STEM Sussex is the STEM outreach support department of the University of Brighton

The Big Bang Fair South East 2019 – Booking Information

Where: South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TL
When: 26 & 27 June 2019
Key stage: ks2, ks3, ks4, ks5

BIG Bang Schools FAQs


The Big Bang South East is back!

An extravaganza of shows, workshops and hands-on displays for students 9 to 19 years old. Held at the South of England Showground over the 26th and 27th of June, it provides a unique festival atmosphere with a mix of marquees, agricultural buildings and outdoor space.

Free for schools to attend and no limit of students welcome, this annual event gives students a great insight into the range of STEM careers that are available, with the aim of inspiring them to continue studying STEM subjects and later pursue STEM careers with a view to reduce the STEM skills gap.

  • In June 2018 over 10,000 students and teachers attended over the two days.
  • 95% of students surveyed enjoyed themselves and 82% said they learnt a lot by taking part.
  • Over 200 employers and organisations will be providing a wide variety of hands-on interactive STEM activities such as virtual reality, computer programming and engineering workshops designed to challenge student’s perceptions and inspire them to find out more about the world of STEM.

Book your school’s PLACE here

Students will have the opportunity to:

Our annual event, is the largest STEM event in the national Big Bang Near Me programme, led by EngineeringUK and the culmination of Crawley STEMfest.

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How to book

Please note, there is a new booking system for 2019. When booking your School’s place you will need to select the following options from the dropdowns:

You will then be able to select your choice of day when you complete the ‘New Registration’ section.

Students entering projects into the UK Big Bang Competition should attend on Wednesday 26 June.

Free tickets are purchased via the national Big Bang Fair website however, please contact us at STEM Sussex if you have any other queries about the event itself.

Have you entered?

Enter the national competition via The Big Bang Fair South East

Enable your students to showcase their work to judges and attendees.

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