New Forest Lapland Attraction Controversy

New Forest Lapland supremo banned from being company director for ten years

Daily Echo: Victor Mears

1:23pm Wednesday 4th September 2013

ONE of the men behind a failed Lapland-style Christmas theme park in Hampshire has been banned from acting as a director of a limited company for ten years.

Lapland brothers each jailed for 13 months

Daily Echo: Victor, left, and Henry Mears deny charges of misleading customers at their Lapland New Forest theme park

12:36pm Friday 18th March 2011

TWO brothers who conned thousands of customers into visiting what they claimed was a Lapland-style theme park in Hampshire were both jailed for 13 months today.

As much as £150,000 'missing' after Lapland fiasco

Daily Echo: New Forest Lapland Row

10:53am Wednesday 23rd February 2011

THE conmen brothers behind the Lapland New Forest fiasco are being chased for £150,000 “missing” from the accounts of the firm behind the failed attraction.

How New Forest Lapland should have looked

Daily Echo: Heart prizewinners on the ice with breakfast presenters Jules, left, and Bunker, crouching second left, at Lapland UK in Kent.                                                  Echo pictures by Chris Moorhouse. Order no: 9497095

10:23am Friday 13th November 2009

CHRISTMAS came early for competition winners who got the chance to experience a true winter wonderland – at long last.

Lapland' bosses to stand trial

4:45pm Friday 18th February 2011

THE men behind the Christmas Lapland New Forest attraction have been committed to stand trial on criminal charges of misleading advertising.

Lapland boss fails to appear at court

4:44pm Friday 18th February 2011

THE BOSS of a failed winter wonderland family attraction has again failed to attend court because of his continuing fight against cancer.

New Forest's Winter Blunderland boss faces angry customers

4:43pm Friday 18th February 2011

AROUND 20 angry customers came face to face with the boss of a ''rip-off'' Christmas Lapland attraction at a creditors' meeting today.

Creditors meeting for New Forest Lapland

4:42pm Friday 18th February 2011

ANGRY customers are expected to demand answers today at a long-awaited Lapland New Forest creditors’ meeting.

Meeting called by ‘Winter Blunderland’ liquidators

4:41pm Friday 18th February 2011

THOUSANDS of disappointed ticket-holders are set to descend on a meeting in Southampton to demand their money back from a failed Lapland attraction.

Families unlikely to get Lapland refunds

4:40pm Friday 18th February 2011

CUSTOMERS can wave goodbye to the money they spent on Lapland New Forest.

Accountants brought in to handle refund claims

4:39pm Friday 18th February 2011

THE company behind the ill-fated Lapland New Forest Christmas attraction has gone into voluntary liquidation.

Trading standards officers preparing ‘Lapland’ legal case

4:38pm Friday 18th February 2011

More than 5,000 angry customers have sought advice on refunds arising from Lapland New Forest, it has been revealed.

Customers fail to get Lapland fiasco refunds

4:37pm Friday 18th February 2011

CONTROVERSIAL Lapland New Forest is continuing to disappoint its customers by refusing their demands for refunds.

Our Christmas to remember

Daily Echo: Christine Wilde and her daughters at Paulton's

8:50am Thursday 25th December 2008

A FAMILY’S dreams are coming true as 2008 shapes up to be a special Christmas they will never forget.

Brave Christine gets panto joy for Christmas

Daily Echo: Christine Wilde and her daughters

6:16pm Thursday 18th December 2008

CHRISTMAS wishes are coming true for a Hampshire family hit by tragedy.

Farm park refused ‘Lapland’ reindeer request

4:36pm Friday 18th February 2011

A NORTH Hampshire children’s activity farm refused to loan its reindeer to the infamous Lapland attraction in the New Forest.

Farm park refused ‘Lapland’ reindeer request

12:30pm Sunday 14th December 2008

A NORTH Hampshire children’s activity farm refused to loan its reindeer to the infamous Lapland attraction in the New Forest.

Terminally ill mum’s hopes for special memories dashed

4:35pm Friday 18th February 2011

IT was meant to be an opportunity to provide two girls with happy memories of their dying mother, celebrating what could be her last Christmas.

Terminally ill mum’s hopes for special memories dashed

3:52pm Friday 18th February 2011

T was meant to be an opportunity to provide two girls with happy memories of their dying mother, celebrating what could be her last Christmas.

West Midlands organiser denies link with New Forest Lapland

4:33pm Friday 18th February 2011

THE man behind a second Lapland theme park that shut down at the weekend is from Southamp-ton, the Daily Echo can reveal.

Lapland refunds: Where do you stand?

