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Baby, Toddler & Preschool Activity Guide

Preschooler & Toddler Activity Guide

Looking for an activity your toddler or preschooler will enjoy? We’ve compiled a list of activities and classes in the Lakeland area specially designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Whether you’re looking for the opportunity to socialize with other moms, a place for your toddler to use up some energy, or a weekly activity to get you out of the house, you’ll find something on this list. Includes music classes, gymnastics classes, mommy and me classes, and more.

Interested in classes & activities for kids ages 5+? Check out our Class & Activities Guide. It includes dance, art, cooking, martial arts, and plenty of other options. 

Ideas for Outdoor Play with Toddlers

☀️ Head to a local playground!

Check out our list of shaded playgrounds
Read our review of  The Rotary Playground in Hernando’s Landing at Lake Parker Park
See our directory for a full list of local playgrounds

☀️ Feed the ducks – Lake Morton is the best place to find an abundance of birds. Take corn (canned, frozen or fresh), duck pellets (sold at pet stores), lettuce or greens, defrosted frozen peas, or birdseed. Bread is bad for the ducks and swans!

☀️ Circle B Bar Reserve – Look for alligators, eagles, and other amazing wildlife at Circle B Bar Reserve– named one of the “Top 51 Places in the US to See Wildlife” by USA Today! Entry is FREE. Toddlers will also enjoy exploring the Nature Center and playing in the “treehouse” inside.

☀️ Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden at Bok Tower – Children under 5 are free, adult admission only $15. Click here to read our review.

☀️ Mulberry Phosphate Museum – Dig for sharks teeth and fossils in the outdoor phosphate pile, then head inside to see the skeletons and shark teeth on display insideMake sure you bring a small shovel or other item to dig through the rock pile, and something to sit on – you won’t want to kneel. (The phosphate pile is always open, visit the website for museum hours)

☀️ Little Free Library  – find a little library around town where you can take a book and/or leave a book – for FREE! Clean out your bookshelves and leave a few at each location, and hopefully you’ll find something to take with you. Use the map at littlefreelibrary.org to find one near you.

☀️ Visit a Farmers Market – Pick up fresh local produce at a local market – there are 5 across Polk County that happen on various days during the week

☀️ Go on a picnic – One of our favorite locations is Peterson Park and then we walk the nature trails and boardwalks afterward.

FREE Library Programs for Kids – Storytime, STEM, Crafts & More

All of our local libraries offer storytimes and other activities for toddlers during the week. Visit our calendar to see all upcoming events at our libraries. If your library isn’t listed, visit our Directory for a full list of Polk County Libraries.

More Activities for Preschoolers & Toddlers in Lakeland + Polk County

Use the 3 bars on the top left to filter by subcategory. Use the map below to find Baby, Toddler, + Preschool Activities Near Me.

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Family Fun Center

Family Fun Center of Lakeland is the best place for Family Fun and Entertainment in Lakeland, FL. We have everything! Tons of video and arcade games, Mini-golf, Laser Tag, Funtasia, Parties, and More! Book your next outing today or bring the family in to play!

Funtasia Soft Play
One of the largest soft play areas in the country, Funtasia is active entertainment for all of your little ones ages 12 & under! Your children will explore a 4 story maze of tunnels, tubes, slides, and obstacles. Kids will have a ball interacting with each other and finding their way though all of the fun activities.

Arcade Games
Our arcade features over 100 video and redemption arcade games ranging from the classics like Pac-Man and Galaga, to the newest cutting edge games including Super Bikes 2, Crossy Road, Monster Drop, Spongebob Pinapple Arcade, and Big Buck Hunter. With such a large selection, we are sure to have a game you’ll love! We are adding new games all the time.

Prize Redemption
Our HUGE prize redemption counter has something for everyone.

Mini Golf
Enjoy our 18 hole adventure golf course. Fully lit so you can play day or night! Golfers of ALL ages will enjoy competing on each of the par 2 holes along the way.

Cap’s Pizza Cafe
Pizza, chicken wings, pretzels, snacks, drinks, frozen treats, and more! Click here to see our menu.

