Trips are arranged under four exciting, curriculum-linked themes

Imagination and Curiosity – English and the Arts - Exploring the power of imagination and how it can be harnessed to change the world

People and the Planet – Science and Geography - Empowering young people to play an active role in creating a sustainable future

Breakthroughs and Discoveries – STEM and History - Investigating the moments of genius that have enabled humanity to progress

Journeys and Adventures – PSHE & Skills Development - Celebrating the broadening of horizons and stepping outside of your comfort zone

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Big Bang Fair 2024

The NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT. England


Extra Details

The Big Bang Fair is the UK’s biggest celebration of STEM for young people and entry is free! Get inspired by hands-on activities from across the world of science and engineering, and connect to inspiring role models in STEM across Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 June.

The Big Bang Fair is open to groups from state-funded schools for young people in:

  • England and Wales: year 6 to year 8
  • Northern Ireland: year 7 to year 9
  • Scotland: P7 to S2

Bookings open in early 2024, but sign up now to receive VIP early access when bookings open.


Venue resources

Risk Assessment PDF 0.12MB Download
Check List PDF 0.13MB Download
Parent Letter Template PDF 0.18MB Download
Amplification Toolkit PDF 0.88MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 7-11 ZIP 12.31MB Download
Breakthroughs & Discoveries Content 11-14 ZIP 12.31MB Download
School Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download
Student Certificate PDF 0.08MB Download

Looking for a bursary to support your trip?

We know that funding a school trip isn’t always easy. If you are looking for help with costs, you can apply for the Great British School Trip bursary. This can help with the cost of travel or entry tickets to any Great British School Trip partner venue.

Simply fill in our bursary form and let us know how we might help.

Venue Details



The NEC, Birmingham
B40 1NT. England

Opening Hours

19-21 Jun 9am-4pm