Santa’s Elves’ Workshop at Eddie Catz, The Little Gym Christmas Camps and a free new year Pregnancy Pilates Masterclass with Jane Wake: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 22nd December 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

So here it is.  Merry Christmas!  Everybody’s having fun.  Well, nearly everybody. Some of us are still running round like headless chickens, wrapping like mad (and I’m not talking Tinie Tempah), queuing to collect at the PO, dashing into shops for last minute things, and still somehow finding the time to look after the children and keep up with work.  You’ve nearly made it; the finish line is within sight.  Should you be at a loose end or if you’re thinking ahead to 2017, our calendar is full of festive and new year ideas. (click here)

House hunting this holidays?  It’s a great moment to sit down with a mulled wine and mull over the property market close to home.  We have property for sale and to rent in the neighbourhood, together with the all important primary school catchment zones built into the search engine. …click here for more details


Check out these homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week



For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 3-bedroom flat in the Nightingale Triangle and within easy reach of Clapham South tube, laid out over the top two floors of a Victorian house, with an eat-in kitchen, dual aspect reception room and a private roof terrace. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 3-bedroom Victorian house just moments from Clapham South and Balham, with polished wooden floors throughout, a spacious family kitchen and a south-facing patio garden. …click here for more details 

For rent with Portico is a 2-bedroom flat immaculately finished in a contemporary style, with a large outside area and a choice of three tube stations all within easy reach. …click here for more details

For rent with Hamptons International is a 3-bedroom flat very close to Northcote Road and Clapham Junction, with a light and airy reception room, eat-in kitchen, private garden and a decked balcony. …click here for more details


Fun ideas to keep them (and you!) entertained

Last chance for The Little Gym Christmas Camps today!  Last minute shopping to do or a little gang of gym-bunnies raring to flic-flac? Their doors are open! …click here for more details

The Lego Trail is on at The London Wetland Centre, ideal for children to roam around spotting the real life animals as well as the giant, Lego-brick, brightly coloured of the species.  Perfect school holiday fun! …click here for more details

Sprout Arts Christmas Market has been running all week and ends tomorrow, so just two days left to peruse and purchase some original and creative Christmas presents.  The gallery couldn’t be more appropriately named for the time of year… …click here for more details

Christmas Holidays Multi-Sport Kids Camps with Open Air Fit are on Wandsworth Common for those aged 4 to 14, with regular morning drop-in sessions.  Wake up and need to get out of the house?  You know where to go! …click here for more details

Inspired by the BBC Sport’s Personality of the Year?  Show yours a running track and see them take on the challenge at the Herne Hill Harriers Christmas holiday athletics sessions.  Running, jumping and throwing training, and incredibly reasonable too. …click here for more details

It’s the Bach to Baby Christmas Family Concert at St Luke’s this afternoon so head over for some magical music, mince pies and coffee, and be swept along with the festive spirit. …click here for more details

It’s the Santa’s Elves’ Christmas Workshop at Eddie Catz in Putney tomorrow for 4 to 10 year olds, including dance, themed games, lunch, a performance and free play.  Sounds like a whole lot of festive fun (with plenty of shops on the doorstep for your last minute things!). …click here for more details

The Night that Autumn Turned to Winter is on at the Battersea Arts Centre over the holidays and we think it’s really very fabulous!  Quirky, funny and creative, it’ll have the children spellbound and you grinning from ear to ear! …click here for more details

Babe – The Sheep-Pig is warming hearts down Wimbledon way with its sweet tale of friendship, adventure and bravery at The Polka. Live music, stunning puppetry and plenty of that Polka magic.. …click here for more details


January.  It’s only just around the corner

How about a free Pregnancy Pilates Masterclass with Jane Wake followed by lunch at Balham Bowls Club?  Sounds like a fabulous start to 2017 (if you’re expecting!). …click here for more details

Actors Alive is a youth theatre group which runs at Omnibus in Clapham every Saturday morning for children aged 5 up to 15. …click here for more details

There’s a new Postnatal Depression Support Group running weekly at Battersea Arts Centre in January.  It’s free and run by people who have had the same experiences. …click here for more details

Join the Brazilian Guitar Course at World Beat Music Academy in Earlsfield and learn to play the 10-string Brazilian guitar with master player, Almir Pessoa.  All abilities and ages welcome.  Something for a musical child, or even you? …click here for more details

Whooshpop is a wonderful name for hands-on science classes for 2 to 5 year olds in Richmond.  Let little ones explore erupting volcanoes, be dinosaur detectives, discover magnets, density and beyond! …click here for more details

If yours are nibble with a thimble, why not join the After School Sewing Class in Battersea, which runs in 6-week blocks and in two groups: juniors from 6 to 11 and teens from 11+. …click here for more details

The Harley Academy of Dance is holding an Open Day in the new year for any little twinkle toes down Wandsworth way. …click here for more details

Popular film school, Sparks has added a Weekly Animation Course to their offering in Balham so young animators can explore different skills and storytelling techniques including 2D and 3D. …click here for more details


And finally…

Alleyn’s Junior School has made its way into the top ten of the ‘Top 100 Independent Prep Schools’ list in The Sunday Times, one of only three co-ed schools across the UK to do so. Congratulations!  …click here for more details

Entertaining over the festive season?  Our friends at forkful food have Top Tips for a Stress-free Party and even a Party Booze Planner, so you can glide around as graceful as a swan when you’ve got friends, family and neighbours under your roof. (click here)

Laura of The Dessert Deli on Northcote Road has posted details of her utterly delicious-sounding, irresistible puddings, treats and festive delights available from today through to Christmas Eve.  Race you there……click here for more details

If you find yourself with a bit of spare time this Yuletide, why not actually put your feet up and have a flick through our Latest Reviews & Features section, full of ideas, inspiration, local news and reviews.  It might just whet the appetite for a bright new year ahead. (click here) 


That’s it.  Have fun and we wish you a very merry Christmas! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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