The Trabasack team are proud to announce we’ve joined up with innovative gripping aids brand Active Hands to exhibit at Kidz in the Middle. Kidz in the Middle is the leading free exhibition dedicated to children young adults living with disabilities and their families and care teams.


The event is taking place on 27th March at the Jaguar Exhibition Hall at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. You’ll find both the Trabasack and Active Hands teams at stand A12 and a map of the exhibition layout can be found in this free downloadable show guide.

Why are we at Kidz in the Middle?

Kidz in the Middle is an exhibition that the Trabasack team has visited and enjoyed regularly. Throughout our years as visitors we’ve seen many a Trabasack in use by young adults and children at the event that it made sense for us to show off our products to those who hadn’t realised how useful they can be.


The Trabasack product range is an ideal buggy and paediatric chair tray as well as providing a handy surface when eating out, travelling or as we’ve showcased on the blog many times for sensory play at home. Our products are fully adjustable to ensure they can fit around the waist of any child and as they are clipped around your child’s body and not the wheelchair they are completely universal and can be used with any wheelchair. The design also allows them to be worn as a standard messenger bag or in many different ways and the bag compartment can be fully stocked for all you’ll need for the day.

Active Hands on the other hand are a functional gripping aid which can be worn and help ensure those living with weakened grip or poor hand function can access activities that may have been difficult before. Active Hands grips can give your child the ability to ride their first tricycle and come in sizes suitable for under 5s and children up to 10.

What else can I see at Kidz in the Middle?

The whole event is packed out with fantastic exhibitors and an activity timetable you won’t want to miss. Free seminars for medical professionals and parents who have an interest in a particular area run all day and examples including Supporting access to learning through occupational therapy and sensory integration therapy or Safer Manual Handling Children.

There is also a super fun Activity Centre to keep the kids entertained all day. Go Kids Go are there running free wheelchair skills workshops and the WDSA are also present running wheelchair dance sports and dancing sessions. There is also a fully accessible playground to ensure children with all types of disabilities can have a great time.

This short video shows the highlights of Kidz in the Middle 2013 and we’re hoping 2014 is just as memorable and is visited by many people connected to children with disabilities across the UK:

We look forward to seeing you at Kidz in the Middle 2014 next week. Please leave a comment below if you hope to come!

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