Half term round-up, Teenage First Aid for Life course and the NCT Halloween Event: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 13th October 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring.  Well, at least it is as I write this intro and I have my parents staying this week, so the ‘old man’ isn’t Mr NVN in case you were wondering.  We’re so used to bright days and blue skies that when it goes all gloomy and wet, I feel personally affronted. Just the kind of moment when our calendar comes in handy, packed with ideas, inspiration and a community buzz.  Half term’s on the horizon and we’re here to help! (click here)

On the move?  Check out our property pages with PrimeLocation and four local agents, with school catchment zones via Wandsworth and Lambeth councils. (click here)


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



To rent with Hamptons International is an 8-bedroom detached, Grade II listed house overlooking Clapham Common and close to Abbeville Village, with over 5,000 sqft and a large, south-facing walled garden and garaging. …click here for more details

To rent with Rampton Baseley is a 2-bedroom 2-bathroom flat on the third floor of a brand new development just a couple of minutes from Balham station, with a fully-integrated high spec kitchen and a private terrace overlooking communal gardens. …click here for more details

Available to rent with Portico is a 2-bedroom flat in Fulham with a spacious reception room, beautiful wooden flooring throughout and a private paved patio. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom house on a quiet residential street in Tooting, built in 1893 and once the gate house to the hospital, with high ceilings and great entertaining space. …click here for more details


Something for you, something for them. Try something new!

Little Voices is opening a new class in Teddington and to celebrate they’re inviting children to a free Singing & Dancing Workshop with West End Star, Sarah Harlington of Avenue Q and Hairspray fame.  Brilliant! …click here for more details

Are you a mum and do you want to keep fit?  Then head to Mummyfit in Putney for twice weekly workouts including fat-burning cardio, pilates, yoga and circuit training. …click here for more details

Clapham NCT are hosting a Halloween Family Event this weekend with all sorts of entertainment for the children and all sorts of pampering for the mums. This, I like! …click here for more details

There’s a Sunday Storytime with a difference at The Bright Emporium this weekend, with a musical morning based on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and the illustrator of a story about four seasons in one day for Isabelle and her dog, Pickle. …click here for more details

It’s the Magdalene Players opening night tonight of No Sex Please, We’re British,promising a fun-filled evening or three as this riotous comedy plays out on Trinity Road.…click here for more details

Bach to Baby Family Concert hits Fulham tomorrow with great musicians and uplifting performances, plus good coffee on hand and space to roam for the little ones. …click here for more details

How about Cardio Tennis on Wandsworth Common with All Star Tennis? Dig out your racket, don some trainers and go bounce around the court, brimming with energy and having fun in the fresh air. …click here for more details

Want to get to grips with Instagram?  Then head to Insta-training in Battersea next week which offers a fun and comprehensive guided tour of all the tools and features (just don’t forget your phone..). …click here for more details

Winter Wardrobe Workout at Mrs. Stylist’s Bootcamp in Clapham next week will help you get to grips with the trends this Autumn/Winter ’16 as well as shake up your own wardrobe. …click here for more details


Half term fun?  Here goes…

There’s all sorts of fun on offer at Eddie Catz. Will you go for a Ghostbusters Workshop with Dance Grooves, The Great Fire of London Lego Workshop, Arty Family Fun, or something else?  The choice is yours… …click here for more details

There’s lots going on at Clapham’s Omnibus including Dream Factory for over 3s. Puppets to help work out where dreams come from and how they get into your head.  Perfect for curious children and dreamers of all ages. …click here for more details

Teenage First Aid for Life course is a brilliant idea for your bigger ones this half term.  Gain a new skill and have the confidence and ability to help save a life.  …click here for more details

Head to Hampton for a two-day half term workshop with Dramacube, full of spooky shows, dance routines, Halloween costumes and homemade mask-making. …click here for more details

The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show is on in Battersea Park and brings the mountains to the city in an immersive après experience for the whole family, this time with a dedicated kids’ zone.  You’ll all be itching for the slopes once half term is over – bring on the Christmas holidays! …click here for more details  