Vault Assault & Beam Busters Lazer Maze
The Vault Assault Laser Maze Challenge is one of our newest attractions. It’s a thrill you just can’t experience anywhere else! Just like in the movies, crawl, jump, balance your way carefully through the lasers to get to the mission objectives on the other side of the room.

Lazer Tag
Our Laser Tag arena offers over 2200 square feet of heart thumping space. You can run but you cannot hide! As a member of the S.T.A.R.R. force team, your mission is to eliminate the mutant aliens before they escape the area 51 compound. You can compete one on one, or team up for capture the flag style play. Grab up to 14 of your friends and give it a try!

Birthday Parties & Team Celebrations
Family Fun Center is the perfect location for birthday parties, team parties, and other celebrations. Party Packages start at just $149 and can be customized with any of our attractions based on the age group of your party. All packages include pizza, drinks, and a birthday gift for the guest of honor. For your next birthday party, let Family Fun Center do the set-up, clean-up, and all the entertaining in between. All you need to bring is the cake and candles!

Sensational Sundays – Sensory Friendly Play
Sensational Sundays are an opportunity for families to play in Funtasia with the lights and noise turned down prior to opening to the general public, ideal for children who need a sensory friendly environment. Visit http://thefamilyfuncenter.com to get upcoming dates, held one Sunday a month.

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Family Fun Center Lakeland
4805 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Arcades + Video Games | Birthday Party Venues | Indoor Play for Ages 5 & Under | Indoor Playgrounds
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Explorations V Children's Museum

Explorations V Children’s Museum provides 3 floors of kid-powered, hands-on exhibits and mind-stretching programs in the arts and sciences to celebrate the five senses! Art and Science are the pathways for many learning concepts, freeing the child’s creativity and unleashing the power of play. The Museum was founded on the premise that children, like adults, use all five senses to explore and learn about the world around them, hence the V in our name.

The Second Floor includes a small children’s art gallery, interactive science components and brain-teasers as well as Temporary Exhibits located in the Dreamer’s Gallery.

The First Floor features Our Town including exhibits that offer action-packed opportunities for learning through the basics of music appreciation, art, theatre, math, science and history. The new Tot Spot is an engaging area designed especially for our youngest visitors.

The Lower Floor introduces children to local history and Our World through
O is for Oranges, from seed to Our World. Pick, pack, sort and slide in this
fanciful Florida orange grove that takes visitors on a journey of discovery to Asia, Africa, Australia and America.

OTHER PROGRAMS – The Museum offers field trips, free tax preparation, summer camps, spring break camps, Financial Fitness for Families classes, tutoring and test prep, homeschool programs, and daily programs that are included with admission.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES – Host your party at the greatest place in town! Birthday Parties are held at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm during the day on Saturdays. Call to inquire about weekday party times. Party includes Use of a party room for 90 minutes, plus unlimited play in the Museum. Themed parties available including princess tea party, crazy chemistry, and art-rageous art. Details – https://explorationsv.com/parties/

Annual Memberships are the best way to enjoy Explorations V Children’s Museum all year long!

109 North Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Birthday Party Venues | Children's Museums | Field Trip Locations
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Family Fundamentals - A Success by 6 Resource Center

Family Fundamentals is a collaboration of organizations committed to strengthening families and our community by increasing access and awareness to resources and services. This Success By 6 parent resource center is a warm, welcoming place where parents and other family members come to access information, support services, and the tools they need to be the best parents they can be. Forty-two agencies offer services on site to provide a one-stop opportunity for parents. Parents come for one service or class and return for others. The center is located at 109 N. Kentucky Ave in Lakeland, in the same building as Explorations V Children’s Museum.

Weekly classes for ages 0-5 are offered for FREE! 2020-21 Schedule coming soon. The schedule follows Polk County Schools calendar. All classes are also listed on our calendar at lakelandmom.com/calendar.

109 North Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Infant Massage Classes | Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Mommy + Me | Special Needs Support Groups
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YMCA of West Central Florida

For over 50 years, the YMCA has been the only cause-driven wellness center in our area to offer programming for the whole family that focuses on the spirit, mind and body. Facilities include: a weight room, a gym for basketball and exercise classes, an indoor swimming pool, locker rooms, racquetball courts, a craft room, childcare facility, group exercise room, gymnastics center, and more. Programs include swim lessons, sports leagues for kids and adults, childcare, after school care, group fitness classes, and much more.

