The London Motor Show, Raising Girls with The Parent Practice and a school open days round-up: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 20th April 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

They say a change is as good as a rest, so for those of you who have been away over the Easter break, hopefully by now you’re oozing essence of R&R from every pore.  For those of you who haven’t been away, at least the days are longer, the blossom blooms and there’s still chocolate in the fridge. If you’re looking to get back in the swing without going to the playground, check out our calendar.  It’ll get you back on track. …click here for more details

On the move?  Take a look at our property pages.  If you’re looking for a new home in the neighbourhood we have all the property for sale and to rent via the usual search criteria plus primary school catchment areas. Handy if you have children… …click here for more details


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



For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom family home set ‘Between the Commons’ and just off Northcote Road, with stunning Victorian features and newly decorated throughout, a large double reception room and doors leading to the garden from the kitchen. …click here for more details

For rent with Hamptons International is a 1-bedroom maisonette, modernised throughout with ample built-in storage, an open-plan reception room and breakfast bar and a private patio, set within a secluded mews development near Battersea Park. …click here for more details

For rent with Portico is a 2-bedroom apartment with a striking, modern finish, well located in central Fulham with a 24-hour concierge as well as a secure parking bay and a fully-equipped gym. …click here for more details

For rent with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom family house with a double reception room, modern kitchen and a south-facing garden set on a popular road just off Clapham Common West Side and close to Clapham South tube. …click here for more details


Straight back to it! There’s a whole lot of fun to be had out there…

Raising Girls is a Parent Practice course in early May which will look at the five stages of a girl’s life and what she needs from relationships with parents and friends at each of those stages. …click here for more details

A new Nurturing Mums postnatal course gets underway on Northcote Road (click here) and in Earlsfield soon, so book your spot for five weeks of friendly advice and tips on sleeping, weaning, baby development and first aid, not to mention meeting mums at just the same stage as you. …click here for more details

The North End Road Spring Market will be full of the joys of spring next week, with no traffic, 150 stalls, live music, street theatre, children’s activities and food, glorious food. …click here for more details

The London Motor Show is back in Battersea Park in early May.  See over 150 new vehicles, meet motoring legends, admire the latest tech innovations, enjoy the family entertainment and – almost the best bit – children under 11 go free! …click here for more details

Broomwood Hall Upper School is holding a Meet the Senior Schools Evening for parents of girls considering boarding.  Over 25 schools will be represented from all over the country and two Q&A sessions with a panel of experts. …click here for more details

Grand Designs Live (yes, Kevin McCloud!) gets underway next weekend. See all the latest trends for the home as well as many never-before-seen products.  Maybe take your copy of the NappyValleyNet Design & Build Guide 2017 tucked under your arm….And right this way for free weekday tickets… …click here for more details

Looking for an action-packed, unforgettable holiday for the children in the Swiss Alps with sports, language, team work, culture and outdoor fun?  Look no more.  Camp Suisse Session One (and Two, Three and Four) is open for bookings! …click here for more details

Sushi at Skylark is back by popular demand on Wandsworth Common. The perfect makings of a Girls’ Night Out, you’ll find fabulous food by Sushi maestro, Jin Ho Lim, delicious cocktails and a relaxing nail bar where you can be preened.  Say no more! …click here for more details

Looking to volunteer?  New training gets underway soon with Home-Start, Richmond, enabling you to support families with difficulties such as postnatal illness, bereavement or disability. …click here for more details

Social Slam is a half day, intensive Social Media Workshop coming up soon in Clapham Old Town focused specifically on the interiors market and property industry. Get your hashtag on! …click here for more details


Be they artists, dancers or just wanting to make a splash…

Picassos in the Park Art Courses for Children get started at Skylark Café after school today for those aged 5 to 10.  It’s a 12-week course and if you’d like to try before you buy they’re offering a drop-in class for just £10. …click here for more details

There’s a lennylove pop-up sale at Fresh Ground next week, the chance to buy baby clothing and accessories for your little ‘modern munchkin’! …click here for more details

Puddle Ducks, baby and pre-school swimming lessons make a splash around the neighbourhood seven days a week, with weekly sessions now on Wednesdays and Fridays at Balham Leisure Centre. …click here for more details

Any 7 to 12 year olds who like to hit the dance floor or tap their feet to the rhythm at any given opportunity might love the new weekly after school Funky Moves Street Dance Club.  More challenging moves and high level choreography for some serious groovers! …click here for more details

Parents and children over 5 can train together with a Chinese Kung Fu master at the WenLin Chinese School – exercise for the mind and body, teaching discipline, respect and perseverance. …click here for more details

See live tadpoles, froglets and other pond creatures from The River Wandle Trust at Wandsworth Town Library on their Save the Frog Day.  For those aged 4 and up – go dressed as a frog! …click here for more details


Now we’re all back, here’s an up-to-date list of forthcoming school open days

Broomwood Hall Pre-Prep Open Day – Garrad’s Road …click here for more details

Cumnor House School for Boys …click here for more details

Cumnor House School for Girls …click here for more details

Dolphin School Open Mornings …click here for more details

Emanuel School Open Afternoon …click here for more details

Finton House Open Morning …click here for more details

Noah’s Ark Nursery Open Mornings …click here for more details

Northcote Lodge Open Day …click here for more details

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

Sydenham High School Junior School Open Morning …click here for more details

Sydenham High School Senior School Open Morning …click here for more details

The White House Preparatory School & Woodentops Kindergarten …click here for more details

Treetops Nursery …click here for more details

Woldingham School Open Day …click here for more details


And finally…

Back from one holiday and thinking of another?  How about trying your hand at winning a week for two 7 to 17 year olds at the incredible Camp Suisse in the Swiss Alps this August?  It’s just one of our fabulous competitions and you’ve got just 10 days left in which to enter. There are lots more brilliant offers and discounts too in our exclusive NappyValleyNet collection put together with you in mind. Take a peek… …click here for more details


That’s it – have fun! Keep our calendar close at hand and please do keep adding to it! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team


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