“to wish is to believe”
back in 2007, a whole 9 years ago LaplandUK began its magical journey. mike and alison battle had become frustrated with the uk christmas offering, and with four young sons they set upon developing an original and innovative idea of recreating father christmas’ mythical arctic homeland here in the uk.
they employed hollywood set designers and west end performers to deliver an award-winning and immersive theatrical experience to be never forgotten.
tucked away in the heart of the crown estate in ascot, LaplandUK, welcome big and small folk to travel along secret pathways, uncover the hidden elven village and help father christmas’s elves make toys for the children of the world.
elf passports are waiting for children personally invited by father christmas to be stamped along a 3.5 hour mystical immersive journey where small folk make toys, decorate gingerbread with mother christmas, go ice skating, meet huskies and reindeer, write letters at the elves post office and finally enjoy a personalised meeting with father christmas in his snowy woodland home.
since it’s conception LaplandUK have welcome over 300,000 visitors and received national and international acclaim together with both royal and celebrity patronage for its unique and incredible christmas experience.
if you too fancy joining us and taking in the magical experience of lap land uk here are the visiting details:
open LaplandUK will open on saturday 19th november and close on christmas eve 2016.tours will depart from 9.00am – 5.00pm. please note that they will be closed on some weekdays you should check the website for these details.
where to find LaplandUK is situated at whitmoor forest, swinley road, ascot, berkshire, SL5 8BD and the closest station is approximately 1.5miles which is ascot station. there is free on site car parking at LaplandUK.
what to wear LaplandUK is an event in a natural forest setting, so do wrap up warm and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. the majority of the experience is inside to keep you warm and dry, but please be aware that elements of the LaplandUK event are outdoor so, despite best endeavours, the woodland pathways can, at times, become muddy.
tickets you can not buy tickets on the door you book in advance as numbers are limited.
ticket prices are tiered and start from £55pp for a superstar ticket all the way up to £130pp for the christmas eve special.
superstar tickets are for days that have been especially tailored and subsidised by LaplandUK to support families with additional needs, which enables all children to experience the magic of father christmas. signed tours have a sign language interpreter for guests who have hearing difficulties.
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disclaimer : we have been invited as a family to visit LaplandUK free of charge. we are thrilled to have been asked to review our visit and to cover our visit both on social media and on this blog. it goes without saying i am always honest and my views and opinions will always be my own.