Just back from half day tour of Cadbury world in Birmingham this half term and I cannot wait to not share about it to the world out there. It was time well spent with two young kids and as an adult, we parents liked it too.
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Where is Cadbury World
Cadbury world is located in Birmingham, place where Cadbury started its journey way back in 1924. In case you are driving like me, use B30 1JR on sat nav, and it has lots of parking spaces. Parking is free.
How to buy tickets
You can buy tickets online from https://www.cadburyworld.co.uk/ or in person. I will recommend buying in advance to avoid any disappointment. I must also say thatI felt the prices are reasonable for the value it offers.
Best Time to visit
Half terms, term breaks, or weekends can be busy, however, that’s the time when kids are free. I will recommend visiting early hours, that’s when it is less busy.
As the day peaks up, it only gets busier. I had booking at 11:40 but decided to get there at 10. This only meant I had time to hand to do 4D movie before that. 4D movie is surely a great experience, however it lasts for less that 10mins, and you crave for more.
At the main event, you are given a tour where you learn history of cadbury, you are given three cadbury bars per person for free, as you enter. Keep your tickets downloaded on phone for easy scan and entry. You get to play with melted chocolate and make your own design. You get chance to get yourself clicked. Kids will also get chance to meet cadbury characters, such as Freddo the frog, the Caramel Bunny, Mr Cadbury’s Parrot.
One of the best part for me there was train ride, which lasted about 5 mins and was fun.
There is a circus show too, which lasts about 15mins and is good fun for kids.
Lastly, there is park with kids to play around on rides, etc, keeps kids busy for hours.
Eating / Dining facilities
There is a cafe in the main building, however it is over-priced. There is also a cafe in outside, near entrance to 4D movie show. I did not check the price there, but won’t think it was any cheaper. I will advice to get own food for picnic there. Neither of these cafes are elaborate, you do get selected sandwiches, drinks, muffins etc. I did not see alcohol being sold there, not sure if that is allowed.
What’s final verdict?
You should go and visit cadbury world once for sure. I will also expect that owners of cadbury puts in more effort to manage this park better by adding more attractions.