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The Big Event

The Big Event

Come along to The Big Event, Exeter where we will be showcasing a wide range of cars, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs), adaptations, scooters and powered wheelchairs available on the Motability Scheme.

Specialist advice from:

  • Motability Scheme advisors
  • Adaptation and WAV specialists
  • Kwikfit, RAC and RSA Motability
  • Disabled Motoring UK and Driving Mobility

You can meet our Scheme partners and experts – it’s free to attend and a great day out for the whole family!

The Big Event, Exeter offers a unique opportunity to test drive a wide range of vehicles, including standard production cars and vehicles fitted with popular driving adaptations. You can test drive both as a driver or passenger with a qualified professional driver.

The events will showcase:
  • Cars from a wide range of manufacturers
  • Adapted vehicles
  • WAVs
  • Powered wheelchairs and scooters
  • Electric Vehicle Info Hub
  • Standard production cars
  • Vehicles fitted with popular driving adaptations

Free to attend

The Big Event, Exeter is free to attend. There is no need to pre-book your place, simply turn up on the day – everyone is welcome!

The venue

The Big Event, Exeter is taking place at Westpoint. Westpoint is on one level and is fully accessible to both scooters and wheelchairs. The event has both indoor and outdoor displays.

Free parking

Designated free parking is located close to the entrances of all our events. On arrival, you will be directed to the closet available car parking spaces by our car parking stewards. Once you have parked your vehicle, car park assistants will be on hand to help you if needed. There is also an accessible car park shuttle service running from the car park to and from the main entrances.

Toilets

We provide additional fully accessible toilets along with a High Dependency Unit equipped with adult and child changing facilities within the hall.

Scooter hire

We have a number of scooters and manual wheelchairs available to borrow free of charge – these will be available to book here on Friday 28 June at 10am. All scooters and wheelchairs can be collected outside the foyer at the main entrance to the event.

All our events are autism friendly

  • Quiet / Sensory Room – Our quiet room with sensory products available to use at all our events. If you would like to access this room, please ask a member of the event team.
  • Quieter times of day – As our events can get quite busy, you may be interested in attending the events at the quieter times which are generally between 2pm and 4pm.
  • Ear defenders – We have a limited number of ear defenders available to borrow on request.
  • Loud speaker announcements – These will be kept to a minimum and are only used for emergencies. There will be planned announcements at 3:45pm onwards to let guests know the show is closing at 4pm.
  • Music – No music is played at any of our events.

We’re here to help – if you need any extra assistance on the day simply ask one of the Motability team.

Free Refreshments

On arrival at our events, you’ll be given a token that you can exchange for a free tea, coffee or soft drink. There will be a range of hot and cold food options available to purchase.

Kids zone

All our events are designed to be a fun day out for the whole family. There will be a children’s play area with free face paintingfree balloon modelling and much more. Plus, you’ll get the chance to meet the Motability Scheme mascot, Billy the Bear!

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome at Westpoint however any other dogs or pets are not allowed and will be refused entry. Please do not leave your dogs in your car while you attend our events.

Free WiFi

Free Wi-Fi is available at all our events. Just ask one of the Motability Team on the day if you can’t gain access.

More information

If you are looking for more information about all our events, why not try our Event FAQs page.

Full details are available online at https://motabilitythebigevent.co.uk/exeter/  

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Dates & Times:

Jun 28, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday Jun 28, 2024 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday Jun 29, 2024 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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