Guide to Lakeland

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All of our year-round posts are listed right here in the Guide to Lakeland 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!

Birthdays

The ULTIMATE Birthday Party Guide to Lakeland

Local Birthday Freebies in Lakeland & Polk County

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

Fat Chihuahua Entertainment – Mobile Party & Event Entertainment

Baby & Toddler Activities

Activities for Babies, Preschoolers, Toddlers and Moms

Classes & Lessons

Lakeland & Polk County Swimming Lessons

Central Florida Athletics: Cheerleading, Gymnastics, Tumbling & more

Education

Polk County School Choice Options – Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies & more

Polk County’s FREE VPK Program – With New Delayed Enrollment For Later Birthdates

2018 – 2019 Polk County School Calendar

Guide to After School Programs in Lakeland

Get Personalized School Swag from Prep Sportswear – Hats, Shirts, Backpacks & more

Teacher Appreciation Gifts… what to buy and what to avoid

Education – Schools & Tutoring / Test Prep

Huntington Learning Center: Personalized Tutoring Services & Test Prep in Lakeland

Lakeland Mom looks at All Saints Academy

Crossroads Christian School provides a Personalized Education Focus for Grades K-12

Kid Friendly Eats

Kids Eat Free Guide

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

Parks, Playgrounds & Outdoor Activities

The Rotary Playground in Hernando’s Landing at Lake Parker

The Best Shaded Playgrounds in and around Lakeland

Pools, Splash Pads and Water Parks in Lakeland and Polk County

Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden at Bok Tower Gardens

Parenting & Things for Mom

Our Top 10 Favorite Family Board Games

75+ Ideas for Fun at Home

Guide to Local Direct Sales Consultants & Mom-Run Businesses

Pregnancy & Baby

Our Tour of the Carol Jenkins Barnett Pavilion for Women & Children at Lakeland Regional Health

Special Needs & Special Kids

Sensory Friendly & Special Needs Activities in Lakeland & Central Florida

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

U-Pick Farms & Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets in Polk County

U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Central Florida

U-Pick Blueberry Farms in Lakeland & Polk County

Seasonal

Spring & Easter

Summer

Summer Camp Guide

Fall & Halloween

Christmas & Holidays

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CATEGORIES

Ask the Experts: Q & A with Lakeland Regional Health Pediatricians

June 20, 2019|Health & Fitness, Motherhood & Parenting, Pregnancy & Babies|

“What would you ask your pediatrician if you could sit and have an extended chat with them?” We asked, you answered, and now we are getting answers for you! Read our Q&A session with Dr. Janelle Lee and Dr. Maria Martinez-Ramos, pediatricians from Lakeland Regional Health.

10 Fun & Free Kids Car Games for your next Family Road Trip

June 17, 2019|Fun Around Florida - Day Trips, Motherhood & Parenting, Summer Fun, Travel|

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.

Florida Attraction Discounts & Deals – Theme Parks, Family Activities, Dinner Shows, & more

June 13, 2019|Freebies & Deals, Fun Around Florida - Day Trips, Summer Fun|

Find deals on top attractions such as Busch Gardens, Sea World, Aquatica, Blue Man Group, LEGOLAND Florida, Bok Tower Gardens, and more.

Summer BreakSpot – Free Meals for Kids 18 & under during the Summer

May 29, 2019|Freebies & Deals, Summer Fun|

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.

Scott Orthodontics – The Smile Specialists in Lakeland & Winter Haven

May 22, 2019|Health & Fitness, Motherhood & Parenting|

Is a visit to the orthodontist in your future? Whether you have concerns about your child’s teeth or jaw alignment, or are considering treatment as an adult, Scott Orthodontics can provide you with the compassionate and individualized care you and your family deserve.

Center for Fetal Care at Lakeland Regional Health: Providing specialized care for high-risk pregnancies

May 21, 2019|Health & Fitness, Motherhood & Parenting, Pregnancy & Babies|

For expecting women who are more likely to develop problems during pregnancy, the doctors at the Center for Fetal Care at Lakeland Regional Health can provide the reassurance and additional care you need to help guide you through a healthy pregnancy and delivery.

Finding Financial Aid for College or Career School

May 20, 2019|Education, Motherhood & Parenting|

One of the biggest barriers for most of us, and our kids, when it comes to higher education is the cost. We hear the phrase “financial aid is available” but we’re often not sure where to start. Learn where you can find financial aid for college and career schools.

College Bound: Lakeland Style – Colleges & Technical Schools in Lakeland

May 20, 2019|Education, Motherhood & Parenting|

If you or your child are considering continuing your education, good news! We have some pretty incredible schooling options right here in Polk County, so you can head to class not too far from home. Learn more about places to earn an associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree, as well as certification programs.

Our Top 10 Favorite Family Board Games

May 16, 2019|Christmas & Holiday, Education, Summer Fun, Things to Do|

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.

Free and $1 Summer Movies in Lakeland and Winter Haven

May 16, 2019|Indoor Fun, Movies, Music, & Live Performances, Summer Fun|

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!

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

May 15, 2019|Indoor Fun, Movies, Music, & Live Performances, Summer Fun, Things to Do|

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

Replay Lakeland: Upscape Kids Resale & Unique Boutique

May 13, 2019|Motherhood & Parenting, Pregnancy & Babies|

Replay Lakeland is Lakeland’s new Upscale Kids Resale store. They have a fantastic selection of baby and kids clothing, shoes, toys, books, baby gear, Tula carriers, teething oil, maternity wear, diaper bags, and more. All items 40 – 50% off retail price!

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