Cadbury World: Primary School

School Visits

Choc-full of discovery!

School Trip Guide

Key Stage 1 & 2

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With over 25 years' experience and more than 2,000 school groups attending each year, Cadbury World offers a unique experience that gives fascinating insight into the rich heritage of the nation's favourite chocolate brand.
A variety of zones showcase our history, chocolate making, and now include the 4D Chocolate Adventure cinema experience. Through the self-guided Cadbury World attraction, your pupils will...
Discover the origins of the cocoa bean amidst trees and waterfalls in the Aztec Jungle.
Learn the history behind the creation of the Cadbury factory and Bournville village by the Cadbury brothers.
Explore how Cadbury manufacture popular products and 100 years of innovative advertising and packaging design.
Watch our chocolatiers work their magic as they reveal the ingredients and making of chocolate.
Enjoy the magical Cadabra ride and an adventurous journey in our 4D cinema experience!
Free Resources
Download our free online workbooks here, including a Maths Trail, colouring activities and a Chocolate Trail to complete during or after taking the self-guided tour.
Booking and Risk assessment
To book your educational visit and for more information about our resources and facilities, or to arrange a preview visit to carry out your risk assessment, please call 0844 880 7667* or email to speak to our dedicated Education team. Please view our fantastic group rates and benefits on our School Prices page here.
Facilities and Access
There is free parking at Cadbury World. Please view information on our excellent access facilities here, including a Changing Places facility. There is a picnic marquee or benches at the outdoor play area and our self-service restaurant offers a selection of packed lunches and meals. For the comfort and safety of wheelchair users we recommend that you notify the reservations office of the number of wheelchairs expected in your group, and seek advice on avoiding busy times.
Interactive Topic Talks
Expand your class' knowledge with a one hour curriculum-linked educational talk to complement your self-guided tour, featuring interactive and engaging examples to support your topics, presented in our themed education rooms. Talks are available to groups of 25-110 students and have been specifically designed for KS1 & 2 so you can mix and match topics or cover specific points. Scroll down to discover even more information about each fascinating topic.
Bean to Bar - Originality of raw materials (supports the IPC chocolate topic)
The Maya (Ancient Mayan Civilization) - The great city of Chichen Itza, Maya Gods and their fascinating counting system
Aztecs - The rise and fall of Montezuma and the wonders of the maguey plant
Design & Technology - New Product Development, including packaging design
Victorians - Case study of George Cadbury as a famous Victorian
Rainforests - Flora, fauna and creatures of the Ghana rainforests
Building a Village: Settlements - A comparison of life in Bournville, UK and Adjeikrom, Ghana
Chocolate Through The Ages - Explore how cocoa originated from ancient civilizations to Cadbury heritage
2017 School Leaflets
If you’d like to see our Cadbury World Educational Leaflet for 2017 (covering Key Stages 1 and 2), please download here. A paper copy of the leaflet is also available at Cadbury World.
We can also send you paper copies for you to share. Please contact us by phone on 0844 880 7667* or via email at to request these via post.
"We visited Cadbury World as part of our topic ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’ which focused on the origins of food, famous influential figures of the past and the sampling and evaluation of products. All children loved the trip to Cadbury World which was packed with a variety of activities, both fun and educational. We learnt lots about the history of Cadbury from the exhibition and about the production of chocolate from the talk. Particular highlights were sampling the chocolate and experiencing the 4D cinema and indeed children were still talking about their trip to Cadbury World at the end of year, referring to it as ‘their best trip ever’!
Getting Here
Please view directions to Cadbury World here. Cadbury World is located just outside of Birmingham city centre in the picturesque village of Bournville. Our address is Cadbury World, Linden Road, Bournville, Birmingham B30 2LU. Please enter B30 1JR for correct sat nav directions.
*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge.

Talk Topics

BEAN TO BAR* Content Module Discover the origins of the cocoa tree and sourcing of beans from Ghana, and see real Ghanaian cocoa pods. Discuss chocolate making processes used today and then have the chance to dress up as a factory worker. Explore the advertising of iconic Cadbury brands and see real chocolate factory moulds. *Supports the IPC chocolate topic.
AZTECS Content Module Discover the rise and fall of Emperor Montezuma and find out the value of exotic bird feathers over Aztec gold. See real Ghanaian cocoa pods and have the chance to dress up as Emperor Montezuma himself!
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY Content Module Identify target markets and discuss Unique Selling Points (USPs) of 'A Glass and a Half Full Productions'. Discover functions of packaging materials used to design and make products. See real chocolate moulds from the Cadbury factory and explore Cadbury wrappers, displays and packaging.
VICTORIANS Content Module Discuss Richard and George Cadbury as model Victorian employers. Compare and contrast a view of inner city Victorian Birmingham to that of Bournville.
NEW: CHOCOLATE THROUGH THE AGES Content Module Discover how ancient civilisations of the Olmecs and Maya Indians first cultivated the cocoa tree, and how the Aztecs enjoyed xocolatl. Learn how Christopher Columbus introduced Europe to the cocoa bean and how Hernan Cortes defeated the Aztecs in 1528. Explore chocolate advertising in 1657 and where John Cadbury opened his first shop in 1824.
BUILDING A VILLAGE: SETTLEMENTS Content Module Compare and contrast village life in Bournville, UK and Adjeikrom, Ghana. Explore village life and history of our home and host village, and their services and amenities.
RAINFORESTS Content Module Discover the flora, fauna and creatures of the Ghana rainforests. Does the largest land snail and scorpion live in the forest floor?

Plan Your Visit

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