On the ‘search for santa’ day of our trip to Lapland we were transported deep into the forest by coach. We arrived at a sort of ‘base camp’ area which had a large wooden cabin with hot drinks, biscuits and the equipment for the day.
Whilst I tried my hand at snowmobiling, Erin was pulled along in a sleigh along with the other children by a guide who was able to go faster than 2mph (!)
There were lots of mini activities at base camp including a large igloo to explore, toboggan runs, ice hockey and a children’s snowmobile. I never thought for a second that Erin would try snowmobiling, she tried the bumper cars earlier this year and it was a disaster! Never the less she was keen to give it a try, so who was I to stop her. Well….. I think the video below says it all.
Finally it was time to go and meet Father Christmas, this is done in families so Erin and I went alone. First we were sleighed into the forest by snowmobile. Then we transferred to a real reindeer sleigh. The deeper we went into the forest the more magical it became. Suddenly we spotted a wooden house in the distance.
We sleighed up and two elves came out shouting Erin’s name. She was delighted and held each of their hands and skipped up to the cabin (there *may* have been a tear shed by myself at this point).
Inside and Erin had the chance to have a good chat with Father Christmas about his favourite food and his favourite biscuits. She also told him about her christmas list and presented him with his card, which he said he’s put up in the cabin. Father Christmas also noticed how articlulate she was and said what a nice little girl she was which made her mummy very proud!
A true once in a lifetime experience that we can both treasure for a very long time
The trip we were on – Heavenly Peace with Transun