Chocoholics Paradise at the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival
On Sunday we stumbled across the Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival. Ramsbottom is only up the road from where we live and it’s a really pretty market town in the borough of Bury, right on the edge of the West Pennine Moors. It really is a quaint little town tucked away and on Saturday on Sunday, they hosted a Chocolate festival.
I was out for the day with my little girl Sofia and my sister and my niece and nephew, and the minute we mentioned chocolate it was a winner for us all! Reading about the festival this is the 11th time Ramsbottom has hosted the event, I can’t believe I’ve not been to it before. My husband was very upset to have missed out as he was working, he is a confessed chocoholic and this was his idea of heaven!
We arrived just in time to see the Steam train setting off, the kids absolutely loved this! We couldn’t have timed it any better as you can see from the photo. The passengers on this train were having a luxury dining experience and from what we could see through the windows it looked very nice! Something I would like to book for a future day out, again I didn’t even know about this until Sunday.
Ramsbottom was packaged full of people, it really was heaving but very well organised with no traffic going through the town and lots of marshalls and police on hand. The sun was trying to shine and the outdoor stalls and food trucks I’m sure were so relieved there was no sign of rain.
As soon as we stepped into where all the stalls were you really could smell of the delicious sweet chocolate treats that were on offer. There was everything you could imagine, from delicious hot pancakes and waffles, chocolate dipped marshmallows, brownies, fudges, cupcakes, cookies and one of my favourites churros and chocolate! We really were spoilt for choice!
We stuck to the chocolate but if you wanted lunch there were also so many street food stalls, from Thai to Greek and they all looked amazing! there was a hog roast, giant rolled Yorkshire puddings, Italian artisan food. There really was everything you could imagine to eat.
Popular were the Gin Truck and Prosecco truck with lots of different flavours on offer. There were some great chocolate coffee options which smelt so good!
There were lots of craft stalls selling everything from jewellery, to bath bombs to prints and photos! Lots of activities for the children too. They enjoyed having a go at the sand art and were all very proud of their pictures.
All in all a great afternoon out and if you ever find your self free for this weekend in April some time pop down and experience it for yourself.
As always thanks for reading, until next time Abbi x
I have been in the travel industry over 20 years, what was meant to be a short summer working in Menorca when I was just 21 turned into many fantastic years within the industry. I have been lucky enough to travel to lots of destinations all over the world, including… Read more