Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!

Last Updated on : 1st December 2022

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

Welcome to your weekly What’s On from NappyValleyNet!

December!? Who else didn’t have their advent calendar at the ready this morning? Mr NVN has pointed out that at least they’re cheaper now, but that doesn’t do much to ease the guilt as the question drifted over the Cheerios this dark and chilly morning… (read more)

Need more room – quite literally? Our property pages have all the homes for sale and to rent in the area together with school catchments all matched out, just in case (possibly, maybe) you have schools in mind (read more).

Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners

For rent with Portico is a 2-bedroom split-level garden flat in a grand Victorian conversion close to Lavender Hill, Clapham Junction and Battersea Park, with a lovely mix of original features and a contemporary finish, with a good-sized garden (read more).

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 6-bedroom double-fronted house on an extremely wide plot on a sought-after road between Wandsworth Common and Tooting Bec tube, with over 3,250 sq ft of living space arranged over three floors, packed with original charm and grand proportions (read more).

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom period family home on a popular road within the Hyde Farm Estate close to Balham, Tooting Bec Common and several popular schools, with a large open-plan kitchen and a home office in the garden (read more).

For sale with John Thorogood is a 6-bedroom double-fronted family house just a stone’s throw from Northcote Road and Wandsworth Common, with just under 2,800 sq ft including a nanny suite and a larger-than-average south-west-facing garden (read more).

Get stuck in

Red Roses is a chance for girls to give rugby a try. Join in on a free taster session with the Battersea Ironsides this weekend, and for added inspiration you’ll also be able to meet three of the team who played in this year’s women’s World Cup final (read more).

The Roche School & Nursery has a virtual open day this afternoon. Sign up now to gain insight into this Wandsworth prep (read more).

Make the most of having an award-winning first aid trainer on your doorstep and go along to one of First Aid for Life’s regular Paediatric First Aid courses in Ramsden Road. Arm yourself with this life-saving life skill (read more).

Teatime Tutors are back in person and have space for your children after school at Mamma Dough in Tooting Bec. Whoever thought of this one-stop-shop of teatime, homework and tutoring is a genius! (read more)

James Bay is playing to a sold-out Brixton Academy tomorrow and you could be there by bidding for two tickets donated to the Lumi Foundation, whose mission to make yoga more accessible means they currently offer over 30 free or low-cost classes a week (read more)

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

The NappyValleyNet Christmas Gift Guide is overflowing with local Christmas shopping inspiration including several irresistible offers and festive feels aplenty (read more).

Join in on a virtual reality trail around the shops of Northcote Road and Clapham Junction on a Christmas-themed High Street Safari, a fun (and free) way to entertain your little ones while you’re busy Christmas shopping! (read more)

St Luke’s Christmas Market is back on Saturday with its great mix of stalls to tick everyone off the list in one fell swoop, plus cakes, jams and decorations (read more).

Then it’s the turn of St Mary Magdalene on Trinity Road for their Christmas Tree Festival followed the next weekend by the Carol Service, all in aid of the Awareness Foundation (read more).

On the hunt for a Christmas tree and live near Tooting Bec? Order yours from the Friends of Fircroft PTA and collect this Saturday or next ready for a decorating frenzy (read more).

Wend your way to Richmond for the Falcons Prep Frost Fair this weekend for Christmas shopping and festive treats and eats! (read more)

And Saturday’s Allfarthing Primary School’s Winter Fair will feature none less than Father Christmas himself, plus all the fun of the fair and the chance to shop ‘til you drop (read more).

Prince of Wales Drive is the setting for Christmastide: A Harp Recital with Harriet Adie. Sit back and let Britten and Bach wash over you this Sunday, timed to coincide with the release of her new solo CD – present idea! (read more)

Hot foot it to Garratt Lane in SW18 on Friday for an afternoon of neighbourhood shopping, eating and feeling festive, plus the chance to taste authentic Ukrainian dumplings from Smachno in one of the many pop-ups (read more).

And there’s fun at Kidzania London this weekend in the form of inspiring mouth and foot artist Tom Yendell teaching children how to paint a Christmas picture using just their mouths and feet! (read more)

Head to The Shed on Broomwood Road on Monday for a Christmas Wreath Making Workshop including canapés created by an award-winning cookery writer and vintage and antique treasures to peruse from local Lineage London (read more).

Join the Southwest Songbirds for a Charity Christmas Concert in SW18 filled with festive feelgood and in aid of Family Action – tickets on the door (read more).

The Quirky Christmas and Makers Market is back in Balham with over 30 traders selling their wares, ideal for presents or for the home (read more).

Holiday planning

The lovely team at All Star Tennis are offering 20% off their Christmas Camps on Wandsworth Common for any early bird bookings (read more).

The Avenue Cookery School has fun on offer at their Young Holiday Classes, teaching them new skills including chicken ramen and roasting a chicken (next stop a turkey?) (read more).

Open Air Fit will be running their popular Multi-Sport Kids Camps on Wandsworth Common come rain or shine with festive fun and games, plus a warming 10% off at Skylark for customers of both – win/win (read more).

Exceptional Academics is holding both online and in-person 11+ Booster Courses in the week running up to Christmas – those January exams are fast approaching! (read more)

Lavender Leonardos has acres of art lined up for all ages from online one-off sessions to keep them glued, to two-day in-person classes focused on a particular skill (read more).

And finally…

On the lookout for NYE fun? Stay right here because it’s all happening in Battersea Park. A ticket to the London New Year’s Eve Ball includes unlimited drinks, a four-course gourmet dinner, live entertainment, dancing, DJs, disco balls and more. Dig out your sparkles and grab this 10% off with both hands (read more).

That’s it – have fun!


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team

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