Old York Road Unplugged, Nurturing Mums Postnatal Course and Child Safety Week: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 1st June 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

June!  How?  Sometimes it’s best not to ask; it seems the older I get the faster it goes, but perhaps that’s more about trying to keep up with my children, especially around the half term week.  I need a holiday; when’s my half term?  Turn to our calendar for inspiration and keep the events coming – we’re in serious summer fair season and we’d love to help you spread the word. (read more)

On the look out for new bricks and mortar?  Take a look at our property pages.  We have homes for sale and to rent in the neighbourhood with primary school catchment areas all mapped out so you’ll know distance from front door to school gate. (read more)


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



For rent with Hamptons International is a 5-bedroom family house with three luxury bathrooms, set in the Nightingale Triangle and close to schools and transport links, light and bright with a large basement for storage and a private garden. (read more)

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom family house just moments from Clapham Common and close to Northcote Road, beautifully refurbished with an extended kitchen ideal for every day family living as well as entertaining. (read more)

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 3-bedroom maisonette on one of the most sought after roads on Richmond Hill and close to Richmond Park, with a 125 ft garden, off-street parking and the potential to extend. (read more)

If you’re thinking of selling, letting or Airbnbing your London property, Portico can tell you the estimated price you’d achieve in a few simple clicks with their instant valuation tool. (read more)


For the children, for the family, for you, glorious you! 

You’ll find music and merriment down SW18 way on Sunday afternoon at Old York Road Unplugged with live music, street food and bars, cool stalls and a kids zone. (read more)

Wandsworth Heritage Festival continues with a great range of walks, talks and workshops looking back at the Wandsworth of the olden days. (read more)

The WWT London Wetland Centre’s Grass Animal Zoo is on until the end of half term.  You’ll find life size (and bigger) grass animals including a hippo and camel, a bear and giraffe. Follow the green-grass trail… (read more)

Author and illustrator, Ada Grey, will be at the Bright Emporium’s Storytime Sunday this weekend with her book, Rockabye Pirate, so swashbuckle your way there to find treasure. (read more)

Another Nurturing Mums Postnatal Course gets underway next week on Northcote Road.  Five weeks to help you get to grips with sleep, weaning, baby development and first aid, as well as to meet local mums at just the same stage as you. (read more)  And another starting in Earlsfield just a week later. (read more)

Next week is Child Safety Week and First Aid for Life have written an important article for us on keeping the children safe and avoiding accidents.  Their new book, Burns, Falls and Emergency Calls is available on Amazon and if you download their e-book for just 99p on 7th June, they’ll send you a free print copy to keep close at hand. (read more)

Head to Chestnut Grove Theatre for the Southside production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce, a funny and poignant look at married life and relationships. (read more)

There’s an Art History Talk on Battersea Rise on Monday, a relaxed and informal look at the portrayal of women in Victorian paintings – a great insight into how women were represented 100 years ago. (read more)

Ever find yourself wondering what on earth to do (and how?!) with your photos?  Book yourself a place on an Apple Photos Workshop in Putney soon and you’ll be able to get to grips with your mountains of glorious technicolour! (read more)

Parenting in the Digital Age is a workshop at The Parent Practice next week, looking at how our children can make good use of the tech revolution while staying safe and focussed on other aspects of life. (read more)

At Bluebird next week you’ll find a Beauty Class from top London artists with complimentary bubbles.  Top tips on hair, make-up and the chance to win beauty prizes.  It’s got ‘Girls’ Day Out’ written all over it! (read more)

Menopause 101:  What every woman over 35 needs to know is a talk by Dr Vivian Lord to help you discover what’s around the corner, what questions to ask, what’s normal and what’s not. (read more) 


Summer, summer, summertime

Balham Literary Festival in early June is a festival for all the family, focussing on all things bookish.  There are events for young children and slightly older as well as cooking and eating from Thomasina Miers, a singer songwriter event, a look at the background to the Iraq war, and much, much more. Page-turning stuff.  Don’t miss out! (read more).  And here’s your chance to win tickets to a variety of the talks. (read more)

There’s a new weekly Farmers’ Market in town and it’s at Ransome’s Dock by Battersea Park.  Set in the Nutbourne Restaurant courtyard, you’ll find everything seasonal including veg, fruit, salad, poultry, eggs, cheese, cake, juice, wine, cake, meat and cake. Love cake.  (read more)

The Ritherdon Road Street Party will be here before we know it with the road closed to traffic and flip-flops out in force to bring fun and buzz to the neighbourhood.  Food, drink, boutique market stalls from jams to Turkish towels and retro sweets to roll-up beds, and music (sweet music) will light up the stage for entertainment galore. (read more)

Fit4Kidz FC are holding a Fundraiser in Spencer Park soon.  Go along for a taster session as well as a penalty shoot out, football skittles, keepie-up challenge and more.  Calling all lovers of the beautiful game. (read more)

Summer holidays?  How about a week or two for the children in the Swiss Alps with Camp Suisse.  They’ll have the time of their lives, from sledding on a glacier behind huskies to paddle boarding or banana boating on Lake Geneva, plus a little language learning along the way.  Win, win! (read more)


The half term fun keeps on rolling…

There’s still time to make the most of the Startrack Atheltics Half Term Camps run by Herne Hill Harriers at the Tooting Bec Athletics Track.  Coaching in running, jumping and throwing for 7 to 14 year olds in a friendly environment – incredibly good value too! (read more)

There’s a Playball Playdate at Eddie Catz Putney tomorrow for those aged three and a half up to seven.  An energy-expending extravaganza! (read more)

Or head to Eddie Catz Wimbledon for a Creation Station session for 2 to 9 year olds and their grown-ups, plus all that brilliant soft play afterwards. (read more)

Active Art’s Let’s Print & Stencil Art is running for the rest of the week on Wandsworth Common, exploring the world of printing textures, repeat and mexican patterns on fabric, t-shirts and more, using print block, lino printing and stencil art. (read more)

In the Night Garden Live continues in Blackheath. See their little faces as their beloved Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy and Makka Pakka come to life in front of their very (wide) eyes! (read more)

Open Air Fit Half Term Kids Camps are up on Wandsworth Common for little ones up to teens (read more), with a dedicated Kids Football Camp for those more ball-obsessed children!  (read more)


Open days coming up soon…

Elmhurst School for Boys Open Week (read more)

Ernest Bevin College Open Day (read more)

Sydenham High School Open Afternoon Y5 (read more)

Woldingham School Open Day (read more)

The Roche School Open Morning (read more)


Exclusive prizes and offers galore…

Take a look at our NappyValleyNet offers and competitions which include a great summer holiday deal at The Little Gym, free sausages from Cleavers (think BBQs!), super discounts at both Luxury Family Hotels and Gitcombe Country Cottages and 20% off carpentry with GW Cabinetry.  And don’t get me started on all the prizes – family tickets to The Royal Albert Hall with Learn Music London, The Wind in the Willows, The Art of the Brick, Flip Out and more, more, more (how do you like it, how do you like it?) (read more)


That’s it for this week. Let the good times roll… (read more)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team 


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