Attraction is choc full of sweet treats

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Group members enjoying a taste of Cadbury World in Birmingham.

BIRMINGHAM’S Cadbury World attraction is to open a new café and restaurant this year.

The Cadbury Café will feature life-sized Cadbury dairy milk cows and include a brand new menu featuring Cadbury-inspired dishes and drinks.

The attraction’s popular Chocolate Making zone will also open a new liquid chocolate servery where visitors will be able to choose from a range of sweet treats to add to a delicious pot of warm liquid Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate.

Cadbury World allows groups to uncover the fascinating story of the British confectionary company and also offers opportunities to play in chocolate rain and meet the attraction’s infamous drumming gorilla, made famous by a 2007 TV advert.

Special discounted entry rates for groups of 15 or more are offered, with the best rates available on selected dates in March, May and September.

For further information telephone 0844 880 7667

Race is on at Drayton Manor

Air Race

Air Race, the new thrill ride due to open in the summer at Drayton Manor.

STAFFORDSHIRE Theme Park Drayton Manor will be opening a brand new thrill ride this summer.

Air Race will take riders on a stomach-churning aerial adventure, turning their world upside down at a height of up to eight metres.

Accommodating up to 24 riders at one time in six four-seater aeroplanes, ‘pilots’ will experience accelerations of almost 4G.

Riders will glide from side to side at increasing heights while circling around the control tower, before experiencing a series of gravity defying barrel rolls in both directions.

With banks, loops, dives and weightlessness to test even the most experienced thrill seekers, Air Race will complete the line-up of exciting rides in the Action Park area of the attraction, alongside favourites such as Maelstrom, G-Force and Europe’s only stand-up rollercoaster, Shockwave.

Drayton Manor offers special rates for groups of 12 or more people.

For further information telephone 0844 472 1960

London applies for bridging lawn

Garden Bridge

An artist’s rendering of the Garden Bridge © Arup

TOPPED with a wide variety of flora set against a network of walkways, a radical new project looks set to become London’s greenest pedestrian link between the North and South banks of the Thames.

Originally proposed by actress and human rights activist Joanna Lumley in the late 1990s, the ‘Garden Bridge’ now has a design by Thomas Heatherwick, who also created the Olympic Cauldron, and £30 million of government funding which has been matched by Transport for London.

Spanning a 1,204 foot section of the Thames parallel to Waterloo Bridge, the Garden Bridge will house grasses, trees, wild flowers, and plants, and is intended to act as an oasis of peace and tranquility in the capital’s busy centre, as well as a means of traversing the river between the Temple district and the South Bank.

Planning permission is expected to be granted in May, with work commencing next year on an estimated two-year build.

For further information telephone 020 7861 2035