- 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.
Florida Air Museum 4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, FL MoreLess Info
Aviation museum displays homebuilt and military planes, plus artifacts from the largest collection of Howard Hughes memorabilia in the world
The Shallow Grave is a haunted attraction popular among those who love the thrill of being scared. During visits to the attraction, guests are haunted by the frightening costumed individuals that fill the attraction's haunted hills.
Opened in 1989, the Genesis Zoology Ctr is a facility dedicated to rehabilitating rescued animals of all kinds. The facility is home to several endangered species, including the Florida Panther and several Siberian Tigers.
With beautiful landscaping, numerous trees and a pond, Burchwood Park is a calm retreat. Lawn areas, a playground and picnic pavilion provide relaxing spaces for recreation while ducks and geese provide viewing entertainment.
The Cobb Grand 10 Cinemas offers 10 screens of new movie releases, complete with digital projection and stadium seating. The cinemas also offers live screenings of performances from the Metropolitan Opera.
For close-up views of Florida wildlife, Wildleigh Ecotours - Day Tours offers tours via pontoon boat as well as kayak and paddleboard. The tour operator is a certified master naturalist in wetlands and offers educational programs as well.
Theatre Winter Haven is dedicated to offering budding thespians of all ages the chance to shine on stage. Featuring regular theatrical productions and open auditions, this non-profit theatre also provides workshops and classes as well as over 120 productions a year.
Winter Haven's Rotary Park offers a variety of amenities including a playground, skate park, baseball field, basketball and sand volleyball courts and competition horseshoe pit. The park also has a clubhouse available for private rental.
Plant City's Dinosaur World boasts the world's largest collection of life-sized dinosaur statues. The Florida location spans over 200 acres, and allows visitors to explore a variety of interactive exhibits in a natural setting.
Operated as a family business, Turkey Creek Stables organizes trail rides into the surrounding forests with visitors. The venue also hosts a speed show where visitors can see experienced horseback riders do tricks and display their skills.