Camps and football, flicks and festivals: your weekly activity guide from NappyValleyNet.

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

Welcome to your NappyValleyNet weekly “What’s On” guide!

Hot town, summer in the city….lashed by the tail of Hurricane Bertha one minute and still warm under blue skies and sunshine the next.  It’s all going on around here and I don’t just mean the weather.  As summer continues to unfold, here’s our weekly round-up of what’s going on to keep us all entertained.  And don’t forget, you can add your own events or classes to our ever-updating calendar! (click here)

Summer fun just keeps on rolling out across NappyValley and beyond.  Here are a few ideas you don’t want to miss…

Monkey Music are running hour-long summer sessions on Burntwood Lane where babes from 6 months to big brothers and sisters of 7 can have a sing-along and boogaloo together…click here for more details

Gambado Summer Camp still has some space available with lots of trips and activities planned.  You can even use your childcare vouchers to pay – perfect!…click here for more details 

Open Air Fit Kids Camps have added an extra week to their already busy schedule and it kicks off on Monday on Wandsworth Common opposite Skylark.  Sign up for the whole week or just drop-in whenever suits…click here for more details

The English National Ballet School in Chelsea is running a two day micro-musical workshop on Romeo & Juliet with a fab 50% discount on offer.  Where for art thou?…click here for more details 

The Babydrop Summer Camp for under 5s continues next week where they’ll have fun on a nature trail or having a go at Judy Murray’s ‘Set 4 Sport’ programme.  Get ’em while they’re young, I say!…click here for more details

The fun continues at Eddie Catz, where you can choose between an action-packed Playball Playdate, (click here)  or a Hip Hop Summer Dance Camp. Get them throwing some funky shapes!…click here for more details

Love the name of this one!  Space in your Face Animation Workshop will have the kids encountering the strangest monsters & aliens their imaginations will allow!  An introduction to the world of stop-motion.…click here for more details

Any keen footballers out there (ha ha)? Perhaps they’d like to try their hand at a free taster session of Futsal at the Battersea Sports Centre on Saturday 23rd?  They say it’s what boosted Messi and Ronaldo as children.  Let’s find our own footballing legends!…click here for more details

If the rain starts to become more of a feature, don’t forget the good ol’ cinema.  Clapham Picturehouse is running ‘Stories on Screen’ on Thursday mornings, celebrating the film adaptations of some of our favourite books.  It’s Bugsy Malone today and Mary Poppins next week.  Time for a rain-dance, perhaps..?!…click here for more details

And not forgetting the grown-ups in every family – some time just for you, or for all of you together

The Foodies Festival at Battersea Park is on this weekend, starting on Friday.  Children under 12 can get in for free and you can lap up an endless array of all things delicious.  Enjoy!…click here for more details

All aboard, those who are coming aboard!  The London Transport Museum is open every day for Summer Family Fun and kids go free until 29 August.  Ding-a-ling!…click here for more details

Body Logic Health are offering a great deal on Pilates classes this month and you’re welcome to do multiple sessions each week – go for that ironing board stomach!  Perhaps an intensive few sessions after the Foodies Festival!?…click here for more details

Expecting number two and wondering how in the world you’re going to manage? The Baby Care Company is holding a second baby preparation class.  The more advice you can arm yourself with the better!…click here for more details

And how about a trip to Sandown Park Racecourse on 29th for their first ever Sports Day with a whole raft of free sporting activities on offer from Chelsea FC, Surrey Storm Netball and Surrey Smashers Badminton.  Tempting to say it sounds like you’ll have a smashing timeclick here for more details

There’s a definite hint of autumn in the air this week.  Time to get your diaries in order?

Baby Fish swimming have new classes in Wimbledon and Morden for September.  Take the plunge and book your place before the end of August and you’ll get 10% off as well as a free trial class – fab!…click here for more details

Bubbaboo is booking up fast for September too, so check out this term’s details and get your baby and toddler ready to hone their communication skills…click here for more details

Junior Tennis at Clapham Common with Julian Cousins has some space in his autumn classes on Wednesday and Friday afternoons for age 8 and above.  Keep that summertime tennis bug going…click here for more details

And an early one for you but you need to get booking if you’re keen. Trinity’s Star Ball on 29 November is a biennial fundraiser not to be missed.  Support our local hospice and go with a table of friends to this glittering night on the Embankment…click here for more details

Worn you out yet?!  Mix up a refreshing Mojito, collapse comfortably and take a look at our property pages.  We’ve linked up with PrimeLocation to bring you homes to buy or to rent in the area, all linked up to school catchments.  It’s that time of year to start thinking about it (click here)

Looking for a new home? Check these out!

From Savills and available to rent is ‘Great Hall’, an outstanding 2-bedroom property set over two floors in a school conversion…click here for more details

From Douglas & Gordon, a 4-bedroom family home on a quiet road in the Nightingale Triangle with a large, landscaped garden…click here for details

Also in the Nightingale Triangle with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom maisonette with great entertaining space, potential to extend and a 30ft south-facing garden…click here for details

And from Hamptons International, extending to almost 2,300sqft and with high ceilings throughout, a 5-bedroom family home Between the Commons…click here for details

That’s all for now.  Whatever you decide to do, have fun!

Love

Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team

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