4:34pm Friday 18th February 2011

TRADING standards officers say it may be some time before they know whether any legal action can be taken against the owners of Lapland New Forest for misleading customers.

Lapland New Forest debacle may end up in court

4:32pm Friday 18th February 2011

TRADING standards bosses are taking advice from a specialist barrister and the Office of Fair Trading as they consider legal action against the organisers of a controversial winter wonderland attraction.

Wonderland attraction fails to open following failure of Lapland New Forest

4:27pm Friday 18th February 2011

A WINTER wonderland for children failed to open today after a council said it had ''serious concerns'' about the event.

Lapland refunds: Where do you stand?

3:50pm Friday 18th February 2011

TRADING standards officers say it may be some time before they know whether any legal action can be taken against the owners of Lapland New Forest for misleading customers.

Failed Lapland attraction website shut down

4:25pm Friday 18th February 2011

Thousands of customers hopes for a refund for tickets bought for the controversial New Forest Lapland have today been dealt a blow.

Failed Lapland attraction website shut down

3:49pm Friday 18th February 2011

Thousands of customers hopes for a refund for tickets bought for the controversial New Forest Lapland have today been dealt a blow.

Lapland leaves New Forest

4:24pm Friday 18th February 2011

IT’S all over. Lapland New Forest Christmas theme park has finally packed-up and left Matchams.

We are not to blame' says New Forest Lapland boss

4:22pm Friday 18th February 2011

The man behind the doomed Lapland New Forest theme park has released a statement revelaing why the site at Matchams Lane near Ringwood was closed earlier today.

New Forest Blunderland closes down

4:20pm Friday 18th February 2011

08 THE CONTROVERSIAL Lapland New Forest has closed.

Elf lifts lid on Lapland New Forest

4:19pm Friday 18th February 2011

A FORMER worker at Lapland New Forest has lifted the lid on what went on behind the scenes at the troubled Christmas theme park.

New Forest's Lapland set to make £2m

4:18pm Friday 18th February 2011

HE controversial Lapland New Forest theme park could be set to rake in up to £2 million in the run-up to Christmas.

Working at Matchams’s Lapland was bad for our elf

4:17pm Friday 18th February 2011

A FORMER worker at Lapland New Forest has lifted the lid on what went on behind the scenes at the troubled Christmas theme park.

The family who loved New Forest Lapland

4:16pm Friday 18th February 2011

WE’VE found them – this is the family that had a good time at Lapland New Forest!

Lapland New Forest owner is convicted fraudster

4:15pm Friday 18th February 2011

HE owner of the controversial Lapland New Forest is as a convicted fraudster who served time in jail for tax evasion.

Controversial New Forest Lapland attraction launches new website

4:14pm Friday 18th February 2011

ORGANISERS of the controversial Lapland New Forest have relaunched their website with a new marketing ploy telling visitors: “It’s you that makes it beautiful.”

Lapland bosses vow to stay open

4:12pm Friday 18th February 2011

LAPLAND New Forest bosses are battling on with their troubled Christmas theme park despite calls for it to be closed down and the threat of prosecution.

New Forest Lapland battles on despite 2,000 complaints

4:12pm Friday 18th February 2011

LAPLAND New Forest bosses are battling on with their troubled Christmas theme park despite calls for it to be closed down and the threat of prosecution.

Hundreds of complaints over New Forest Lapland

4:11pm Friday 18th February 2011

THE organisers of the controversial Lapland New Forest Christmas theme park are being investigated following hundreds of complaints.

New Forest Lapland attracts over 1,000 complaints from angry families

4:10pm Friday 18th February 2011

ORGANISERS of the Lapland New Forest Christmas theme park were today under investigation after more than 1,300 people complained about the controversial attraction.

Trading Standards alarmed by New Forest Lapland

4:09pm Friday 18th February 2011

TRADING Standards have received an alarming amount of calls about the New Forest Lapland attraction.

Anger grows over New Forest Lapland

4:08pm Friday 18th February 2011

FAMILIES from across the South have been venting their anger at the New Forest Lapland attraction.

Lapland 'magic' leaves children in tears

4:06pm Friday 18th February 2011

CHILDREN were left in tears and parents furious after visiting a Christmas theme park at the weekend.

Picture diary by mum at Lapland row attraction

4:05pm Friday 18th February 2011

A HAMPSHIRE mum has described the New Forest Lapland Christmas attraction as “disgusting” and a “joke”.

Trading standards probe the New Forest Lapland attraction branded a sham

3:53pm Friday 18th February 2011

IT was supposed to be a magical enchanting Christmas winter wonderland.



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