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lapland uk (kent)- any good?

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SK333 Wed 10-Nov-10 14:26:47

After discounting booking up the real lapland (too cold and too expensive) given the ages of my children)i am contemplating booking up Lapland uk. I havent found many reviews and wanted to know if anyone had been, had advice etc. my children are 4 and 15months- so this treat is mainly aimed at my 4 year old.
thanks

needshelpwitheveryday Wed 10-Nov-10 15:05:35

I have been to finnish lapland and honestly its worth saving up for - DONT bother with Lapland UK!!!

If you cant afford the real thing I would seriously recommend rethinking the whole UK version

SK333 Wed 10-Nov-10 15:43:53

thanks- would the real thing be suitable for both ages- (fine for the 4 year old but wondered if too much cold for the little one!)
which hotel did you stay in btw?

LIZS Wed 10-Nov-10 15:47:17

Seems the novelty has worn off . I keep getting invitations to book so it is far from a sell-out. dc now too old for it. I don't think it is any colder than other outdoorsy events in UK.

SK333 Wed 10-Nov-10 16:40:34

thanks- when i mentioned the cold I was referring to finland (ie the real lapland) hence why i am contemplating lapland uk- thought it would be good alternative and easier but feedback varies a little from dont miss to dont bother so am having hard time reconciling....
if you have any offers or promotions send them my way pls!

mumoverseas Sat 27-Nov-10 09:19:29

ooh, was hoping there would be a thread on it this year.
Disppointed that their PR rep/Dot hasn't come along yet grin

ArfurSleep Sat 27-Nov-10 09:43:50

lolo I was asking where's Dot in September iirc

grin

mumoverseas Sat 27-Nov-10 10:31:23

I'm sure she will be along soon to tell us how simply marvellous it is grin

ArfurSleep Sat 27-Nov-10 10:34:15

heh heh heh

Checkmate Sat 27-Nov-10 14:25:39

If you're around to see this OP, I can review for you based on last year, and I promise I'm not their PR!

We went the last 2 years, really enjoyed it, but won't be going again this year as twice was enough.
Actually, the first year we really enjoyed it. The highlight was the Father Christmas, who was brilliant, the best one ever. However, last year it was ridiculously packed (whether we got lucky in '08 or unlucky in '09 I'm not sure) and didn't feel exclusive and worth the magabucks it cost us. The Santa was not nearly as good, kept getting DC's names wrong angry

08' the DC were 6, 4 and 2, and I was pg. The four year old DS especially loved it, that is the perfect age. 6 year old DD twigged that you weren't really going to lapland via a magic tunnel, but managed to suspend disbelief and enjoyed it. 2 year old smiled through it and we got lots of nice piccies. A bit frustrating that a 2 year old is full price, as she was too little to ice skate, didn't eat any of their food, etc.. etc..

In '09 at 7, 5 and 3 they all enjoyed it again, and the 3 year old was able to join in with everything. New baby was 6 months or so, so fairly cheap.

This year, although the DC have been asking, we're not going to do it again. The older two are too old to get masses from it, the baby too young, and its so expensive for a family our size.

catinthehat2 Sat 27-Nov-10 14:34:55

I liked it when their entire PR consultancy joined MN and said how fabtastic it was.

They were clearly not so easily amused

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