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Welcome to your weekly What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!
Mystery cards, loving trinkets, sweet nothings, chocolate somethings, Love Hearts, M&S’s Love Sausage. Even Neanderthal Man and his equivalent female of the species couldn’t have failed to notice that it’s not only half term but it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow too. Whoever you may be planning to serenade, happy sizzling! (read more)
House hunting? If so, check out our property pages with all the homes for sale and to rent in the area we all know and love the best (read more).
For sale with John Thorogood is a 4-bedroom family house set ‘Between the Commons’ and close to Northcote Road, unusually wide and well-extended with a large living room leading to a bright kitchen and south-facing garden, and the option of a double garage by separate negotiation (read more).
For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom Victorian family house with great living space including a double reception room and open-plan kitchen opening onto a private garden, finished to an immaculate standard and set between Brixton and Stockwell with excellent amenities and transport (read more).
For sale with Portico is a 3-bedroom loft-style house in a mews development in the heart of Clapham, bright and airy throughout with amazing entertaining space as well as a self-contained workspace, plus an allocated parking spot and no onward chain (read more).
For rent with Rampton Baseley is a bright and airy 4-bedroom family house in immaculate condition and with a studio office in the south-west facing garden, set in a popular residential area in Earlsfield close to amenities, transport and Wandsworth Common (read more).
Today’s the day for the Mummy & Me Bootcamp with Busylizzy at Fresh Ground. High octane, endorphin-inducing exercise. Then just add coffee! (read more)
And Women’s Boxing is on Fridays at the FC Gym in Balham, a great high-intensity workout which will hone your boxing skills and build your strength and conditioning (read more).
Weekly Magic Link Handwriting Classes are suitable for children from aged six and take place at St Luke’s each Saturday. Go from messy and illegible to neat and flowing. Can adults go?! (read more)
Head to regular Baby Signing on Tuesdays at the Battersea Sports Centre and hopefully avoid too many toddler tantrums as they find different ways to communicate (read more).
Tuesdays are also the day for 2-4-1 Children’s DIY Icing at Biscuiteers on Northcote Road, available all day – after school too – and recommended for anyone aged two upwards. Decorate three biscuits and then head home clutching them proudly in a hand-illustrated box (read more).
And The Little Gym’s new term sprung into action this week and you’re not too late to sign your little one (or slightly bigger one) up with a lovely 10% off, on offer until the end of February (read more).
The Eaton Square Mayfair Open Day is this morning (read more).
Dolphin School on Northcote Road has its Open Day coming up after half term (read more).
And The Roche School Open Day is that week too (read more).
Something sweet for your sweetheart? Biscuiteers is holding a Valentine’s Icing Lates Class – Love is Sweet Collection this very evening (just in time!) with a glass of Prosecco to get the creative juices flowing as you ice with your love in mind (read more).
Give your Valentine’s a Spanish flavour with this tasty deal from Brindisa in Balham. 20% off rosé when you buy two bottles this week. Match it with their delicious paella-making kit. Olé! (read more)
Skylark Café on Wandsworth Common is hosting Comedy on the Common in early March in aid of Spear, a charity for the homeless. Book the babysitter and tread the well-trodden path to this much-loved hostelry for a night of nibbles, top comedians and a bellyful of laughs (read more).
If you’ve been planning on a visit to Tower Bridge, this weekend might be your moment with the Family Learning Activity included in the ticket for children to produce a collage based on the bridge being the ‘gateway to the world’, as it was known when first built (read more).
The Imagine Children’s Festival opened on the Southbank yesterday, with twelve days of cultural fun for all ages. Be in the company of Michael Rosen, Dermot O’Leary, Cressida Cowell and Konnie Huq, feed and interact with dinosaurs, celebrate Harry Potter and go on adventures with Pippi Longstocking (read more).
And here’s a diary date for post-half term. Cast London is celebrating the opening of its kitchen and joinery showroom on Northcote Road and invite you in for coffee, canapés and a chat with their directors and designers. Could 2020 be the year to make your dreams reality? (read more)
Multi-disciplinary Martial Arts Half Term Camp in Balham (read more).
Brilliant Me & My Confidence with Role Models in Chelsea (read more).
Playball Half Term Camp in Battersea (read more).
Kimberley Swim Clinics Half Term Clinic in SW17 (read more).
Flying Fantastic Aerial Half Term Workshops (read more).
Open Air Fit’s Half Term Football Club on Wandsworth Common (read more).
Crafting & Coding Workshop with MAMAcodes in Clapham (read more).
Trinity School Half Term Sports Camp in Croydon (read more).
Up for grabs this week in our NappyValleyNet competition are three days on the Playball Camp at the Latchmere next week – half term sorted! It closes at 5pm today though, so enter now while you still can! (read more)
That’s it – have a happy half term! (read more)
Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team
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