I have taken far too long to write this! On Easter Monday we went to The Candy Man Presents: Easter Extravaganza! in Walmer Bridge, near Preston. It was a 2 hour interactive show based in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
It started up with us watching a short play where it was explained that, Charlie had gone on an Easter holiday and taken half the Ooompa Loompa’s with him so they couldn’t get everything ready for Easter. Thankfully, the children (audience) could help the remaining Ooompa Loompa ‘s to ensure everything would be ready in time.
The children and parents where separated into different groups to go to a different section at a time so all the children could properly take part and nobody was left out. The Ooompa Loompa’s were fantastic, one we had with our group was particularly good. Lucas and another girl would have been the youngest there and he ensured they were encouraged to go to the front and get involved.
There was a Candy Garden with a chocolate waterfall and chocolate river. We saw the Candy Man here and he gave us a chat about how everything worked and then gave the children some goodies.
We saw Dolly, the Candy floss sheep and her babies and a beach where we saw one of the Ooompa Loompa’s on holiday.
We planted dummies in a pot of sand for the Candy Man to recycle into sugar dummies and then the children were asked to go to the tree to pick a sugar dummy to take home with them.
There was a decorate an Easter egg section where the children were given an Easter egg and various sweets and edible paste to stick them on the eggs. The children could weigh their eggs when they were finished to see if it was a good or bad egg.
We also saw the amazing mixing room where Ooompa Loompa’s pedal away to charge the machine that makes fizzy drinks and then we made a label for one to take away. The mixing machines created lots of bubbles which Lucas enjoyed dancing in and popping.
We were really impressed with the morning and came away with loads of sweets, chocolates, pop and candyfloss. Everyone also received a chocolate certificate and a 6×4 souvenir photo. They have a Christmas show so I am going to keep an eye out for that. I think it cost us about £21 for 2 adults and a child.