Northcote Road Christmas Lights Switch-On & Market, Room on the Broom Live on Stage and get in the swing at Winterville: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!

Last Updated on : 22nd November 2018

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

So much to do, so little time to do it! Some days I know how a spinning top feels: whipping from unloading the dishwasher to sending that email before it slips my mind, and then forgetting we need milk and clean socks (again). Or trying to decide which lovely thing to do next – just look at our email subject header this week. Which to do? Just seize the day and do all three…it’s that time of year, after all (read more).

If you’re on the hunt for new bricks and mortar, start your search on our property pages. Our search criteria cover school catchments as well as the number of bedrooms and SW postcodes (read more).

Check out these four homes from our Preferred Property Partners

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom mid-terraced Victorian family home off Wandsworth Common, close to the station as well as the shops and restaurants of Bellevue Road, with an open-plan kitchen family room and conservatory opening onto a landscaped garden (read more).

For rent with Portico is a 5-bedroom newly-refurbished family house with period features, a large garden and a master bedroom with en-suite and dressing room, set on a sought after road off Nightingale Lane and close to Clapham South (read more).

For rent with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom family home with a modern eat-in kitchen and bi-fold doors opening onto a private garden, set in the Nightingale Triangle and just a short walk from Wandsworth Common, Bellevue Road and Balham (read more).

For sale with John Thorogood is a 4-bedroom family house just off St John’s Hill and close to Clapham Junction and Spencer Park, wide and well-proportioned with an extended kitchen and sunny, west-facing garden, plus a cellar and the potential to extend further (read more).

Christmas is coming (goose or no goose)

First things first, and tomorrow sees the Northcote Road Christmas Lights Switch-On, mince pies and carolling, so if you’re not feeling festive yet, you soon will be! And head back on Sunday for the Festive Market that will take over the street with food, drink and present-buying-opportunities galore! (read more)

That wonderful witch and her broomstick swoop into the West End tomorrow for the festive run of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Room on the Broom Live on Stage (read more).

Capital Garden’s Neal’s Nurseries is running a Christmas Terrarium Workshop where you’ll create your own decorative masterpiece and take it home to display proudly. Once you know how, that could be all your presents sorted, green fingers! (read more)

Bach to Baby comes over all Christmassy in Wimbledon this weekend with their Festive Family Concert. Is it that time already? I hadn’t noticed…(read more).

The Box of Delights by Piers Torday based on the novel by Poet Laureate, John Masefield comes to Wilton’s Music Hall next week for a Christmas run after wowing audiences last year. Sounds magical! (read more)

It’s all going on at Winterville now that it’s open for a few weeks of festive feelgood fun and Sunday sees another Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave with multi-sensory dancefloor and live DJ playing acid techno. Go show ‘em how it’s done! (read more)

The Friends of Wix Christmas Market is coming up soon with the chance to shop unique and special gifts for those on your list (or you!) with Christmas drinks and pizza to keep you going (read more).

And the St Luke’s Christmas Market is fast approaching too, with all sorts of Christmas-list-cracking ideas ready and waiting for you to peruse and purchase (read more)

In other (less festive) news…

There’s a gin tasting this evening in the heart of SW18’s new gin distillery at Ben’s Canteen. The makings of a good Thursday night.. (read more).

Family comedy comes to the Rose Theatre, Kingston this weekend in the form of Harry Hill Kidz Show – How to be Funny (for KIDS). They’ll hear about stand-up comedy and have a go themselves with many a giggle along the way (read more).

Time for another Weekend Paediatric First Aid Course with First Aid for Life in Balham. Know what to do in the case of an emergency at home or when out and about (read more).

There’s a Workshop of Mums up in Little Venice on Saturday, the chance to take some time for you to realise you’re not alone in juggling so many balls at once and occasionally feeling the stress that comes with it! (read more)

E A Wates, interiors specialists in Tooting, are launching Picturebook this weekend, a new range of children’s furnishings including fabrics, murals, cushions and rugs with free drop-in family activities as well as Young Designer Bedroom Workshops for 9 to 12-year-olds (read more).

And Skylark is hosting a drop-in property clinic next week if you’re thinking of buying, selling, renting, or even moving out (don’t go!) any time soon (read more).

For those with little ones..

Treat yourself to a day at Daylesford Cookery School for Cooking for Pregnancy and Newborns, a time when nutrition and healthy eating becomes so important for you and yours (read more).

There’s a new Mother & Baby Yoga weekly class on Lavender Hill designed for crawling and toddling babies aged 9 to 18 months and their mums. Breathe, relax and have fun together (love the picture on this one!) (read more).

Or head to Gymboree Wimbledon for a weekly NCT Play & Learn Playgroup each Friday – soft play, music and fun! (read more)

And Natural for Baby is taking part in #IndieWeek and staying open this very night until 9 pm for your shopping delight, with three pop-up shops in one including Usborne children’s books – perfect presents! (read more)

And finally…

Don’t miss our November collection of gorgeous offers and fab competitions. Win tickets to a Harlequins game thanks to Ayrton or maybe snap up 20% off their front doors, or win dinner for two at The Dairy in Clapham thanks to Plus Rooms. Or how about winning three Parent/Child classes at The Little Gym Wandsworth & Fulham or making the most of 20% off at Artfinder? That blank piece of wall is just winking at you…(read more).

That’s it – whether you do it all, or just cherry pick for you and yours, have fun! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet Team xx



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