3620 Cleveland Heights Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | After School Programs | Basketball | Cheerleading | Flag Football | Group Swim Lessons | Gymnastics + Tumbling | Gyms with Childcare | Martial Arts | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Synchronized Swimming
2 Dance 4 Life
5048 Lunn Road, Lakeland, Florida 33811
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Dance
Art Centric Studio
1035 South Florida Ave St #180, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Arts + Crafts | Birthday Party Venues | Field Trip Locations | Homeschool Enrichment - Arts + Crafts | Make + Take Art Studios | Mommy + Me
Auburndale Public Library

Just for 2’s Story Time – Every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

3 to 5 Story Time – Every Thursday at 10:30am.
Programs includes stories, music, crafts, puppet shows, dancing, rhymes, and lots of fun!

Game night every other Friday – K-5th grade from 3-4:30 PM and ages 11-18 from 5-6:30PM

Family Fun Time event is from 3:30-6 PM on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Teen Fun Night is from 4:30-6 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Makerspace (currently for teens but watch for future kids program) is 4:30-6 PM on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

100 West Bridgers Avenue, Auburndale, Florida 33823
Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Libraries
Bartow Public Library

Book Babies – Ages 18 months to 2 yrs old – select Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Storytime for Ages 3 to 5 yrs old – select Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM

STEAM for Homeschoolers ages 8 to 12 yrs old – Select Fridays 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Visit our website for a full calendar of events – https://pclc.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/bartow

2150 South Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830
Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Libraries
Chesser Music Studio (Piano)
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Homeschool Enrichment – Music | Music Classes + Lessons
Chick-fil-A Indoor Play Area - N. Lakeland
4132 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, Florida 33810
Catering + Food Trucks | Indoor Play for Ages 5 & Under | Indoor Playgrounds
Chick-fil-A Indoor Play Area - S. Lakeland
4625 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Catering + Food Trucks | Indoor Play for Ages 5 & Under | Indoor Playgrounds
Chick-fil-A Indoor Play Area - Winter Haven
143 Landings Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Catering + Food Trucks | Indoor Play for Ages 5 & Under | Indoor Playgrounds
Choe's Karate Beyond

CLASSES – Karate Beyond offers a premier martial arts experience for ALL ages. Classes for Pre-K, Elementary, Teens and Adults. Self-defense, stress-relief, physical fitness, and character development through an evolving curriculum. Our mission is to enable students to become the best versions of themselves; physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally.

AFTER SCHOOL PICK UP – A super convenient service for busy parents! Karate Beyond picks up your child from their school and teaches them martial arts every day! Parents looking for Discipline, Focus, and Confidence in their children choose Karate Beyond!

SUMMER CAMP – The most action packed summer in Lakeland. Each week has a different theme and a variety of activities. Act now as spaces run out quickly.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES – Let Karate Beyond host the best birthday party your child has ever had. Curated games and activities for kids of all ages!

Karate Beyond
4124 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | After School Programs | Birthday Party Venues | Martial Arts
Choe's Martial Arts
2136 East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | After School Programs | Birthday Party Venues | Martial Arts
City of Lakeland - Kelly Recreation Complex

Kelly Recreation Complex is a 30,000+ square foot facility that provides a variety of features and offers the residents of Lakeland (and visitors) access to a diverse selection of recreation activities.
Programs offered at Kelly Rec include pre-ballet for kids, adult dance classes (latin, swing, belly dance, line dance, salsa), martial arts, basketball, chess, sewing, guitar, etiquette, and more.
Check the website for a full listing of classes – http://www.lakelandgov.net/departments/parks-recreation/kelly-recreation-complex/

404 Imperial Blvd., Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Arts + Crafts | Basketball | Chess | Dance | Group Fitness Classes | Gyms | Martial Arts | Music Classes + Lessons
Crystal's World of Dance
801 North Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | After School Programs | Dance
Dance Elite
4406 S Florida Ave Suite 24, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Dance
Defy Lakeland (formery 2Infinity)
6220 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Birthday Party Venues | Indoor Play for Ages 5 & Under | Indoor Playgrounds | Trampoline Parks + Ninja Warrior Gyms
Dundee Public Library

Preschool Story Hour every Friday from 10:00 – 11:00 am during the months of September to May.

