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Are you searching for a new and unique place to have a kids birthday party? Looking for entertainment or a mobile party to come to your house? Getting together for a team party? Need a room rental for a family celebration, bridal shower, or baby shower?
We’ve put together a list of everything related to birthday parties and events in Lakeland Florida and nearby areas – venues, party locations, entertainment, cakes, inflatables, rentals, and more. Our birthday party ideas will make planning kids parties and other party planning a breeze!
Family Fun Center of Lakeland is the best place for Family Fun and Entertainment in Lakeland, FL. We have everything! Tons of video and arcade games, Mini-golf, Laser Tag, Funtasia, Parties, and More! Book your next outing today or bring the family in to play!
Funtasia Soft Play
One of the largest soft play areas in the country, Funtasia is active entertainment for all of your little ones ages 12 & under! Your children will explore a 4 story maze of tunnels, tubes, slides, and obstacles. Kids will have a ball interacting with each other and finding their way though all of the fun activities.
Our arcade features over 100 video and redemption arcade games ranging from the classics like Pac-Man and Galaga, to the newest cutting edge games including Super Bikes 2, Crossy Road, Monster Drop, Spongebob Pinapple Arcade, and Big Buck Hunter. With such a large selection, we are sure to have a game you’ll love! We are adding new games all the time.
Our HUGE prize redemption counter has something for everyone.
Enjoy our 18 hole adventure golf course. Fully lit so you can play day or night! Golfers of ALL ages will enjoy competing on each of the par 2 holes along the way.
Cap’s Pizza Cafe
Pizza, chicken wings, pretzels, snacks, drinks, frozen treats, and more! Click here to see our menu.
Vault Assault & Beam Busters Lazer Maze
The Vault Assault Laser Maze Challenge is one of our newest attractions. It’s a thrill you just can’t experience anywhere else! Just like in the movies, crawl, jump, balance your way carefully through the lasers to get to the mission objectives on the other side of the room.
Our Laser Tag arena offers over 2200 square feet of heart thumping space. You can run but you cannot hide! As a member of the S.T.A.R.R. force team, your mission is to eliminate the mutant aliens before they escape the area 51 compound. You can compete one on one, or team up for capture the flag style play. Grab up to 14 of your friends and give it a try!
Birthday Parties & Team Celebrations
Family Fun Center is the perfect location for birthday parties, team parties, and other celebrations. Party Packages start at just $149 and can be customized with any of our attractions based on the age group of your party. All packages include pizza, drinks, and a birthday gift for the guest of honor. For your next birthday party, let Family Fun Center do the set-up, clean-up, and all the entertaining in between. All you need to bring is the cake and candles!
Sensational Sundays – Sensory Friendly Play
Sensational Sundays are an opportunity for families to play in Funtasia with the lights and noise turned down prior to opening to the general public, ideal for children who need a sensory friendly environment. Visit http://thefamilyfuncenter.com to get upcoming dates, held one Sunday a month.
Why measure fun by the hour? You tell us what your needs are. We offer the most unique selection of inflatables, water slides, tents, tables, chairs, movie screens, interactive games, dunk tanks, glitter tattoos, you name it – we rent it!
Rockin’ Bouncies is the S.A.F.E. choice!
Sanitized- all units are cleaned after use and sanitized upon arrival.
Accredited – aside from the œ licensed and Insured part, all employees are required to take an inflatable safety course.
Family- we put ALWAYS put your family wants and needs first.
Educated- we provide all staff with ongoing training daily!
Whether you’re having a small backyard birthday party or large community street festival, Rockin’ Bouncies has the experience and the inventory to make your event a success. Don’t settle for any less. Your family will thank you!
Explorations V Children’s Museum provides 3 floors of kid-powered, hands-on exhibits and mind-stretching programs in the arts and sciences to celebrate the five senses! Art and Science are the pathways for many learning concepts, freeing the child’s creativity and unleashing the power of play. The Museum was founded on the premise that children, like adults, use all five senses to explore and learn about the world around them, hence the V in our name.
