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Horniman Museum re-opens and South West Swimming back on

Last Updated on : 18th July 2020
Horniman Museum re-opens and South West Swimming back on

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Schools out for everyone this week, hurrah! And whilst there is still a little bit of uncertainty around foreign travel and some summer activities, things are looking up! Many have mastered Covid19 safety measures and are gradually opening up so we are certainly not confined to our lockdown homes this summer, unless we want to be of course then there’s still lots on to do virtually too (read more).

In the mood for shopping for properties, take a look at our property pages for homes for sale and rent in the area with our estate agent partners offering Covid-safe tours in real life and virtually. Simply search by postcode, price, number of bedrooms, or the all-important school catchment area (read more).


Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners

Horniman Museum re-opens and South West Swimming back on
Horniman Museum re-opens and South West Swimming back on
Horniman Museum
Horniman Museum re-opens and South West Swimming back on


For sale with Portico is a newly refurbished, two bedroom apartment close to the green spaces of Battersea Park, ideal for commuters heading into the city with Clapham Junction, Battersea Park and Queenstown Road stations within easy reach, in excellent condition with a private roof terrace and a balcony off the master bedroom (read more).

For sale with John Thorogood is a wow-factor five bedroom double fronted family house, with a large landscaped garden and gated off-street parking, luxuriously re-designed, extended and renovated, a refreshingly bright open-plan feel, and a fab location moments from Wandsworth Common with its excellent train/tube links and superb schools (read more).

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 6-bedroom Victorian family house measuring approximately 2450 sq ft, ideally positioned on Bramfield Road, between Northcote Road and Wandsworth Common, well-positioned for a number of good schools, with an excavated basement from the front to the rear of the property (read more).

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is A truly unique four-bedroom house in a school conversion with fantastic space for entertaining throughout and a large utility room, and excellent storage space, just moments from Clapham Junction station (read more)


For little ones: parties, fairies and a rabbit hole…

At a loss for party inspiration, browse hundreds of kids’ party ideas, entertainers, venues and virtual party packages at the UK party directory, My Little Party (read more).

Or Flutter over to The Fairy House on Webb’s Road for a socially distanced fairy tea-party and magical explorer tour for your little Tinker belles and beaus (read more).

Or go down the virtual rabbit hole… See Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with a twist, brought to you in an immersive, virtual experience, this digitally advanced production, blends live acting and the latest in AI and online video techniques (read more).

And if you are scratching your head for ideas to keep your little ones busy this summer, have a look at these simple, fun activities for kids, from new-born to five (read more).

Or try virtual arts and craft family activities with Orleans House Gallery (read more).


For happy holiday campers

Little Voices Summer Camps have limited spaces left for their summer camps performing Frozen 2 and The Descendants in Fulham and Richmond (read more).

Playball are running holiday classes aimed at younger children (2-4 years) with two options, a 45 minute or a 1.5 hour session of their regular Playball format with added holiday fun (read more).

All Star Tennis Camps are on throughout the summer too at various courts across the neighbourhood for those aged 3 all the way up to teens. Game on! (read more)

Now that swimming pools have been given the go-ahead to re-open, South West Swimming School are running intensive swimming courses from 27 July to 28 August. They have several venues in Battersea so give them a call for more details on venues and course times (read more).

And Lavender Leonardos are conducting covid-safe art summer workshops until 26 August and will continue to run online zoom classes too (read more).


For culture vultures: galleries re-opening…

From the Tate Britain to the Serpentine, London’s galleries are slowly but surely opening up taking Covid-19 safety measures such as compulsory gloves and masks, with major exhibitions extended but if you are still not comfortable, you can continue to visit virtually (read more).

The Horniman museum reopens on 30 July. The gardens have been open throughout lockdown, but now we can actually go inside taking socially distanced measures of course. The museum will offer an extended run of the Permian Monsters exhibition (till 3 January 2021), alongside the popular galleries of natural history, world cultures and musical instruments. The main café will reopen at the same time, and additional facilities such as toilets will open too! (read more:


For the mind and body: fitness and wellbeing…

Ladies of SW London, it’s time to smash your fitness goals with boutique female-only fitness studio, Beattitude located in Earlsfield specialising in unique workouts designed specifically for women. They’re offering outdoor classes in Garratt Park, SW17 alongside ‘live’ zoom classes for you to join at home (read more).

Or Join Helen Skellett for a full body open flow yoga class via zoom on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (read more).

And recover your health, strength and confidence with kinesiology, using drug free nutritional plans (read more).


For learning: exam prep and nurturing young minds…

There are few places remaining on the Exceptional Academics, August 11+ online booster course for week commencing 24 August (read more).

Mentor has just released August dates for its popular ‘Back to School’ 11+ Courses helping Year 5s consolidate the 11+ fundamentals and further develop the higher level skills required to tackle the harder aspects of the syllabus (read more).

Just three places left for Confident Revision’s verbal and non-verbal reasoning online revision course aimed at Year 5 pupils sitting the Wandsworth Test and other entrance exams next term (read more).

Hyde Tutoring also have limited places left for their 11+ summer course (read more) and their 7+ summer course (read more)

And for the really little ones, give them a boost when starting school with these 4 live and interactive workshops starting on 23 July via zoom by Phonics with Robot Reg. Building excitement and confidence in your school starter, fun filled activities and games will introduce phonics, blending and segmenting to give your child a head start when they start school (read more).


For mums to be

Mummy Buddy, a collective for mums and mums-to-be is arranging outdoor meet-ups for local mums to re-connect! Join in a relaxed, friendly, real life get together with like-minded (knackered) mums who ‘get it’! The next one is in King George’s Park on 6th August (read more).


And last but not least, here are some new businesses in town…

Love Brownies has opened up on St John’s Road, Battersea serving up gluten free brownies, coffee, healthy smoothies, milkshakes, breakfast and lunch (read more).

And Bobochacha pan Asian restaurant is new to Tooting, currently delivering but opening its doors today. Good luck! (read more)


That’s it – Enjoy!



Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team 


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