The Little Gym Easter Gymnastics Camps, WWT London Wetlands GIANT Easter Duck Hunt and JK Educate 11+ Workshops

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

So the holidays have arrived.  Easter is still some way off but never mind.  The time for eating (more) chocolate (than usual) is here.  Unless you gave it up for Lent, in which case there’s still some way to go.  Meanwhile, it’s just as well the days are getting longer and a little brighter as there’s so much to fit in and you’ll find it on our action-packed calendar.  This week, because we like to help make your life that little bit easier, we’ve done a bumper round-up of Easter holiday fun. Enjoy! …click here for more details

On the move?  Our property pages have homes for sale and to rent in the area so start your search with us.  We know the kind of thing you’re looking for which is why we have school catchment areas as one of our search criteria… …click here for more details

 

Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week

    

    

For rent with Hamptons International is a 5-bedroom terraced period home set on the Heaver Estate and very close to Tooting Bec Tube, beautifully and newly decorated throughout with French doors from the kitchen leading onto a private garden. …click here for more details

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom family house set ‘Between the Commons’, just shy of 2,000 sqft arranged over three floors with a great sense of light and space and a large, bright kitchen with bi-fold doors opening onto a west-facing garden. …click here for more details

For rent with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom family house in the heart of Balham, recently refurbished throughout with a large open-plan reception room and the modern kitchen leading out onto a large south-facing garden. …click here for more details

For sale with Portico is a one bedroom flat with a beautiful landscaped garden, attractive brickwork and built in storage plus great transport links. …click here for more details

 

From giant ducks and robots to circus skills and athletics – Easter fun in all its forms

From the dawn of the mechanised human form to cutting-edge tech fresh from the lab, Robots at the Science Museum looks at the 500-year quest to make human machines.  It’s an Easter holiday no-brainer. …click here for more details

The Art of the Brick – DC Super Heroes is on at the South Bank.  A glimpse of a souvenir carrier bag on the Tube the other day was enough to get mine chattering/pleading/imploring… …click here for more details

Head over to the WWT London Wetlands Centre for the GIANT Easter Duck Hunt.  Find eight enormous ducklings as you wend your way around and win chocolate at the end! …click here for more details

Let’s go fly a kite..or maybe just yourselves at the Aerial Skills Workshop. ‘Young Flyers’ will learn tricks ‘up in the atmosphere’ on the Hoop and Trapeze.  Mary Poppins would be proud! …click here for more details

Open Air Fit Multi-Sport Kids’ Camps is running over three weeks of the holidays in its usual spot on Wandsworth Common, with daily drop-in available as well as signing up for week-long fresh air and fun. …click here for more details

The Easter Holidays Creative Writing Workshop at Parsons Green Prep School will get the creative juices flowing so that they’ll be writing stories to keep you on the edge of your seat forever after! …click here for more details

Or come over all french at the Et Patati Patata 100% Fun French Easter Camps.  Immerse them in la langue of our neighbours and they’ll have fun doing all sorts of activities from cooking to crafting, sporting to chatting. …click here for more details

The Happy Potter is running sessions at Broomwood Hall Upper School for those aged 6 and over where they’ll work with clay for all the creations in their imaginations as well as painting the finished work of art to take home and keep proudly on display. …click here for more details

They’ll be singing, dancing and acting their way through the week, treading the boards at the Let’s Act Drama School Easter Camp at St Luke’s with performances at the end of the week from all the budding stars. …click here for more details

At the Funky Moves Dance & Art Holiday Course they’ll find their dance groove as well as getting stuck into super-cool crafting. …click here for more details

Get them in the mood for Wimbledon at the All Star Tennis Taster Week on Wandsworth Common, Tooting Common and in Putney. When I was little I spent years thinking it was ‘juice’ rather than ‘deuce’… …click here for more details

Miniversity at Chelsea Academy will allow them to be mini doctors, entrepreneurs, web designers or movie-makers for the day at their computer-based day-long courses. …click here for more details

