Whilst we can’t bring you the variety of exciting content we’re used to hosting in our venue right now, we’ve created and compiled a range of fun activities and inspiration to help keep you entertained whilst staying safe with your loved ones.

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Drive In events this Spring

Looking for something fun to do this Spring? The NEC have three exciting Drive In events rolling up from 15th April. Enjoy a classic movie on the big screen or a live on stage theatre experience. Whatever you fancy, there's an event for everyone... 

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Egg-cellent Easter recipes

Don’t miss out on these egg-septional Easter recipes courtesy of our friends at BBC Good Food. Whether you want to bake an Easter masterpiece or get top tips on cooking a tasty roast spring lamb, these recipes are perfect for an Easter celebration.

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Gardening in April

As the natural world is waking up after a long winter, it is now time to plant, mow and watch them grow. Check out the list of what to do in your garden this Spring...

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Fancy a game of Dog Breed Bingo?

Big or small, furry or tall - one things for sure, we love them all! Play along with our pawsome dog breed bingo game on your next walk... 

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Easy peasy pancakes

Savoury or sweet? We’ve dug into our archives of recipes to share with you some pancake inspiration ready for Shrove Tuesday (16th February). 

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Valentine's family fun

Get crafty in the day and cosy on the night. Check out our creative ideas to share the love this Valentine's, plus our family favourite films. 

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Be the chef this Valentine's Day

Take the lead in the kitchen this Valentine’s by cooking a romantic meal for your loved one. With the help of the Good Food Show we have sourced the tastiest recipes. 

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Spring prep for your garden

With Spring in sight now is the time to get your garden prepped and ready. Tick off your daily exercise and getting some fresh air at the same time. 

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All things homeschooling

We know how hard it can be juggling every day life and now homeschooling. To help support you we've created a useful guide full of ideas and links. 

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Woodland walk bingo

Add some fun to your winter stroll and keep the little ones entertained with our new woodland walk bingo sheets. Wrap up warm, grab your wellies and go exploring!

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Eat, drink and be merry...

From turkey to sprouts, and mince pies to party puddings – whatever festive feast you're cooking this Christmas, check out this fantastic selection of festive recipes.

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Christmas cocktails

With Christmas round the corner, why not try making a bowl of this delicious festive punch to make your day a little extra jolly…

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Top Christmas telly

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best Christmas entertainment across TV and film so pop on your PJ’s, grab some snacks and snuggle up to some top festive telly!

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Festive playlist

Our friends at The Ticket Factory have created a festive playlist to celebrate the memorable tracks we’ve heard from Christmas ads both past and present.

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Events to enjoy at home

Some of your favourite NEC shows have gone virtual this year so why not enjoy one from the comfort of your sofa?

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Beats to beat lockdown

Get lost in lockdown with the help of this playlist from our friends at Utilita Arena. Bringing you a mix bag of artist and genres - this soundtrack is a fab mood lifter!

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Halloween cocktails

Trick or treat? Enjoy a ghoulish cocktail this Halloween as our friends at BBC Good Food have added the Zombie Cocktail to their recipes. 

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Spooktacular recipes

Our friends at BBC Good Food are here to help with adding the treats to Halloween. Don't just carve your pumpkins, bake them! Give this fantastic pumpkin pie recipe a go.

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Host a night of family fun

It's time to challenge other households and host your own virtual quiz! Check out our handy family themed Q&A's for a night of fun without the hassle. 

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Summer cocktails

As the summer descends upon us, there's nothing better than enjoying a refreshing tipple outside. We've shared our favourites for you to try...

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Super sausage roll recipe

Why not swap sweet for savoury on your next baking venture and make some delicious sausage rolls instead? They're the perfect addition to a picnic in the park.

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Colouring for the grown ups

Who said colouring was just for the kids? You can get involved too with our grown up colouring sheets. These fun pages are a great way to relax, unwind & de-stress! 

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Random rounds for your next virtual quiz

Still Zoom quizzing every week? Mix up your next hosting duties with our handy creation of pre-prepared 'Random Rounds'. 

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Live animal cams

Explore live animal cams let you get up close and personal with hundreds of wild animals across the world, from the comfort of your own home. 

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Gardening with the kids

With Summer en route, get the family outside and try some of these child-friendly gardening projects you can all enjoy together.

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Brighten up Birmingham colouring sheets

Add some colour to your day with our very own Birmingham artwork sheets showcasing our NEC Group venues and Birmingham landmarks.

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Binge-worthy TV recommendations

We've compiled some of our teams favourite TV show recommendations to give you some viewing inspiration…

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Host a virtual quiz night: time for trivia

Bring you and your loved ones together for some virtual fun. Check out our pre-prepared trivia questions & answers, perfect for hosting your own quiz night. 

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Feel good playlist

Our friends at The Ticket Factory have created the perfect soundtrack for dancing around your house to!

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Easy lunches for the little ones

Do you need some inspiration for quick lunches and filling dinners that the little ones will love? Our friends at BBC Good Food have put together this helpful recipe list...

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Homemade burger recipes

When the sun starts shining again, why not try these home-made burger recipes from our friends at BBC Good Food. Fingers crossed it'll soon be time to fire up the BBQ!

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Focus food

NEC Group award-winning caterer, Amadeus, developed our nutritious Focus Food menu to help keep ICC conference delegates alert. Why not try one of our favourite recipes?

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Family bake off

Gather the family together and enjoy baking some tasty treats. Perhaps even host your own Family bake off! Our friends at BBC Good Food have plenty of recipes to get your teeth into…

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Your wellbeing podcast

We know how important it is to look after your mental health and wellbeing so why not set yourself some time aside to relax with these helpful podcasts available from MindBodySpirit.

Working together to protect us all

As the UK’s event industry gears up to help kickstart the economy, the safety of our customers and staff is at the heart of our planning so we have developed our Venue Protect 4-step approach, designed with everyone's safety and wellbeing in mind.

What's On

Our doors are closed for now, but we can't wait to reopen and welcome you back for all of the incredible shows we have lined up. If you were due to attend an event, or are just looking for some inspiration for next year - check out our What's On page for all of the latest event listings, virtual events, updates and information.