We are delighted to report that our friends at Mobiloo have been really busy this year so far and have an even busier summer ahead.
The Changing Places consortium work hard to promote the need for Changing Places toilets to be installed in all public places. There is also a huge need for mobile Changing Places to be made available at temporary open-air events like summer festivals.
Since the first mobile Changing Places was made available at the V Festival a few years ago there has been a huge increase in demand thanks to the campaigning work of many people across the UK.
The availability of temporary, mobile Changing Places is vital to ensure that people who need additional support with their personal care can attend the events that most people can take for granted.
Mobiloo have just announced new team members, lots of bookings, and a new van on order!
Over the summer Mobiloo is going to be at some really exciting new events, as well as some old favourites, so people can come along and enjoy a great day out!
On the following dates Mobiloo will be at Bournemouth or Weston-Super-Mare so contact them directly for more information.
Sunday 7th, Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 9th, Tuesday 23rd August
Dates & Venues where Mobiloo will be available elsewhere during the summer:
Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July - WOMAD
WOMAD festival is held on the last weekend of July. The line up is predominantly World Music, but Blues, Jazz, Hip hop and Rock artists also appear.
Thursday 4th August- Pitville Park, Cheltenham
Pitville Park is all set for a new generation of visitors after more than half a million pounds investment in the century old playground. At a cost of more than £500,000 the playground has been built with all children in mind and to make it as inclusive as possible.
The site features a variety of playing areas including swings and roundabouts as well as a water play area, climbing frames and tunnels.Councillor Chris Coleman, deputy deader of Cheltenham Borough Council, "Accessibility was paramount so we made sure that children of all ages were able to use the equipment and we made sure there was clear wheelchair access."
Saturday 6th August – Reading - A Different World Festival
A Different World Festival is a unique Indie/rock festival for young people and adults with any additional need. This will be held on the 6th August 2016 in Reading at Abbey Rugby Club. Our aim is to create a mini Reading festival for those that can not access the real thing. Like Reading there will be stalls, entertainment for the day, bars, food court and of course music. We now have 11 fantastic acts waiting to entertain you with a mixture of styles from indie, folk rock, rock and acoustic rock to re-create that Reading sound.
Friday 12th - Sunday 14th August - Lakefest, Eastnor Castle, Ledbury
Lakefest is a fairly new festival, which began as a music and cider festival, yet in its second year has booked big UK bands propelling it to the status of a full blown music festival.
Lakefest grew out from when Croft Farm Waterpark hosted its music and cider festival on April 9, 2011. It was attended by just over 1,500 people consuming 8,500 pints of cider. Bands included The Stages of Dan, The Roving Crows and The Wurzels. Classic West Country games like Welly Wanging and skittles were available to play with a prizes up for grabs. The feedback was so positive that planning went immediately into "Lakefest".
Monday 15th - Tuesday 16th August - Trafalgar Square
Friday 19th - Sunday 21st August - Just So Festival, Family Arts Festival, Cheshire
An annual, intimate, weekend-long camping festival for children and their families the Just So Festival provides an imaginative outdoor adventure like no other, showcasing the best art, music, literature, comedy and theatre for families in a wondrous landscape of woodland clearings, rolling parkland, arboreal amphitheatres and lakeside spots in the Rode Hall Estate, Cheshire.
Monday 22nd, Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th August - SS Great Britain, Bristol
There is so much to see at Brunel's SS Great Britain in Bristol. Be sure to head beneath the glass sea, walk the SS Great Britain's history in the Dockyard Museum and step onto the ship itself. Alive with sights, sounds and even smells, prepare to set sail on the most extraordinary time machine.
Friday 26th - Saturday 27th August - Stroud Fringe
Stroud Fringe is a free music and arts festival that takes over Stroud in Gloucestershire every August Bank Holiday. With four official stages, parades, street entertainment, creative children's' workshops and great food and drink. Independent venues all over town celebrate the festival with their own events - the town really comes alive!
Saturday 3rd September - Greenwich & Docklands National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival
A fantastic free summer festival where you can try inclusive sports and enjoy an incredible line-up of Deaf and disability arts. Enjoy live music, dance, aerial performances, film, food and more. Everyone is welcome at National Paralympic Day and Liberty Festival 2016, which has some of the most accessible and inclusive facilities in the UK.
Come and join in the excitement, just four days before the start of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Sunday 4th September - Parallel London, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Exactly four years on from the London 2012 Paralympics, take your place on the start line at the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the world’s first fully inclusive fun push/run. This event celebrates our magnificent diversity as well as what unites us. All ages. All abilities. No cut-off times. No excuses! Run it, walk it, push it or be pushed – anything goes.
And that’s not all. Mobiloo are making the most of the spectacular venue with a free family festival. They will be showcasing the very best accessible attractions and entertainment across technology, art and culture, food and drink, health and fitness and much more.