Comedy at Alleyn’s, Autumn Supper Club at Skylark and more School Open Days: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

Welcome to your weekly What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet! 

Never a dull moment, that’s for sure.  If you’re on the school open day merry-go-round, hold on tight – it’s a busy time of year.  If yours are younger (or older), then no doubt you’re going about your daily life of family, work, children, home, classes, weekends, activities, clubs, socialising and so on.  To help you keep it fresh and fun, make good use of our calendar and you won’t miss a thing.  And do keep posting details of your own classes, events, festivals and the like.  We want to know so we can help you spread the word (and we’re just a little bit nosy)! (click here)

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For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 3-bedroom split level maisonette tucked behind Nightingale Lane and close to Balham and Clapham South tube, including a separate annexe and planning permission for a basement development. …click here for more details

For sale with Hamptons International is a detached, double-fronted 4-bedroom Victorian house in excellent condition and set on a quiet residential road in central Balham, very close to Henry Cavendish Primary School. …click here for more details

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom family house in immaculate order, set on a popular street in the Magdalen Estate near to Wandsworth Common and many good schools, with a larger than average garden and off-street parking. …click here for more details

To rent with Portico is a 4-bedroom family home in Fulham set within Munster Village, with an exceptional kitchen, a large paved terrace and neutrally decorated throughout.…click here for more details


From yoga to jumble sales, dog shows to music trails

To celebrate the opening of their brand new studio in the heart of SW18, YogiYoga is holding an Open Day this Saturday.  Book yourself in for a taster session including Meditation and Gong Bath. …click here for more details

It’s the Fun Dog Show on Clapham Common this Saturday! A fun-filled family day centred around man’s best friend with pet-related stalls, food, drink and cakes, competitions and dog demos.  Get preening! …click here for more details

Heard of the Jumble Trail?  It’s a collective yard sale where everyone in a small area brings their unwanted things to sell to neighbours and visitors.  It’s Fulham‘s turn soon, so head to the North End Road for bargains galore! …click here for more details  

And nobody puts Wandsworth in the corner, so here’s their Jumble Trail. Go along for some great finds on hand-me-downs and pre-loved belongings. …click here for more details 

Teddy’s Tune Time at The Alma in Wandsworth is offering a free trial class soon for those with little ones up to 18 months old. …click here for more details

Little Voices runs performing arts classes for little ones up to bigger ones, with LAMDA exams in the mix and two free trial classes (one singing, one drama) on offer in Putney, Richmond, Wandsworth or Fulham. …click here for more details

Mini Crotchets run regular interactive and educational music classes in Battersea, and invite you along for a free trial to see a little Mini Crotchet Magic in action! …click here for more details 


Something for you (and yours!)

The Parent Practice is running a Helping Kids be Resilient workshop next week on how to guide your children to strong self-esteem and help them cope with the inevitable knocks in life. …click here for more details

Want to get to grips with Instagram?  Join other IGers of SW4 on Clapham Common for an Instameet – an hour’s walk around the Common and finishing with a drink in a local establishment. …click here for more details

Five star comedy sketch duo, Goodbear are at The MCT, Alleyn’s next week, fresh from the Edinburgh Festival. They’ll present a series of happenings from around the world on a single day in 2016 that might leave you questioning everything you’ve ever known…! …click here for more details

ReCentre Mum and Baby Yoga is on every Monday morning and focuses on the importance of postnatal recovery by gently stretching and strengthening the body. …click here for more details

Skylark will be doing one of its magical transformations soon from daytime café to evening pop-up, with white linen and twinkling candles at their Autumn Supper Club.  The menu is seasonal and sounds utterly delicious! …click here for more details

The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Show is on in Battersea Park this half term and you’ve got just two more days to enter to win a family ticket! This year there’s a dedicated Kids’ zone so all of you will go home entertained and ski-inspired! …click here for more details

It’s the Fashion for Charity fashion show at The Train Station on Jaggard Way next week, supported by many of the shops and boutiques along Bellevue Road and all in aid of Royal Trinity Hospice. Strike a pose, girls, there’s nothing to it. …click here for more details


Calling all culture vultures! 

Surf’s up and Mrs Armitage is in town! Ga Ga Theatre is back with a first-ever stage adaptation of Quentin Blake’s fabulous picture book, Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave.…click here for more details

Lovers of the classics will love Jason and The Argonauts at the Unicorn Theatre.  Join in on the thrilling mission as the hero of the story sets out on his quest for The Golden Fleece.  Ideal for ages 6 up to 12. …click here for more details

Crown the Knave Comedy Night is a cheap and very cheerful comedy night in Balham, this time with the theme of ‘Food’.  Five comedians, live Blues at the start and free flapjack.  Feel a girls’ night coming on..!? …click here for more details 


School open days – there’s a bumper crop this weekend and next!

NappyValleyNet Schools Guide is now live online with a comprehensive list of as many open day details as we could lay our hands on and fit to bursting with information, advice and debate on schools. …click here for more details

The Independent Schools Show is coming up soon in Battersea Park.  With over 200 schools attending, it’s the world’s biggest open day and it’s in our neighbourhood! …click here for more details


Alleyn’s School Open Event …click here for more details

Alleyn’s School Sixth Form Open Event …click here for more details

Cumnor House School for Boys …click here for more details

Cumnor House School for Girls …click here for more details

Dulwich College Junior School Open Morning …click here for more details

Dulwich College Lower School Open Morning …click here for more details

Ernest Bevin College Open Day …click here for more details

Eveline Day School Open Morning …click here for more details

King’s College School Open Evenings …click here for more details

Oakwood School Open Day …click here for more details

Oliver House Open Day …click here for more details

Streatham & Clapham Prep School & Sixth Form Open Events …click here for more details

Thames Christian College Main Open Day …click here for more details

The Cedars School Open Morning …click here for more details

The Laurels School Open Event …click here for more details

Trinity School Open Morning …click here for more details

Woldingham School Open Morning …click here for more details

Woldingham School Y6 Sleepover/Taster …click here for more details



That’s it. Be it open days, lazy days or creative ways you’re looking for, keep our calendar close at hand and have fun!  (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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