By Zjan Shirinian

Last year's National Paralympic Day was the first to be held and celebrated the first anniversary of the London 2012 Games ©Getty Images for BPAGreat Britain's National Paralympic Day is spreading its wings to the English cities of Birmingham and Liverpool for a bumper day of activities.

August 30 will see the cities joining London and Glasgow in hosting free events that will allow people to try out a Paralympic sport.

Discus thrower Dan Greaves, winner of one gold, two silver and one bronze across four Paralympic Games, is encouraging people to make their way to Birmingham's Centenary Square on the day.

"One of the best things about London [2012] was the way in which we could show people what Paralympians were capable of achieving and how hard they train to achieve their dreams on the world stage," said Greaves.

"Birmingham is a city of sports fans and everyone did a great job of supporting ParalympicsGB at London 2012 and Sochi 2014.

"I would really encourage people to come along on August 30 with their friends and family to see what is going on, learn more about Paralympic sport and maybe try a few things which will give them more of an idea of what it's like to compete as an elite Paralympic athlete."

Dan Greaves wants people to visit Birmingham's Centenary Square on August 30 to learn more about Paralympic sport ©Getty ImagesDan Greaves wants people to visit Birmingham's Centenary Square on August 30 to learn more about Paralympic sport ©Getty Images

Liverpool will host its free activities at Chavasse Park.

Both cities will lay on events from 11am to 5pm British Summer Time.

There will be meet and greet opportunities with Paralympians, while question and answer sessions will give people the chance to pick the brains of some of the country's best athletes.

National Paralympic Day, the second to be held after last year's inaugural event, is coming to Birmingham and Liverpool through the support of Spirit of 2012, which was set up to keep alive the legacy of the Games.

Glasgow will celebrate National Paralympic Day with a winter sport focus, while the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London will see the Day join up with The Liberty Festival to showcase the finest talent in disability sport and arts, including the return of British Paralympic swimmers to compete in the Aquatics Centre for the first time since London 2012.

Tim Hollingsworth, chief executive of the British Paralympic Association, said: "I'm delighted that we have been able to build on the fantastic success of last year's inaugural event and increase the opportunities for people to get involved with National Paralympic Day by taking the celebrations to Birmingham and Liverpool."