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

Enter Your Child to WIN an on court appearance with the Lakeland Magic

March 14, 2019|Family Friendly Events, Sports, Things to Do|

Enter your child to be an Anthem Buddy with the Lakeland Magic, compliments of Lakeland Electric on Customer Appreciation Night! Friday, March 22 at 6:30pm. Free tickets, Lakeland Electric giveaways, and more.

Polk Museum of Art to host La Francophonie Day Celebration on March 23

March 7, 2019|Family Friendly Events|

To honor the French language and culture during the internationally recognized La Francophonie month of March, the Polk Museum of Art is hosting a free-of-charge La Francophonie Celebration on Saturday, March 23, from 12-4 pm. This is a family friendly event with fun for all ages honoring the internationally recognized day to celebrate French language and culture.

31+ Things to Do in March in Lakeland & Polk County

February 27, 2019|Easter & Spring, Family Friendly Events, Things to Do|

Spring is in the air which means an abundance of events on the calendar. This is one of our favorite months to get out of the house and enjoy community activities and make family memories. Check out our list of things to do in March in Lakeland and across Polk County.

Children’s Anxiety & Depression: When Medicine, Periodic Therapy, and Consistent Parenting Aren’t Enough

February 26, 2019|Guest Post, Health & Fitness, Motherhood & Parenting|

A local mom shares her journey through her son's battle with severe anxiety, including the signs that led them to seek treatment beyond medicine and periodic therapy. If you are worried about your own son or daughter's anxiety or depression, you are not alone.

Family Fundamentals is Moving to the 3rd Floor of Explorations V Children’s Museum

February 25, 2019|Classes & Lessons, Education, Indoor Fun|

Family Fundamentals is moving! Beginning March 4, 2019, all classes and parent resources will be on the 3rd floor of Explorations V Children's Museum in Downtown Lakeland. Learn more about Family Fundamentals' FREE weekly classes for kids ages 0-5.

10 Great Ways to Meet Mom Friends in the Lakeland Area

February 21, 2019|Indoor Fun, Motherhood & Parenting, Outdoor Fun, Pregnancy & Babies, Support Groups & Social Groups|

Making mom friends is intimidating. And hard. And often outside our comfort zone. But we all need friends through this journey of motherhood, so we are here to help with a few encouraging tips and a list of actual local places where moms congregate and your newest mom friend might be waiting.

A Lakeland Coffee Tour

February 20, 2019|Food & Dining, Motherhood & Parenting, Things to Do|

The idea of coffee and community go hand in hand — enjoying a cup is as much about getting a much-needed boost as it is finding an opportunity to connect with other people, share stories, and try new things. Lakeland is full of amazing coffee options that are guaranteed to give you a delicious jumpstart and keep you going, all while knowing you’re supporting our local economy and building our community.

2019 Spring Break Camp Guide for Lakeland Area Kids

February 7, 2019|Camps, Easter & Spring|

Whether you are looking for a full-day/all-week camp for your kids to attend, or an activity to get the kids out of the house for a few hours each day, Lakeland Mom's Spring Break Camp Guide has you covered. Find camps for art, gymnastics, sports, scuba, cooking, day camp & more on our list!

Mardi Gras Community Carnival at Resurrection Catholic Church & School – Feb. 21-24

February 5, 2019|Family Friendly Events, Giveaways|

Join Resurrection Catholic Church & School for their Annual Community Carnival happening February 21 – 24. Professional rides, all of your favorite carnival food, traditional midway games, kids activities, and MORE! Family friendly and open to the public. Win a pair of ride armbands!

Family Friendly Valentine’s Themed Events & Kids Activities

January 29, 2019|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.

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

January 21, 2019|Indoor Fun, Special Needs, Things to Do|

Sensational Sunday is a sensory friendly time for special needs children and families to visit the Family Fun Center’s Funtasia play area before opening. Parents of special needs children can relax knowing they are among friends.

Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run – Limited Time Discount Codes

January 17, 2019|Family Friendly Events, Freebies & Deals, Health & Fitness|

The Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run celebrates it's 5th Anniversary this year, and we've got two exclusive discount codes for Lakeland Mom readers through January 31.

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