Welcome to your weekly What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!
What’s On? A royal wedding, that’s what. All eyes will be on Harry and Meghan this weekend, and many of us will be out celebrating in the streets – and not just in Windsor. Enjoy the spectacle and if you are looking for something a bit more real to entertain you and yours, our calendar is always here to help. Best heels and frocks at the ready (read more).
If you’re considering a move, start your search with us. We have all the homes for sale and to rent in the area via PrimeLocation and four local agents you’ll know well. And we have school catchments too, which might come in handy (read more).
Check out these four homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week
For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom Victorian family house on a popular tree-lined road just moments from Clapham Common, with generously-sized living space over three floors and a south-west facing garden (read more).
For sale with Portico is a 5-bedroom house in Clapham and close to the Overground as well as the Northern and Victoria lines, recently renovated with spacious, stylish living throughout and two roof terraces (read more).
For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom family home on a sought after road just moments from Clapham Common and close to Northcote Road, with plenty of continuous living space downstairs and concertina doors from the kitchen opening onto a pretty patio garden (read more).
Brand new to the market with Hamptons International is a 4-bedroom family house in a quiet location just 200 yards from Clapham Common West Side and close to Clapham South, fully extended and beautifully decorated throughout including a bespoke home office with guest accommodation (read more)
Culture, history, community…and a spot of retail therapy
Skylark has got Father’s Day under control with Little Print Jewellery visiting next week, ready to take prints of your little ones’ fingers and toes to use in silver personalised gifts, and Liberty print goodies too (read more).
CeCe & Me’s childrens shoe fitting service will be popping up at Riversdale Primary this Saturday along with Hare’s Hair and Puddleducks swimming – a three stop shop! (read more)
Celebrate World Bee Day at the Alexandra Palace Garden Centre on Sunday, a fair buzzing with talks and demonstrations by the experts, child-sized beekeeper suits and bee-friendly plants on sale. Buzz on over (read more).
Or head to an open day at Crossness Pumping Station with activities for those aged 4 and up and the chance to find out about the history of London’s loos, sewers and steam engines. Not for the faint hearted! (read more)
Perfect is at the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham Old Town this Sunday, the retelling of a book about a boy meeting his disabled sister for the first time with puppetry, original live music and animation, ideal for age 5 and up (read more).
Shakleton’s Cat is on at The Albany this weekend, the tale of the Endurance 100 years ago, with an ingenious set, interactive songs and a puppet cat (read more).
And closer to home it’s Hazelfest, all the fun of the fair with a festival vibe – arts, crafts and community as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe (read more).
The Herd, a play by Rory Kinnear will be playing at the Chestnut Grove Theatre later this month, when the Southside Players will tell the tale of how family life doesn’t always turn out quite as you imagined (read more).
The Balham Summer Market opens its doors at Balham Bowls Club in early June, transforming the ballroom into a bespoke shopping event with over 30 independent traders showing their wares (read more).
Quick fire half term inspiration
Feria de Londres is a family-friendly Spanish festival on the Southbank on the bank holiday weekend, kicking off the half term nicely. Olé! (read more)
Ace Art is holding a Recycled Fish Weave Art Workshop in Teddington (read more).
Eddie Catz is running a Sing-themed Creative & Dance May Half Term Workshop in Putney and Wimbledon (read more).
A Half Term Football Camp will be in action with Mel Capleton up on Wandsworth Common (read more).
What the Ladybird Heard will be delighting audiences young and old at the Rose Theatre, Kingston (read more).
How To Handle Exam Stress to Maximise Grades is on at Tooting Library for anyone preparing for the 11+ (read more).
And another one in Wimbledon – Exam Stress Workshop with CHAMPS (read more).
Yellowbird Education Creative Writing Workshops will be over in Parsons Green (read more).
Art Workshops will be underway at Lavender Leonardos on Lavender Hill (funny that!) (read more).
First Aid for Life will be running a course on Paediatric First Aid (Ofsted approved) in Balham – ideal for teenagers (read more).
Open Air Fit Multi-Sport Kids Camps will be dashing around on Wandsworth Common (read more).
French immersion will be the order of the day at Et Patati Patata in Fulham. Mais oui! (read more)
All Star Tennis Half Term Camps will be on court in King George’s Park, Tooting Common, Wandsworth Common and Leader’s Gardens, Putney (read more).
And Kimberley Swim Clinics will be taking a refreshing dip at Ernest Bevin (read more).
School Open Days for the diary
Saturday 19th May
Northcote Lodge School Open Day (read more).
Saturday 9th June
Parkgate House School Open Day (read more).
Monday 11th June
King’s College School 11+ Open Evening (read more).
Camp Suisse Summer Programs 2018 have launched and are open for booking for an unforgettable experience in the Swiss Alps for your 7 to 17 year old. Activities galore that you just wouldn’t find closer to home, plus language immersion if that’s what you’re after (read more).
And Summer by the River Outdoor Cinema series starts soon with Tower Bridge as its backdrop. Different events on different evenings of the week including fitness and family fun, with Tuesdays dedicated to film – The Greatest Showman opens the run (read more).
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt hits the West End stage this summer. You can’t go over it, you can’t go under it, you’ve got to go to it (with thanks to Michael Rosen!) (read more).
That’s it – happy planning! (click here)
Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx