Gin Tasting and an Easter holidays round-up

Last Updated on : 14th March 2019
Gin Tasting

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

First Freya, then Gareth. Whatever next? Something female and beginning with H – those are the only certainties. Whether it’s Helen, Heather, Hanna, Hattie, (H)Annabel or whoever, keep your brolly close at hand and hold onto your hat! In the meantime, our calendar is keeping us busy and grounded with so many things to do..(read more)

On the look-out for new bricks and mortar? We have all the homes to buy or to rent in the neighbourhood, so click on through to our property pages which we bring you with PrimeLocation and four local agents you’ll know well (read more).

Take a look at these four homes from our Preferred Property Partners

For rent with Portico is a split-level one-bedroom apartment in a gated development in the heart of Battersea and close to good transport links, with a great sense of light and space with double-height ceilings in an open-plan reception room and the bedroom on a mezzanine level (read more).

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom house close to Herne Hill and Brixton, renovated to an exceptional standard with a master suite with walk-in wardrobe and on the lower ground floor a bedroom and en-suite with private external access, plus a low-maintenance garden (read more).

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom family house on a popular street ‘Between the Commons’ and close to both Clapham Junction and Clapham Common, with a great sense of light and space and arranged over three floors with two family bathrooms and a south-facing garden (read more).

For sale with John Thorogood is a 4-bedroom Victorian end-of-terrace family house off Northcote Road and within the catchment of both Belleville and Honeywell primaries, stylishly refurbished throughout with an extended family kitchen and the scope to extend further into the loft or basement (read more).

With little ones in mind..

Mini Fit Sessions with Open Air Fit on Wandsworth Common are for pre-schoolers on Wednesdays, with two happy sessions from which to choose (read more).

Six-hour Paediatric First Aid courses are run by First Aid for Life in their bright studio in Balham, with one on tomorrow – ideal if you work with, or live with, children. Incredible baby photo on this one! (read more)

Dig out your green tights and go celebrate St Patrick’s Day together at the Wandsworth Town Library. Dancing is involved and books aplenty for afterwards! (read more)

The Show in which Hopefully Nothing Happens has been loved by critics and children across Europe, the US and Canada, and now it’s at the Unicorn Theatre. Welcome to the most boring show in history for 6 – 10 year olds! (read more)

At the Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave in SW8, you’ll have a whole load of family fun, and get to show them how it’s done in the process. Dad dancing alert! (read more)

And whether you’re big or small, please join us at the NappyValleyNet Spring Meet-Up at Skylark next Wednesday morning. Good coffee, conversation and pastries to start your day plus a delicious treat to take home thanks to The Dessert Deli. There’s no charge, but please register in advance as there is a limit on numbers. See you there! (read more)

And for the grown-ups…

It’s the second of the Mother’s Day Marketplace at Battersea Arts Centre tomorrow so if you’re looking for something other than high street for any of the wonderful women in your life, then this is the place to go (read more).

And there’s a Putney Charity Pop-Up soon in aid of the Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank with all sorts of local businesses selling their wares (read more).

Paul’s Cancer Support Centre is holding its Charity Quiz Night at St Luke’s with teams of eight bringing their picnic supper and testing the grey cells with general knowledge, brain teasers and conundrums – aevh nfu! (read more)

Killik & Co and Ben at Work are co-hosting Finance for Freelancers on St. John’s Hill next week, with advice on planning your finances before you start your business as well as when you’re up and running (read more).

Parenting in the Digital Age is a workshop with The Parent Practice with top tips and advice on how to make sure your children are getting the best out of the world in which we now live and successfully avoiding the pitfalls (read more).

Jonathan Aitken will be talking at St Mary Magdalene on Trinity Road soon – From prisoner…to prison chaplain (read more).

Clear the clutter (yes, please!) meditation workshop with Alexandra Taylorin SW18 will help you shake off the winter blues and spring clean – both inside and out! (read more)

Or head to a Gin Tasting in Earlsfield – an informal session where you’ll see the gin still, learn about how it’s made and taste a few varieties. There’s a really interesting reason why it’s known as Mother’s Ruin! (read more)

Easter holidays – quick fire ideas!

Role Models Easter Resilience Course at Finton House (read more).

Upbeat Easter Holiday Camp at Thomas’s Fulham (read more).

Stars Performing Arts ‘School of Rock’ Easter Theatre Club at Tara Arts (read more).

Sparks Crown of Shadows Movie Making Club at Broomwood Hall (read more).

Et Patati Patata French Day Camp in Hammersmith (read more).

Little Voices Mary Poppins Easter Camp in Richmond (read more).

Role Models Easter Resilience Course at Chelsea Academy (read more).

Dulwich Lawn Tennis Club Easter Camps (read more).

Hyde Tutoring 10 and 11+ English Revision Course (read more).

SING-themed Dance & Creative Easter Workshop at Eddie Catz Earlsfield (read more).

Two-day Aerial Workshop at Bankside (read more). And the same for teens (read more).

Bake Off Class by the river in Wandsworth (read more).

Role Models Easter Leadership Course at Wimbledon High (read more).

Upside-down on the Ground: A Handstand Workshop in Wimbledon (read more).

Teenage First Aid Course (also open to tweens) in Balham (read more).

Multi-Sport Camps with Open Air Fit on Wandsworth Common (read more).

School open days

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

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

Wandsworth Prep Open Morning (Y3-Y6) (read more).

Two more things…

Grand Designs Live hits ExCeL again in May so if you have your own plans for a grand design, or perhaps just a small one that needs inspiration, you know where to go. Go here first though for your free tickets: (read more).

Don’t miss our latest batch of exclusive NappyValleyNet offers and competitions. Win membership of Mathnasium and The Train Station, tickets to see Harlequins thanks to Ayrton or an art consultation with Louisa Warfield, plus a tempting offer at a Northcote Road favourite. Did someone say Mother’s Day…? (read more)


That’s it – enjoy!(click here)



Annabel and NappyValleyNet Team


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