202 East Main Street, Dundee, Florida 33838
Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Libraries
East Lakeland Baseball
1140 Fish Hatchery Rd., Lakeland, Florida 33801
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Baseball
eLibrary South Lakeland
4740 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Libraries
Elite World Gymnastics
5390 Florida 33, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Birthday Party Venues | Gymnastics + Tumbling
Family Martial Arts Center

Family Martial Arts Center offers after-school care, summer camps and night class programs for all ages.
Our school strives to instill the basic life virtues of discipline, respect, integrity, and confidence. These qualities have been the foundation of the martial arts student since the beginning. The staff of Family Martial Arts Center helps reinforce each quality trait through Leading by Example. Our children of the future need positive role models that will set the right example. Our instructors make this the first priority.

No martial arts school is complete without the proper credentials. Family Martial Arts Center is proud to be part of the Victory Taekwondo Chung Do Kwan Association. This organization provides our school and instructors with authentic certification from Korea and the World TaeKwonDo Federation. Along with credentials, this association also provides instruction and training to the black belt instructors so that we may continue to provide outstanding instruction to your family.

Our programs include:

  • Evening Classes
  • Little Ninjas for ages 4 – 6
  • After School Care – Monday-Friday from 2:30pm till 7:00pm
  • Summer Camp
  • Birthday Parties
  • Holiday Camps
  • School Holiday Camps – FMAC is open 7am – 7pm on School Holidays and a daily rate is available to families who just need a day here and there.
Family Martial Arts Center Lakeland After School Care
4525 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | After School Programs | Birthday Party Venues | Martial Arts
Florida Dance Theatre
305 W Main., Lakeland, Florida 33815
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Dance
Frostproof - Latt Maxcy Memorial Library
15 North Magnolia Avenue, Frostproof, Florida 33843
Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Libraries
Ft. Meade Public Library

Storytime – Thursdays at 10am

75 East Broadway Street, Fort Meade, Florida 33841
Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Libraries
Grayson School of Dance
215 Lake Miriam Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Dance
Gymnastics Etc.
3222 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | After School Programs | Birthday Party Venues | Cheerleading | Gymnastics + Tumbling | Indoor Play for Ages 5 & Under | Mommy + Me
Gymtek Gymnastics Center
2045 E. Edgewood Dr, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Birthday Party Venues | Gymnastics + Tumbling | Mommy + Me
Haines City Public Library

Preschool Storytime – ages 3-5 – Wednesday at 10:30am – Themed stories, singing, puppet shows, and crafts in the Children’s Room.

Bubbles & Bounces Storytime – ages 0-2 – Thursday at 10:30am

Terrific 2’s & 3’s Storytime – Thursday at 11:30am

Homeschool Club – Every Monday at 1:30pm

Lego Club – all ages – every other Tuesday at 4pm

Bilingual Story Time – select Saturdays at 10:45am

See a full schedule – http://hainescity.com/calendar.aspx?CID=23,&Keywords=&startDate=&enddate=&

111 North 6th Street, Haines City, Florida 33844
Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Libraries
Highland School of Dance
6929 Old Hwy 37, Lakeland, Florida 33811
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Dance | Homeschool Enrichment - Dance
HP Sports Leagues at Highland Park Church

HP Sports leagues are dedicated to building self-esteem, developing friendships, and learning the physical and mental fundamentals of the game. Offering Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, and Volleyball. Ages 3 – 17.

4777 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Basketball | Flag Football | Soccer | Volleyball
Kindermusik at Music Connections with Debbie Mondale

Children thrive on music!  The joy of music makes it one of the best processes to get your young child engaged, interacting, and learning.  Kindermusik makes it easy for you to enjoy music-making with your children from infancy through age 7, with guidance on how all of these musical activities help your child learn and gain important skills during the years most critical to their brain development.

