other events coming up
Click on each event to find out further details, along with any instructions for booking (where applicable) and who to contact if you have any questions.
Disabled Living Exhibitions 2017
- Kidz to Adultz South: Thursday 8th June
- Kidz to Adultz Wales: July (date TBC)
- Kidz to Adultz Scotland: Thursday 14th September
- Kidz to Adultz North: Thursday 16th November
Where: Various locations throughout the UK
What: Organised by Disabled Living, these are five of the largest, free UK exhibitions totally dedicated to children and young people with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers and professionals who work with them.
Pioneer Activity Centre, Disability Adventure Weekends 2017
- 7th - 9th April
- 2nd - 4th June
- 18th - 20th August
- 21st - 23rd August
Where: Pioneer Activity Centre, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire, DY14 8JG
What they say: "Through four adventure activities during the course of each weekend we’ll provide you with opportunities to push yourself beyond what you may have thought possible! For example, you can have a go at wheelchair abseiling on our purpose built and specially designed tower. Our fully qualified and experienced instructors will provide you with memories you’ll never forget. We also have a variety of aids that can be used on activity sessions, which will help you achieve great things."
Motability - The Big Event
When: Friday 5th May and Saturday 6th May
Where: EventCity, Phoenix Way, off Barton Dock Road, Urmston, Manchester, M17 8AS
What they say: "The Big Event is the Motability Scheme's biggest event of the year. Held entirely indoors over two days at EventCity, Manchester, it's your chance to see the largest ever display of Motability Scheme vehicles in the UK!"
Children's Hospice Week
When: 22nd - 28th May
Where: All over the UK
What: This year, Together for Short Lives will be running their 'Turn Up The Volume!' campaign for Children's Hospice Week. The campaign will raise awareness about the number and needs of children with life-limiting conditions and celebrate all the lifeline services that children and families rely on.
When: 1st – 3rd June
Where: NAEC, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ (for Satnav, please use postcode CV8 2LG)
What they say: Europe's largest test-drive and independent mobility event which provides product and service information for anyone seeking to regain, or maintain, independent mobility. Free admission, free parking and fully accessible.
Disability Awareness Day 2017
When: Sunday 16th July
Where: Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington, Cheshire
What they say: “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 will find over 250 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. PLUS a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, an Arts Marqee and family entertainment.”
Eamda Youth Camp 2017
When: 17th - 24th July
Where: Rovinj, Croatia
What: Organized for young people with neuromuscular disorders (NMD) across Europe, this youth camp with take place in a beautiful and sunny part of Croatia. More information about the location and program, along with the application form and prices, are available on the EAMDA website. Deadline for applying is 1st June 2017.
DNEX 2017 - The Annual Exhibition of Disability North
When: Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th September
Where: Newcastle Racecourse
What they say: "DNEX is a must-attend annual event and there is something for everyone including digital technology, aids and adaptations for independent living and accessible leisure facilities. This free exhibition provides information, advice and equipment for disabled people, older adults, carers and health and social care professionals on a range of disability-related issues."
WheelPower: 'Feel Inspired' Events
When: Various dates throughout 2017
Where: Various location throughout the UK
What they say: The ‘Feel Inspired’ events build on the success of WheelPower's existing primary and junior sports camp programme which is for children with physical or mild sensory disabilities and is a great way for them to discover sport in a friendly and completely inclusive environment. One of their main aims as an organisation is to support young people to find a sport or physical activity that they are passionate about and enjoy.
WheelPower are also running 'Snow Limits' - free taster days around the country at various times of the year for wheelchair users or people with a physical impairment to try snowsports. Download their poster to find out more, places are limited.
The MD UK's Muscle Groups bring together the 70,000 people in the UK who are living with muscle-wasting conditions, health professionals and elected representatives.
There will be a Muscle Group meeting happening near you soon.