Disability Awareness Day
Sunday 17th July 2022
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.
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!
Disability Awareness Day 2022 will take place at Walton Hall and Gardens.
DAD Week Events include a Comedy and Curry Night, Summertime Special, Bingo Bedlam and much much more.
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)