Whilst Cadbury World is not located in Berkshire it only takes a couple of hours to get to by car from Berkshire and makes for a really fun day out. You could make a weekend away out of it and also visit Warwick Castle which is only 30mins drive from Cadbury World.
What is there to do at Cadbury World?
Cadbury World is a chocolate fan’s dream! There is so much for children to do and see, whilst learning about the history of the brand at the same time. Read on to find out about our recent visit.
Cadbury World has the main indoor exhibit as well as activities to enjoy outside as well. You will need about 3-4 hours to enjoy both.
When you book your tickets you will be able to select a time slot and this is when you will be able to enter the indoor exhibit. This consists of a self guided tour through several different zones. You can move along at your own pace which is really good if you’re got younger children.
As soon as you have signed in you are given two full sized chocolate bars each. We would recommend purchasing one of the Cadbury carry bags here (only £1 each) as you are given chocolate at other points throughout the visit and the children loved carrying it round in their own bags.
You will start out at the Aztec Jungle discovering the origins of the cocoa bean. There are lots of interactive screens for children to engage with.
You will pass through zones and learn about manufacturing, the Cadbury story and watch the chocolate making story (this is an interactive experience with smoke, lights and the seats shake too!). Some of these more historical/story themed zones might be a little challenging for younger children but there is lots for them to see even if they can’t take in all of the content.
The Have a Go zone was one of our favourite! You can practise piping chocolate on the demonstration tables and also have a go at chocolate tempering.
You can take a fun family photo against a green screen. There is an additional charge for the prints.
The Cadabra ride is a very gentle ride in which you sit in a car (beanmobile) and are taken through different scenes with lots of funny characters. There was a 30min queue for this when we visited but it was worth it as it’s a lot of fun for the children.
The Chocolate Making zone was another of our favourites. We were each given a little cup of warm liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk and could choose from a selection of toppings to add to it. Whilst eating this we walked around looking at various chocolate sculptures (which were incredibly impressive) and watched as the workers created some chocolate items including chocolate Christmas trees and footballs (these were available to purchase in the shop at the end of the tour).
The outdoors section is accessed round the side of the building and here you will find the African Adventure Play Area which is a small play area for children 5-14yrs. There’s also a small zone for children under 5yrs to play in.
The 4D Chocolate Adventure is a 4D cinema experience with moving seats.
There was a marquee here as well which was showing a short Christmas show (only about 15mins long) when we visited in mid November. They hold other shows here throughout the year on weekends and school holidays only. You can also meet some of the characters outside.
What Facilities are there at Cadbury World?
The shop is packed full of treats and they have some factory discounted items here too.
When we went during mid November they had decorated for Christmas and there was an impressive ‘chocolate’ Christmas tree just inside the main entrance where children could push a button, make a wish and watch the star light up at the top once their wish had been made.
There is also a cafe in the main entrance area, next to the shop, where you can get breakfast and lunch. You can also book an afternoon tea here.
Accessibility at Cadbury World
You can find full details in the accessibility guide here. We were very impressed with the number of BSL videos which had been added around the zones.
How to Purchase Tickets to Cadbury World
You can purchase tickets here.
Children under 3 go free. You can also now book Cadbury World using Merlin Annual Passes.
Our exhibit tour slot was booked for 2.30pm so we arrived about an hour and half before this so that we could enjoy the outdoor area first. I am glad I looked this up as this was not made clear when booking the tickets. If you are booked for a later time slot, you will not have time to enjoy the outdoor facilities after your self guided tour inside so you will need to explore outside first.
Where is Cadbury World and Where can you Park?
The post code is B30 1JR. You can find the directions here.
Free car parking is available on site.
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