We’ve got our rainboots ready, because the rainy season starts this month. The Florida Thunderstorm Season runs from May 25-October 10 in West Central Florida, bringing frequent storms our way. Thankfully, you don’t have to stay inside when rainy days come. Keep exploring Lakeland with these indoor activities.
Stroll through a museum
Take advantage of time inside to learn something new. See the latest exhibit at the Polk Museum of Art, bring the kids to the Florida Children’s Museum, or let your curiosity take flight at the Florida Air Museum.
Have a park day
Bonnet Springs Park offers many covered and indoor areas, so you can still have fun when the rain comes. We love walking through the Nature Center or picnicking at the Boathouse. Just pack an umbrella for the walk from the parking lot.
Strike out boredom
Here’s a fun way to spend your spare time: Visit Orange Bowl Lanes in north Lakeland or Bowlero in south Lakeland for a few games of bowling. This is sure to be right up anyone’s alley.
Find a new read
Is there anything better than flipping open a book while thunder booms outside? Head to the Lakeland Public Library to check one out, or visit one of Lakeland’s independent book shops for the latest bestsellers, classics, or gently-used books. We recommend sipping a local coffee while you read.
Lace up your skates
When clouds roll in, so can you. Visit Skate World for a day of roller skating, or work on your figure skating at the Lakeland Ice Arena. Pro tip: If you’re not an Olympic-level skater, both businesses also offer lessons.
Do you have another fun way to avoid the rain this season? Make like the rain and drop us a line — we may share your suggestion.