Taking your children to soft play is a great way to spend a couple of hours and tire them out at the same time.
It’s a great time to let them go off and play with the chance to spend some time for yourself or chatting to other parents.
Most soft play centres now have cafes and restaurants to ensure you don’t get hungry whilst on site.
Food hygiene ratings are really important and ensure that the businesses are correctly handling their food and the cleanliness of the business.
The food hygiene rating scheme is run through local authorities that visit businesses to look at various areas where issues may arise.
For example the inspector will look at how food is stored and prepared, the cleanliness of the establishment and how food safety is managed.
The inspectors then give businesses a rating of 0-5 and this is displayed on a green sticker which you can see in the window of most establishments.
However, it is voluntary to display these stickers so if you want more information on a businesses food hygiene rating then you can check the Food Standard Agency’s rating checker.
Some of the higher rated establishments included the Legoland Discovery Centre and Scallywags.
Legoland Discovery Centre is inside the arena and has many options available for tickets.
Online pre-purchasing to the centre costs £18.30 per person and includes not only the soft play area but also a couple of rides, the infamous Legoland Miniland and the Lego 4D cinema.
This is a great option for slightly older children but is open to younger children too.
Scallywags is an indoor play centre that is inside the Fort Shopping Park.
To enter Scallywags it is advised to book beforehand but walk-ins are available during quieter periods.
Prices start at £2.50 for under 6 months, £4.25 for 3 years old and under, £5.25 for ages 4-9 and two adults go free with every booking.
Scallywags also offers Toddler Time where toddlers enter for a discounted rate during the weekdays and they run various free activities during the week including music time and dance time.
Let’s take a look at some of the other top food hygiene rated soft plays in Birmingham.
Best food hygiene rated soft play centres
- Legoland Discovery Centre Birmingham - 5
National Indoor Arena, King Edwards Road, Birmingham, B1 2AA
- Scallywags Play Centre - 5
Fort Parkway, Erdington, Birmingham, B24 9FP
- Inflatanation - 5
Unit E 84-144, Flaxley Parkway, Stechford, Birmingham, B33 9AB
- Rock Up - 5
Broadway Plaza, 220 Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham, B16 8EQ
- Neverland Funhouse - 5
Genuine Orthodox Christian Church, Station Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 6UB
- Treasure Island Play Centre - 5
Units 1-2 Northfield Trading Estate, 620 Bristol Road South, Northfield, Birmingham,
- Just Play - 5
715 Kings Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham, B44 9HP
- Wacky Warehouse - Old House at Home - 5
Old House At Home, 193 Lordswood Road, Quinton, Birmingham, B17 8QP
- Fuzzy Ed’s at Hare & Hounds - 5
Kingsbury Road, Sutton New Hall, Birmingham, B76 9DD
- Jitterbugs Party World - 5
Black Country Retail Park, Charles Street, Great Bridge, West Midlands, B70 0BF
- Fuzzy Ed’s St Bernards Grange - 5
Barrows Lane, Sheldon, Birmingham, B26 1QJ
- Brewers Fayre Great Park - 4
Ashbrook Drive, Rubery, Birmingham, B45 9FP
- Hickory Dickory’s Playhouse - 4
Unit 3 Findlay Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7SN
- Fuzzy Ed’s Church Tavern - 4
Church Tavern, 25-27 Church Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2LA
- Wacky Warehouse - Reservoir - 4
The Common, Earlswood, Solihull, West Midlands, B94 5SL
- Wibbly Wobbly - 3
425a Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 1BT
- Teenie Weenies - 3
29 Park Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5JH
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