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One Big Day - Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Saturday 23 September 2017 - 9am to 4pm

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

One Big Day at Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh provides the perfect opportunity to discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with Motability. There is a huge range of cars, adaptations, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, scooters and powered wheelchairs on display and what's more, admission is free!

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One Big Day at Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh offers you the chance to see a large range of vehicles for disabled people. It provides the perfect opportunity to discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with Motability.

What's at One Big Day Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh?

The event will showcase a large display of vehicles available through the Motability Scheme, including:

  • Over 50 cars from 13 different manufacturers
  • Over 30 scooters and powered wheelchairs
  • Adaptations from a wide range of adaptation companies
  • Over 20 Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

You can also:

  • Test drive adapted and non adapted cars
  • Chat to our Motability advisors who are on hand to answer your questions
  • Meet our Scheme Partners - Kwik Fit, RAC and RSA Motability
  • Get advice from The Forum of Mobility Centres and Disabled Motoring UK

Plus, there's:

  • A free hot or cold drink for every visitor
  • Children's entertainment including Billy the Bear!
  • A chance to win an iPad mini in our free prize draw

Our free Event Guide will be available to download nearer to the event

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Below you will find a list of all exhibitors attending this event

Our Scheme partners Kwik Fit, RAC, RSA Motability, DMUK and Driving Mobility will also be attending.

Car Manufacturers Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles Adaptations Powered Wheelchair and Scooter
Ford Allied Mobility Jeff Gosling Hand Controls Kymco
Vauxhall GM Coachwork Brig-Ayd Controls Pride
Nissan Automotive Group Autochair TGA
Volkswagen Bristol Street Versa Alfred Bekker Invacare
Renault and Dacia TBC Mobility Conversions Lodgesons Freerider
Citroen and DS Gowrings Mobility Autoadapt by ELAP Sunrise Medical
Peugeot Brook Miller Guidosimplex Quantum
Hyundai OandH Mobility
BMW and MINI McElmeel Mobility Services
Kia Sirus Automotive
Mercedes-Benz and Smart Lewis Reed
Audi Brotherwood
Volvo Alfred Bekker
Skoda Lateral (Atlas)
Honda Wilson Healey
SEAT
FCA
Toyota
Mazda
Suzuki
Mitsubishi
Ssangyong

We've pulled together some handy information to help you plan your visit to One Big Day at Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.

Opening times

Saturday 23 September 2017 Doors open 9am, event closes 4pm

Free refreshments

On arrival you’ll be given a token that you can exchange for a free tea, coffee or soft drink and there will be a range of hot and cold food available to purchase.

Event layout

The majority of displays at One Big Day will be indoors. The floor plan and exhibitor list will be available to download closer to the date.

Free mobility scooter and wheelchair loan

We have a limited number of scooters and manual wheelchairs available to borrow free of charge - these will be available to book online nearer to the event.

What's at the event for kids?

There will be a children’s entertainment area with free face painting, free balloon modelling and much more. Plus, you'll get the chance to meet Billy the Motability Bear!

Dogs

Only assistance dogs are permitted at the events. Unfortunately no other dogs or pets are allowed. Please do not leave dogs in your car while you attend the event.

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Test drive adapted and non adapted cars at One Big Day!

You can test drive adapted and non-adapted cars, both as a driver or passenger to see which ones best suit your needs. The adapted cars are fitted with a wide range of different adaptations – hand controls, steering wheel balls, electronic brakes, left foot accelerators. Please make sure you bring your driving licence with you on the day.

We have professional driving instructors that will accompany you on your test drive to help make you feel as safe as possible.

Unfortunately it is not possible to test drive Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, however, there will be lots to see, experts on hand to answer your questions and you can arrange a home demonstration for a later date.

You will be unable to take a test drive if you have certain penalty points on your licence. Please view our full terms and conditions Will download a resource(PDF 75KB) for more information.

To book a test drive, simply:

  1. Choose the car you would like to test drive
  2. Show the photocard part of your full UK driving licence to the test drive team
  3. Sign our Test Drive Declaration form on the day (this simply says you agree to our  terms and conditions Will download a resource(PDF 75KB) and that you meet the test drive eligibility criteria)
  4. That’s it...you’re ready to take your test drive!

