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Proud to be Age & Family Friendly

darts (Doncaster Community Arts) and The Point meet national Standards to ensure we are as accessible as possible

darts (Doncaster Community Arts) and its venue, The Point, are proud to meet the national standards to ensure that we are both Family Friendly and Age Friendly. This means that we work hard to provide a welcoming and positive experience for all visitors, regardless of their age.

The two sets of national Standards have been developed by The Family Arts Campaign – a large scale, national collaborative programme led by the visual and performing arts sectors to increase levels of arts engagement by families. This Campaign is primarily aimed at increasing and broadening audiences and participants.

The Age-Friendly Standards provide specific guidance on welcoming older generations. Displaying the logo affirms that darts has considered the often more complex needs of older visitors – our programmes like Singing for Memory and Dance Activator are designed in response to the Age Friendly Standards and associated Guidance and we will do everything possible to ensure we meet the needs of those who wish to participate.

The Family Arts Standards are designed to help families know what they should expect from an arts organisation that displays the Family Arts Standards logo. They cover the basic considerations for families visiting any type of arts experience. darts provides an annual and varied programme of high quality activity for children and young people of all abilities both at The Point and in a range of community settings.

If you have any feedback at all about our programmes or venue, or can suggest ways that we can improve, we would love to hear from you – contact reception on 01302 341662.


The Point is the only Makaton Friendly venue in Doncaster. Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order.

We are one of six Doncaster venues with a Changing Place. The Changing Place Campaign supports the quarter of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people.

The majority of our staff are Dementia Friends trained and we are a Breastfeeding Friendly venue!


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