Disability Awareness Day
Sunday 17th July 2022
Disability Awareness Day
Sunday 17th July

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 31st Anniversary Event

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 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. This year the show is on Sunday 17th July, it opens at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm, 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!


Download a full colour flyer with all the details of DAD 2022

Download a poster to share the event with your collegues

Take a look at the programme from 2021

You can browse through the programme in PDF format here.

Disability Awareness Day 2022 will take place at Walton Hall and Gardens.

Exciting lineup 2022

DAD Week Events include a Comedy and Curry Night, Summertime Special, Bingo Bedlam and much much more.

DAD needs YOU!

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)

Volunteer here

Join our community

Get the news, the stories and the latest exhibitors with Dave Thompson's regular news email. Sign up here.

Show Sponsors and Supporters 2022

Disability Awareness Day is a real example of Partnerships in Action, and we would like thank everybody who is supporting DAD 2022, especially our sponsors for their financial and in-kind contributions.

Joint Principal Sponsors

Expanse Learning

Corporate Sponsors and Supporters

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