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fatandfortyfatandforty Experienced MentorRegistered Posts: 553
Am bringing the kids away for a weekend to Birmingham next weekend. We are going to the Midlands Safari Park and Cadbury World. Staying in a Holiday Inn. Anyone any experience of any of these places please? :001_smile:

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  • blobbyhblobbyh Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,415
    Staying in a Holiday Inn. Anyone any experience of any of these places please? :001_smile:

    A fine example of how selective editing can make such a difference...
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    cadbury's world sounds well fun...
  • fatandfortyfatandforty Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    mark130273 wrote: »
    cadbury's world sounds well fun...

    What happened to you last night? Did you get lost again?? :lol:
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    What happened to you last night? Did you get lost again?? :lol:

    sh... dont tell everyone..........

    dont really go on much at night .
  • turbo_sammieturbo_sammie Feels At Home Registered Posts: 51
    Cadbury world is good for the kids, don't forget to do the bit outside by the playground cos they give you a cup of melted chocolate! Also, you should try Drayton Manor (I think it's up around Birmingham somewhere). Went there with my 5 year old nephew recently and he loved it.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    that Drayton manor looks well cool on the telly advert.....never been ......my little one is nearly 5 ...reckon that worth going to then for a 5 year old ?
  • lesscilessci Well-Known Registered Posts: 180
    I live about 15 minutes drive from Draytin Manor, and guess what..... not been in years. It's just outside a town called Tamworth about 20 mnutes up the M42 from Brum, but one of the ride was resently determined to be the scarist in Britain by the Gadget show, and for the little ones there's Thomas World, based on Sodor, plus a zoo.
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    I once went for an interview with the Bournville Trust based just around the corner from Cadbury World - I'd have had to cope with the smell of chocolate all day, torture.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    CJC wrote: »
    I once went for an interview with the Bournville Trust based just around the corner from Cadbury World - I'd have had to cope with the smell of chocolate all day, torture.

    not all day....i once went to work for a day in a curry spice factory....now that was bad/...
  • columbiacolumbia Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 580
    My kids been to cadburys world 3 times recently - sadly I haven't been at all. They all had a great time and loved the outdoor play area.

    They get given loads of chocolate, so prepare for them to be bouncing off the walls afterwards!

    There's a zoo at Dudley - just up the road, and the sea life centre is great! Not been to the Sarari Park, so can't help out there

    We booked Cadburys world online, it might be best to do so beforehand to make sure you can get in on the day.

    Have fun!
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    think i might try it then some day .looks like a right laugh !!
  • fatandfortyfatandforty Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    columbia wrote: »
    My kids been to cadburys world 3 times recently - sadly I haven't been at all. They all had a great time and loved the outdoor play area.

    They get given loads of chocolate, so prepare for them to be bouncing off the walls afterwards!

    There's a zoo at Dudley - just up the road, and the sea life centre is great! Not been to the Sarari Park, so can't help out there

    We booked Cadburys world online, it might be best to do so beforehand to make sure you can get in on the day.

    Have fun!

    Thanks, yes I have already booked but believe it or not I don't even like chocolate!!
  • columbiacolumbia Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 580
    OMG!

    Are you normal??

    It's a girls best friend! :lol:
  • fatandfortyfatandforty Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    I prefer cheeselets!! :001_smile:
  • troytroy Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 275
    I'm allergic to chocalate!!! Now how bad is that...but at least I don't suffer alone, my daughter also became allergic at the age of five :huh:

    My kids have been there though and really enjoyed it.

    I'm going to London from the 18th (arranged it for after the results so I will be either celebrating or feeling sorry for myself). I have since decided it would have been cheaper to go abroad for my holiday!!!:glare:
  • fatandfortyfatandforty Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    What are you planning to do in London?
  • troytroy Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 275
    Going on the London Eye, Tower of London, Natural History Museum.......I'm sure you can get the picture? Virtually EVERYWHERE!!!!
    But they have agreed to let me go into Harrods. I have never been in but I was told they have a pet shop inside with cats and dogs....Is that true?
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    london ......now i always wanted to go to madam "two-swords".....
  • mikesmikes Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 254
    troy wrote: »
    But they have agreed to let me go into Harrods. I have never been in but I was told they have a pet shop inside with cats and dogs....Is that true?

    Yes, it's on the 4th floor, towards the back of the shop. It does close for a while a couple of times during the day, for the animals to rest, but you can still see them thorugh the windows, although it will most likely to be crowded there.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    and who would like to buy a pet frfom harrords...
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