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One Big Day - Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate

Saturday 13 August 2016 - 9am to 4pm

Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harrogate, North Yorkshire

One Big Day at The Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate 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 The Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate 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, Yorkshire Event Centre?

The event will host the a huge 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
  • Around 15 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

Download the floorplan and complete exhibitor listOpens in new window

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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 The Forum of Mobility Centres will also be attending.

Car Manufacturers WAV and Adaptation Manufacturers Powered Wheelchair and Scooter Manufacturers
Alfa Romeo Alfred Bekker Electric Mobility
Audi Allied Mobility Invacare
BMW Autoadapt by Elap Kymco
Citreon Autochair Sunrise Medical
Fiat Automotive Group TGA
Ford Brig-Ayd Controls Van Os
Honda Bristol Street Versa
Hyundai Brook Miller
Jeep Brotherwood
Kia GM Coachwork
Mazda Gowrings Mobility
Mercedes-Benz Guidosimplex
MINI Jeff Gosling Hand Controls
Mitsubishi Lewis Reed
Nissan McElmeel Mobility Services
Peugeot O and H Mobility
Renault Sirus Automotive
SEAT TBC Mobility Conversions
Skoda
Smart
Suzuki
Toyota
Vauxhall
Volkswagen
Volvo

We've pulled together some handy information to help you plan your visit to One Big Day at The Yorkshire Event Centre.

Opening times

Saturday 13 August 2016 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

All of displays at One Big Day will be indoors. Download the floorplan and complete exhibitor listOpens in new window

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. Full details of what’s fitted to individual cars will be available soon.

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?

Download the floorplan and complete exhibitor listOpens in new window

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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 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

Yorkshire Event Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ

By car

Via A1(M)

Exit A1(M) at Junction 47 and follow Harrogate A59, then A658 and then A661.  At the traffic lights on the A661 next to the Sainsburys store, turn left into Railway Road and follow signs to Yorkshire Event Centre.

From Leeds A61 or Bradford A658

At the roundabout at the junction of the two routes follow signs for York / A1 along the A658. At the next roundabout take the A661 signed Harrogate. At the traffic lights on the A661 next to the Sainsburys store, turn left into Railway Road and follow signs to Yorkshire Event Centre.

Please use the postcode HG2 8NZ or enter Railway Road, Harrogate.

By local bus

For local buses The Yorkshire Event Centre is on bus route No 770. For a timetable please contact Transdev Harrogate and DistrictOpens in new window or call them on 01423 566061

By train

Harrogate is located midway between Leeds and York, with regular commuter train services on the local line.

The Yorkshire Event Centre is about two miles from Harrogate train station, where taxis and buses are available to complete your journey. Hornbeam Park station is located about 1.5 miles from the location, but there are no taxis available at Hornbeam Park station without pre-booking.

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.

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 or just having a friendly chat they are there to assist 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 our 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

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