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Step back in time with a visit to Cadbury World this autumn. On Saturday October 12 and Sunday October 13, and again on November 9 and 10, Cadbury World Heritage Weekend will tell visitors the tale of how the Bournville-based chocolate business began and will give them the chance to meet Georgian and Victorian characters in the attraction's Bull Street zone.

Cadbury World
Tasty tales: Heritage Weekend at Cadbury World

There will be an opportunity to hear a heritage talk and walk around the historic Bournville Village. Visitors will learn about John Cadbury's sons George and Richard and their vision to create a new factory and a community around it, improving the quality of life for ordinary people in Birmingham.

Children's performers will also be on hand in the Cadbury World marquee, near the African Adventure play area, to help keep the whole family entertained.

Cadbury World
Family entertainment: Mr and Mrs Chuckle with Alex Acorn

In addition to Cadbury World's seasonal activities, visitors can discover the origins of the cocoa bean in the Aztec Jungle, before walking through a full scale replica of Bull Street where John Cadbury opened his first shop in 1824, and having a go at writing their own name in smooth liquid chocolate in the Demonstration Area.

During October's Heritage Weekend Cadbury World will be raising money for Acorns Children's Hospice, encouraging visitors to take part in its donation drive by bringing in old clothing and toys. Staff will be bag packing in The World's Biggest Cadbury Shop and visitors will have the chance to win a bespoke Cadbury World chocolate hamper in the charity raffle.

Diane Mitchell, marketing manager at Cadbury World, says: "Generations of families who visit Cadbury World know and love the Cadbury name and the special activities will give them the chance to further understand and celebrate how the brand was built.''
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Why? History and fun at Birmingham's Home of Chocolate
When: October 12 & 13; November 9 & 10, 2013.
Phone: 0844 880 7667
Where: Cadbury World, Linden Rd, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 2LU.
Cost: Adults 14.95; Children (4 - 15) 10.95.
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