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.
The Lakeland Tropics Soccer Team is a member of the USL Premier Development League. They play games outdoors at Bryant Stadium in Lakeland from May – July.
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
The Polk Museum of Art is the largest and the only nationally accredited visual arts organization in Polk County and has been a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum since 2010. The museum offers workshops and classes for teens and adults, after school art for children, weekend workshops, spring break camp, summer camp, and the annual Mayfaire by the Lake.
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!
Florida Tropics SC are a professional indoor soccer team that play at the RP Funding Center in the Major Arena Soccer League. To purchase tickets, call 863-240-0101 or visit our website at http://www.fltropics.com/.
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.
The Lakeland Public Library is a member of the Polk County Library Cooperative, an inter local agreement between 13 municipalities with public libraries and the Board of County Commissioners, enabling all residents of the county, including those in the unincorporated area to have library services. Check out their fantastic programming for adults and children, including storytime, writing club for teens, children’s theatre, technology programs, summer programs, and more! Visit the website to see a full list of upcoming programs. You can also find them all on our calendar at www.lakelandmom.com/calendar.
This playground got a complete makeover in 2016. Structures for kids of all ages, plus a parent/baby swing, 4 person see-saw, and lots of rope climbing areas. Park also includes sports fields and skate park. Great shaded playground!
Restrooms – Yes
Fenced in – Only partially, fence along parking lot and lake. Other two sides bordered by baseball fields.
Pavilions – None nearby, a few picnic tables
Read more in our recent review of Lakeland’s Best Shaded Playgrounds – https://lakelandmom.com/lakeland-playgrounds-with-shade/
Lakeland area playground on Edgewood Drive, just 1/2 mile east of Common Ground Playground. There are swings, multiple slides, a large playground, and a large grassy field. Shaded during the morning hours. No designated parking, find a spot along Phyllis St.
Restrooms – No
Fenced in – Yes but with openings in the fence, no gates. One side does border a busy road (Edgewood) but it is a good distance away from the playground.
Pavilions – No, there are a few picnic tables and a small grill
This neighborhood playground is almost completely shaded AND fenced in! Two structures with slides, plus swings, along with a large grassy area next to the playground. No bathrooms on site, and no designated parking lot – simply find a spot along the road.
Restrooms – No
Fenced in – Yes but there is not a gate at the entrance
Pavilions – No
See a full list of the Best Shaded Playgrounds in Lakeland – https://lakelandmom.com/lakeland-playgrounds-with-shade/
Playground with plenty of pavilions and picnic tables nearby for a party or just to sit and enjoy the shade!
This playground is located at the back of the baseball fields at Peterson Park, turn at the YMCA on Cleveland Heights and follow the road back until it starts to turn left. Playground is to the right. There is also a great nature boardwalk and walking trails in the area.
Restrooms – Yes
Fenced – No
Pavilions – Yes, there are multiple pavilions near the playground, all are first come first serve. There is also a large screened pavilion at the back of Peterson Park with a large grassy field, it is not within sight of the playground (but technically walking distance). For more information on the large pavilion rental visit http://www.lakelandgov.net/departments/parks-recreation/reservations-rentals/.
This State Park north of Lakeland offers over 12 miles of beautiful, multi-use trails which make for great horse-back riding, hiking and biking opportunities. These trails meander through the pine flatwoods around cypress domes, bottomland forest and past open pastures.
While out on the trails you may come across some native wildlife including Bald Eagle, Eastern Bluebird, White-tailed Deer, Bobcat, River Otter and Sherman’s Fox Squirrel. During a year-long survey for birds and butterflies in 2007, 150 bird species and 79 butterfly species were observed. So be sure to bring a camera along with you because you never know what you might see!
A primitive group camping area for organized youth groups is available as well as primitive back-pack camps. Reservations are required.
Fishing is available at the three lakes between the two day use areas. Some of the species anglers might catch include catfish, sunshine bass, bream, bluegill, shell-cracker and largemouth bass. Visitors may bank fish or use the fishing pier which extends 75 feet out into Mac Lake. Small boats may be hand launched but gas propelled motors are prohibited.
24,000 square foot skate park with 4 main skating areas. Lakeland Skate Park is for skate boards and inline skaters only. NO BIKES or motorized vehicles are allowed in the park. Onsite adult supervision is required for all skaters under the age of 12. Helmets and pads are required for anyone under the age of 18. This skate park is UNSUPERVISED all users assume full risk in entering this facility.