Night Safari at London Wetland Centre, family fun at Battersea Power Station and Nurturing Mums Postnatal Course: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 9th August 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

I love hands-free; to be able to talk on the phone and multi-task without getting a crick in the neck is surely every busy person’s joy.  It made the hour-long conversation with our internet provider so much better when broadband crashed out this week.  Half a (very large) bar of milk chocolate and a packet of the children’s salt & vinegar Hula Hoops made it all feel so much better while I was on hold.  If you’re tuned in to the world wide web right now, have a look at our calendar.  It’s full-to-bursting with summer fun (read more).

Thinking of a move?  Start your search with us – we’ve got homes for sale and to rent in the neighbourhood and we’ve thought about school catchments too, so you’ll find handy maps and distances from front door to school gate (read more).

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



For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom family house close to Wandsworth Common and Balham, stretching to over 2,200 sqft and in excellent condition with secure gates surrounding the end-of-terrace position and a bedroom, smart shower room and separate utility on the lower ground floor (read more).

For sale with Hamptons International is a 2-bedroom duplex apartment in a much sought after Grade II listed Victorian school conversion near Brixton and Clapham North, with an open plan reception and dining room, communal gardens and a residents’ gym (read more). 

For sale with Portico is a 4-bedroom Edwardian house arranged over three floors and with a large, private garden, set close to all the amenities of Tooting Broadway (read more).

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 2-bedroom architect-designed house close to Battersea Park and the Kings Road, refurbished to the highest specification with excellent entertaining space and a west-facing garden (read more).

August inspiration at your fingertips

If you haven’t wended your way there yet, go to Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village and set foot on the path beside the river, now open after 100 years! You’ll find one of London’s most iconic landmarks in the midst of six weeks of family fun – enjoy! (read more)

Dulwich Park’s Keeper’s Lodge has been transformed into a magical land of myth this summer for little ones aged 3 up to 7 to go and explore the Wyld Woods in  Whippersnappers Fairyland 2017.  Baking, elderflower potions and theatricals are involved – you have been warned! (read more).

Don’t miss the WWT London Wetland Centre‘s regular Friday Night Safaris this summer, a pretty magical few hours of den-building, adventure and exploring the wildlife after lights out! (read more)

If yours love creepy crawlies then they’ll love Marvellous Mini Beasts at Hampton Court on Mondays this August (read more).

Sensacional is on at the Unicorn Theatre from now until the end of the month.  Created for toddlers, it’s a sound and vision show in which they are participants – ideal for 18 months up to 3 years (and accompanying grown-ups!) (read more).

Baby Broadway hits Putney next week with songs from shows like Grease, Mary Poppins, Frozen and more, so there’s something for every generation of your family from grandparents to little ones! Might dig out my Pink Ladies jacket… (read more)

You can’t beat Outdoor Cinema – Pop-Up Screens for a treat, especially when Back to the Future’s on – go and be entertained by Marty and Doc with popcorn on the side! (read more)

Over Putney way you’ll find family fun when Cluedo meets The Crystal Maze at The Dynamo where you can pick up a pizza or brunch at the same time! Ideal for children aged 10 and up, it takes about an hour of code-breaking and sleuthing (read more).

Bouncing Cats and Boom Boom Pups is an immersive, high-energy performance where beatbox, rap and graffiti come together and it’s on at The Village Hall, Battersea Power Station this weekend.  Perfect for 5 to 10 year olds with audience participation encouraged! (read more)

Camps, clubs, cookery, culture

Role Models’ Special Needs Summer Camps are coming up soon in Southfields, Wimbledon or Regent’s Park with the choice between dynamic and calming activities and no more than 25 children per day (read more).

Open Air Fit’s Multi-Sport Kids Camps continue to entertain your bundles of energy daily on Wandsworth Common.  Brilliant for boys and girls from 4 up with drop-in rates, weekly rates and sibling discounts for a whole family of fun! (read more)

Kids Summer Yoga Camp is running at the Nature Scope Centre next week with a mixture of postures, stories, games, relaxation and music, with a chance for the older ones to create their own routine and video (read more).

Little Voices‘ final camp of the summer is Charlie & the Chocolate Factory.  Learn a script and be part of the big show.  Surely there’ll be some real chocolate thrown in for good measure too! (read more)

The Avenue Cookery School continues to offer their 5-day residential Duke of Edinburgh Award Course over the summer, teaching children a wide range of recipes from a Boeuf Bourguignon to Tarte Tatin and Honeycomb ice-cream.  Send them anyway and you’ll eat like royalty when they come home! (read more)

Thinking September yet…?

Nurturing Mums Postnatal Courses are on again in September in Battersea, Balham and Earlsfield, with the first of their five-weekly sessions getting underway on Northcote Road.  Pick up top tips, approachable advice and a few new friends along the way! (read more)

CeCe&Me is back in the neighbourhood soon to measure your little ones’ feet for new school shoes, so whether they’re starting school for the first time or going up a year, time to put your best foot forward (read more).

The Night Pirates sail into The Rose Theatre in Kingston to take wide-eyed children on a much-loved adventure on the high seas.  If they know the book already, all the better me hearties! (read more)

And finally…

The Roundhouse sale is still on, so call in for temptation in the form of state-of-the-art kitchen cabinetry and design.  And don’t miss their latest competition – dinner for two at Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley (read more).

Free fizz is always welcome and never more so when we’re all a bit more footloose and fancy free in August. Head to Ben’s Canteen with this lovely offer up your sleeve. (read more)

Take a look at our summertime exclusive offers and competitions.  Win a Farmdropshop delivered to your door worth £100, £100 worth of John Lewis vouchers from Simply Loft, two week’s worth of wonky veg from OddBox, a six-bottle case of English sparkling wine from Ayrton, a gorgeous palm print cushion from Emma Green Design and a picnic hamper filled with delicious Italian goodies from nife is life. Happiness is but a click away… (read more)


That’s it – have another great week of summer fun! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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