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Spring Break Camp Guide

2020 Spring Break Camp Guide for Lakeland Area Kids

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Whether you are looking for a full-day/all-week camp for your kids to attend, or an activity to get the kids out of the house for a few hours each day, Lakeland Mom's Spring Break Camp Guide has you covered. Find camps for art, gymnastics, sports, scuba, cooking, day camp & more on our list!
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Sensory Friendly & Special Needs Activities

Sensory Friendly & Special Needs Activities in Lakeland & Central Florida

Find opportunities for your family to enjoy indoor play areas, movies, sports, and more in a sensory friendly and/or special needs friendly environment.
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Family Fun Center Funtasia

Sensational Sundays – Sensory Friendly Fun at Family Fun Center in Lakeland

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.
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Top 10 Things to Do in February in Lakeland & Polk County

Top 10 Things to Do in February in Lakeland & Polk County

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We've got a list of the best things to do this month so you can be sure the “can’t miss” events are on your calendar. Check out our February Top 10 for Lakeland and Polk County.
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Community Carnival at Resurrection Catholic Church & School - Feb. 20-23

Community Carnival at Resurrection Catholic Church & School – Feb. 20-23

Join Resurrection Catholic Church & School for their Annual Community Carnival happening February 20 – 23. Professional rides, all of your favorite carnival food, traditional midway games, kids activities, and MORE! Family-friendly and open to the public.
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Dr Erin Pediatric Dentistry

What families love about Dr. Erin & Pediatric Dentistry of Lakeland

Ask any group of Lakeland Moms for a recommendation for a pediatric dentist, and the name “Dr. Erin” will come up over and over again! Learn what families love about Pediatric Dentistry of Lakeland and why Dr. Erin is a favorite kids dentist in our community.
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Promise Run Lakeland Regional Health Cancer Center 5K 10K

Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run – Limited Time Discount Codes

The Lakeland Regional Health Hollis Cancer Center Promise Run celebrates its 6th Anniversary this year, and we've got two exclusive discount codes for Lakeland Mom readers.
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5K Near Me Kids Fun Run Lakeland

Family Friendly 5K Races and Kids Fun Runs in the Lakeland area

With year-round sunshine here in Central Florida, you can find an abundance of 5k races, 10k races, and Fun Runs throughout the year! Check our list of upcoming family-friendly races and kids fun runs in Lakeland, Winter Haven & across Polk County.
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Valentines Day Lakeland

Family Friendly Valentine’s Themed Events & Kids Activities

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.
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Polk Sheriff Self Defense Class (1)

Polk County Sheriff’s FREE Women’s Self Defense & Personal Safety Class

In 2020, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will have even MORE opportunities for women ages 13 & up to learn how to defend themselves through the FREE Women’s Basic Self Defense and Personal Safety Class offered twice each month.
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Teen Driver Challenge Polk Sheriff's Office

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

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.
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Lakeland Best Spring Events

Lakeland’s Favorite Spring Events

Here in Lakeland and across Polk County we have fantastic annual events that happen every spring! Get out your calendar and mark down the dates for these local favorites including art festivals, SUN 'n FUN, Swan Derby, Mayfaire, & more.
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Polk County School Calendar Public Private Charter

Polk County School Calendars for 2020 – 2021 {includes Private & Charter Schools}

/ Education, Homepage
Polk County School Calendars for the 2020-21 school year including Public, Private & Charter Schools. Get dates for school holidays, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break, and more.
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upick strawberries lakeland

U-Pick Strawberry Farms in Lakeland, Plant City, & Across Central Florida

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.
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BBQ Festivals Barbecue Competitions Polk County Lakeland

It’s BBQ Festival Season in Polk County

BBQ Festivals are fun, family friendly events with good eats, live entertainment, kids activities, and more. Get details on upcoming barbecue competitions including Lakeland PigFest, Smoke on the Water in Winter Haven, and Ribs on the Ridge in Haines City.
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Busch Gardens & Adventure Island Preschool Pass - FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under in 2020

Busch Gardens & Adventure Island Preschool Pass – FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under in 2020

In 2020, kids 5 and younger get into Busch Gardens Tampa AND Adventure Island Water Park for FREE! Sign up today to get your FREE Preschool Pass and have some theme park fun.
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Sea World SeaWorld Aquatica Preschool Pass Fun Card 2020

SeaWorld & Aquatica Preschool Pass – FREE Admission for ages 5 & Under in 2020

In 2020, kids 5 and younger get FREE ADMISSION to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Water Park! Sign up today to get your FREE Preschool Card.
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MyEyeDr. Lakeland

