LAPLAND UK is back this year, just in time for Christmas, and perfect for families who are missing out on their holiday abroad this December.

The festive event is the must-visit place to take your kids, with celebs including Holly Willougby a fan.

What is Lapland UK?

Lapland UK, located in Ascot, Berkshire, allows kids to live out their dreams with Santa and his team.

After entering the park, guests are given an "Elf Passport" to travel along the elven pathways and through a magical door, as well as being able to buy "jingle" currency to spend at the experience.

Inside is a 90 minute show of immersive theatre, where performers interact with the audience.

Also along the way is a visit to the Toy Factory where kids can help build the toys, as well as "Mother Christmas'" Kitchen with gingerbread decorating classes.

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Kids will be able to meet huskies, reindeer and by the end of it, Father Christmas.

A visit to the ice skating rink as well as cafes, the post office and the sweet shop are also part of the day.

The entire tour takes up to four hours and is perfect for even young children.

The experience includes two toys along the way – a Cosy the Snowman toy which they made in the workshop (which is given to parents secretly in time for Christmas) and husky dog toy.

A framed photograph with Santa 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".

What are the current Covid rules?

Guests must download the Lapland UK app to certify they do not show any symptoms of Covid before entry.

Elements of the show have been redesigned, including the flow and seating arrangements, to support families staying their distance from other groups and to make sure guests are separated from the performers and each other in accordance with social distancing requirements.

What are the reviews?

Families praise 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 has recently been spotted there, along with David Beckham, Idris Elba and Liv Tyler.

How much does it cost?

Tickets cost £75 this year, and is running for longer than usual.

The event opens tomorrow (December 2) and will run until January 10.

Here are some other festive events going ahead this year including pantomimes and light shows.

One hotel in Michigan has launched a special Buddy the Elf Inspired suite experience, running from November 21 to December 31.

A hotel in New York is offering a lavish Christmas package deal with a private ice-rink, personal Nutcracker performance and even a private driver, butler, nanny and massage therapist – for £132k.

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