Welcome to your weekly What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!
We love an Indian summer and this weekend is set to be sunny. Go kick leaves with your loved ones. We may all be back in the land of schedules but take 48 hours off the merry-go-round and think of the weekends as mini-breaks. You never know, you might even get room service if you drop enough hints (read more).
If you’re thinking of a move, our property pages have all the homes for sale and to rent in the area as well as school catchment zones, so you’ll know the distance from school gate to front door (read more).
Take a look at these four homes from our Preferred Property Partners
For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom family house close to one of Tooting’s most sought-after schools, with a wealth of space and good proportions and a contemporary kitchen opening onto a 40 ft garden (read more).
For sale with John Thorogood is a 4-bedroom house just a stone’s throw from Northcote Road and within the catchment of Belleville Primary, extended into the side return and loft and with a modern home office/gym in the large garden (read more).
For sale with Portico is a 3-bedroom duplex penthouse apartment in Battersea with incredible far-reaching views of London, two private roof terraces, great entertaining space, a concierge service and the use of a communal pool, gym and squash courts (read more).
For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom townhouse just off Northcote Road and close to several good state and private schools, wider than average and redeveloped with family living in mind including a large kitchen/family room and utility in the cellar (read more).
Lazy hazy September days
It’s the Bellevue Road Summer Fair on Sunday with plenty of stalls, food, drink, music from the live stage and dogs galore! Now in its eighth year, it wouldn’t be the same without the annual Dog Show, so step up the preening and the training! (read more)
Playball and PlaySport are holding another free Open Day this Sunday, this time in Dulwich Park, so if your 2 to 10-year-old loves some fun and games, head over to find out what it’s all about (read more).
’Tis the weekend of the Tooting Foodival where locals get cooking up a storm with locally grown produce, locally! Head SW17-wards for all things delicious (read more).
Taste of Putney 2019 starts this weekend and runs for two weeks across SW15, the chance to enjoy all sorts of Putney-themed treats from wine tastings and cocktail masterclasses to delicious dishes and special menus (read more).
Royal Trinity Hospice’s Family Walk and Fun Day is just over a week away. Dig out those trainers and join the merry throng as families take on the 2, 5 or 8 miles sponsored walk around Clapham Common before returning to the stunning gardens for live music, BBQ and bar, complete with entertainers and magic. Use the code NAPPY for your 50% off entry (read more).
North End Road’s Autumn Festival introduces a Sustainable Pop-Up with a myriad of stalls, music and family entertainment later this month while the traffic stays away (read more).
YogaWorks London is running a Yoga Nidra Revive & Thrive session on Sunday afternoon, deep relaxation in practice. In need of some ‘me-time’? Here you have it (read more).
And Jane Wake will be at The Wellness Stage at The Handmade Festival at Hampton Court this weekend with a brilliant array of advice on women’s wellness and she’s got some tickets up for grabs! (read more).
Make it a productive autumn
The Parent Practice is holding a free introductory talk next week: First Steps to Creating Connection, Confidence and Cooperation, with the chance to find out more about their positive parenting courses (read more).
If you’re thinking of returning to work after a career break, you might like the four weekly ReLaunch Workshops for Women at the Battersea Arts Centre. Identify your strengths and define your goals (read more).
Being Human in an AI World is a day of talks, seminars and Q&A sessions at Wimbledon High, the second of its pastoral festivals in our ever-changing world (read more).
First Aid for Life is holding a 6-hour Paediatric & EFAW First Aid Course soon, which follows their 6-hour pre-course online interactive learning, ideal for anyone wanting to work with children (read more).
Doodlers Sensory Art Classes for Toddlers will have little ones fully engaged in a range of creative activities to spark their imaginations and senses. It also seems to be in an ice cream shop – win/win! (read more)
A new term of Picassos in the Park gets started today at Skylark for lovers of all things arty from 5 up to 10. Get artistic after school’s out (read more).
Dulwich Lawn Tennis Club is launching its Junior Tennis Autumn Programme with weekly after school sessions for a range of ages – Mini Orange is for 8-to-9-year-olds on Wednesdays (read more).
Bach to Baby embraces the autumn with Keys to Romance while you swoon to Chopin, Mendlessohn and Schumann, rounded off with nursery rhymes (read more).
One of the much anticipated NCT Nearly New Sales is coming up soon – all you could possibly need at fantastic prices. Elbows out! (read more)
And The Affordable Art Fair is back in Battersea Park in October. Mark your diary and start building that art collection! (read more)
School open days
The Independent Schools Show is back in Battersea Park in November with 200 schools represented by admissions departments and head teachers and a great range of talks and seminars on education and schooling today. Tickets are free when booked in advance (read more).