Balham Comedy Festival, Get Active Wandsworth Festival and a round-up of summer fun: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 29th June 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

‘Tis the season to make merry at one fair or another.  Whether Glasto is your thing and you’re reacclimatising to life back in a comfy bed, or you like a community-spirited local fair just down the road with balloons and bunting galore, then you’ll be loving all that’s on offer right now.  Read all about it on our up-to-the-minute calendar of goings-on (read more).

On the move?  Check out our property pages which we bring to you with PrimeLocation and four local estate agents. You’ll find homes to buy and to rent and school catchments all mapped out, plus distance from school gate to new front door (read more).


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



For sale with Portico is a 3-bedroom house in a great location between Clapham Common and Lavender Hill, modern and stylish throughout with open and airy rooms ideal for entertaining and a good-sized back garden (read more).

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 6-bedroom semi-detached family home with off-street parking in the Toast Rack just off Wandsworth Common, with excellent living space of over 2800 sqft including a spacious kitchen/breakfast room opening onto a large garden (read more). 

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom family house in a period property near to both Brixton and Herne Hill, refurbished to a high standard throughout and arranged over four floors offering great flexibility, and a landscaped garden (read more).

For sale with Hamptons International is a 3-bedroom house just off Lavender Hill and close to Clapham Junction and all its amenities, packed with quirky charm and natural light thanks to a dual aspect and high ceilings (read more). 


Something new, something blue, something for them, something for you

The Balham Comedy Festival is ON.  Acts you’ll know, acts you won’t know, all there for your side-splitting entertainment until 8th July (read more).

It’s the High View Primary Summer Fair on Saturday and it promises to be their biggest and best yet.  Go see how they throw a party! (read more)

And a short hop, skip and a jump over, it’s the Honeywell Summer Fete on Saturday too.  All welcome for all the fun of the fair! (read more)

Ahoy there me hearties!  Then put down anchor at the Telferscot Primary School Summer Fair with more than 40 stalls and a treasure chest of a pirate theme running through it… (read more).

Queen’s School Kew are holding their Summer Fair this weekend too with food and fun on offer including Bubble Football and Beat the Goalie (read more).

It’s the WenLin Chinese School Garden Party at Chestnut Grove on Saturday evening with live music and a Kung Fu show.  The Karate Kid comes to Balham! (read more)

Young triathletes aged from 8 up to 19 will be taking on the challenge of the award-winning Trinity Triathlon on Sunday, now in its seventh year of swimming, cycling and running (read more).

New shoes? CeCe & Me children’s shoe fitting service will be popping up at Skylark on Wandsworth Common next week and there’s a sale on… (read more).

Ever fancied salsa?  Shimmy your way over to Battersea Spanish on Lavender Hill today or next week for an all-levels adults’ Salsa Taster Class.  They do Flamenco too – olé! (read more)

Lady Berry Cupcakes is running a Baby Shower Cupcakes class with some of the cutest designs you’ve ever seen. Baby swaddled in quilted blankets in sugar icing, anyone!? (read more)

Monday’s History of Art Talk at Fresh Ground explores why there are so few women artists in our museums and galleries and will look at their rise from fleeting glimpses in the early renaissance to the present day (read more).

Go and see the traditional crafts of reupholstery, French polishing, cabinet restoration, caning, rushing and gilding at the E & A Wates’ Craft Workshop Tour this weekend (read more).

Stilettos to Strollers run Hypnobirthing courses in the comfort of your own home, Twickeham way, to help you have a hopefully calm and controlled labour (read more).

There’s a parenting workshop in Southside next week looking at Tears, Trials and Tantrums and the science behind early behaviour (read more).

Don’t miss the Free Education Talk for Parents by JK Educate at Omnibus next week.  Should you be tutoring and is your child reaching his or her full potential? (read more)

Need help with your colours? What hue of blue?  Head to the Colour Your Home Paint Workshop with Little Greene next week – there’s a session by day and another by night which should have most of you (and your walls) covered! (read more)

First Aid for Life is holding one of its full day Ofsted-approved First Aid courses where you’ll learn the skills to feel empowered should ever the need arise.  Calling all mums, dads, grans, grandads, nannies, au-pairs, teachers and more (read more).


Make it a Super Summer – here’s what’s on (quick-fire stylie)! 

The Get Active Wandsworth Festival hits King George’s Park in mid-July with sport and activity to inspire one and all.  Friendly, fun and free – take the family along for an action-packed afternoon (read more).

Sparks are running their Summer Film Shoot at Broomwood Hall School.  Make a movie in five days if you’re 7 up to 18! (read more)

Football At Burntwood runs every morning for four weeks for boys and girls aged 4 up to 11 (read more).

Open Air Fit are back in action with their Summer Holiday Multi-Sport Kids Camps up on Wandsworth Common (read more).

Louise Gillard Art is running Adventures in Colour over several sessions for those aged 7 and up (read more).

Cheeky Kitchen Cookery Sessions for little ones are running over the sizzling summer (read more).

Camp Suisse has four summer camps under the big blue skies of the Swiss Alps for those aged from 7-17 to have the week (or two) of their lives (read more).

Role Models Confidence & Resilience Courses are on in both Wimbledon and Pimlico (read more).

And Role Models also runs Special Needs Summer Camps in Regents Park, Southfields and Richmond (read more).

Get those creative juices flowing at the Yellowbird Education Creative Writing Workshop over in Parsons Green (read more).

Under the Sea Summer Camp is in Twickenham for those aged 2 up to 5 to have adventures in storytelling (read more).

Spend the summer en francais at the Et Patati Patata 100% French Summer Day Camps in Fulham (read more).

The Avenue Cookery School runs regular Off to Uni Cookery Courses for those about to fly the nest.  No need for baked beans (not every day, anyway) (read more).

Miniversity Summer Camp offers computer-based fun for 5-12 year olds wanting to try their hands at various careers (read more).

Little Voices are putting on a show and it’s Beauty & The Beast over four days of singing, dancing and acting with an early bird discount if you’re quick! (read more)

Lavender Leonardo’s Summer Art Workshops are on most weeks of the holidays for budding artists (read more). , with Printmaking & Mixed Media Workshops for those aged 9 and up (read more).

The Train Station on Jaggard Way is holding an Emerging Athlete Summer Programme for 7 year olds and beyond (read more).

Eddie Catz are holding Moana-inspired Tropical Summer Workshops with Dance Grooves and lots of other goings-on at each of their three soft-play venues (read more).

Let’s Act will be putting on a show or two in Clapham for those who love to sing, dance and tread the boards (read more).

Ninja Kids Martial Arts Summer Camp will be out in the open air of Wandsworth Common (read more).

Summer Holidays SW Sports Camps will be up by the old Bowling Green Café for much of the summer (read more).

Holiday Football with Folu & Ben will be up on Clapham Common too for primary school-aged children (read more).

The Happy Potter will have those aged 6 and up whipping up some summer creations at Broomwood Hall Upper School (read more).

Youngstars Summer Holiday Camps will keep 3 to 10 year olds busily entertained with sport and craft (read more).

Swimway is making a splash with their Summer Holiday Crash Courses at private pools around the neighbourhood (read more).

Running Start Summer Camp on Wandsworth Common and in Battersea Park will teach them how to run even better and faster (read more).

The Fairytree House on Webbs Road has plenty of summer fun planned for little fairies, elves, mermaids and unicorns.  Magical! (read more)


Wow – what a summer ahead.  That’s it for this week – happy planning! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team 


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