Northern Lights Adventure with Santa’s Lapland

Northern Lights Tour

Seeing the Northern Lights is top of my bucket list, so when we discovered that you can take part in a Northern Lights Safari when we were staying at Santa’s Lapland we couldn’t pass up on the opportunity. We booked it for after our Search for Santa Day which mean’t we had to leave that slightly earlier (3.30pm), but we had made sure we packed everything in that we wanted to do. It is dark in Lapland by 3.30pm, so the tour departs by coach from the Holiday Club at 4.30pm. We did chuckle that the coach drove us two… Continue Reading “Northern Lights Adventure with 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”

Our Journey to Lapland with Santa’s Lapland

Small Planet

When I booked our holiday to Lapland, the plan was to keep it a secret from all the family. The plan worked at first, but when it came to Hubby booking his holiday from work, I gave in and told him what I was up to. However, we both agreed it should be a surprise for the kids. Thankfully, now all the kids are at school, researching and buying everything we needed to pack for Lapland was fairly simple and even when the cases came out of the loft the night before we were due to travel, they didn’t raise… Continue Reading “Our Journey to Lapland with 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”

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”

A Tour of MSC Cruise Lines Preziosa

Last year we were lucky enough to go on our first cruise and it is safe to say that we fell in love with sailing the seven seas, as it is a great way of visiting lots of countries without the hassle of constantly packing and unpacking. I was invited onboard the MSC Preziosa whilst it was docked locally in Southampton with Tots100 for their #BlogCampOnBoard conference and I couldn’t wait to see what was in store. Getting up close and personal with a cruise ship is always a real treat as nothing prepares you for their sheer size, especially… Continue Reading “A Tour of MSC Cruise Lines Preziosa”

Why Visit Kefalonia, Greece

Myrtos Beach

Greece is one of my favourite holiday destinations and I have been lucky enough to visit several of its beautiful islands. One of my favourites is Kefalonia, the biggest Ionian island whose green mountains contrast perfectly with the crystal blue waters. The island is famed for its beautiful beaches and was chosen for filming the Hollywood movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Apart from swimming and water sports, Kefalonia has many places to see, from picturesque villages to Medieval castles, beautiful monasteries to caves. I have very fond memories of visiting the Drogarati Caves, which is an impressive cave with remarkable formations… Continue Reading “Why Visit Kefalonia, Greece”

Holiday Tips for Parents

We all know that family travel can be stressful, but a little bit of organisation goes a long way and came take the strain off. This summer online voucher code and money-saving website www.myvouchercodes.co.uk are sharing their top travel tips for families. They have created a video packed full of helpful tips for families heading out this summer and are working with Thomson to offer parents the best deals. Want to get involved, then you can share your tips with #MVCxThomson on Twitter and Facebook. Travelling with young children isn’t easy, however www.myvouchercodes.co.uk and have banded together to share their… Continue Reading “Holiday Tips for Parents”