What to Expect at the Eye Doctor – Our Visit to MyEyeDr. in Lakeland, FL

Read our review of MyEyeDr. in Lakeland and learn more about what to expect at an appointment with an eye doctor for kids or adults. Eye exams are quick and easy!
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Polk County School Options - Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies & more

Polk County School Options – Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies & more

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Explore School Choice Options in Lakeland and Polk County. Get details on Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies, Performing Arts, & more, and find out when to apply.
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Florida Tropics Home Opener 2019

Florida Tropics Soccer Season Kicks off Saturday, December 14

Bring your family to a Florida Tropics indoor soccer game on a Saturday or Sunday this season. Action-packed soccer, family-friendly fun, plus kids activities and opportunities to meet & greet players for autographs and photos after every game.
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Lakeland Magic

Lakeland Magic Kick Off 2019-20 Basketball Season

/ Family Friendly Events, Homepage, Sports
The Lakeland Magic – our very own NBA G League affiliate of the Orlando Magic – play at the RP Funding Center from November through March. Kid-friendly fun for a family night out!
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Family Fundamentals - Free Classes & Activities for Kids Ages 0-5

Family Fundamentals – Free Classes & Activities for Kids Ages 0-5

Family Fundamentals offers FREE classes on a weekly basis for children from infants through age 5 where parents and children will learn and socialize as they participate in fun, stimulating, developmental activities. Kids love it, and it's a great opportunity to meet other moms!
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Trick or Treat Hours Times Lakeland FL

Lakeland & Polk County Trick or Treat Hours

Find out the Trick or Treat hours in Lakeland, Winter Haven & nearby communities.
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Halloween Food Deals Freebies

Halloween Deals in Lakeland & Winter Haven

Restaurants and attractions in the Lakeland & Polk County area offering Halloween freebies and deals on meals, kids meals, treats and admission!
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Halloween Costumes Lakeland

Halloween Safety Tips for Trick or Treating on October 31

/ Fall & Halloween, Homepage
For kids, Halloween is one of the best nights of the year! It can also be a dangerous night with so many people out and about. We've got a list of tips to keep your kiddos safe and happy while you have a FUN Halloween night!
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Downtown Lakeland FL Farmers Market

Family Fun in Lakeland – Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market

The Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market is a treat for the eyes, ears, and tastebuds with 50+ vendors each week. Whether you’re new in town or Lakeland has been home for as long as you can remember, the Market is a great way to get out with your family and experience the heartbeat of our wonderful community.
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Polk County Lakeland Birthday Freebies

Local Birthday Freebies in Lakeland & Polk County

Celebrate your birthday with free meals, desserts, discounts, & gifts from your favorite local restaurants and stores in Lakeland & across Polk County.
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Lakeland Birthday Party Guide

Lakeland’s Best Birthday Party Guide

Check out our party planner for birthday parties in Lakeland and nearby areas – venues, entertainment, cakes, inflatables, rentals, and more. Find a new and unique place to celebrate. Our party ideas will make planning kids birthday parties and other events a breeze!
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Sea World Busch Gardens Fun Card 2019 2020 Free

Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Fun Card Savings {Limited Time Offer}

Right now SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa are offering a GREAT deal on their Fun Cards… Buy a 2020 Fun Card and get the rest of 2019 FREE!
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Fall Family Fun: SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular

Fall Family Fun: SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular

During the month of October, SeaWorld Orlando hosts a Halloween Spooktacular event that is sure to be an ocean of fun! Held during daytime hours on Saturdays and Sundays, this is a great opportunity to celebrate fall AND enjoy all of the rides, animals and shows Sea World has to offer.
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Pumpkin Patch Lakeland

Pumpkin Patches in Lakeland & Polk County

Whether you’re trying to find the perfect pumpkin, or a place to take photos of your own little pumpkins, we’ve got a list of pumpkin patches in the Lakeland area.
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October Top 10 Activities Lakeland FL

Top 10 Things to Do in October in Lakeland & Polk County

/ Fall & Halloween, Homepage, Things to Do
There are SO.MANY.EVENTS in October so we've put together a Top 10 list to be sure the “can’t miss” events are on your calendar, including a few activities that have nothing to do with pumpkins. Check out our October Top 10 for Lakeland and Polk County.
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Harvest Holler Corn Maze Lakeland Polk County

Fall Family Fun: Harvest Holler Corn Maze, Hayride and Farm in Polk County

/ Fall & Halloween, Homepage, Outdoor Fun
Read our review of Harvest Holler Corn Maze in Polk City, just outside of Lakeland. Farm animals, corn maze, hayride, Frank-N-Slide, cow train & more. Fall Family Fun!
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Halloween Costumes Lakeland

