Disabled Access Day is all about visiting somewhere you’ve never been before, whether that’s a coffee shop, cinema, sports centre or anywhere else and we’d love you to join us on 12th March!

Venues across the UK are taking part from the Eden Project in Cornwall to the Orkney Story Telling Centre in the Orkney Islands. So far we have over 200 independent venues taking part, and there are more signing up every day. There are so many exciting events, activities and offers happening on 12th March we reckon it will be hard to choose what to do!

So what’s going on?

Take a look at just some of the exciting activities going on across the country on Disabled Access Day below:

If you’re in London…

There are over 40 events going on across the Capital so you’ll be spoilt for choice! If you’re a history fan head over to the Imperial War Museum where there are a whole host of events going on throughout the day, including audio-described tours of the First World War galleries, touch tours and BSL interpreted talks about The Berlin Wall, The Néry Gun and Family in Wartime. If you’re more of a foodie, then Borough Market is calling you. With a BSL interpreted cooking demonstration and a blindfolded tasting session it’s definitely the place to be if you’re a lover of all things food.

If you’re in Edinburgh…

With over 20 different events happening in Edinburgh there will be plenty going on to keep you busy. If you fancy some fresh air head to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh where you can take a guided tour of the Garden and gain free entry to the Glasshouses. If you’re more an animal fan, then head to Edinburgh Zoo where you can join BSL interpreted talks throughout the day and watch the famous penguin parade.

If you’re in Leeds…

Join Leeds City Council at the Leeds City Museum where there will be a variety of events going on, from touch tours to ‘try it out’ sports sessions and craft activities. If you’re more a theatre goer, then head to Leeds Grand Theatre where you can watch an audio-described performance of Northern Ballet’s Swan Lake and join a touch tour before the show.

If you’re in Newcastle…

If you want to learn about your city’s history, head to the Discovery Museum where you can join a guided tour taking you through the history of Newcastle from Roman times right up to the Victorian age. If you have kids taking part in the day, you could head to Seven Stories, National Centre for Children’s Books, where they will be offering early bird entry and holding multi-sensory Story Time sessions throughout the day.

But that’s not all that’s happening on 12th March, there are lots more activities, events and offers across the country. We are also working with Strada, Barclays and Caffè Nero with selected stores nationwide getting involved in the day too, offering promotions and activities on 12th March. Find out what’s on near you on the Disabled Access Day website.

Can’t see something near you? We’d love to hear your suggestions of where has good access, let us know by emailing us (takepart@disabledaccessday.com) or by tweeting us using #AccessDayIdea.

So the big question is: what will you be doing on Disabled Access Day?