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Whilst on your Canal Boat Holiday in Birmingham visit Cadbury World this Easter for an Eggstravganza.

Between 31st March to 15th April they are planning a EGG cellent fun packed fortnight.

As will as family themed activities there will be jugglers, ventriloquists, magicians, puppeteers and of course bunnies.

Visit the shop where there will be a exclusive handmade chocolate Easter eggs for sale as well as all of your favourite chocolate bars.

Located at Bournville this world famous chocolate factory takes you on a tour to see your favourite chocolate being made.

Visit the Cadbury museum for the history of chocolate from the Aztec's to present day.

It was in 1879 that George and Richard Cadbury moved their chocolate factory from Birmingham to its present site at Bournville.

In 1893 George bought 120 acres of land and built at his own expense a model village for his workforce.

The Cadburys were concerned for the health and the welfare of their workforce and encouraged swimming, walking and outdoor sport building a lido sports pitches and a running track.

You will not find any public houses in the village as the Cadburys were strict Quakers.

The Cadburys also owned a fleet if immaculate painted Canal Boats to carry the raw materials to the factory.

So if you are a chocoholic book a Canal Boat Holiday from Alvechurch Marina and moor up outside Cadbury World for a fantastic day out.


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