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March’s Accessible UK Events Guide

AccessAble’s Monthly Guide to Accessible UK Events and Festivals is packed with fun and interesting things to do. Whether you’re looking for wheelchair friendly tourist attractions, accessible toilet facilities or where the blue badge parking is, our Access Guides are here to help you take the chance out of going out.


St Patrick’s Day Carnival Parade and Concert

Date: 17th March

Venue: Belfast City Centre

Belfast will mark the city's St Patrick’s Day celebrations with a vibrant carnival parade and free open-air concert on Tuesday 17 March.

The streets will be awash with colour and noise from 12.30pm as the parade, themed to the environment will snake its way through the city centre. Wonder at the eye-catching floats, performers and magnificent costumes. Come along and see St Patrick, Pipe Bands, dancers and more on their colourful journey through the heart of the city.

St Patrick's Day parade

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Date: 5th – 8th March

Venue: The NEC

Crufts, the world's greatest celebration of dogs, will return to the NEC in Birmingham from 5th - 8th March 2020.
The four-day event, which attracts more than 150,000 people and over 27,000 dogs, boasts a diverse programme of dog competitions in different categories and levels, including the finale of the prestigious Friends for Life competition which recognises unsung canine heroes and a celebration of crossbreeds with the Scruffts final.

Small black dog doing agility

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Gymnastics World Cup

Date: 28th March

Venue: Arena Birmingham

Watch as top gymnasts from all over the world battle it out for a spot for their country at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. As the only Olympic qualification event in Britain, and with more gymnasts than ever before taking part, this is a must see for all gymnastics fans and sports fans, and this is your chance to fly the flag and cheer on Great Britain’s gymnasts before they fly to Tokyo.

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Cheshire Residents' Festival

Date: 30th March – 7th April

Venue: Various Venues, Cheshire

To mark English Tourism Week and celebrate all that our lovely county has to offer, residents of Cheshire can explore what’s on their doorstop for FREE for one week only!

From 18th - 25th April 2020 several fantastic attractions will be offering free and discounted entry, free tours and other exciting opportunities for local residents to discover more about the county we live in and the fantastic ‘hidden gems’ in the area.

Cheshire Countryside

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Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Date: 12th – 29th March

Venue: Various Venues, Glasgow

The Whyte & Mackay Glasgow International Comedy Festival has been bringing world-class comedy to Glasgow for over a decade, and in 2020 they're back for their 18th year! 

Top comedy stars from around the UK and beyond will be coming just to entertain you and will be complemented by the very best of home-grown Scottish talent for a comedy extravaganza that makes us Europe’s largest comedy festival.

Photo of Jimmy Carr

Photo by Steve Ullathorne

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York Restaurant Week

Date: 2nd – 8th March

Venue: Various Venues, York

York Restaurant Week is a celebration of York's vibrant food and drinks scene, organised by the York BID. This event offers fantastic savings on some of the city's best dining experiences, the perfect occasion to enjoy with friends and loved ones, support local businesses, and discover new foodie delights.

York Literature Festival

Date: 19th – 29th March

Venue: Various Venues, York

York Literature Festival is back with its annual celebration of the written and spoken word. Starting on 19 March 2020, it runs for a ten-day period packed with over 50 events featuring well-known personalities, authors, poetry, history, politics and a special day devoted to the writing of crime.

York Fashion Week

Date: 20th – 27th March

Venue: Various Venues, York

York Fashion Week is an initiative made up of local business owners, working to engage with and nurture the fashion community in York.

Eight days to celebrate creative designers, elaborate fashions, thriving high street brands and exciting independent brands and businesses. And we’re doing it with a dynamic range of events including runway shows, workshops, beauty evenings, and more.

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Remember to check back in with AccessAble’s blog next month, for more fun and interesting things to do across the UK.

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