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Cadbury World
Holiday Travel Guide

Savour sweet delights and learn about the history of one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world.

Cadbury World opened in 1990 to give the many millions of chocolate lovers all over the world an insight into the magic that goes into making the much-loved confectionary. It is found in Bournville, a suburb of Birmingham some eight kilometres from the centre of the city, and is hugely popular with young and old alike, attracting well over 500,000 visitors every single year.

Divided into 14 distinct zones, you can take your time to stroll around and explore the many different aspects of the chocolate production process; this should take you about three hours to complete at a gentle pace. One top tip with Cadbury World is to try, if possible, to avoid visiting during school holidays as it can be very busy.

John Cadbury opened his first chocolate shop on Bull Street in 1824, and in this chocolate wonderland you can see a nostalgic replica of the shop and street as it would have looked at that time. Another popular exhibit is Aztec Jungle, where you can find out about the origin of the sacred cocoa bean, and the place it holds in Mexican and Mayan cultures.

Learn about the secret ingredients that make Cadbury’s special, and then climb aboard the Beanmobiles of the Cadabra, where you should keep a look out for the Willy Wonka-style chocolate rain shower. When you’ve finished with that, write your name in chocolate in the Demonstration Area.

Regular events are held for the enjoyment of visitors, from Christmas theatre to Easter egg hunts in the spring, and it’s well worth checking what’s going on while you’re in town on the website.

Cadbury World is in Bournville, just 20 minutes’ drive from the city centre, and parking is free of charge. There is a train station a short walk away.

Check online for opening times before your visit, as they can change depending on the time of year. You also have to arrive at least 1 ½ hours before closing to gain admission, and entry is free for under fours.

Top 10 Hotels Near Cadbury World

Old Farm Hotel
Old Farm Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is SG$112 per night from 26 Feb to 27 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Bournville, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Cadbury World, University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Cannon Hill Park ...

4.3/5Excellent! (45 reviews)
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"Very friendly staff..lovely breakfast in Bright clean room. Covid managed very professionally. Will stay there again"…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct,2020

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The Bournbrook Inn
The Bournbrook Inn
3 out of 5
The price is SG$65 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Stirchley, this inn is within 3 miles (5 km) of Cadbury World, University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Cannon Hill Park ...

4.4/5Excellent! (15 reviews)

"Comfortable hotel with amazing service."…"

Reviewed on 10 Nov,2020

The Bournbrook Inn
The Beeches
The Beeches
3.5 out of 5
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Located in Bournville, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Cadbury World, University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Cannon Hill Park ...

3.1/5 (9 reviews)
Not as good as hoped

"Check-in problematic - There were issues as I paid on the Hotels.com app and they asked for payment. I showed email confirmation that I had paid. Came through as Experia on their system but didn't pay again. Single room, but very small with shower adjacent to TV and desk. Breakfast was included but ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Mar,2020

The Beeches
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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26 Sep 2019

The tour was fabulous although wouldn’t recommend having lunch there!

4/5 - Good

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23 May 2019

Do the 4D cinema.

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Top Cadbury World Hotel Deals

Old Farm Hotel
Old Farm Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is SG$112 per night from 26 Feb to 27 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
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The Bournbrook Inn
The Bournbrook Inn
3 out of 5
The price is SG$65 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
The Bournbrook Inn
The Beeches
The Beeches
3.5 out of 5
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Woodbrooke
Woodbrooke
2 out of 5
The price is SG$109 per night from 6 Mar to 7 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees
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Edgbaston Park Hotel Birmingham
Edgbaston Park Hotel Birmingham
4 out of 5
The price is SG$132 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar
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Guest House
Guest House
3 out of 5
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Awentsbury Hotel
Awentsbury Hotel
2 out of 5
21 Serpentine Road, Selly Park, Birmingham, England
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3 bed apartment near university
3 bed apartment near university
Bristol road, 608 b, Birmingham, ENG
The price is SG$779 per night from 28 Feb to 1 Mar
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608 B Bristol Rd, 608 B, Birmingham, ENG
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