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