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We publish regular blogs about executive and wedding transport, including tips and advice for travellers using chauffeur services for any journey.

By cadburycars, May 25 2018 11:28AM



With Bank Holiday and Half-term holiday on the horizon Britain’s roads are going to be packed with families heading off on long road trips.

Inevitably some will be stuck in traffic jams and if the current heat wave continues you’re going to need some tips and tricks to keep the whole family happy – including the dog!


So, we’ve pulled together our 10 top tips for those holiday weekend half term journeys.


1.Plan Your Journey

It may sound obvious but planning your route makes it easier to make scheduled stops for toilet breaks and food and choose locations where your children (and pets) can let off a bit of steam. Include the children in the planning if possible. Get them thinking about what to look out for en-route and even use some maths and geography skills along the way guessing distances and naming towns and places of interest.

Check the route in the morning before you set off for any last-minute road works that have sprung up overnight. Or, particularly on Bank Holidays, traffic jams The AA Traffic News site http://www.theaa.com/traffic-news/index.jsp is a good starting point. Many people have SatNavs of course, and these are essential for alerting you to traffic problems and make it easy to make route changes.


2.Take snacks

Try to avoid too many sugar laden treats because it can drive your younger passengers a bit ‘Wild”. Satsuma segments or chopped grapes in mini pots – or fun snack bags – can turn fruit into a treat too. Oatcakes are for filling little tummies without the sugar surge! Water too – avoid sugary, fizzy drinks for the same reasons but also to protect your car upholstery as spillages are inevitable.


3. Keep kids entertained

They are as bored of I-Spy as you are, so get creative. Car Cricket is a good one – devise a scoring system for different colours and vehicles. Maybe pink is a boundary 6 of course, a tractor is LBW. Pub Sign bingo is another favourite if you are travelling in A-roads or off the motorway. You can even get the kids involved in planning this before the trip – doing some research into pub names, making bingo cards or tick charts to play with.

4. Technology Saviours.

Although we are encouraged to keep tabs on ‘screen time’ a long journey is the perfect time to make use of these gadgets and gizmos. An in-car DVD player will keep kids of all ages entertained if they can watch their favourite Disney movie or teen flick. Don’t be tempted to buy new DVDs – if the kids hate them you’ve lost the advantage. iPads and tablets are great for games in hourly bursts. And don’t forget the classic ‘story CD’ (in dashboard player or via smart phone). The downside – the whole family has to listen to Miranda Richardson pretending to be a 9-year-old boy in Horrid Henry. On the upside the Roald Dahl collection in a tin is wonderful


5. Good old-fashioned radio

Nothing beats a bit of music to drown out the incessant back seat cries of ‘Are We Nearly There Yet”. Choose a station of popular music so you can all sing along or tune into something classical in the hope of inducing some calm into the car!


What About Pets?

If your ‘family’ includes a dog (or cat or rabbit) you need to prepare and plan for their comfort too.

If you are taking any pets on your journey the RSPCA has a useful fact sheet which you can download from their website.


6. If space allows, take your pet’s bed from home. Failing that, some comfy bedding will be appreciated to make them feel more at ease while travelling. For smaller pets a pet carrier is ideal.


7.Take plenty of water. There are too many horror stories of dogs who die in hot cars (usually they have been left alone in the car) but make sure your pet has access to water.


8. Just like kids, they need to be entertained, so pack a few small toys – a chew toy or one you can fill with dog treats works well. Maybe something new to keep their interest too.


9. Talk to your pet – he loves the sound of your voice and it’s comforting to hear from the boot/behind the barrier at the back of the car.


10. Plan regular stops – for exercise and ‘calls of nature’.


Wherever you are driving this Bank Holiday weekend or Half-Term we hope your journey is as painless as possible.








By cadburycars, Apr 18 2018 12:56PM

Cadbury Cars prides itself on building long-term relationships with clients from across the professional services sector. We include lawyers, solicitors, management consultants and accountants among our regular customers because they respect and value the 100% trusted first-class professional chauffeur service we offer.


Discretion and privacy are essential for many of these clients; during their journey with us many use the time to make confidential calls, or work on private paperwork. We often find lawyers and management consultants travel with a colleague to continue their meeting preparations in the car.


Even first class and business class public transport carry the risk of shoulder surfers and eavesdroppers tuning in as you work on your laptop or take phone calls. Do you really know who’s travelling alongside you?

Here are five reasons why it makes sense for anyone in professional services and legal professions to use our chauffeur service for their business journey.


1. Free WiFi in all vehicles offers the opportunity to catch up on work on your tablet or laptop in comfort. As well as being able to receive and make any important business calls on route.


2. Privacy and discretion guaranteed. You can conduct confidential discussions with co-travellers or on your mobile; you are assured of 100% discretion from all our drivers. Your conversations remain private.


3. Our door to door service removes the headache of planning a commute or journey to important meetings using often unreliable public transport.


4. Our expert chauffeurs are trained to check the best and quickest routes. All you have to do is tell us where you need to be and when and we will ensure hassle-free travel and punctual arrival.


5. Our costs are transparent. There are no booking fees and no hidden costs, so transport expenses can easily be factored into the cost of managing your cases and client meetings.


Cadbury Cars, has rigorously tested our policies and procedures to ensure we are GDPR compliant. You can find an updated version of our terms and conditions here.


We are proud to offer professional ‘first-class’ ground transport chauffeur services for all business journeys. Why not give us a call? You will not be disappointed










By cadburycars, Mar 13 2018 05:58PM

Prom Season is almost here - We asked an expert for tips!


