The motivation for and the highlight of last week’s project was a coach trip to Cadbury World. Was a long day, and I thought it was a bit rubbish, but the boys really enjoyed themselves and that is the most important thing.
After a 3 1/2 hr coach ride and the boys first ever visit to a motorway service station we finally arrived, had some lunch and burnt some energy in the African themed playground.
Before arriving in a Georgian Town Square for a video presentation.
Then after a tour of the packing area we queued up for the Cadabra ride — over 20 mins! We had no idea what it was but Sam wanted to see.
It consisted of sitting in a little car (imagine Noddy) and going around a track for 5 mins past models of cocoa beans with faces. Boys were not impressed. I was immensely amused at the kitschness of it and that through a marvellous feat of marketing (all they tell you is the name and along the queuing area are little plaques telling you the estimated queueing time from there — which start at 40mins). they were able to get even groups of adults to queue for up to 40 mins…
More factory and some tasting.
Finally to a separate exhibition this time about Dairy Milk, with more tasting. This time they got to add a ‘topping’ (biscuits for them, wine gums for me).
And finally it was time to go home. But not until they’d spent the pocket money they’d been saving in the largest Cadbury Shop in the World.