Lapland New Forest (and Lapland West Midlands) Reviews & Discussion!

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  1. oOKayOo

    oOKayOo Well-Known Member

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    Reviews, pictures and discussions on Lapland New Forest and recent media updates.
    Reviews on Lapland New forest start on page 6.

    Feel free to have a read through and join in!
    Official Announcement: 4th December 2008 from Lapland New Forest Ltd.

    Update: 3rd December 2008



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    RE: Lapland West Midlands (discussion start on page 37)

    Quote from Staffs county council: http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/news/laplandthink.htm



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  2. Mother Goose

    Mother Goose Pregnant with #3

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    Hi I've just joined as I found this forum when searching for info on New Forest Lapland.

    We're tempted to go as it does look good but I've never heard of it before so I think it's new this year. I've checked the company name at Companies House & there are no filed accounts and the company was first registered in August this year, so not sure whether to book or not........if I do I'll make sure I do it by credit card.

    Has anyone else heard of them?
     
  3. Ames

    Ames Mummy of 3 little men

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    I've only just heard of this and it sounds like it would be amazing..

    i want to go :hissy: :)
     
  4. oOKayOo

    oOKayOo Well-Known Member

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    Thank god somebody out there that knows what im talking about :lol:
    Well i did have a feeling it was new only as i cant find anything online about it.
    It looks great and i love all the hype for x-mas so this would just be perfect.

    But the price is abit .. steep if its not that good!
    It says you need to book early so as not to miss out later , im still in two minds though. As since its the first year what if its rubbish?
     
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    Hello All, I found this forum via Google, and also thought that Lapland was iffy. to cut a long story short, I Email Dorset council. who forwarded it onto the trading standards, this is their reply:

    Thank you for your recent email.
    I am aware of a planning application for this event which is being
    actioned by East Dorset County Council. One of the applicants is a
    director of Matchams Leisure Park which is where, assuming the application
    is successful and the event goes ahead, it will be held. I am afraid I
    have no further information about the proposed venture.
    I hope the above information is of some help.
     
  6. Mother Goose

    Mother Goose Pregnant with #3

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    I think I'll hang on to my money a bit longer then.
     
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    £25 for laplandnewforest seems a bargain to me. If they do in the forest what i have seen them do in their garden centre at xmas time then this i cant wait to see. We're booking tomorrow. I think midweek will be a better option though as the weekends will be very busy there.
     
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    oOKayOo Well-Known Member

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    Yes but that doesnt include food, drinks , skate rink you would think for £30 each ( £25 if family of 4 or more) some things would be free??

    And because its a new thing im very wary of it, expecially as someone has mentioned above about what the council has replied to them with.

    If its any good im sure they will be flooded with reviews then i will deffenity do it next year!
     
  9. kingfisher1967

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    Thank you for the thanks ( if thats right)
    But I am still not convinced. after some more googling, I found an newpaper online saying:

    A WINTER wonderland has been promised for Matchams Park this Christmas.

    Nine log cabins, an outdoor ice rink, and giant inflatable slides are some of the attractions planned for an area of land next to the Hurn Road raceway.

    Animals “from reindeer to rabbits”, special effects, and “elves” to lead visitors from a 1,300-capacity car park to Santa Claus are also mentioned in a planning application submitted to East Dorset District Council.

    Hot and cold seasonal food will be available to visitors, say the applicants, who promise a bustling Christmas market.

    The application has been made by Matchams (South Coast) Ltd, which hopes to attract 3,000 visitors a day to the park between November 28 and December 24.

    Tickets for the Christmas park will cost £30 for individuals and £25 each for members of family parties, with applicants expecting visits to last between four and six hours.

    People living in nearby Matchams Close have been kept informed of the plans by their residents' association, say the applicants. Environment watchdog Natural England and St Leonards and St Ives Parish Council are among those invited by the district to have their say.

    An application for a temporary change of use for an area of the park from a facility for motorsport is expected to go before district planners on November 4.

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    So, what happens if they dont get the go ahead?
     
  10. oOKayOo

    oOKayOo Well-Known Member

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    exactly ;) thats why i am going to hold onto my money and go next year if this year really goes well.
    Im not convinced for that type of money that there really is alot to do!
    We will see i supose!
     
  11. DaisyDuke

    DaisyDuke Matilda Tasya's mum :)

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    Is this actually in the new forest? Cos i only live a few mins away? XXX
     
  12. oOKayOo

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    yes it is, in bournemouth ?
     
  13. DaisyDuke

    DaisyDuke Matilda Tasya's mum :)

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    I want to go but we have no kids :hissy:
     
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    I can't wait to take Caitlyn when she's a bit bigger!
     
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    DaisyDuke Matilda Tasya's mum :)

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    I'm trying to think of some kids i can borrow for the day :rofl:
     
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    I went to the one in Kent last year and as before it's pretty much all sold out. This year they are charging £75 a ticket!! I have just been on the New Forest website and theres no problem booking a ticket even the weekend before Christmas.
    I reckon they'll go bust because no one trusts their money in these troubled times. Hope I'm wrong though, it's such a good idea and Kent was a blast.
     
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    TBH if i knew it was good then i'd go with my OH even if i didnt have kids :lol: !
    Its just theres a 'is there isnt there' happening and i dont want to lose out on money.

    I have heard great reviews from kent lapland but as this is the first time im alittle weary.

    i would be very annoyed if it was amazing :lol: and i didnt go! But then thats a chance you got to take. Im just going to wait for some reviews!
     
  18. DaisyDuke

    DaisyDuke Matilda Tasya's mum :)

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    Pay on ur credit card then u have security to get the money back thro ur credit card company. XXX
     
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    I have registered on this forum just to back-up on some points.

    This is event is 100% going ahead. A huge sum of money has been imputted into this project - enough to confirm they will not cancel the event.

    I am looking to be attending with my team this year as Roaming Photographers and I am in constant contact with Directors of the event - I am assured the event is happening, and you will not loose your money.

    I hope this settles some minds, and it will be a great day out I am sure. I have full trust in this event and I am spending over £300 a weekend to come down and work as a photographer - We are coming down for four weekends.
     
  20. Angeldust

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    Sounds great girls sounds like it would be a fanastic day and amazing for the kids and the (Adults) :rofl:
     
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