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Cadburyworld - Doesn't fill a day never mind your stomach
Cadbury World (Birmingham)
Member Name: dad-of-three
Cadbury World (Birmingham)
Advantages: Total of 3 free chocolate bars.
Disadvantages: Costly, Not enough there and a disorganised entry system.
During the summer on our family road trip we included cadbury world into our days out. We were all looking forward to it especially my 3 children and to be honest myself as i'd wanted to go for a few years but never found the time.
We took advantage of being able to pay for the entry using the tesco clubcard scheme, which is a scheme where you save points and turn them into vouchers - so the entry cost us nothing more than a few pounds.
Prior to arrival I searched the cadburyworld website and printed off all of the childrens activities, menu's for the restaurant and lots of other things like opening times etc. Yet when I arrived which was only about 20 minutes after it opened I was told that the tickets for specific entry times were pre-booked and that the next available entry was in 90 minutes time. I did not see this information anywhere on the cadburyworld website so if it is there it's well hidden.
As we were there we took our tickets for the next opening times and went to the outdoor attraction, among the outdoor attractions were a 3d video display on the invention of the cadbury chocolate and a play area for kids. At the invention of chocolate display you are given a free sample of melted chocolate that you can pour over sweets or biscuits etc.
When we returned to the indoor entrance area they were running about 20 minutes behind schedule so we had to wait again. Upon entry you are given two bars of chocolate and are sent on your way.
The first attraction is a rainforest display showing where the bean comes from, from there you follow on through to various displays such as packaging warehouse, Demonstrations on what you can make with chocolate and a seated display on the growth of the cadbury empire from it's original start at bourneville. The best part of the day for the kids is the seated ride attraction which takes you through an imaginary world. After the displays you go on to an interactive area for kids and finally into the shop.
Where do I start, having looked forward to this day trip for quite sometime I fealt let down, firstly from the dis-organised entry system secondly from the day itself as it only took a few hours to get round the whole thing and thirdly from the shop which to be quite frank sold nothing special and was certainly not well priced as it it should be, for what is a factory shop.
As always I am glad I have done this attraction as I always try to do new things with the children but for anyone on a budget there is far more interesting and fun things to do with the family. It is not an attraction that I will be re-visiting in a hurry and to be honest the only reason I didn't feel completely taken advantage of was the fact that we used our tesco vouchers.
Price of tickets Adult = £13.45, Child £10.10 and under 4's free
Summary: Glad i've been for experience but would not recommend to people on budget
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