For anyone chocolate lover, the ultimate dream is to go to Cadbury World. After all it’s the real life version of Charlie and the chocolate factory right? I’ve been fortunate enough to visit a few times now and it’s changed every visit whether that be layout or general features.
Located in the village of Bournville, Cadbury World is a true joy of history. Taking you in a journey through from the Mayan times, to current day. Cadbury world is a mixture of a factory tour (although this has been significantly reduced in recent times – with many areas being closed entirely or blocked from view on the latest visit) and a themed environment. On your tour you’ll find a variety of exciting opportunities like writing your name with warm melted chocolate, a go at tempering the chocolate yourself and even take a venture on the family dark ride Cadabra, and of course plenty of demonstrations.
The tour then takes a journey into advertising avenue which see’s a look at all the advertising history from Cadbury – including an iconic Cadbury moment, a huge animatronic gorilla which drums along to Phil Collins “In the air tonight”- before exiting into a selection of interactive games before the world’s largest Cadbury shop – offering a crazy amount of chocolate, including bulk buy boxes of Freddo’s and 850g Dairy Milk bars.
As a part of your visit your ticket also includes the very exciting and utterly brilliant 4D Cinema which we recommend you try this early on as it does get huge waits; the Bournville Experience, a heritage museum which for the Bournville area; 2 walking routes including a guide of Bournville Village and at select times live stage shows which are certainly fun for all the family!
Overall Cadbury World provides a fantastic day out for all the family, and with the ever growing expansion of the Cadbury Brand I am sure Cadbury World will continue to grow.
All the staff we encountered were incredibly cheerful and genuinely seemed to enjoy what they was doing which made the experience that much better! I would recommend a visit for anyone interested soon! Just do be aware while you do experience processes of chocolate making, and learn about it in a hands on fun approach, be aware you won’t be exploring much of the actual factories.