The Little Gym’s Summer Camp, The Hive Lates and Jack & Billy’s Supper Club: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 11th August 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

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

Summer in the city and for once the air is still and warm and lovely.  For once the sun has been shining on our parade.  To open the curtains and to see blue sky all around is a sure way to lift the holiday spirits.  The world is better, brighter, more bone-strengthening.  The mood is zesty with holiday spirit.  August is a good month to tuck the admin and ‘to do’ lists underneath a pile of other things and embrace the quieter days, the lack of schedule, and live like the children, if only for a while.  Here’s the link to our What’s On calendar if ever you’re in need of inspiration, and please keep on adding to it – it couldn’t be easier via the little green button. (click here)

Considering a move?  Take a look at what’s out there via our property pages with PrimeLocation and four local estate agents.  We have homes for sale and to rent in the area together with school catchment distances, so you can keep an eye on that all important distance between home and school gate. (click here)

Check out these four homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week



For sale with Portico is a 1-bedroom Victorian flat just a short walk from both Vauxhall and Oval tubes and the eagerly awaited Nine Elms, refurbished throughout with separate reception room and kitchen/breakfast room and a private decked garden. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom family house in the sought after Nightingale Triangle close to Clapham South tube and Balham, extended and refurbished to a very high standard and with a large patio garden ideal for barbecues. …click here for more details

To rent with Hamptons International is a 5-bedroom house set in a gated mews development in the heart of Clapham Old Town, with a stunning and modern interior with great entertaining space, an impressive master suite, a patio garden and a garage.…click here for more details

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom Victorian family house near Wandsworth Common, with all the amenities of Wandsworth, Clapham Junction and Fulham nearby, with 3350 sqft of living space and tremendous proportions in all of the main rooms, completely refurbished, planning permission to extend into the basement and with a large south-facing garden. …click here for more details


Summer in the city and there’s fun to be had…

There’s still time to spring into action for The Little Gym’s Vaulting Volcanoes Summer Camp this afternoon for 6 to 12 year olds.  Children will be exploding through the air learning front hand spring vaults, as well as sprinting and jumping techniques, with more fun-themed camps as the weeks unfold. …click here for more details

Summer Mondays at Battersea Dogs’ Home are not to be missed and run throughout August.  Learn about rehoming through a talk on dogs and cats, and get stuck into summer activities, including a dog meet-and-greet, crafts in the cattery and a treasure hunt. …click here for more details

The Wandsworth Summer Music Camp runs for another three days next week and offers children the chance to improve their music and performance skills with the theme of ‘Music from around the world’. They’ll be globe-trotting with songs, games and composition – who needs to get on a plane?! …click here for more details

Wandsworth Town Library is having a super-fun summer as part of The Big Friendly Read, and tomorrow a jungle-themed story time will be followed by an introduction toMini Yoga for 2 to 5 year olds, also set in the jungle and other places where yoga postures will help act out the story! …click here for more details

Baby Broadway hits the big time in Putney tomorrow for the whole family to sing and dance along to well-known songs from hit shows like Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Beauty & The Beast and Grease performed by West End singers. Get out your curlers and shiny black cat suits, girls! …click here for more details

Talking of which, take a look at the hilarious photo on Cracking Up – Midday Comedy for Parents, which is on over in Shepherds Bush tomorrow afternoon at Pergola on the Roof.  A baby-friendly event with parent-friendly comedy and light refreshments on hand to help add to the feel-good Friday mood. …click here for more details

Ballet Adventure Extravaganza for little ones in Balham is on again tomorrow, a ballet dancing session with extra magic, including mini prop-making and a finale dance to round it all off. …click here for more details

Feeling Olympics-inspired?  If Rio has got your gang itching for glory and a taste of the track, you can’t beat Summer Athletics at the Tooting Bec Athletics Track with Herne Hill Harriers.  Incredibly reasonable for a morning of top coaching and fun, children from 7 to 14 will work on running, jumping and throwing.  Next time they turn on the telly to watch, they can imagine themselves there. …click here for more details

Burntwood Summer Holidays Football Camp is for 4 to 11 year old girls and boys, with FA qualified coaches ready to pass on their expertise and skills.  Book a few days or just the one or two – really good value for either 2 hours or 5 hours each day.  Back of the net! …click here for more details

Running Start Summer Camps are on Wandsworth Common every Tuesday and Thursday morning for a brilliant £10 drop-in hour and a half of top running tips and techniques.  Six to 11 year olds will learn agility, endurance and co-ordination and have fun in the process – win, win! …click here for more details


And finally, one or two for you…

Remember Billy and Jack of MasterChef fame? How could you forget our SW London finalists!  Well, they’re back.  And they’re back together and they’re cooking up a storm in Battersea for the first ever pop-up Billy & Jack’s Supper Club.  Four MasterChef inspired dishes and a cocktail on arrival. Fab! …click here for more details

ToddlePass allows you to book children’s classes for sports, music, drama activities and much, much more, all in one place and with great discounts.  To celebrate their launch, they’ve put some subscriptions up for grabs.  You could be one of the lucky ten. Seize the day! …click here for more details

Last week we told you about The Hive at Kew.  This week, we can tell you about The Hive Lates, two evening openings in early September for adults only. Experience a summer’s evening like no other, surrounded by thousands of flickering lights inside a giant bee-inspired installation set against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens, with food and drink in The Orangery and plenty of bee-ish goings-on. …click here for more details

Take a look at our brilliant summertime offers and competitions.  There’s still time to win a pair of Silver tickets to London Fashion Weekend, a 3-hour clean from Eco Clean Homes or 10 classes with Fit for a Princess on Wandsworth Common.  Or take your pick from our fab offers for your home, for you or for your family. …click here for more details


That’s it.  Whatever you do, may the summer fun keep on rolling and keep this link close at hand! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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