Bonfire Night, STREAM 2016 and Skylark’s Teatime Disco: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 3rd November 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Halloween is done, the webs have come down, the pumpkins are all burnt out (I know the feeling), and now we’re onto Bonfire Night!  Wrap up warm, get stuck into a toffee apple and practise your oohs, aahhs. If you’re thinking fireworks or simply looking for other bright ideas, you’ll find them in our constantly updating What’s On calendar. (click here)

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Time to trip the light fantastic!

Wimbledon Park Fireworks are on this very night, with an earlier ‘Magic’ display for young children and the ‘All Around the World’ show a little later on. It’s set to music – wonder if ELO are involved… …click here for more details

Head to Orleans House Gallery for their Light Festival this evening.  Admire a willow lantern display, follow a light trail through the woods and have a go at light festival art activities. …click here for more details

The famous Battersea Park Fireworks are on this Saturday, set to music made by ‘Legends’, and you must get your tickets in advance. You have been warned – don’t miss out or you’ll be oohing and aahhing for all the wrong reasons! …click here for more details

Alternatively, head to Morden Park Fireworks for the two Musical Fireworks Displays set to music just like Wimbledon, but this time set in a natural bowl for an even better view! …click here for more details

And take a few minutes to read this brilliant piece about Bonfire Night and firework safety and first aid from our friends at First Aid for Life.  It could be 5 minutes of your time extremely well spent. …click here for more details


Family fun – entertainment for you all

Toast Rack Bakery on Trinity Road near Wandsworth Common is holding regular Tuesday morning meet-ups for new mums, with a free pastry to get your day off to a great start! …click here for more details

Call in at Family Explorers, a regular Thursday drop-in session for under 5s and their grown-ups at the OSO in Barnes, with songs, stories and a different art and craft theme each time, plus free entry to the soft play room all morning.  Bliss. …click here for more details

Don’t forget that Skylark’s Teatime Disco is back on Fridays as the nights draw in.  What better way to celebrate the end of the school week than by heading to the common to strut your stuff?  I can’t think of any. …click here for more details

Here’s a date for the family diary.  It’s the Hamley’s Toy Parade on Regents Street later this month, a day-long jamboree of music, merriment and many a favourite character from Lego’s Ninjago to the Teletubbies, Barbie and beyond, with Basil Brush hosting! …click here for more details


Pregnancy, running, reading – perhaps not all at the same time…

A reminder that it’s National Fertility Awareness Week, so have launched a campaign, ‘Let’s Talk about Fertility’ to encourage people to share their stories and talk more openly about their experiences. Join the conversation by visiting the website and sharing your story. …click here for more details

Love books?  You’ll love STREAM 2016, the annual book festival being held at Streatham & Clapham High again this year and it’s on Saturday! You’ll find readings, authors, workshops and words, words, wonderful words.  If you and yours love a story or love to write, this is for you. …click here for more details

Lucky enough to have got a place in next year’s London Marathon?!  If so, then there’s a Marathon Running Workshop in Battersea Park. Pick up on your strengths and weaknesses as well as some top running techniques and targets. …click here for more details

There’s a new weekly course of Happy Birthday Baby Hypnobirthing starting in Tooting Bec next week, to help you prepare for and look forward to the birth in a positive frame of mind. …click here for more details

Seize the day and book that First Aid for Life course you’ve been meaning to do. In Balham and Ofsted approved, it’s ideal for nannies or those working with children, but just as crucial for parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles and beyond. …click here for more details 

It’s time for another Wimbledon Art Studios’ Open Weekend soon, a vibrant hub of contemporary art to enjoy and buy as well as a host of great art activities, street food and bars. Think Christmas presents! …click here for more details


Thinking schools?  A few diary dates for you… 

The Independent Schools Show in Battersea Park is almost here, so book your free tickets in advance and head to the world’s biggest open day with over 200 schools, lots of Heads, teachers and education gurus all in one place! …click here for more details

Teatime Tutors Mock Exams run in November and offer exam condition practice in all the main subjects. …click here for more details

Cumnor House School for Boys …click here for more details

Dulwich College Junior School Open Afternoon …click here for more details

Mosaic Jewish Primary School Open Day …click here for more details

Southmead Primary School Reception Open Day …click here for more details

Streatham & Clapham High School Open Morning …click here for more details

Sydenham High Junior School Reception Taster Day …click here for more details

The Roche School Open Event …click here for more details

Whitgift Open Afternoons …click here for more details



That’s it.  Have fun and Happy Bonfire Night! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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