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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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Lakeland to host Up Up & Away Florida Hot Air Balloon Festival {TICKET GIVEAWAY!}

February 19, 2020|Easter & Spring, Family Friendly Events|

Make plans to attend Lakeland’s newest event - Up Up & Away Florida - a hot air balloon festival at the SUN ‘n FUN campus from February 28 – March 1, 2020. Colorful balloon glows, balloon launches, tethered balloon rides, live music, food and beverage options, helicopter rides, kids zone, and more.

2020 Spring Break Camp Guide for Lakeland Area Kids

February 13, 2020|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!

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

February 11, 2020|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.

Community Carnival at Resurrection Catholic Church & School – Feb. 20-23

January 30, 2020|Family Friendly Events, Giveaways|

Join Resurrection Catholic Church & School for their Annual Community Carnival happening February 20 – 23. Professional rides, all of your favorite carnival food, traditional midway games, kids activities, and MORE! Family-friendly and open to the public.

What families love about Dr. Erin & Pediatric Dentistry of Lakeland

January 28, 2020|Health & Fitness, Motherhood & Parenting|

Ask any group of Lakeland Moms for a recommendation for a pediatric dentist, and the name “Dr. Erin” will come up over and over again! Learn what families love about Pediatric Dentistry of Lakeland and why Dr. Erin is a favorite kids dentist in our community.

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

January 22, 2020|Family Friendly Events, Freebies & Deals, Health & Fitness|

The Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run celebrates its 6th Anniversary this year, and we've got two exclusive discount codes for Lakeland Mom readers.

Family Friendly 5K Races and Kids Fun Runs in the Lakeland area

January 21, 2020|Easter & Spring, Family Friendly Events, Health & Fitness|

With year-round sunshine here in Central Florida, you can find an abundance of 5k races, 10k races, and Fun Runs throughout the year! Check our list of upcoming family-friendly races and kids fun runs in Lakeland, Winter Haven & across Polk County.

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.

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