Role Models are running their Easter Holiday Confidence & Resilience Courses in both Chelsea and Wimbledon, encouraging children out of their comfort zones to go on and thrive at school and life in general. …click here for more details They are also holding two SEN Easter Camps in Southfields and Ravenscourt Park for 6 to 12 year olds. …click here for more details

Flip Out is as bouncing with fun as ever this holidays and at Once Upon a Bus children will have one hour of jumping followed by one hour of fabulous storytelling and craft on a double-decker bus! …click here for more details

Professional artists will be running the Easter Holiday Activities at Orleans House Gallery where children will create and invent using architecture, sculpture, painting and the natural world as inspiration. …click here for more details

JK Educate are opening a new venue in Clapham this holidays and offering workshops in either 11+ Maths (click here) or 11+ English, or sign up for both and they can mind their P’s and Q’s as well as their pluses and minuses! …click here for more details

Head up to Clapham Common (by the tennis courts) for SW Sports Easter Camps where they’ll get to play a brilliant mix of sports including tennis, cricket and football. …click here for more details

Athletics Training Sessions are on again at Tooting Bec Athletics Track run by Herne Hill Harriers for children aged 7 and up. They’ll run, they’ll jump, they’ll throw while being taught by top coaches, and super-reasonable too! …click here for more details

Little Cinderellas will be twirling into action at the Deborah Jayne School of Dance Ballet Workshop at Eddie Catz in Earlsfield. Learn dances from the ballet and then put on a show! …click here for more details

The Little Gym Wandsworth & Fulham is holding a Gymnastics Easter Camp for 6 to 12 year olds that will really put a spring in their step! SuperKid Quests will include Easter-themed craft as well as physical challenges in the gym. …click here for more details

If they loved Sing then they’ll love the Dance Grooves Sing Workshop at Eddie Catz in Putney.  Make like Buster, the dapper koala and his performing crew and sing, play and disco your way through the morning before a free soft play! …click here for more details

Open Air Fit have two dedicated Athletics Camps this holidays for children aged 9 and up to learn great techniques for hurdles, long and triple jump, running, relays and more. …click here for more details

Lavender Leonardo’s has daily art sessions for all those over 5 with painting, drawing, making and sewing in a real artist’s studio. …click here for more details

And there are Printmaking Workshops for those over 10 each afternoon working with lino, drypoint etching and woodblock printing. …click here for more details

Exceptional Academics is running an Easter Revision course at Belleville School with exam preparation in English, Maths and Reasoning for the 11+. …click here for more details

 

Something for the young, something for the old(er)

Bach to Baby celebrates 100 years since the birth of the First Lady of Song and Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald with Sing it, Ella, so kick back, relax and let the cool jazz wash over you… …click here for more details

Meet the Artist at The Bright Emporium next week is with author and illustrator Craig Shuttlewood and his book Town and Country.  It’s a pre-school special so roll up, roll up all those aged up to 4 (and their grown-ups!). …click here for more details

Head to The Bedford in Balham for a Sing & Sign Taster Session so you can see what it’s all about – mixing well-known childhood songs with baby signing to build up great communication with your little one. …click here for more details

The Avenue Cookery School is running a series of Off to Uni Cookery Courses where your soon-to-leave-the-nesters will learn how to cook delicious, nutritious food on a budget. …click here for more details

Book your free spot at the Earlsfield Business Network event soon, an opportunity to meet other businesses in the area, share ideas and really help to put SW18 on the map. …click here for more details

It’s the Mayor’s Spring Charity Ball coming up soon with dinner, dancing, a charity auction and live entertainment all in aid of two children’s charities. As if you needed the excuse to let your hair down! …click here for more details

 

And finally…

This month’s NappyValleyNet offers & competitions could win you a place on JK Educate’s new Clapham 11+ Workshop, a place on The Parent and Baby Coach Sleep and Routine Workshop, five Buggyfit sessions thanks to Ayrton, a place on the Nurturing Mums 5-week postnatal course or a gorgeous Molton Brown candle from Emma Green Design. And we haven’t even mentioned the offers yet… …click here for more details

 

That’s it! Whatever you do, happy holidays! (click here)

Love, 

Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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