Amanda’a Action Club, Royal Trinity Hospice Outdoor Cinema and other summer fun: Your What’s On guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 14th July 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

Welcome to your weekly What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! 

This is it.  You made it.  Summer holidays are here – if not today, then tomorrow.  The plays, the concerts, the fairs and fetes are all done.  The end of term, end of year and for many, end of a particular nursery or school, has arrived.  Time to kick back, relax and soak up the summer.  Or time to get busy with the children or for the children to get busy having lots of summer fun.  And there’s plenty of it around.  So if you’re up, up and away, have a fab time, but if you’re here, here to stay, you’ll be hard pressed not to find a whole heap of fun right here on your doorstep. Our calendar is full to brimming with inspiration for starters. (click here)

If you’re on the move, make good use of our property section which has all the homes for sale and to rent in the area with all the usual search criteria plus school catchment distances, so you can hone in your search on the area around the primary school you have in mind. (click here)


Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week 



For sale with Portico is a one-bedroom flat in a Victorian conversion just a short walk from Abbeville Village and Clapham Common, with open plan living space with sash windows and wooden floors, and off-street parking …click here for more details

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom family house near to both Clapham Common and Clapham Junction, completely renovated to an extremely high standard with classic details and contemporary finishes and including a cellar converted to utility room and storage space. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom large, extended family house on a popular street near to Northcote Road and Wandsworth Common, set over four floors and stretching to over 2200 sqft with no onward chain. …click here for more details

Available to rent with Hamptons International is a 5-bedroom family house set on the sought after Heaver Estate, with a light and airy feel throughout and a wonderful south-facing private garden. …click here for more details


Summer fun in all its guises – let the good times roll!  

Actors Alive Summer Workshop at Omnibus in Clapham Old Town is for children aged 5 to 7 where they’ll spend three mornings working on The Sandman by Hans Christian Anderson, looking at how we tell stories on stage and breathe life into the world of a play.  This could just be the start of a love of the stage! …click here for more details

Polka Theatre in Wimbledon has a multi-sensory drama workshop, Summer Senses, for little ones aged 3 to 5 later on in July.  Celebrate summer while exploring the many sounds and colours of the season – sounds blissful, can I come?! …click here for more details

Champs Junior Fitness is a club for 8 to 12 year olds in Clapham North run by a former professional boxer and national champion who also happens to be a dad of three, so he’ll have your children having a great fun, fit time with a great sense of dedication and discipline. …click here for more details

Sport in the Park is a four-day sports and entertainment extravaganza in Battersea Park’s Millennium Arena.  Take on challenges from high ropes and the Army assault course and enjoy the general entertainment, musical activities, workshops and even career advice for the older of the children. …click here for more details

A Family Summer Festival gets started in Canary Wharf this weekend with other dates over the next few weeks.  It’s a free (love that word!) summer celebration (love that word too!) of outdoor music, dance, song and theatre performances for all the family to soak up and enjoy. …click here for more details

Amanda’s Action Club will be filling the air with music and laughter on Wandsworth Common this summer.  Outdoors when the sun shines or indoors at Skylark when it doesn’t, so the fun goes on whatever the weather.  Older siblings welcome to join in and pay as you go options too.   What are you waiting for!? …click here for more details

There’s still time to climb every mountain, ford every stream, on the Camp Suisse Session Three summer camp in the Swiss Alps.  Your 7 to 17 year old will have the time of their lives taking on all sorts of fun and outward bound activities in the fresh mountain air, while getting to grips with a new language too.  …click here for more details.  And we’ve got a great deal for you of 20% off July and August camps, so take a look and get packing!…click here for more details


Not just your little ones’ diaries, but yours too..

It’s been running for 30 years and is one of the best comedy clubs in town right here in Balham!  Banana Cabaret is still the much respected springboard for new and emerging comedians as well as long-established artists.  A Saturday night with a difference and after you’ve laughed your head off, tables are moved aside and you can dance your shoes off until the early hours! …click here for more details

There’s no place like home.  Apart from when there’s an Outdoor Cinema at Royal Trinity Hospice!  Next Thursday sees The Wizard of Oz playing out on a screen in this spectacular Clapham Old Town garden, with a licensed bar and snack stalls on hand and the film starting shortly after sunset.  Glittery red shoes at the ready! …click here for more details

So this one’s mildly exciting (to put it mildly).  In Conversation with… Greta Scacchiis on at Clapham Old Town’s Omnibus soon.  Novelist and critic Peter Gutteridge will interview her, delving into the actor’s career and looking back at some of the highlights, including Heat and Dust, White Mischief and War & Peace.  …click here for more details

The Little Gym Wandsworth & Fulham is already looking ahead to the new term and bookings are now open for their classes starting in September. If you cartwheel into action fast, you’ll get a lovely 5% off the term’s fees (why, thank you).  You know what they say about the early bird – gets all the fun, tumbling and spinning on their new adventure! …click here for more details

If you’re interested in finding out more about baby signing, there’s an Introductory Sing and Sign Workshop this weekend on Clapham Common Northside, where you’ll see an hour’s class in action with the opportunity for a coffee and a chat either side. …click here for more details

There’s a full day First Aid for Life Paediatric First Aid course in Balham this Saturday which covers the full Ofsted syllabus, so whether you work in childcare, intend to do so, or are a parent or grandparent who feels they’d like to be better armed with how to help in an emergency or how to spot the early signs of serious illness, this is for you. …click here for more details

Summer seems like the perfect time to get to grips with Zumba.  Lots of weekly daytime and evening options for classes held at The Bedford.  You get fit, you get to dance, you get to throw some shapes to some funky music.  Just play that funky music loud, boy!…click here for more details 

A series of Open Air Film Screenings in both Tooting Park and Wandsworth Park got underway last night, with Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on this very evening.  Bueller?  Bueller?  More to come later this month, so don’t fret if you can’t make it to the flicks under the stars this week! …click here for more details


And finally…

We’ve got a whole new batch of exclusive offers and competitions for you.  Win family tickets to Splash Fest in Battersea Park, Horrible Histories at Live at Wimbledon Park,London Fashion Weekend (not family tickets here, but two lovely Silver ones!) plus lots of great offers including holiday discounts with Mark Warner, 20% off nursery fees at Playtime nurseries, 25% off your first order with Jane Plan and five Summer Camps for the price of 4 at The Little Gym. (click here)


That’s it.  Keep this link close at hand for your next bright idea, and have fun! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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