Pampering Event at One Four Four, Sushi at Skylark and Christmas holiday fun: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 8th December 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Eighteen days until Christmas. Not that close.  Or as one of my sweet children announced, that’s just two Mondays to go.  Not to worry you, or incite panic and dismay.  Although it’s probably worth mentioning that it’s less than eighteen days until the children are off school or nursery.  And therein lies the problem.  Get to work, Mother (and/or Father) Christmas!  Those stockings are not so easy to fill once you have small appendages wanting to help you shop.  For all other Christmas shenanigans, keep our calendar close. (click here)

House hunting?  Take a look at our property section which has homes for sale and to rent in the neighbourhood together with a handy drop-down menu of primary schools, so you’ll know the distance from front door to school gate. …click here for more details


Check out these homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week



For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom Victorian family house, fully extended and refurbished to an extremely high standard, with a utility room and good storage in the basement, and a lovely garden with borders and Astroturf. …click here for more details

For sale with Portico is a 2-bedroom flat with a large entrance hall and double doors leading onto a private balcony, recently refurbished with a stylish interior and close to both Clapham Common and Brixton. …click here for more details

For rent with Hamptons International is a 5-bedroom house off St John’s Hill, newly renovated and immaculately presented with an eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar and underfloor heating, and a private garden with decked area. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom family house very close to Northcote Road and the local schools, with a west-facing garden and full of potential to extend, both into the loft and the side return. …click here for more details


School’s out (quite soon). Here are some ideas to help them elf around…

Get in the swing with Christmas Holiday Golf Camps at CLGC on Burntwood Lane. …click here for more details

Lavender Leonardo’s is running Printmaking & Painting for 10+ each afternoon. …click here for more details

Upbeat Pop and Rock School will be helping them Write a Song for Christmas at a two-day course in Parson’s Green.  Watch your back, Slade! …click here for more details

Christmas Holidays Multi-Sports Kids Camps with Open Air Fit does exactly what it says it does, out in the great outdoors of Wandsworth Common. …click here for more details

Run off some steam around the Tooting Bec Athletics Track with Herne Hill Harriers’ Christmas holiday athletics sessions. …click here for more details

Mad Science Christmas Camps will spark the imagination and curiosity of any budding Curies or Einsteins out there… …click here for more details

Sparks is recording its magic on film at The Elves & The Shoemaker Christmas Shoot where children from 7 up to 12 can showcase their acting, directing or filming skills. …click here for more details

Youngstars Multi-Sport & Activity Christmas Holiday Camps have sessions going on all over the neighbourhood, so you’re bound to be near one of them! …click here for more details

Slightly less fun, but important for many nevertheless, Exceptional Academics is holding Mock Exams for 11+ candidates in Chelsea soon, as well as interview practice, Christmas lessons and 11+ Booster revision courses. …click here for more details

Eddie Catz Wimbledon is hosting the Funky Moves Christmas Dance Party with break dancing Santa, ideal for girls and boys aged 4 to 9, so go get festively funky followed by a free play. …click here for more details

The Christmas Fairytale Ball for little fairies or elves from 2 to 8 (though little siblings very welcome to watch) is on in both Wimbledon and Battersea, so join in on the fun as they sprinkle their magic dust around the area. …click here for more details


On the doorstep and right up your street

Don’t miss some fab Pamper Events at One Four Four Northcote Road this weekend and next!  No need to book, just pop in and enjoy – hair up-dos and braiding with Duck & Dry.  Don’t mind if I do… …click here for more details

Rutherford House School has its Christmas Fair this weekend and this one’s all about the children (and you!), so put your shopping bags down and join in on the festive fun. …click here for more details

It’s the Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary Magdalene Church on Saturday with enormous trees each uniquely decorated, and mulled wine, a family quiz, choirs a-singing and Santa arriving. …click here for more details

Sunday sees the yogiyoga charity event for Armando Aid, which runs a school for refugees in Greece.  Free classes, mince pies, spiced teas and raffle prizes. …click here for more details

And after Christmas there’s a treat for the girls with Sushi at Skylark.  Delicious sushi, botanical cocktails, beauty treatments, goodie bags from all about the girl, pre-loved designer clothes to browse, and not a cracker in sight! What’s not to love? …click here for more details


A spot of culture, vultures or not!

At The Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond you’ll find Extra Yarn, a quirky Christmas tale of Annabelle (not me, different spelling..) who discovers a box of brightly coloured yarn in a dull, grey town and knits and knits and knits as the yarn just keeps on growing.  Magic! …click here for more details

Babe – The Sheep-Pig is on at Polka Theatre, so head to SW19 for the heart-warming tale of the loveable pig and his farmyard friends, brought to life with laugher, original music and stunning puppetry. …click here for more details

Battersea Arts Centre’s Christmas offering comes from the brilliant Little Bulb Theatre. The Night that Autumn turned into Winter is a woodland adventure with songs, silliness and plenty of audience interaction, perfect for little ones from 3 up to 7. …click here for more details

To add a little sparkle and razzmatazz, Baby Broadway Christmas is coming to town!  Be swept away with festive tunes from The Polar Express, A Muppet’s Christmas Carol, Elf and Frozen. …click here for more details

The Home-Start Wandsworth Carol Service is at St Anne’s Church next week with a wonderful collection of choirs as well as readings from Jane Asher, Jenni Falconer, Tim Rice and Richard Stilgoe, all preceded by wine and mince pies. …click here for more details

And head to Fulham tomorrow for Bach to Baby’s Festive Family Concert where you’ll find magical music, more mince pies and mouth-watering coffee to sip while the festive tunes drift over you and your little ones. …click here for more details


And finally…

Field & Flower not only have a fab free delivery code: ‘NappyValley’, especially for you to buy their free-range and grass-fed meat (click here), but have also given us some fabulous recipe inspiration for your turkey, ham or goose. Or all three. Depends on how hungry you are or how many guests you’re expecting! …click here for more details

Time is running out to enter to Win a NappyValleyNet Christmas!  That’s your salmon, your turkey, your tree, your cake, your wine, your flowers, your wreath, your chocolate, your theatre tickets, your family meal out, your gorgeous treatments and more.  Yes, really.  One. Person. Will. Win. It. All.  Closes Monday. …click here for more details


That’s it.  Have fun and here’s that calendar link again so you can keep up with the festivities! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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