I live in one of the best cities to live in if you are a chocoholic. Only twenty minutes down the road from us is the world famous Cadbury World. I’ve been several times, both as a child and as an adult and always had a great day. We hadn’t got round to taking the kids yet, so when we had an email inviting us to spend the day at Cadbury World, we were really excited. We didn’t tell the kids until the night before, and they were really looking forward to going to see a real life chocolate factory – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is their favourite film at the moment!
We were there with a few other bloggers to check out all the festive entertainment they have to celebrate Christmas. We arrived there at half nine, and went and had a drink and a little treat in the cafe.
When everyone was there, we were taken over to see Santa. The kids all sat on the floor whilst we watched from the seats. He arrived down the chimney much to the amazement of the kids – their faces were lit up with pure amazement and wonder. The show was absolutely brilliant. Santa was great, encouraging the kids (and adults!) to join in with him, and as we left at the end, the kids all got a cute little teddy gift.
Once the show had finished, the kids had a quick play on the rather awesome outdoor adventure playground – the perfect way to burn off a bit of energy!
We then headed over to the 4D Cadbury Adventure, where we donned some rather (un)stylish 3D glasses. We were then taken on a ride on the Crunchie rollercoaster, dived in a bowl of lush melted chocolate and a trip on a creme egg airship! I spent half of the time watching the looks on the kids faces and watching them try to grab at the chocolate – it was brilliant!
We then went back over to the cafe where we were provided with a lovely brunch, and a chance to wander round the Cadbury shop. We were all given one of these adorable handmade chocolate penguins, which are available to buy from the shop. How cute is he??
After brunch, we went over to watch the exclusive Cadbury World pantomime, Sleeping Beauty and the Chuckle Bean Fairy. It was the first panto the boys have ever seen, and they were a little unsure of the witch, but they loved Princess Aurora, and it provided us with lots of giggles! Afterwards we had a chance to have a photo with the stars of the Panto – Harrison went a bit shy but Alex loved it!
The Santa show and panto are on every weekend as part of the Christmas celebration weekends at Cadbury, from Saturday 21st November to Sunday 20th December (with an extra two days on 22nd and 23rd December), and are all exclusive in the Cadbury entry price, which I think is brilliant. For anyone who is thinking about taking the kids to see a Panto and to visit Santa, I would definitely recommend this.
*We were invited to this event by Cadbury for the purpose of this review