Scallywags and SOHO Coffee Co. at The Fort Birmingham


Little Mr and I were invited to Scallywags at The Fort in Birmingham for an afternoon of indoor soft play and I got the chance to try out the new SOHO Coffee bar which has recently opened. We were allowed to invite some friends along so met up to let the little ones run/crawl about and have a good catch up over a hot cup of coffee.

The indoor soft play area is perfect for little ones (and older children) to roam free. As soon as Little Mr was allowed to crawl on the floor he zoomed off towards the play area for a good look around. The toddlers area of the soft play is bright and colourful with age appropriate activities and soft play shapes. There’s also a climbing frame with slide (which Little Mr wasn’t really a fan of) and a crawling tube for playing hide and seek in. Little Mr and his friends all had a fun afternoon on the play area and seemed very happy to test out the facilities crawling and toddling about without a care in the world.

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For the adults we were able to enjoy a hot freshly brewed cup of coffee (other hot drinks are available) in the seating area whilst watching over the children having fun. I have to admit, I’ve not tried SOHO Coffee before but found it was a really good cup of coffee which was freshly prepared for me upon ordering at the coffee bar.

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“SOHO coffee is 100% Arabica, 100% organic and fully Fairtrade. The tea and hot chocolate is also Fairtrade. Scallywags also offer a range of organic shakes, fraps and smoothies
in conjunction with SOHO”

Scallywags at The Fort, Birmingham is ideally placed for when you’ve had a busy morning hitting the shops with the children in tow and you all need a bit of a break, grab some lunch or a decent hot cup of coffee. We enjoyed our afternoon and will definitely be back.

Looking for fun this May Bank Holiday?

If you’re looking for somewhere to visit this May Bank Holiday weekend, why not join in the fun at the Fort Shopping Park, Birmingham for a day full of fun activities. 

The May Day Bank Holiday Weekend is fast approaching and the Fort Shopping Park will be celebrating on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May with a series of fun activities.

To complement this seasons high street trends from the likes of Topshop, Next and M&S, The Fort will be celebrating MAY DAY with Bert & Gert’s Market. Search for unique gifts and original art alongside a fantastic fusion of fabulous foods; from delicious cakes and preserves to tasty Jamaican and Asian fare.

Midlands Air Ambulance will also be at the shopping park over the weekend, raising money with their decommissioned helicopter Pod and bouncy castle which children can take advantage of for just a small donation. Enjoy a fun day out and join in with dancing, face painting and family friendly games.

There will be a series of events that that whole family can enjoy throughout the year, with Bert & Gert’s Market joining The Fort as regular visitors to widen the breadth of offer for shoppers.

Disclaimer: We were gifted free entry to Scallywags and a hot drink each from SOHO Coffee to enjoy whilst the children enjoyed the soft play area for the purpose of this post but all opinions and images are my own.  

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1 Comment

  • Reply Mary

    Looks like a fun place to visit.

    30/04/2014 at 9:39 am
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