Out and about

  • Culzean: Makaton castle

    We embarked upon our Makaton adventure in the summer of 2015, when we attended a Taster session with a Makaton Regional Tutor. It soon became clear that there was a lot to learn and we were eager to provide a better service to our visitors with communication difficulties.

    More...
    On 11 Apr 2016 / By Elena T
    Out and about
  • Coventry Transport Museum

    The museum had a huge £9.5 million makeover in 2015, and we worked with lots of local community groups to make it a fun, friendly and exciting place to visit. One of the key ideas from our work together was to add Makaton signing and symbols to the museum.

    More...
    On 05 Apr 2016 / By Laura M
    Out and about
  • Sassy Choir

    When Sassy Choir members sign, they are singing, talking, and expressing their personalities in addition to their feelings – all with their hands. So with Sassy, you get a double whammy of communication and pleasure!

    More...
    On 26 Feb 2016 / By Sharon Parnell
    Out and about
  • Donkey HQ

    Staff and children signing 'donkey' standing next to a donkey

    You can’t easily walk through the doors of the Donkey Assisted Therapy Centre without either being greeted by a donkey braying, or seeing the Makaton symbols and signs leading through the play area, into the riding arena, and out to the sensory trail ride beyond...

    More...
    On 25 Nov 2015 / By Lauriel Woodley
    Out and about
  • A Makaton Choir

    Friendships were flourishing where they hadn't been before, non-verbal members were actively starting to engage with their verbal peers, and the group were using signs with each other spontaneously. It was amazing! And so Riversigners were born...

    More...
    On 25 Sep 2015 / By Julie M
    Out and about
  • Marwell Zoo

    Marwell Zoo road sign, showing a silhouette of a deer on a hand print

    Marwell Zoo near Winchester has become the first zoo to gain a Makaton Friendly award. With around half a million visitors and over 40,000 school children they aim to make sure every one of them has an amazing experience...

    More...
    On 29 Jun 2015 / By Steve G
    Out and about
  • Makaton Folk

    Folk Night

    Singing with Makaton signs is a beautiful and captivating thing to watch. I've tested out a few of the songs at various folk events, and the reaction I've had from the audience has been humbling...

    More...
    On 22 Apr 2015 / By Cat Kelly
    Out and about
  • Communication Funday

    A customer shows a staff member a symbol while she signs chocolate

    Local Tutor Laura recently took a group of people from Condover College Limited to The Communication Friendly Funday at the Makaton Friendly Links Café.

    More...
    On 24 Nov 2014 / By Laura C
    Out and about
  • It started with Play School

    Carol Chell

    Carol Chell, much loved children’s TV presenter, recently took part in the BBC’s Pointless programme.  We are thrilled that Carol decided to nominate The Makaton Charity as her chosen charity.  We asked her to share her Makaton story...

    More...
    On 21 Oct 2014 / By Carol Chell
    Out and about
  • Makaton at CBeebies Land

    Justin Fletcher with CBeebies stars

    We were very excited to be invited to Alton Towers Resort to have a preview of the new Something Special Sensory Garden which is part of the new CBeebies Land attraction. How could we say no?!

    More...
    On 28 May 2014 / By Nickie Wren
    Out and about