Disability Awareness Day Live
Sunday 5th September 2021
Disability Awareness Day
Sunday 25th october

Disability Awareness Day 2020

Disability Awareness Day has five strands interwoven into a colourful, inspiring, fun and informative day out. These are the details of the highly successful DAD2019 event. Revisit this page for our exciting 2020 plans later in the year.


Over 500 exhibitor spaces were booked by 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.

Meet our exhibitors

Sports Zone

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, Wheelchair Fencing, Archery, Golf, Boxing, Tennis, wheelchair Basketball, wheelchair Rugby, Martial Arts, New Age Curling, Small Bore Rifle Shooting, multi sports activities and the climbing wall. All activities are supported by qualified coaches and instructors. The Sports Zone is sponsored by Active Cheshire and Gladstone Brooks. Plus there will be information on how you can get involved in local weekly in activities.

Sports Zone events and activities


There is an exciting programme of performing arts in the Arts Marquee with audience seating for up to 600 people. The 2019 line up included internationally acclaimed Carly Ryan, nationally acclaimed Ella Together, The Rock Choir and Warrington BSL Signing Choir and much much more.

Arts Marquee acts

Silent Disco

New for DAD 2019! Marquee 8 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

The Main Arena line up for 2019 includes the Reach Sled Dogs, Vale Royal Falconry and Widnes Martial Arts and much much more.

Main Arena timetable of acts

For the Children

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 14th!

The day is full of happy people
Having a go in the Sports Zone
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