Brrr! is on at the Canada Water Culture Space. Help Steve the penguin get from the freezing cold Antarctic to visit his cousins in sunny South Africa.  Perfect for over 3s with audience interaction, spectacular visuals, live music and songs. …click here for more details

Battersea Park Zoo is joining in on the Big Draw Festival, so take the family and get to work with their artist in residence.  Pint-sized Picassos and grown-up Van Goghs can study the wildlife and produce their own masterpieces. …click here for more details

The Moscow State Circus is back on Clapham Common with a show filled with flying, back flipping, juggling, wire walking and roller-skating.  It’ll be worth it just for the look on their little faces! Fab offer here of 2 for the price of 1 on adult tickets – spasibo! …click here for more details

Eddie Catz goes spook-tastic at their fab annual Halloween parties.  Book sooner rather than later or your children will be in more of a tricks than a treats kind of a mood!…click here for more details

Flying Fantastic is running a two-day aerial workshop in Battersea for those aged 7 and up, so they can try their hands at trapeze, hoops and silks. Just hold on tight! …click here for more details

Painting & Printmaking Workshops are for those aged 11 and up, ideal for any portfolio building or a great foundation for GCSE students. …click here for more details

Role Models’ Confidence & Resilience Workshops will help give children core skills to overcome obstacles and develop emotional intelligence while having fun! …click here for more details

Any future Einsteins will love the Mad Science Half Term Workshops which promise fun, educational and hands-on activities to spark the imagination, with some spooktacular goings-on..! …click here for more details

Open Air Fit Kids will be back out on Wandsworth Common with their Multi-Sports half term fun for children …click here for more details.  Or for those more football-crazed, there’s a dedicated camp to make mini-Messis out of them all! …click here for more details

Budding Spielbergs will love Attack of the Beasts Filmmaking Workshop withSparks.  They’ll write, direct, act, film and edit, and then scare the living daylights out of their poor unsuspecting parents… …click here for more details

All Star Tennis Camps are on in King George’s Park, Tooting Common, Wandsworth Common and Leaders Garden.  Watch your back, Andy. Here comes the next generation.…click here for more details

Join Little Voices in Fulham for their October Performing Arts Week where they’ll be working on Aladdin – singing, dancing and acting their way around the lamp and the magic carpet. Magical. …click here for more details

Un peu de français, peut-être? Et Patati Patata is running its full week of French immersion for children.  Who needs to cross La Manche when it’s only just over La Tamise? …click here for more details

Orleans House Gallery has got lots going on over half term – they’re taking part in the Big Draw and also getting fully-swept up in Halloween, with artworks inspired by science and materials from clay to printing. …click here for more details

Miniversity Halloween Holiday Camp uses ICT to engage children in a career for the day with ‘edutainment’!  Be a reporter, a forensic scientist or an illustrator and author. The world’s their oyster. …click here for more details

Lavender Leonardos is running a range of art activities in a real artist’s studio, working on a variety of techniques which they’ll love (and you’ll love what they produce!). …click here for more details


More school open days – starting today!

The Independent Schools Show brings over 200 schools together for the world’s biggest open day.  Whatever stage of schooling you might be considering, this is the place to be.  And it’s right here in our midst.  Lucky us! …click here for more details

Gipsy Hill School Open Evening …click here for more details

Hornsby House School Open Morning …click here for more details

Mosaic Jewish Primary School Open Day …click here for more details

Swaffield Primary School Open Mornings …click here for more details

The Laurels School Open Event …click here for more details

Woldingham School Assessment Days …click here for more details


Treat time (and not a trick in sight)!

 We run monthly NappyValleyNet offers and competitions put together with you in mind.  Holidays, theatre tickets, fitness courses, interiors, entertainment, gardens and more. …click here for more details


That’s it!  Whatever you do, have fun and here’s that link to our calendar to keep you in the loop. (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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