Lapland UK, the multi award-winning production company, has used its renowned creativity to adapt to the challenges presented by Covid-19 and will open as planned this Christmas with tickets going on sale on Monday 27 July. Creators, Mike and Alison Battle are passionate about ensuring that their magical world, which celebrates and honours childhood through original storytelling and memory making experiences, will not be cancelled despite these unprecedented times.
Described as “The Rolls Royce of Christmas experiences” (Mumsnet founder – Carrie Longton), Lapland, the immersive show is an original adaptation of the Father Christmas story and the secret world of the elves, brought to life through a four-hour interactive immersive experience. Lapland UK has won numerous awards including Little London Best Family Day Out for two consecutive years, Mishcon de Reya Fastest Growing 100 UK Companies 2016 and the NatWest Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year London and the South East 2018.
The LaplandUK team set themselves the challenge of not only introducing measures* to keep everyone Covid safe, but also to enhance the show for visiting families.
LaplandUK’s purpose to ‘Honour Childhood Together’ inspired a redesign so families will now enjoy all aspects of the experience together in their individual ‘family bubbles’. As a temporary and unique production, the company is well placed to redesign the immersive ‘Lapland’ show as it builds its world from scratch every year.
The 2020 season will run from 14 November – 24 December, with tickets on sale from Monday 27 July.
Mike and Alison Battle, Co-Founders & Producers of ‘Lapland’, said, “As we all know 2020 has been a year like no other and when faced with the unprecedented challenge of COVID- 19, we took the decision early on to do everything in our power to keep our magical doors open!
At LaplandUK we never forget that childhood is fleeting and that each child will only experience Christmas once in their life at a given age and we believe that’s something worth fighting for! It has been an extraordinarily tough year for everyone so it feels like there’s never been a better time to ‘honour childhood together’. To quote our Head of the Toy Factory – Whittle the elf, “Let’s make Christmas 2020 our most magical Elf-tastic year ever!”
14 November – 24 December 2020
Performances: Monday – Sunday performances*
*Excluding Thursday 19 & 26 November and Wednesday 2, 9 & 16 December
Ticket Prices: From £65
General On-Sale: From Monday 27 July
Address: LaplandUK, Whitmoor Forest, Swinley Road, Winkfield Row, Ascot, SL5 8BD