NEWS FLASH, Strictly Come Dancing the UK biggest show will be dancing at LaplandUK this Christmas.

NOVEMBER 2013
Strictly Come Dancing at LaplandUKWe are thrilled to announce that Strictly Come Dancing will be filming some of their Christmas Day Special at our beautiful Windsor Estate home this December

Keep dancing……….. Now with curly toes!

Father Christmas is moving to Berkshire!

AUGUST 2013
We are thrilled to announce that LaplandUK 2013 will be staged at beautiful Whitmoor Forest, part of the Windsor Estate, Berkshire. It’s hard to imagine a more enchanting home for Father Christmas and his elves...

Famous Faces at LaplandUK

JANUARY 2013
Were you lucky enough to have a celebrity on your tour at LaplandUK 2012?
We were thrilled to welcome some famous faces to our magical world in December , including Cheryl Cole, Vic and Nancy Reeves, Natasha Kaplinsky and Kirsty Allsop to name but a few.
Very often we do not know in advance which celebrities will be visiting us but the list of who has been spotted at LaplandUK is growing and just proves that we all ‘Believe in the Magic’!

PAUL McCARTNEY - SINGER SONGWRITER
MARK OWEN - SINGER TAKE THAT
WILL CHAMPION - DRUMMER COLDPLAY
DAVINA McCALL - TV PRESENTER
PETER ANDRE - SINGER
VIC REEVES - TV PERSONALITY
KIRSTY ALLSOP - TV PRESENTER
RUTH LANGSFORD - TV PRESENTER
ALEX JONES - TV PRESENTER
ZOE BALL - TV PRESENTER / DJ
DAVID BADDIEL - TV PERSONALITY
DANNY DYER - ACTOR
KATIE HILL - TV PRESENTER
GABY LOGAN - TV PRESENTER
CHARLIE BROOKS - ACTOR
JANEY LEE GRACE - RADIO PRESENTER
CARRIE LONGTON - FOUNDER MUMSNET
DAVID SULLIVAN - WEST HAM FC
GARY LUCY - ACTOR
ANDY JOHNSON - FOOTBALLER
PADDY McCARTHY - FOOTBALLER
JON COATES - FILM DIRECTOR (THE SNOWMAN)
CHERYL COLE - SINGER GIRLS ALOUD
JAMES MORRISON - SINGER
ALAN CARR - COMEDIAN
GERI HALLIWELL - SINGER SPICE GIRLS
KATIE PRICE - TV PERSONALITY
NANCY SORRELL - TV PERSONALITY
EAMONN HOLMES - TV PRESENTER
JEREMY KYLE - TV PRESENTER
NATASHA KAPLINSKY - NEWSREADER
FAT BOY SLIM - DJ
JANE TORVILL - ICE SKATER TV PERSONALITY
NATASHA HAMILTON - SINGER ATOMIC KITTEN
JEFF BRAZIER - TV PRESENTER
KENNY LOGAN - RUGBY PLAYER
LINDA PAPADOPOULOS - PSYCHOLOGIST
DANIEL MAYS - ACTOR
JAQUELINE GOLD - ANN SUMMERS
GRAHAM DENE - RADIO DJ
DOMINIC WOOD - TV ENTERTAINER
CLINT DEMPSEY - FOOTBALLER
ADAM AFRIYIE - MP

 

Beating the retreatLaplandUK launches ClubELf, our free new online club for your small folk!

DECEMBER 2012
We are excited to announce the launch of our very own Elf Club for your little ones to play with their favourite LaplandUK characters online.
Games, colouring sheets, recipes and more to keep your small folk amused.
Simply log on at www.clubelf.co.uk, discover their elf names and enjoy the festive fun.


Introducing The Invitation, LaplandUK’s beautiful new animation

DECEMBER 2012
We are often asked to explain exactly what LaplandUK is and what families can expect to experience on a LaplandUK daytrip so in keeping with our magical narrative, we commissioned a group of talented animators to produce a short film to tell the story of the LaplandUK experience.
You can see The Invitation by clicking the video on our homepage.
We hope you enjoy it!

OK Magazine at LaplandUKHUSKY HEAVEN – LAPLANDUK’S VERY OWN CLOTHING RANGE FOR FATHER CHRISTMAS’ FAVOURITE FURRY FRIENDS

NOVEMBER 2012
Newly designed for Christmas 2012 and exclusive to LaplandUK , adorable new outfits for your child’s favourite husky toy including Mother and Father Christmas as well as our toy factory and gingerbread elves’ costumes.
Available exclusively at LaplandUK this Christmas.

OK Magazine at LaplandUK

OK Magazine at LaplandUK
Now even OK Magazine feature our ticket release, ho ho ho!

SEPTEMBER 2012

LaplandUK huskies win at Crufts 2012

MARCH 2012
We are delighted to report that 3 of the beautiful huskies you meet when visiting LaplandUK were show winners at Crufts 2012. Well done to Kohuna, Yana and Hania!!

Superstar Day Success

DECEMBER 2011
We were delighted that so many children with additional needs were able to join us on our first ever Superstar Days in December. We'd like to say a huge thank you to the very generous corporate companies who sponsored some of the children to visit.

