lakeland

Become a Founding Friend of Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland

/ Homepage, Outdoor Fun, Things to Do
Interested in being part of Lakeland's brand new place to play? Bonnet Springs Park is opening in 2021 and will be a place to escape, engage, and explore. Learn more about this exciting new park and find out how you can become a Founding Friend of Bonnet Springs Park.
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Lakeland Magic

Sign Kids Up for On-Court Appearance with the Lakeland Magic on March 12

Lakeland Mom is teaming up with Lakeland Electric and the Lakeland Magic to give kids an opportunity to be on the court with the players and feel like part of the game! Sign up to participate on Thursday, March 12 during Lakeland Swans Night.
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March Top 10 Lakeland Polk County

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

Spring is in the air which means an abundance of events on the calendar. This is one of our favorite months to get out of the house and enjoy community activities and make family memories. Check out our list of things to do in March in Lakeland and across Polk County.
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Family Fun Center Funtasia

Sensational Sundays – Sensory Friendly Fun at Family Fun Center in Lakeland

Sensational Sunday is a sensory friendly time for special needs children and families to visit the Family Fun Center’s Funtasia play area before opening. Parents of special needs children can relax knowing they are among friends.
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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, 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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Top 10 Things to Do in January in Lakeland & Polk County

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

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January kicks off the spring season with many of our favorite annual events! 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 January Top 10 for Lakeland and Polk County.
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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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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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Best Events in Lakeland November (3)

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

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The holiday season is in full swing in November! 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 November Top 10 for Lakeland and Polk County.
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Thanksgiving Break Camp Lakeland

Thanksgiving Break Camps in Lakeland

/ Camps, November, Things to Do
If you're looking for camps for Thanksgiving Break, activities to keep your kids busy, or you need childcare while you're working that week, we've got a list of Thanksgiving Break camps in Lakeland and across Polk County.
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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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Downtown Lakeland FL Farmers Market

Family Fun in Lakeland – Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market

The Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a treat for the eyes, ears, and tastebuds with 50+ vendors each week. Whether you’re new in town or Lakeland has been home for as long as you can remember, the Market is a great way to get out with your family and experience the heartbeat of our wonderful community.
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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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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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Farmer's Markets U-Pick Farms (2)

Farmers Markets in Polk County

Get details on weekly Farmers Markets in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, Lake Wales, and across Polk County where you can find fresh produce and local goods.
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Labor Day Weekend Lakeland

Things to Do for Labor Day Weekend in & around Lakeland

/ Indoor Fun, Outdoor Fun, Things to Do
The Ultimate Labor Day Weekend Guide for Lakeland & Polk County. Discounts, events, activities, & things to do with kids this weekend out and about around town.
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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 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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10 Places to Enjoy a Picnic in Lakeland

10 Places to Enjoy a Picnic in Lakeland

Enjoying an outdoor picnic is an ideal family activity for all ages. Here are our picks for 10 perfect picnic spots in Lakeland, many with picnic tables and a playground or other option for outdoor fun nearby.
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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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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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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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SUN n FUN Blue Angels 2019

SUN ‘n FUN is Kid-Friendly FUN – Tips for taking kids to Lakeland’s Annual Fly-In

The SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, held in Lakeland from April 2 - 7 , 2019, is the perfect way to introduce children to the world of aviation. Read our tips for attending with kids! Ages 6 & under are FREE every day at SUN 'n FUN, plus Florida Resident Deals on Saturday and Sunday.
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Spring Break Lakeland

100+ FREE {or cheap} Things To Do During Spring Break in Lakeland

Staying local for Spring Break? We guarantee you'll find plenty of kid friendly fun on our list of over 100 events & activities in Lakeland and Polk County.
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Lakeland Coffee Shops

A Lakeland Coffee Tour

The idea of coffee and community go hand in hand — enjoying a cup is as much about getting a much-needed boost as it is finding an opportunity to connect with other people, share stories, and try new things. Lakeland is full of amazing coffee options that are guaranteed to give you a delicious jumpstart and keep you going, all while knowing you’re supporting our local economy and building our community.
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Baby, Toddler & Preschool Activity Guide

Preschooler & Toddler Activity Guide

Whether you're looking for the opportunity to socialize with other moms, a place for your toddler to use up some energy, or a weekly activity to get you out of the house, you'll find something on our list.
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Moms Night Out Lakeland (1)

Mom’s Night (or Day) Out – Lakeland Style

A break. A pause. A breather. Call it what you will, but many of us moms can’t recall the last time we had some real “me” time. We've taken the stress out of planning and created a list of fun, relaxing activities you can do locally that won’t break the bank and help you enjoy a well-deserved "mom break."
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Explorations V Children's Museum

Explorations V Children’s Museum reveals plans for new facility

/ Homepage, Indoor Fun, Things to Do
Explorations V Children’s Museum has been named the anchor institution at the new Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland. This means Explorations V will be moving and we will have a brand new children’s museum for families in Lakeland and Polk County in the next 2-3 years!
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