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Botanic Gardens and Cambridge Junction get ready for Disabled Access Day events


By Ben Comber


Botanic Gardens Lake. Picture: Howard Rice
Botanic Gardens Lake. Picture: Howard Rice

A weekend of events start on Friday, March 10.

Now in its thrid year, Disabled Access Day aims to encourage disabled people, their families and friends to choose new places to visit and to gain confidence in accessing unfamiliar venues that have piqued their curiosity.

Events this year take place on Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March.

Disabled Access Day founder Paul Ralph said: ““We are really excited that Disabled Access Day is growing even stronger in its third year running. With events up and down the country and further afield, including events in Flanders and Iceland! We want organisations and venues who have good accessibility to continue and chat with disabled people, their friends and family, we see the weekend as a perfect opportunity to do so. We encourage disabled people and their friends to join that celebration by visiting a new place and trying something new!”

Cambridge University Botanic Garden: Camsight tour for blind and partially sighted visitors

• In conjunction with Camsight. Garden Guides and Camsight volunteers will show you the most enjoyable aspects of the Garden in this season, and we will also be listening out for birds and learning to identify them by their calls. The tour lasts roughly one hour.

• The tour is free but must be booked in advance by telephoning 01223 336265. Lines are open Mon to Fri, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm.

• We welcome guide/registered assistance dogs in the Garden.

• For more information about accessibility, including how to pre-book mobility buggies, please visit our website, at the link below.

• We look forward very much to welcoming you on the day.

• https://www.euansguide.com/venues/cambridge-university-botanic-garden-cambridge-5224

Cambridge Junction

• https://www.euansguide.com/venues/cambridge-junction-cambridge-754/events#page-content



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