O ften considered to be a nation of chocaholics, Brits are well known for having a sweet tooth. For those who want to embrace this part of our cultural identity there are plenty of attractions to visit – but where are the best days out for chocolate lovers?
1. Just truffles… hands-on chocolate workshops
This great little company based in Harleston, Norfolk offers fantastic workshops for groups or individuals wanting to learn to work with chocolate. The workshops are directed by a professional chocolate artist and encourage all chocolate lovers to get a little creative with their favourite treat. The classes are also available for hen parties, but certain restrictions do apply.
2. Cadbury world
If you’re searching for an experience as close to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory as possible, look no further, as Cadbury World is here to fulfil all your chocolate desires. If you’ve always wanted learn how Cadbury’s make their iconic products or create your very own chocolate covered delight, then this is the place you need to visit. It is fairly easy to find a hotel near Cadbury World, so don’t hesitate and indulge yourself a little.
3. Chocolate afternoon tea
The number one chocolate factory in Glasgow’s West End have begun a tradition that we would like to see continue for the foreseeable future. Their spectacular chocolate afternoon teas consist of freshly made sandwiches, chocolate patisseries, handmade chocolates, tea or coffee and a beautiful hot chocolate to top it all off.
Great for an afternoon catch up with friends or a romantic afternoon date with your significant other, there is absolutely no way you’ll leave this chocolate themed factory, café and shop disappointed.
4. The chocolate garden of Ireland
Though the name may seem to suggest a complete garden created solely from chocolate, this chocolate factory, parlour, shop, workshops and outdoor play area is still a great day out – even if they have had to use some traditional building materials!
Located in South-West Wicklow, between Tullow and Shillelagh, The Chocolate Garden of Ireland is a great way to spend a day with the entire family, as there’s activities for everyone, regardless of age.
5. Brussels chocolate walking tour
For those looking to travel a little further afield and to an area renowned for its chocolate manufacturing, a Brussels chocolate walking tour may just be the perfect trip out. Not too far away that it can’t be considered a day trip, you may want to make this one a short weekend break to make the most of beautiful Brussels.