Couldn’t do a trip to Birmingham without Cadbury World.
If I wanted to claim an educational benefit it could be the finish to our Rainforest project – being a product of the Central American forests and the first part of the tour starts there. Really though it was for fun, chocolate and the bait that tempted Jack along.
We’ve done Cadbury World before about 3 years ago so nothing new or novel. Only new thing since we were last there was a 4D cinema that we couldn’t be bothered queueing for. I totally get why people don’t like it. It is loud, busy, gimmicky and awash with plastic, touristy tat, everything we normally hate. We love it though 🙂
Touring the Rainforest.
There are street scenes showing the start of the company.Theatre/cinema shows on the history of the company and how chocolate is made. Holographic heads, shaking seats, all the tackiness you could wish for.
Then of course there is the fabulous Cadabra ride. The highlight of last trip it did not disappoint. So delightfully surreal 😀 You travel through Beanville in a Noddy car!
They had this rather fabulous creation telling the story of chocolate in chocolate.
You could see them filling the moulds and the result. We did NOT come home with a chocolate football, even Jack could see the folly of trying to get that home on the train!
A look at advertising which is definitely more for the adults. Rest of the day spent with ‘a finger of fudge is just enough…’ stuck in my head.
A motorised drumming gorilla. Obviously I’m missing something as have no recollection of a gorilla. Big area of the shop dedicated to them! An interactive, pointless except to burn off a bit of steam area. Leaving the main building we looked in at the Bournville Experience. Walking around the local area on the route to and from the station was far better way of getting a sense of the impact of the factory and the philathropic efforts of the Cadbury family.African themed playground for as long as Jack and I could sit in the baking sun outside.
Then a chocolate and tat filled shopping trip.
Thoughts on the day.