Disability Awareness Day
Sunday 14th July 2024
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 over 200 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. PLUS a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, a Performing Arts Marquee, Arts and Crafts Marquees, Silent disco, Centre Arena and family entertainment. Next year the show is on Sunday 14th July, it opens at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm, and entry is FREE with a FREE programme.
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.
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!
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Disability Awareness Day 2023 will take place at Walton Hall and Gardens.
Expanse Learning Group and United Utilities have both confirmed extending their support as Principal Sponsors for 2024
WDP are looking for volunteers to join DAD's Army and support the event. Stewards - to help assist with moving and shifting, car park duties, assisting exhibitors and general visitor support throughout the day (position open to over 18s only) Helpers - to assist in the Sports Zone, and for general support to the Stewards (position open to under 18s)