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Welcome to your weekly What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!
Whether you went to the Battersea Park Fireworks, oooh’ed and aaah’ed at the Trinity Fields display (or from a table at Indian Ocean/Brinkley’s/Gazette/Pizza Express), or just admired passing pyrotechnics from your own loft Velux, it’s been a sparkly kind of week. Continue the theme by keeping an eye on our calendar of bright ideas (read more).
If you’re in the market for new bricks and mortar start your search right here, right now. We have all the homes for sale and to rent in the area with school catchment distances, so you’ll know the number of metres from front door to school gate (read more).
For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom family house on a popular road ‘Between the Commons’ with generous Victorian proportions throughout, a roof terrace and south-west facing garden (read more).
For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a Grade II-listed semi-detached Georgian 3-bedroom cottage on a sought-after road in Clapham Old Town, with an impressive family/reception room on the entire lower ground level, and a south-facing garden (read more).
For sale with John Thorogood is an extra wide 5-bedroom family house on a popular road ‘Between the Commons’ and close to Clapham South, with generous living and entertaining space and a sunny 48ft south-facing garden (read more).
For sale with Portico is a 2-bedroom flat in an exceptional location in the heart of Clapham, bright and airy throughout with a separate kitchen and dining area, a private balcony and an off-street parking space, on the market chain free (read more).
The Independent Schools Show is on this weekend in Battersea Park. You’ll find over 200 schools under one roof in SW11, as well as an impressive schedule of talks and seminars from experts in the education field. Book before you go, and your tickets are free (read more).
Winter at the Southbank starts tomorrow with a packed schedule of dazzling shows, delicious food and free events for all the family, all just a short hop, skip and a jump from home (read more).
It’s a packed schedule at the Dulwich Literary Festival this weekend with Blue Peter’s Konnie Huq and other writers including the bestselling Louise Doughty, talking about her career, her latest novel Platform Seven, and her much-loved Apple Tree Yard (read more).
And the Wimbledon Art Show is back next weekend. Work your way around the wonderfully labyrinthine corridors of artists’ studios, admiring the huge variety of talent and creations on show, then buy if you like! (read more)
Orleans House Gallery over at St Margaret’s is full of family-friendly activities as well as being a great place to visit. The added attraction now is that the lovely people who run Skylark on Wandsworth Common have opened The Stables Café serving a similarly delicious menu in a great new spot. I feel an outing coming on…(read more).
Hayman’s Ginema Screenings start next week at their distillery in Balham with films including Top Gun, Dirty Dancing, The Greatest Showman and When Harry Met Sally on the schedule. Yes!!! (read more)
Join the 51st State Band live in concert in Putney for an evening showcasing talent from the children of the World Heart Beat Music Academy (read more).
And The London Landlord Seminar with Portico is coming up soon at the Institute of Directors and tickets are just £10 when you use our exclusive code (read more).
The Belleville Christmas Shopping Evening includes a complimentary glass of fizz (a good start) and has all sorts of offerings from homewares to gifts, gin and stocking fillers (read more).
New shoes? For little ones, not you. If so, hot foot it to CeCe & Me’s next pop-up in Southfields and furnish their twinkle toes with a perfectly fitting pair (read more).
The Wandsworth Friends of Royal Trinity Hospice Christmas Fair will be back at St Luke’s next week with over 40 stallholders and the usual offering of a Preview Evening complete with glass of wine and nibbles (read more).
And the St Luke’s Christmas Fair follows in late November with a brilliant collection of well-curated stalls and a fabulous pop-up café for a perfect family lunch (if you haven’t overindulged on the mince pies and mulled wine!) (read more)
Elmhurst School for Boys is holding an Early Years Taster Workshop next week for any prospective parents (read more).
Eaton House The Manor invites parents to an 8+ Open Morning and Scholarship Information event in early December (read more).
And Box Hill School ‘At Work’ Days are a chance for parents to see the school during a normal working day and to meet the headmaster, and there’s one next Thursday (read more).
Talking of education, go learn how to make a Hand-Tied Flower Bouquet with Battersea Flower Station. Coffee and cake are also involved (read more).
Or How to be a Calmer Parent is a Parent Practice workshop which includes how to get children to be more cooperative and considerate (read more).
Killik & Co. on Northcote Road invite you to An Open Discussion on Life After Work with Svenja Keller, covering likely retirement age, how much is needed and leaving a legacy (read more).
In the mood for a 6-Day Body Blitz Bootcamp? Bring your boxing gloves and pads and let rip. Must be brilliant for venting frustration – as well as the fitness, of course! (read more)
Thanks to this week’s NappyValleyNet competition from Simply Loft, you could win a £100 Selfridges voucher. Pure and simple (and very lovely!) (read more).
And the NappyValleyNet offers are as sparkly as a handful of sparklers on Bonfire Night! 15% off Dinoski winterwear, 30% off Happy Dental, free pizza at Franco Manca, take a friend to Clip ‘n Climb for ‘nada’ or book a place on the All Stars Tennis Christmas Camp and get a free Head tennis racket worth £50 – Christmas has come early! (read more)
That’s it – whatever you do, have fun! (read more)
Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team