50+ Things to Do This Summer with Kids in Lakeland & Polk County

Summer Activities for Kids in Lakeland

Summer is the perfect time to explore new places in Lakeland AND hit up some of your favorite spots! There are a variety of inexpensive and FREE summer activities for kids and families in Lakeland and Polk County and we’ve tracked down the details for you. Whether you’re searching for indoor fun to get out of the heat {and out of the house} or want to explore the great outdoors, you’re sure to find activities on our list for everyone in the family to enjoy.

All indoor spaces on this list have implemented safety precautions for the foreseeable future. Check directly with the business via their website or Facebook for more information.

Looking for ideas for fun at home? Check out our 75+ Ideas for Summer Fun at Home.

Prefer outdoor fun? Check out 27 Things to do Outdoors in Lakeland.

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Fun for the Whole Family

Outdoor Fun

Murals in Lakeland, FL

Water Fun

Pools and Splash Pads Lakeland Polk County

Sweet Treats & Good Eats

Get Creative

  • Sign up for a paint-along class at Art Centric Studio
  • Visit Picassoz Art Cafe to paint a piece of pottery or Breakables Mosaic Studio to create a mosaic or candle, and grab a drink or a treat at Tea Largo while you’re there.
  • Paint Lakeland Rocks and then hide them around town! You can also go rock hunting. Read the FB page for details.

Indoor Fun 

Explore Polk County

Summertime Events

Only upcoming events show below. These events feed from our master calendar and are single day special events, but we do not expect to have many events on the summer calendar. Visit our calendar page for ALL upcoming events and summer activities.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Be sure to check out our other ideas for things to do this summer with kids:


What are your favorite summer activities and places to visit in Lakeland & Polk County?
Leave us a comment below and we’ll add it to our list!

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Summer Fun Guide

Be sure to check out our Summer Fun Guide for Summer Camps, Things to Do Around Lakeland, Things to Do at Home, Open Playgrounds, Places to Play Outdoors, FREE Bowling, Swim Lessons, 4th of July Events, Reading programs, Online Camps, and much more!