Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!

Last Updated on : 27th October 2022

Dear NappyvalleyNetter,

Welcome to your weekly What’s On from NappyValleyNet!

More than halfway through half term. How’s it going? Whether you’re full of beans or needing to lie quietly in a darkened room, may you be far from admin, washing and to-do lists. They get some time out – you should too! (read more)

Considering a move? Take a look at our property pages which have all the homes for sale and to rent in the area and all school catchment areas included in the search criteria so you’ll know distance from front door to school gate (read more).


Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners

For sale with John Thorogood is a rare find – a completely unmodernised Victorian house in a top location for schools and transport, close to Northcote Road. This is an ideal opportunity for budding designers to implement their unique style to create a really special family house (read more).

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom Victorian terrace close to both Wandsworth Common and Tooting Bec with access into the City via the Northern Line, with a bright and spacious kitchen breakfast room with bi-fold doors opening onto an almost 30ft south-facing garden (read more).

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 3-bedroom house between the commons measuring over 1,700 sq ft and recently luxuriously renovated to include excellent space for modern family living and three en suite bathrooms, plus the potential to extend further into the loft (read more).

For sale with Portico is a 4-bedroom mid-terrace Victorian house in a popular residential area between Clapham Common Northside and Lavender Hill and close to Clapham Junction, with a conservatory opening onto the pretty patio garden and on the market chain free (read more).


Remember, remember, it’s nearly November

The Independent Schools Show is fast approaching! Back in Battersea Park in November, it’s the perfect one-stop-shop for any parents considering choices with over 200 schools as well as regular Q&A sessions and seminars. Book your free tickets in advance (read more).

And this year The Independent Schools Show is offering a major new feature, London Choices, making it easy for London parents to meet a wide range of schools from their neighbourhoods (read more).

Wimbledon Art Fair is another date for your November diary when the artists, creators and makers of SW19 and beyond invite us into their studios to see their work and maybe even take it home to adorn our own walls (read more).

The Battersea Society have a number of events coming up in the next few months including a talk on Biodiversity in Battersea Parks and Commons on 3rd November. Why not pop along and get to know some of your non-human neighbours? (read more)

Award-winning First Aid for Life run regular classes in their Balham studio – either Emergency Paediatric First Aid for those with children in mind or first aid for those with the responsibility at work (read more).

London’s newest ice rink, Glide, is opening in mid-November and guess where it is? Only Battersea Power Station. As if this area wasn’t already a brilliant place to live….(read more).

Calling all Katherine Bird fashion fans! The Winter Pop Up Shop will be held at the Vestry Hall, a part of St Mary Magdelene Church on Trinity Rd 11am to 7pm on Friday 4th November (read more).

And once you’ve bought the outfit, we have just the place for you to show it off as The Battersea Ball is back on Friday 25th November! Included in your ticket price is a sumptuous three course meal, cabaret, dancing, dodgems, casino and auction as well as the ever-popular Magic Tree (read more).

As ever, Amélie’s Follies is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month so pop in to pick up your raffle tickets on sale until mid-November with fabulous AF prizes to be won (read more).

Looking further ahead, Camp Suisse Ski Camps are back for February Half term 2023! Offering 5 days of skiing with the excellent Swiss Ski School and evenings jam-packed with fun, this is the ultimate adventure for your youngster! (read more)


All things educational

Dulwich College has just won the Independent School Award 2022 for Contribution to Social Mobility. Read about it here, plus the deadline to apply for a bursary is in early November (read more).

As half term draws to a close, schools will be opening up their doors for some more open days. Check out our full listing to keep in the know (read more).

1 November

Alleyn’s Junior School Open Day (read more).

2/3 November

Belleville Primary Open Mornings (read more).

4 November

Swaffield Primary School Open Morning (read more).


Weekly fun

Omnibus Young Company is a weekly Saturday morning youth theatre open to all young people aged from five up to 16 in the heart of Clapham Old Town (read more).

Mum-Dance Southfields is just one of many Mum-Dance weekly classes boosting the energy and mood across the neighbourhood. Don the lycra, dig out the legwarmers and go dance with the Kids from Fame (read more).

If you gave birth six weeks ago or more, wend your way to Postnatal Pilates with BusyLizzy at Fresh Ground where your little one comes too and you get to rediscover your core strength, slowly and gently (read more).

And finally

Don’t miss your chance to win a family ticket to Frameless at Marble Arch (click here) an immersive and spectacular art installation which will stop them in their tracks as they gawp in awe. Take a look at our review and add it to your to-do list (read more).


That’s it – have fun!


Annabel and NappyValleyNet Team

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