Celebrity Dusty Duck Trail at London Wetlands, The London Motor Show and free tickets to Grand Designs Live: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 27th April 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Marathon day is a good day in London town: cheering crowds and thousands of runners showing incredible grit and determination.  Many a Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman pounding the pavements.  There were even a few St Georges and the occasional dragon this year, given the date. A bit like life around here – plenty of budding superheroes zooming around (often on scooters) with Wonder Woman (or A.N.Other superhero/ine) in hot pursuit.  To help you keep up the pace – or find something altogether more relaxing to do – here’s our calendar. …click here for more details

Considering a move?  Our property pages are brought to you by PrimeLocation and four local estate agents, so you’ll find all the homes for sale and to rent in the area together with the most up-to-date primary school catchment areas thanks to Wandsworth and Lambeth councils.  …click here for more details


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



For sale with Portico is a 1-bedroom split-level studio in a Victorian semi-detached house set on a stunning tree-lined avenue in Streatham Hill, with separate kitchen and a raised bedroom area. …click here for more details

For rent with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom Grade II listed cottage on Richmond Hill, meticulously restored and modernised to a high standard and with a large south-facing garden, close to the river, shops and restaurants. …click here for more details

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom family house just off Clapham Common North Side and near to Battersea Rise and Northcote Road, built to a modern design with a Victorian facade and plenty of light and space, immaculate accommodation stretching to over 2,800 sq ft and a garden of almost 50ft. …click here for more details

For sale with Hamptons International is a 6-bedroom Victorian family house in a very sought after location with uninterrupted views over Wandsworth Common, over 3,000 sq ft and bright and spacious throughout with a full basement and scope to develop into the loft space. …click here for more details


Something for you…

MyShowcase is hosting a pop-up shop at Skylark next week to showcase the best of their award-winning beauty products.  Preen, preen, coffee, preen. Lovely. …click here for more details

There’s a New Mums’ Workshop at Southside run by two Dutch mums who just feel we could all do with a bit of a hand working out a routine for our brand new babies in those early months. …click here for more details

Don’t miss the Home & Garden Festival at Strawberry Hill House, down Twickenham way in early May.  Paint the Town Green will be there with interior designer guru, Nicky Haslam.  Go get your (wall) colours done! Use code ‘harrisonsfund’ to get 10% off the ticket price. …click here for more details

Brace yourselves girls for a Pelvic Floor and Prosecco Class on Webbs Road soon.  Get together and discuss top tips for improving your pelvic floor, core, back, and everything health after having children, all while sipping fizz! …click here for more details

Internet Safety for Children under 12 is an interactive workshop aimed at parents who want to go beyond talking about internet safety and actually implement it on their family iPads, iPods and other tech. …click here for more details.  Our very own Clare went along to one of Emily’s workshops recently and this is what she thought…(click here)

At weekly Bootybarre classes at Fresh Ground on Battersea Rise you’re invited to ‘shake your booty’ with a dance, pilates, yoga and cardio workout. Action-packed! …click here for more details

The Butterfly Pre-School is on Webbs Road and is holding an Open Day on Saturday for parents of little ones aged 2 to 5 to come along to see it for themselves, with craft activities to keep the children busy while you look and talk. …click here for more details

The Earlsfield Business Networking Event is on soon.  Join in to be part of the thriving business community with a focus on improving trade in Earlsfield with its ‘buy local’ agenda. It’s free, it’s in the pub and you’ll meet some like-minded Wandsworthians (is that even a word?). …click here for more details

If you’re over Richmond way, you might want to dust off your trainers and head down memory lane for a spot of fitness.  Were you WA, GS or GA?  Are you with me?  This is netball and it’s Netbelles who are looking for new faces to join their team! …click here for more details

Join writer Shannon Leone Fowler at Clapham Books for a reading of her new heartbreaking memoir, Traveling with Ghosts, with a Q&A, book signing and a glass of wine in the garden. …click here for more details

