Fireworks, Amanda’s Action Club on Ice and The White Christmas Fair: Your weekly What’s On guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 5th November 2015

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

It’s the buzzword on the lips of every child this week.  Fireworks.  Today is the day that Guy Fawkes tried to blow up our Houses of Parliament all those 410 years ago.  Little did he know that in so doing he would create an evening or two of fun and celebration for us all, along with all the oohs and ahhs, woolly hats and scarves, sausages and mulled wine. And there’s plenty of it going on around here, so you’d be hard pressed not to see a passing pyrotechnic in the night sky, even if you don’t manage to see the ‘guy’ going up in flames at one of the many organised local displays.  Wrap up warm and enjoy the look of wonderment on their little faces.  Check out where and when on our fab calendar, and there’s a reminder below too. (click here)


Thinking of a move?  School catchment areas relevant to your search?  Take a look at our property pages which have all the usual search criteria, plus a brilliant drop-down menu of primary schools in Lambeth and Wandsworth, so you can find the new family home you’re looking for by making sure it’s within the catchment area of the school you have in mind. (click here)


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

Amanda's Action Club on Ice   

For sale with Douglas & Gordon is a 5-bedroom family house in the heart of Abbeville Village, with over 2000 sqft and a great sense of space, plus the potential for further extension and a 40 ft south-west facing garden. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 3-bedroom Grade II listed house, moments from Clapham Common with excellent links to central London and on a sought after road close to three local primary schools. …click here for more details

Available to rent with Hamptons International is a 4-bedroom family house on one of the most popular streets in Clapham Old Town, with a spacious kitchen living room in the natural lower ground floor with a separate utility room and a stunning 85ft south-east facing garden. …click here for more details

On the market with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom Victorian cottage dating back to 1863 just off Northcote Road, completely refurbished throughout and significantly extended to include a stunning kitchen family room opening onto a landscaped south-facing garden. …click here for more details


Remember, remember, the 5th of November.  Gunpowder, treason and plot! 

The Wimbledon Park musical fireworks display kicks us off tonight with an early Disney-themed event suitable for small children and a later show for grown-ups.  It’s a lovely setting with great wide open views of the fireworks. …click here for more details

Tomorrow it’s the Bishop’s Park Fireworks.  Gates open at 6pm with the display for children soon after 7pm, and then another one set to music soon after 8pm. With a funfair and food stalls, there’ll be plenty to keep you all entertained. …click here for more details

It’s a ‘Royal Night Out’ at Battersea Park on Saturday and you must book in advance or you can’t get in!  Don’t miss this year’s celebration of our longest reigning monarch set to music with a stunning pyrotechnic display to make us all proud! …click here for more details

And it’s the turn of Ravenscourt Park in Hammersmith on 7th November too, with an earlier display for the little ones plus a funfair to keep them happy if you want to stay for the main display a little later on. …click here for more details

Morden Park is also on Saturday with a similar two events for the young and the not so young, both musical and set in a great natural ‘bowl’ for a brilliant view plus fairground rides and other such fun. …click here for more details

And please be safe!  First Aid for Life have written a really important piece for us on Bonfire Night first aid and safety tips.  Well worth a quick read so you know what to do just in case.  So much better to be safe than sorry. …click here for more details


If you’ve got a new baby or small person under your wing, you’re not alone…

There’s a new weekly Baby Massage class starting on Northcote Road on Monday.  The four week course will give you some great techniques to settle and soothe your baby to help both them and you to relax.  Perfect! …click here for more details

Arrival of your second baby imminent?  You might like to go along to The Baby Care Company’s 2nd baby preparation class for those with an impending 1 to 2 year age gap.  Pick up some top tips on managing a toddler at the same time as a new born (I remember thinking: how?) as well as a reminder of newborn sleeping and feeding, plus meet other mums in exactly the same position. …click here for more details

If you want to give your children a head start in the vast Spanish-speaking world, then go along to Todos a Cantar, a weekly music session for babies and toddlers in Wimbledon Park.  They’ll sing, they’ll play, they’ll listen to stories, and all in Spanish. Muy bien! …click here for more details

Amanda’s Action Club is holding classes again this year in the café beside the Swaroski Natural History Museum Ice Rink, so your trip with the children could prove to be double the fun if you go on a Friday afternoon or a Sunday morning!  The perfect place for your little ones from 4 months to 4 years while your bigger ones show off their skills on the ice. …click here for more details

The Clapham Pregnancy and Baby Show is back at Chatham Hall soon where you can meet local businesses primed and ready to help you to prepare for the arrival of your little one, with experts to guide you through the first year of parenthood.  It’s free but you need to book in advance. …click here for more details

Little Voices runs professional singing and acting lessons for children in the area and is now running a new class at Swaffield Primary.  Today and next Thursday afternoon, they’re holding free trial classes, so if you have someone keen to tread the boards, this could be the class for you. …click here for more details

Fancy a change of scene this weekend?  Then head over to the Canada Water Culture Space for The Snow Dragon presented by Tall Stories.  Billy is a spoilt young goat who is expecting even more treats from The Snow Dragon, but what happens when he bumps into some wolves in the woods……click here for more details


Nobody puts mummy in the corner.  Here are a few for you (and some for them too)

It’s Open Week at Hydrofit on Northcote Road and you’re invited to book in for an entirely free session if you’ve never been before.  It’s spinning in the water, with the resistance toning your legs as you pedal. Have a go before it’s too late and why not book in with a friend for one of their duo cabins.  Fun, chat and exercise all in one – fab! …click here for more details

The BBC Good Food Show is coming up soon at Olympia so you might want to head over for all things foodie and delicious and to rub shoulders with the likes of Mary Berry, James Martin and Michel Roux Jr. Bordeaux-Undiscovered will be showing their range of wines with free tastings and food and wine pairing tips.  Cheers! …click here for more details

Today’s your last chance to snap up this fab NappyValleyNet ticket offer for the Country Living Christmas Fair.  It’s 20% off the ‘on the door’ price and then you’re in to that wonderful world of festive shopping, so well worth a quick click and scroll down..! …click here for more details

A reminder of the Cancer Research UK South West London (that’s us) Christmas Fair next week over at The Bank of England Sports Centre. You’ll find more than 70 stalls selling festive treats and Christmas presents.  You can never start too early..…click here for more details

Wix Primary is holding a Table Top Sale on Sunday, with all sorts of bilingual (French/English) children’s second hand books, toys and toddler essentials as well as a bike and scooter second hand stall (brilliant!) plus BBQ, cakes and drinks. …click here for more details

Thames Christian College Open Day is this very morning and they do still have spaces for entry this September into Years 7, 8 and 9, plus you can find out more about the new Scholarship Awards in Art, Music, Performing Arts and Sport. …click here for more details 

The Independent Schools Show comes to Battersea Park the weekend after next and with it come 200 schools for you to visit and meet, including heads and registrars.  Come armed with notebook and questions at the ready!  It’s all free, as long as you book in advance. …click here for more details


And finally, a Very Important Date for your diary..

It’s The White Christmas Fair on Northcote Road and Webbs Road on Saturday 28th November when the streets will be lined with stalls and filled with festive cheer. Don’t miss the annual Christmas Lights switch-on either, on Friday 27th at 5pm.  Santa’s Grotto will be open on the Friday and Saturday from 4-7pm, so that best behaviour had better start soon as the elves are already watching.. …click here for more details



That’s it for this week.  Whatever you do, have fun and a brilliant Bonfire Night!


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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