Campaign for Disability Awareness to visit Dartmoor Zoo on 17th June 2016

Monday 13th June 2016 at 5:00pm by Rachel Franklin

It has become a tradition of Dartmoor Zoo to take part in Dream Night at the Zoo every year, opening up the Zoo to children with chronic or life limiting illness and their families free of charge after hours.

This year’s Dream Night is on 17th June and children from charities such as Dame Hannah Rodgers Trust and Little Harbour Children’s Hospice will be coming along for a special night where they will be very spoilt with great entertainment and activities from some amazing local companies and organisations such as a live music and disco from Fun Machine Disco, magic from Mark’s Magic, science shows, displays by Westcountry Falconry, Devon Vintage Car Club and police cars, ambulances and fire engines who have joined us to help us put on this incredible event and make it a true night to remember.

To help raise awareness of disabilities Sharon Tiday from Campaign for Disability Awareness will be coming up to the Zoo to display a ‘Step into my Shoes’ workshop stall. The idea behind this is to change society’s perceptions towards people with disabilities. They ask the public to complete various tasks whilst wearing specially created items such as visual impairment glasses and hand adaptions to give an insight into the world of disability. They have done some amazing work throughout Plymouth, going into schools and working with various organisations such as the Air Cadets.

We are very pleased to welcome Sharon for the day, and she will be at the Zoo from 10am so don’t forget to stop by on your visit!