Dear Mummy, where have you been? Don’t think you can leave the house without me knowing! I knew something was up when you took your camera and excitedly left for the train station to Waterloo. Little did I know the adventure you’d go on!
You see my mummy was called upon by the elves, not any old elves but our friends from LaplandUK. The ones we met last year when we visited the wonderful Christmas attraction. They were on official Father Christmas business in the big city and wanted to show her something before they opened up their doors to the public…
Father Christmas sent his top elves on a mission to spread Christmas cheer and tell how the LaplandUK story came to be. Lisa Snowdon hosted a breakfast event to celebrate the 10th year of LaplandUK with the attraction’s founders Alison and Mike Battle, two big folk who are helping the elves on their quest.
The first elves my mummy met were from the woodland, Sage and Eeko, who welcomed her into a magical room at Spring restaurant, Somerset House in London. She had her magic passport ready and was guided through the new toys and a special book release to celebrate LaplandUK’s 10th anniversary this year.
With lots of exciting things planned for this years attraction and the introduction of some new elves to the scene, LaplandUK sure seems like it’s going from strength to strength. Great for Father Christmas’s team and children all over the UK.
Lisa Snowdon read an extract from the new illustrated book, Lapland – The Untold Story of Father Christmas. It is a wonderful story which fills in gaps to the multiple renditions of the Christmas tale and makes the traditional version more accessible to little folk like me. Fuelling my imagination with the back stories from Father Christmas’s helpers.
Watch our video of the event!
After reading this book we now know who is the head elf in the workshop, who collects the wishes and how that magical door in Ascot works. Joining up the dots between the stories of old and the new story of LaplandUK.
We love the characters they have introduced over the years from Wish, collector of wishes, whose skirt has been made up from the Northern Lights, Pixie Mixie the sweetest fairy we have ever met and of course the old favourites Whittle and Conker who are busy in the workshops. Conker of course is still trying to earn his special bell. Each elf has a wonderful back story which you can find on LaplandUK’s website. We can’t wait to meet Zauber the most magical one of them all!
We loved listening to Alison and Mike Battle talk about their Christmas experiences and why they helped Father Christmas create LaplandUK and get the message out. The attraction brings so much magic to little folk and big folk each year. They even had a shout out from Elton John recently. Please watch our little video with snippets from the interview.
We can’t wait to experience all the magic again this Christmas. Father Christmas and Mrs Christmas certainly have a great team behind them. One that we are all getting to know one Elf wave at a time.
The new book, Lapland – The Untold Story of Father Christmas is available here.
Have you ever been to LaplandUK?
Love Bella and her big folks x
Where to buy: www.LaplandUK.co.uk
Selected dates between: 18th November – Christmas Eve 24th December
Ticket prices: From £65 plus booking fee
21 thoughts on “On official Father Christmas business with LaplandUK”
Oh we LOVE Lapland UK, we had the best day ever together last year and are going again in December. This looks like a fun event!
It was really good fun! Can’t wait to join in all the magic again at LaplandUK this year 🙂
Can you capture,err,snag me a elf if you go back? Asking for a cheetah….
Never been to LaplandUK but it looks like fun…
That book looks amazing, such a perfect Christmas gift. We haven’t been to Lapland yet, but I’m really looking forward to going when my son is old enough to fully appreciate it.
I was so gutted I didn’t get to attend this event, it looks like lots of fun. Cannot wait to visit Lapland UK this year
I’ve never been to Lapland UK but I love all things Christmas and this looks so much fun!
I’ve never been to Lapland UK before but now that I’m a mum I’m sure I will visit it in the upcoming years! Need to get into the Christmas vibe now I guess aha x
That book looks truly beautiful, so glad you had a great day. Lapland UK is definitely on our wish list of things to do.
We have been and love it there, that book looks wonderful.
Oh I was invited to this event but I couldn’t make it and I was gutted! But we are visiting Lapland UK in December this year for the first time and I am SUPER excited! The book is lovely (I read it online) and it explains everything so well. #sharingthebloglove
Everyone’s costumes are so well done, it makes such a difference when you want to get lost in the magic of the place 🙂
The costumes are really amazing – such a great event!
Oh Bella how exciting does this look? I actually want to read that book myself, it would really get me in the Christmas spirit! xx
We loved Lapland UK last year and can’t wait to go back again this year. It really it is a magical place and I know my girls will love it again. Thank you for joining us at #sharingthebloglove
Wow that looks amazing! I’ve never been and would love to take my daughter one year. It’s pretty far from us I think though. Book sound me nice too x #SharingtheBlogLove
Wow sounds great. I’d love to take my daughter there one day. It’s oretty far from us I think but looks definitely worth it. Book sounds nice too. X #SharingtheBlogLove
oh wow why have i never heard of this before being mum to 8 and a huge fan of celebrating Christmas and all the stories that come with it that bring memories , i need to go take a closer look
This looks like a lovely event! We went to Lapland UK last year and it was incredible – just the most magical day! I can’t wait to take both my boys one day and see their little faces light up! Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove
Love this, would really like to take the kids to LaplandUK. The book sounds fab! #dreamteam
I’ve never been to the UK, but the book looks awesome! #DreamTeam
Wow it all looks fabulous! I bet your Mummy came away from this feeling super Christmassy!! Thanks so much for linking to #DreamTeam! xxx