Remember that feeling of stepping into a candy shop as a child? Eyes lighting up at the multicoloured swirls of giant lollies, tongue practically fizzing at the mere sight of sherbet and lips being licked at the drool-worthy array of chocolate bars. Well, The Chocolate Factory is here to throw you back to those good old days. The wondrous photo experience is fun for all the family, letting you indulge your inner child as your own little ones explore an amazing world of sweets; taking colourful photos and indulging in plenty of delicious treats along the way.
At The Chocolate Factory, you’ll discover a sweet-filled utopia that seems like it has been plucked straight from the sugar-fuelled imagination of your own children. Photo opportunities await around every single corner so you’ll want to dig your phone out of your pocket and have it at the ready – no doubt your kids will be eager for a pic under the unicorns with ice-cream-cone horns or posing next to the chocolate sausage dog.
One moment you could find yourself stumbling into the pages of Hansel and Gretel as you wander among giant gingerbread houses, the next you and the kids could be launching yourself into a fluorescent pit of balls (the perfect place for a bit of slo-mo goodness) or bouncing on oversized cupcakes. You can even roam through the enticing wilderness of a lollipop forest, just be sure to watch your head when gazing up into the branches as the dangling confectionary is in full bloom. Plus, if you really fancy yourself a photographer, there are social media competitions to win prizes with the best picture.
After exploring the colourful creations of Chocolate Town, Cloudland and the Cupcake Room, your final stop inside The Chocolate Factory itself invites the family to taste all the tantalising treats you glimpsed during your visit. Think lollipops, chocolates, gummy bears – basically anything your sweet-loving brain can think of. The Chocolate Factory has already taken London and Madrid by storm, and now Manchester can experience this unique wonderland of delectable delights. Just pay a visit to The Trafford Centre and go to the ground floor, you’ll find the entrance near M&S.
Whether it’s a nostalgic trip induced by the recent announcement of that new Willy Wonka film, an excuse for an Instagram-worthy photo session or a day out with the kids, this Chocolate Factory gives you a chance to indulge in something sweet. The cherry drop on top of all this? It may even help you stop wistfully dreaming of those sweet, simpler times spent perusing the Woolworth’s pick-n-mix. Those were the days.