Welcome to your weekly What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!
It’s hard to believe we’re nudging into August already. Time flies when you’re (run off your feet, making packed lunches daily, entertaining children, family, friends, ferrying little ones from one club or playdate to another) having fun. There is a certain joy to being around here in August though. Quieter roads, neighbours, shops, life in general. Make the most of the change in pace and if you’re looking for an entertainment fix, inspiration is but a click away (read more).
Considering a move? We have homes for sale and to rent in the area with school catchment distances and maps, so if education, education, education is on your agenda, this is the place to start your house hunt (read more).
Check out these homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week
For rent with Hamptons International is a 4-bedroom family house on a tree-lined road off Lavender Hill, with a stunning interior including a bespoke Roundhouse kitchen and a private garden (read more).
For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom family house situated on one of the most prestigious roads ‘Between the Commons’, whilst boasting superb proportions, a tremendous sense of space and plenty of original features there is still a huge amount of potential to further extend this grand Victorian property (read more).
For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom family house set ‘Between the Commons’ and just off Northcote Road and Wandsworth Common, which comes to the market chain-free and with the potential to extend (read more).
For sale with Portico is a 3-bedroom flat in a spacious Victorian conversion, with large sash windows and plenty of natural light just minutes from central Balham with all its shops, bars, restaurants and transport links (read more).
What to do? What not to do! So much choice…
The Battersea Summer Scheme returns again this year with Sport in the Park in Battersea Park next week. Open to young people from across the borough aged 8 up to 16, for just £1 a day they’ll find everything from judo, dance and archery to a climbing wall, high ropes and even amazing birds of prey! (read more)
Your local library has set a Summer Reading Challenge: Animal Agents. Read six books this holidays and solve mysteries along the way, culminating in a shiny medal and a certificate to make them proud (read more).
At Revealed – Artefacts of the Wandle at Wandsworth Town Library this afternoon, you’ll see what pre-historic finds have been made and you can even take your own garden archaeological finds with you to show the experts! (read more)
CineMine presents My Life as a Courgette at the East Dulwich Picturehouse next week, an Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature and right up any little one’s street. Not just the movie but fun, games, arts and crafts too (read more).
Printmaking & Mixed Media Workshops for those aged 9 and up are on each weekday afternoon at Lavender Leonardo’s, a great chance to try something a bit different and expand their skills (read more).
Eddie Catz are holding a Funky Monkey Keyboard Workshop tomorrow in Putney, the ideal moment for children to try their hands at the ivories with art and musical-based activities in the mix too (read more).
There’s another Cheeky Kitchen Cookery Session for little ones to get to grips with fresh ingredients and tuck into some healthy food (all in somebody else’s kitchen – yay!) (read more).
The Little Gym sessions continue for any little (or big) bundles of energy from 3 up to 12. Three hour drop-in sessions available, no minimum days. Need some time to yourself? Here it is! (read more)
Let’s Act Summer School will be putting on a show at St Luke’s next week after four fun-filled days of musical theatre preparation and production (read more).
Open Air Fit Kids continue to provide high energy fun for children from 4 up to 14 on Wandsworth Common at their Multi-Sport Kids’ Camps, with a dedicated football camp later in the holidays as well (read more).
Paint Write Now is running Creative Writing & Art Courses in Wimbledon in early August, aiming to build children’s confidence as writers through art, games, drama and music (read more).
Wend your way to SW13 for Dusty’s Wildlife Rangers at the WWT London Wetland Centre, where you’ll join the warden with your free ranger log book to record all your exciting discoveries among the water-loving creatures (read more).
Pop down to the Blackbird London showroom this Saturday to help celebrate its re-opening and the launch of a range of beautifully hand-crafted metal furniture (read more).
And don’t miss…
Heard about the Sushi at Skylark evenings but never managed to go? Or perhaps you’ve been and can’t wait for more! Well, your luck is in as there’s one planned for September, so gather your girlfriends and have a night out with sushi, cocktails, mini-manicures and wall-to-wall me-time (read more).
Take a moment to check out our latest NappyValleyNet exclusive offers and competitions. We’ve got a two-week supply of wonky veg box OddBox up for grabs, as well as £100 to spend at John Lewis from Simply Loft and an amazing dinner for two at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester thanks to Roundhouse. Plus temptation in the form of 30% off a Turquoise holiday in Mauritius with a top football camp for the children thrown in (you know you want to), no registration fee or deposit at Abacus Ark Nurseries when you sign up in August, or a six-bottle case of English sparkling wine thanks to Ayrton. Cheers! (read more)
That’s it. Whatever you’re doing, wherever you are, hope you’re having a happy holidays! (click here)
Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team