Lapland

places to go

It might have snowed over most of Britain this weekend, but we just had the rain, so it got me thinking back to when the boys last played in the snow. Two years ago we went to Lapland in FInland to see Santa, ride on sleighs and play in the snow.

A slight delay in take off resulted in the plane landing around 2pm, which was of course the start of the night. We jumped on a husky led sleigh from the airport to the main centre where we arranged the reindeer ride, ski doo, downhill sledging and of course Santa.

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Santa’s Grotto at Bocketts Farm Park

places to go

In previous years we had visited a variety of Santas, both in the UK and in Dubai, to varying degrees of success. Sometimes the boys were a little in awe; sometimes they were in a state of complete terror. We had recently visit Santa at our local school and everyone had a great time, so expectations were high.

We had visited Bocketts Farm in the summer and are big fans of the place as it has a wide variety of activities, both indoors and out, lots of animals, and on this occasion, Santa.

christmas-carriageRiding aboard the Santa Express from the farm entrance to the big barn where we were to meet Santa and the rest of the elves.

santa-in-his-grottoAll of the children sat down on hay bales and listened intently as Santa explained how all of the toys were made by the elves, and then asked everyone if they had been a good boy or girl and what they wanted for Christmas.

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santa-giving-presentBocketts Farm – Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey
http://www.bockettsfarm.co.uk/