17 April 2015

Meeting and feeding reindeer in Lapland

While we were in Lapland on our ski holiday, we got to meet and greet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Well, several of them. And feed them lichen too (that's their favourite food). 


toddler feeding reindeer


I had a day off from snowboarding and we went to see reindeer and fed them too. It was a perfect little activity to do with a toddler who is still too young to ski and sledge - seeing some animals was great fun for her. 


levi lapland

reindeer lapland levi

toddler feeding reindeer


We had bought a bag of lichen for the reindeer. The feeding area had just one of the reindeer milling about, but as soon as the other reindeer cottoned on to their favoured yum-yums being on the menu we suddenly got more furry friends.


toddler feeding reindeer

reindeer lapland

feeding reindeer lichen

reindeer snout


My little girl made me so proud. Fearless, she grabbed a piece of lichen and pushed it straight towards the reindeer's nose. I have to admit that I was quite worried they would bite my hand, and worse, would bite her. The reindeer were however very gentle. Even if our toddler didn't actually manage to feed them (she dropped the lichen and the reindeer quickly gobbled it up), it probably would have been absolutely safe. 


toddler feeding reindeer

toddler feeding reindeer


I fed the reindeer lots, and took loads of pictures of my little girl with her furry buddies. Should have taken a video too, but maybe next time - I am already planning our second ski holiday!





18 comments:

  1. I didn't expect to see a snowy post when it has been 24 degrees here! lol It looks like your little one had a great time. Mich x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha ha, no I bet it was a surprise :) we had a great time on our holiday, Lapland is a great place to visit with family :)

      Delete
  2. Looks like you both had a great time hanging out with the reindeer.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We loved it! Plenty of things to do an lots of snow :)

      Delete
  3. Looks like a great opportunity, its not often the reindeers in the UK are able to be fed by little ones. They are so cute. #countrykids

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think you can feed reindeer in Lapland UK but I haven't heard of many places in UK where you can even see them. I guess they are more suitable to Northern countries. She did have great fun meeting the reindeer, next time maybe huskies :)

      Delete
  4. It looks like your little girl had a great time meeting all the reindeer and giving them their favourite snack. I love the photos where you can just see their noses poking through the fence, they must really like lichen. Your little one doesn't seem phased by them in the slightest, it's lovely to see. Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She loved it! She is crazy about animals and loves petting zoos and animal farms so this was right up her street. It was fun feeding them as well, they were very keen on us after discovering we had lichen :) it was good fun and hopefully we can do it again when she is a bit older :)

      Delete
  5. Aww this made me realized how just few weeks ago its really really cold! Lovely photos of your little girl! She looks so at home in there too =) #countrykids

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is getting a bit cold again here... Thankfully not as cold as in Lapland - it was minus 20 degrees Celsius there! Freezing! She is completely unfazed by the cold though, my little champ :)

      Delete
  6. What a fantastic experience. Something you don't get to do everyday #CountryKids

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly - it was brilliant :) I've never fed them before, even if I have seen reindeer a few times.

      Delete
  7. I love that final picture of your little girl with the reindeer and that pink snowsuit is gorgeous. What a wonderful experience for you all :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, it was so funny when the reindeer pushed its snout, trying to get at my girl. She was so cool about it and just tried to pet it :) It was a fun experience!

      Delete
  8. Wow what a fab place to go somewhere I'd would love to go myself

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This really is such a fabulous place to visit - if you ever have a chance it is so worth it! Lapland is pretty exotic too :)

      Delete
  9. What an utterly amazing experience .. i would love to do this!
    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hopefully you'll get a chance sometime - in UK I think you can do this in the Lapland UK park. Thanks for hosting :)

      Delete

Thanks for commenting!

I love comments and I always try to reply within a couple of days. Do check back for my reply, especially if you wanted to know something specific. Or if you check the notify me box, you'll get follow-up comments to your inbox :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...