This weekend we stepped into the elf kingdom to enjoy Lapland UK. Lapland UK is hidden in the enchanted forest just beyond Ascot in Berkshire. The day started in the enchanted forest before walking through a magical door into the snowy elf village. Although the children’s journey had begun a week before, when a letter arrived. They were asked to come and help Father Christmas get organised as there is toy shortage (hatchimal anyone!!). The interactive experience is magical from beginning to end and the attention to detail is unlike anything else. Sometimes there are huge perks to being a blogger and being asked to come a write a Lapland UK review is one of them!
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Lapland UK is an immersive theatrical experience for the whole family to enjoy. To see if this is the case, we not only took seven year old Erin but big brother Dylan (12) and sister Chloe (16). The smiles on their faces spoke volumes and they really got involved in all the activities. They enjoyed seeing their sister in amazement and awe and it was a brilliant family day out.
Into the Village
Once through into the elf village we were guided to the toy factory where every child helps make some of the toys that are needed for Christmas morning. The children stuff a Reindeer and these can later be purchased. We bought one which we were given discreetly as we did not want Erin to see it.
Next, it is a visit to Mother Christmas’s kitchen. It is time to pop on a hat and apron and decorate some gingerbread. Once a story has been read to the children they are invited to have some time in a elf village. The time given is 1hr 30mins. There are shops to explore, places to eat and in the center an ice rink where you can skate for as long as you choose. In the shops you can buy sweets and treats and extra money is needed for that. We wanted to get some food but were disappointed with the choice as they did not have any buns for the hotdogs!
The experience is totally magical and of course it culminates with a trip to meet Father Christmas in his lodge. Erin was blown away and the look on her face when he started talking to her about her best friends, who he knew by name of course, plus he knew all about her being an angel in the nativity and her achievements at swimming.
The whole experience is slick, with practically no waiting, no queues and plenty of elves and friendly helpers. The cost of the experience ranges from £85 to £130 per person. Whilst initially this does sound expensive there are no hidden costs. Car parking, ice skating and the gift from Father Christmas is all included. This year’s gift was a beautiful cuddly Husky Dog.
Lapland UK is magical, it is the place of dreams. As Erin said ‘Lapland is better than you can dream of‘. This is a premium experience in a beautiful location, if you compare it with a theatre trip the price is similar for top end tickets. You can book Lapland UK tickets on the website.
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Disclosure: We we gifted entry in exchange for writing a Lapland UK review, all thoughts and photo all our own.