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If you’re new to Lakeland or Polk County, new to being a mom in Lakeland, OR just new to Lakeland Mom, our Guide to Lakeland is a great starting point.

All of our year-round posts are listed right here so you can find anything and everything you’re searching for!  With information on indoor fun, local playgrounds, education options, seasonal fun, and much more, we’ve got the scoop on events and activities for families and kids in Lakeland. Check back regularly, we are adding new info weekly!

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Family Friendly Valentine’s Themed Events & Kids Activities

January 16, 2020|Easter & Spring, Family Friendly Events|

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.

Polk County Sheriff’s FREE Women’s Self Defense & Personal Safety Class

January 15, 2020|Classes & Lessons, Motherhood & Parenting|

In 2020, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will have even MORE opportunities for women ages 13 & up to learn how to defend themselves through the FREE Women’s Basic Self Defense and Personal Safety Class offered twice each month.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Offering FREE Teen Driver Challenge Program

January 14, 2020|Classes & Lessons, Motherhood & Parenting|

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Polk County School Board, are working to prepare our teens for safe driving. The Teen Driver Challenge is a FREE program offered to Polk County’s teens - find out how to register.

U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Lakeland, Plant City, & Across Central Florida

January 7, 2020|Easter & Spring, Food & Dining, Outdoor Fun, U-Pick Farms & Farmers Markets|

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.

It’s BBQ Festival Season in Polk County

January 7, 2020|Easter & Spring, Family Friendly Events, Food & Dining|

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.

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Preschooler Pass – FREE Admission for ages 4 & Under in 2020

January 2, 2020|Freebies & Deals, Fun Around Florida - Day Trips, Outdoor Fun|

In 2020, kids 4 and younger get into LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park & Water Park for FREE! Find out how to get your FREE Preschooler Pass and have some theme park fun.

Busch Gardens & Adventure Island Preschool Pass – FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under in 2020

January 2, 2020|Freebies & Deals, Fun Around Florida - Day Trips|

In 2020, kids 5 and younger get into Busch Gardens Tampa AND Adventure Island Water Park for FREE! Sign up today to get your FREE Preschool Pass and have some theme park fun.

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

December 17, 2019|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.

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

December 12, 2019|Christmas & Holiday, Family Friendly Events|

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!

Christmas Giving Opportunities & Toy Donation Needs in the Lakeland Area

December 1, 2019|Christmas & Holiday, Lakeland Gives Back, Volunteer & Donate|

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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