In weekly classes, your child is caught up in the music with family and new friends, engaging in movement, rhythm, vocal activities, and creative play.  As the world’s leading provider of music-based education, Kindermusik’s curriculum, as well as the music, books, instruments and more you take home are designed to offer age-specific learning methods which lay a solid foundation for music education as well as whole child development at each unique stage in a young person’s life:

  • Absorbing infants, active exploring toddlers, engaging and amazing two year olds… all with their favorite partner (mom, dad, grandma, nanny…).
  • Students 3 – 6 years old participate independently with their peers as we integrate storytelling and imaginative play with musical concepts and skills to prepare them effectively for future music lessons.

Kindermusik programs at Music Connections in Lakeland are a great opportunity to connect with other moms and caregivers for meaningful relationships. With 20+ years experience, owner and lead educator Debbie Mondale guides you and your children through these group music making opportunities at a variety of times to fit your schedule.

2700 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Mommy + Me | Music Classes + Lessons
Lake Alfred Public Library

Afternoon Craft – Mondays from 4:30 -5 pm

LEGO Hour – Tuesdays from 3-4pm

Storytime – Wednesdays from 10-11am

Visit our calendar – https://www.lakealfredlibrary.org/calendar

245 North Seminole Avenue, Lake Alfred, Florida 33850
Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Libraries
Lake Wales Family YMCA

Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy, mind and body for all. Our facility features: Wellness Center, Weight Room, Sauna, 25-Meter Outdoor Heated Pool, Swim Lessons, Covered Outdoor Basketball Court, Group Exercise Studio, Group Cycle Room, Childcare for gym visits, Softball Field, Daycare Center (Before/After School, Preschool, VPK), and more.

1001 Burns Avenue, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | After School Programs | Baseball | Basketball | Flag Football | Group Swim Lessons | Gyms with Childcare | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Volleyball
Lake Wales Public Library

Drop In Crafts – All day Monday

Tail Waggin Tutors – Monday 3-4pm

Wiggles & Giggles Toddler Story Time – ages 1-3 – Tuesday at 11am

Pokemon Card Club – Tuesday at 3:30-4:30pm

Curious Kids STEAM program – ages 4-8 – Wednesdays at 11am

Lego Mania – All day on Thursdays

290 Cypress Garden Lane, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Libraries
Lakeland Babywearing
New Mom Support + Social Groups | Playgroups | Playgroups
Lakeland City Baseball

Recreational youth baseball organization for boys and girls from ages 4 -15 years old. Fall season includes 2 weeknight games, Spring Season includes one weeknight game and one Saturday game. Games are played at Peterson Park (age 4-10) and Lake Bonny/Fletcher Park (age 11-15). Buddy Ball League is for boys and girls with physical and/or intellectual disabilities, ages 5 and up.

3700 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Baseball | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities
Lakeland Highlands Babe Ruth Baseball
3930 Ball Park Road, Lakeland, Florida 33812
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Baseball
Lakeland Public Library

The Lakeland Public Library is a member of the Polk County Library Cooperative, an inter local agreement between 13 municipalities with public libraries and the Board of County Commissioners, enabling all residents of the county, including those in the unincorporated area to have library services. Check out their fantastic programming for adults and children, including storytime, writing club for teens, children’s theatre, technology programs, summer programs, and more! Visit the website to see a full list of upcoming programs. You can also find them all on our calendar at lakelandmom.com/calendar.

100 Lake Morton Dr, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Libraries | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities
Lakeland School Of Music

Lakeland School Of Music is Lakeland’s largest music school with over 14,000 lessons taught annually! We offer music lessons in over 25 different instruments, and have 16 dedicated music teachers on staff, ready to serve you and your family.

We’re currently the only music school in Polk County licensed in the Musical Ladder System, rewarding students with wristbands, certificates, and trophies, and we have a 100% success rate for successfully preparing students for the Harrison School Of The Arts auditions in classical guitar, vocal theater, jazz guitar, upright bass, piano, violin, and more!

Visit www.LakelandSchoolOfMusic.com to learn more or call us today at 863-640-2810 to schedule a one-time trial lesson!

