Last week I decided I wanted to take Eva somewhere special and just the 2 of us. It was a rather brave decision by me being 27 weeks pregnant and going off on a car journey by ourselves. I didn't want the pregnancy getting in the way of us having some quality time together so I just went for it.
I decided to take her to Cadbury World which is somewhere i've never been. It was going to take us about 2 hours to get there in the car so as you can imagine I packed plenty of snacks etc and charged up the iPad. Stupidly I realised when I got to the services that i'd forgotten the iPad and I had to search for ways to keep her entertained whilst trying to concentrate on driving.
We pre booked in advance as it's quite busy in the holidays and it does sell out. If you book before hand you save 5% on the normal price. Eva was free which was fab.
When we got there we headed straight in for the tour. Eva loves exploring but didn't like the fact that she couldn't advance through to the next stage without waiting around. During the first part of the tour there are live talks and a couple of videos. At her age she didn't care much for these but I learnt quite a bit about the history of cadbury world. She was very well behaved though. I think in a few years she'll appreciate that area more.
The next part of the tour is walking through the factory. Eva enjoyed this part especially the packaging section. I do feel that this area could be made a bit more interesting though as it seemed to be a lot of walking with not a lot going on.
Next up was Eva's favourite part of the day and that was the Cadabra ride. She absolutely loved this part as you can see from the delight on her face. If the queue wasn't as long as it was we would have gone on it again.
Eva then spent a long time in the Purple Planet section which is a great interactive play area based around chocolate.
I was truly gutted as we couldn't go on the 4D experience due to me being pregnant. I know Eva doesn't know any different but I still felt a bit rubbish about it all. I guess we'll have to make another trip back when i'm not pregnant possibly around christmas time.
Overall we both really enjoyed it. Eva was ecstatic the whole day and fell asleep as soon as we got in the car to leave. She clearly had the most fantastic time. We came back with a lot of chocolate which was greatly appreciated by both of us and hubby when we got home. Initially I was worried she was too young but considering little ones are free until they are 4 there is still so much for them to see and do there. Eva asks me every day that I don't work if we can go to Cadbury World so I am thrilled that the memories have stuck with her as it was a lovely day we had together. We will definitely be returning again with hubby next time. I am hoping to go around christmas as it will be all themed then.
Have you been to Cadbury World? Have you been there at christmas time?