Skylark in spring, Monkey Music Open Day and Good Evening Twitter: Your weekly What’s On guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 31st March 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Ugh. I never want to see another chocolate.  Ever.  Well, OK, maybe soon.  But not yet.  Tomorrow, perhaps.  Bunnies are bouncing, lambs are cavorting and little ducklings are paddling furiously downstream.  Is this perhaps some alternative universe?  Occasionally I can resemble a bouncing bunny, the children are certainly good at cavorting and the little ducklings paddling furiously underwater could either be the non-stop children or we parents trying to keep everything afloat/our heads above water.  Whichever way you look at it, we’re all dancing around from here to there this holiday time, busily entertaining, looking after our offspring and having some fun along the way.  And there’s plenty of it to be found in our calendar! (click here)

Perhaps you had a Bank Holiday talk about moving house.  If so, then use our property pages to start your search around the neighbourhood for the perfect pad.  Homes for sale and to rent via PrimeLocation and four local estate agents, with all the usual helpful criteria plus the small matter of school catchments thrown in to help you narrow down your search. (click here)


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

Skylark in spring, Monkey Music Open Day    Skylark in spring, Monkey Music Open Day


For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom house on a sought after street off Trinity Road and near to Wandsworth Common, beautifully refurbished with particularly good living space over four floors including a converted basement and a south-facing 90ft garden. …click here for more detail

To rent with Douglas & Gordon is a 5-bedroom family house located on the Southfields Grid, recently refurbished and fully extended with a large rear and side extended kitchen and a garden room. …click here for more details

Available to rent with Hamptons International is a 6-bedroom semi-detached house on Wimbledon Park Road, with a stunning fitted kitchen, beautiful reception room, off-street parking and a west-facing garden. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 3-bedroom Victorian family house just minutes from Clapham Junction and near to the wide open spaces of Clapham Common, lovely and light and in excellent condition with the potential to expand further into the loft space.…click here for more details


Easter holidays – let the good times keep on rolling…

Sparks Easter Film School is running Make a Murder Mystery next week.  The new name for Studio Film School and still based at Broomwood School, they’ll be exploring plot twists, double crossings and crime fighting as they celebrate favourite fictional detectives.  Get in the frame! …click here for more details

Head to the Southbank for a magical and interactive journey through The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl and discover the secrets of a writer loved by gazillions of children.  Recommended for those aged 7 up to 12, they’ll work their way laughing through brilliant installations to spark the imagination and even get to make their own creations.  Fizz-whizzing fun! …click here for more details

This one may be on 1st April, but it’s no joke! Put some ‘Oom Pah Pah’ into the school holidays with a Baby Broadway concert, this time in Wimbledon.  See West End stars singing well-known songs from The Wizard of Oz, Oliver!, Frozen and many more.  Children go free and all ages are welcome but must be with a grown-up (not that you could drag yourself away!) …click here for more details

There are lots of Easter activities going on at KidZania, with an ‘egg-citing’ twist being added to a number of the role play adventures for children aged 4 to 14 – they could even become a master chocolatier at the chocolate factory! …click here for more details

As we all changed our clocks this weekend, do did Skylark move onto its springtime schedule with longer opening hours for all the usual delicious fare, arts, crafts, fun and games.  Little Larks, Story Island, Amanda’s Action Club, plus all the other brilliant local businesses on their doorstep, all in full swing this Easter holidays.  It’s a real hub of our community! …click here for more details

Why not try their hands at something a bit different?  Easter Junior Golf Camps are on at Burntwood Lane, with skills challenges, coaching, daily fun competitions and prizes. Give it a go – you never know, it could go with a swing! …click here for more details 

Head to the Victoria & Albert Museum for Easter Holiday Family Art Fun.  As ever, there’s lots on offer with activities based on the current Botticelli exhibition, exploring the iconic images and celebrating Springtime.  You can even be in a Botticelli painting using green screen photography or step into a shell and take your place in the mythological masterpiece – love it! …click here for more details

Chatter Factory, a kids club for children aged 6 up to 11 is running an Easter Workshop in Abbeville Village next week.  Three mornings of music, drama, arts and crafts and interactive games aimed at building confidence, improving communication and developing social skills.  Plenty of fun packed into 3 hours with a half price sibling rate!…click here for more details

Easter at Active Art runs this week and next at Nature Scope on Wandsworth Common, offering two courses to fire the imagination.  Totem Pole Art & Mexican Patterns explores beautiful illuminated designs and sculptural forms with large-scale making and printing techniques while the little ones will be making all things small from twitching noses to silky ears and fluffy tails. …click here for more details

There’s a Name the Bunnies competition going on down at Wandsworth Town Library.  Call in to see if you can name all the rabbits and hares featured in children’s books, films, cartoons, TV shows and more, and you’ll be in with a chance of winning an Easter egg. That’s all folks…! …click here for more details

Sewing School at the Old School Club on Lavender Hill still has some space for their afternoon sessions next week although morning sessions are all sewn up!  For children aged 6 up to 12, they’ll make a new project each day, either by hand or using a sewing machine. Great hands-on skills! …click here for more details


Dates for your diary

There’s a Monkey Music Open Day in Battersea soon to launch a new venue for these fun, musical sessions for babes in arms up to pre-schoolers.  With free parking right outside and a brilliant offer of membership for just £1 instead of the usual £18, wend your way there to ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’ or ‘Jiggety-Jig’ with your little ones! …click here for more details

Following the success of Good Morning Twitter, it’s soon time for Good Evening Twitter, the chance to get together for networking and Twitter training hosted by newly opened shared desk space in Battersea, Out of Office, and Gertrude & Ivy.  You’ll get a free drink, 30 minutes of advanced level Twitter tips, hacks and pointers to make you a social media whizz, plus plenty of time for networking and socialising. …click here for more details

It’s the Bolingbroke Academy Spring Fair on St George’s Day, so put it in your diary for a great family afternoon, including an array of different foods and flavours, a chocolate tombola, karaoke, tattoos (the washable kind), and games including the Grand National, Uni Cycle, Nerf Guns and more.  A fab local community day to raise funds for the school’s Science, Music and Art departments. Win, win! …click here for more details


A treat for you?

During the holidays you might just have a little more ‘down time’ than usual (or not!?). If so, make the most of it and have a little look at this lovely lot of NappyValleyNet offers and competitions which we put together each month with you in mind.  Free – yes free – tickets for Grand Designs Live, brilliant offers on Bambino Merino, Northcote Chiropractic and First Aid for Life, plus prizes galore from theatre tickets and a Scott Dunn goody bag to GoApe entry and Fit for a Princess bootcamps! …click here for more details


That’s it.  Happy holidays!


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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