The Second Floor includes a small children’s art gallery, interactive science components and brain-teasers as well as Temporary Exhibits located in the Dreamer’s Gallery.
The First Floor features Our Town including exhibits that offer action-packed opportunities for learning through the basics of music appreciation, art, theatre, math, science and history. The new Tot Spot is an engaging area designed especially for our youngest visitors.
The Lower Floor introduces children to local history and Our World through
O is for Oranges, from seed to Our World. Pick, pack, sort and slide in this
fanciful Florida orange grove that takes visitors on a journey of discovery to Asia, Africa, Australia and America.
Our newest exhibit gallery, the TOT SPOT is now open!
OTHER PROGRAMS – The Museum offers field trips, free tax preparation, summer camps, spring break camps, Financial Fitness for Families classes, tutoring and test prep, homeschool programs, and daily programs that are included with admission.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES – Host your party at the greatest place in town! Birthday Parties are held at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm during the day on Saturdays. Call to inquire about weekday party times. Party includes Use of a party room for 90 minutes, plus unlimited play in the Museum. Themed parties available including princess tea party, crazy chemistry, and art-rageous art. Details – https://explorationsv.com/parties/
Annual Memberships are the best way to enjoy Explorations V Children’s Museum all year long!
Are you up for a real-life escape challenge? Turn up the intensity and take on our high level games that will challenge the most hardcore game enthusiast! Downtown Lakeland’s most fun attraction for gamers, families, corporate team building, and adventurers. Each room holds up to 8 players.Get a group together, pick one of our themed escape room games, and get ready for an hour of puzzle-solving, mind-bending fun! Great for Birthday Parties, holiday parties, team building or any sort of reunion.
Lakeland Escape Room also has a party room for celebrating with cake and ice cream, lunch/dinner, etc.
Hours are as follows:
Monday – by appt. only
Tuesday – Thursday 4:30 pm – 10 pm
Friday 4:30 pm – midnight
Saturday 11 am – midnight
Sunday 12:00 pm – 8 pm
Escape Rooms are a fun, immersive, & entertaining indoor activity! Each of our escape rooms challenge your team to collaborate, communicate, & problem solve within a certain time limit, while still maintaining that sense of fun!
Located in Downtown Lakeland next door to Gent’s Classic Cuts, guests will be challenged in this new attraction by working together to find clues, solve puzzles, and decode locks that will free them from the escape room within the hour.
All of our Escape Rooms are Private and you can book a room with 2 guests up to 8 guests per escape room.
We have four different themed Escape Room games to choose from:
Antidote: You are a team of scientists that must find the antidote before total decontamination begins!
Budapest Express: Onboard the Budapest Express you and your team of detectives must solve the murder before the train stops!
Arizona Shootout: You and your team must find the outlaws before they escape to Mexico!
Lost City: You and your team are trapped in a lost temple and must find the treasure to Escape!
Great for your next birthday party, corporate team building, bachelor & bachelorette party, reunions, anniversary, holiday party! We also offer Group Event Packages that can include the use of our meeting room & outdoor patio. Catering & Bar options from local Downtown restaurants are also available upon request.
For more information on our Escape Rooms & Booking Times please visit our website or call us at (863)698-7329!
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO ESCAPE? BOOK AN ESCAPE ROOM TODAY!
Ultimate Dance Center (UDC), bringing you the BEST in DANCE since 2016, offers a standard of excellence in dance education not yet seen in Polk County. Our goal is to share & explore the art of dance while bringing people from the community together. We offer opportunity with a variety of styles for ALL ages 2-Adut and levels of experience that the whole family can enjoy. We are the Home ULTIMATE DANCE CENTER welcomes ALL!
UDC Kidz After School Pick Up Program is your answer to after school boredom blues, bringing the best in Dance to your child’s routine. Daily homework focus, tutoring & DANCE class everyday including Ballet, Technique, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap & Acrobat Arts. Call to join the pickup route & add your school – we’ll wait in the care line for you! Dance is proven to benefit growing minds with creativity & developmental perks while also building confidence. UDC Kidz runs Monday – Friday 2:30-6:30pm $80/Week or $55/Week with pickup only – Open Enrollment!
