Northcote Road Christmas Lights & Market, Winter Wonderland at Eddie Catz and the Hamley’s Toy Parade: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 17th November 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

In between running here, there and everywhere with your tiny ones, toddlers, tearaways or teenagers, or just staying put to avoid the rain and catch up on admin, whichever way you look (and especially if you look on our calendar) there’s something going on. Come rain or shine, for busy times and quiet times. Dip in, duck out. Take us or leave us.  We’ll be here ready and waiting next time you need some inspiration. (click here)

Looking for new bricks and mortar?  We have homes for sale and to rent in the neighbourhood and we also have school catchments.  We know what you’re thinking…! …click here for more details


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



For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom Victorian family house on a sought after street ‘Between the Commons’ and close to Clapham South tube, with over 2,000 sqft of living accommodation with a great sense of light and space and a south-facing garden off the extended kitchen. …click here for more details

For sale with Portico is a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom split-level Victorian conversion close to Clapham Junction and just off Northcote Road, with a private roof terrace and a share of freehold. …click here for more details

For rent with Hamptons International is a unique 2-bedroom mews house in a private gated development within easy walking distance of Clapham Common tube, with bi-fold doors opening onto a patio as well as a large balcony upstairs. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom Victorian house just off Battersea Rise and moments from all the shops, bars and restaurants of Northcote Road, with a larger than average reception room and off-street parking. …click here for more details


Twinkle, twinkle little star 

The annual Northcote Road Christmas Lights & Market is next weekend.  The twinkly lights will be switched on around 5pm to the dulcet tones of several lovely school choirs a-carolling, while the Christmas Market will take over the street on the Sunday.  All day feasting and Christmas shopping – perfect! …click here for more details

And then it’s SW4’s turn with the Clapham Lights and all sorts of food, drink, festivities and fun, including crafting with SoLo Craft Fair and beyond. …click here for more details

Tonight’s the night for the Streatham & Clapham High School Christmas Shopping Night. Just £2 to get in and over 40 stalls as well as some great raffle prizes.  Grab that Christmas list and go shop! …click here for more details

Unleash your inner child and take the children along for the ride at the Hamley’s Toy Parade on Regents Street this Sunday.  Join the merry throng as Basil Brush runs proceedings and spot everybody from Q Pootle 5 and The Gruffalo to Peppa Pig and the Power Rangers.  Go soak up the magic of Christmas! …click here for more details

It’s the Wimbledon High School Christmas Fair soon, with festive fun and stalls, including food and drink, and an ice skating rink – surely the best value in town! Book in advance and get your Elsa frock on! …click here for more details

The Winter Wonderland Grotto is back at Eddie Catz Wimbledon this year.  Book early so you don’t miss the chance to meet with Father Christmas and have two hours of soft play while you’re at it.  I call that a big win/win! …click here for more details

Appropriately timed to coincide with our Supermoon, Canada Water Culture Space is hosting Under a Magical Moon this weekend for children aged 3 and up. Wendy Darling gazes out of the window dreaming of blue lagoons, magical moons and the stories she can tell.  There’s magic in the air… …click here for more details


Dance, fitness, music, cake and laughter..(not necessarily in that order)

Rebel, rebel, you’ve torn your dress. But who cares when you’re dancing!?  Clapham Rebels holds regular dance classes for children, but not the usual ballet. Think street dance, modern, ballroom and Latin.  Len and Darcey, watch this space. …click here for more details

Spare 45 mintues and want to spend it well?  Drop in to an Open Air Fit 45-minute Burner Class on Wandsworth Common.  It’ll get your Wednesdays off to a blistering start. …click here for more details

Head to Putney this very morning for a Bach to Baby classical concert, All About that Bass. Sit back and let the sounds of the gigantic bass, the great tuba, baritone vocals and soulful cello wash over you. …click here for more details

The 51st State Band is in concert at the Putney Arts Theatre tomorrow evening, with students of the World Heart Beat Music Academy performing a new commission, ‘Spirit of Brazil’ written by acclaimed pianist and composer, Julian Joseph. …click here for more details

Showtunes are coming your way over in SW19 this weekend!  At Baby Broadway, the whole family can sing along to much-loved songs from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Beauty & The Beast, Grease and more.  Feel good stuff! …click here for more details

Lady Berry Cupcakes is running a Shabby Chic Cupcake Decorating Class on Saturday with all things pastel, pretty and sweet.  They don’t look shabby to me! …click here for more details

John Williams, comedian, author, blogger and dad of autistic son ‘the Boy’, will be reading from his new book, My Son’s Not Rainman at Clapham Library soon. Funds raised will be used to run comic book workshops for teenage children with autism in Lambeth. …click here for more details

Stacks Property Search London are holding free surgeries in their offices on Nightingale Lane next week for anyone thinking of their next move or considering buying a rental investment. …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

Streatham & Clapham Prep School Open Morning …click here for more details

Teatime Tutors Mock Exams …click here for more details

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


How can you resist..

A midweek stay at Luxury Family Hotels (pre-schoolers? Treat yourself while you can!), 30 days of yoga classes for just £40 with Kula Hot Yoga & Wellbeing, 10% off your first term’s fees at The Little Gym Wandsworth & Fulham and lots more besides, plus some fab competition prizes up for grabs. …click here for more details

Toddlepass takes away the hassle and uncertainty of booking classes for babies and toddlers and has them all in the same place for you to check out, with spaces reserved already to make your life a whole lot easier. They’re offering NappyValleyNetters a fabulous 75% off your first month.  Thank you!  …click here for more details


That’s it.  Here’s that link to our calendar again for the next time you feel the need. (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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