Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!

Last Updated on : 10th November 2022

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

Welcome to your weekly What’s On from NappyValleyNet!

November always starts so well but after the sugar rush of Halloween and the oohs and ahhs of Bonfire Night, it’s just November. It’s dark and wet (and strangely mild) and emails everywhere are shouting at you about how many shopping days there are ‘til Christmas, while men all around are growing moustaches for a very good cause. Meanwhile, here’s what’s on…(read more)

Considering a move? Check out our property pages with all the homes for sale and to rent in the area along with school catchments; feel free to give one of our partners a call to discuss the local market (read more).


Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners

For sale with John Thorogood is a 2-double bedroom split-level flat on the top floor of a Victorian property on Northcote Road, in excellent condition, bright and airy throughout and with access to a roof terrace with far-reaching views (read more).

For rent with Portico is a 2-bedroom 2-en suite bathroom split-level flat in a period property close to Lavender Hill with modern fixtures and fittings, a spacious eat-in kitchen and a well-maintained private garden (read more).

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom Victorian terraced house close to the amenities of Brixton Hill with Brockwell Park just a five-minute walk away, full of character and with a newly refurbished kitchen breakfast room opening onto a 66ft garden (read more).

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a handsome 6-bedroom Victorian house overlooking Clapham Common, immaculately presented and with a great sense of space and light over five floors including a lower ground with family room, utility room, double bedroom and shower room (read more).


Education, education, education

The Independent Schools Show in Battersea Park is on Saturday and Sunday, a must for any parents considering their choices with over 200 schools in one place, plus Q&A sessions and seminars to advise, inform and reassure. Meet local stars such as Alleyn’s, Jags, Dulwich, Latymer, Eton, St Paul’s, Whitgift and London Park School, all at the ISS this weekend, each taking part for the very first time to meet parents like you! Free when you book your tickets in advance (read more).

Rutherford House School has an open event this morning on Balham High Road (read more).

Belleville Wix Academy has two open days next week (read more).

The Roche School and Nursery Open Day is on Wednesday (read more).

King’s House School in Richmond for boys aged three up to 13 is opening its doors tomorrow morning (read more).

Portland Place School has another open morning on Saturday (read more).

Eaton Square Prep & Nursery has an open morning next week (read more).

And Eaton Square Senior School has an Open Morning on Piccadilly next Thursday (read more).

Advanced Phonics with Robot Reg is a weekly class in Abbeville Village for those in Reception or for pre-schoolers needing a boost (read more).


Family time

This weekend’s your last chance to go have a blast with the children at the Kids World Fair in Normand Park over in SW6. Candy floss and bumper cars? I’m in! (read more)

Or go shake your stuff on the dancefloor with children in tow at the Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave on the Southbank. Crafting, bubbles and foam included and a bar for the grown-ups! (read more)

Local music school, World Heart Beat Music Academy presents 51st State Band at the Putney Arts Theatre with jazz, rock, soul and film scores (read more).

Discover the architectural story behind the bridge’s iconic design at Tower Bridge Family Activity: Crowning Glory next weekend (read more).

Time for another Bring your Baby Pub Quiz at The Bedford. Stretch those grey cells in a brain-stimulating daytime activity with your babes in arms and in the company of likeminded parents (read more).

For festive cultural treats head to Polka Theatre for Crackers – A Festive Family Farce which sounds like it’s going to be very good for a giggle, opening next week (read more).

And a new Christmas carol concert is coming to St Luke’s this year. Book now for A Celestial Christmas in aid of Beyond Autism with carols and readings to fill you with the festive spirit (read more).


Shopping opps

Head to the Quirky Yard Sale in a secret (or not so secret now) garden in the heart of Furzedown on Saturday for painted furniture, vintage homewares and gifts galore (read more).

Wimbledon Art Fair will be opening its doors again next weekend with artists and makers throwing open their studios for all to see. A fantastic spot to start or build on your own art collection, or to pick up the perfect present (read more).

Almost time for the Wandsworth Friends of Royal Trinity Hospice Christmas Fair at St Luke’s. This annual Christmas-present-buying extravaganza is a brilliant one-stop-shop for ticking off a whole lot of presents from that list, and all in support of an amazing charity (read more).

A new start-up in our neck of the woods is Smachno, from the Ukrainian meaning delicious, which makes and delivers authentic dumplings. Try for yourself by popping into their pop-up coming up soon at Belle Amie Coffee on Garratt Lane! (read more)


Feelgood fitness and fun

The brilliant Jane Wake will be sharing her extensive knowledge of the Menopause, having studied and worked in women’s health and fitness for many years, in a free online seminar. With qualifications in sport, fitness and holistic practice, she has a unique approach to menopause and will gladly take questions in advance. Brilliant! (read more)

Or head to a Pre- and Postnatal Functional Strength & Pilates Class run by Jane Wake early next week, whether you’re pregnant or had your baby over six weeks ago. Local expertise just a click and stretch away (read more).

Learn how to lino print this very evening at a Print and Prosecco Workshop on Lavender Hill, one of several similar workshops. Beginners more than welcome to carve, create and print their own designs (read more).

Join an Outdoor Fitness Bootcamp in Battersea Park at weekends with your first session free. Work out, feel great, repeat, they say! (read more)

Time is getting tight to enter the Amélie’s Follies’ Breast Cancer Now and Ovarian Cancer Action raffle. Pop in to buy tickets and support these excellent charities.


And finally….

New Year’s Eve plans? See out 2022 in style with a glitter ball or two at Battersea Park’s Evolution London and the all-inclusive New York New Year’s Eve Party to include drinks, dinner, dancing, entertainment and sparkling surroundings. Sounds like gladrags are a must! (read more)

Starting to think February half term skiing? If you can’t fit it in but the children are itching to go, consider Camp Suisse Ski Camp, experts in mountains and all things fun and active for children from seven up to 17. With accompanied travel from Clapham to the ski resort and back, they’ll have a blast while you catch up on life – win/win (read more).


That’s it – have fun



Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team

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