For hundreds of years, people have been enjoying chocolate. Have you wondered more about the history of cocoa, how your favorite chocolate treats are made, or even dreamed of taking a ride through a chocolate wonderland? If so, then you will definitely enjoy a sweet family day out at Cadbury World in Birmingham.
The History of Cadbury
In 1824 on Birmingham’s Bull Street, John Cadbury established a shop selling tea, coffee and drinking chocolate. His sons continued this legacy, and in 1897, built a custom chocolate factory in an area they named Bournville. From there, Cadbury created and produced their famous treats like Dairy Milk, Flake, Caramel and Milk Tray chocolates. Since tours of the factory to see chocolates being made were always popular, in 1990, a dedicated Cadbury World was officially introduced to the public.
A Tour of Cadbury World
Situated right next to the Cadbury factory in Bournville, Cadbury World gives fans of all things chocolate the chance to take a closer look at the world of Cadbury. Visitors can discover more about the history and production of chocolate in unique zones. Start your trip with a journey back in time to the Aztec Jungle and see Aztec Emperor Montezuma, who loved to drink 'chocolatl'. Your voyage takes a trip back to Europe, where you will uncover who transported the cocoa beans across the seas. The trip to the past continues with a walk down Bull Street, where the man himself, John Cadbury will tell you the inspiring story of his legacy. Your tour will then take you behind the scenes of modern chocolate production, too. Surprises are in store with a lesson on making liquid chocolate, while interactive videos will let you in on the secrets of some Cadbury favorites.
Catch a special glimpse into the Cadbury factory itself, where your favorite chocolate products are made and packed. Children will love a gentle ride in a Beanmobile through a magical chocolate wonderland, as well as playing in the African Adventure area - which has a special play zone for under 5’s. There are plenty of opportunities to satisfy the inevitable chocolate cravings in Cadbury World. A trip to the World’s Biggest Cadbury Shop gives you the chance to purchase beloved Cadbury chocolate products, souvenir gifts, and exclusive chocolate products produced in Cadbury World.
Plan your Visit
Cadbury World is just over 6 kilometers south of Birmingham city centre, and visitors can enjoy spending several hours on site. A stay in one of our nearby hotels in Birmingham is a perfect end to a day at Cadbury World. Enjoy stunning views of the city from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham 39-storey glass skyscraper, eat a family meal serving classic British dishes at Collage Restaurant with a stunning view right before your eyes. If you are feeling guilty of all those chocolate treats, you can work off some of the chocolate at our Fitness & Leisure Center.
Ready to explore chocolate wonderland? Make sure you taste all the sweet treats by booking your stay at Radisson Blu!