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A free inclusive arts festival for families

We are committed to making sure our IncludFEST events are as accessible as possible.

If you have any questions about accessibility please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 0191 384 0728 or emailing


Alternative Format Information

All information about IncludFEST events is available as a word document upon request.

Programme / Activity Descriptions

We have bespoke descriptions about all of our activities grouped by key words: WATCH IT, DO IT, MAKE IT. You can find these descriptions here 

Accessible Parking – reserve a place

On Saturday 28 July Wharton Park car park will be closed until 10am and will then only be open to Blue Badge holders OR those who have contacted us directly with a Parking Request (submit a parking request here -
Once the car park is full Blue Badge holders can access the car park as a pick up and drop off point only.
Free car parking is available throughout the day at County Hall car park DH1 5UL.
For information on access across Wharton Park explore the Access Guide at here -



At all of our events we have an IncludFEST HUB which is always staffed where you can come with any query or question. The IncludFEST Hub is marked by a tall 4metre flag with the word IncludFEST on.


There is always an accessible toilet available for use on site. At Wharton Park (IncludFEST Durham) we will also have a Mobiloo on site - the mobile toilet with hoist and changing table. Please bring your own sling if you wish to use the hoist.


Quiet Space

Depending on the location there are lots of options if a moment of quiet time is required. At our event in Durham as well as quiet spaces throughout the park, we will also have a dedicted area marked out to ensure quiet space is available. 

Medical services

North East Medical Services are in attendance all day and their location is marked on our event maps handed out on the day.

In the event of a medical emergency please alert our staff so that the on site first response team can get to you as soon as possible. If an emergency services vehicle needs to come on site, medical services and security teams will work together to get a crew to the right part of site by the best route.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are welcome on site.

Hearing impairments

We provide a BSL interpreter who is available to help throughout the day. 

Any questions, problems or concerns

You can contact us ahead of our events regading any questions or concerns.

Email or call 0191 384 0728 and ask to speak with Martin Wilson (Event Director).