Lakeland School of Music also offers Music Fun Time, an innovative and proven early childhood curriculum for kids 18 months to 7 years old. Learn more at https://lakelandmom.com/directory/listing/music-fun-time.

Lakeland School of Music
115 West Oak Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Homeschool Enrichment – Music | Music Classes + Lessons
Lakeland Tropics Futbol Club (formerly Lakeland FC)

Lakeland Tropics Futbol Club offers both recreational and competitive/travel soccer leagues for ages 6-18, along with a Munchkin Program for 3, 4 & 5 year olds. TOPS Soccer program is for young athletes with disabilities. They have a Spring Season (February-May) and Fall Season (Aug. – Dec.). Practices and games are held at Lake Parker Park and Loyce Harpe Park on Carter Road.

910 Granada Street, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities | Soccer
Larry R. Jackson Branch Library - Lakeland Public Library

The Larry Jackson Library is a branch of the Lakeland Public Library. Check out their fantastic programming for adults and children, including storytime, make & take crafts for kids, technology classes, and more! Visit the website to see a full list of upcoming programs. You can also find their kids programs on our calendar at lakelandmom.com/calendar.

1700 N Florida Ave, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Libraries
Moms of Lakeland (formerly MOPS at Church at the Mall)
Moms of Lakeland Lakes Church
1010 East Memorial Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33801
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) | MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers | New Mom Support + Social Groups
MOPS Ardella Baptist
709 West Pipkin Road, Lakeland, Florida 33813
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) | MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers
MOPS at Calvary Baptist Church Winter Haven
2101 Overlook Dr, Winter Haven, Florida 33884
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) | MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers
MOPS at Church Of The Redeemer Winter Haven
1410 Dundee Rd, Winter Haven, Florida 33884
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) | MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers
MOPS at First Presbyterian Church Lake Wales
16 North 3rd St, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) | MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers
MOPS at Heartland Church Winter Haven
225 Avenue B Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) | MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers
MOPS Evenings in Lakeland
1035 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33803
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) | MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers
Mulberry Cultural Center
101 Southeast 1st Street, Mulberry, Florida 33860
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Birthday Party Venues | Field Trip Locations | Museums + Historical Attractions
Mulberry Phosphate Museum
101 SE 1st Street, Mulberry, Florida 33860
Birthday Party Venues | Field Trip Locations | Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals | Museums + Historical Attractions | STEM Programs
Mulberry Public Library

Pokemon Club – select Mondays at 2:30pm

Invent It Makerspace – grades 3 & up – select Mondays from 3-4pm

Paws to Read – select Mondays at 3:30pm – kids can come read to our therapy dogs and gain confidence in yourself!

Come Art with Me – select Tuesdays at 3:30pm

Preschool Story Time – ages 3-5 – Wednesdays at 10:30

Wii Wednesdays – ages 10 & up – Wednesdays at 3pm

Visit their website for a full list of programs for Kids and TEENS! http://mulberrylibrary.com/programs/
Many programs require advance registration.

729-999 Northeast 5th Street, Mulberry, Florida 33860
Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Groups for Kids + Teens | Libraries
Music Fun Time at Lakeland School of Music

Music Fun Time is an innovative and proven early childhood curriculum for kids 18 months to 7 years old. It’s based on Johns-Hopkins Research that children 7 and under can learn to read music notation and symbols, and play instruments, while fostering their ability to grasp math and science as they develop.

Lakeland School of Music is one of only two schools in the entire state of Florida licensed and qualified to teach the Music Fun Time program. Visit www.MusicFuntime.org to learn more or call 863-640-2810 to sign up for a free trial class today!

Learn more about Lakeland School of Music at https://lakelandmom.com/directory/listing/lakeland-school-of-music

Music Fun Time
115 West Oak Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Mommy + Me | Music Classes + Lessons
Mysti's Music Studio
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Homeschool Enrichment – Music | Music Classes + Lessons
North Lakeland Baseball & Softball
7044 Green Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33810
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Baseball | Softball
North Lakeland Youth Soccer
2020 Duff Road - Hunt Fountain Park, Lakeland, Florida 33810
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Soccer
Nova Athletics Academy
NOVA ATHLETICS ACADEMY: We are a NEW facility with a highly qualified coaching staff. We offer Gymnastics, Tumbling, After School/Summer Camp, and More! We can’t wait to meet you! {Located at the former Central Florida Athletics facility}
2250 Heritage Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Cheerleading | Gymnastics + Tumbling
PALS (Playing Around Lakeland SAHM's)
New Mom Support + Social Groups | Playgroups | Playgroups
Playgroup 2020
72 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Playgroups | Playgroups
Polk City Community Library

Preschool Story Hour – Thursday mornings at 11 a.m.

