Living so close to Birmingham, we have visited Cadbury World a couple of times before. There is always something interesting to do there, new features and experiences and not forgetting the delicious chocolate to devour! It is not just a chocolate factory tour – they have something for everyone to do there, big or small. My children particularly like the Cadabra ride, plus the new 4D cinema experience and there are a lot of outdoor facilities like the African Adventure Play Area and table tennis.
Every weekend from now until 30th December, they have a new live Snow White and the Chuckle Beans pantomime at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm, and lasts around 30 minutes each. Santa’s Grotto is also available to visit until 21st December. It is always best to arrive early as Santa’s Grotto gets busier throughout the day. Though if there is a long queue, you can always let your children loose in the outdoor play area, before your tour starts.
We started our day by visiting Santa in his beautifully decorated grotto. As we arrived quite early, there was no queue in front of us so I didn’t take any photos at all. Luckily Santa has a magical camera to capture our moment with him. Ms C received a small cuddly bear while Mr K received a pack of Cadbury stationery.
4D Cinema Experience
The 4D Cinema is not far from Santa’s Grotto which is also next to the children’s outdoor play area. After queuing for a while, we were all asked to take a ‘lift’ to the cinema. This is a small teaser! We all loved it! I am not going to give away much about the show but it is definitely worth experiencing it for yourselves. My children said that this is one of the best 4D cinema shows they had ever seen! We all loved it.
Snow White and the Chuckle Beans’ Pantomime
I have never been a huge fan of pantos but after watching the Snow White and the Chuckle Beans, I’m converted! It was fantastic! Both my children and I laughed all the way through. As the title suggests, this is an adapted version of Snow White, so they have added funny songs and jokes in it too. The casts have put in so much effort into the show. We were lucky to get a picture with the actors.
Later, we all went back to the main entrance to begin our factory tour. It starts off with a bit of history of the cocoa beans in the deep dark forest, then there are to historical clips about the story of Cadbury. Then you all take a ride in their Cadabra, tasting their yummy chocolate and many more! By the end of the tour, we each had received 4 different type of chocolates (the purple zone is closed for renovation, so they gave us an extra chocolate bar for the inconvenience) and a cup of delicious melted chocolate. The tour ends at the shop itself, so before we headed home, I had cheekily bought some more chocolate!
We all loved the whole Christmas experience and will definitely be back again not least because we’re all huge fans of Cadbury’s chocolates. With the outdoor play area and café, we could potentially spend the whole day there! It was a great family day out. Click to find out more about Cadbury World.