special events for families
We love to put on special events for Doncaster families
We are passionate in our belief that children and young people with disabilities should have the same – if not better –opportunities as everyone else. We found that the young people we work with in special schools feel that there are barriers to accessing festivals – not only practical and financial barriers, but also a lack of confidence and not knowing what to expect.
In 2018 we ran our first ever #PointFEST – a vibrant festival for family members of all ages and abilities. It was a huge success and we received so much positive feedback from families who felt safe and welcomed in the building, as well as having a brilliant time together.
2019’s Superhero themed event saw our audience almost double with over 500 people getting stuck into two sell-out family raves and masses of creative activity. Professional artists and musicians delivered a dazzling array of high quality, inclusive and accessible family arts activities in a venue that is friendly, welcoming, accessible and safe.
The event allows families to try out new activities, make new friends and build their confidence in experiencing new things. It also means that they feel connected to The Point as a town centre public building and can return in their own time to visit the café and gallery or use the facilities.
We are always looking for sponsorship and volunteers for our #PointFEST events – contact us for more information.
Read about our 2019 event here.
Read about our 2018 event here.
Family Fun Days and other events
We often launch a family focused exhibition with a Family Fun Day. This is a fantastic opportunity for families to enjoy artist-led or self-facilitated creative activity linked to a new exhibition.
Read more here about our Microbes exhibition Family Fun Day.
In 2019 we partnered with Cast to run a Great Get Together event in Nigel Gresley Square open to all families. This was a lovely event with plenty of food, fun and creative engagement. Read more about it here.