- TripBuzz found 70 things to do with kids in or near Lakeland, Florida, including 43 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Winter Haven, Zephyrhills, Lake Wales and Plant City.
- From Joker Marchant Stadium to Explorations V Children's Museum, the Lakeland area offers 84 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Aviation Museums, Botanical Gardens and Nature & Wildlife Areas.
- Located less than 40 minutes from Tampa, Lakeland, FL has a booming population of over 100,000 residents. As its namesake implies, Lakeland is home to 38 named lakes, and many other bodies of water that have not been named. Due to its rich history in Native American life and early American history, there are many notable spots to see.
Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum 4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL MoreLess Info
Aviation museum displays a collection of unique aircraft, aviation-history memorabilia, and aerospace learning activities
701 West Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33815 MoreLess Info
Lakeland, Florida is home to The Lakeland Center, a sports arena and performance venue. The Center is a popular setting for basketball games and figure skating competitions. It also regularly hosts concerts by the biggest starts in pop and rock music.
Popular blockbuster films and some smaller independent projects are shown at Cobb Lakeside 18. The site offers movies in IMAX, RealD 3D, and MFX D-Box along with specialty promotions throughout the week and a full-service bistro on site.
The Cinemark Lakeland Square Mall is a modern multiplex theater that features first run movies and the chain's own extra-large XD-brand screens and digital sound and projection. The theater also offers a spacious concession stand and video game arcade.
The Carmike Palm Cinema 3 movie theater is a family friendly facility that presents live performances, musical concerts, sporting events, and Hollywood productions. The movie theater also has a 78-ft wide movie screen.
Featuring movies on their second run, Carmike Palm Cinema 3 offers visitors discounted movie tickets compared to first run showings. The theater has a concession stand that offers movie theater standards like popcorn, candy, and refreshments.
The Sun'n Fun Air Museum is a museum that displays a large selection of models and memorabilia relating to airplanes. In addition to displaying memorabilia, the museum also hosts workshops, guided tours, and air shows.
Lakeland, Florida's Hollis Garden is a large, elaborate formal garden. It features sculptured bushes, elegant floral arrangements, exotic plants, intricate fountains and tasteful statues. There are also numerous places to sit and relax. Admission is free.