As a grandparent, it can feel as though your grandchildren are growing up too quickly. One minute they need you to tie their shoelaces, next they’re heading off to secondary school, and then before you know it, University.
During the most innocent and precious years of their lives, you’ll want to make sure you share some magical memories that you’ll both be able to hold dear for years to come, and what better time than at Christmas?
The most magical time of year, Christmas is the perfect excuse to give an extra special gift to your loved ones, treating them to a family holiday in beautiful, snowy Lapland – a spellbinding adventure they will never forget. Experience the magic of Christmas together in Lapland, and watch your grandchildren’s eyes light up when they meet Santa.
But it’s not just the children that will have all the fun! Parents and grandparents can also get into the festive spirit with a range of adult activities, and with our Grandparent’s offer, it couldn’t be a better time to get in on the fun!
Read on to find out how Santa’s Lapland can offer the perfect, three-generation family holiday package for you and your loved ones this Christmas.
No visit to Lapland would be complete without meeting Santa himself. With our Magic and Aurora packages, you and your family will have a private meeting with Santa. After being guided by our elves to Santa’s log cabin by sleigh, your grandchildren will have the chance to talk through their Christmas wishes with Santa and receive an extra special Lapland present.
Have you ever been inside a real igloo before? For an experience like no other, you can follow the path to the forest where you’ll find two igloos – one where you and the family can play some fun games with the elves, and the other where you can sit and enjoy a drink at our ice bar. With beautiful, ambient lighting and ice sculptures to behold, it’s the perfect place to relax.
As an optional extra, you and the grandkids can embark on a safari like no other in the snowy wilderness that surrounds the local village of Saariselkä. The grandchildren travel in a separate sleigh being pulled by a snowmobile while the adults have the opportunity to drive their own.
(Half price for adults and children if you book before June 2019!)
Mush, mush! No matter your age, husky sledding offers a unique thrill-seeking adventure. Grandparents and parents can take hold of the reigns and ‘drive’ the sled while our huskies whisk you through the mesmerising Lapland landscape. What better way to explore the snow-covered forests than on one of Lapland’s oldest and most traditional methods of transport?
Whether you want to bring the kids or make it an adults-only affair, ice fishing is a great way to take the load off while taking in the snowy vista of the Saariselka forest. As with traditional fishing, patience is key, and you’ll certainly reap the rewards when you feel a tug on your fishing rope.
If husky sledding wasn’t enough, tobogganing is also a great family activity that is sure to bring out the child in you. Race down our purpose-build toboggan run and see if you can beat your grandchildren’s time. If your grandkids are quite young, there are also public areas for tobogganing which are perfect for little ones.
Love a bit of friendly competition? As a family, you can go up against our team of helpers to see how well you can work together as a family while putting your field hockey skills to the test on a snow-covered hockey pitch.
At Santa’s Reindeer Centre, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Santa’s reindeer and watch them play in the snow. All the family can join in feeding the reindeer and lassoing them – a traditional method of gathering reindeer by Sami reindeer herders. In the Reindeer Centre, the family can get involved with Crazy Reindeer Golf, showing off your mini golf skills and competing against one another.
These are just some of the many adventures you can get up to whilst visiting our winter wonderland. Treat the family and your grandkids to something they’ll cherish forever and spend the most precious time of year together on a festive getaway like no other.
Even if you live across the country from your grandchildren, Santa’s Lapland makes it easy and hassle-free with our range of regional flights. And with our Grandparent’s offer, there has never been a better time to treat your family this Christmas.