Worksheet Toy Maker’s Blueprint

History

It all began in 2006

The Battle Boys who inspired LaplandUK

When husband and wife team Mike and Alison Battle had the original and innovative idea of recreating Father Christmas’ mythical Arctic homeland here in the UK.

The company was born out of their personal frustration at the lack of quality magical Christmas experiences on offer to their own four children; Michael, Matthew, and twins Joseph & Christian.

The Battles were dismayed that a subject as important to parents as their children’s precious belief in Father Christmas had been passed to retail outlets whose motivation in offering ‘Santa’ visits was to attract more shoppers.

It was disappointing and frustrating to Mike and Alison that nowhere in the UK was really catering for the needs and wishes of parents by offering a magical experience where both children and their families could celebrate the joys of childhood innocence and traditional Christmas values in a charming, high quality and authentic way for those few wonderful but fleeting years in a family’s life when children wholly believe in Father Christmas

- Christmas Magic

The Battle Family back in 2008

We don't have a brass section any more!
Mike & Alison with their boys who all still work at the Ascot experience. PS David Beckham is not one of Mike & Alison’s boys.
Our old passports
And in 2017

LaplandUK celebrates its 10th Birthday and we hope you’ll join us for the celebrations

Which brings us to our 10th anniversary year! We set out with a simple ambition to give families a better opportunity to celebrate their children’s precious but fleeting belief in Father Christmas.

10 years on our mission remains the same and we are thrilled to announce that our first illustrated storybook, “Lapland: The Untold Story of Father Christmas,” revealing how a humble toymaker became Father Christmas, is being published this autumn by Bloomsbury Press. We can’t wait for you to read it!

Thank you for your belief over the last 10 amazing years. We remain committed to helping your family create life memories on the journey through childhood and look forward to welcoming more small folk and their families to LaplandUK this Christmas!

Mike & Alison Battle
We are here to help you have a Magical Christmas with your small folk!

Lapland: The Untold Story of Father Christmas

After 10 magical years, we are truly honoured to help your family have the most wonder-filled Christmas possible. See you in 2017! The LaplandUK team
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