Northcote Road Christmas Lights, Billy & Jack’s Supper Club and Babe – The Sheep-Pig opens at Polka: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 24th November 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Bobble hats, gloves and rosy noses at the ready.  It may be the warmest year on record, but Storm Angus and late November do not a cosy corner of London make.  So wrap up warm and head to the Northcote Road Christmas Lights.  Carols, mince pies and even mulled wine for those of us who pass the minimum age limit (with ease).  Tuck in, warm up and feel the happy glow.  For more lights and other end-of-year goings-on, our calendar is right here. (click here)

If you’re on the move, we have a property section which might help your search.  With PrimeLocation and four local estate agents, you’ll find all the properties for sale and to rent in this neck of the woods.  Oh, and school catchments all mapped out too. …click here for more details


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



For sale with Portico is a 5-bedroom Victorian house on a popular road between Clapham Common and Lavender Hill, with a recent basement conversion including a second reception room with surround sound and a utility room with shower. …click here for more details

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a short let 3-bedroom Victorian house set on a popular Earlsfield street, beautifully refurbished and with concertina doors opening onto a stunning garden, available immediately on a furnished basis. …click here for more details

For rent with Hamptons International is a 5-bedroom house with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and bathrooms, with plenty of built-in storage including a cellar, and bike storage at the rear entrance to the house. …click here for more

For rent with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom semi-detached Victorian family house just seconds from Northcote Road and Wandsworth Common, with fantastic proportions including a utility and boot room downstairs and stretching to over 2800 sqft. …click here for more details


And talking of property, don’t miss…

Stacks London, on Nightingale Lane, is holding another of its popular property surgeries tomorrow.  It’s free, but do book your spot to avoid disappointment! …click here for more details


Fun, food and festivities at your fingertips 

Get them before they’re gone!  Each month we run fabulous NappyValleyNet offers and competitions, put together with you in mind.  Take a peek and then take your pick! …click here for more details

So it’s the Northcote Road Christmas Lights & Market this weekend.  The lights go on on Friday evening and you’ll find Santa at Hamptons International and reindeer, candy floss and popcorn at Rampton Baseley, and then the road will be taken over with a sprawling festive market all day Sunday. Have fun and see you there! …click here for more details

Glow Dental are delighted to be a sponsor of the lights and market this year and will be out with balloons, mulled wine and plenty of lovely freebies, as well as launching their Crazy Christmas Colouring Competition – get those pencils at the ready! …click here for more details

At the MCT at Alleyn’s tonight Monika Linton, founder of Brindisa, will be talking about their new book, The True Food of Spain, with recipe demonstrations, tastings and a glass of sherry. Olé! …click here for more details

It’s the Eaton House The Manor Girls’ School Christmas Gift Fair this very evening.  Just £5 on the door and a glass of mulled wine while you tick everybody off your Christmas list, choosing from over 40 local and independent stalls. …click here for more details

The Vintage Wonderland Market at Graveney and Meadow is on Sunday. Start with brunch and then listen to jazz as you admire the stalls. There’s even a wrapping station and a visit from Santa. …click here for more details

Head to The Bright Emporium on Sunday for Christmas Storytime with Ben Mantle, author and illustrator of The Best Christmas Present Ever, a heart-warming story about it being the thought that counts. …click here for more details

Chestnut Grove Academy presents a Community Carol Concert soon with the school’s chamber choir, jazz band and community choir, Voice of the Grove, as well as Ben Haenow, winner of X Factor 2014.  Stars in our midst! …click here for more details


For the little ones (and the young at heart)

Meet the little pig with big dreams this winter in a heart-warming tale of friendship, bravery and adventure in Babe – The Sheep-Pig at Polka Theatre, which starts its run tomorrow. The perfect family outing. …click here for more details

Southfields Theatre Group are on the lookout for a new batch of Mini Stars for their production of Rapunzel in February.  Head to the Aspire Centre on Saturday for a fun dance and drama panto workshop and let your hair down! …click here for more details

It’s the Winter Wonderland at Beatrix Potter School on Saturday afternoon.  I’m thinking Mrs Tiggy-Winkle or Peter Rabbit with snowy spikes and ears!  Fun, shopping, mulled wine and a BBQ, plus entertainment for the children. …click here for more details

Sounds like Christmas jumpers will abound at the Singing Hands Christmas Charity Singalong in Hampton on Sunday.  Festive rhymes, vintage tunes and the odd pop Christmas classic. …click here for more details

Wednesday mornings are made for little ones at Mini Fit with Open Air Fit.  Fun, structured physical activities for children aged 18 months to 3 years. See how they run! …click here for more details


And just for grown-ups…

Urban Retreat – Raw Food & Yoga is on Sunday.  Tuck yourself away for the day on Wandsworth Common – the theme is Chocolate Decadence. Might be saying yum as well as om… …click here for more details

There’s an Ofsted approved Paediatric First Aid Course with First Aid for Life in Balham soon, to empower you, your nanny or granny with the skills and confidence to help in an emergency. …click here for more details

Back to work soon?  The Clapham NCT Returning to Work workshop will help you think through the practical and emotional challenges involved. …click here for more details

Billy & Jack’s Supper Club is on next week in Battersea (yes, they of Masterchef fame!). Sounds delicious, cosy and fun as you get to watch them prepare your supper. …click here for more details

Like Christmas, love fashion?  Then the Beaufort Bazaar, a Christmas fashion pop-up on the Kings Road, will be right up your street.  …click here for more details

Wend your way to a Christmas Pop-Up at Hotel du Vin in Wimbledon.  Why not turn it into a lovely treat with a handful of friends and lunch before you shop ’til you drop! …click here for more details


Thinking schools?  Open days continue…

It’s the White House Preparatory School & Woodentops Kindergarten open day this Saturday, opening their doors hot on the heels of the news that they’ve been named number 10 in London (and 54 nationwide) in The Sunday Times Top 100 UK Prep Schools list. Congratulations! …click here for more details

Shaftesbury Park Primary School open day is coming up soon …click here for more details

There’s an open morning at Streatham & Clapham Prep School next week. …click here for more details

More mock exams lined up at Teatime Tutors this Saturday and another session in December. …click here for more details



That’s it.  Have fun and hopefully see you on Northcote Road this weekend! Details of that and other goings-on right here. (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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