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AIBU - taking my young daughter to lapland UK

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alohaimnew Fri 08-Jul-16 09:11:07


This is my very first post that ive started - please be gentle! smile

I was reading a post yesterday about a lady bringing one of her children to Lapland UK and leaving the other behind as they were too young. This got me thinking as earlier in the morning I had just bought tickets for us to go this year (early bird release tickets were a little cheaper) - my daughter will be 2 years 9 months.

We wanted to go last year but decided she was too young, she understands to a certain degree the meaning of christmas, father christmas, elves, presents, decorating the christmas tree and sings lots of christmas songs etc. She also has no nap during the day so thats not a concern for us (tickets are for first thing in the morning anyway and we live about 1.5 hours away)

Am I being totally silly by going with a young child - I had not thought about her still being too young until so many said anything under 4 was silly/ridiculous. sad

Thank you!

Nishky Fri 08-Jul-16 09:13:48

No - it will be fine- enjoy looking forward to it!

BigGirlsDontCry1 Fri 08-Jul-16 09:15:48


Took my DS aged 4 and my DD aged 2.11. They abs loved it! Tis expensive tho....

Tfoot75 Fri 08-Jul-16 09:17:54

I thought the other thread was a day trip to the actual Lapland? In which case it would really be too long a day for a 3yo. Day trip in UK is fine for any age I'd have thought!

LyndaNotLinda Fri 08-Jul-16 09:18:18

That other poster was taking her elder child to actual Lapland, not the one in the UK!

NannyR Fri 08-Jul-16 09:19:05

I think the other poster was talking about going to lapland itself for a daytrip which is a much tougher trip for a small child, very early start, lots of travel and very cold temps. Lapland uk will be fine for a toddler - enjoy!!!

mouldycheesefan Fri 08-Jul-16 09:20:39

The other thread was regarding a trip to the real Lapland not Lapland uk. RTFT. 🙄

alohaimnew Fri 08-Jul-16 09:25:04

Oh gosh - sorry! i just assumed it was the Lapland UK. In that case i feel a little bit better! thanks ladies! smile

RockandRollsuicide Fri 08-Jul-16 09:46:19

well my toddler is 3 and I am hoping to go next year to get the maximum enjoyment out of it and also the hope she may remember some aspect of it.

The tickets I saw yesterday were 358 for 4, how much more expensive do they get then?

I am sure without a doubt she will love it, but as for maximum value experience for the money I am sure she would have equally enjoyed something cheaper.

SouperSal Fri 08-Jul-16 10:44:18

To be fair, thinking that someone talking about Lapland must be referring to the UK is a lot like thinking Santa and elves are "the meaning of Xmas".

alohaimnew Fri 08-Jul-16 11:05:07

@souperSal - no i just assumed (wrongly) thats all. I had just got an email about Lapland UK releasing earlybird tickets and thought it was the same one she was talking about.

mouldycheesefan Fri 08-Jul-16 11:58:10

Souper, exactly, I resisted saying that!

VestalVirgin Fri 08-Jul-16 12:15:39

I wouldn't even see a problem with taking a child that young to actual Lapland, to be honest. If you stay in a hotel and not hike through the wilderness, that is.

MerlinsScarf Fri 08-Jul-16 12:53:08

I can see why you'd instantly think of the UK one as you've had it in mind. Tbh I didn't know day trips to actual Lapland were a thing until relatively recently.

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