Warrington Disability Partnership

Disability Awareness Day

DAD is the world's largest 'not for profit' voluntary-led disability exhibition, held annually since 1992 in a huge tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington.

Visitors to the show will find over 250 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. Plus a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, an Arts Marquee and family entertainment. The show opens at 10am and finishes at 4.30pm, and entry is free with a free programme.

The Aims of DAD

Disability Awareness Day promotes a can do culture focusing on what disabled people can do throughout life and work. The show has three main aims:

  • To highlight what statutory, private or voluntary services are available to enable disabled people to stay independent.
  • To promote equipment and aids that could maintain or improve independence, not just what is offered by statutory service providers, we want everyone to see the best and/or latest designs
  • To provide an opportunity to showcase what disabled people can do, in the field of Sport, Arts and Entertainment

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 2023 will take place on Sunday 16th July at Walton Hall and Gardens. There are lots of opportunities to join in with DAD. If you would like more information explore the dedicated Disability Awareness Day website or select the appropriate form below


Bookings now open for DAD. Tel. 01925 240064 or fill in the exhibitor enquiry form


Is your company interested in joining us as a sponsor for DAD 2023? Corporate sponsorship starts at 5000. In return we can offer you a package that includes the name of your organisation on 75,000 flyers and 5000 posters which will be distributed across the North West, a listing on this popular website which attracts over 1,000,000 hits each year, a promotional banner, public announcements on the day, an invitation to the VIP reception and listing in the 2023 event programme. And your organisation could proudly state that it is a part of the largest voluntary-led pan disability event in the world.

Contact Dave Thompson on 01925 240064 or fill in the sponsorship enquiry form


There are lots of opportunities to advertise your business on the popular Disability Awareness Day website or in the DAD event programme, prices start at 160.

Tel. 01925 240064 or fill in the advertisers enquiry form


Would you like to volunteer as a DAD steward, enabler, BSL interpreter, general assistant, Admin assistant, Adhoc promotions or in any other way? Email Kate or call her on 01925 240064 to tell us how you would like to help.