London Fashion Weekend ticket offer, Upbeat Music Courses and The Parent Practice takes on teens: Your weekly What’s On guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 25th February 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Whether you went away for the half term break or stayed closer to home ignoring alarm clocks and staying in your PJs for what was verging on an unreasonable length of time each morning/afternoon, the status quo has now resumed and timetables are once again being adhered to.  Or perhaps you were unaffected by the week off as yours are still too small or on their way.  Whichever stage you might be at, you can always check into our calendar, packed with ideas and inspiration, whether it’s a last minute weekend plan or you’re looking for a new weekly class for you or yours.  And the best bit?  You can take a leisurely click through from the comfort of your own home while still in those cosy PJs……click here for more details

Hatched a plan to move house over the break?  If so, then make the most of our property pages which we bring to you with PrimeLocation and four local estate agents, plus the most up-to-date primary school catchment areas thanks to Lambeth and Wandsworth councils.  Whether you’re looking to rent or to buy, we’ve got the area covered. (click here)


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

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On the market with Douglas & Gordon is a 5-bedroom family house, beautifully presented and with a 43ft south-facing garden as well as a roof terrace, just minutes from all the shops and restaurants of Abbeville Road. …click here for more details

To rent with Hamptons International is a 3-bedroom unique and modern house which stands out from the surrounding Victorian style, with stunning design and layout and set ‘Between the Commons’ just off Northcote Road. …click here for more details

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom family house with over 2300 sqft of accommodation and boasting fantastic lateral entertaining space, set in a popular area near to Wandsworth Common and a number of good primary schools. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom imposing Victorian family house with a 43ft south-facing garden, overlooking Clapham Common to the front with far reaching views and close to excellent transport links. …click here for more details


Nobody puts baby in the corner – and not mum and dad either..!

Mum & Baby Yoga is held weekly in Richmond and is a fun and enjoyable way to bond and relax with your baby as well as helping your post-natal body recover.  For mums with babies from 10 weeks up to crawling and shuffling, you’ll also be able to take time out of your busy day and focus a bit on you for a change! …click here for more details

There’s a Baby Massage Course at The Northcote Pub (private room, you understand..) to give you and your baby a blissful hour each Friday morning.  Go soothe and be soothed and get you and your little one on the fast track to good relaxation techniques and potentially better sleep. …click here for more details

Could the whole family do with a bend and a stretch?  Then head to the Tatty Bumpkin Family Yoga session this Saturday on St John’s Hill.  Ideal for children aged 2 up to 7 plus their parents, simple Hatha yoga postures with tales of the magical Giggle Tree on Wobble Farm will get your weekend off to a relaxing start.  And breathe… …click here for more details

Call in at Neighbourhood Network in Balham each Wednesday morning for music, fun, conversation and cake.  These drop-in sessions are free and start with Blueberry Playsongs before moving onto crafts, games and that cake.  Easter themed activities coming up too! …click here for more details

Join in on a free weekly Creative Dance Workshop for pre-schoolers run by Dance West at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham.  Suitable for those aged 6 months up to 5, they’ll run, jump, hop, skip, crawl, slide and spin to encourage all areas of their development, including co-ordination! …click here for more details


Richmond’s annual dance festival returns to Hampton School in a couple of weeks withRichDance, performances from local dance groups, youth companies, schools, choreographers and professionals.  It’s just part of a whole heap of goings-on over three weeks including family drumming workshops, sing-alongs and dance classes. Sounds like a lot of musical fun. …click here for more details


From babes to teenagers to you, advice and community are right here.

