Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!

Last Updated on : 22nd December 2022

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

Welcome to your weekly What’s On from NappyValleyNet!

What’s on, you say? What’s not on!? ‘Tis the season for multiple juggling, headless chickens (never mind the turkeys) and the need to be in 15 places at once, all whilst being filled with Christmas cheer and spreading the yuletide joy. For culture, camps and all the Christmas crackers, keep our calendar close at hand (read more).

Considering a move in 2023? Start your search on our property pages which have all the homes to buy or to rent in this wonderful neighbourhood we’re lucky enough to call home (read more).

As the year draws to a close, we spoke to our property partners for their views on where the current local market stands. Have a read of our Property Review (read more).

Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 2-bedroom apartment with a large roof terrace in The 1840 award-winning development, ideal for first-time buyers, for those looking to downsize or out-of-towners looking for a pied-à-terre, set between Wandsworth Common, Tooting Bec and Earlsfield (read more).

For rent with Portico is a one-bedroom newly refurbished apartment on the second floor of a popular riverside development with amazing views of the Thames, a concierge service, residents’ gym and balcony overlooking the river (read more).

For sale with John Thorogood is a 6-bedroom Victorian house on a sought-after road within a stone’s throw of Wandsworth Common and very close to central Balham, with a converted basement, a 92ft garden and off-street parking (read more).

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom Edwardian family house on a popular residential street close to Tooting Bec tube and Tooting Bec Common, bright and airy and in good decorative order throughout, plus plenty of original features and the potential to extend further (read more).

For the culture vulturesHead to the Battersea Arts Centre for the hilarious Christmas adventure, Little Red Riding Hood, a brilliant mash-up of fairytale favourites which sees a tiny girl in a red riding hood taking on the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham – you’ll be rolling in the aisles (read more).Bring Your Own Baby Comedy will be back at the Clapham Picturehouse in January to brighten those post-Christmas days with lunchtime giggles. As the winner of the Best Mental Health Boost for New Parents 2022, it’s clearly brilliant! (read more)Looking for a festive treat? Head to Alice in Wonderland at Brixton House and fall down a hole with a difference – the London Underground to be exact! A witty and engaging version of this much-loved tale (read more).Or head to Shoreditch for a change of scene and Prancer the Dancer, a joy-filled new piece of dance theatre for families and young audiences with really reasonable ticket prices (read more).

Life skills for 2023Make 2023 the year to arm yourself with a crucial life skill with First Aid for Life’s Paediatric First Aid/Emergency First Aid at Work courses. Whether you work with children, live with children, look after children, or are responsible for others where you work, sign up now (read more).And start the year as you mean to go on with your four-legged friend front of mind at one of First Aid for Life’s three-hour Dog First Aid courses (read more).Why not gift a First Aid for Life voucher? Perfect for every generation in your family, or a great stocking filler for any teens out there tackling the DofE Award (read more).Snap up the last spaces on Hyde Tutoring’s 10+ and 11+ Revision Courses focusing on English between Christmas and New Year in Clapham – take the pressure off the home-front (read more).Get the children to Learn to Touch Type with QWERTYkids after the new year. Two hours each morning to master this excellent life skill – a Christmas holiday well spent! They’ll return to school raring to go! (read more)Playball London is open for newcomers as well as old hands in the new year with their fun-filled and action-packed spring term which will bring co-ordination, dexterity and socialising into their growing repertoire (read more).Start 2023 on your toes channelling Martinez or Lloris at Open Air Fit’s weekly Goalkeeping Sessions for children aged from eight upwards on Wandsworth Common with ex-professional goalie, Mel Capleton – shown in action in this shot! (read more)All Star Tennis Junior Clubs get underway for the spring term in early January. So, whether you live near Tooting Common, Wandsworth Common, King George’s Park, Furzedown Rec or Leader’s Gardens in Putney, there’s a court and a class within easy reach (read more).Learn how to make exquisite cupcakes with sugar flowers at a Beginners Cupcake Decorating Class in SW18. Start the year as you mean to go on..(read more).And finally…Can you hear the call of the mountains? That’ll be Camp Suisse Ski letting you know about their much-loved February half term ski camp for children aged from seven up to 17 in the Swiss Alps, with accompanied travel from Clapham. Five hours of ski school are included each day, as are all sorts of fun après ski activities. Enough said? (read more)That’s it – wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Festive goings-onNYE plans still up in the air? Stick with SW11 and head to the New York-themed London New Year’s Eve Ball in Battersea Park. Thanks to you reading this, you and your tableful of friends will get a lovely 10% the all-inclusive ticket price covering drinks, four courses and all the dancing and entertainment on offer under one roof. Happy celebrating! (read more)

Or if you’d rather hang out with the children, then there’s an early NYE Family Rave with the award-winning Big Fish Little Fish. Go show them how you used to do it (before they came along!), with DJs, bubbles and disco balls (read more).

Still stuck for gifting inspiration? Keep it local and delve into our NappyValleyNet Christmas Gift Guide, packed with perfect presents and oodles of offers. No need to rely on the postal service – it’s all right here in the ‘hood (read more)

Pounding the pavements between shops? Keep the children entertained with the local business network’s Virtual Reality Christmas Trail, which will take you from Battersea Library on Lavender Hill to Mathnasium on Northcote Road. They might even be so distracted they’ll miss you slipping stocking fillers into your tote (read more).


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team x

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