Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!

Last Updated on : 15th December 2022

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

Welcome to your weekly What’s On from NappyValleyNet!

Baby, it’s cold outside. Who else has been humming all the festive tunes? Walking in a winter wonderland at the start of the week – let it snow, let it snow, let is snow – certainly brightened up a Monday overflowing with to-dos as Christmas closes in and school’s almost out. Keep on track with your what’s on close at hand (read more).

New home in the new year? Our property pages have all the homes available to rent or to buy in the area and our four local estate agent partners are always ready to talk about the current market. Just pop in or pick up the phone (read more).

Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners

For rent with Portico is a split-level 2-double bedroom flat in a handsome Victorian semi-detached property on a sought-after road off Clapham Common Northside, available fully furnished with a large reception room and private, sunny garden (read more).

For sale with John Thorogood is a 2-bedroom split-level flat on Northcote Road, bright and airy throughout with a generous eat-in kitchen and separate reception, close to popular schools and the wide-open spaces of Wandsworth Common (read more).

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 2-bedroom apartment with a large roof terrace in The 1840 award-winning development, ideal as either a first property or for those looking to downsize or for a pied-à-terre within a burgeoning local community (read more).

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a semi-detached 5-bedroom family home arranged over three floors and set on a popular road between the commons close to several good schools, with a bright eat-in kitchen with extensive bi-fold doors opening onto a good-sized garden (read more).

All the fun of the festivities

Plans for NYE? Look no further than the New York-themed London New Year’s Eve Ball in Battersea Park. Your ticket price includes ever-y-thing and as you’re reading this, you’ll also get 10% off. Gather friends together and go party! (read more)

Baby Broadway Christmas hits SW19 this weekend with their ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ family concert. Go sing-a-long to your heart’s content (read more).

Cooking at the Shed is running a Cookery Workshop for Children next week just off Northcote Road, three hours of whipping up gingerbread angels, decorating cheeky snowmen and making chocolate truffles, all with Christmas tunes aplenty (read more).

Head to an early New Year’s Eve Celebration for all the family with award-winning Big Fish Little Fish. Nobody puts mum in the corner and watch out for all the dad-dancing – strike a pose and show the children how it’s done! (read more)

Our NappyValleyNet Christmas Gift Guide is packed with local businesses with perfect presents for everyone on your list, plus irresistible offers to entice – keep it local this yuletide! (read more)

It’s the St Mary Magdalene Carol Service on Trinity Road this weekend. Time to feel all the cosy festive feels at this much-loved and family-oriented occasion (read more).

Dig out your red and white hats for this weekend’s Santa Dash on Wandsworth Common in aid of Home-Start Wandsworth. Think Where’s Wally but with Father Christmases as far as the eye can see. Fab family fun for a brilliant cause (read more).

No room at the inn? Snap up this smart mid-sleeper with desk and storage underneath and you’ll be all set to fit everyone under the roof this Christmas – great spot from which to hang the stocking too! (read more)

How about a Watercolour & Wine Workshop at the Lavender Print School for a relaxing evening to focus on painting Christmas wreaths? Am I the only one humming, Christmas time, mistletoe and wine? (read more).

Our Community Ed went along to Brixton House to see Alice in Wonderland, a modern day and London-centric take on the classic tale which will appeal to young ones as well as teens – Christmas culture on the doorstep (read more).

Quick fire Christmas camps

Qwerty Kids Flexi 12 Days of Christmas Course will teach them to touch type (read more).

Julian Cousins’ Christmas Junior Sports Camp will be up on Clapham Common (read more).

Mama Codes Christmas Coding & Robotics Workshops is just one of several computer programming sessions (read more).

There’s 20% off the All Star Tennis Christmas Camps on Wandsworth Common – ace! (read more)

Hyde Tutoring will have them exam-prepped with 7+, 8+, 10+ and 11+ Courses in Clapham and online (read more).

London Wayfarers will be honing hockey skills in Dulwich (read more).

The Avenue Cookery School will build a passion for cooking at their Young Holiday Classes (read more).

Open Air Fit’s Multi-Sport Kids Camps on Wandsworth Common will be full of festive fresh air fun (read more).

Exceptional Academics’ 11+ Booster Courses will gear them up for January (read more).

Lavender Leonardo’s is holding various art sessions for children of various ages including a Christmas Bunting Workshop to help you deck the halls (read more).

A new dawn, a new day…

Playball London welcomes all three-to-eight-year-olds for a bright new year in the form of their spring term, developing skills and co-ordination through fun and structured activities (read more).

12 Rounds Boxing has a few spaces left on its fun and friendly Boxing Beginners Fundamentals Course on St John’s Hill starting in early January. Take on the new year as you mean to go on (read more).

And they do Kids’ Boxing Classes too, so if yours have always fancied having a go, perhaps 2023 is the time to do it (read more).

Book your children’s spot on the spring term of Saturday Football with Open Air Fit and get a free session at their fun-filled Christmas Camps on Wandsworth Common (read more).

And finally

Snow equals ski equals February half term in the Swiss Alps at Camp Suisse Ski. With accompanied travel from Clapham, it’s surely too good to resist for children from seven up to 17, with an après ski schedule that will have you wishing you were going with them (read more).

Talking of skiing, there’s a Kids’ Skiwear Pop-Up Sale this very afternoon on Loxley Road with past season and pre-loved pieces, plus Slope Off’s new season kids’ collection. Schuss your way over (read more).

And don’t miss the fab Roundhouse competition to win a £200 voucher for Michelin-starred Trinity in Clapham Old Town. Christmas treats! (read more)

That’s it – have fun!


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team

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