UDC offers the ONLY Homeschool DANCE Program ages 6 & Up, meeting Tuesday & Thursday mornings 9am-12Noon. Our Homeschool Program is Sunshine State Standard satisfying & creativity inspiring with DANCE classes offered including Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, Musical Theatre, & Acrobat Arts! The Homeschool students enjoy dance class, field trips, community engagement & recital!
Adult Social Dance classes Salsa, West Coast Swing, Belly Dance, Heels & Dance Fitness are just right for you! Adults can enjoy a fun workout while learning great steps in our social dance classes meeting throughout the week at 7pm.
Spring Break & Summer Dance Camps are the top choice for FUN! UDC offers all day activities, with art, yoga, dance & snacks call now to enroll!
Dreams Come True Entertainment is Central Florida’s original character entertainment company. We provide the highest quality authentic, fun, and unique character entertainment for all ages. We offer over 50 characters so we have something for everyone! We believe in giving you the most authentic, best and memorable event. Let us come make your next birthday, shower, corporate event or party unforgettable and give your event some character!
At Engineering For Kids of Central West Florida, we are very passionate and excited to be able to inspire the next generation of engineers by bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.A.M.), to children ages 4 to 14 in a FUN and CHALLENGING way through classes, after school programs, summer camps, clubs and parties.
Our young engineers have the opportunity to design, build, test, and refine their own creations in a safe and fun environment.
We offer the kinds of excellent programs for kids that parents look for:
- Camp programs
- After-school enrichment
- After-school enrichment located at your school!
- Evening & weekend classes
- Homeschool enrichment classes
- In-school field trips
- Clubs & competition groups
- Scout activities
- Corporate events
Family Martial Arts Center offers after-school care, summer camps and night class programs for all ages.
Our school strives to instill the basic life virtues of discipline, respect, integrity, and confidence. These qualities have been the foundation of the martial arts student since the beginning. The staff of Family Martial Arts Center helps reinforce each quality trait through Leading by Example. Our children of the future need positive role models that will set the right example. Our instructors make this the first priority.
No martial arts school is complete without the proper credentials. Family Martial Arts Center is proud to be part of the Victory Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan Association. This organization provides our school and instructors with authentic certification from Korea and the World TaeKwonDo Federation. Along with credentials, this association also provides instruction and training to the black belt instructors so that we may continue to provide outstanding instruction to your family.
Our programs include:
- Evening Classes
- Little Ninjas for ages 4 – 6
- After School Care – Monday-Friday from 2:30pm till 7:00pm
- Summer Camp
- Birthday Parties
- Holiday Camps
- School Holiday Camps – FMAC is open 7am – 7pm on School Holidays and a daily rate is available to families who just need a day here and there.
Skate World Lakeland is known for birthday parties for all ages, skating lessons, the Friday night hang out for preteens and teens, and a fun summer activity for camps, daycares and family get-togethers! No one can pass up Skate World’s $2 Tuesday, which includes $2 admission, $2 rentals, and $2 specials in the snack bar. Skate World also offers Christian Skate Nights throughout the year and hosts numerous church and school fundraisers. Skate World has donated tens of thousands of dollars to various non-for-profit organizations.
Have your next birthday celebration with us and make it easy on yourself, we set up, serve and clean up. Skate World have several packages to choose from and we offer a little something for everyone. You can reserve tables in our cafe area or have a semi private party in our VIP Glow Room or rent out the entire facility for a fun afternoon of celebrations! We make our own pizza, so it’s hot and fresh and offer a variety of food platters along with ice cold Pepsi products. We have a great selection of skates which serves as a great birthday present! The only thing you need to bring is the cake!
