Summer fairs near you, Camp Suisse and a Baby Sleep Workshop: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 6th July 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

One day at a time. How are you doing with the street parties, school parties, sun-filled days and approaching end-of-term-itis? You might be chasing your tail or, like me, turning up at a friend’s send-off a week early.  It’s not that I’m keen she goes.  It’s just that I forgot to check my diary and thought I could rely on the old grey cells. I was wrong. They are apparently addled. So my mantra is ‘just one day at a time, one day at a time’. And our calendar might just help you keep on track too (read more).

If you’re thinking of a move, then take a look at our property pages.  We have homes for sale and to rent and we’ve thought about schools too, so there are maps and catchment areas to help you work out whether your new pad will work with the school you have in mind (read more).


Check out these homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week



For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a modern, newly-built 4-bedroom house on a sought after street just off Wandsworth Common and Bellevue Road, with huge windows and open-plan living, plus plenty of outside space including a roof terrace and off-street parking (read more).

For sale with Rampton Baseley are a mixture of studios, 1- and 2-bedroom flats in the Metal Works, a gated development of 24 stunning, loft-style apartments set around a landscaped courtyard in Clapham Old Town. (read more).

For sale with Hamptons International is a 6-bedroom terraced house overlooking Wandsworth Common offering both modern living and Victorian period features – a natural lower ground floor, large windows, high ceilings and almost 3,000 sq ft of living space spread over five floors. (read more).

If you’re thinking of selling, letting or Airbnbing your London property, Portico can tell you the estimated price you’d achieve in a few simple clicks with their instant valuation tool (read more).


Let the good times roll…

It’s the Belleville Primary Summer Fair on Saturday afternoon with an ‘Out of this World’ theme and all your favourite stands as well as international food, drink and entertainment (read more).

And it’s the Henry Cavendish Primary Summer Fair down SW12 way with their space-themed ‘One Small Step’, including food from Arlos and Halloumi Room and a photo booth thanks to Travel Designers (dress up as an alien or astronaut!) (read more).

It’s also Ravenstone Primary’s Ravenstock 2017 with a colourful rainbow theme and games galore, comedy, street food, live music, archery, parkour, inflatables and more! (read more)

The Balham Comedy Festival is still on, celebrating six glorious years of extraordinary talent on the stage at The Bedford.  Check out who’s still to be seen and head over for some sprit-lifting laughter (read more).

You’ve still got a couple of days to pop to the Flock Chelsea Pop-up shop on the King’s Road (oh, go on then) for temptation in the form of clothes, jewels, accessories and children’s things too. Say no more (read more).

If you go down to SW19 tomorrow, it might not be for the tennis.  Baby Broadway is in the neighbourhood with its musical numbers performed by West End singers. Is it Summer Lovin’ or are The Hills Alive with the Sound of Music (bet you’re humming..)? Go let your hair down – children go free! (read more)

Fircroft Primary School Summer of Love Fair invites you all to spread the love and get groovy in mid-July with delicious food and drink, a ukulele workshop, bouncy castle, raffle and countless stalls (read more).

And the Made in Paradise Summer Fete is on the same weekend in Dobbins Field, just off Wandsworth Common.  Head to the community garden for all sorts of goings-on including homemade food and produce, a BBQ, a talk by a gardening expert, fun, games and music (read more).

Make sure the Get Active Wandsworth Festival is in your diary. Head to King George’s Park for an action-packed afternoon of free sport.  Try your hand at something new, stand back and admire sporting performances or scramble up the climbing wall (read more).

And if you’re in the market for selling some bric-a-brac or unearthing something fabulous and vintage, then the Wandsworth Jumble Trail is on soon, so either book your space or put on your comfiest shoes and pound the pavements in search of gems looking for new homes (read more).

First Aid for Life run regular Emergency 3-hour courses covering care of an unconscious adult, baby and child as well as the most common injuries and illnesses.  Just three hours and it really could change your life or somebody else’s (read more).

Just Sing! is a night in Tooting soon in aid of Paul’s Cancer Support Centre – sing along with the crowd or take to the stage and strut your stuff singing solo karaoke (you know you want to) (read more).

If yours like things creepy-crawly then head to Beetle Mania! in Richmond this weekend.  And if you don’t like creepy-crawlies DO NOT click on this link. You have been warned (but did you know that a rhinoceros beetle can carry 800 times its own body weight?!) (read more).

E&A Wates are holding free tours of the traditional craft skills of re-upholstery, French polishing (remember that Yellow Pages ad!?), caning, gilding and more at their restoration workshop this weekend. Great in this age of upcycling (read more).

A new course of Beginners Boxing with 12 Rounds Boxing gets going next week, with a huge range of benefits for everyone. It’s in Clapham Junction and the best bit?  Free childcare available while you box. That makes it a knock-out! (read more)

The Parent and Baby Coach is running a Baby Sleep Workshop on East Hill – two hours focusing on all things baby sleep related.  Then go home and get a good night’s sleep yourself (hopefully) (read more).

BYOB is on soon at Battersea Arts Centre.  Not ‘bring your own bottle’ but ‘bring your own baby’ and, you guessed it, it’s a comedy session!  With soft flooring, buggy parking, baby changing, and grown-up themes, there’s a 12 month age limit for the little laughers (read more).


Even more summer fun (than we mentioned last week!)

Summer Startrack Athletics are regular morning sessions in athletics training for children from 7 up to 14 at the Tooting Bec Athletics Track – incredibly reasonable and daily drop-in available (read more).

The Little Gym Wandsworth & Fulham is springing into full-on action with summer camps running for most of the holidays.  Choose from morning or afternoon sessions, or both, just one day here and there or a full week.  Love the flexibility! (read more)

Active Art is offering four weeks of creative fun this summer on Wandsworth Common with half or full days to choose from.  At Eye Spy Animation they’ll become animation secret agents and dodge their way through animated ideas with spy-cams, storytelling and secret message art. Next stop 007! (read more)

And at Beside the Seaside Art they’ll build sand sculptures, model crazy crabs, create shell impressions and make the biggest ice-creams you’ve ever seen… (read more)

Camp Suisse Session Two gets underway in mid-July and this is a two-weeker.  A fortnight of fresh air in the Swiss Alps with an incredible range of outdoor pursuits including paddle boarding on Lake Geneva and sledding behind huskies up on a sun-kissed glacier! (read more)

Academic Summer Fun & Learning Camps are being held at DLD College Westminster again this year for 13 to 18 year olds, the chance to focus on many subjects including the core GCSE, A Level and IB curriculum, as well as some fantastic trips out and about in London and beyond.  Boarding or day places available (read more).

If you know anyone applying for Medicine, Law or Oxbridge any time soon, then you might be interested to read about Bonas MacFarlane’s Admission Test Preparation and other summer courses (read more).


And finally….

We have a brand new batch of goodies in the form of exclusive competitions and offers –   super shimmery and summery and put together with you in mind. £100 to spend on Farmdrop, dinner for two at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester thanks to Roundhouse, £100 of John Lewis vouchers from Simply Loft, a case of English sparkling wine from Ayrton to help the summer go with a fizz….And the offers, well the offers….don’t get me started. 20% off August Camp Suisse or 25% off food at The Exhibit anyone? (read more).


That’s it. Have fun and here’s that link so you don’t miss a thing! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team 



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