Bompas & Parr are celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the film musical 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' (which was adapted from Roald Dahl's 1964 book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), by creating a walk-through chocolate fountain. Participants will receive a chocolate waterfall survival kit consisting of a protective suit and umbrella, before walking through flowing chocolate to take part in a workshop to create chocolate treats to take home. Entry is by timed ticket; see the website for booking details.
UPDATE - ALL TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT
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That is £6.50 of my hard earned cash i will never see again. Appallingly disappointing experience - and if i felt let down, imagine how small children would be feeling. WIlly Wonka it was not. A watered down waterfall, blacked out passages so you couldnt see where you were going and over so quick that if you blinked you missed it. And not an Umpa Loompa in sight. What a waste of money - i agree that monies should be returned - I travelled from Hampshire to go and was sorely mislead.
This was massively disappointing. The advertising was completely misleading and bompas and parr should send a personalised apology and gift set to everybody who wasted an easter bank holiday to go there.
Promises of "toggling up in a protective suit and running with gay abandon through a rushing waterfall of molten chocolate" were unfortunately met with a polythene poncho and a quick glance at a runny brown gush. It was almost as though the event had been changed post press release. Hopefully the bottle of sticky chocolate dribble I decanted at the end of the somewhat brisk experience will be delicious enough to make up for it.
This was pretty disappointing. I think B&P were over-ambitious in their press releases, which really built up the expectations of a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory experience. The waterfall was impressive but you only got to look at it for a couple of seconds, and certainly not walk through under an umbrella. The 'workshop' was filling a beer bottle with chocolate river elixir from a slightly dodgy tap (cue sticky hands), then a member of staff stuck a bit of candied fruit in and capped it, and you were turned back out into Whiteleys. All over in less than 10 minutes. Not worth the trip, sadly.