10.10.11

Birmingham Trip - Bullring & Cadburys World

Spencer and I booked a trip to Cadburys World through Groupon a while ago. We paid £49 for the two of us and got an overnight stay in the Park Inn, an evening meal, breakfast and entrance to Cadburys World. Not bad!

We drove down on the Saturday and checked into the hotel, it wasn't anything special but it wasn't anything bad, just your standard chain hotel.

The Park Inn, Walsall

The room was spacious and the bed comfortable, we had a little TV which meant I got to watch the X Factor :)
The En Suite was lovely, a walk in shower and loads of mirrors.
It wasn't too noisy, I did get woke up once at about 6 in the morning due to an annoying lorry reversing, you know the noise "Warning, vehicle reversing beep beep, warning..." apart from that it was quite.
The staff weren't overly friendly, but they weren't rude either.
The evening meal was nice, not a lot of choice but what we had was nice.
The breakfast was a grease fest, I couldn't eat mine.
The hotel is right opposite a train station, there are trains running from there to Birmingham New Street frequently and it only costs £3.20 return.

On day one we caught the train into Birmingham. We didn't have long as we arrived quite late and didn't want to be going back to the hotel in the dark as the train station was in a quiet area and we weren't sure if there would be gangs hanging around there later on.



It was ridiculously busy there, I'm not sure if you can see in the photo below there are people queuing to use the escalators!

I didn't buy much because the queues were too big and the shops were all boiling, it put me out of the shopping mood!

We went to Selfridges, the food hall was fab! They have a bull made out of Jelly Beans!

 and American candy...

On day two we took our trip to Cadburys World. It was amazing!



When we went in we were given two bars of chocolate, a Crunchie and a Curly Wurly. Further through the tour we were given a little shot glass sized cup of melted chocolate and a spoon, then a bar of Dairy Milk. At the end we got to go in Essence where they had a choice of Marshmallows, Shortbread, Rice Krispies, Popcorn, Wine Gums and Jelly Babies, they gave you your choice covered in warm melted chocolate.


I had popcorn :)

Spencer had wine gums :-/
We had a lovely day, we learnt a lot of Cadburys history, it seems that Mr Cadbury was a lovely man to work for! We saw the chocolate being packed by the machines and various other bits of the factory. We went on a bizarre little ride with lots of dancing cocoa beans and learnt all about the history of chocolate.

Here are some other photos from the weekend...

jumper and scarf both Primark

giant Flake in the Cadburys shop



the Cadburys Gorilla

Chocolate Spencer

the nicest hot chocolate I've ever tried! Marshmallows, hot chocolate, cream, chocolate sprinkles & flake :)

chocolate cake
Have you been to Cadburys World before? If so what did you think of it?


24 comments:

  1. Your mum works at Cadburys?!?! So jealous!! I wanna work there!
    We did have an amazing time thank you xx

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  2. Ahh Birmingham post!! And my Mum works at Cadburys Exiting haha! Hope you have a great time, that chocolate cake look amazing! x x

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  3. The Bullring was hectic! It even put me off shopping!

    I could never get sick of chocolate :) x

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  4. It really is heaven isn't it! I felt sick in the car going home but couldn't stop eating haha.

    Thanks for the Starbucks advice! I will try and order the correct drink next time, I think its probably Spencer's fault, should never trust a man to order coffee ha! xx

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  5. The bull is impressive isn't it!
    I want to go back to Cadburys World, having withdrawal symptoms from all the chocolate haha xx

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  6. Spencer went with school years ago but couldn't remember it much, he thinks its changed quite a bit xx

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  7. I need to go again, I've run out of chocolate! x

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  8. Wow, the bullring looks crazy busy! :) I've never been to cadbury's world, i think i'd get sick of chocolate by the end :P

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    Lucy x

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  9. I went to Cadburys world for my birthday years ago, it was heaven!! I can remember those dancing cocoa beans! I ate so much chocolate... the car journey home wasn't a pleasant one haha. I want to go again though!

    I used to work at Starbucks, the drink you had is a caramel coffee frappachino.. If you fancied a hot coffee with caramel it would be a caramel latte, caramel cappacchino etc. (Caramel Macchiato's are amazing!! Heaven in a cup) I only know all this from working there though, the person that served you should of asked if you wanted a hot or cold drink. Good that you enjoyed it anywho :)

    x

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  10. I keep meaning to go to Cadburys World its one place I really wanna go and your photos are fab. That bull made out of jelly beans is just stunning. I am going to Birmingham mid November with a friend so looking forward to it as I love the Bullring xx

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  11. I went with school in Year 8 (so 9 years ago now then! - and lucky me, best school trip I ever went on!!) & I loved it..Would go again in an instant. :) xo

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  12. How odd that we both went to Birmingham on the same weekend! I can't believe how busy the Bullring was either! It was insane to the point where I just could not be bothered to look around any more :/ Shame we didn't get the chance to go to Cadbury world but hey ho! x

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  13. I would love to go to Cadbury's World. I loved in Brum a few years back but never went :O Looks like you had fun, I'm drooling over the hot chocolate!! Wine gums is a very odd choice to have with melted chocolate lol :/
    x

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  14. Oh. My. Days. I have to get to Cadbury World.

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  15. Glad you had a nice time, i love the Bullring :).

    Sadie x

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  16. I love the bullring, it's mad how busy it looked! When I was there last it was empty and really quiet. I want to go to the Cadbury factor, I'd leave about 10st heavyer though! xo

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  17. Oh great pictures, looks like you had a fab weekend love :) I haven't been to cadbury world since I was about 5, you've made me want to go again!

    L x

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  18. Oh wow I need to go to Cadburys World like, now! All that chocolate!! :)

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  19. The bullring was crazy wasn't it! It really does put you off which is a shame. I might go back on a weekday so that its quieter (hopefully!)
    Cadburys world is worth a visit if you go again x

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  20. I recommend it, we had a great day! Wine gums was a very odd choice, his reasoning was that he'd never try it ever again! x

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  21. It was crazy busy, if I go again I think I'll go on a weekday, hopefully it'll be quieter!
    I'm still eating chocolate now, so naughty but so good! It is chocolate week though so that is my excuse! x

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