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Big Bang Fair South East (26th June) 2019

South of England Showground
South of England Showground
Selsfield Road
Haywards Heath
RH17 6TL
Wednesday, 26 Jun 2019
Opening hours for visitors: 10:00 - 15:00
Opening hours for competitors: 09:00 - 15:00

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Organiser: STEM Sussex


Twitter: @tbb_southeast

Free for 9 to 19 year olds, this annual event is the largest regional STEM event in the national Big Bang Near Me programme and the culminating event of Crawley STEMfest, with over 10,000 students and teachers attending over two days in June 2018.


Held at the South of England Showground, it provides a unique festival atmosphere with a mix of marquees, agricultural buildings and outdoor space. 





·         Experience over 250 interactive activities from VR, tree climbing and bug   collecting.

·         Meet inspirational STEM role models from over 200 employers including:  apprentices; graduates and STEM Ambassadors.

·         Discuss the wide variety of STEM career options in a fun and inspirational environment.

·         Enter projects into the prestigious national UK Big Bang Competition and present their work to judges.

·         Attend employer led workshops showing the real life application of learning.


In 2018, 95% of students enjoyed themselves and 82% said they learnt a lot by taking part! 

Watch this video from 2018 to see why it’s so popular with students and teachers alike! 


Please note:

·         Schools can bring groups of students to one or both days.

·         There is no maximum number of students per school booking.

·         Book places on Wednesday for students entering competition projects.