NappyValleyNet Meet-up at Skylark, Where’s Wally Fun Run and Deciphering 7/8+ with Bonas MacFarlane: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 16th March 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Bone-strengthening sunshine is a wonderful thing, not least for women of a certain age.  It lifts the spirits, puts a spring in the step and wards off any issues with old(er) bones.. Time to strip back the layers and get out in the big fresh air. Whether you’re running around to keep up with speedy toddlers or running round just for you, make good use of our busy-bee calendar to help you along your way. …click here for more details

Be it Wandsworth, be it Lambeth, we have a handy list of all the primary schools on our property pages, with each school catchment mapped out for you too, so you can be sure to find your next family home in just the right spot. …click here for more details


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



For rent with Portico is a 2-bedroom apartment in a beautiful period conversion in Parsons Green close to great bus links, with bright and airy open-plan living space and the master bedroom leading onto a patio garden. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom family house close to Clapham High Street and Clapham Common, with over 2,300 sqft of living space presented in excellent condition with a great sense of light and space. …click here for more details

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 3-bedroom semi-detached Victorian house on a sought after street just off Wandsworth Common, with plenty of period charm and great potential to extend, both into the side return and further into the loft, with a 40 ft south-facing garden and cellar currently used as a utility room. …click here for more details

For rent with Hamptons International is a 4-bedroomed terraced family house set ‘Between the Commons’ with a large modern eat-in kitchen with bi-fold doors onto a well-presented garden and a renovated cellar idea for storage. …click here for more details


From coffee and conversation to education and meditation…

Join us for coffee, croissants and convivial conversation at Skylark Café on Wandsworth Common tomorrow morning – it’s the NappyValleyNet Spring Meet-Up!  You do need to book in advance and there are still one or two spaces up for grabs….See you there! …click here for more details

Today is the day of the SEND Reform Conference at the Wandsworth Civic Centre for parents and carers of children and young people from 0 to 25 with special educational needs or disabilities. …click here for more details

An exhibition at Sprout Arts in Furzedown by ex-primary school teacher, Gillian Foster, explores mixed media and includes a range of paintings, collages, boats made from driftwood and material found the beach. Upcycling at its artistic best! …click here for more details

Baby Gospel family concert hits Balham tomorrow with uplifting soul and gospel music from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Jackie Wilson, Pharrell and more, with the vocal talents of London’s CK Gospel Choir.  I might have to borrow a small child! …click here for more details

Ever wish you had the perfect capsule wardrobe?  Head to How to Create your own Capsule Wardrobe for a Saturday afternoon dedicated to you and your clothes. You deserve it!  …click here for more details

Monkey Music is running a new class on Tuesday mornings at Skylark on Wandsworth Common. Two sessions to choose from for 2 to 3 year olds and the even smaller under ones, with great coffee and food to fuel you! …click here for more details

Anyone reading this hatching plans for Mother’s Day?  Maybe putting the words in bold will help them be spotted!  How about an Awaken the Soul Retreat.  Escape to west London for the day for some empowering Yoga and QiGong. …click here for more details

The Velveteen Rabbit has just opened at the Unicorn Theatre for its third run there following a successful stint on Broadway. Ideal for age 5 and up, it’s a magical and moving story looking at how toys and people come alive through wisdom and love. …click here for more details

The London Parents’ Forum will be Deciphering 7/8+ tomorrow with the Director of Bonas MacFarlane, William Petty, in discussion with the head of Knightsbridge School, Magoo Giles, looking at how assessments at that age differ from the 11/13+ route. …click here for more details

It’s all about Myths and Legends at Bach to Baby in Fulham with the sounds of the flute and harp enticing you into enchanted worlds beyond our own.  Just grab one of their Monmouth coffees to take with you! …click here for more details

Anyone seen Wally?  Join the stripe-clad crowds on Clapham Common this Sunday for the Where’s Wally Fun Run in aid of the National Literacy Trust.  There are different distances so you can disappear into the mix whatever your fitness level. …click here for more details

Dig out your boob-tube and leg-warmers and join in on the Charity Danceathon at The Bedford in Balham this Sunday in aid of Paul’s Cancer Support Centre. Go party like it’s 1999! …click here for more details


A first look at Easter holiday fun – not long now! 

Get them flying without leaving London! The Aerial Skills Workshop will have ‘Young Flyers’ learning tricks up in the air on the Hoop and Trapeze.  Just don’t let them run away to the circus! …click here for more details

There’ll be plenty of springtime fun on Wandsworth Common with the Open Air Fit Multi-Sport Kids’ Camps running over three weeks of the holidays with daily drop-in available as well as full weeks of fresh air and exercise. …click here for more details

Children aged 6 to 12 will get their creative juices flowing at the Easter Holidays Creative Writing Workshop at Parsons Green Prep School.  Brush up those tale-telling techniques and they’ll be leaving you with great cliffhangers forever after! …click here for more details

Exceptional Academics are running an Easter Revision Course for 11+ Maths, English and Reasoning at Belleville Primary which could prove to be some holiday time very well spent. …click here for more details

 Give them the chance to work on their french in a fun and busy environment at the Et Patati Patata 100% Fun French Easter Camps.  From cooking to crafting, exercising to chatting – chouette! …click here for more details

The Happy Potter is on for those aged 6 and over to get to grips with clay and then paint their own creations to take home, with morning, afternoon or all day sessions at Broomwood Hall Upper School. …click here for more details

Let’s Act Drama School Easter Camp will get those aged 4 up to 14 singing, dancing, acting and building their confidence at St Luke’s ready to showcase numbers from their favourite shows by the end of the week. …click here for more details

The Funky Moves Dance & Art Holiday course in Balham and Wimbledon will have them getting stuck into all sorts of fun and games including arts and crafts and learning super-cool dance routines too.  Play that funky music! …click here for more details

Tennis Taster Week, run by All Star Tennis on Wandsworth Common, Tooting Common, Putney and beyond, will give children aged 3 and above a great taste of tennis.  Does exactly what it says on the tin, then!? …click here for more details

Miniversity is back on at Chelsea Academy where they can try their hand at being a doctor, entrepreneur, web designer or movie-maker for the day. Whet those young appetites! …click here for more details


And finally…

If you haven’t spotted our brand new batch of amazing NappyValleyNet competitions and offers this month, then take a peek! There’s an incredible prize of a trip for two children to Camp Suisse in the Swiss Alps this August worth over £2,000, as well as 11+ Maths and English Workshops with JK Educate, five Buggyfit sessions thanks to Ayrton, a place on The Parent and Baby Coach Baby Sleep and Routine Workshop and more, more, more, including a 20% discount at The Almyra in Cyprus with Tots Too.  Resistance is futile! …click here for more details


That’s it! Whatever you do, have fun! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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