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Fun days out for all!


With Bank Holidays  – and May half term – looming, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get out and enjoy what’s on offer. Here we take a   look at our top places to visit.

Cadbury World

There’s plenty of fun to be had at Cadbury World – and is a must for chocolate lovers! There are several events takings place during May, including a Cadbury Character Weekend (13th-14th May) where Cadbury’s most colourful characters will be appearing. Visitors will have the chance to get their photo taken alongside the likes of Freddo and Caramel Bunny! And during the May half term, there’s plenty of family fun planned (27th May-4th June) with family entertainment taking place every day. There will be live shows from Cadbury’s resident magicians, ventriloquists and much more. The Cadbury characters will also be appearing to star in your photos!

It’s worth noting that tickets must be pre-booked before visiting in order to guarantee entry.

The entry time you select will be for a self-guided tour of Cadbury World’s main exhibition. You can also visit the 4D Chocolate Adventure zone, Bournville Experience, African Adventure play area, as well as their shops and catering outlets either before or after your main exhibition entry time.

However, if you are booking an entry time after 2pm, it’s recommended that you arrive 1.5 hours earlier to enjoy the additional attractions before you enter the main exhibition. Find out more at

Did you know?

Pre-book your tickets online and you can save 5% off your ticket price. Tickets for an Adult are £15.01, Child £11.68, Family of Four £47.44

Harry Potter World

Where else can you ride a broomstick and drink Butterbeer! Harry Potter World offers it all. Once filming finished on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2010, the production crew were left with a treasure trove of thousands of intricate and beautifully-made artefacts. The team behind Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter wanted to preserve and showcase these iconic props, costumes and sets so that Harry Potter fans could experience the magic of filmmaking first-hand. And so in 2012, the Studio Tour opened its doors!

The Tour offers visitors the unique opportunity to explore two soundstages and a backlot filled with original sets, animatronic creatures and breathtaking special effects. And at the end of March 2017, a permanent expansion to the Forbidden Forest was revealed and it invites visitors to follow in the footsteps of Harry, Ron and Hermione, deep into the grounds where you will encounter a full size model of Buckbeak.

And as you venture deeper into the depths of the forest, you will come face-to-face with Aragog, the Acromantula. Emerging from his dark lair, the enormous spider will appear, along with spiderlings from his family, so beware!

Tickets start from £29 for a child and £37 for adult. Family tickets (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children) is £118. 4 and under go free (although you still need to book a ticket).

Find out more at

Did you know?

The Film Studios which was home to the Harry Potter film series was originally an old aircraft factory which manufactured planes such as Halifax Bombers and Mosquitoes.

2 for 1 fun days out

Merlin Entertainments has partnered up with Cadbury to offer 2 for 1 tickets on a host of their attractions, including Warwick Castle, Madame Tussauds, Sea Life, LegoLand, Thorpe Park, Alton Towers, London Dungeons, Shrek’s Aventure! and Chessington World of Adventures.

Get your hands on a voucher and one person will get free entry when a full priced adult ticket is purchased before the end of July. Vouchers can be found on Cadbury chocolate share bags – so keep an eye out when you do your shopping! Find out more by visiting

Free attractions

The Lake District was voted number one free day out attraction ahead of Derbyshire’s Peak District. Piers, beaches and 23 museums also featured in the top 50 list, which was compiled from a survey of 1,000 people by National Express.

Here are the top five choices in the National Express poll:

  1. Lake District (Cumbria)
  2. Peak District (Derbyshire)
  3. Snowdonia (North Wales)
  4. Brighton Pier (East Sussex)
  5. Hadrian’s Wall

Did you know?

The only London attraction in the top 10 was the Natural History Museum!

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