Father Christmas is looking for young explorers (perfect for children 4-10 years) to take on the virtual 10km during December, through the snowy forest to his enchanting grotto – he can’t wait to see them! 


- Personalised story
- Watch their progress on the virtual Lapland map- Card from Santa and Grow Your Own Christmas Tree Kit for the child on completion of the challenge - included with paid entry*
- Fundraising page to personalise and share

Walk 2km (1.2 miles) each day for 5 days during December. The 5-day challenge can be on consecutive days, or days and times that work best for you during the month.

Add your child's name to the registration form and they will appear throughout the story – as if by magic! 

On the final day of the challenge the child will get to meet Father Christmas in the story.

Share your page with friends and family and raise funds to help support food banks this winter.


registrations are not available

The event is closed.


Along their way up the mountain, elves will meet your child at each checkpoint in the email tale and will help them with the next part of their challenge.

The stories are based on what the child sees at each checkpoint, the tasks that they have to complete for Father Christmas and the elf that they meet there. Each elf wears a badge. These represent Compassion, Justice, Community and Dignity – the values of the Trussell Trust. There is lots of fun and laughter to be had along the way as children learn about these values before meeting Father Christmas.

If you are a big kid at heart and want to take on the challenge yourself - you are most welcome to do so. Simply pop your own name in the 'Child's Name' box on the registration form!

We are so grateful for your support. The soaring cost of living means more and more people are being left with no option but to use a food bank.

1.3m emergency food parcels were provided to people between April and September this year by food banks in the Trussell Trust network and almost half a million of these went to children. That’s a third more than were provided during the same period in 2021 and an increase of more than 50% compared to pre-pandemic levels.  

By taking part in the Adventure to Lapland, you’ll be helping food banks keep going this winter and provide vital support to families that are at crisis point.

* If you opt for the optional registration fee, we will send you a gift for the child to open at the end of their challenge.

PLEASE NOTE: We're unable to forward funds onto individual food banks. All funds raised here go direct to the Trussell Trust.