215 South Bougainvillea Avenue, Polk City, Florida 33868
Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Libraries
Pray and Play Playgroup at First United Methodist Church
72 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Playgroups | Playgroups
Pre-Ballet Dance Play with Miss Rosie at Kelly Recreation Center (ages 3-5)
404 Imperial Blvd., Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Dance
Sing N' Sprout with Heather
100 McKay Drive - Still Water CLC, Haines City, Florida 33844
Mommy + Me
South Lakeland Baseball
500 W. Carter Road, Mulberry, Florida 33860
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Baseball
Southern Grace Dance Company
2300 East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Dance
Spirit Gymnastics Sports Academy

Recreational/Team Gymnastics, Summer Camps, After School Care, Dance Classes, All Star Cheer Team, Tumbling, and more. HUGS Special Needs classes. Our mission is to build and encourage true character in all ages as they learn the sports of gymnastics, cheer and dance.

2830 Recker Highway, Jan Phyl Village, Florida 33880
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | After School Programs | Gymnastics + Tumbling | Homeschool Enrichment - Gymnastics | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities
Studio 1 Ballet
2056-B East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Dance
Swim Dynamic

Swim Dynamic is celebrating 12 YEARS of swim lessons! Offering “accelerated teach-to-swim” program with five one-on-one sessions, 30 minutes each for five consecutive days. Also offering Adult Swim Lessons and Mommy & Me.

5825 West Brannen Road, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Adult Swim Lessons | Group Swim Lessons | Mommy + Me | Private Swim Lessons
TimberNook West Central Florida

TimberNook West Central Florida provides innovative outdoor play experiences that challenge the senses and inspire creativity, imagination, and independent play in the great outdoors. #TimberNookWCFL provides year-round programs for ages 18 months through middle school. Join us on Social Media or find our current programs on our website.

701 East Sparkman Road, Plant City, Florida 33566
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals | Mommy + Me | Outdoor Play for Ages 5 & Under | Playgroups | STEM Programs
Tinkergarten
Mommy + Me | Outdoor Play for Ages 5 & Under | STEM Programs
Ultimate Dance Center

Ultimate Dance Center (UDC), bringing you the BEST in DANCE since 2016, offers a standard of excellence in dance education that is for EVERYONE, all ages, all levels. UDC offers a diverse array of dance styles under one roof. Our goal is to share & explore the art of dance while bringing people from the community together. We offer opportunities with a variety of styles for ALL ages 2 – Adult and levels of experience that the whole family can enjoy. ULTIMATE DANCE CENTER welcomes ALL!

UDC Offers:

  • Dance classes for ages 2 – Adult
  • After School Care
  • Homeschool Classes
  • Spring Break Camp
  • Summer Camp
  • + more!

 

Ultimate Dance Center Lakeland
2930 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | After School Programs | Birthday Party Venues | Dance | Group Fitness Classes | Homeschool Enrichment - Dance | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities | Yoga + Pilates
Urban Air Trampoline Park
3800 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Birthday Party Venues | Homeschool Enrichment - Gymnastics | Indoor Play for Ages 5 & Under | Indoor Playgrounds | Trampoline Parks + Ninja Warrior Gyms
Winter Haven Public Library

Lego Club – Ages 6-12. Lego Club meets every Tuesday at 4-5PM.

Little Sprouts Story Time – ages 5 & under – Children enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and puppet shows that develop early literacy skills and promote interaction between parents and children. September through April on Tuesdays at 10:30AM, and Wednesdays at 9:30am.

Minecrafters – ages 6-12 – 3rd Friday of the month – a hands-on event for kids. Learn, play and share the world of Minecraft. Lego Minecraft and Minecraft Pocket Edition on iPads will be featured.

