Monday, 20 May 2013

Visit to Cadbury World

Out of all the field trips we have been on while living in the UK my kids desperately wanted to go back to one place more than any other.  Cadbury World of Chocolate!!!  We met up with a few US homeschoolers and visited the factory once again.

Kids were so excited to be back--they remembered every room and almost every activity that was there from 4 years ago.

The first thing you do is walk back in time to the discovery of  the cocoa pod

Several holograms then explained who and how it was brought to England

There were a few people dressed up in Victorian clothes to explain how Mr. Cadbury came up with his ideas

Mr. Cadbury was a Quaker who owned a tea shop and then ventured into the world of Chocolate with his two sons

Next we saw some films on how the chocolate is made -- kids loved watching the Cadbury eggs film:)

There is a Cadbury ride that features Cocoa beans doing lots of things, like fishing,  ice skating and such...sort of silly but the kids seemed to really enjoy it

Then we went to the shop to watch the Chocolate masters work.  

The kids were allowed to mix the chocolate to cool it.  

Write in chocolate

And the best activity of the day eat warm chocolate --  Excellent!!!

The inside tour lasted about 90 minutes and then we went outside to the playground to eat lunch and then play at the playground

There was one more building to explore and at the end they had yet another  chocolate tasting counter, this time we could add something to our warm chocolate such as marshmallows, cookies, gummy bears, or turkish delight

Even better this was a much bigger sample than the last one.  Once we were all on a Chocolate high we climb back into our cars and drove home
But not before shopping in the Chocolate factory store when I bought some Cadbury chocolate mishaps to take back home real cheap:)

8 comments:

  1. Uhm, yum! That is my kind of field trip! I can see why your kids wanted to go back there!

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  2. Oooh that looks like a great place to visit!

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  3. This sounds a bit like our visit to the chocolate museum in Cologne. The treat little man has looks tasty!

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  4. Oh this would be my favorite tour for sure. What a wonderful adventure and the treats sound divine. I loved all of the pictures.
    I wish I could have a piece of your chocolate.
    Blessings and hugs!

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  5. How much fun! I would love to do that.

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  6. We've never been to Cadbury World despite the fact we are all Cadbury fans here and it's only a couple of hours drive! Lovely photos :)

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  7. That looks fun. I might have to add that to our list of things to do this summer.

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