Welcome to your weekly activity guide from NappyValleyNet!
The Easter holidays are ON and the business of entertaining the children is booming! Throw into the mix a lovely long weekend (tomorrow!!) full of food, friends, family and fun and all of us will feel like we’ve taken a break from the norm. SW London is also feeling a little more spacious. Less people, less cars on the road, less road rage, more sunshine. So, whether you’re at home or away this week, revel in the change of pace and the shift of time and space. We greet these lighter evenings with open arms, a glass of rosé in hand (never too early in the season) and black-out blinds. If you’re looking to fill the time, be sure to have a look at our calendar for daily goings-on. Kick back, enjoy and happy Easter! (click here)
So, a bit more time on your hands this weekend and thinking of a move? Then start with a simple click to our property pages, where you’ll find homes for sale or to rent all around NappyValley with the help of PrimeLocation, plus the handy extra search criteria of school catchments to help you find just the right spot (click here)
Check out these four homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week:
Available to rent through Douglas & Gordon is a 6-bedroom, double-fronted family house, offering fantastic living and entertaining space on one of the most sought after roads in Abbeville Village, with off-street parking and a 40ft south-facing garden …click here for details
Also for rent and with Rampton Baseley, is a 5-bedroom family house presented in excellent condition throughout including a fully fitted Poggenpohl kitchen and breakfast room leading onto a pretty garden, set on a popular road ‘Between the Commons’ …click here for details
On the rental market with Hamptons International is a 3-bedroom flat in immaculate condition with a spacious reception room leading into a modern eat-in kitchen, set in the heart of Balham just a stone’s throw from all the restaurants and shops …click here for details
For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 6-bedroom detached house of over 5,000 sqft with a large garden extending to over 100ft and within walking distance of Broomwood Hall School and Streatham & Clapham High School …click here for details
The Easter Bunny will soon be knocking at the door and if you haven’t booked anything in yet, there’s so much to choose from!
The Biscuiteers have got their Easter creatives in gear and are holding a Kids’ Icing Party this very afternoon with story-telling, face painting and biscuit icing with a little help from Beatrix Potter…click here for details
Open Air Fit Multisport Camps continue on Wandsworth Common with all sorts of outdoor fun and games for boys and girls aged 5 to 14 every morning. Drop in or book the whole week. Either way, plenty of fresh air can only be a good thing …click here for details
Calling all arty, crafty kids! There’s an Easter Art & Craft Workshop in Balham next week with painting, print-making, stitching, drawing, modelling, pasting, illustrating and animating! Phew – sounds fab!…click here for details
There’s Easter holiday Athletics Training at the Tooting Bec athletics track with Herne Hill Harriers, with sessions run by top coaches for boys and girls aged over 7 every day. Inspired by the Olympics, or just want to brush up those skills with Sports Day in our sights..?…click here for details
The Doodle Bar is bravely holding Messy Play as part of their Easter Club next week! For 3 to 7 year olds, there’ll be wild beast mask making, balloon papier mache and clay creature creations. See what they mean about messy – lovely fun!…click here for details
It’s time for the Easter Holiday Disco at Gambado soon! Sounds like lots of funky fun, with a disco and entertainer, competitions and party games and a theme of ‘Everything beginning with E’…calling all Elvis’ and Einsteins! …click here for details
The Royal Parks are running several different activities, all fantastic value and designed to get the children at one with nature. Try out Spring Hatchingsfor 8 to 11 year olds where you can drop them off in Hyde Park and they’ll get to explore the wilder parts – finding nests, following nature trails, listening to birds and pond-dipping too. Almost Swallows and Amazons in the centre of town – brilliant! …click here for details
The Sewing School is running a course for 6 to 12 year olds where they’ll sew by hand and with machines to make all sorts, from cushions and bags to aprons and scarves. They’ll even look at customising a piece of clothing – à la Gok Wan or the Sewing Bee – love it! …click here for details
In other news….variety is the spice of life. Politics, pregnancy, prizes. We’ve got the lot!
Battersea Yoga are holding a Couples’ Birth Workshop soon, giving you the chance to focus and prepare together for one of the most important events in your life. You’re in it together – and breathe …click here for details
In view of what’s approaching on 7th May, Battersea has its very own Question Time coming up soon, jointly sponsored by the Battersea Society and the Katherine Low Settlement. Your chance to meet and quiz the candidates to be Battersea’s MP. Fabulous! It’s free but you need to book in – democracy at its best!…click here for details
Third Door are holding a Kindred Coworking Jelly Day near Wandsworth Park soon. An opportunity for freelancers, home workers and small business owners to get together, work together, chat and collaborate. …click here for details
We have an amazing collection of offers and competitions for you this April. I mean, really amazing!! Our biggest ever and plenty with the Easter holidays in mind, so don’t miss out……click here for details
Looking beyond Easter, a few dates for your springtime diaries…
Later on this month it’s Tooting Field Day, a multi-activity adventure! There will be free activities on offer all afternoon including an audio walk packed with music and voices of local people talking about Tooting past and present, as well as its love of food! Think Treasure Trails, Scavenger Hunts and honey tasting. It’s got it all!…click here for details
Abbotswood Road is holding a fun-filled Street Party on 25th April, all in aid of The Haven, after three near-neighbours on the road were diagnosed with breast cancer at the same time. There will be soft play from Eddie Catz and an assault course from Activenature, as well as a Dog Show and stalls selling everything from cakes to handbags. Sounds like my kind of afternoon!…click here for details
The Fabulous Feast returns to St John’s Hill in May! A full week of foodie heaven with eateries along the stretch offering £15 menus to their diners. The main festival is on the Saturday, when the street will be lined with farmers’ market-style stalls, for you to fill your boots (sorry, shopping bags) with artisan cheeses, oysters, burgers, craft lagers…the list goes on. Delicious.…click here for details
Dust off your party shoes, girls! Hope in Heels is coming to Battersea Park at the end of May to raise money for HOPEHIV, a charity which supports orphaned children in sub-Saharan Africa. It’s 2.4km in heels – yes, heels! – a decadent fun run with entertainment every step of the way. Ignore your bunions/blisters/shin-splints and totter across the finishing line to a fab after-party with pedicures, foot rubs, mini-massages and a DJ set.…click here for details
That’s it for this week. Whatever you and yours are up to, here’s wishing you a very Happy Easter!
Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx