Clapham Lights, Win a NappyValleyNet Christmas and Paint the Town Green Shopping Event: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 1st December 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

You can’t beat a sunny winter’s day.  Warm, low, bone-strengthening sunshine.  Stick to the sunny side of the street or you might just catch the edge of that blisteringly cold easterly wind. The only downside to the sunshine is the state of the windows.  I’m sure it’s a beautiful day out there; if only I could see it.  As well as helping you to find a window cleaner, we have a fabulous calendar brimming with ideas of what to do on bright days, bracing days and bog standard grey days. (click here)

If you’re on the move, take a look at our property section which we bring to you via PrimeLocation and four local agents you’ll know well.  We also have primary school catchments in Wandsworth and Lambeth so you’ll know how far from front door to school gate. …click here for more details


Check out these four homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week



For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom semi-detached family house with over 3,000 sqft of living space close to Clapham Old Town and Clapham Common, with lovely gardens at both the front and the back of the house. …click here for more details

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 3-bedroom split level Victorian garden flat set ‘Between the Commons’ and near to Northcote Road, with its own private entrance, well presented throughout and with good natural light and space. …click here for more details

For rent with Hamptons International is a 5-bedroom semi-detached house between Clapham Common and Abbeville Village, available furnished, with two large reception rooms, a utility room, garden and private roof terrace. …click here for more details

Portico can give you an instant valuation on your home in just sixty seconds. So if you’re considering a move and want to know what your property might be worth, just click here.


Christmas time. Mistletoe and wine. 

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s December!   Instead of a pinch and a punch we’re delighted to give you the chance to win the most whizz-bang prize in our annual Win a NappyValleyNet Christmas competition.  From the turkey to the tree to spa treatments and theatre tickets, there just wouldn’t be a stocking big enough, but one person will win the lot! …click here for more details

Today’s the day of the Christmas Shopping Event at Paint The Town Green, with home accessories and charming gifts.  Pop in to find something that little bit different and tick another one or two off the list. …click here for more details

Chestnut Grove Academy is holding a Community Choir Service on Balham High Road this evening.  Singing, music and general merriment to get you into the festive spirit. …click here for more details

Don’t forget the Christmas Pop-Up at Hotel Du Vin, Wimbledon tomorrow.  All your Christmas shopping under one roof and the chance of a spot of lunch too. …click here for more details

It’s the North End Road Fulham Festive Market on Saturday.  Traffic-free and with a whole host of stalls, they’ve got Christmas covered, with musical entertainment to keep the spirits soaring. …click here for more details

Lady Berry Cupcakes is running a Christmas Characters Cupcake Decorating Class this Saturday.  Think gorgeous plump robins, Christmas puds, trees and holly.  The pictures look wonderful! …click here for more details

The Green & Ethical Christmas Fayre is on at Holy Trinity Clapham with Father Christmas giving out eco-friendly toys in his Green Grotto and visitors from Vauxhall City Farm too. …click here for more details

At the Wimbledon High School Christmas Fair there’s an ice rink (book in advance!) as well as shopping, carolling and festive food and drink. …click here for more details.

And wear your Christmas jumpers to the St Barnabas Christmas Fair in Southfields to be in with a chance of winning the Best Christmas Jumper accolade, plus live magic and music, Father Christmas, mulled wine and face painting. …click here for more details

It’s the Clapham Lights on Saturday afternoon where you’ll find a Christmas market, live music, a festive grotto, fire breathing, stilt walking, and the sparkling, twinkling lights. …click here for more details

It’s the Big Fish Little Fish Christmas Family Rave at The Bedford on Sunday with a snow machine, glitter cannons, giant balloon volleyball action, soft play and a creative corner. Plus a well-stocked bar on hand in case you get thirsty after all that dancing… …click here for more details

At the Christmas Market at the Glebe House in Clapham Old Town, you’ll find shopping with seasonal craft workshops on the go at the same time and designer and children’s book author, Lisa Stickley.  Free entry to the market but you must pre-book the workshops. …click here for more details

A Dulwich Christmas gets underway at Dulwich Picture Gallery next week, including a winter lights trail, festive storytelling in an enchanted cottage and a roaming choir singing seasonal favourites, all in amongst cabins selling festive fare and a weekend artisan market. …click here for more details

It’s the Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary Magdalene on Trinity Road soon. Over 30 enormous trees, fabulously decorated, plus lots of children’s activities, Santa, mulled wine, a raffle and family quiz. …click here for more details

The SouthWest Songbirds will be in full voice for A Candlelit Evening of Christmas Music in Earlsfield, with traditional carols and well-known favourites, sure to get you feeling Christmassy (if you’re not already). …click here for more details


And in a world outside of Christmas…

Seascapes for Turquoise is a new temporary exhibition opening today at Turquoise on Northcote Road.  It’s a collaboration with seascape artist Nina Brooke who has created a bespoke collection of Caribbean inspired paintings. Go dive in!  Bubbles on offer too – why, thank you! …click here for more details

There’s a new pop-up in town and it’s called Maison Curate on Northcote Road –  just along from Turquoise, in fact!   It’s a curated collection of beautiful things – well worth a look for presents (or maybe just a treat for you). …click here for more details

Join The London Parents’ Forum for a morning discussion with educationalist Stephen Heppell talking about The Science of Performance, a fascinating insight into his findings about the optimum learning environments of the 21st century. …click here for more details

Design your own Kitchen in a Weekend is a short, intensive and practical course at Richmond Adult Community College covering essential skills so you’ll get a pretty crucial project right! …click here for more details

Let’s Act is holding a series of free sessions at St Luke’s this Saturday for those aged from 3 up to 16 with a view to enrolling for January.  Could you have the star of tomorrow on your hands? …click here for more details

Teen Fit with Open Air Fit is a regular drop-in Saturday morning class aimed at boosting speed, strength, core stability and, of course, mood!  Get out of the house and into the fresh air for a great start to the weekend! …click here for more details

John Williams – comedian, author, blogger and dad – will be reading from his new book, My Son’s Not Rainman at Clapham Library this evening in aid of Lambeth Autism Group. …click here for more details

Bach to Baby and London Mozart Players present Magnificent Mozart, an orchestral extravaganza for the whole family from 0+ with singalong Christmas carols too.  …click here for more details

There’s a fundraiser at The Bolingbroke Academy on Saturday afternoon celebrating 30 years of Telethon which raises funds to help cure neuromuscular diseases.  Learn to sing like a diva, mime like Marceau or fall like a clown, then sit back and enjoy a concert of opera, jazz and more. …click here for more details

And a last minute request calling all hockey umpires!  Wanderers HC needs your help at The Bank of England Sports Centre on Sunday, and there’s payment involved.  Whistles at the ready! …click here for more details


That’s it.  Have fun and keep this link close at hand. Ideas at your fingertips. (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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