Cadbury World

Holiday Travel Guide
Cadbury World showing heritage architecture, city views and signage

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

The Bournbrook Inn
The Bournbrook Inn
3 out of 5
The price is S$93 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Stirchley, this inn is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Cadbury World and within 3 miles (5 km) of University of Birmingham and Cannon Hill Park. Queen Elizabeth ...
4.3/5Excellent! (27 reviews)
"loved the bar"

Reviewed on 17 Sep,2021

The Bournbrook Inn
Old Farm Hotel
Old Farm Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is S$139 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Bournville, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Cadbury World and within 3 miles (5 km) of University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (47 reviews)
Great hotel, quiet and peaceful
"Booked this as it was close to both Cadbury world and Bournvelle train station. The hotel itself has very friendly staff, not at all intrusive but do thier best to make your stay a good one. The room was spot on, kettle, tea/coffee milk/sugar and biscuits. TV with freeview and free wifi. Bathroom ..."

Reviewed on 7 Jun,2021

Old Farm Hotel
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
3 out of 5
The price is S$104 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Birmingham City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hurst Street, The Arcadian and Birmingham Hippodrome. Bullring Shopping Centre and ...
4/5Very Good! (938 reviews)
"Clean , vibrant and central"

Reviewed on 23 Sep,2021

Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
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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The Bournbrook Inn
The Bournbrook Inn
3 out of 5
The price is S$93 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
The Bournbrook Inn
Old Farm Hotel
Old Farm Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is S$139 per night from 1 Oct to 1 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Old Farm Hotel
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
3 out of 5
The price is S$104 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
The Beeches
The Beeches
3.5 out of 5
The Beeches
Edgbaston Park Hotel Birmingham
Edgbaston Park Hotel Birmingham
4 out of 5
The price is S$139 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Edgbaston Park Hotel Birmingham
Woodbrooke
Woodbrooke
2 out of 5
Woodbrooke
Guest House
Guest House
3 out of 5
Guest House
Jurys Inn Birmingham
Jurys Inn Birmingham
4 out of 5
The price is S$128 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Excludes taxes & fees
Jurys Inn Birmingham
Awentsbury Hotel
Awentsbury Hotel
2 out of 5
Awentsbury Hotel
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.