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Birmingham NEC
2017 Show Highlights

Family Entertainment


On Saturday and Sunday, under 18s can visit for just £3. Children aged 5 and under are FREE every day.

Make sure you take advantage of our weekend family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children age 6-17) for just £42.

Activities for pre-schoolers will be scheduled on Thursday and Friday, and activities for children of all ages on Saturday and Sunday. 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
  • Texture Rubbing
  • Vegetable Painting
  • Bird Feeders
  • Creating Father's Day cards

Plus a NEW large sandpit sponsored by Bathgate using their extra safe and clean play sand.Bathgate

Picnic Hill will be surrounded by the Schools Meal in a Barrow.

See the Skinny Jean Gardener run Sow n' Grow, Make n' Create sessions on the VegTrug Grow your Own Stage.

Don't miss the chance to see the donkeys. Plus have a go at seed sowing in a cup with The Conservation Volunteers on their stand.

The Gardeners' Restaurant is also offering picnic boxes for kids.


Live entertainment:

  • Thursday: Jamie Brownfield Quartet
  • Thursday: St Thomas More School singing garden themed songs
  • Friday/Saturday/Sunday: The Polka Dots
  • Strictly Come Dancing Compere - children's dancing


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

parenting room is available daily for visitors with babies, for changing, quiet time and food heating.

Check back here closer to the Show for all the kids activities, or sign up to our newsletter to be among the first to know the latest news!

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