Disability Awareness Day
Sunday 27th September 2020*
* Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the date for this years' 29th anniversary event has been moved from Sunday 12th July to Sunday 27th September. This is dependant on government guidance and how COVID 19 develops. Please check back regularly for further news.
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 260 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.
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!
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 at Walton Hall and Gardens.
Dave Thompson MBE DL, Co-founder and Chief Executive at WDP announced that Leigh based Expanse Learning Group are one of two joint principle sponsors for this year's event.
WDP the organisers of DAD are calling on disability groups worldwide to join them for their 29th annual event.
DAD 2019 was a sunny, bright and packed success! We are already planning DAD 2020 so make sure you are part of it.