Chocolate themed hotels and breaks in the UK you’ll love if you have a sweet tooth

Love chocolate and looking for some getaway inspiration? Well, we’ve got you covered as we’ve rounded up some of the best chocolate inspired breaks to be found across the UK.

We’re talking entire hotels dedicated to chocolate, quirky family-friendly rooms with hidden treats, and of course some brilliant attractions from Cadbury’s World to York’s Chocolate Story.

Then of course there are plenty of chocolate-themed afternoon teas and tasting workshops if you’re looking for some extra activities to add to the itinerary too.

To give you a helping hand, we’ve searched out some of the best chocolate-inspired stays to add to your radar.

Check out the list below and get ready for a getaway that will indulge your sweet tooth….

1. The Chocolate Box Hotel, Bournemouth

One of the rooms in the Chocolate Box Hotel
One of the rooms in the Chocolate Box Hotel

The Chocolate Box Hotel in Bournemouth is a celebration of all things chocolate, with rooms decked out with brown and cream decor and chocolate-themed artwork. Oh, and yes – you can get chocolate hampers and treats delivered to your room of course.

There’s an on-site chocolate bar where you can enjoy everything from chocolate tastings to learning to make chocolate cocktails, or even indulge with afternoon tea.

The hotel is currently undergoing some refurbishment but is due to open its doors by the end of May 2021.

Prices start from £130 a night for two people, with breakfast included. Find out more on thechocolateboxhotel.co.uk.

2. Alton Towers’ Cadbury themed room

A view of the Cadbury suite at the Alton Towers Hotel
The Cadbury suite at the Alton Towers Hotel

Alton Towers and Cadbury have teamed up to create a brand new chocolate factory-inspired suite complete with chocolates hidden around the room, and clues to unlock a safe where there are more surprises to be found.

The suite sleeps up to six people and is decked out in Cadbury’s iconic purple, there are plenty of cogs, buttons and other decorations.

You can already book stays at altontowers.com for breaks from May 17, when the resort’s hotel is due to reopen under England’s lockdown roadmap.

3. City break in York

York's Chocolate Story museum
York’s Chocolate Story museum

The city of York has plenty of ties to the history of chocolate, being the birthplace of famous brands such as KitKat. You can get a taste (pun intended) of what’s on offer at the York’s Chocolate Story attraction which offers fascinating exhibitions, events a shop and cafe.

Then of course there are plenty of chocolate tasting and walking tours such as the Chocolate Trail created by Visit York.

Oh, and if you’re looking for somewhere to bed down after a day of exploring, you may want to bookmark Hotel Indigo York which offers chocolate-inspired packages with heaps of perks such as chocolate tastings, in-room treats and even an afternoon tea.

Packages start from £77 and will be available for summer 2021 – you can find out more on hotelindigoyork.co.uk.

4. Cadbury World, Birmingham

Cadbury World in Bournville, Birmingham
Cadbury World in Bournville, Birmingham

If you’re after a fun day out with the kids then Cadbury World is well worth having on your radar.

The self-guided exhibition has plenty of fun surprises from a 4D adventure to interactive guides explaining the way chocolate is made and the history of the company, chocolate making sessions and even a jungle zone where you can learn more about cacao.

Oh, and of course there’s the world’s biggest Cadbury shop for picking up some treats at the end!

If you’re thinking of making a minibreak of it, Tripadvisor has a handy round-up of the best hotels closest to Cadbury World with prices from £37 a night.

5. Chocolate making workshops

If you’re looking for a fun day out rather than a full minibreak, then a chocolate workshop could be just the thing. There’s everything from chocolate making to tastings, and even some cocktails if you fancy! We’ve picked out some workshop deals below that we think you’ll love.

6. Chocolate festivals

Chocolate background. Many pieces of chocolate, candies, cookies, biscuits, cakes and other sweets. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate. coconut candy
A whole festival of chocolate sounds like a great day out

Before the pandemic there were plenty of fun chocolate festivals and events to discover – and when restrictions lift, they will hopefully be back!

Ones to particularly bookmark are the chocolate festivals to be found in York, Exeter and Ramsbottom which have always drawn in crowds thanks to their fun events, tasting workshops, stalls and heaps more surprises. Oh, and keep an eye out on your local area during National Chocolate Week (Oct 14-20) as often restaurants, bars and shops will host special events or deals to mark the occasion.

What’s your favourite chocolate bar? Let us know in the comments below.




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