Equipment Exhibitions, Sport & Other Events

Click here to find out about SMA UK's upcoming events.

Click on each event to find out further details, along with any instructions for booking (where applicable) and who to contact if you have any questions.

Please note: due to the coronavirus, many events have been cancelled or postponed. We do our best to keep this page as up-to-date as possible but please check individual websites for further information.

This list gets added to and updated, whenever possible, throughout the year.

Rare Disease Day 

When: 28th February 2022

Where: All over the world!

What: Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective of the day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients' lives. 

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Naidex 

When: 

  • 6th - 7th July 2022

Where: NEC, Birmingham

What: Naidex is Europe’s most established event for supporting independent living, showcasing wide-ranging solutions to improve mobility and accessibility, the latest innovations and tech, and explores the future of digital and physical accessibility. The event is for anyone who is living with a health condition or impairment, as well as anyone caring for or supplying to this community. Their event features suppliers, seminars and panels, and a host of interactive features - this year there is also a section dedication to disabled children.

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Disabled Living Exhibitions 

When:

  • Kidz to Adultz Middle: 17th March 2022
  • Kidz to Adultz South: 17th May 2022
  • Kidz to Adultz Wales & West: 7th July 2022
  • Kidz to Adultz Scotland (held every 3 years): 8th September 2022
  • Kidz to Adultz North: 1st November 2022

Where: Various locations throughout the UK 

What: Organised by Disabled Living, these are five of the largest, free UK exhibitions totally dedicated to children and young adults aged up to 25 years with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers and professionals who work with them.

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Rise Expo

When: 22nd June 2022

Where: Maidstone, Kent (also available to access virtually online)

What: Get practical advice, learn from speakers, research some of the leading and latest innovations in disability equipment provision.

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Disability Awareness Day 

When: Sunday 17th July 2022

Where: Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington

What: Disability Awareness Day ("DAD") is the world's largest 'not for profit' voluntary-led disability exhibition, held annually in a huge tented village within the grounds of Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington. Visitors to the free show will find over 200 exhibitors, equipment suppliers, transport, holidays, leisure, employment, support groups and services. Plus a Sports Zone including Scuba diving, an Arts Marqee and family entertainment. 

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Mersea Island Festival

When: 
Camp 1: 21st - 26th August 2022
Camp 2: 26th - 29th August 2022

Where: Mersea Island, Essex

What: The Mersea Island Festival brings together children, young people and adults with or without a physical or learning disability. The Festival provides an opportunity to try out new activities, make new friends and have fun!

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Wheelpower Sports Events 

When: Various dates

Where: Various locations or virtual events

What: Wheelpower organise an annual programme of events for children, young people and adults, including: Primary and Junior Sports camps, Get Active camps, and National Junior Games.

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Family Fund

When: Currently on hold due to coronavirus - some virtual events available

Where: Across the UK

What: Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. 

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Motability Events 


When and Where:
 

  • 20th and 21st May - NEC, Birmingham
  • 23rd July - Westpoint, Exeter
  • 13th August - Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate
  • 17th September - Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

What: All the events bring everything available on the Motability Scheme together in great accessible locations, to make joining the Scheme as easy and informed as possible. They’re free to attend and include: a huge display of cars, WAVs, adaptations and scooters; opportunities to test drive adapted and non-adapted cars; Motability Scheme advisors available to chat to.

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Campaign Events

MDUK's Muscle Groups bring together the 70,000 people in the UK who are living with muscle-wasting conditions, health professionals and elected representatives.

See MDUK's website to search for a Muscle Group meeting local to you.

Page last updated: March 2022