The highlight of the charity's year is each December to charter 4 planes and take up to 400 very sick children to Lapland to meet the real Father Christmas.

Their journey begins at 4am when they arrive at the airport to board the plane full of excitement.

On arrive at Lapland they experience the wonders of the magical forest and enjoy husky rides, reindeer trails, hot chocolate with toasted marsh mellows plus plenty of time to go sledging and snowballing plus lots more.

They are then taken to a hotel and are treated to dinner and entertainment by the Elf band. Once dinner is over Rudolf brings along Santa on his sleigh to meet all the children.

Still full of excitement and energy the families cross the Artic Circle to make a special visit to Santa's Village. They meet the Elves in the post office sorting letters from children all over the world, have a go on the ice slide and it has been known that they witness the amazing sights of the Northern Lights.

Read more on all the flights by clicking on the links below

Scotland Flight 2010

Manchester Flight 2012

Humberside Flight 2011

Nottingham Flight 2012

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Manchester 2012

Manchester  2012 At 5am on Wednesday morning, 102 children arrived at Manchester Airport to the beautiful voices of the airport’s very own choir.

Nottingham East Midlands 2012

Nottingham East Midlands  2012 Up to 80 excited children and their parents arrive at East Midlands Airport at 4am to check in and start their journey on a truly magical trip to meet Father Christmas in Lapland.

Scotland Prestwick 2010

Scotland Prestwick  2010 On the eve of 3rd December our fingers were crossed as the British weather had shocked us all with layers of snow and temperatures plummeting way below Zero.

Humberside 2012

Humberside 2012 At the crack of dawn on a cold mid-December day, a warm welcome awaited this year’s special children, families and team of volunteers at Humberside Airport ready for the annual flight to Lapland

Lapland Video 2011

Lapland Video  2011