Top Free Things to do on Disabled Access Day

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Top Free Things to do on Disabled Access Day

There are so many things going on Disabled Access Day it’s going to be hard to choose exactly what to do and the great thing is that there are lots of fabulous free events that you can attend! Check out just some of the free activities that are being planned for 12th March below… 

Try Something Out...

There are lots of opportunities on Disabled Access Day to try something out for free, whether it’s a chance to get sporty or arty and crafty – we’re sure there will be something for you!  

If you’re in Leeds on 12th March there are plenty of opportunities to get sporty; the John Charles Centre for Sport will be giving people the opportunity to have a go on adapted bikes between 10.45 and 11.45. If you’re feeling really energetic then head to Leeds City Museum afterwards and have a go at boccia, tennis or goalball with the Disability Sports team (until 3pm) too! 

Get Educational

photograph of Waterworks Museum, Hereford

There are lots of museums offering fun and free activities on 12th March, whether you’re a history buff or a science fanatic there’s sure to be something that floats your boat.  

If engines are your thing then head to the Waterworks Museum in Hereford, where the trustees are kindly opening especially for Disabled Access Day and offering free entry for people involved in the day. Visitors will be taken on a journey through the history of drinking water and will get a chance to see the widest range of working pump engines on one site in Britain. The event is sponsored by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and will take place between 1pm and 4pm.

The Great Big Outdoors

Photograph of lake at Skylarks Nature Reserve

If a breath of fresh air is more your thing, then it’s time to head out into the Big Outdoors. There are lots of nature reserves and fun outdoor activities happening on Disabled Access Day too, so it is the perfect day to pop outside and breath some fresh air into your lungs 

Did you know that Skylarks Nature Reserve was the first accessible nature reserve in the UK? Join a free guided walk of the wetlands on 12th March, you never know what you might spot, with grassland, scrub and woodland available for wildlife to hide in… 

Try the Spotlight

Photograph of Interior of Richmond Theatre

There are lots of fantastic theatres taking part in Disabled Access Day across the UK, and many are putting on free accessible tours to give people the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the theatre and in some cases visit the backstage area too!  

If you’re in Edinburgh pop along to the Festival Theatre where you’ll be able to take a sneak peek behind the scenes and if you like it that much you can always stay longer and book into the matinee performance of Cirque Beserk (depending on availability) or book into your next show! 

Tours Galore!

Photograph of interior of Tomatin Distillery

Whether it’s a walking tour, a historical tour or a wildlife tour there are so many exciting free tours you can join on Disabled Access Day! 

The lovely people at Tomatin Distillery near Inverness are offering everyone on Disabled Access Day a free Legacy tour of their distillery, and not just that you’ll also be treated to a wee dram at the end of your tour too. Cheers to that!  


Find out what’s on near you by having a look on our ‘what’s on’ page. Remember to let us know your plans for the day – we love to hear what people will be getting up to! Email or share your plans on twitter using #AccessDay