Get to grips with fish at The Avenue Cookery School, Summer Fair dates and an Open Days round-up: Your What’s On activity Guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 13th April 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

It’s here!  The long Easter weekend is upon us and whether you’ve taken time off already to spend with the children or you’ve had the four-day break in your sights for a while, you’ve almost made it! Make the most of the long weekend and tuck into (the chocolate) all that’s on offer in the neighbourhood and beyond.  London in the springtime really is something to put a spring in the step.  Find out more on our calendar and feel free to add to it to help spread the word! …click here for more details

If you’re house hunting make good use of our property pages which we bring to you with PrimeLocation and four local estate agents.  If you’re looking for new bricks and mortar in the Nappy Valley area, we’ve got it covered. …click here for more details


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



For sale from Marsh & Parsons is a natural four bedroom house with the potential to extend and freehold. Situated on a lovely quiet road. …click here for more details

For rent with Hamptons International is a 2-bedroom apartment in a sought after mansion block by Battersea Park and Albert Bridge, with a stunning finish and a private terrace. …click here for more details

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom family house ‘Between the Commons’ just off Northcote Road, with plenty of original features and extended into the loft space and a kitchen/breakfast room with doors leading onto a pretty paved garden. …click here for more details

For sale from Portico is a wonderful 3 bedroom townhouse with a double reception and large south facing garden. A beautiful victorian building perfectly located in the middle of Stockwell and Brixton …click here for more details


Music and laughter and fun ever after

Ready for the Festival of Funk? Put the date in your diary for a fabulous family event from Funky Moves. Dance, play, listen, watch, meet superheroes and Star Wars characters and be transformed with makeovers, dressing up and a photo booth.  Sounds like a whole lot of fun down Balham way! …click here for more details

The big CBeebies hit that is In the Night Garden (and this version is Live) is coming to Richmond Park in June.  Say no more. …click here for more details

Recommended for everyone aged 5 and over The Velveteen Rabbit at the Unicorn Theatre tells the story of a little boy and a very shy toy rabbit who longs to be loved and to be real; a wonderful tale of friendship. …click here for more details

There’s a new choir for children in town!  Popsical launches in Balham soon, so if you have a 7 to 11 year old who just loves to sing, then head to the after-school launch session – tra laaa! …click here for more details

Bach to Baby’s concert in Clapham next week is Minor Swing, a focus on the voice and guitar which will take you from the swinging streets of New York to the cafés of Paris and the music of Django Reinhardt. …click here for more details

Love fish but not quite sure how to cook it to perfection?  The Fish Class at The Avenue Cookery School will give you a great assortment of recipes for fish and shellfish as well as top tips for cooking and filleting. …click here for more details

All Star Tennis courses continue for those aged 3 up to 13 across the neighbourhood next week with games, drills, technique, match preparation and fun dressing-up on the last day.  They’ll be ready to take on Andy by the end of it! …click here for more details


Save the date! It’s never too early to put the summer fairs in… 

The London Motor Show is coming back to Battersea Park from the 4th to the 7th of May. They’ll be new cars, classic cars, celebrities and tons of food and drink! …click here for more details

The Abbeville Fete is now in its 21st year which is reason enough to celebrate!  Raising money for various local charities and community groups, there will be more than 80 street stalls, a BBQ and bar, a Kids’ Zone, a fancy dress parade (Wild West – yee-hah!) and a dog beauty pageant. Love fair season! …click here for more details

The Northcote Road Summer Fete will be back and on fine form with the acoustic stage, fun activities for children, over 100 stalls, pop-up bars and Pimms aplenty with tennis from Wimbledon on the big screen. Perfect! …click here for more details

After the success of last year, Old York Road Unplugged is coming back, bigger and better than before. Fun for the whole family with live music, street food and bars, great stalls and a kids’ zone. Ooh I can feel the street party vibe already! …click here for more details


Back to school soon! Here’s the next raft of open days. 

Broomwood Hall Pre-Prep Open Day – Garrad’s Road …click here for more details

Cumnor House School for Boys …click here for more details

Cumnor House School for Girls …click here for more details

Dolphin School Open Mornings …click here for more details

Emanuel School Open Afternoon …click here for more details

Finton House Open Morning …click here for more details

Noah’s Ark Nursery Open Mornings …click here for more details

Northcote Lodge Open Day …click here for more details

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

Sydenham High School Junior 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

Treetops Nursery …click here for more details

Woldingham School Open Day …click here for more details


And finally…

Don’t miss our exclusive NappyValleyNet offers and competitions.  There’s a trip for two children to Camp Suisse in the Swiss Alps this summer worth over £2,000 to be won, and great offers including discounts on massages at Northcote Chiropractic, stays at Luxury Family Hotels and The Almyra in Cyprus, garden fences from Simply Fences and children’s parties at Eddie Catz.  Irresistible! …click here for more details


That’s it! Wishing you a Happy Easter – have fun! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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