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

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.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Offering FREE Teen Driver Challenge Program

January 16, 2019|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 10, 2019|Easter & Spring, 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.

LEGOLAND® Florida Resort Preschooler Pass – FREE Admission for ages 4 & Under in 2019

January 3, 2019|Freebies & Deals, Fun Around Florida - Day Trips, Outdoor Fun|

In 2019, kids 4 and younger get into LEGOLAND Florida Theme Park & Water Park for FREE! Find out how to get your FREE Preschooler Pass and have some theme park fun.

Where to Donate Gently Used Toys, Clothing, Household Items, and more

December 28, 2018|Motherhood & Parenting, Volunteer & Donate|

Are you feeling the post-Christmas urge to purge?? Trying to get your house cleaned out and organized for the new year ahead? We’ve got a list of places to take your gently used and brand new items where they will be reused or resold to support a specific cause.

Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Lakeland, Tampa & Orlando

December 17, 2018|Christmas & Holiday, Family Friendly Events|

Wondering where you can ring in 2019 with the kids? We've rounded up a list of family-friendly New Year’s Eve events in Lakeland and across Central Florida. Whether you celebrate at 12pm or 12am, send 2018 out with a bang!

Experience Gift Ideas (that don’t take up space!)

December 14, 2018|Christmas & Holiday, Fun Around Florida - Day Trips, Things to Do|

Check out our list of experience gifts that don’t take up space or add to the clutter in your house! These are performances, tickets, and experiences that will bring smiles, build up families, and won’t end up in a donation bin.

Mom’s Night (or Day) Out – Lakeland Style

December 6, 2018|Motherhood & Parenting, Things to Do|

A break. A pause. A breather. Call it what you will, but many of us moms can’t recall the last time we had some real “me” time. We've taken the stress out of planning and created a list of fun, relaxing activities you can do locally that won’t break the bank and help you enjoy a well-deserved "mom break."

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