We had the most magical experience last weekend when we visited LapLandUK for the second year. It really is the best Christmas event we have been to, and we were thrilled to visit again.
Having been before we were even more excited to be visiting again. We drove from West Wales, an easy (but over four hour) drive along the M4 to Junction 10. Our Sat Nav found LapLandUK easily nestling in Whitmoor Forest at Ascot. There are temporary direction signs too. On arrival, there was loads of free parking then just a short walk through the Enchanted Forest to the entrance. I was so excited now!
It is just all so magical. Mummy checked us in and we collected our Elf Passports before waiting a few minutes to be welcomed by an Elf. After his introduction we were lead down a twinkly path to a clearing where another Elf was pottering about. He also welcomed us before another Elf joined him. They were called the old Sage and Eeko Elf. I couldn’t take my eyes off them! Eeko told us wonderful tales of how elves are grown from pine cones and have a Cone Day instead of a birthday and that Wishes go up to the sky and dance around to be seen as The Northern Lights.
After singing the right song loud enough, we were allowed through a special door into LapLand. It was snow covered, beautiful and very exciting. We walked to the Toy log cabin with more Elves. I made a cuddly reindeer and a wooden bear for other children for Christmas Eve. Luke (big bro) and big sis Lea helped me.
We then walked through to Mother Christmas’s cabin and decorated ginger bread men. She told us that Father Christmas loves ginger bread! Mother Christmas read us a story too.
We walked through more magical snow covered trees, past little Elf houses into the village. where there was a skating rink, Elf Restaurant, Baubles Shop, Pixie Mix’s Sweet Shop and the Elf Post Office.
We watched the ice skating, and made our way to the Elf Restaurant. Big folk meals were 10J, Small folk meals were 5J (A ‘J’ is a Jingle which is £1) You can only pay by credit / debit card or Jingles in the village, you can change your £££’s to Jingles in the Post Office. Filter coffee was 3J, Hot Chocolate 4J Cans of pop 2J. Not the cheapest, but the food was delicious.
We headed to the Elf Post Office where we swopped our money for Jingles and also got a red velvet pouch to keep them in. I wrote and posted my letter to FC. You also could send a postcard home for 2J. I wrote ‘Santa’ for the first time! Mummy was squealing!
We spent a good four hour hours at magical LapLandUK. It is open until Christmas Eve and tickets are available from £65 each.
Why visit LapLandUK?
On top of the most magical experience ever, all this is included in the entry price:
- Write a letter to Father Christmas in the Elf Post Office and post in a special letter box.
- Decorating a Ginger Bread Man to take with you to eat.
- A personalised meeting with Father Christmas in his log cabin. He knew a lot about me!
- A photo with Father Christmas.
- A beautiful Husky Dog teddy from Father Christmas.
Our Top Tips for visiting LapLandUK:
- Arrive at least an hour before your experience time to allow for walking from the car park and queuing to check in. There is a little cafe in the entrance if you want a drink. The next refreshment stop is in the village.
- Remember which car park you are in!
- Make sure your phone / camera is charged with lots of memory. The photo opportunities are just breathtaking.
- There is barely any signal and no WiFi in LapLand! It was quite nice for Mummy not to have to worry about updating her social media 😉
- Do swop at least £1 for a Jingle in the Elf Post Office to keep as a souvenir, You get a lovely red pouch too.
There was very little change from last year, but that made it even more magical as we remembered our last visit and what was to come. I am only four so could remember some of last year but was SO excited to be back.
Goodbye and thank you LaplandUK for another year. We really hope to visit you again next year. Merry Christmas!
Have you visited LapLandUK?