This half term we decided on a trip to Cadbury World. We had popped to the shop at Easter time and the Little Man said he wanted to go to Cadbury World. He’d not been there for a long time and couldn’t remember what it was like.
It was a bit of a crazy morning as our car was fixed from the accident. We had to swap our hire car back. That meant a bus ride for Graham, such a shame that I can no longer drive. I could have drove behind him and given him a lift back.
Then we got ready, the girls were real slow. They’d had a late night even though we’d told them not to. Graham was a bit moody too, probably from tiredness, but we had tickets booked so we had to go.
Cadbury World is not too far for us to travel as we live just outside of Bournville where it is located. It’s a reasonably priced day out, we paid £59.98 for our ticket as Graham went free as my carer. Because we had an afternoon ticket we arrived an hour earlier. This was so we could enjoy the outdoor activities before our tour time. That didn’t go so well as I wanted to go to the 4D theatre but the Kids didn’t. To be fair it wasn’t really suitable for us. The Little Man enjoyed the jungle adventure. But since breaking his arm on our garden slide, he has developed a huge fear of slides. The girls sat at a table while waiting for slushies which were not ready yet. Not the best starts to the trip.
When we got inside the exhibition though, everyone was excited. The girls wanted to read everything and fully made sure they didn’t miss a thing. Graham and the Little Man were more rushed. But they spent a lot of time sitting around waiting for everyone else to catch up.
The ride was really good and they have a special car for wheelchair users. I just had to manoeuvre my chair into position and there was room for one other passenger. The Little Man really wanted to ride with me. He was really amused by the way our car was pushed onto the track from the side. We loved the ride and I’ve made a little video of most of it along with a few photos.
You journey at Cadbury world starts with a little history of where chocolate comes from. Then you have two cinema experiences which tell you about the Cadbury family and how they started their business. The second cinema has moving chairs and other little surprises which can be avoided by sitting at the back. Both experiences are really quick so the little ones don’t have time to get bored.
Other Things to Do
As well as the ride you can see someone show you how they make filled chocolates in moulds.. We were eating a cup of melted chocolate with toppings of your choice (I chose jelly babies!) There are also windows showing chocolatiers decorating bars of chocolate and lollipops. Then it’s off to another room where you are given a bottle of chocolate. Then you can use the big slab table to draw with your chocolate bottle. You also get the chance to have a go at tempering your own chocolate.
Then there is the playroom where the kids can let off steam. Even the big girls had fun jumping on huge chocolate eggs that are projected on the floor and split open if you jump on them enough times. There are also other games like jumping on bars of chocolate and plenty more. Their is something in this room for everyone. The Little Man enjoyed planting some trees. Then watching his cocoa tree grow virtually while he controlled the wind with a button and the rain with a pump.
Afterwards we went to the chocolate shop, while the girls popped into the cafe to get their long awaited slushies. We bought a lot of chocolate including some in the discounted range. The Little Man bought a new water bottle and a tourch key ring. I managed to get a Jubilee tin of Roses.
Overall I’d say that the Cadbury World experience is a fun day out and well worth the money. When my kids were younger they’d have loved the fun shows in the marquee. They would have spent time in the jungle themed park too.
Have you been to Cadbury World?