Halloween fun, free Little Voices workshop and National Fertility Week: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 27th October 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Pumpkin?  Tick.  Treats?  Tick.  Fake spider webs?  Tick.  Broomstick?  Always close at hand.  So we’re all set for Halloween.  Shame it hits just after they all go back to school this year, but the spirits don’t care for schedules and timetables.  They’d probably hate our What’s On calendar, full of bright ideas and buzzing with community goings-on. (click here)

Looking for your next home?  We have property for sale and to rent through PrimeLocation and four local estate agents, together with school catchment areas all mapped out. (click here)


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



For sale with Hamptons International is a 6-bedroom terraced house on one of the most popular roads in Clapham Old Town, spanning over 2,800 sqft with a 100ft south-facing garden and great entertaining space. …click here for more details

For sale with Portico is a 2-bedroom flat with great transport links near to both Clapham North and Clapham Common, well presented throughout with a bright reception room and period fireplace, built-in wardrobes and high ceilings. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 3-bedroom house near to Old York Road and Wandsworth Town station, full of potential and set in a private gated mews with off-street parking and a south-facing garden. …click here for more details

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 3-bedroom family home just moments from Clapham Junction and Northcote Road, recently refurbished and set over three floors with plenty of light and space and a south-west facing roof terrace. …click here for more details


Thriller! It’s a thriller night…

Fancy dress specialist, Tickled Pink, is supporting The Trick or Treat Run in Richmond, raising money for Human Race and the fight against Breast Cancer.  Judging by the picture from last year, it looks like fabulous fun. Get your scariest running kit on and join in! …click here for more details

Eddie Catz knows how to do Halloween, with parties in Putney, Earlsfield and Wimbledon and Sharky & George thrown into the ghoulish mix to add to the fun and games. …click here for more details

It’s Bat Day at Battersea Zoo!  Storytime, bat face painting and make your own ‘Bat that flaps’. You’ll be good and ready for 31st! …click here for more details

The Creativity Room is holding a Halloween Spooky Blast at Omnibus in Clapham Old Town for children to unleash their creative side, play some games and party on… …click here for more details

Hillbrook Primary is holding a Kids’ Halloween Party in aid of the amazing work of The White Helmets in Syria.  Disco, spooky food and a home-carved pumpkin competition.  All witches, skeletons and passing pumpkins welcome! …click here for more details

There’s a Silly, Spooky Storytime at The Bright Emporium with illustrators Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet there to get all Halloweeny over their book, Four Silly Skeletons. …click here for more details

Little Folk with Albo is holding a Halloween Special at The Colour House Theatre with his acoustic folk style music – costumes fully encouraged! …click here for more details

Aspiring film makers will love a Family Film Fun Day with hands-on green screen photography with Halloween and movie-inspired backgrounds, plus a poster design contest. …click here for more details

It’s not just Halloween and Bonfire Night on the horizon, but Diwali too, so head toWandsworth Library with your over 5s for a great free session, the Rangoli pattern event. …click here for more details


Bubbles and music, comedy, crafts and circus

Stay & Craft sessions are starting again at Skylark, now that the days are chillier. Running each Wednesday morning, little ones can get stuck into the paint and play-dough while you tuck into a good coffee and chat. Do reserve your spot in advance! …click here for more details

It’s your last chance to see The Moscow State Circus in full swing on Clapham Common, backflipping their way into half term memories. …click here for more details

After School Art Classes for 10+ run weekly on Lavender Hill with the next 6-week course starting soon, ideal for those with a love of art to experiment with different mediums and skills. …click here for more details

Want to get your bubbles sorted for the Christmas party season?  House Curious is holding a Sparkling Wine & Charcuterie Tasting Evening in Wandsworth next week so you can find your favourite fizz. …click here for more details

The Parent Practice is holding a workshop on Raising Boys next week, helping you to understand boy world and so enabling them to thrive. …click here for more details

Don’t miss a free Little Voices Workshop in Teddington with West End star Sarah Harlington to celebrate the launch of classes in that corner of SW London. …click here for more details

The Four Thieves runs weekly Comedy Nights and this time they’ve put one together to encourage parents to come out for a good laugh. There’s even a cheaper ticket price for us – why, thank you! …click here for more details

At the Light Festival at Orleans House Gallery, it’ll be twinkling after dark as you follow a light trail through the woods and admire the willow lantern display.  Magical. …click here for more details

If the sound of some free Sunday night jazz fills you will happiness, then head to Jazz at Chelsea Theatre on the King’s Road.  Just the antidote to ‘fright night’ the following day..! …click here for more details


Post-half term open days and exam practice makes perfect…

The Independent Schools Show in Battersea Park is approaching fast, with over 200 schools represented in what is the world’s biggest open day.  Tickets are free when booked in advance so if schools are on your radar, don’t miss it! …click here for more details

Teatime Tutors Mock Exams run in November and offer exam condition practice in all the main subjects. …click here for more details

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

Sydenham High School & Junior School Open Days …click here for more details

Whitgift Open Afternoons …click here for more details


Fertility – join the conversation

Next week is National Fertility Awareness Week, so littlebud.com are launching the campaign ‘Let’s Talk about Fertility’ to encourage people to share their stories and talk more openly about their experiences. Help raise awareness and offer your support by visiting the website and sharing your story. …click here for more details


Last chance!

 Our October NappyValleyNet offers & competitions are almost over.  Put together with you in mind, they include all sorts of lovely treats and offers for you and your family.  Go on, take a peek. …click here for more details



That’s it.  Happy Halloween – hope you have fun! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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