Young superheroes invited to let their hair down at fun day at The Point in Doncaster

Young superheroes are invited to gather for a free family fun day at The point in Doncaster on May 25 and to dress up for the occasion.

By Nigel Booth
Wednesday, 24 April, 2019, 15:24
PointFest will take place at The Point in Doncaster in 2019

Following on from the success of last year’s event, this year #PointFEST at S Parade is aiming for the skies with a superhero theme during a day packed with creative activities and live music.

Fancy dress is encouraged, so whether you’re feeling heroic or villainous, be sure to don your cape or grab your costume, as organisers want to see Doncaster’s mightiest assemble. There will be a fancy dress competition on the day with some great prizes to be won.

There’s plenty to enjoy in the line-up, including a face painter, DJ, a family rave and art activities. The doors will open at 11am and the event finishes at 3pm. Families are encouraged to drop into activity on the day and you can also pre-book a half hour slot at the family rave through darts’ Eventbrite pages (or through the What’s On pages of www.thepoint.org.uk).

The build up to the festival itself includes more than  30 workshops with three  Schools where artist, Dan Jones and school pupils have been making hundreds of colourful plasticine superhero heads to be displayed in the gallery on the day. Textile artist, Karen Hall, led a flag making workshop on Thursday April 25 at The Point where families were creating their own superhero family flag to be flown at #PointFEST. Pupils from special schools have also been busy making music and art that will be showcased on the day. 

If you would like to volunteer at this year’s event, organisers would love to hear from you. For more information and an informal chat, contact Sophie Regan – sregan@thepoint.org.uk.

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This year’s event has been sponsored by Keepmoat Homes. The Point has full disabled access (lifts available to all levels in the building) including disabled toilets and a changing place facility.

Staff have Makaton Friend and Dementia Friend training, and the building is breastfeeding f riendly and has baby changing facilities.