Halloween Costume Stores in the Lakeland Area

Whether your child has his/her heart set on a certain costume you need to track down OR you want to browse a variety of costume ideas, we've got 9 different websites for you to use for ideas or costume shopping. Plus a list of local retailers where you can shop in store.
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Scary Halloween attractions Haunted Houses in Lakeland

Halloween Haunted Houses & Scary Attractions- Lakeland & Central Florida

/ Fall & Halloween, Homepage, Teens
If you like to SCREAM when it is time for Halloween, we’ve got a list of places to find all things scary in the Lakeland area including Haunted Houses, Zombies, and gory attractions designed for teens & adults.
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Fall & Halloween Single Day Events Activities Lakeland

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

Trunk or Treating, Carnivals, Hayrides, Halloween Movies, Fall Festivals & more – with over 60 Fall and Halloween events happening this month, there is something for everyone on our calendar in October!
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Lakeland Fall Halloween Pumpkins Corn Maze Trick or Treat

Fall & Halloween Activities: Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, Events & More

We've got a full list of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, family-friendly fall events, haunted houses, Halloween activities & more in Lakeland, Winter Haven, & Polk County.
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Fall & Halloween Corn Maze Farm Lakeland

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

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.
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Classes & Lessons Guide Lakeland Mom

Kids Classes & Lessons Guide

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Lakeland Mom has assembled the Ultimate Guide to Kids Activities in Lakeland, FL. We've got information on music lessons, karate, art classes, dance lessons, STEM, drama, horseback riding, scouts, & more.
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Youth Sports Guide

Youth Sports Guide

/ Classes & Lessons, Guide, Homepage, Sports
Find youth sports programs in Lakeland, FL - baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, gymnastics, soccer, and everything else in between.
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Farmer's Markets U-Pick Farms (2)

Farmers Markets in Polk County

Get details on weekly Farmers Markets in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, Lake Wales, and across Polk County where you can find fresh produce and local goods.
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Pregnancy Childbirth New Mom Guide Lakeland

Pregnancy, Childbirth, & New Mom Guide

Are you expecting a new baby? Or are you a pregnant mom who has recently moved to the Lakeland area? Start your parenting journey with our resources for a healthy and happy pregnancy. Find hospitals, OBGYN's, midwives, doulas, lactation consultants, baby stores, pediatricians, and more.
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Crossroads Christian School Lakeland Special Needs Autism

Crossroads Christian School provides a Personalized Education Focus for Grades K-12

With low student-teacher ratios and and an encouraging, nurturing environment, Lakeland area kids with special education needs are finding success at Crossroads Christian School, and your child can too!
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Lakeland Regional Health Pediatricians (1)

Ask the Experts: Q & A with Lakeland Regional Health Pediatricians

“What would you ask your pediatrician if you could sit and have an extended chat with them?” We asked, you answered, and now we are getting answers for you! Read our Q&A session with Dr. Janelle Lee and Dr. Maria Martinez-Ramos, pediatricians from Lakeland Regional Health.
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Fun Kids Car Games (2)

10 Fun & Free Kids Car Games for your next Family Road Trip

Taking a road trip of any length with your kids can really, well, drive you crazy! Check out our ideas for kids car games that are free and require very little in the way of preparation or supplies.
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Summer Activities for Kids in Lakeland

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

The Ultimate Family Summer Guide for Lakeland & Polk County. We've got over 60 ideas for activities, summer events, & things to do with kids this summer out and about around town.
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Scott Orthodontics Lakeland Winter Haven (1)

Scott Orthodontics – The Smile Specialists in Lakeland & Winter Haven

Is a visit to the orthodontist in your future? Whether you have concerns about your child’s teeth or jaw alignment, or are considering treatment as an adult, Scott Orthodontics can provide you with the compassionate and individualized care you and your family deserve.
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Lakeland Regional Center for Fetal Care

Center for Fetal Care at Lakeland Regional Health: Providing specialized care for high-risk pregnancies

For expecting women who are more likely to develop problems during pregnancy, the doctors at the Center for Fetal Care at Lakeland Regional Health can provide the reassurance and additional care you need to help guide you through a healthy pregnancy and delivery.
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College Financial Aid

Finding Financial Aid for College or Career School

One of the biggest barriers for most of us, and our kids, when it comes to higher education is the cost. We hear the phrase “financial aid is available” but we’re often not sure where to start. Learn where you can find financial aid for college and career schools.
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Colleges and Technical Schools in Lakeland (6)

College Bound: Lakeland Style – Colleges & Technical Schools in Lakeland

If you or your child are considering continuing your education, good news! We have some pretty incredible schooling options right here in Polk County, so you can head to class not too far from home. Learn more about places to earn an associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree, as well as certification programs.
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