Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!

Last Updated on : 3rd November 2022


Welcome to your weekly What’s On from NappyValleyNet!

With trick or treating at one end of the week and sparklers and fireworks at the other, it’s all go! If your little witches, wizards and pumpkins are still high on the sugar rush, take comfort in the fact that they can keep on spinning into the weekend, just like the Catherine Wheels and popping rockets..(read more)

Looking for a new house? Check out our property pages which have all the homes for sale and to rent together with school catchment zones all mapped out (read more).


Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom house on a sought-after road between the commons, with over 2,000 sq ft of living space including a large open-plan kitchen reception room opening onto a garden laid with easi-grass (read more).

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom Victorian terraced house off Northcote Road and close to a number of popular schools, offering spacious accommodation ideal for modern family life and a principal suite with walk-through wardrobe (read more).

For sale with John Thorogood is a 2-bedroom split-level flat occupying the upper levels of an elegant Edwardian conversion with just under 1,000 sq ft of bright and airy living space close to Clapham Common, plus the potential to extend into the loft (read more).

For rent with Portico is a 2-bedroom 2-bathroom flat in central Brixton with easy access to excellent transport and all the shops, bars and restaurants of Brixton and Clapham, with plenty of period features and a private, decked garden (read more).



Book your free tickets in advance for the Independent Schools Show in Battersea Park next weekend, ideal for any parents considering their choices with over 200 schools in one place, plus Q&A sessions and seminars (read more).

Streatham & Clapham Prep is holding a Reception Taster morning next week, ideal for those looking to explore prep choices for their daughters (read more).

The deadline to apply for subsidised places at Dulwich College is tomorrow (read more).

Role Models and Atom Learning have collaborated to bring parents a free webinar on How to support your child with the stress of 11+ preparation (read more).

Open days:


Belleville Primary (read more).

4 November

Swaffield Primary (read more).

15/17 November

Belleville Wix Academy (read more).

16 November

The Roche School and Nursery (read more).

If music be the food of love….

This looks like a whole lot of fun – a Drumming for Wellbeing Family Workshop at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington promises to relieve stress and strengthen your immune system during this non-strenuous workout – love it! (read more)

Go raving on the Southbank with your little ones in tow. Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves are back for the party season – just love the picture on this one…(read more)

Bach to Baby has a run of Yuletide Family Concerts from Balham to Wimbledon where your little ones can roam free and soak up the live music while you sit back, relax and do the same (read more).

And just for the grown-ups, St Luke’s Music Society’s programme continues this month with a globally renowned trio recital including clarinettist Emma Johnson, former BBC Young Musician of the Year (read more).

Busy bees young and old(er)

For goalkeepers aged eight and above, train like a pro with ex-pro goalkeeper Mel Capleton of Open Air Fit fame. Don your gloves and head to Wandsworth Common for after-school Goalkeeping Sessions (read more).

Julian Cousins has posted details of his Strade Bianche Cycling Weekend in March, plus a cycling group that rides out from Northcote Road most weekends. On your bike! (read more)

The Avenue Cookery School runs family-friendly cookery classes most weekends, from All You Can Eat Doughnut Workshops to Sushi-rolling or Pasta-making. You had me at dough… (read more).

Head to the Quirky Yard Sale in the heart of Furzedown next weekend for painted furniture, vintage homewares and great gifts (read more).

Join an online workshop with The Parent Team on Recognising and Responding to Anxiety as many of us become increasingly aware of rising levels in our children (read more).

Book a 3-hour Emergency First Aid course with First Aid for Life on Ramsden Road in SW12 where the session can be adapted to ensure it’s relevant to you (read more).

Go strut your stuff 80s-style with Mum-Dance Battersea (and beyond!). A weekly excuse to get physical in lycra and legwarmers. Nobody puts Mum in the corner..(read more).

And south-west London is getting a new club, The Whisky Don Whisky Club, so if you love the stuff wend your way to Kew Green for a monthly get-together with like-minded whisky-lovers (read more).

Feeling wintry…?

Love yours to ski but can’t fit it in yourself? Look no further than the Camp Suisse Ski Camp in February half term with accompanied travel to and from Clapham and five days of wholesome mountain air, five hours of ski classes a day and an après ski schedule to make them grin (read more).

It’s almost time for the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, a brilliant family day out. With the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink, Zippo’s Christmas Circus, Santa’s Grotto and a Giant Wheel, it’s the place to be for festive feels (read more).

Sticking with festive, there’s a Christmas Wreath Workshop with canapés and festive goodies in early December run by three local whizzes working their creative magic. Go sparkle! (read more)

Never mind Christmas, All Star Tennis have just opened bookings for Spring 2023 with a lovely 20% off the first half term of after school and weekend sessions (read more).


That’s it – have fun!



Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team

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