Disability Awareness Day
Sunday 14th July 2024
Disability Awareness Day has multiple strands interwoven into a colourful, inspiring, fun and informative day out.
Over 500 exhibitor spaces are available to organisations including voluntary, statutory and business sectors all working to a common goal of "Promoting Independence Throughout Life & Work", with support groups and services, equipment, transport, technology, holidays, benefits, employment, education, training, mobility, leisure, recreation, sport and much more.
The DAD Sports zone offers chances to ‘have a go’ at participating in Scuba Diving in our on-site pool with kit and instructors from Cheshire Scuba Academy. We also offer Tai Chi, Wheelchair Basketball, Rugby League - physical disability, learning disability, and wheelchair. New for 2023 are Power Chair Football, Tennis and Snooker. All activities are supported by qualified coaches and instructors. Plus there will be information on how you can get involved in local weekly activities.
There is an exciting programme of performing arts in the Arts Marquee with audience seating for up to 400 people. The 2023 line up will include nationally acclaimed Ella Performance Group, Warrington BSL Signing Choir, Creating Adventures, and many more.
Back by popular demand is our Visual Arts Marquee with painting, photography, poetry, and reading. With Creating Adventures Arts Group and Grandad Wheels story telling.
A marquee will be dedicated to our newest addition to the DAD lineup, our Silent Disco which offers visitors the opportunity to wear wireless headphones (supplied) and select from three channels of music at the volume of their choice.
The Main Arena line up for 2023 includes the Guide Dogs display, Royal Marines Association, Batida Rio Samba Drumming, Rugby League demonstration and much much more
Children's Entertainment includes something for all abilities with all the fun of the fair provided by Chadwick's Family Fairground Rides. Walton Hall Rangers will be pleased to see you visiting the Walton Hall Zoo.
As you can see it will be an action packed day for those many thousands of people who make their way to Walton Hall Gardens on the 16th of July!