Last days of Winterville, Room on the Broom Live on Stage and New Year inspiration

Last Updated on : 20th December 2018
New Year

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Five days to go. Not many doors left to open on the advent calendar. A break (of sorts) is on the horizon. Like Chris Rea, you may be driving home for Christmas, others may be decking their own halls with boughs of holly, and let’s hope, in the mayhem, nobody’s left home alone. Our calendar is still full of bright ideas for Christmas and the new year beyond (read more).

New year, new house? If plans are afoot for a move, then start your search right here. You’ll find all the homes for sale and to rent in the area together with school catchments all mapped out (read more).

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

For sale with John Thorogood is a natural 3-bedroom house on a prime street just off Northcote Road and close to Wandsworth Common, Belleville Primary and Clapham Junction, wider than average and unmodernised with the potential to extend into the large loft, side return and basement, plus a 27 ft back garden (read more).

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom split-level maisonette with its own private entrance and share of freehold, close to Clapham High Street and the wide open spaces of Clapham Common, with an eat-in kitchen and private garden (read more).

For sale with Portico is a 3-bedroom period conversion on the top three floors of a handsome townhouse with its own private entrance and an impressive hallway, eat-in kitchen, private garden and two bathrooms, set between Brixton and Clapham (read more).

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 6-bedroom family house, recently refurbished and in excellent condition stretching to 3,300 sq ft with a great sense of natural light and space, a large lawned garden and off-street parking for two cars (read more).

Christmas time…the fun continues

You’ve only got until Sunday to enjoy Winterville. Time flies when you’re having fun and its time on Clapham Common is nearly up! Run around the funfair with the children, tuck into some street food, hug a hot chocolate to warm up, try your skating legs or your golf swing and snuggle down to watch a good movie at the cinema. It’s a one-stop-shop of feelgood festive fun! (read more)

Is there Room on the Broom for me? There is at the Live on Stage version in the West End. Hop on board for this much-loved tale of friendship and kindness and good outdoing bad. The perfect family Christmas outing (read more).

Ready Steady Colour’s Christmas Feast is at the Unicorn Theatre from Saturday, an hour of colouring fun as they create their own plateful of treats while listening to comedy, music and storytelling from the ‘restaurant’s’ waiting staff (read more).

As ever, the Youngstars Christmas holiday camps have almost as much of Nappy Valley covered as we do, with action and crafting to keep them busy and entertained in many a SW postcode (read more).

Still time to drop-in to the Open Air Fit Kids Camps up on Wandsworth Common. All sorts of fun for boys and girls in the great fresh air, and time for you to finish what you need to get done for the Big Day! (read more) And it’s on in the early new year too to expend all that Christmas chocolate energy.. (read more).

Cupcakes are the order of the day at The Avenue Cookery School in SW18 with their Fun Cupcake Decorating Class. Get creative and sticky around someone else’s kitchen table! (read more)

Head to Battersea Arts Centre for a thrilling adventure for all the family aged over 6. A long time ago, on just the spot where BAC stands now, lived a brave woman and her story is told in Return to Elm House, with a lovely ticket offer of just £10 for a child. Christmas treat all wrapped up! (read more)

Head to St Luke’s tomorrow for the Bach to Baby Christmas Concert with the flute and piano soothing your morning while the little ones roam and you sit back, relax and enjoy a good coffee! (read more)

Michael Morpurgo’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon opens at Circus West Village at Battersea Power Station this weekend and runs until NYE, a family show full of adventure, snow, friendly dragons, lively songs and magical puppets (read more).

Re:Centre at Thames Wharf will be celebrating the Winter Solstice: The Birth of Light on Saturday with Indian yoga flow, breakfast and a Kirtan celebration concert, plus activities and yoga for the over 5s (read more).

Wend your way to Tower Bridge just after Christmas (love that walk along the South Bank counting the number of iconic sights you can spot) for Ask the Techie. Explore the Engine Room and discover what has been going on behind the scenes for the last 124 years (read more).


It’s a new dawn, a new day

A new term of Mum-Dance starts in January. Why not make a New Year’s resolution to do something for you/dance more/let the good times, and the endorphins, roll…(read more).

If you know someone who loves to tread the boards or just loves drama in their lives, then consider the Thursday Theatre Club at Tara Arts. Run by Stars Performing Arts Club for children aged 10 to 18, they’ll act, sing and dance and work together towards their first show (read more).

Exceptional Academics is holding an 11+ Mock Exam at Belleville Primary to start the new year off on the right academic foot – best foot forward! (read more)

And Yellowbird Education is doing the same over in Parsons Green, and for 7+ and 8+ preparations too (read more).

The Parent Practice is holding a session on Anxiety: spotting it, understanding it, teaching your child how to deal with it. Great learnings for a good new year (read more).

Treat yourself to a day out of the Big Smoke at Daylesford Cookery School: Nutrition from Pregnancy to Infancy. Explore simple ways to include nourishing ingredients in your home-cooking as well as ways to manage nausea and indigestion and diets to support breastfeeding and post-birth recovery (read more).

That’s it – have fun and a very merry Christmas! No What’s On next week – back in the early 2019! (click here)



Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx




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