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Big Bang Fair Midlands (Schools Day) 2020

Derby Arena
Royal Way
DE24 8JB
Friday, 26 Jun 2020
Opening hours for visitors: 09:30 - 15:00
Opening hours for competitors: 09:00 - 14:00

We're excited to announce that the 2020 event will be over two days

The Big Bang Fair Midlands is part of the major UK wide programme which celebrates and raises the profile of the achievements of young people (age range 9 -19) in STEM.  

Learn by Design are delighted to announce that this fantastic event will once again be held at the iconic Derby Arena and after the success of last year's event will now run over two days with a day for school visits and a 2nd day where the event will be open to families and community groups.


What happens at a Big Bang Near Me? 
There are lots of brilliant ways to get involved in this event, with everything from interactive shows and workshops to fully interactive activities where you can get hands-on with real-life science and engineering, so you can experience what it's like to work in the industries that use these skills and get loads of great careers advice at the same time!

Is your school interested in doing a STEM project? 
Have your students undertaken a STEM project or would they be interested in doing one? You can showcase your projects at The Big Bang Fair Midlands for the chance to win a variety of awards and get fantastic feedback for our judges, who are all industrial professionals. The winners of our regional Big Bang Competition heat progress to the national finals to represent the Midlands region at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair in March 2021. If you are interested in entering a project, please contact Jade on

Support and sponsorship
Would you like to be part of the largest two-day STEM event in the region? Why not come along and  run an activity or sponsor one of our zones, awards or shows?  Getting involved with The Big Bang Fair Midlands will give your company an outreach opportunity to over 8,000 visitors and is a great opportunity to meet and influence your future workforce. If you are interested in running an activity or sponsorship, please contact the team on

Volunteers Needed!
We need volunteers to act as judges and guides for the day. Volunteers are needed for the full day from 8.30 am until 3.30 pm. We hope this will be a rewarding experience for all volunteers who will have a chance to be part of an exciting STEM event and inspire others towards careers in their field. To volunteer or to find out more, please register your interest here:

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