Getting the Train to Cadbury World

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8 min read | 9 January 2024

Cadbury has earned itself the right to call itself the nation’s favourite confectionery brand.

This very British purveyor of chocolate has thrown open its doors to members of the public and created the amazing Cadbury World. A trip here should be part of your next day trip to Birmingham, Britain’s buzzing second city.

In this article, find out how to take a train to Cadbury World and what to expect when you get there.

Why visit Cadbury World?

A Cadbury Creme Egg on a bed of Cadbury Mini Eggs
Cadbury World is a great family day out and the perfect treat for the kids on long school holidays.

There’s plenty for you and the family to do when you get here with the average visitor spending between three and four hours at the attraction.

When you get here, you and your family have all of the following fantastic experiences to enjoy.

4D Chocolate Adventure Cinema

Ride the Crunchie rollercoaster, complete with motion seats, at Cadbury World. This amazing 4D chocolate adventure cinema experience is one of the attraction’s most popular draws.

We all know how 3D adds depth and extra realism to the films we watch. 4D goes much further adding real-time sudden seat movements and motion effects.

On this fun journey, you’ll dive into a bowl of liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk. Later on, you’ll be way up in the sky on the Cadbury Creme Egg airship, piloted by the Caramel Bunny.

The manufacturing zone

In the manufacturing zone, you and your family learn how your favourite Cadbury’s chocolates are made.

Stop off at the interactive video stations on the tour to find out the production line secrets of classics like Roses, Buttons, and Creme Eggs.

Cadbury Chocolate Quest

Jump aboard a Cadbury car and collect all the delicious ingredients needed to make a Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar in this immersive chocolatey quest!

With the help of Freddo and his trusty team of Buttons monkeys, Journey through 3D sets, virtual screens, and special effects and zap up the ingredients.

Succeed in your mission and enjoy a Cadbury chocolate treat at the end as a reward.

The Aztec Jungle

Walk through the tropical rainforests the Mayans called home. These lush rainforests are the origin of the cocoa bean, the key ingredient in chocolate production.

Experience the atmosphere, the trees, and the waterfalls in this popular part of the Cadbury World Tour.

You’ll meet Aztec Emperor Montezuma, the person who was responsible for bringing cocoa to Europe. Be careful though because he won’t let anything happen to his beloved cocoa!

African Adventure Play Area

Your kids will love this amazing indoor-outdoor soft play area. It’s got a covered slide, climbable netting and plenty of hidden spaces, all within a completely enclosed space.

While they’re away playing, you get your chance to sit down and relax with a coffee. Under fives get their own play area as do kids using wheelchairs.

Don’t miss…

When you’re here, make sure you and your family experience the following:

  • Making Chocolate Story: Watch this engaging movie packed with special effects about why Cadbury’s chocolate is so tasty
  • Bull Street: Meet Quaker businessman, John Cadbury, to find out where the company’s story started way back in 1824
  • The Cadbury Story: Book tickets to see how what the founder believed led him to create a new kind of employee-friendly factory. Also, you get to meet his sons, George and Richard
  • Chocolate Making: Try your hand at traditional chocolate-making techniques like tempering and shelling
  • Have A Go: See how good you are across a range of chocolate-based skills like piping and moulding
  • The Bournville Experience: Find out how the world-famous Bournville Village came to be
  • Journey To Europe: Book tickets in Cadbury World’s mini-theatre to find out how cocoa arrived in Europe. Then discover how hot chocolate became the biggest thing in high society
  • Cadbury World Shop: It wouldn’t be a visitor attraction if it didn’t have a shop. Be sure to check out the handmade chocolate treats here
  • Character Dining: Have a delicious afternoon tea and get the kids to take selfies with Mr Cadbury’s parrot, Freddo and the Caramel Bunny

Cadbury World opening times

Cadbury World is open seven days a week all year round, except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

On Monday to Friday, the opening hours are from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays, get here between 9:00am and 5:30pm. You’ll want to consider that opening hours do vary depending on the time of year. Hours do increase in school holidays. Last entry is one and a half hours before closing.

