Welcome to your weekly What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!
It’s getting darker in the mornings. I know this because it’s harder to wake up and when I do, it feels like it’s the middle of the night. The time for changing the clocks is ticking ever closer and so are the winter months. No matter, we all love a chunky knit and there’s still as much going on around here as ever, with our calendar constantly updating thanks to all of you making the most of it to help spread the word. Keep ’em coming!(read more)
If you’re thinking about a move, start with our property pages brought to you by Prime Location and four local agents. We have homes for sale and to rent in the neighbourhood plus school catchments all laid out (read more).
Take a look at these four homes from our Preferred Property Partners
For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom family house set ‘Between the Commons’ and almost entirely rebuilt and extended by the current owners to create a stylish and contemporary home arranged over four floors, stretching to over 3,100 sq ft and with an 82ft long by 55ft wide back garden (read more).
For sale with Portico is a 3-bedroom penthouse apartment in Battersea with the most stunning views of London, great entertaining space, two private roof terraces and use of a communal pool, gym and squash courts, plus a concierge service (read more).
For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom family home with a south-facing garden set on a quiet residential square near Balham station, close to the green open spaces of both Wandsworth Common and Tooting Common (read more).
For rent with Hamptons International is a 4-bedroom end-of-terrace house with an open-plan dining area and a designer kitchen which opens onto a landscaped garden with seating area, and easy access to Wandsworth Common and transport links (read more).
Half term is just two weeks away. Here’s what’s on…
Skylark’s Teatime Disco is back so dig out your leg warmers, ra-ra skirts and dancing shoes and book your little groovers in to celebrate life in general and Fridays in particular! The first one is the Friday of half term and this season Funky Moves are running the show so they’ll soon be outdoing you on the dance floor! (read more)
Open Air Fit Multi-Sport Kids Camps will be packing their mornings with energy-expending fun up on Wandsworth Common (read more).
And for any football nuts, there’s a dedicated Open Air Fit Football Camp with ex- professional footballer, Mel Capleton (read more).
First Aid for Life is holding a First Aid for Teenagers session – a brilliant use of the Wednesday afternoon of half term and suitable for children from 8 upwards (read more).
Exceptional Academics are running a Half Term 11+ Revision Booster Course at Belleville School (read more).
Role Models‘ October Half Term Confidence & Resilience course includes team-buildling, public speaking and interview practice (read more).
Yellowbird Education is holding a Comprehension and Composition Workshop for those due to sit the 7+, 8+ or 11+ soon (read more). Or an Interview Skills Workshop for 11+ and the Pre-test (read more).
Children’s Art & Print Workshops are on with Lavender Leonardos for budding creatives from 5 up to 15 (read more).
Immerse them in all things French at the Patati Patata 100% French Camp over in Parsons Green (read more).
Or throw them in the deep end with the Kimberley Swim Clinics intensive sessions at Ernest Bevin with no more than four swimmers to one teacher (read more).
At the Mandarin Immersion Half Term Camp at Chestnut Grove, they’ll be having fun with all things Chinese, from the language to the culture and the exercise (read more).
Creative Kidz October Half Term School has everything from dance and gymnastics to Halloween baking and make-up (read more).
There’s that great game of Guess Who? over at the WWT London Wetland Centre.Meander around the wonderful outdoors spotting all sorts of wildlife while taking on your friend at this much-loved game (read more).
Cheeky Kitchen is a cookery school for very small people and they’ve got some half term dates and aprons at the ready! (read more).
Head to Balham or Wandsworth Town libraries for Italian Storytime for 3 to 5 year olds where they’ll be celebrating Diversity Month – molto bene! (read more)
Tom Fletcher’s new book, The Creakers, is brought to life this month and throughout half term at KidZania. Step into Lucy’s bedroom and walk under an oversized bed before getting creative with glow in the dark paint (read more).
Mad Science Half Term Workshops plan to spark imaginative learning through activities that stimulate the brain. Calling all little Einsteins! (read more).
It’s a Spooky Half Term with Upbeat Music on the New King’s Road with songs, dancing and songwriting (read more).
Little Voices Moana October Half Term Camp is over in Fulham and there’s a discount on offer if you book by tomorrow (tomorrow, I love you, tomorrow) (read more).
Battersea Sports Centre Half Term Fun offers activities and entertainment for 6 to 13 year olds each day of the break at an excellent rate (read more).
Sparks will be filling their days with magic and mayhem at their Day of the Dead Film-making Club bringing some creepy and macabre comedy to half term week! (read more)
And for a younger crew it’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, so apprentice actors, directors, editors and cameramen and women can get wicked with their own mini-movies (read more).
SW Sports Camps Half Term programme is open for bookings and will take place up near the Bowling Green on Clapham Common (read more).
The Hunting of the Snark is on at the Rose Theatre in Kingston, so all aboard whether you’re 4 or 94, to the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature! (read more)
Nobody puts baby in the corner…
It’s the NCT Halloween Family Party at St Luke’s this Saturday. Fun and games for all the gang and this is the one with the sweetest pretty as a pumpkin picture you’ve ever seen… (read more).
And the Clapham Pregnancy & Baby Show is on at Henry Cavendish in Balham, so if you’re expecting you’ll be able to find what you need, from advice to practicalities, all in one place (read more).
Join a Tranquil Baby Massage session ideal for new mothers, and mothers-to-be are welcome to go along for free! (read more)
The Baby Care Company is running a 2nd baby preparation class soon, grouped by age gap and devised to remind you about the early days as well as top tips on how to juggle two! (read more)
Baby Broadway will be raising the roof in Wimbledon this weekend with their West End singers and music performed in a family-friendly environment (read more).
And the next Nurturing Mums Postnatal Course to get underway will be on Northcote Road. Five weeks of great advice and top tips for the new bundle in your lives, plus the chance to meet other new parents on your doorstep (read more).
In other news…
Banham HQ in SW18 is where you’ll find the Cancer Awareness Roadshow today – Cancer Research UK is quite literally on the road to beating cancer. Specialist nurses will be talking about the importance of early diagnosis and steps to take to live healthily and reduce the risk of cancer (read more).
Ecole de Wix and Belleville Wix Academy are holding a Table Top Sale this Sunday – a great opportunity to bag a bargain or any French resources that might otherwise be tres cher elsewhere! (read more)
Ben at Work has joined forces with Cliqify Skills to bring you a free session on Apprenticeships in Earlsfield, so if you’re a small business with plans to grow, find out about government funding here (read more).
Wandsworth Artists’ Open House 2017 continues this weekend with a brilliant Battersea Treasure Trail to keep the children entertained while you enjoy art on display behind many a normal front door (read more).
Skylark is holding another Pop-Up in early November and this time it’s a fabulous Autumnal feast by candlelight with a delicious menu of game dishes from across the British Isles right into the heart of SW18 (read more).
School Open Days – the season continues
Bolingbroke Academy Open Evening (read more).
Broomwood Hall Pre-Prep Open Day – Garrad’s Road (read more).
Eaton House Belgravia Pre-Prep Open Evening (read more).
Graveney School Open Events (read more).
Southmead Primary Nursery Open Day (read more).
Bolingbroke Academy Open Day (read more).
Dulwich College Junior School Open Morning (read more).
Elmhurst School for Boys Open Morning (read more).
The Laurels School Open Event (read more).
Apples and Honey Nightingale Nursery Open Morning (read more).
Wimbledon High School Senior Open Morning (read more).
Hornsby House School Open Morning (read more).
Sydenham High School Junior School Open Day (read more).
That’s it. Have fun and happy half term planning! (click here)
Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx