We organise a range of special services for DAD week, to try and ensure that getting to the show and enjoying the day is as easy as possible for everyone. Please let us know if you require a service that is not listed here so that we can help.
The free fully accessible Park & Ride service is at the Wilderspool Park, off Greenalls Lane, which is off the A49 Wilderspool Causeway and adjacent to Morrison's supermarket just outside Stockton Heath.
The service will be well sign posted and is available to anybody attending DAD. The first bus from Wilderspool Park will be 9.30am and every 15 minutes thereafter. The last bus will leave Walton Gardens at 5.40pm and the gates at Wilderspool Park will be locked at 6.00pm. For further details call 01925 240064.
A free bus service on Sunday 14th July will also be operating this year from the new Warrington Bus Interchange. One of Warrington Borough Transport's new low level access buses will be used to provide this service. The first bus will leave the bus station at 10.00am and every 30 minutes thereafter. Return journeys will be quarter past and quarter to the hour, every hour, with the last bus leaving the Walton Arms bus stop at 5.45pm.
Public car parking is provided at the bottom of Walton Lea Road. The tarmac covered main car park will be reserved for badge holders only (up to 300 cars), a further 700 cars can be parked on the overspill car park (this is a grass field and can involve a long walk to the event ground). See transport for more details
Wheelchairs and Enablers
40 wheelchairs are available on free loan. Our fully trained enablers can guide you or push you around the site. Our enablers will be wearing distinctive red DAD Tee shirts.If you would like to discuss any special requirements such as leg elevators, attendant or self-propel chairs in sizes for children, young people and adults please contact the DAD office on 01925 240064 and speak to Tommy.
Help, assistance or emergencies
The DAD Stewards are wearing distinctive black polo shirts and day-glow yellow tabards. They are all in radio contact with the event organisers, and St Johns Ambulance.There will be two fully qualified BSL Interpreters available throughout the day. The Ranger Service will be onsite all day to answer questions, help people and show everyone around the beautiful grounds, gardens and zoo of Walton Hall.
First Aid will be provided by St John Ambulance who will be situated at two sites, one adjacent to the swings and another adjacent to the Arts Marquee. The information point is situated opposite the children's swings area.
There are two unisex wheelchair accessible toilet units situated around the event site (marked WC on site plan) and one permanent unisex wheelchair accessible unit situated in the toilets block adjacent to the entrance bridge, (near the heritage centre) this toilet also has a hoist and changing plinth.
Refreshments are available from the Catering Units situated adjacent to the Arts Marquee, various units situated around the site and the Heritage Centre Cafe. A licenced bar is available in the Hall.
Photos used on this page:
A young visitor gets a red face at DAD 07!
A troop of young performers in the Arts marquee