One of the best things about getting around on your Quingo Mobility Scooter is finding places that are interesting or unusual, especially places you didn’t think were accessible enough.
In our new accessible attractions series we’ve been taking you around the country to exhibitions, attractions and days out that have been given superb ratings for accessibility. Today it’s something for those who are mad about chocolate – which is pretty much everyone isn’t it? As Easter fast approaches we explore the tasty world of Cadbury.
Suitable for any age (as long as you’re open to sampling some lovely warm melted chocolate!), Cadbury World is in Bourneville, Birmingham, and has different zones to cater for different ages and interests. It is situated next to Bournville train station, which is approximately a 12 minute train ride from Birmingham New Street station.
Here are some of the highlights of Cadbury World that you simply won’t be able to resist, and are recommended for either before or after the fully accessible main exhibition areas:
4D Chocolate Adventure
This is definitely not to be missed – the motion seats in the 4D Cinema Experience will dunk you into a bowl of liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk, give you a ride on the Crunchie Rollercoaster, and allow you to pilot a Cadbury Creme Egg airship along with the Caramel Bunny!
There are two mobility scooter spaces in the cinema, and there are also non-moving chairs available if 4D isn’t your kind of thing.
Popular with all ages but especially with the kids, this ride in the Beanmobile will guide you gently through a chocolate wonderland full of Cadbury’s familiar characters. One of the Beanmobiles can accommodate a wheelchair or mobility scooter with room for another passenger, so everyone can experience the chocolatey good-ness!
Arguably everyone’s favourite bit of Cadbury World – the chance to watch the chocolatiers make handmade items for the Cadbury World gift shop. The smell alone is heavenly and you can try some melted chocolate for yourself and you get to pick a treat (from marshmallows to popping candy) to add to your delicious pot!
The world’s biggest Cadbury shop
The perfect end to your visit is a trip to the world’s biggest Cadbury shop, where you can snap up some of the merchandise for yourself! With plenty of special offers that you won’t find anywhere else, the Cadbury shop has a special Factory Zone where there are unbelievable bargains and bulk-buys.
Cadbury World is almost fully accessible, and it is mostly flat throughout with gentle slopes. Upon arrival there is a low-level reception counter and certain exhibits are low-level too. Throughout the exhibitions there are ramps and lift access. On each floor and throughout the exhibitions there are also fully accessible toilets.
There is only one small part of the factory exhibition that isn’t accessible due to steps, but there is a video you can watch instead so you don’t miss out.
There are plenty of parking spaces for blue badge holders located near the entrance to Cadbury World. Staff are on hand and are happy to help through every part of the tour.
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