We had the most MAGICAL and heart warming time welcoming young visitors to the cafe to meet SIGNING SANTA
Santa wanted to make Christmas extra special for our guests and so practiced his Makaton signing with the help of his signing elf (who when she isn’t assisting the rest of the elves in the North Pole is also a Regional Makaton Tutor)
We really wanted to make sure that this Christmassy experience was as inclusive as possible.
Our little visitors had fun making Magical Reindeer Food
Decorating their own Hot chocolate to enjoy with a cookie
They all got to meet, talk and sign with Santa and then enjoyed a reading of ‘twas the night before Christmas ‘ where we didn’t hear a pin drop!
Unfortunately, we made the decision to cancel this Saturday’s session, due to new Covid measures, however everybody still had an exciting delivery to their door by ones of Santa’s helpers AND a video of the big man SIGNING to those he didn’t get to see!
A huge THANK YOU to our volunteers and Rotary Club of Newton Abbot you know who you are
Here are some wonderful photos kindly shared by some families which capture some of the festive magic
We hope to run more Signing Santa sessions next Christmas.
We thoroughly loved being able to provide this relaxed opportunity to children within Newton Abbot.