At The Portland Hospital Pregnancy Open Day, parents-to-be can tour the extensive facilities including the delivery suites and postnatal bedrooms, as well as have the chance to meet and talk to obstetricians and midwives. Also, you’ll take home a free ‘bump photo’ and goodie bag. …click here for more details

There are just a few tickets left for the annual Ickle Pickles Incubator Ball, raising funds for sick and premature babies across London. Get your gladrags on and go enjoy a great night out at the stunning Dutch Hall in the City. …click here for more details


Family fun from hedgehogs to ducks and cars to homes 

Hit the Celebrity Dusty Duck Trail at WWT London Wetland Centre as world famous Aardman studios help celebrate WWT’s 70th anniversary.  Along the way you’ll find Steve Backshall’s Explorer Dusty, Joanna Lumley’s Ab Fab Patsy Dusty and many more celebrity-inspired characters.  Sounds like giggles for children and grown-ups alike! …click here for more details

The London Motor Show revs its engines at Battersea Park next weekend. With over 150 new vehicles, motoring legends and the latest tech innovations, it’s the place to be for any car-lovers or fledgling petrol-heads.  Wonder if Matt Le Blanc will be in town… …click here for more details

Sunday at Orleans House Gallery brings wildlife and people together at a free afternoon of wildlife, pondlife, arts, crafts and storytelling for families.  It’s their Springtime Safari – you’ll even meet a hedgehog! …click here for more details

As part of the Wandsworth Fringe 2017, Agora Art Circle and Providence House Junior Group can’t wait to welcome you to their Junior Art Day! Admire the work, join in on drop-in and artist-led workshops and enjoy the food and music. Under 5s go free! …click here for more details

Telferscot Primary School is holding its first ever Table Top Sale soon, so head over to bag a bargain from pre-loved games, toys, books, clothes, school uniform, jewellery and even furniture.  With a bouncy castle, food, drink and cakes, it sounds like a whole lot of fun… …click here for more details

Learn Music London is a new website linking parents directly with their local music service for hundreds of opportunities for those aged from 5 up to 18 to make, perform and create.  Brilliant – let the music play! …click here for more details

It’s the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival over in SW13 very soon. Take a look at the page-turning schedule – there are some fantastic authors including Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen and famous faces like David Baddiel and Adrian Edmonson to name just two.  Readings, workshops, story time, craft, music and more. …click here for more details

If you consider yourself a Wandsworth foodie, then head to the Wandsworth Foodies’ Market on Bedford Hill Place in Balham this very Saturday, where you’ll find street food, artisan munchies, chefs, tastings and demos. Yum. …click here for more details

And Grand Designs Live hits Excel this weekend.  Nine days of 500 exhibitors across six different sections, so there’s little doubt you’ll take away ideas and inspiration to channel into your own home.  Free weekday tickets up for grabs right here! …click here for more details


Going, going…

Get them before they’re gone!  New NappyValleyNet offers and competitions will be hitting your inbox soon, so don’t miss out on our current batch!  Win an amazing trip for two children to Camp Suisse, places on Maths and English 11+ Workshops with JK Educate, a place on a Baby Sleep & Routine Workshop with The Parent and Baby Coach or an evening’s babysitting with Likeminders.  Or make the most of an amazing offer from Simply Construction Group (it involves a Fortnum & Mason Easter Hamper), a fab party offer at Eddie Catz of a month’s free play for the birthday girl or boy, or a Midweek Spring Special with Luxury Family Hotels. I could go on…. (click here)


And finally, next week’s school open days

Emanuel School Open Afternoon …click here for more details

Finton House Open Morning …click here for more details

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

Sydenham High School Senior School Open Morning …click here for more details

The White House Preparatory School & Woodentops Kindergarten …click here for more details

Woldingham School Open Day …click here for more details


That’s it – have fun! Here’s the link to our calendar to help you keep up to speed. (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team


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