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|
|the nicest hot chocolate I’ve ever tried! Marshmallows, hot chocolate, cream, chocolate sprinkles & flake 🙂|