Free tickets for The Independent Schools Show, more Open Days and half term inspiration: Your weekly What’s On guide from NappyValleyNet!

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Just three weeks to go – even less for some – until half term is here. How?! The sun is still shining and with it a sense that summer is only just on its way out.  But time flies and the older you get the faster it flies, so another week or two off school hovers on the horizon.  You’ll find plenty of inspiration in our constantly updating calendar.  Do keep on posting so we can keep on spreading the word and new faces will keep on appearing at your clubs, classes, festivals, fundraisers, open days and more. (click here)

We do property – bricks and mortar, houses, flats, the family pad.  We’ve got homes for sale and to rent in the neighbourhood via PrimeLocation and four local estate agents, and thanks to Wandsworth and Lambeth councils, we also have all the most up-to-date school catchment zones. (click here)


Check out these homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week



For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 3-bedroom maisonette on a sought after road in Clapham Old Town, with over 1500 sqft of living space over three levels with a private entrance and large garden extending to over 40ft. …click here for more details

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 3-bedroom flat arranged over the ground and lower ground floors of a Victorian house set ‘Between the Commons’, recently refurbished to an incredibly high standard and with a large private patio garden. …click here for more details

For rent with Hamptons International is a 7-bedroom, double-fronted Victorian house set on the Heaver Estate, with an open plan kitchen and living area, a formal library and home office, six en-suites and a south-facing garden. …click here for more details

Portico can give you an instant valuation on your home in just sixty seconds. So if you’re considering a move and want to know what your property might be worth, justclick here to get an instant property valuation!


The day to day need never be mundane with all of this on offer…

It’s the inaugural Beanstalk BookFest soon, with a packed schedule of author talks and workshops, including one for Relucant Readers and the opportunity to buy the books you love from Tales on Moon Lane children’s bookshop (what a brilliant name!). …click here for more details

Clapham Pregnancy and Baby Show is on this weekend at Henry Cavendish Primary School in Balham.  A free ticketed event, it’s a fab opportunity to meet lots of pregnancy, birth and baby experts all in one morning in a relaxed and informal setting. …click here for more details

First Aid for Life is running one of its Paediatric First Aid courses next week which is Ofsted approved, so whether it’s for you, grandparents, au-pair or nanny, you’ll all be armed and certified to help if ever the need arises. …click here for more details

Join the cast of Disney’s Mulan or Annie with Let’s Act who run weekly classes in the performing arts at St Luke’s.  If you have a budding star, top agencies will be doing the rounds scouting for children to shine on stage and television, so seize the moment and head over for a free trial this weekend. …click here for more details

At a loose end tonight and in the mood for a laugh?  Then head to The MCT at Alleyn’sfor Goodbear, a five star comedy sketch duo fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe. …click here for more details

Get away from it all with opera classics at Baritone Baby in Wimbledon. Uplifting and energising arias from Carmen, Turandot, Faust and more will boost the spirit of you and yours. …click here for more details

And it’s Tango Time at Do-Re-Mi Babies in Wandsworth with a fun-packed classical music session of guitar and flute making you all twirl, tap and clap like you’re in Argentina! …click here for more details

CeCe & Me is back in the neighbourhood next week and basing children’s shoe and slipper fitting in a local coffee house!  Win, win! …click here for more details

Don’t forget it’s the Wandsworth Jumble Trail this Sunday with plentiful arrays and displays on for a song on The Tonsleys and streets around Geraldine Road. …click here for more details

Or if you prefer to throw some shapes and show the young ones how it’s done, head to the Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave at The Bedford.  For the post-rave generation of parents they say..! …click here for more details

Lots of babies being born?  Lady Berry Cupcakes is running a Baby Shower Cupcake Decorating Class next week. You’ll come away with top tips on how to create a cute collection of baby-themed sweet treats! …click here for more details

Raising money for charity Young Art and its research into childhood cancers, head to aFabulous Shopping Event in Chelsea next week and fill your bags, fill your boots, fill your Christmas present treasure trove with all sorts of delights. …click here for more details

And London denim brand M.i.h Jeans will be hosting a sample sale for charity Breast Cancer Now in the centre of town next week, with up to 75% off. I feel denim on denim (on denim) coming on… …click here for more details


Half term high jinks

Flying Fantastic is running a 2-day Aerial Skills Workshop in trapeze, hoop and silks for those aged 7-16.  Brilliant coordination, fun and daring do, they get plenty of airtime and work in small groups of six. …click here for more details

Lavender Leonardos is running a Painting & Printmaking Workshop for those aged 11+ who’d like to try out a different medium, excellent for portfolio building and preparation for GCSE and A-Levels. …click here for more details.  And there are sessions for those aged 5-12 too, who’ll head home with armfuls of creations including paintings, drawings, clay work and sewing. Feed their imaginations! …click here for more details

Plans are hotting up and bubbling over for the annual Eddie Catz Half Term Halloween Parties at their three venues around our ‘hood!   Book now to avoid disappointment, cross witches and grumpy ghosts! …click here for more details

Confidence & Resilience Courses will be run by Role Models in both Chelsea and Putney over the half term break.  Fun and confidence-buliding all in one place! …click here for more details

Open Air Fit Multi-Sport Kids Camps will be back on Wandsworth Common each day to run your children ragged out in the fresh air and put a big smile on their faces. …click here for more details

Budding filmmakers should brace themselves for an Attack of the Beasts Filmaking Workshop over half term.  Acting, editing, filming and directing with a lovely 10% off for being a NappyValleyNetter! …click here for more details

Remember remember, it’s only a month to go until the Battersea Park Fireworksand early bird tickets are on sale. You have to buy in advance, so if you’re going you might as well buy now and save yourself some pennies (for the Guy)! …click here for more details


School Open Days, starting with the biggest one out there!

The Independent Schools Show is on in Battersea Park in November. We should count ourselves lucky having such a brilliant resource in our neighbourhood, with over 200 schools represented in what is the world’s biggest open day. Here’s a free ticket code for all NappyValleyNetters to use – thxnvalley.  And here’s the handy link – don’t miss out. …click here for more details


Over the next ten days, here we go…

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

Ardingly College Senior School and Sixth Form …click here for more details

Cumnor House School for Girls …click here for more details

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

Hornsby House School Open Morning …click here for more details

Newton Prep School Open Day …click here for more details

Oakwood School Open Day …click here for more details

Parkgate House School …click here for more details

Royal Russell Open Event …click here for more details

Streatham & Clapham High School Open Mornings …click here for more details

Swaffield Primary School Open Mornings …click here for more details

Sydenham High School & Junior School Open Days/Tasters Days …click here for more details

The Cedars School Open Day …click here for more details

The Laurels School Open Event …click here for more details

The Roche School Open Event …click here for more details

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

Woldingham School Assessment Days …click here for more details

Whitgift School Open Evening …click here for more details

Whitgift School Open Afternoon …click here for more details


NappyValleyNet October offers & competitions – don’t say we never treat you! 

We’ve got more brilliant treats for you this month than Clapham Common has conkers.  Well, almost.  Holidays, away-stays, theatre tickets, fitness classes, fancy dress, singing, dancing, education and zombies. You have been warned! …click here for more details


That’s it for this week.  Here’s that link to our calendar – keep it close at hand. (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx


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