IF flying out to Finland is too much hassle for you this Christmas, then there is another way to see Lapland, much closer to home.

Here, we look at Lapland UK and how you can get tickets.

What is Lapland UK?

The winter wonderland can be found in Ascot, Berkshire and lets kids to live out their Christmas dreams with Santa and his team of helpers.

The park provides families with a "secret immersive adventure based on an original re-imagination of the Father Christmas myth".

After getting tickets, children receive ornate personalised invitations from Santa, sealed with wax in presentation boxes.

On arrival, guests are handed their own "Elf Passport" to give them permission to travel along the elven pathways and through a magical door.

They also get the chance to convert money into "jingle" currency, which they are able to spend at the park.

Once inside there will be treated to a 90-minute show of immersive theatre, with interactive performers.

There will also be a visit to the toy factory where youngsters get to help the elves, Whittle, Conker and Wish, build toys.

Then they can visit the "Mother Christmas" Kitchen where they can enjoy gingerbread decorating classes.

In addition to all of that, guests get to meet huskies and reindeer before the children are treated to an audience with the big man himself, Father Christmas.

There is also an ice skating rink, cafes, the post office and sweet shop, while further festive treats can be found in Pumpernickel's restaurant.

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The whole tour takes around four hours and is perfect for children of all ages.

The park also includes toys, which kids get to make in the workshop, which are then given to parents secretly in time for Christmas, as well as an apron they get to wear when they make gingerbread in the kitchen. A framed picture with Saint Nick is also included.

Kids are also sent a personalised box before the tour with invites from Lapland and Santa himself, with parents advised to put it in the fridge as it was "sent directly from Lapland".

When is it?

Lapland UK runs from November 11 until December 24, 2023.

How much does it cost?

Tickets start from £59pp, plus booking fees, and cost the same for both adults and children.

Complimentary tickets are available for babies under 12 months.

All bookings have a limit of eight people per group.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets for Lapland 2023 are on sale now, so it is important to grab them now before they sell out.

You can get your tickets for 2023 here.

What are the reviews?

Families have praised the experience for being inclusive of both parents and kids.

One woman wrote: "This is the only place in the UK on par with Disney Florida magic."

Someone else added: "I didn’t think I would say this (I’m not easily impressed) but it was worth every penny non of us will forget this experience in a hurry."

Celebrities are also fans – Holly Willoughby was spotted there in 2019, along with David Beckham, Idris Elba and Liv Tyler.

We visited Lapland UK for ourselves – here is what you can expect from the experience.

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