22nd June, 2015
Wendy, one of our regular bloggers, went to Strawberry Fair on Saturday 17 June, which is held on Cambridge's Midsummer Common. She had a good time, but it is hard work getting around the event in a wheelchair....
"On Saturday my family and I went to Strawberry Fair. We had a good time but it would have been better for me as a wheelchair user if the grass had been cut and a few lumps and bumps were ironed out. It was very painful and can jar the back. It is also very hard work on the pusher!
Anyway, we had fun. The weather, although it was not sunny at first, turned out to be a lovely sunny day. Even the wind was warm. There are lots of stalls where you can buy lots of things, especially clothes which I loved. There are numerous food stalls with food from around the world. I liked the Caribbean stall, they were selling a gorgeous curry – it tasted beautiful. And of course what the whole event is about is music. There were quite a lot of stages with all kinds of live music from rap to rock much enjoyed by all.
If only the disabled toilets were more amenable and were easily accessible for a wheelchair user AND their carer, it could have been the perfect day.
It is a good place for the family to go. We have never had any trouble in all the years I have been going as a child and as a parent."
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