What cars can I test drive?

The event guide will include the full list of cars available tot test drive at the event and will be available to download closer to the date.

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We want to make sure that all of our visitors have a fantastic day at our events, that's why we do our best to make it as accessible and inclusive as possible.

Fully accessible venue

All areas of the venue and event are fully accessible to both scooters and wheelchairs.

Accessible toilets

We provide a large number of fully accessible toilets along with a toilets equipped with adult and child changing facilities.

Plenty of free accessible parking with shuttle service

There is lots of free accessible parking alongside the venue, take a look at the 'free parking' tab for more information.

Friendly staff on hand to help

Our staff have one goal and that is to make sure you have a great experience at our event. If you need any assistance just ask one of the team, they will be more than happy to help you.

Assistance dogs welcome

Assistance dogs are welcome at the event, however any other dogs or pets are not allowed. Please do not leave your dogs in your car while you attend the event.

Free scooter and wheelchair loan

We have a limited number of scooters and manual wheelchairs available to borrow free of charge - these will be available to book online nearer to the event.

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Venue address

Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB

By car

The Royal Highland Centre sits off Glasgow Road (A8) between Newbridge roundabout and the A8/Airport roundabout, one of the main routes into the city. Access to the Royal Highland Centre is from A8/Airport roundabout on to Eastfield Road. From there signposts provide directions to the venue along Fairview Road onto Ingliston Road.

By bus or coach 

From Edinburgh, Lothian Buses run regular services including the 35 and the Airport Express (100). We would recommend using the Airport Express as this will drop you in the most convenient location to access the Royal Highland Center. 

By train

Haymarket is the nearest train station with excellent train links across the UK. Lothian Buses run regular services stopping outside Haymarket Station and dropping off adjacent to the Centre. Call Lothian Buses on 0131 555 6363 for more information. Taxis are plentiful outside Haymarket station and there is a transfer time of around 15/20 minutes to the Royal Highland Centre. 

By public transport

Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or traveline.info

 

We want to make sure that every visitor to One Big Day has a fantastic time and we know that accessible parking is one of the most important things. That's why we do as much as possible to make sure you can park as easily as possible and get to the event entrance without any fuss.

Important parking information

Full information on parking, including maps, will be available soon

Golf buggy car park service

We provide a golf buggy service all day to help you get from the car park to the main entrance. If you would like to take advantage of this service just look out for the pick up points dotted around or speak to one of our friendly welcome hosts in the car park.

Car park welcome hosts

Our welcome hosts are there to help you with any issues you may have in the car park.  From helping you unload your scooter to helping you to the entrance with an umbrella to just having a friendly chat they are there to help you.  You can't miss them, they will be in bright yellow coats.  If you need any help, just ask!

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Need more information?

If you have any questions about One Big Day, please call our friendly event support team on 0800 953 7000 who will be able to answer any queries you may have.

Information for organisations thinking of exhibiting

Exhibiting at our events is by invitation only, it is therefore not possible to request to become an exhibitor at any of our events.

Scooter and wheelchair loans

We have a limited number of scooters and manual wheelchairs available to borrow free of charge - these will be available to book online nearer to the event.

Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions that visitors ask about the events.

What time does the event start and finish?

The event opens at 9am and finishes at 4pm.

Can I bring my dog or pet?

Assistance dogs are permitted at the events. Unfortunately no other dogs or pets are allowed.
Please do not leave dogs in your car while you attend the event.

How much does it cost to get in?

Our events are totally free to attend.

Do I have to book tickets?

There's no need to book tickets, simply turn up on the day.

Do I need to pre-book my test drive?

We do not offer the option to pre-book test drives. These are offered on a first come, first served basis. Take a look at our test drive section for more information.

I have lost the invitation I received in the post, do I need it?

If you received an invitation in the post and you have misplaced it, don't worry! You don't need it to get into the event and you can simply complete a new prize draw form at the event, if you want to enter the draw.

I am a company or organisation and want to enquire about exhibiting at your event, is this possible?

Exhibiting at our events is by invitation only. It is therefore not possible to request to become an exhibitor at any of our events.