You need to pre-book to get in. The standard entry ticket is £25 per adult on the door or you can book in advance for £22.50. You’ll need to turn up on the date and time shown on your e-ticket.

If you want the freedom to come at any time, the price is £30 per adult. Under 2’s go free and tickets for kids aged 2 to 15 years are £25.

The adult and toddler ticket entitles one adult and one child aged 5 and under, to visit Cadbury World for a discounted price of £19. Available Monday to Friday, excluding school holidays. Tickets must be booked in advanced at

Where is Cadbury World?

A top-down view of different pieces of chocolate
Cadbury World is about six miles south of the centre of Birmingham. If you’re coming here by car, take these directions:

  • From Eastern England: Take Junction 6 on the M6 Northbound. Travel onto the A38 via the tunnels in the city centre. Follow the brown tourist signs to Bournville or Cadbury’s World
  • From North East England and Yorkshire: At M1 Junction A23, join the A42/M42 and exit the motorway at Junction 2. Head six miles to get to Cadbury World and Bournville
  • From South East England: Get into the middle lane of the M42 after you join at M40 Junction`6. Leave the motorway at Junction 2. Follow the brown tourist signs to Bournville and Cadbury World
  • From South West England: At Junction 4 of the M5, leave the motorway and follow the brown tourist signs to Cadbury World for seven miles
  • From North West England and mid-Wales: Take the M5 at M6 Junction 8. Then leave at Junction 2 and follow the brown tourist signs to Bournville or Cadbury’s World

There are free parking spaces for visitors at Cadbury World. The postcode for Cadbury World is B30 1JR.

Nearest train station to Cadbury World

The nearest train station to Cadbury World is Bournville Station. It’s only two minutes away in the car or a short 15-minute walk away.

Directions to Cadbury World by train

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First, catch the train to Birmingham New Street Station. New Street Station is right in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Then, go to Platform, 11 or 12 to catch the train to Bournville Station. Please check platforms on arrival into Birmingham New Street for any last minute changes. There are up to five trains every hour throughout the day that will take you there in 13 minutes.

Cadbury World is a 15-minute walk away from Bournville Station.

Getting to Cadbury World from London

Take the train from London Euston to Birmingham New Street Station. Then catch the train to Bournville Station, usually departing from Platform 11 or 12..

Getting to Cadbury World from Manchester

First, get the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Birmingham New Street Station. When you arrive at New Street, usually departing from Platform 11 or 12 to catch the train to Bournville Station.

Getting to Cadbury World from Liverpool

Book tickets for the train from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street Station. Then take the train to Bournville Station, usually departing from Platform 11 or 12 at New Street.

Getting to Cadbury World from Glasgow

Jump on the train from Glasgow Central to Birmingham New Street Station. You then need to make your way to Platform, usually departing from platform 11 or 12 at New Street to catch the train to Bournville Station.

Getting to Cadbury World from Edinburgh

Get to Cadbury World by boarding the train from Edinburgh Waverley to Birmingham New Street Station. When you get to New Street Station, take a short walk to the Platform, usually departing from platform11 or 12 to catch the train to Bournville Station.

Visiting Cadbury World by train with Avanti

If you’re planning a day out in Birmingham, make sure you include Cadbury World on your itinerary. It’s a great way to spend a few hours and your kids will love it.

While you’re here, check out the many great things to do and see in the second city. There’s a West Midlands Metro tram stop just outside Birmingham New Street Station. Hop on board to see more of Birmingham like the Jewellery Quarter and Edgbaston Cricket Stadium.

To secure the lowest fares for yourself, make sure you book your tickets as early as possible. For even larger discounts, buy a Railcard, such as the Friends & Family Railcard which helps you save a third on adult fares and 60% off kids’ tickets.

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