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The ultimate day out for food lovers!

Entertainment | Inspiration | Shopping | Tasting

Birmingham NEC
14 - 17 June 2018

Family Entertainment

Free children's activities take place across all 4 days within the Showground. On Saturday and Sunday, under 18s can visit for just £3 (up to 4 kids per paying adult) with children aged 5 and under FREE every day. So, bring the whole family along - it is a perfect opportunity to educate children about food, gardening and wildlife.

Free children's activities run by Little Folks Day Nursery on Picnic Hill:

  • Face Painting (12pm-3pm)
  • Pot Painting
  • Texture Rubbing
  • Vegetable Painting
  • Bird Feeders
  • Pumpkin Seed Sewing
  • Father’s Day Card Making

Plus Kids Food Classes provided by Food atTwelve

Whether you're dreaming of being on Junior Masterchef or just love spending time cooking at home, these taster cookery sessions are for you! Perfect for the little cooks from 4 - 16 years old, join their Chefs to learn some new cookery skills and have fun in their pop up kitchen.


10:30am - 11:15 am 
12:00pm - 12:45pm
1:30pm - 2:15pm
3pm - 3:45pm 

Little ones will love spending time in the sand this summer with our fantastic large sandpit sponsored by Bathgate using their extra safe and clean play sand.

family entertainment

Make sure you stop by The Donkey Sanctuary on Picnic Hill to say hello. Poultry Talk are returning to BBC Gardeners' World Live this year. On your visit the team will be on hand to answer poultry related questions of all sorts. There will also be some colouring activities and stickers available for children.

The Little Folks Day Nursery Crèche is also available to book for children aged 0-5. Click here to find out more.

Live entertainment:

The bandstand will feature a daily schedule of great music, provided by Warner Leisure Hotels, to enjoy amongst the Show Gardens. Expect to be taken through all styles and genres of music world wide. From Swing to Rock ‘n Roll, Country to Motown & Soul, there’s something for everyone. Read on to see the times of all the outstanding performances and see you there!

9.45am: Swing
11:00am Vintage 
12.30pm: Musical Theatre & Film
1.45pm: Rock & Roll & Groovy 60's
3.15pm: 80's 90''s & now  
4.30pm: Swing

9:45am: Country
11:00am: Motown & Soul
12.30pm: Vintage
1:45pm: Rock & Roll
3.15pm: Vintage
4.30pm: Country & Line Dancing

9:45am: Modern Accoustic
11:00am: Vintage
12.30pm: Musical Theatre & Film
1.45pm: Rock & Roll
3.15pm: 80’s 90's & now
4.30pm: Cuban & Salsa Fun

9:45am: Swing
11.00am: Rock & Roll
12.30pm: Vintage
2.30pm: 80’s 90's & now
3.15pm: Country & Line Dancing
4.30pm: 70's Disco

Please note: adults must not leave children unattended at the Little Folks Day Nursery activity area outside.  

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