ABOUT SKATE WORLD:
Skate World is owned and operated by Chanel Bellotto, who is a 3rd generation skating rink operator. Her grandfather opened the 1st skating rink in Lakeland near the hospital in the early 70’s and her dad bought the rink from him in 1977, at its current location. Chanel took over in May of 2007, when her dad unexpectedly passed away from cancer. Chanel didn’t intend to keep the skating rink, but after running it for a few short months, she realized the opportunity she had to impact the lives of many children. She has spent the last several years renovating and remodeling to make the facility fun, safe and clean. Her latest and biggest improvement was installing the F.A.S.T. (Flat, Durable, Versatile, Jointless) floor system, which is the latest in skating floor technology. In addition, a VIP party room was created, new carpet and paint, lights and sound system, new skates and equipment.
The reason Skate World is open today and has survived 4 decades of transition, economic crises, and generations of families is because of customer service! Adonis (Chanel’s dad) was a man known for his generosity, kindness, patience, charisma and charm. He had fun with the kids at the birthday parties (you better watch out, if you were one of his repeat customers, you more than likely would end up with a little bit of cake smeared on your face!) or you might be embarrassed at how loud Happy Birthday could be sung! Adonis always had a bounce to his step and you would never know if he was having a bad day. He always had a smile on his face and he was known as a big brother and to many a 2nd dad. He had a heart of gold and deeply cared for each child that walked through the doors. Chanel continues to follow in his footsteps and continue his legacy and cannot emphasize enough importance on caring for these kids, showing and teaching them respect and providing a facility that is FUN, safe and clean!
Give your Child a Birthday to Remember at a Lakeland Flying Tigers Game!
A birthday at a Flying Tigers game is much more than just a day at the ballpark. Your child and his/her friends will get the royal treatment and experience exclusive birthday amenities only available with a party package.
Highlights include 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, a visit from Southpaw – the Flying Tigers Mascot, autographs and photos with a Flying Tigers player, and a personal party host to take care of all the party details.
Your party guests will enjoy the baseball game, chow down on traditional baseball fare of peanuts, popcorn and hot dogs (or pizza), and get to play in the Kids Zone inflatables. Your son or daughter AND their friends will have a memorable party they’ll be talking about for weeks!
The Lakeland Flying Tigers are the Single-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. They play at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium from April through September. Games are family-friendly with frequent promotions on tickets, food, drinks, and activities at the ball park.
We bring the party to you! Kick back and enjoy the party this year while our awesome staff take your event to the next level. We offer mobile entertainment solutions for any event. Planning that special birthday party? We have options for all ages! From our totally awesome Video Game Truck to an interactive mobile laser tag experience, S.A.F.E. Stickit Archery, Inflatable Axe Throwing, Pitchburst, Pony Hops, Glimmer Tattoos, Yard Games, Photo booths and more our event pros are ready to help you make your party unforgettable! We cater to any size event from small home parties to large festival and events. Be the rock-star of your PTA, best-mom-ever, family reunion superstar or work party dazzler this year. We’ve got you covered!
CLASSES – Karate Beyond offers a premier martial arts experience for ALL ages. Classes for Pre-K, Elementary, Teens and Adults. Self-defense, stress-relief, physical fitness, and character development through an evolving curriculum. Our mission is to enable students to become the best versions of themselves; physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
AFTER SCHOOL PICK UP – A super convenient service for busy parents! Karate Beyond picks up your child from their school and teaches them martial arts every day! Parents looking for Discipline, Focus, and Confidence in their children choose Karate Beyond!
SUMMER CAMP – The most action packed summer in Lakeland. Each week has a different theme and a variety of activities. Act now as spaces run out quickly.
BIRTHDAY PARTIES – Let Karate Beyond host the best birthday party your child has ever had. Curated games and activities for kids of all ages!
Enchanted Fairytale Hollow is a whimsical location full of fun and magic-perfect for your next event! Dreams Come True Entertainment – Central Florida’s best character entertainment company – now has a physical location for events and parties. Enchanted Fairytale Hollow will host monthly character events for children & families, be available for private character parties, and also be available as an event rental space. Let us help you make your next event UNFROGETTABLE! Opening November 2019.