Acu-Temp’s Cool Ideas for Summer Fun in Polk County

It’s that time of year again… the kids are out of school (and ecstatic about it) and the adults are sweating the idea of the long summer days and wondering how they will keep their families occupied for more than two months! First and foremost, don’t panic! Step two, let’s make some plans! 

As local residents of Polk County, Acu-Temp has been keeping Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow and Haines City folks cool since 1984. We grew up in these parts and we’re up to speed on the coolest summer fun activities the area has to offer. Stick with us and your family will look forward to summer all the more so each and every year.

Acu-Temp’s Top Summer Fun Activities in Polk County! 

Splish-Splash All Summer Long 

These are some of Acu-Temp’s favorite cool ideas for summer fun! There is ample opportunity in Polk County to beat the heat by hitting some form of water recreational activity. Both Lakelandand Winter Havenhave splash pad parks that are open to the public and FREE!!! That’s right, you pay nothing and your family has a blast in the process. If you’re wanting to take a dip, a wellness class, or swim lessons, Gandy Pool at Kelly Recreation Centeroffers convenient classes for the whole family and it won’t break the bank, as well as fun events like dive-in movie nights! You can also enjoy the many lakes in the area. Auburndale’s Lake Ariana Parkis a great spot to enjoy the lakefront life in Florida.  

It’s Showtime! Entertainment Galore!!!   

Entertaining the kids while they’re out of school can be a challenge, but you’ll be happy to note that there are tons of highly entertaining events and shows that will keep your family excited about summer. Each third Saturday of the month, the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Teamperforms a free show at 5pm at Martin Luther King Park on Lake Silver. The Cobb Theatres at Lakeside Villageoffer free shows for kids on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Cinemarkalso offers a discounted movie club, with tickets as low as $5 for a series of 10 movies. You can also join in on all the summer cool activities at your local library – each city in Polk County has their own summer programs available! 

Fun Times with Friends!  

If you’re looking for some active things to do this summer and you’d like to invite all the friends to come along, Acu-Temp’s got you covered! Explorations V Children’s Museumis tons of fun for the little ones and they have discount passes and special free days throughout the summer that make it just right for families. Bok Tower Gardensoffers many events and gorgeous gardens to explore. Bowling, roller skating, mini golf and arcades are also options for tons of fun with friends over the summer. Many of the bowling, skating rinks and arcades around Polk County offer special summer rates or family deals that make the fun affordable. You can also take the gang on a picnic or bike ride at one of the many beautiful parks in Polk – there’s so many to choose from you could hit a new park each week!!! 

Acu-Temp Keeps You Cool!  

For more cool ideas for summer fun in Lakeland, click here. Acu-Temp Heating & Cooling remains your number one source in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Auburndale, Haines City and all of Polk County for AC repair, air conditioning maintenance services, HVAC installation and more. As always, Acu-Temp’s expert technicians are on call 24/7 to make sure you keep your cool all summer long! Whether that means finding an activity to keep the kids busy, or you need us for AC repair and maintenance: we are here for you! 

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We’re in this summer heat wave together, and we’ll stay cool the entire time!!! Happy Summer Vacation!