Jun 12, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
What a great day it has been. We got a taxi up to the us stop at 6.20 am ,and Granpa come with us hoping he could findoutwhat time we will be back tomorrow . It cost £3.10 which we thought was pretty good . We will not know the time of our arrival back until some time tomorrow .We leave on time at 6.40am and head along to Wallsend wher two members of a group of 6 are ready ,but the other 4arrive twenty minutes later . So that makes a little later for starters.We keep picking people up along the way and the last pick up is at Sunderland and that is at 8.20 We drive until 10.35 and have a one hour break at Woodall , which I think is somewhere near Sheffield . Leave again at 11.45 and are told we will be in Birmingham just after 1pm and time for Cadburys is 2.10pm so drive around in Birmingham for about 1/2hour before we are dropped off at our destination .Also the driver got. Bit lost trying to find the street to turn into along with another coach. We have until 4.30 to spend at CAdburys .What a great place ,as we go in we are given two chocolates each and then we start our time inside .It starts with how the cocoa beans we found by the Mayans and eventually were used by the Cadbury family to build up their business.They are very good to their staff and were one of the first employers to allow their staff to have sick pay and lower working hours .We then went into a movie where you were warned not to be if you could not take flashing images and sudden movement .We soon found out why , when they started talking about shaking the beans our whole seats shook along with story and rollers above us let us know about the cocoa beans being crushed .Very shocking but great experience . After this we went to see how the chocolates are packed and received another chocolate . The down to where they let the chocolate and were given a sample of the melted chocolate th we JUST HAD to try .On the to the shop where we had to buy something for Granpa . Picked up by the coach at 4.30 and a 35min trip to our lovely Park Inn Hotel at Walsall .Dinner was good , choice of starters, thena choice of chicken chaser ,roast pork, vege curry and you could go back as many times as you wanted to , also lots of roast potatoes, mixed veges, and chips . Dessert was ice cream, white chocolate cheesecake or chocolate fudge cake . Full tummy now so off to bed .