Superbreak.com recently gave us complimentary tickets for Cadbury World, with a night in a Birmingham hotel thrown in too. Firstly it was so nice for someone else to do all the organising such as booking the tickets and finding the hotel - lovely in fact!
The girls were beside themselves with excitement about going, as was I. It is somewhere I have always wanted to visit - I am a chocoholic and also have grown up knowing a Cadbury descendant!
Our day at Cadbury World did not disappoint - it was packed full of things to do and see. I was fascinated about learning the Cadbury history and the story of how Dairy Milk came into being. The day was packed full of information, videos, fun rides, chocolate making, chocolate decorating, and chocolate tasting!
The highlight for the girls was the Cadabra ride, which was a little car that took you through a world of cocoa bean characters - there was so much to take in, I could have done with going round a further ten times. The kids also loved the opportunity to concoct their own chocolate creation, and squealed with delight at the vibrating benches in one of the video rooms.
The absolute highlight for Tom and me was the entertainment in the marquee adjacent to the African Adventure play area. The magician/ventriloquist called Kimmo was absolutely brilliant, and had adults and children in hysterics.
Unfortunately we didn't have time to go around the Bourneville village which offers a whole load more things to do and see, but we had a fantastic day out.
We then had a short drive to our hotel which was right in the centre of Birmingham next to the canal where there are many lovely shops and restaurants. It was a real treat to be able to all go out together, Tom and I both have a drink, and relax, and then head back to the lovely hotel for a really good nights sleep.
Thank you Superbreak.com - it was a top notch package! The girls have been requesting that we go back to the 'chocolate factory' ever since.