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Cadbury World, Birmingham

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Cadbury World offers self-guided tours through the history of chocolate and the origins of one of the world’s largest confectionery manufacturers. Opened in 1990, this site is one of the city’s largest attractions, welcoming over half a million visitors each year. No ordinary factory tour, the location features 14 zones narrating the story of chocolate and the Cadbury business through static displays, animatronics, video presentations, multisensory demonstrations, and interactive exhibits. Don’t miss the popular "essence" zone, where you can create your own confectionery concoction in a tub of liquid chocolate. This indoor attraction allows a limited number of visitors each day, so be sure to pre-book your tickets online to guarantee entry. Plan your Cadbury World visit and explore what else you can see and do in Birmingham using our Birmingham trip maker site .
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  • Booked on line for two adults and two children for £45. History of the cocco bean and Bournville. Five free chocolate bars each. lovely meted chocolate in tubs.4D cinema and a little ride. Great day o...  more »
  • Was expecting to be able to walk around the building and watch chocolate being made and see how it's manufactured, the factory part was closed off and no longer for public viewing, basically looked at...  more »
  • Self guided and most of chocolate manufacturering is boarded up, very disappointed and its very expensive £15 per adult and all for 4 chocolate bars, its a complete waste of time. Originally we visite...  more »
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  • Had a lovely time with our 10 year old and 4 year old. Well impressed. Shame you don’t get to see the production line working but it didn’t matter so much. You get free chocolate all the way round the tour and the shop is well priced. Great day out. :-)
  • I went here for the 1st time with my 2 boys aged 10 and 12 recently and my partner and we all loved it! It's great for all ages and a lot of time and thought has gone into Cadbury World. We spent about 4.5 hours here and we would definitely come back again. The shop prices were also very reasonable with some great offers!
  • We are visiting from Australia and wanted to go back to Cadbury World as we went a long time ago so we took our 3 children - 6, 3 and 9 months. We arrived at 11.00am and left about 4pm. We all enjoyed the experience and our children enjoyed playing in the play ground, getting free chocolate was great :-) we got 4 different bars each and a liquid chocolate with 2 toppings on and thought that was plenty. We also got the pictures done on the green screen and ride so paid £20 for all of them. Our children seemed to enjoy all the exhibition even the old display in the building near the play park. Cafe seemed fine, we had coffee and cake but not lunch. Overall I would say definitely worth a visit and some cheaper chocolate from the shop ;-)
  • Wow, what a waste of time and money that was! Foolishly expected to see the manufacturing of chocolate, and have a colourful, entertaining history of the company - so poorly disappointed. Not one bit of the plant or even an old working plant on show. Few folk dropping melted chocolate into mounds but I could do that in my kitchen. Very poor quality video displays, dated and, frankly, uninteresting. Staff that whispered. Few chocolate bars, but seriously, when you've paid £60 for a family for an hours "tour" I'd expect many more! Should have known it was going to be bad when some strange man blew air at me through a bike pump at the start and told me to smile. Make me smile by actually having a good attraction. Oh and the ride, wow, shocking. Avoid like the plague. Terrible terrible waste of a day.
  • Not as good as we expected. Wife and I took kids last weekend and it was a bit of a disappointment. Not much activities for the kids and to us adults, the entire tour was a bit too boring. Place definitely needs updating. Waiting time and standing with the crowd, all the hassle is not really worth it. Kids enjoyed their take home chocolates at least! Which is a bit too pricey compared to regular price outside. Overall, sadly won't be coming back again unless new things are added.

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