Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!

Last Updated on : 8th December 2022

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

Welcome to your weekly What’s On from NappyValleyNet!

Don’t be caught out by the whole ’17 days ‘til Christmas’ thing. If you have children – a fair assessment of most reading this – then Christmas actually begins when they break up. After that point any secret stocking shopping, clandestine collections, discrete deliveries or surreptitious shopping become nigh on impossible. Seize the day! (read more)

Considering new bricks and mortar? Start your search on our property pages which have all the homes for sale and to rent in the area with school catchments as one of the main search criteria. Handy! (read more)

Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom Victorian terrace in Tooting Bec with plenty of original features, wooden floors and lots of natural light, with a modern kitchen opening onto the south-west-facing garden laid with decking and patio (read more).

For sale with John Thorogood is a 6-bedroom 4-reception room double-fronted Victorian house just a stone’s throw from Northcote Road and Wandsworth Common, with an impressive principal suite and a south-west-facing garden (read more).

For sale with Rampton Baseley is an expansive 2-double bedroom apartment with a large roof terrace set within the second phase of the award-winning development, The 1840 in between Wandsworth Common, Earlsfield and Tooting Bec (read more).

For rent with Portico is a one-bedroom flat on the first floor of a Victorian conversion with plenty of original features, a modern kitchen and a roof terrace, set in Earlsfield close to excellent amenities and transport links (read more).

Family time, festivities and fun

First things first and Roundhouse has a gorgeous competition prize up for grabs – a £200 voucher for the fabulous, delicious and Michelin-starred Trinity in Clapham Old Town. What’s not to love?! (read more)

The NappyValleyNet Christmas Gift Guide is open for business with ideas and inspiration for everybody on your list and don’t miss the fab collection of offers. The best bit? They’re all on your doorstep – love local! (read more)

Fancy going to shake your tail feathers this New Year’s Eve? The New York New York-themed London New Year’s Eve Ball is in Battersea Park with unlimited drinks, a four-course gourmet dinner, entertainment, dancing and DJs. Gather a tableful of friends and go celebrate! (read more)

St Mary Magdalene on Trinity Road opens its doors this weekend for their annual twinkly Christmas Tree Festival and the much-loved Carol Service the following weekend. I defy you not to feel festive after that! (read more)

Head to Clapham Common on Saturday for a charity Nativity Fun Run with hilarious stops along the way – sing a speedy carol, ice a gingerbread man or photobomb the stable. Love the picture – looks like a whole lot of family fun! (read more)

Then hot foot it over to Tooting Common in the afternoon for a Nativity Hunt, seeking out all the nativity characters – busy day! (read more)

And to round it off, Kids Carols at The Bedford on Sunday afternoon really is as good as it sounds. Carols. In a pub. Win/win (read more).

Join in on the Santa Dash on Wandsworth Common next weekend in aid of Home-Start Wandsworth. Prime those trainers, jingle those bells, Santa hats at the ready! (read more)

BusyLizzy Balham invites all you postnatal mums and babies to a free trial class this weekend or next (read more).

And if you haven’t had your baby yet, then BusyLizzy Clapham runs a weekly Pregnancy Yoga class on Saturday mornings at Fresh Ground. The zen way to start your weekend (read more).

The Quirky Christmas and Makers Market is in Balham on Sunday with over 30 traders displaying their wares for you, your home or your present list (read more).

Share the joy! More than 50 babies and 60 children under 18 are expected to spend Christmas Day in St George’s or Queen Mary’s. Charitable donations through Time for Joy could help bring them Christmas cheer in the form of arts, crafts, decorations and entertainment (read more).

And it’s Mega Skip Day this Saturday so time for a mega clear-out – oh so satisfying, especially pre-Christmas! (read more)

Christmas culture

The Home-Start Wandsworth Carol Service at St Anne’s Church is fast approaching with its annual array of celebrity readers and the award-winning Epiphoni Consort choir, with all proceeds going towards supporting local vulnerable families (read more).

Alice in Wonderland is an alternative Christmas show at Brixton House with perfomances throughout December. Alice is trapped on a tube speeding into Nonsense, surrounded by weird and wonderful passengers and at the mercy of the Queen. Can she turn this train around?! (read more)

For any non-football lovers, the Budapest Café Orchestra will be playing at St Luke’s on Saturday evening for a night that promises the ‘finest purveyors of Balkan music this side of a Lada scrapheap’ – love it! (read more)

Swing by the Hornsby Singers Christmas Carol Sing-a-long on Tooting Common. Feel the festive spirit on a Sunday afternoon stroll (read more).

Scroogelicious is the brilliantly titled take on A Christmas Carol by Theatre Peckham, a festive family show which blends storytelling with dance and song featuring rap, R&B, hip hop and funk. I’ll have to hold Mr NVN down! (read more)

Happy campers

Learn to touch type over the break with the Qwerty Kids Flexi 12 Days of Christmas Course and see them fly in the new year! From anywhere and at any time to suit you, with tailored typing plans and daily check-in with qualified teachers (read more).

Julian Cousins will be running his popular Christmas Junior Sports Camp up on Clapham Common, so wrap up warm and let them get stuck in while you get Christmas-ready (read more).

All Star Tennis are offering a tempting 20% off their Christmas Camps on Wandsworth Common for children to tune up their tennis skills in time for the longer days ahead (read more).

Mama Codes Christmas Coding & Robotics Workshops will have children from four up to 11 mastering the world of computer programming (read more).

Hyde Tutoring is holding pre- and post-Christmas 7+, 8+, 10+ and 11+ Courses in Clapham and online to make sure they’re geared up and ready for the new year (read more).

London Wayfarers are running five days of hockey camps in Dulwich for U10s up to U18s. Get spring term ready! (read more)

Let them loose at the Avenue Cookery School where the Young Holiday Classes will turn them into whizzes with chicken dinners. Brilliant life skills (read more).

Open Air Fit’s Multi-Sport Kids Camps will be up on Wandsworth Common for rosy cheeks and plenty of festive fun – dig out their Christmas kit! (read more)

Exceptional Academics’ 11+ Booster Courses in the week before Christmas are both online and in person – be exam-ready (read more).

And Lavender Leonardos is holding art sessions for all ages, either online or in person. Take a look at their creative calendar (read more).

With one eye on the future..

January will be here before we know it and the new term of Playball London is open for bookings. Your little ones will develop skills and coordination while having a whole lot of fun – see them spring into spring (read more).

February half term plans? Why not send the children off to the Swiss Alps for the ultimate ski camp with Camp Suisse Ski. They know mountains, they know skiing and they know children (read more).

That’s it – enjoy the festive fun!


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team

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