Go Wild at Flip Out, Chinese Lantern Making at Wandsworth Town Library and 30% off at London Fashion Week Festival: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 16th February 2017


Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Half term.  How’s it going?  Dubious music choices on the radio?  Running round from A to B and then onto C and D, perhaps with an extra couple of children in tow? Diplomacy and negotiation skills being stretched to their limits so that you’re considering a career change as a police negotiator?  Or perhaps you’re enjoying the later mornings and the lack of homework, the mountains or the sunshine.  Life trots on in Nappy Valley with our calendar doing a good job of keeping up the pace. (click here)

Moving?  There’s no better place to search than on our property pages.  We have maps with school catchment areas clearly marked out, so if primary schools are key to your next move, you’ll be able to check distance from front door to school gate. …click here for more details


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



For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom family house set ‘Between the Commons’, in excellent decorative order and wider than average in excess of 2,500 sqft, extended into both the side return and the loft. …click here for more details

For sale with Hamptons International is a 5-bedroom house just off Clapham Common in Abbeville Village, stunningly refurbished with both contemporary touches and period features, a cloakroom and a cellar off the entrance hall and a master en suite with walk-in wardrobe. …click here for more details

For sale with Portico is a 3-bedroom split-level apartment within walking distance of Spencer Park, Wandsworth Common and good transport links, well-presented throughout with a study or fourth bedroom, a private garden and off-street parking. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom modern house on a new development in Bellevue Village, just a stone’s throw from Wandsworth Common, with plenty of natural light via huge windows and a large open-plan living area great for family life and entertaining, plus stunning views from the roof terrace. …click here for more details


From lanterns to robots and bouncing to disco, take your pick! 

Follow the Silk Road to Chiswick where you’ll find the Magical Lantern Festival at Chiswick House & Gardens. Among ice-bars, ice-skating and street food, you’ll find the fabulous Lantern Trail, a festival of light and illumination to celebrate the Year of the Rooster. …click here for more details 

Not only is Tim Peake’s re-entry pod (not the technical term) at the Science Museum, so is the new exhibition, Robots, suitable for those aged 8 and over with pre-booking essential, especially during half term.  Explore the ways robots mirror humanity – fascinating family fun! …click here for more details

Robots are also the theme at the latest exhibit at the Horniman Museum, The Robot Zoo.  Look inside the workings of animals to see what gives them their amazing abilities.  How do bats see at night?  How do grasshoppers jump so high and chameleons change colour?  You’ll soon find out! …click here for more details

There’s still plenty of fun to be had at Eddie Catz this half term. Not just the soft play but also great classes, sessions and workshops to keep the entertainment levels bubbling along nicely. …click here for more details

Open Air Fit Kids is wearing the children of Wandsworth Common and beyond out well at their daily sessions of multi-sports, with drop-in available too, so if you’re at a loose end today or tomorrow, you know where to find them (opposite Skylark!). …click here for more details

And Skylark itself has plenty going on this week. Don’t forget their brilliant Friday disco – what better way to celebrate half term with friends or family than by shaking their tail-feathers while you sit down, relax and eat something delicious! …click here for more details

Bouncing fun never ends at Flip Out and this week is no exception with their Go Wild sessions – one hour of trampolining followed by an animal education workshop by Zoolab.  Brilliant! …click here for more details

Head to Wandsworth Town Library this morning to celebrate the Chinese Lantern Festival.  Mark the final day of the Chinese New Year celebrations by making red lanterns to symbolise good fortune and hope, and to let go of the past! …click here for more details

For children over 4, there’s Much Ado About Puffin at the Battersea Arts Centre today and tomorrow and at other London venues this spring, a family show about a man all alone, a friendly puffin and a whole lot of fuss about nothing! With puppetry, music and good old fashioned storytelling. …click here for more details

Keen to perfect your punctuation?  Want to be great with grammar?  Then there’s a workshop at Wandsworth Town Library for those aged 5 to 9 tomorrow.  Round-off half term with some word wizardry and see just how groovy grammar can be!  …click here for more details


For the younger crew, or for you…

The Parent and Baby Coach is holding a Baby Sleep and Routine Workshop in Fulham soon ideal for parents to be or parents of little ones, looking at setting up good sleep habits and routines and the science behind (blissful) sleep. …click here for more details

It’s the Fab Feb Open Day this Saturday at the Movers & Shapers in Balham, your chance to take your friend along with you for a free session.  There’ll also be complimentary creche spaces, taster Reiki and Reflexology treatments and pop-up fitness fashion. Have fun! …click here for more details

Physio-led Pregnancy Yoga is a weekly class focusing on building strength, the pelvic floor, breathing techniques and all-important relaxation.  Do you have to be pregnant?! …click here for more details

Bach to Baby strikes up in Wimbledon today with Wandering Wonders, piano music from Debussy to Beethoven.  You sit, drink coffee and let the music wash over you while the little ones go a-wandering! …click here for more details

Or trip the light fantastic in Putney at the Baby Broadway family concert where West End singers will brighten up your morning with tunes from the likes of Mary Poppins, Oliver, The Sound of Music and Frozen.  Kids go free, so let them go, let them go… …click here for more details

Time for another Read! Make! Play! at the Bright Emporium tomorrow, a unique drama and craft workshop for imaginative young minds. Two different time slots for those aged 4 and under and over 5s. …click here for more details

It’s the Licensing of the new ‘Priest in Charge’ of St Michael’s soon, led by the Bishop of Southwark.  We mentioned Tif in Monday’s email and now she’s offering wine and ice cream; she knows the way to hearts around here! …click here for more details

Don’t miss 30% off tickets for the London Fashion Week Festival next week via our NappyValleyNet offers and competitions! Or perhaps 25% off a family holiday to Crete via Tots Too, or £25 off Jane Plan delivered to your door, or 25% off your first examination at Glow Dental on Northcote Road.  Take a look and grab these fabulous treats with both hands! …click here for more details


That’s it.  Have fun and here’s that link again if you’re looking for inspiration… (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

You Might Also Like

Fashion for Charity on Bellevue Road, a Science Family Fun Day and Easter holiday inspiration: Your What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!

   Dear NappyValleyNetter,  Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! How did that happen? It's mid-March and schools break up soon. In some ... Read Feature

Abusive relationship: help. NHS warning: Wandsworth mumps. Ex-prisoners door-to-door scam.

  Dear NappyValleyNetter, "Why is your eldest doing an impression of a dog rolling in the snow?" The text from a neighbour didn't make much ... Read Feature

Mother's Day, Raising Girls at The Parent Practice and The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park: Your What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!

   Dear NappyValleyNetter,  Welcome to your weekly What's On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! What a difference a week makes. Last week hat, gloves, scarves, freezing. This ... Read Feature

Join the Discussion

Latest From Instagram