Disability Awareness Day Live
Sunday 12th September 2021
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Disability Awareness Day
Sunday 12 September

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

COVID 19 Latest update

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic the date for this years' 30th anniversary event has been moved from Sunday 18th July to Sunday 12th September.

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 4pm, 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!

Have a look at the FREE programme from our July 2019 show to get a flavour of the event. (PDF 6MB) As you may be aware our 2020 show was held online via www.dadvirtual.org.uk and you can see the programme here.

Disability Awareness Day 2021 will take place at Walton Hall and Gardens.

DAD 2021 Principle Sponsors

Dave Thompson MBE DL, Co-founder and Chief Executive at WDP announced that Leigh based Expanse Learning Group have confirmed their continued principle sponsorship deal for 2021.

DAD International

WDP the organisers of DAD are calling on disability groups worldwide to join them for their 30th annual event.

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What a great show!

Due to COVID-19 DAD 2020 was held online for the first time in its 30 year history. DAD Virtual was hailed a success by leading industry and sector experts.

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