Wandsworth Artists’ Open House Weekend, WWT London Wetland Centre Guess Who? half term fun and Four Sides London Open Day: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 5th October 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Ooh I love a conker. Those little shiny chestnut-coloured marvels, so stress-relieving in their smoothness (step aside, fidget spinner).  October is here and with it we have the changing colours, falling conkers, Harvest Festival, half term and Halloween.  That’s a lot of Hs in one month. Hold tight and have fun! (read more)

House hunting?  We have all the homes for sale and to rent in the area via PrimeLocation and four local agents.  We have school catchments too because we know you well and many of you are thinking schools quite a lot of the time.  Maps, distances and metres from front door to school gate (read more).
Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week



For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 3-bedroom top floor apartment, brand newly refurbished and flooded with natural light plus a good-sized roof terrace just moments from all the amenities of Northcote Road and Battersea Rise (read more).

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom Edwardian-style house close to Clapham Common, with the kitchen/breakfast room opening onto the part decked, part astroturfed garden, available in early November (read more).

For rent with Hamptons International is a 4-bedroom unique end-of-terrace house set on a sought after road between Wandsworth Common and Balham, with a large, open-plan dining area and designer kitchen opening onto a patio garden with built-in seating area (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).

Local art, music, exercise, parenting, and wine – it’s a packed weekend

It’s the first Wandsworth Artists’ Open House weekend and you can follow the Family Treasure Trail, a great way to see art and culture in your neighbourhood while keeping the children entertained (read more).

Supporting your child with Dyslexia is a free session at Burntwood School for parents or carers in Wandsworth.  It’s on today so if you’re reading this early, you won’t be too late! (read more)

Bach to Baby is in a new venue for Kew and Richmond for their Autumn Winds concert today with the mellow sounds of the sax and piano.  Don your cosy jumper, crunch through the leaves and golden sunlight and enjoy… (read more).

Ben’s Canteen is hosting Divino in Vino tonight for Orange is the new White, a tasting of six wines from different producers and there’s a new colour in the wine spectrum.  Who knew!? (read more)

Four Sides London is holding an Open Day tomorrow afternoon.  It’s a new Pilates studio on Northcote Road offering Reformer and Mat classes individually or in groups (read more).

The Parent Practice is running a workshop tomorrow on Raising Girls: Perfectionism and Self Esteem so if that rings any bells, you know where to go (read more).

And next week’s workshop is on Nurturing Healthy Friendships & Responding to Upsets and Bullying (read more).

The legendary Flanders Recorder Quartet perform in St Luke’s this weekend on their farewell tour (read more).

Yellowbird Education are running 7+, 8+, 10+ and 11+ Mock Exams at Parsons Green Prep this weekend so if those January dates are looming for you, this could be just what’s needed (read more).

Yogiyoga is running a two hour Gong Workshop in SW18 on Sunday. Understand the dynamics of a Gong bath and how sound healing works before being totally immersed in its meditative world.  Sounds like my kind of Sunday (read more).


Classes, sessions and lessons and more…

The Little Gym Wandsworth & Fulham runs Pre-school Gymnastics every day for little people from 3 to 6 as well as parent and child classes for babes as little as 4 months. How’s your flick-flacking? (read more)

Yoga with All Star Tennis runs weekly on Tuesday mornings at the Nature Scope Centre on Wandsworth Common.  If Andy Murray does it for strengthening, so must we! (read more)

The next Nurturing Mums Postnatal Course gets underway on Northcote Road at the end of the month so if you’ve just had your baby you may want to sign up.  Five weeks of Tuesday morning get togethers to pick up some top tips, great advice and meet other local mums’ (read more).

It’s the fourth annual Clapham Pregnancy & Baby Show soon with new exhibitors joining therapists, doulas, midwives and babysitters to answer all your birth and baby questions (read more).

If you have an under 6 or two, head to Rose Theatre in Kingston for Una Guitar Girl’s Spooky Autumn Singalong next week.  Told you Halloween was coming… (read more).

And it’s the annual NCT Halloween Family Party coming up soon at St Luke’s. You just have to look at the picture on this one.  My entire household went ‘awwwww’. You’re in for more of a treat than a trick (read more).

Big Fish Little Fish, the family rave people, have a new venue down SW8 way and are uber-excited to have Aphrodite DJing at this drum ‘n bass special soon (read more).

The wonderful Judith Kerr will be in conversation with the Sunday Times children’s literary editor, Nicolette Jones at the MCT at Alleyn’s to talk about her latest book, Katinka’s Tail, ideal for those aged 3 and up and their lucky grown-up! (read more)

Play Guess Who? at WWT London Wetland Centre this half term!  Use your ID skills and powers of observation to work out which wetland animal your partner has chosen. Love that game!  (read more).


School Open Days – the next two weeks

5th October

Alleyn’s Junior School Open Event (read more).

King’s College School Sixth Form Open Evening (read more).

6th October

The Roche School Open Morning (read more).

7th October 

Cranleigh Prep School Open Day (read more).

Dulwich College Lower School Open Morning (read more).

Eaton House The Manor Open Day (read more).

Eveline Day School Open Morning (read more).

James Allen’s Girls’ School Open Morning (read more).

Newton Prep Open Day (read more).

Oakwood School & Nursery Open Day (read more).

Oliver House School Open Day (read more).

Parkgate House School Open Day (read more).

Parsons Green Prep School Open Day (read more).

Streatham & Clapham Prep School Open Morning (read more).

Trinity School Open Morning (read more).


10th October

Broomwood Hall Pre-Prep Open Day, Ramsden Road (read more).

Broomwood Hall Upper School Open Day (read more).

King’s College School Open Evening (read more).

Whitgift School Open Evening (read more).


11th October

Graveney School Open Event (read more).

Northcote Lodge Open Day (read more).

Shaftesbury Park Primary Open Day (read more).

Sydenham High School Junior School Open Day (read more).

Thames Christian School Open Morning (read more).

Whitgift School Open Afternoon – French & Spanish sections and Sixth Form (read more).


12th October

Bolingbroke Academy Open Evening (read more).

Broomwood Hall Pre-Prep Open Day – Garrad’s Road (read more).

Eaton House Belgravia Pre-Prep Open Evening (read more).

Graveney School Open Events (read more).

Southmead Primary Nursery Open Day (read more).


14th October

Bolingbroke Academy Open Day (read more).

Dulwich College Junior School Open Morning (read more).

Elmhurst School for Boys Open Morning (read more).

The Laurels School Open Event (read more).


18th October

Wimbledon High School Senior Open Morning (read more).


19th October

Hornsby House School Open Morning (read more).

Sydenham High School Junior School Open Day (read more).


That’s it.  Next week we’ll have half term inspiration for you! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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