Is Lapland UK Worth The Money? Our Lapland UK Review

Is Lapland UK worth the money? I thought I’d write my Lapland review for any parents looking to book tickets.

There’s no denying that it’s expensive — but is it worth it? Read on…

‘Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house,
Every creature was stirring,
As they’d all been kept awake by two very excited little twin boys.

OK — I know that the old rhyme didn’t go *quite* like that but that is definitely what’s been happening in our home this evening.

I’ve always loved Christmas — and have had a childlike fascination for all the myth and legend surrounding it.

Everything from the birth of Jesus to Father Christmas.

I love it all.

But the festive season kind of takes on a different slant when you have children. And since we’ve had the twins, we’ve been lucky enough to enjoy Christmas through their eyes too.

The Lead Up To Christmas

For me, the whole of December means a glorious excuse to spend time with friends and family. The lead up to Christmas presents golden opportunities to do fun things.

Weekends are (very well) spent, getting into the festive spirit.

Fetching the tree is always a highlight; and something that I’ve loved since I was a small child. But since my boy and I have been together, it’s even more of a tradition. I’d go as far as to say that it’s my favourite day of the whole year.

There are parties to go to; Carol concerts to attend.

And — since we’ve been parents — there is also ‘The Annual Trip To see Father Christmas’.

And although we’ve taken this pretty seriously for the last couple of years (and picked our Santa’s grotto wisely) this year we figured that — as the boys were a little older and more switched on — we’d take them somewhere really special.

A Visit to Lapland UK

Is Lapland UK Worth The Money? Find out with our honest review of Lapland UK
Is Lapland UK Worth The Money? Find out with our honest review of Lapland UK
Is Lapland UK Worth The Money? Find out with our honest review of Lapland UK
Is Lapland UK Worth The Money? Find out with our honest review of Lapland UK
The Bauble shop at Lapland UK
Baulbles at Lapland UK
A very merry Christmas at Lapland UK

A few reasons why I loved Lapland UK

As its name might suggest — IS in actual Lapland. Just accessed through a magical doorway in the UK.

And, to my mind, as any kind of event is best enjoyed with friends and family, we invited along some of our faves so we could enjoy the experience with them and their children.

Going to meet Father Christmas is fun —for both  adults and children alike — but even more so when a group of you go together.

And Lapland UK is truly amazing. I could wax lyrical all day about why I think it’s worth the hefty price-tag.

There are certainly too many things to fit in one post.

But here’s a few reasons why I loved it.

Magic trees at Lapland UK
Is Lapland UK Worth The Money? Find out with our honest review of Lapland UK — it feels a bit like a west end show

It Feels Like West End Show

I love the fact that you feel as though you’ve been immersed in a fabulous, well rehearsed, West-End show.

The attention to detail.

Every surface has been given a sprinkle of Lapland magic; it’s on a par with Disney in terms of the beautiful propping and set designs.

lapland UK post office
The post elf at Lapland UK
Letters to Santa

There’s So Much To Do

There was so much to do; and I think this was the thing that surprised me the most.

The children made toys — ‘Build-A-Bear’ stylee.

And decorated gingerbread biscuits.

They watched the elves perform their duties — which was akin to the very best pantomine.

They went ice-skating — and met reindeer and huskies.

our lapland UK review

What’s Included in The Cost?

All of those things were included in the cost.

So whilst the ticket price might initially seem a little costly — in comparison to other Santa experiences —it’s much, much more than ‘just’ meeting Father Christmas.

I don’t think I’d quite appreciated that initially, when I’d looked at their website.

Is Lapland UK Worth The Money — just look at this attention to detail
Me and my big boy at Lapland UK
Me and my little elves at Lapland UK — our lapland UK review
Traditional elf greeting at Lapland UK
Is Lapland UK Worth The Money — we think so!
we think so!
cousins enjoying Lapland UK — our lapland UK review
Meeting the townfolk at Lapland UK
In the magic forest at Lapland UK — our lapland UK review

Spending Time With Family and Friends

When we first arrived, there was so much going on and our attention was totally captivated; by everything we saw and the tasks that the elves had in store for us.

But midway through the experience (and that really is the best word for it — it is an experience) we had a fabulous opportunity to spend a couple of hours relaxing and catching up with our friends and family.

It was much needed after the initial whirlwind.

We spent time in the Elven Village; eating lunch, drinking boozy hot-chocolate (the big folk — not the small folk), having a much needed catch up and enjoying the company of people we’d not seen for ages.

Is Lapland UK Worth The Money — just look at this attention to detail
Meeting up with friends and family at Lapland UK

Is Lapland UK Worth The Money?

It was such a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Only made better by the looks on our children’s’ faces when they met the big man in red.

And that, was priceless.

Is Lapland UK Worth The Money — definitely — just look at this!
Pictures from Lapland UK
The star of the show.
Is Lapland UK Worth The Money — we think so! These happy faces say it all!
Is Lapland UK Worth The Money — we think so! These happy faces say it all!

Lapland UK is such a gift. There are some things in life that are costly to buy but, to be honest, nothing is more precious that spending time with dear friends and family. And seeing the joy on your child’s face when they realise that — it’s true — Santa really is real.

I’ve made a little film to go with this post. It gives much more of a flavour of our day.

Pop and have a look if you’ve a few extra minutes to spare

And finally, I wish you a very, merry Christmas! xx

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About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

6 thoughts on “Is Lapland UK Worth The Money? Our Lapland UK Review

  1. It looks like the perfect experience for the children, and an overgrown one like me! I’m going to book for this year now x

    1. I can’t recommend it enough — it really was magical. My boys still talk about it now, almost a year on!! It’s the BEST meet and greet with Father Christmas that we’ve ever taken them to :)

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