We interviewed a young lady called Charlotte who attended her prom last year. We picked her brains and found out what she enjoyed and if she would have done anything differently. Here are Charlotte's top tips for girls planning their prom.


o Ask in the shops when the new season prom dresses will be in stock. The most popular styles go very quickly.


o Make sure you take plenty of time to go dress shopping. There are so many to choose from. I had in my head the dress I wanted, but I am glad that I tried on a few different styles to see which one suited me the most.


o Wear your shoes around the house for a few hours so that your feet get used to them, otherwise, you could end up wanting to take them off when you're on the dance floor!


o Check out different hairstyles on the internet so that you know which one you would like. Ask your hairdresser to do a trial run so that you are happy with your style.


o Book your fake tan in plenty of time. It is compulsory to have a patch test of your fake tan 48 hours before the tan is applied. So, you must book in advance.


o Allocate time to have your nails done before the day of your prom - the day of the prom goes very quickly so anything you can do beforehand will benefit you and stop you rushing and panicking.


o It is not necessary to have a partner, but many people take a +1. A nice touch is to ensure that you are colour coordinated.


o If it suits the style of your dress you could order a corsage for the wrist.


o Get a trial run of your makeup! Ensure that you are happy with it. Record how long it will take to do.


o Allow time on the day to take photographs. Your family will want lots of pictures! However, it is nice to look back on the day and remember it, so be patient and smile.


o Transport - Talk to your +1 or your group of friends about the style of car you would like to arrive in. A reputable chauffeur service will let you sit in the vehicles when you visit so you can experience the feel of luxury and determine which vehicle suits you. Avoid leaving it to the last minute to book, because like the dresses the most popular cars get booked quickly. You don't want to find that the car you wanted is no longer available.


o Sit down with your family to plan the day of the prom. The whole day goes quickly, but it is a lot of fun. Make the most of your day


"Enjoy the preparations on the day and make the most of the evening because it goes so quickly."




By cadburycars, Feb 26 2018 09:12AM

Our stylish, executive cars are perfect for the business person who has a hectic schedule, likes to work on the go or wants to create an impression.


We know that travelling by public transport to meetings or conferences with your, laptop and confidential work can be a real headache. Trains are often late (or even worse, cancelled) and when they do arrive they can be overcrowded and noisy, which leaves you struggling to find a seat. It adds to your already long day and is something you wish you could avoid.


Imagine how easy life would be if you could be collected from your chosen address, greeted by a friendly driver with the open door to a modern, comfortable and executive vehicle offering a door-to-door service that ensures you arrive at your desintation safely and on time. All you need to do is sit back and relax.


Alternatively, use the time to catch up on some all-important paperwork or make those essential telephone calls. You will be safe in the knowledge that the documents you are working on will remain confidential. There will be no one peeking over your shoulder whilst you are using your laptop or tablet.



Whether you are travelling to the airport, attending a meeting or a conference, Cadbury Cars can help.


We have an excellent reputation for quality, reliability and a loyal client base of executives, business travellers and private customers. We provide a dependable, punctual and expert chauffeur service for door-to-door journeys. Drivers arrive on time, plan the trip and ensure safe, punctual arrival at your destination.


Arriving chauffeur style to a meeting will almost go unnoticed while at the same time making a good impression.


Our drivers plan everything to the minutest detail. They will check if there are any traffic problems and make allowances for this. Also, they will prepare where to pick you up and drop you off.




Cadbury Cars chauffeur services are ideal for corporate clients, business events and meetings. Business professionals can travel in comfort and use the time to work, make calls or merely rest between sessions.


Our fixed fares will mean that you know exactly how much the journey will cost and there will be no hidden extras.


If you have a business journey in mind, Cadbury Cars can help.


Why not give us a call to discuss today how we can create the perfect journey for you - 0117 403 3555 or 01934 611 777.









By cadburycars, Feb 5 2018 09:32AM

Surprise Your Valentine
Surprise Your Valentine

Love it or hate it - Valentine's Day has become increasingly popular so we thought we'd share some Valentine's Day fascinating facts that may surprise you!


Fascinating Facts


An estimated 1 billion Valentine's cards are sent each year - making it the 2nd most popular occasion of the calendar year (Christmas is first).


The most popular gifts for Valentine's Day are jewellery, chocolate and flowers.


Are you planning to propose to your partner this Valentine's Day? Many partners think that this is a perfect day to pop the question. If this is you, think about what can you do to make it a fantastic surprise and a really special memory.


There are many different stories about the identify of St Valentine. One theory claims Valentine lived during Roman times. Emperor Claudius had decided that single men made better soldiers, so he had put a total ban on marriage. Valentine was secretly marrying couples which was against the law. When Valentine's secret was discovered, the emperor was fuming, and he arranged for Valentine to be beheaded!


Who remembers being at school and hearing the many variations of "roses are red, violets are blue…."? If you like to reminisce, here is the original nursery rhyme:


Roses are red

Violets are blue

The honey is sweet

So are you


We've had a go at creating our own version; we are not poets….


Roses are red

Violets are blue

Let our friendly chauffeurs

Make Valentines special for you


A Rose On Valentine's Day


Red roses are traditionally given on Valentine's Day because they indicate romantic love. If you are not keen on the colour red, how about an alternative such as white roses which symbolize true love, purity, innocence, reverence, humility, youthfulness and charm. Or you could give lovely pink roses which represent a "thank you."


Every lady who travels with us on Valentine's day receives a single red rose*

If you are planning a special day, or evening out with a loved one on Valentine's Day, our door to door chauffeur service can add that extra touch of luxury.


*Quote VA18 when booking in advance to make sure we know it's for a romantic evening.










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