If the teenage years are looming on the horizon or you’re already in their midst, then The Parent Practice workshop, Preparing for Teenage Years could be for you.  Pick up great advice, tips and techniques on how to navigate what can be tricky times to help your teenager to make the most of the next few years and to emerge with a healthy attitude for adulthood. …click here for more details

London Parents Forum, held by Bonas McFarlane, is on in Knightsbridge tomorrow.  An opportunity to hear more about how to gain the competitive edge in education and ensure your child takes best advantage of opportunities.  Who was it who said, ‘Education, education, education.’..?  …click here for more details

In celebration of what has previously been just an American event, there’s a National Nanny Night this coming weekend and you’ll have the chance to meet and make new friends with other nannies, maternity nurses and au-pairs over a very English Afternoon Tea in Chelsea. Cucumber sandwich, anyone?  …click here for more details

A quick reminder of the NCT Nearly New Sale at Broomwood Methodist Church this Saturday morning.  What can I say other than stay in Friday night, get a good night’s sleep, rise early and be there! …click here for more details


Culture, fashion, music, shopping.  We’ve got the lot.

London Fashion Weekend starts now! Head to the Saatchi Gallery to experience the life of a fashion insider, shop the best designer collections and speak to industry experts about their journeys to the top.  See this season’s collections on the catwalk and listen to expert panel talks from the best in the business.  There’s a 30% off offer on weekday tickets (why, thank you!) and it’s on the King’s Road.  What are you waiting for!? …click here for more details

In the mood for a boogie with your little ones?  Then this Sunday sees another Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave at the Bedford in Balham.  For children aged 0 up to 8 and their parents, there’s a buggy park, a bar, a play area for toddlers with pop-up tents and tunnels, a giant colouring mural, a craft room and we haven’t even got to the top DJs and multi-sensory dancefloor yet with bubbles, glitter cannons, lights… …click here for more details

Head to Omnibus in Clapham Old Town on Sunday afternoon to hear Louise Staples, the 15-year-old prodigy violinist accompanied by pianist Svetlana Kosenko.  Finalist in the upcoming 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year, Louise was offered a place at the world famous Yehudi Menuhin School when she was just 8 and has performed all over the world.  Now, she’s here! …click here for more details

Hydrofit on Northcote Road is now open on Sundays so head down for some exercise, toning and some peaceful ‘me-time’!  Go spinning in water and give your body a great work-out before heading home for that other lovely Sunday activity – well-earned sofa time!  New and exclusive to London is their revolutionary cryotherapy Cry021 machine, right here in our midst. …click here for more details

That old favourite of Bellevue Road, The Inside Man, is now online only following their Christmas Pop-Up on Northcote Road.  Just before a rebrand, they’re offering a fabulous 40% off and it’s not all about the men anymore – they have a range of jewellery, fragrance, chocolate….say no more.  They’ve even been so kind as to offer NappyValleyNetters free delivery.  Thank you! …click here for more details

The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show is almost upon us, filled with anything and everything for those with a love of stitch, textile art and crafts, with hundreds of workshops, demos and interactive goings-on.  If you’re already a whizz or perhaps wanting to try your hand, it sounds like the place to be and there’s a great ticket offer for you right here. …click here for more details

The Affordable Art Fair is back in Battersea Park in March, so put it in the diary if you are on the look out for something new to adorn your walls.  With over 110 local and international galleries exhibiting over 1,100 artists under one roof with works from £100 to £5,000, it sounds like you’ll be hard pressed not to find just what you’re looking for.…click here for more details


Dare I say it? Easter.

I know, I know, so half term is only just over but the Easter holidays are only a few weeks away.  At Upbeat Music Easter Sessions they’ll have four fun-filled days of singing, dance, guitars, drums, songwriting and CD recording as well as a performance on the final day.  Build their musical confidence and ability and not a destroyed hotel room in sight! …click here for more details

Budding actors out there might like A Play in a Week at the Unicorn Theatre.  Led by experienced theatre-makers, these intensive and fun workshops for children aged 7 and up will finish with a performance for friends and family on the Unicorn stage.  The theme will be inspired by their current Greek season of Minotaur and My Father, Odysseus. …click here for more details

The Miniversity Easter Holiday Camp will get your children ready for the big wide world via the fun old world of ICT.  Let them transform their lives for just one day; will they be a fashion designer, a chef and restaurateur, a movie director or a coder?  The world is their oyster! …click here for more details


That’s it for this week.  Whatever you decide to do, have fun!


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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