Day 3 – Our Final Day at Santa’s Lapland

Saariselka

The final day of our visit to Santa’s Lapland was a nice relaxing day in comparison to the busyness of the Search for Santa day the previous day. Check-out time at the Saariselkä Inn is 10am, so we got up, dressed and packed everything up before we had breakfast so we could make the most of the time we had left. We had been given a coach time of mid-afternoon and were able to leave our cases at the pub, where we have breakfast, where they would be looked after until it was time to leave. The first thing on our… Continue Reading “Day 3 – Our Final Day at Santa’s Lapland”

Searching for Santa at Santa’s Lapland

Searching for Santa at Santa's Lapland

Day two of our three-day trip to Saariselkä was our Search for Santa day. We were given our coach times the day before we left and we were one of the first to arrive for our day that promised to be packed full of fun. Tucked in our pockets were our magic tickets (the kids letters to Santa, that we had “posted” a few weeks previously) and the timings for our husky rides, the only set time given on the day. The rest of the day we could do whatever took our fancy. We arrived to a covering of fresh snow… Continue Reading “Searching for Santa at Santa’s Lapland”

Staying in Santa’s Saariselkä Inn with Santa’s Lapland

Saariselka

We have just got home from a magical break with Santa’s Lapland and we had the most amazing time. Going on a Santa break is not cheap, especially when you take into consideration that you are only actually on resort for around 48 hours and I priced up lots of options before I made our booking last year. In the end I opted for the cheapest option which was staying in the Saariselkä Inn. but I have to admit this was the only part of the holiday that was slightly disappointing. The hotel itself is built in a traditional Lapland style… Continue Reading “Staying in Santa’s Saariselkä Inn with Santa’s Lapland”

The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky 2017

Paultons Park Christmas

It is that time of year when us parents are thinking about where to take the small people to visit Father Christmas or where to have the perfect festive day out. I want to know where the best Christmas Days out are all over the country! Have you had Mother Christmas read you a story at LaplandUK, marvelled at Bluestone’s Kingdom of the Elves, helped Rudolph get home at Winter Wonderland at Peppa Pig World or simply know the best Christmas market to visit near you? It’s simple to join in, just add your blog link below but please remember to… Continue Reading “The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky 2017”

What to pack for a holiday to Lapland

Lapland

Visiting Lapland with the kids to meet Father Christmas has been top of my bucket list for the last few years. It is recommended not to take babies and toddlers as the weather is extremely cold outside, generally around -12ᶜ and sometimes as low as -30ᶜ this time of year, so we have been waiting until Sebastian is old enough to enjoy it too. If you are travelling to Lapland with an organised tour they may provide some of your kit, including a thermal outer-suit made for Arctic conditions, cosy woollen socks, snow-boots, outer gloves and a hat. The key… Continue Reading “What to pack for a holiday to Lapland”

The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky 2016

Lapland UK

It is that time of year when parents with young children are thinking about where to take them to visit Father Christmas. If like us you dream of taking them to Lapland but funds don’t allow, tell us where you recommend (or don’t) take the small people for a magical experience. I want to know where the best Christmas Days out are all over the country! Have you had Mother Christmas read you a story at LaplandUK, marvelled at Bluestone’s Kingdom of the Elves, helped Rudolph get home at Winter Wonderland at Peppa Pig World or simply know the best Santa… Continue Reading “The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky 2016”

The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky!

It is that time of year when parents with young children are thinking about where to take them to visit Father Christmas. If like us you dream of taking them to Lapland but funds don’t allow, tell us where you recommend (or don’t) taking the small people for a magical experience. I want to know where the best Christmas Days out are all over the country! Have you had Mother Christmas read you a story at Marwell, marvelled at Bluestone’s Kingdom of the Elves, partied at Warwick Castle or simply know the best Santa to visit near you? It’s simple… Continue Reading “The Great Big Christmas Days Out Linky!”

The Magic of Christmas is here!

LaplandUK, the UK’s immersive theatrical Christmas experience for children, is pleased to announce tickets to this year’s magical event are on sale now. With less than 100 days to go before Christmas day, the public will be able to book tickets to visit Father’s Christmas’ mythical Arctic homeland on the Windsor Estate, which opens its festive gateway on Saturday 21 st November and closes on Christmas Eve. The brainchild of husband and wife, Mike and Alison Battle, the family run LaplandUK was born in 2006 out of personal frustration at the lack of good quality Christmas experiences that celebrate childhood innocence and the traditional Christmas values… Continue Reading “The Magic of Christmas is here!”