Milkshake film at LaplandUK

DECEMBER 2011
Popular Channel 5 children's programme Milkshake spent the day at LaplandUK joining in the festive fun with our elves. LaplandUK featured daily on Milkshake throughout December. To see some of the filming, click here.

LaplandUK introduces its very own Elf Currency - the Elf Jingle

SEPTEMBER 2011
If you ever wondered what kind of money elves use, now you know-it's the Elf Jingle! Now you can really believe you are in the North Pole as you visit the Elf Bank to get your 'local' currency this Christmas!

Beating the retreat

LaplandUK creators visit the roots of
Father Christmas in Turkey

AUGUST 2011
Mike and Alison Battle took their family to Demre in Turkey to visit the Church of St Nicholas, birthplace of the modern Father Christmas legend. St Nicholas was a fourth century red robed Turkish bishop who secretly carried out great acts of kindness and was a patron saint of children. Legend has it one day he climbed onto the rooftop of a poor neighbour unable to afford his daughter's dowry and dropped a purse of coins down the chimney- it landed in a stocking drying by the fireplace and so the tradition of a kindly gift bearer bringing presents down the chimney was born.

Beating the retreat

Commander's Reception and Beating the Retreat

JULY 2011
LaplandUK founders Mike and Alison Battle were honoured to be invited by Brigadier Wolsely of the South East Brigade to attend the Commander's Reception and traditional Beating of the Retreat Ceremony performed by the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas at Dover Castle on July 14th. The Reception was to thank members of the community for supporting the Armed Forces during the year and for LaplandUK, this meant providing complimentary visits to the families of the Armed Forces.

LaplandUK is delighted to have welcomed more Forces' families as our guests this season.



LaplandUK Releases A Minute of Magic...

NOVEMBER 2011

The queue is growing!

JULY 2011
We are excited to report that the number of you who have registered your interest for priority tickets is up 24% year on year. Don't forget to let your friends know they can book early by registering at http://www.laplanduk.co.uk/email_capture.php

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Heart Radio record LaplandUK's Christmas jingle

October 2010
Winners of BBC's Last Choir Standing competition, Only Men Aloud, were among the 17 strong choir invited by Heart Radio to record LaplandUK's Christmas jingle this week. With lyrics describing the delights of LaplandUK to our website favourite, Troika, it can be heard daily on Heart Kent from 18th October.

Lapland Christmas Jingle



Download the Lapland Christmas Jingle MP3 (right click and select 'Save As')

Pelham Puppets

Pelham Puppets' Pinocchio Toy Factory for 2010

September 2010
Children invited to help the elves in Father Christmas' toy factory this Christmas 2010 will be constructing the most famous puppet in the world- Pinocchio.

Exclusively designed for LaplandUK, by world famous British puppet makers Pelham Puppets, these beautiful handmade, unique Pinocchio puppets are sure to bring the delights of traditional puppetry to a whole new generation.



Loyalty Bonus for Returning Customers 2010

July 2010
All returning customers who book before 31st August 2010 will receive a FREE photograph of their meeting with Father Christmas as a thank you for their continued loyalty.



The soldier's story

Dec 2009
We were all moved when we received a telegram from a soldier serving in Afghanistan asking Father Christmas to give his wife and son a special hug when they visited LaplandUK as it would be their first Christmas apart.

Inspired by this magic moment, LaplandUK invited 200 families of troops serving in Afghanistan to be our guests and receive special messages from their loved ones overseas delivered by Father Christmas himself. A magical day was enjoyed by all!

We wish all our brave troops and their families a merry Christmas.



Image of local school children learning about Sami culture

Local school children learn about Sami culture

12 November 2009
Over 500 local school children from Lamberhurst St Mary's and Ticehurst Primary schools came as our guests to experience a LaplandUK day trip and learn about Sami culture.After the children had experienced the full LaplandUK day trip, including hot meal and husky gift from Father Christmas, it was time to learn a little about Sami culture.Headteacher of Lamberhurst St Mary's Primary School Caroline Bromley said "Everyone in our group loved LaplandUK; it was amazing, the whole experience was just magical."

The children have now started a project on Sami culture so the trip proved educational too!



LaplandUK supplier wins retailer of the year award!

12 October 2009
Congratulations go to Banger Brothers, London who recently won the prestigious Lunch! Independent Retailer of the year award 2009. Celebrating the best of the quality lunchtime food-to-go sector, the awards recognise and promote retail excellence in the industry. The awards had three hotly contested categories; Independent, Multiples and Contract Caterers.



LaplandUK Team visit Demelza House Children's Hospice

LaplandUK Team visit Demelza House Children's Hospice

28 September 2009
The LaplandUK team (from left Abigail Tompsett, Mike Battle, Lisa Anderson, Trish Gambell, Sue Piper(Demelza House) and Alison Battle ) were privileged to be invited to Demelza House Children's Hospice in Sittingbourne, Kent to see first hand the excellent work the dedicated staff do to support hundreds of children with life threatening illnesses and their families in South East England. It was an inspiring and enlightening visit which strengthened our resolve to support this wonderful charity where we can.

To date LaplandUK has been proud to host a Demelza Charity Day in both 2007 and 2008 for over 100 children and their families to come and enjoy our winter wonderland and meet Father Christmas himself.

This year we are delighted to be able to support vital fundraising by providing LaplandUK tickets for charity auctions across the South East.