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

The Best Neighborhood Christmas Lights and Holiday Displays in Lakeland

November 17, 2018|Christmas & Holiday, Family Friendly Events|

Find the best neighborhood Christmas Light displays and community lights around Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry, and Plant City. Includes a map you can customize for your own Christmas light driving tour!

Santa’s Calling! Sign your child up for a phone call from Santa on December 11

November 17, 2018|Christmas & Holiday, Freebies & Deals|

The City of Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department has made arrangements for Santa to telephone your elementary school-aged children this December. Click to learn more and sign up before the deadline.

Christmas Giving Opportunities & Toy Donation Needs in the Lakeland Area

November 16, 2018|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.

Christmas Activities & Holiday Day Trips in Central Florida: Plant City, Tampa & Orlando

November 15, 2018|Christmas & Holiday, Fun Around Florida - Day Trips|

Whether it's a fun family outing or an "experience" Christmas gift, we've got a list of special events and activities happening in Plant City, Tampa and Orlando this holiday season where you can make memories!

Santa Photos and Breakfast with Santa Events in Lakeland & Polk County

November 3, 2018|Christmas & Holiday, Family Friendly Events|

Whether you’re looking for a great Santa photo in Lakeland, or your kids prefer to admire Santa from afar, we’ve got photo locations, Breakfast with Santa, and other events where he can be found!

2018 Lakeland Christmas Parade & Holiday Parades Across Polk County

November 3, 2018|Christmas & Holiday, Family Friendly Events|

There’s nothing like a festive Christmas Parade to make you feel like a kid again! Head out to the Lakeland Christmas Parade or another Polk County Parade for a night of family fun with floats, bands, entertainment, and SANTA.

Christmas Concerts, Holiday Shows & Live Performances In & Around Lakeland

November 3, 2018|Christmas & Holiday, Movies, Music, & Live Performances|

Christmas concerts, holiday shows, Christmas plays, holiday galas, orchestra performances and live music to get you in the holiday spirit! Incuding The Nutcracker, A Christmas Story, and more.

Lakeland Gives Back: VISTE – Volunteers In Service To The Elderly

November 2, 2018|Lakeland Gives Back, Volunteer & Donate|

Volunteers in Service to the Elderly - VISTE Lakeland - enables frail elderly persons to continue living independently and safely in their own homes. Find out how you can volunteer or donate and support this organization.

Lakeland Gives Back: Volunteer Opportunities and Donation Needs at Local Non-Profits

November 1, 2018|Christmas & Holiday, Volunteer & Donate|

Learn about volunteer opportunities and donation needs in the Lakeland area. Find out about non-profits in our community serving seniors, kids in foster care, at-risk teens, and more.

Lakeland Area Family Photographers Guide

October 30, 2018|Birthday Party & Event Planning, Motherhood & Parenting|

Pregnancy portraits, newborn photos, first birthdays, family pictures… a great photographer can capture your family’s most precious moments. We’ve put together a Guide to help you find the right photographer to tell your family story.

Night To Shine: Polk County’s Special Needs Prom at First Presbyterian Church

October 28, 2018|Lakeland Gives Back, Special Needs, Volunteer & Donate|

On Friday, February 8, 2019, Lakeland will host Night to Shine - a prom night event for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. Learn how you can be involved as a guest, a volunteer, or supporter.

Upcoming Halloween, Thanksgiving, & Holiday Fun at Explorations V Children’s Museum

October 22, 2018|Christmas & Holiday, Classes & Lessons, Fall & Halloween, Indoor Fun, Things to Do|

Explorations V Children’s Museum has a calendar full of kid-friendly fun happening in October, November and December. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of Boo Bash, Kidsgiving, Pennies for Play, Blast Off, Try It, and many other special events planned just for YOU.

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