Saturday Afternoon Movies – Enjoy free movies provided the second and fourth Saturday of the month at 2pm in the Library’s movie theater. Movie titles are geared towards a family audience with a variety of G, PG and sometimes PG-13 ratings. Refreshments are available for a small charge.

Teen Planning Group – Earn community service hours by helping the librarians plan arts and crafts and STEM projects for kids of all ages. Ages 12-17

Visit the Winter Haven Library calendar for details.

325 Avenue A Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Free Activities and Classes for Ages 5 & Under | Libraries | Teen Volunteer Opportunities
WonderHere

WonderHere is a learn & play studio that offers hands-on academic classes, creative extracurriculars, homeschool support, summer and holiday camps, birthday parties, mommy & me toddler classes, & an open studio for free & structured play. WonderHere Academy is a full-time program for K-8.

The WonderHere Vision: To see children play and explore as a means of learning. To see parents in the driver seats of their child’s education. To provide parents with support and resources as they aim to enhance their children’s learning experience. To be a safe, fun place for families to learn, grow, and play. 

WonderHere Academy

The WonderHere Academy – A full-time program designed for children who are curious, cooperative, and would thrive in a structured, play-based environment. Each class utilizes our originally-designed WonderHere Curriculum, based on the Finnish National Core Curriculum.

WonderHere’s Homeschool Resources

Family-Style homeschool curriculum K-6 – With this FULL learning program, you have the opportunity to homeschool your children through the same interesting themes and concepts… together.

Homeschool Parent Curriculum Mentorship Program – Our Curriculum Mentorship Program is designed to give you guidance as you start your journey with the WonderHere Family-Style Curriculum. Our founders, Tiffany & Jessica, will walk alongside you and coach you for the first 6-week unit of learning you embark on with your family.

Homeschool Curriculum Hybrid Program – Enjoy the creativity and wonder of our curriculum with added virtual supports for your child! This program is perfect for families wanting to use our WonderHere Family-Style Curriculum at home, while needing some additional instructor support through Zoom classes. Through the Hybrid, you receive our curriculum digitally and your child receives weekly ZOOM classes provided by our WonderHere instructor.

FREE Homeschool Parent How-To Homeschool Course – This course is for YOU… whether you are new to homeschool, have been homeschooling for a while, or you have been thrust into home school suddenly due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a WonderHere team, we wanted to empower each of you mamas & dads to help you grow in confidence as you take on this beautiful challenge. You’ve got this! We are here to help.

Virtual Enrichment Courses & Kits – No matter where you are, your kids can enjoy our exciting online courses that come with prepackaged kits of materials for pick-up so that the WonderHere learning fun can happen at home! Topics include: Spy Camp, Videogame Vintage, Shark Week, and Candyland Palooza!

FREE At-Home Learning Starter Kit – This kit is perfect for families just starting at-home learning or homeschooling! Includes in-depth information on and examples of Setting Up a Learning Environment, Schedule/Daily Rhythm, Family Read Alouds, Activities for Little Ones, Ideas for Intentional Play, and some encouragement from our team!

Printable Learning Games & Activities – Our team of teacher-moms created a variety of learning games with your home schooler in mind! Games to add fun learning and meaningful skill practice into your daily rhythm.

Mini Unit Studies – 6-week thematic units filled with hands-on, project-based activities that you can learn through at your own pace, selecting the topics that are of most interest to your kiddos!

Homeschool Enrichment Classes – Are you a home school parent wanting to enrich your child’s learning through fun, hands-on, project-based, in-person classes? If so, this program is right for you! These classes range in topics dealing with science, history, the arts, and out-of-the-box extracurricular concepts. Check out our semester-long courses to sign up!

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111 Florida Avenue South, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Birthday Party Venues | Homeschool Co-Ops + Social Groups | Homeschool Enrichment - General | Homeschool Enrichment - Arts + Crafts | Homeschool Enrichment – Nature + Animals | Homeschool Enrichment - Sports + PE | Homeschool Enrichment - Theater | Mommy + Me | Private Schools | Supplemental Programs + Umbrella Schools