Pampering, Peter Pan, Photography and Pop-Up at Skylark: Your What’s On guide from NappyValleyNet!

Last Updated on : 6th November 2014

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

So, we’re all back from half term, uniform washed, shoes polished, the roads are chaos again and the status quo has been restored.  You could say we’re now on the slippery slope towards Christmas (there, I’ve said it) as the days get shorter, damper, chillier.  But we’ve had it so good for so long that it’s about time it felt a bit more autumnal!  Our calendar and activities section is full of lovely, bright ideas for fun and games galore for you and them, so take a look at this week’s round-up and keep on adding events that you’d like to share via the little green button…click here for details

With so many fun and out-of-the-ordinary classes on offer, the chance of a free taster is bound to be snapped up

Splatter Patter dance class are holding an Open Day in Abbeville Village today!  Pop along and join in on some creative dance and movement with singing and signing for toddlers up to 4 years old.  Afterwards you’ll find yourself near lots of lovely cafés……click here for details

Nanos Spanish are offering a free trial of their class for very little ones aged 1 to 3.  Immerse them (and you) in all things Spanish with games, movement, fun and chit chat.  Todo en espanol!…click here for details

Good Toes ballet strikes me as a great name for a ballet class!  They’re offering a free taster session for your pre-schoolers to get Mondays off to an energetic and magical start…click here for details

Let’s Act musical theatre school run drama and singing on Saturdays for ages 4 and up and new recruits are very welcome for a free trial here too.  That should get them in the mood for Strictly and the X Factor later the same day!…click here for details

The Artful Toddler has opened its waiting list for booking for next term!  There’s a sure sign of a popular class and this one involves art and craft in a stress-free environment for children and parents to all have fun together.  Sounds like they have the secret recipe for a magic formula!…click here for details

Music, culture, photography and fireworks.  Here are a few things you can do ‘en famille’.  Enjoy!

Ecole de Wix is holding a table top sale and BBQ this Sunday.  Stock up on books, clothes and toys and tuck into the barbecue followed by homemake cakes and freshly-made popcorn.  Mmmm.  I can just smell it now……click here for details 

And Big Fish Little Fish family disco is at The Bedford this weekend with the theme of Superheroes… I wonder how many Dads will be dusting down their outfits..?  Bubbles, disco, and saving the universe, surely?…click here for details

The Magdalene Players are holding auditions for adults and children for their panto, Peter Pan!  So for any of you grown ups who fancy a turn on stage (click here)and for the small thesps under your roof, the children’s auditions are on Saturday…click here for details. It could all start here – next stop Broadway!

Barney Jones Photography is running a free studio-based family photography day on Saturday 15th so you can get you and yours perfectly pictured.  If you have a spare 30 minutes, it could be just the thing for your Christmas cards or Christmas presents for Granny/Auntie/Godparents… another lot ticked off!…click here for details 

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is on again at the Natural History Museum and is always a fantastic one to go to with the children.  Inspire them with the wildlife photography and then let them loose in that marvellous museum!…click here for details

Don’t forget, it’s the ‘spectacular, spectacular’ Battersea Park Fireworks display this Saturday 8th.  Always a goodie, but you must buy your tickets in advance, or it won’t just be the children crying……click here for details

Take some time out on your own, with some girlfriends or go on a ‘date night’ with a difference…

The Independent Schools Show is this weekend in Battersea Park and is the go-to event for all things educational.  Whether you’re thinking about nursery, prep or senior schools – day or boarding – this is the place to be with over 200 of them under one roof to visit and talk to!…click here for details

NCT Wimbledon are hosting a Pampering evening for mums-to-be and new mums.  Leave the babes at home (with a responsible adult) and go pamper yourself, girl!…click here for details 

Take just a couple of hours out and going along to The Art of Cultivating Self-Practice to learn all about  meditation.  Just a few tips could really help transform how you manage your time and live your life.  And, breathe……click here for details 

Skylark is holding two pop-up events next week with chef Tom Whitaker, Masterchef finalist in 2011.  Book your tickets now for cooking that promises to be inventive, British and delicious…click here for details  

It’s the Wandsworth Friends of Trinity Hospice Christmas Fair next week and it’s at St Luke’s Church Hall on Ramsden Road this year. Tickets for the first evening include a glass of wine and nibbles…lovely!  One for the girls, I think! …click here for details

The Parent Practice are running a workshop on ‘How to be a calmer parent’.  Might be oversubscribed?!  If you’re too late for this one, they have plenty of other pearls of wisdom to impart at many other sessions……click here for details  

 Is that a spot I see before me?  Clapham’s Omnibus is performing Macbeth, where rivalries and loyalties spill out across the streets and the story relocates to London. You even have to provide your email address so you know where to go to watch!…click here for details

This one’s a little bit different.  Take part in a Chinese tea and Qi ceremony with just a small group to learn about the taste of rare loose-leaf teas and how to open and clear the senses.  Sounds blissful…click here for details

After all that, why not put on a British brew and take a look through our property pages, compiled with the help of PrimeLocation and showing homes for sale or to rent in the area. Distances from schools are listed in metres and all mapped out for you…click here for details 

Check out these properties from our Preferred Property Partners this week:

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On the market with Marsh & Parsons is a wider than average end of terrace house with great entertaining space, a west-facing garden and just a short walk from the shops and cafés of Abbeville Village…click here for details 

Available to rent with Douglas & Gordon is this lovely family home in West Putney, with direct access to a gorgeous communal garden…click here for details

Also available to rent with Savills, is a wonderful family home in the popular ‘Toast Rack’, with an over 80 ft garden backing onto the open spaces of Wandsworth Common…click here for details

And for sale with Hamptons International, a stunning and beautifully refurbished Victorian family home in one of the most sought after roads in Clapham Old Town, just off Grafton Square…click here for details

That’s it!  Whatever you decide to do, have fun!

LoveAnnabel & the NappyValleyNet team


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