Wonka & Chocolate Adventures Across Britain

Embark on a delectable journey with Somewhere Beyond Vacations, as we invite you to step into the enchanting world inspired by the film "Wonka," set to grace theaters on Dec. 15. Join us in exploring iconic British locations that serve as the magical backdrop to Willy Wonka's early days as a chocolatier. Immerse yourself in the quirky atmosphere of Bath, Oxford, and Lyme Regis, discovering the charm of Parade Gardens, Pulteney Bridge, and the mesmerizing Warner Bros. Studio Leavesden.

Let us guide you through the rich tapestry of British landscapes showcased in the film, including the Cobb in Lyme Regis, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks pub, Veralumium Park, Abbey Mill Lane in St. Albans, the Rivoli Ballroom, and Eltham Palace in Southeast London. Experience the nostalgia of the 1930s with a visit to Warner Bros. Studio Leavesden, just outside London, where much of the filming took place.

Venture into the heart of chocolate paradise with Somewhere Beyond Vacations as we lead you to London's oldest chocolate shop, Charbonnel et Walker, offering delectable truffles and renowned dark chocolates. Explore Artisan du Chocolat's innovative cocoa creations, including sugar-free bars and vegan specialties. Sip on a warm cup of hot chocolate at Dark Sugars and indulge in unique chocolate creations inspired by West Africa.

Join us for a hands-on experience at London's only Bean to Bar Factory, where you'll witness the art of chocolate-making unfold before your eyes. Opposite Windsor Castle, discover the charm of Dr Chocs, one of the world's smallest chocolate factories, crafting high-quality chocolates with a variety of flavors.

Satiate your chocolate cravings at the soon-to-open Harrod’s Chocolate Hall, where you can indulge in chocolate-covered fruits, hand-finished truffles, and the iconic Harrods Gold Bar. Immerse yourself in the in-house The Chocolaterie, witnessing chefs create bonbons, chocolate bars, and more.

Embark on a tasting adventure with Dr. Chocs, Jens Knoop's brainchild, and savor a specially crafted Wonka drink—a hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, chocolate-coated popping candy, and a chocolate plaque. Dive into the world of fudge making with an expert at Fudge Kitchen, offering an array of flavors and hands-on fudge-making experiences.

Explore chocolate factories and experiences across the UK with our curated tours. Discover the secrets of crafting gourmet chocolates at The Chocolate Factory Experience in Manchester, indulge in the rich history of chocolate at Cadbury World in Bournville, and become a master chocolatier at York’s Chocolate Story.

In Edinburgh, The Chocolatarium invites you to a hands-on chocolate-making adventure, crafting personalized Scottish-themed chocolates and exploring unique flavors like haggis chocolate and gin chocolate. Experience a sweet twist on whisky tasting at Clydeside Distillery in Glasgow, where artisan chocolates are expertly paired with five single malt whiskies.

On the outskirts of Birmingham, enter the scrumptious world of chocolate at Cadbury World in Bournville, creating bespoke chocolates and celebrating Cadbury's 200th anniversary in 2024. At Mrs. Potts Chocolate House in Bath, join the Chocolate Bar Workshop for a two-hour experience of making and decorating your own delicious chocolate bars.

Indulge in artisanal chocolates at Knoops, with stores across the UK, and book a tasting class to savor a variety of flavors. Experience a Fudge Making Workshop at Fudge Kitchen in various locations, getting hands-on with fudge creation and tasting their exceptional varieties.

In Edinburgh, The Chocolatarium offers a hands-on chocolate-making adventure is perfect experience for all chocolate lovers. Craft your own personalized Scottish-themed chocolates, and then venture to the tasting room to indulge in an array of chocolate delights from both Scottish and global chocolatiers. Explore unique flavors like haggis chocolate, chili chocolate, gin chocolate, and more, creating a one-of-a-kind souvenir to remember your experience.

When in Glasgow, head to the Clydeside Distillery for an unforgettable whisky tasting experience with a sweet touch. Opened in 2017, the distillery brought distilling back into the heart of Glasgow, as the first dedicated single malt distillery in over 100 years. Enticing all senses during their Chocolate and Whisky Tour, their five Single Malt Whiskies are expertly paired with artisan chocolates handcrafted by Sugarsnap, a local chocolatier.

At Halen Mon in Anglesey, Wales, discover Halen Mon's renowned sea salt with a guided 45-minute tour, followed by a delectable salt tasting. Indulge in their signature sea salted fudge and chocolate bars, cherished by royalty such as William and Kate, distinguished figures like Barack Obama, and featured at royal weddings.

At The Chocolate House in Trehafod, Wales, indulge in artisanal chocolates. The shop is located in Rhondda Heritage Park mining museum, offering workshops like Christmas Chocolate Workshops and Adults’ Only Chocolate Workshops, plus there's a Chocolate Birthday Party Option. Explore a tempting array of treats, including shortbread cookies, hot chocolate bombs, and luxury handmade chocolates.

With Somewhere Beyond Vacations, your journey through the enchanting world of "Wonka" extends beyond the silver screen, as we curate a chocolate lover's dream vacation across the UK. Book with us now to turn your sweetest fantasies into reality.