Guide to Lakeland

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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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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 - July 31, 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!

FREE Admission to Bok Tower Gardens on May 18 for National Public Gardens Day

May 6, 2019|Family Friendly Events, Freebies & Deals, Fun Around Florida - Day Trips, Outdoor Fun|

On Saturday, May 18, 2019 your whole family can visit Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, FL for FREE as part of National Public Gardens Day. Click here to claim your free voucher to this Polk County landmark.

Polk Museum of Art presents Mayfaire by-the-Lake – a Family-Friendly Lakeland Tradition

May 1, 2019|Easter & Spring, Family Friendly Events|

Citizens Bank & Trust Mayfaire by-the-Lake presented by the Polk Museum of Art is an annual outdoor art festival in Lakeland, FL that has something for everyone! Family-friendly event with a children's art tent, performances, amazing artwork, and more. Read tips for taking kids. May 11 - 12, 2019.

Swimming Pools & Splash Pads in Lakeland and Polk County

May 1, 2019|Outdoor Fun, Summer Fun, Things to Do|

There is nothing better than a dip in the pool to beat the Florida heat! We've got plenty of local swimming pools and splash pads here in Lakeland and across Polk County that are open to the public. Find a place to get wet and cool off this summer.

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