ENJOY a number of magical moments with Freddo and his friends throughout the summer, at Cadbury World in Birmingham.

If you're looking for something fun and inspiring to entertain young ones, look no further than Cadbury World in Bournville, writes Ben Russell.

Two of the newer attractions at the popular venue are a stage show, and for the very first time an interactive dining experience.

Armed with a chest full of goodies, Freddo will teach the audience what it takes to become a pirate in Freddo’s Treasure Trove show every day throughout the summer holidays.

The swashbuckling frog will be joined by his faithful sidekick, Captain Jack, showing shipmates how to walk, talk and act on the seven seas.

Beware – all non-pirates at the end of the adventure will be ordered to walk the plank!

Cadbury World is also giving guests a new way to experience the attraction, as young detectives are invited to take part in Freddo’s Treasure Hunt.

Clues will be hidden throughout the attraction’s chocolatey zones, with each child who completes the challenge receiving a special Freddo Treasures gift.

The fun with the iconic characters doesn’t stop there, as visitors can also head to a private area of the Cadbury Café conservatory to join the characters for a breakfast or an indulgent afternoon tea with a chocolatey twist.

We went for the breakfast and all opted for pancakes and waffles (with chocolate of course).

There is a savoury option (a full English) which looked good on other people's plates.

The food was lovely, we got our drinks refilled readily and the the whole thing was well organised and service was prompt.

The much-loved characters were also very friendly.

They were escorted around each table one at a time by an usher, who was chatty and ensured everyone there had a hug/chat with each character.

The management with children was exceptional, not just those who are older and enthusiastic, but with those who might be a little shy and timid around a giant Freddo or Mr Cadbury’s Parrot!

Another bonus of having the Character Breakfast is that you get fast tracked to the front of the queue for the self-guided Cadbury World tour.

Despite it being very busy when we went, we didn't really have to wait for our turn on any of the activities and there was lots of friendly staff around to help if needed.

The building is packed full of fun for all ages with an assortment of chocolatey zones to explore.

There is the 4D Chocolate Adventure zone, the talented chocolatiers, and you can even have a go yourself by drawing your name in chocolate in the Have A Go zone (very popular with young ones).

Guests can also explore the history and heritage through the Aztec Jungle and Bull Street, before walking through time in Advertising Avenue to come face to face with everyone’s favourite drumming gorilla!

The outdoor African Adventure Play Area is the perfect place for younger ones to run around after the tour, filled with tube slides, climbing zones and rope bridges.

With a separate under fives zone for mini-explorers to enjoy, it’s also the perfect place for adults to relax with a drink or snack (if you are hungry... chances are you're still full of breakfast or free chocolate samples from the tour).

Cadbury World is always an incredibly fun day out.

If you've never been, and like chocolate, then you should definitely go.

For more information or to book, visit cadburyworld.co.uk search for Cadbury World on Facebook.

It is essential to pre-book to guarantee tickets.