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Disabled Access Day 2019 (16/03/19 (16th March 2019) – 09:00 to 16:00)

Disabled Access Day 2019

Saturday 16th March 2019 | 9:00am to 4:00pm

most activities free

all ages and abilities welcome

A range of events and activities for people to enjoy on Sat 16 March as part of Disabled Access Day.

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

Accessible facilities
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
A new Large Print guide to Moors Lake is also now available, free to borrow from the Information Point in the Visitor Centre. Perfect for visitors with visual impairments, they may also be beneficial for visitors who have dyslexia or for whom English is a second language.

Tramper mobility scooters
Our friends at Countryside Mobility are offering a 2 week Taster membership FREE for those using a Tramper for the first time on Saturday 16 March as part of Disabled Access Day. So if you would like to try one of the Tramper mobility scooters at Moors Valley please call the Rangers on 01425 470721 to reserve one. Please do make sure you take a look at our Countryside Mobility Scheme page for details of the documents you will need to bring with you to complete your paperwork on the day.

Parking
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.
As a special offer for Disabled Access Day, members of the Blue Badge scheme or holders of a Dorset Max Card or My Max Card can receive free parking in exchange for filling out a feedback questionnaire about their visit. Please ask at the Information Point when you arrive at the park.

Timetable of activities

9am: 

Moors Valley parkrun
A timed 5K run organised by community volunteers. 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.
All abilities are welcome and guides are available for visually impaired runners. Please email Katie Davies on ktdavies@christchurchandeastdorset.gov.uk for more details.
– FREE

10am to 2pm: 

Beyond the Boundary Wheelchairs 
The team from Beyond the Boundary will be bringing along four Trekinetic wheelchairs – two manual, two electric – for visitors to look at or even take for a spin on some of the park’s trails.
– FREE

Golf 4-hole Pitch and Putt 
Have a go at the 4 hole pitch and putt course for free between 10am and 2pm. Simply quote ‘Disabled Access Day’ when you arrive at the Golf and Activity Centre. Clubs and balls provided.
– FREE

1pm to 4pm: 

Ranger Den 
Discover more about some of the creatures that live at Moors Valley with fun activities and hands-on displays. There will be a nature table of wildlife items to see, touch and smell and Hawks in the Forest will be bringing some birds of prey for children and adults to meet. Open between 1pm and 4pm.
The Ranger Den is accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. All ages and abilities are welcome.
– FREE

More activities may be added – please check back nearer the time!

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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.