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

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.

2019 Cobb FREE Summer Movies in Lakeland and Winter Haven (now CMX Cinemas)

April 22, 2019|Indoor Fun, Movies, Music, & Live Performances, Summer Fun, Things to Do|

Take a break from the heat and check out Cobb Theatres FREE Kids Summer Movies in Lakeland or Winter Haven this year! Now called CMX Cinemas, you'll find the same great free movie program for kids every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the Summer.

Lakeland Regional Health Offers a Personalized Childbirth Experience with new changes in Labor & Delivery

April 17, 2019|Health & Fitness, Motherhood & Parenting, Pregnancy & Babies|

Lakeland Regional Health provides moms with the opportunity to create a personalized birth experience. Learn more about the variety of birthing options and labor tools in the new Pavilion for Women & Children.

U-Pick Peach Farms in Lakeland, Polk County, & Across Central Florida

April 13, 2019|Easter & Spring, Outdoor Fun, U-Pick Farms & Farmers Markets|

If you're looking for a fun activity to do with kids, picking your own fruit is a great way to have fun AND teach them about where our food comes from. Find local U-Pick Peach Farms open April - June in Lakeland, Polk County & Central Florida.

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

April 9, 2019|Birthday Party & Event Planning, Outdoor Fun, Sponsored, Summer Fun|

Celebrate your child’s birthday at a Lakeland Flying Tigers Game! Your child will feel like a major leaguer with party highlights including a group photo on the field, your son or daughter throwing out a ceremonial first pitch, a welcome on the loudspeaker and name up on the videoboard, photos and autographs with a Flying Tigers player, and much more!

Junior League World Of Reading Festival – FREE Community Event on April 13

March 28, 2019|Easter & Spring, Family Friendly Events|

The Junior League will host the annual World Of Reading Festival in Barnett Park Saturday, April 13 from 9am-1pm. This is a FREE event open to families and kids of all ages. Crafts, balloon artists, face painters, Jack Hartmann, kids activities, free books, snacks and drinks, and a chance to meet a Featured Author.

SUN ‘n FUN is Kid-Friendly FUN – Tips for taking kids to Lakeland’s Annual Fly-In

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

The SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In, held in Lakeland from April 2 - 7 , 2019, is the perfect way to introduce children to the world of aviation. Read our tips for attending with kids! Ages 6 & under are FREE every day at SUN 'n FUN, plus Florida Resident Deals on Saturday and Sunday.

U-Pick Blueberry Farms in Lakeland and Polk County

March 26, 2019|Easter & Spring, Outdoor Fun, Things to Do, U-Pick Farms & Farmers Markets|

Blueberry picking has become an annual tradition in our house - check out this extensive list of local U-Pick farms, plus some helpful tips! U-Pick Blueberry farms should open starting the first or second week of April 2019.

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