Northcote Road Christmas Lights, Independent Schools Show & Wimbledon Open Studios: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 10th November 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Nobody knows how cold my toes (thank you A.A Milne) get on the side of a playing field.  In fact, after a certain point even I don’t know; I can’t feel them any more. The dedication of parents knows no bounds.  Perhaps we have super-powers bubbling beneath the surface, but like Superman, we live life as normal people doing normal things.  Help is on hand to fuel our Wonder Woman / Superman tendencies though. Here’s one of them.  Our calendar, packed with help and inspiration (just don’t leave your gloves off for too long or you won’t feel your fingers either). (click here)

House hunting?  Start your search with us.  We have homes for sale and to rent with PrimeLocation and four local estate agents, and school catchments all mapped out. …click here for more details


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



For rent with Hamptons International is a 2-bedroom apartment close to Clapham South, light and airy with a modern finish, a large, south-west facing balcony with far-reaching views and underground parking for one car. …click here for more details

For rent with Portico is a 4-bedroom family house set ‘Between the Commons’ and close to both Wandsworth Common station and Clapham South, with a large private garden, original period features and a spacious double reception room, ideal for entertaining. …click here for more details

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 3-bedroom family house just moments from Clapham Junction and Northcote Road, recently refurbished to a high standard with plenty of light and space, a separate utility room and a south-west facing roof terrace. …click here for more details

For rent with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom Victorian family house overlooking Clapham Common, wider than average and extremely well presented with white washed wooden floors.. …click here for more details 


Don’t miss..

The time has come, the weekend is almost here.  It’s the Independent Schools Showin Battersea Park. With over 200 schools represented and countless Heads, teachers and registrars to meet, you’ll leave well versed in all things education and clearer on the next steps for your family. …click here for more details

Today is the Little Voices free Singing & Drama Workshop with West End star, Sarah Harlington, to launch their new venue in Teddington.  Add a little sparkle and pizzazz to your Thursday afternoon! …click here for more details

Time for another Wimbledon Art Studios Open Weekend.  Wander the labyrinthine corridors and take in art of all sorts of mediums and styles, with the chance to meet the artists and buy direct. …click here for more details

Local World Beat Music Academy is holding a charity concert tomorrow at the Astor Hyde Park, so if live music and a glass of wine is up your street, head that way! …click here for more details

St Mary’s Magdalene on Trinity Road is holding a Jumble Sale this Saturday, so pop in for great bargains in clothes, shoes, toys, bric-a-brac and soft furnishings. …click here for more details

It’s Albee Vector The Sound Collector at the Clapham Omnibus on Sunday.  An interactive tale of love, adventure and a sound-hoover called Mustard.  You had me at ‘sound-hoover’. …click here for more details

At Storytime Sunday at The Bright Emporium this weekend, both the author and the illustrator of The Building Boy will be reading and getting creative about a boy whose grandma was a famous architect. Love it already! …click here for more details


Seven weeks to go – time to shop!

Here’s a date for your diary.  It’s the Northcote Road Christmas Lights & Market soon! Twinkly lights and Santa’s Grotto at Hamptons International on the Friday and stalls galore on the Sunday. Carol singing, mince pie eating and festive merriment – come along and join us! …click here for more details

The Streatham & Clapham High Christmas Shopping Night is next week.  Your full Christmas present list under one roof with a glass of fizz on arrival and some great raffle prizes too. Could you possibly get everything ticked off before November is out!? …click here for more details

Holy Trinity Clapham are holding The Green and Ethical Christmas Fayre in early December with the highlight being a fancy dress nativity with real animals from Vauxhall City Farm. …click here for more details

Hotel du Vin Wimbledon is hosting a Christmas Pop-Up with artisan food and wine producers, hand-picked boutique stalls and Harvey Nichols comes to SW19! …click here for more details

There’s a Winter Wonderland at Beatrix Potter School later on this month, with plenty of gifts from local and specialist sellers, mulled wine, carols and a BBQ, plus fun rides for the children. …click here for more details

It’s the Allfarthing Christmas Shopping Evening soon with over 40 stalls for Christmas shopping, a raffle and a bar (child free zone), so you’ll feel the festive spirit in more ways than one. …click here for more details

Royal Trinity Hospice Christmas Fair is on at St Luke’s next week, with a preview evening for first dibs and a drink and then all day on the Wednesday to peruse, pick and purchase. …click here for more details

Early December sees the Dulwich Picture Gallery overflowing with merriment at A Dulwich Christmas, including a winter lights trail, an artisan market selling original stocking fillers as well as warming mulled cider and hot chocolate, and storytelling in an enchanted cottage. …click here for more details

‘Twas a week before Christmas….The White Christmas Fair comes to Tooting Market again for one night only.  Shop from a range of handpicked, independent brands in amongst the bars and restaurants under a canopy of fairy lights, to the sound of classic Christmas tunes. Magical! …click here for more details


For you, for them…

Stacks Property Search London are holding free surgeries in their office on Nightingale Lane soon, so if you’re in the market for a move or want to understand the current property market a little more thoroughly, book your spot now. …click here for more

Fit to Deliver with Jane Wake is a two day course for professionals – fitness leaders, midwives and physiotherapists.  A certified programme designed by the Fit to Deliver team. …click here for more details

CeCe & Me, children’s shoe fitting, will be at Skylark next week and sharing the pop-up with children’s clothing Louis & Victoire, all the way from Madagascar.  …click here for more details

Gutsy Chutney is a supper pop-up being held at Barmouth Kitchen next week. A six-course meal paired with up to 5 different wines. If you love Indian flavours, this is for you. It doesn’t always have to be beer! …click here for more details

Mummyfit runs regular fitness sessions which include Pilates, boxing, power walking and yoga out in the big fresh air of Bishops Park, geared towards postnatal women to help you fight the sleep deprivation! …click here for more details

Baby Broadway hits Balham again next week and the West End lands on your doorstep.  Sing your heart out to Grease, Frozen, Mary Poppins and more.  The little ones will love it too… …click here for more details


School open days

Cumnor House School for Boys …click here for more details

Cumnor House School for Girls …click here for more details

Dulwich College Junior School Open Afternoon …click here for more details

Sydenham High School Open Day …click here for more details

The Roche School Open Event …click here for more details

Whitgift School Open Afternoon …click here for more details

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

The first of the Teatime Tutors Mock exams are taking place in Earlsfield this weekend, so if this is your world at the moment, it could be just what is needed. …click here for more details


And finally…

Remember, remember, it’s November. Time for a fresh new batch of NappyValleyNet offers and competitions.  Here they are.  Take your pick, or pick them all! …click here for more details


That’s it.  Have fun and here’s that link to our calendar.  Keep it close. (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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