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

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.

An Evening of Hope & Healing with Dr. Alan Wolfelt: Coping With Loss & Grief – Oct. 30

October 11, 2018|Health & Fitness, Support Groups & Social Groups|

If you are coping with grief and loss, or want to help a loved one, make plans to attend this FREE event on Tuesday, October 30 to learn about the normal, necessary process of grief and mourning that comes before hope and healing.

Fall Family Fun: Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida

October 8, 2018|Fall & Halloween, Family Friendly Events|

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is a Halloween Party built for kids! Festivities include live shows, a trick-or-treat trail, character meet & greets, LEGO® builds, fireworks, and more. ALL of the activities are included in a regular LEGOLAND® Florida admission ticket.

Trunk or Treat Activities, Fall Festivals, & Single Day Halloween Events

September 24, 2018|Fall & Halloween, Family Friendly Events, Things to Do|

Trunk or Treating, Carnivals, Hayrides, Halloween Movies, Fall Festivals & more – with over 30 Fall and Halloween events happening this month, there is something for everyone on our calendar in October!

Corn Mazes, Farms, & Pumpkin Festivals in Lakeland and Central Florida

September 24, 2018|Fall & Halloween, Family Friendly Events, Things to Do|

Looking to explore a corn maze, working farm, or just get outside for a fall afternoon? We've got a list of corn mazes and pumpkin festivals happening in Lakeland and nearby areas.

Florida Dance Theatre to host Pirate Party and performance of Peter Pan

September 16, 2018|Family Friendly Events, Movies, Music, & Live Performances|

Florida Dance Theatre is hosting two exciting family friendly events in September that you don’t want to miss! Get details on the Pirate Party with Peter Pan and his Neverland friends at Explorations V Children’s Museum, and a one night only performance of Peter Pan in collaboration with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra.

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