NappyValleyNet Meet-Up, Exceptional Academics 11+ booster course and the Wandsworth Heritage Festival: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 18th May 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

May day (may day) has long gone but you may be feeling a bit like shouting those words from the rooftops as half term approaches fast.  Shame the mini-heatwave never really materialised but in order for the week off school to be full of sunshine – both figuratively and/or literally – we hope our calendar helps cast a little ray of light your way. (read more)

House hunting?  Start with us.  We have property pages with homes to buy or to rent in the neighbourhood with handy school catchment maps plus distances from school gate to front door. (read more)


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



For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom family house in fantastic condition with plenty of period features and natural light, set in a great location just moments from the wide open spaces of Tooting Bec Common and close to Tooting Bec tube. (read more)

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 3-bedroom maisonette with two bathrooms and an open-plan kitchen reception room, set on Lavender Sweep and just refurbished to an excellent standard, available immediately. (read more)

For sale with Portico is a 2-bedroom purpose-built apartment with great entertaining space and a private balcony, close to Clapham Common and good transport links, with no onward chain. (read more)

For rent with Hamptons International is a 5-bedroom terraced house on a sought after street in Abbeville Village, with a stylish cinema room, a state-of-the-art kitchen and an entertaining space extending into a stunning landscaped garden. (read more)


Let’s meet! 

Time for another NappyValleyNet Meet-Up!  Come and join us for a chat, a good cup of coffee and a delicious sweet galette, made by the people who seriously know how, at La Petite Bretagne in Clapham. There’s plenty of space to roam for little ones as you have a sit down and a catch up. It’s free but please do book in so we know how many to expect.  (read more)

It’s the Macaulay Primary School Summer Fair this Saturday! Head over for a BBQ, bouncy castle, cream teas, raffle and more, with Dr Bike on hand to give your wheels a free once-over. (read more)

Tonight is Shannon Leone Fowler’s reading, Q&A and signing of her new book, Traveling with Ghosts at Clapham Books, plus a glass of wine in the garden if we have a warm evening. (read more)

Saturday sees a Plant Sale and Healthy Eating Community Day at the Share Garden off Burntwood Lane. A free family event, you can buy new plants, eat some foodie treats and join in on the exercise workshops (not necessarily in that order). (read more)

Baby Broadway brings its West End musicals to Wimbledon this weekend from Mamma Mia to Mary Poppins, Frozen to Singin’ in the Rain (that last bit sounds chilly). (read more)

First Aid for Life is running one of its 3-hour First Aid for Dogs in Balham on Saturday.  Could be the best 3 hours you’ve ever spent. (read more)

Storytime Sunday at The Bright Emporium will be all about The Birthday Invitation with both the author and the illustrator there to read, craft and delight. (read more)


Sessions, lessons and culture vultures

Energise your midweek with Hump Day Yoga every Wednesday in Battersea Park.  It’s a donation class, so all proceeds go to charity and you can feel doubly good! (read more)

Role Models are holding a Confidence & Resilience Taster Day in June giving you and your children a taste of what their summer camps are like at various venues around town. (read more)

Teatime Tutors is the only London-based private tutoring company which offers tuition for the move to secondary schools, homework assistance and a healthy supper all on one evening, now available on Northcote Road. (read more)

The Man Who Knows it All is a play for 4 to 10 year olds at the Unicorn Theatre, with two performers and a musician off on a quest in search of everything it’s possible to know. (read more)

Hidden Heathbrook claims to be the best kept secret of Wandsworth Arts Fringe and it’s on this weekend.  Not the best kept secret any more! With theatre, circus, music, puppetry and art, it sounds like there’s a lot of fun to be had! (read more) 

Roger McGough & Little Machine will be playing their selection of vintage, classic and surprising poems set to music at James Alleyn’s Girls School next week, an evening ranging from the melancholic to the hilarious and surreal. (read more)

Emily’s Family Workshops are hosting their first joint workshop in Putney next week with The Parent Practice, offering The Essential Toolkit for Raising Confident and Cooperative Children.  Where do I sign up!? (read more)


Half term in all its glory – 11 days and counting…

Exceptional Academics are running an 11+ booster course at Belleville Primary during half term week for Years 4 and 5. (read more)

Half Term Holiday Activities at Orleans House Gallery will be all things ‘Stories & Shadows’ with a range of full or half-day workshops for 0 to 17 year olds. (read more)

Head to the WWT London Wetland Centre’s Grass Animal Zoo where you’ll find life size (and bigger) grass animals including a hippo and camel, a bear and giraffe. (read more)

May Half Term fun is the name of the game at Ham House with Dilys the Dog Escapes trail and Plant it, Grow it, Eat it workshops. (read more)

Don’t miss Robots at the Science Museum for a glimpse into the future (and the now!).(read more)

Open Air Fit are running their Half Term Kids Camps up on Wandsworth Common for little ones up to teens (read more), plus a dedicated Kids Football Camp the same week for serious footie fans. (read more)

Lavender Leonardos is holding Half Term Art Workshops for those aged 5 and up and a Printmaking Workshop for 9 to 15 year olds. (read more)

Arrrr! Me Hearties Half Term Filmmaking Club run by Sparks will have them working on producing a pirate adventure. Wonder if Johnny Depp’s in the ‘hood. (read more)

Funky Moves will be in Balham and Wimbledon with their upbeat, high energy mix of Street Dance & Art Holiday Courses. (read more)

Mad Science will be exploring the world of Solids, Liquids & Gases at Eddie Catz in Wimbledon – cue mini-Einsteins everywhere! (read more)

Yellowbird Education is running a Creative Writing Half Term Workshop in Fulham for all budding 6 to 12 year olds writers. (read more)

It’s a Matilda & Revolting Rhymes Performing Arts Week with Little Voices – make Roald Dahl proud! (read more)

Half Term Sewing Workshops for 6 to 10 year olds learning to sew by hand and machine, tackling a new project each day (read more), with afternoon sessions for older children keen on fashion design. (read more)

At Cheeky Kitchen Cookery little ones will have hands-on fresh ingredients and cookery experience, all in somebody else’s kitchen! (read more)

Head to Eddie Catz Putney for a Playball Playdate during half term, a fun-filled and exhilarating morning of hi-energy games and skills. (read more)

And if yours prefer to throw some shapes rather than balls, then how about the Street Dance Summer Grooves Workshop for a serious work-out! (read more)

In the Night Garden Live hits Blackheath soon. Make their day by going to hang out with Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka, if only for a while! (read more)

There’s so much going on around the neighbourhood for Wandsworth Heritage Festival including walks, talks and workshops.  Find out about the goings-on of yesteryear in south-west London! (read more)


School open days starting today!

Broomwood Hall Pre-Prep Open Day – Garrad’s Road (read more)

Elmhurst School for Boys Early Years Open Morning (read more)

Northcote Lodge Open Day (read more)

Woldingham School Y5 Sleepover/Taster (read more)



That’s it for this week. Have fun and here’s that link again to help you plan your half term. (read more)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team 


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