Transport to Disability Awareness Day
There are a variety of ways that you can get to Walton Hall Gardens for this year's Disability Awareness Day;
Car parking at Walton Hall Gardens is limited. Walton Lea Road car park adjacent to the bridge to the park, we have reserved all 300 spaces on the main front tarmac covered section for blue badge holders. There are a further 700 spaces on the grass field over-spill car park at the rear (this can mean a journey of over 700 metres to the event site) a dropping off point is available adjacent to the bridge. Car parking is free for badge holders (standard rates apply to all others). Minibuses and Coaches can park on the overspill car park (commercial rates apply contact Walton Hall Rangers for more details Tel 01925 601617).
See "How to find us" for directions and a map.
Park & Ride
A free fully accessible park & ride service will be available from Wilderspool Park - Greenalls Avenue (WA4 6HL) which is located adjacent to Morrisons off the A49 Wilderspool Causeway, just outside Stockton Heath. The service will be well sign posted and is available to anybody attending DAD. The first minibus from Wilderspool park will leave at 9.30am and every 15 minutes thereafter. The last bus will leave Walton Gardens at 5.40pm (please note the gates at Wilderspool park will be locked at 6.00pm).
For more details contact the DAD office on Tel 01925 240064. Or Warrington Community Transport on Tel 01925 419977.
A free bus service will operate from the Warrington Bus Interchange situated by Warrington Central Station and the Golden Square Shopping Centre to the Walton terminus (opposite the Walton Arms pub). This leaves a journey of approximately 800 metres to the event site. The first bus will leave the bus station at 10.00am and every 30 minutes thereafter. Return journeys will also operate at 30 minute intervals at a quarter past and quarter to the hour, every hour, with the last bus leaving the Walton terminus at 5.45pm.
For more details contact the DAD office on Tel 01925 240064
Warrington Central Station and Warrington Bank Quay Station are both fully accessible. This includes assistance, lifts, accessible toilets and car parking within easy reach of the stations. Please contact your rail operator for more details.
Taxi, Private Hire and Mini Buses
If you chose to travel to the event by taxi or private hire you will find that many of our local service providers are experienced with the needs of disabled passengers, we have checked around for you and listed the companies concerned. Please click here for the full list of accessible taxis.
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Ancient and modern transport methods!