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Accessible Activity Day 2018 (10/03/18 (10th March 2018) – 09:00 to 16:00)

Accessible Activity Day 2018

Saturday 10th March 2018 | 9:00am to 4:00pm

most activities are free

all ages and abilities welcome

A range of events and activities for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy

There will be a number of different activities available during the day to showcase the events and facilities available at Moors Valley throughout the year. All ages and abilities are welcome to join in, you do not need to be a registered disabled visitor.
So come along, say hello and try something new!

Take a look at the timetable of activities below to see what will be on offer on the day.

More details about the facilities available at Moors Valley including wheelchair bikes, manual wheelchairs, the park’s Braille leaflet and accessibility maps can be found on our Access for All page.

Most of the event and activities are free of charge, unless otherwise stated, but vehicle charges still apply. However if your vehicle is tax exempt for disability please bring along your exception documents and registration number to the Information Point in the Visitor Centre for validation. Holders of a Dorset Max card can also bring their card and registration number to the Visitor Centre for a reduced parking rate.

Timetable of activities

9am: Running

Moors Valley parkrun
A timed 5K run organised by community volunteers. All abilities are welcome and guides are available for visually impaired runners. Please email Katie Davies on ktdavies@christchurchandeastdorset.gov.uk for more details.
There is no need to book to take part in the run but please register in advance on the parkrun website to get your individual barcode and bring it along on the day.

Visually impaired visitors who would like to take up running but aren’t yet ready to run 5K are invited to contact the Rangers so we can connect you with a VI Running Guide. Taster VI running sessions can be arranged by appointment.

10am to 11.30pm:

Pond dipping
The Rangers will give you a pond net and tray and help you find out which creatures like to live in our wildlife pond during the winter. All ages and abilities welcome, including adults. No need to book, just follow the signs from the Visitor Centre.

10am to 2pm: 

Accessible Cycling
Our full range of accessible bikes will be available to view and try out with the Health and Activity Team and Wessex Accessible Cycling Club
Get a basic health check
Find out your blood pressure, body fat, weight and more with Active 4 Health and find out more about gentle exercise classes in the local area perfect for those recovering from injury or illness
Beyond the Boundaries Wheelchairs 
The team from Beyond the Boundaries will be bringing along two Trekinetic wheelchairs – one manual, one electric – for visitors to look at or even take for a spin on some of the park’s trails.

1pm to 3pm: Ranger Den

Nature touch table
Wildlife items to see, touch and smell
Have a go at British Sign Language
Sit down with our Accessibility Champion and learn how to fingerspell the alphabet, say hello, sign your name and some fun animal signs

1.30pm to 3pm:

Try Orienteering
Join Wimborne Orienteers to learn more about map reading and try out a short course in the forest. Adults and accompanied children aged 10 years and over.
– FREE, pre-booking essential

Details on Disabled Access Day around the UK can be found at www.disabledaccessday.com
The national initiative encourages disabled people to go out and visit a place they’ve never been to before, as well as encouraging venues to promote their accessible facilities.
Disabled Access Day will return in March 2019. Although there is not an official Disabled Access Day in 2018, the Moors Valley team and partner organisations are especially keen to support the initiative in Moors Valley’s 30th anniversary year.