Role Models Confidence & Resilience courses, Cinderella at Eddie Catz and a school open days update: Your What’s On activity Guide from NappyValleyNet!

Last Updated on : 23rd March 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Mother’s Day.  Just saying.  Don’t let it pass you by in amongst all the day-to-day commotion.  Take the time to relax and enjoy the moment.  Hopefully there might be a homemade card to keep forever, breakfast in bed (never mind the crumbs) and a nice brew.  Grab a good book, a newspaper, a magazine, a local website packed full of conversation and up-to-the-minute goings-on. Entertainment and information at your fingertips. Two birds with one stone, you might say. …click here for more details

Considering a move in the neighbourhood?  Our property pages have homes for sale and to rent with all the usual search criteria plus the quite handy one of school catchment areas, thanks to Wandsworth and Lambeth councils.  Happy browsing! (click here)


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



For rent with Marsh & Parsons is a 3-bedroom split level Victorian conversion presented in great condition and very close to the Northern Line at Tooting Bec and just a short stroll to Tooting Bec Common. …click here for more details

For sale with Portico is a 3-bedroom split level flat with a fourth bedroom or study just off East Hill and close to Spencer Park and Wandsworth Common, well-presented throughout with a modern kitchen and doors from the living room leading onto a private garden. …click here for more details

For sale with Hamptons International is a 2-bedroom flat in a period property set ‘Between the Commons’ and close to Clapham Common and Clapham South Tube, with an open-plan kitchen and living room opening onto a south-west facing decked garden.  …click here for more details

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 6-bedroom semi-detached family house on the ‘Toast Rack’ by Wandsworth Common, completely refurbished and extended to over 3,800 sq ft of living space including a lower ground floor with cinema/playroom, utility room and wine cellar. …click here for more details


Treats you won’t want to miss out on…

You could win an unforgettable summer holiday for two children to the stunning Swiss Alps with Camp Suisse.  We have an amazing prize worth over £2,000 up for grabs!  They’ll get to explore a glacier on a husky-sleigh, plunge into fresh water lakes, build camp fires, make friends and brush up on their language skills at the same time! If yours are aged between 7 and 17, why not give it a go – you’ve got to be in it to win it as somebody once said. …click here for more details

Here’s an original idea for Mother’s Day.  Head to the newly opened Circus West Village at Battersea Power Station on Sunday where Copenhagen’s pizza phenomenon, Mother (how very appropriate) will be offering a complimentary slice of their sour dough pizza, plus lots of other family fun including giant bubbles and biscuit decorating. …click here for more details

Head to Wandsworth Town Library this Saturday to Celebrate Mother’s Day with storytime and craft activities for the over 4s and their mums. The best things in life are for free! …click here for more details

Want to get to grips with the wonderful world of social media?  Then Social Slam is the training workshop for you, organised by local specialists Gertrude & Ivy and featuring food and drink blogger, Kavita Favelle of Kavey Eats. …click here for more details

An online Charity Auction opens next week to help raise money for The Friends of Our Lady of Victories Primary School in Putney and their extra-curricular offerings from sport to music and science.  Who can resist a mini-break in Andalucia or tickets for the London Eye? …click here for more details

At Sunday Brunch Club at The Avenue Cookery School you’ll make homemade bread, poached eggs, a good Bloody Mary and more, setting up you nicely for the lazy Sunday ahead… …click here for more details

If your maternity leave is approaching its end or you’ve taken a few years off and are thinking of returning to the 9 to 5(ish), then the NCT Returning to Work Workshop is the place to be. Explore the practical and emotional challenges that await. …click here for more details

Yogiyoga is running a How to Cultivate Self-Practice Restorative Workshop in Earlsfield soon, looking at what yoga and mediation can offer you and the way to integrate them into busy urban lives. …click here for more details

Anyone fancy horse riding at the Household Cavalry?!  Join The Riding Club and take part in evening lessons every Wednesday.  Now there’s something a bit different for central London life! …click here for more details


All the world’s a stage…

The Girl & the Giraffe at the OSO in Barnes is a sweet tale played out on the stage about an unusual friendship, with charming puppetry, enchanting sounds and beautiful storytelling. …click here for more details

Still time to join in the free trial offer with Let’s Act to tempt you into signing up for the summer term!  Offering classes in acting, drama, singing and LAMDA, get them treading the boards in the neighbourhood and they may be up West before you know it! …click here for more details

Baby Broadway will be bringing a sprinkling of West End stardust to Wimbledon tomorrow and belting out numbers from Mary Poppins, Oliver and, very topically (Dan Stevens, where are you?), Beauty & The Beast. …click here for more details

It’s a Rock ‘n’ Roll Storytime at The Bright Emporium this weekend, with Tom Knight, author and illustrator of Jimmy Finnigan’s Wild Wood Band and his hilarious and heart-warming vibrant pictures. …click here for more details 


Easter holiday fun and ideas aplenty

Role Models are running their Easter Holiday Confidence & Resilience Courses for children aged 8 up to 12 in both Chelsea and Wimbledon, encouraging them to push themselves out of their comfort zones and thrive at school, at home and in life in general. …click here for more details

And Role Models are also running two SEN Easter Camps this holidays, one in Southfields and one in Ravenscourt Park, full days for 6 to 12 year olds. …click here for more details

At the Easter Holiday Activities at Orleans House Gallery they’ll get creative with professional artists and make and invent using architecture, sculpture, painting and the natural world as inspiration. …click here for more details

SW Sports Easter Camps up on Clapham Common are booking up fast for a holiday filled with endorphin-inducing tennis, football, cricket and all sorts of sports and fun and games. …click here for more details

Herne Hill Harriers are running their Athletics Training Sessions at the Tooting Bec Athletics Track again this Easter holidays for those aged 7 and up.  Try running, jumping and throwing, and learn new skills in a fun environment from qualified athletics coaches. …click here for more details

Go be Cinderella for the morning with the Deborah Jayne School of Dance Ballet Workshop at Eddie Catz in Earlsfield. Learn extracts from the ballet before a performance at the end.  For little ones aged 3 to 5 and there’s a session for bigger ones the next day. …click here for more details

Little gymnasts can flick-flack their way to The Little Gym Wandsworth & Fulham for their Gymnastics Easter Camps where crafting fun will mix with challenging fun and hard graft in the gym! …click here for more details

Lovely idea for Easter holiday fun – the GIANT Easter Duck Hunt around the WWT London Wetlands Centre.  Find eight enormous ducklings as you wend your way around and win chocolate to celebrate your success! Fresh air, wildlife, exploration and sweet treats – perfect combination! …click here for more details

Psst. You can win a family ticket to the Duck Hunt at London Wetlands in this month’s exclusive NappyValleyNet offers and competitions.  A little bird (duck) told me so… …click here for more details


Before the break – a quick round-up of approaching school open days

Broomwood Hall Pre-Prep Open Day – Garrad’s Road …click here for more details

Cumnor House School for Boys …click here for more details

Cumnor House School for Girls …click here for more details

Dolphin School Open Mornings …click here for more details

Emanuel School Open Afternoon …click here for more details

Finton House Open Morning …click here for more details

Noah’s Ark Nursery Open Mornings …click here for more details

Northcote Lodge Open Day …click here for more details

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

Sydenham High School Junior School Open Morning …click here for more details

Sydenham High School Senior School Open Morning …click here for more details

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

Treetops Nursery …click here for more details

Woldingham School Open Day …click here for more details


That’s it! Whatever you do, have fun! Inspiration is but a click away. (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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