Disability Awareness Day
Sunday 14th July 2024
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Disability Awareness Day
Sunday 14th July

Disability Awareness Day

Information and advice from over 250 exhibitors
Fun in the accessible Sports Zone
Come and try accessible Scuba Diving
See the Town Cryer start the show
Huge variety of equipment to look at

Disability Awareness Day - annually since 1992

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 200 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. PLUS a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, a Performing Arts Marquee, Arts and Crafts Marquees, Silent disco, Centre Arena and family entertainment. Next year the show is on Sunday 14th July, it opens at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm, and entry is FREE with a FREE programme. You can download the programme here (6MG)

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!

Disability Awareness Day 2024 will take place at Walton Hall and Gardens.

DAD International

Three South African countries will be holding celebratory events for Disability Awareness Day 2024! Zambia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria will be joining the DAD family thanks to negotiations by our Camaroon based co-ordinator Mr Takanga.

see more here

More New Things!

Driving Mobility will be hosting a new Mobility Zone including four of their NW Driving Assessment Centres. Adapted cars, seating systems including adapted child seats, a mobility test track and lots of advice

New for DAD 2024

35 members of the North West Casual Classics Car Show will be displaying a range of cars at this years DAD event! Our new Interactive Workshop zone will be live at the show where visitors can join in with a range of fun activities

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Show Sponsors and Supporters 2024

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

Joint Principal Sponsors

Expanse Learning

Corporate Sponsors and Supporters

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