Disability Awareness Day
Sunday 12th July 2020
Disability Awareness Day
Sunday 14th July 2019

Disability Awareness Day

Information and advice from over 250 exhibitors
Meet our helpful and friendly show team
Huge range of things to see and do
Enjoy marvellous music in the Arts Marquee
Come and try accessible Scuba Diving

Disability Awareness Day ("DAD") is the world's largest 'not for profit' voluntary-led disability exhibition, held annually in a huge tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington.

Visitors to the show can expect to find around 250 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. PLUS a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, an Arts Marquee, Centre Arena and family entertainment. The show opens at 10am and finishes at 5pm, and entry is FREE with a FREE programme.

About DAD

Have you ever wondered what DAD week and Disability Awareness Day are like behind the scenes? Read this fascinating first hand account from Dave Thompson MBE DL, the Co-ordinator of the event.

The Aims of DAD

Disability Awareness Day is a pan disability event which promotes a can do culture focusing on what disabled people can do throughout life and work. The show has three main aims:

As well as fulfilling all these aims every year the show also gives everyone who comes a really good day out filled with interest, fun and entertainment!

Have a look at the FREE programme from our July 2019 show to get a flavour of the event. (PDF 6MB)

Disability Awareness Day 2020 will take place on Sunday 12th July at Walton Hall and Gardens.

What a great show!

DAD 2018 was a sunny, bright and packed success! We are already planning DAD 2019 so make sure you are part of it.

Join in the fun

DAD International

WDP the organisers of DAD are calling on disability groups worldwide to use the 14th July 2019 as a day to celebrate disability matters

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Principle Sponsor launch DAD 2019

Dave Thompson MBE DL, Co-founder and Chief Executive at WDP announced that Warrington based Harry Fairclough Construction and Leigh based Expanse Learning Group are the joint principle sponsors for this year's event.

Read more here

DAD London 2018

will be held 18th July and is being organised by the London Borough of Redbridge

DAD Uganda 2018

will be on Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th July. The event is being run by the Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation.

DAD India 2018

will be held on Sunday 15th July. The Event is being run by the MESSAGE Institute in Jaipur

DAD Thailand 2018

will be held on Sunday 15th July The event is being run by 1step2step Charity

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