The daffodils are starting to open their gorgeous yellow petals, lulling us into a false sense of security that the weather is warm enough to start venturing out without a coat. But do not be fooled! The weather is still rather chilly and leaving your coat behind is not an option just yet!
However the clocks are turning back at the end of the month so with longer days we may find our days warming up! If you’re planning to get out and about this spring, here are a few festivals, exhibitions and shows that you may find interesting. We have selected a few that have good disabled access for those visitors with additional needs.
Ideal Home Show
The Ideal Home Show is great exhibition event held annually at Olympia in London. The access is great for people with limited mobility and wheelchairs can be hired at the venue if needed. From Homes and Gardens to food and health, from beauty and gifts to interior design and renovation advice, it’s all her at the Ideal Home Show. There is so much to see and do you may find you need two days to get round all of the displays!
RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2015
This year’s show is taking place from 17 – 19 April 2015. There are 54 carefully-selected UK nurseries that will be displaying and selling their award winning plants across the two Floral Marquees. There are plenty of demonstrations, competitions and hands on activities to keep everyone amused from young too old. Wheelchairs and electric scooters can also be hired at the venue for a small cost.
BBC Good Food Show Spring
Returning to Harrogate the BBC Good Food Show Spring day out for food lovers is an absolute must! Every day is jammed packed full, ranging from demonstrations with top chefs to question and answer sessions where you can quiz your favourite chef with your culinary dilemma! Of course the shopping village will be full of exquisite stands and stalls, as well as the food hall where you can try before you buy! There are also a number of local producers from over across the county who will be selling their wares. The venue does not offer the facility of hiring wheelchairs there but on their website they have plenty of information of local companies who have hiring and buying facilities. You can also visit Newbury Mobility to see their range of power wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Some of the sessions are also run with sign language.
The Gadget Show Live
Now in its 7th year the Gadget Show Live returns to the NEC Birmingham. There are plenty of interactive activities for all visitors as well as displays and stands where you can try and but the very latest in cutting edge technology. When booking your tickets make sure you select the wheelchair option to ensure the organisers can plan your wheelchair access to the arena.