More Easter holiday ideas, music, art and springtime: Your weekly What’s On guide from NappyValleyNet

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Now that’s what I call a long weekend.  There’s something about having both Friday and Monday off that makes it seem like it’s going on a really long time, and in a good way!  There’s also a certain pleasure in being the ones still left in town.  Plenty to do, but less people sharing it with you.  As much as we love the hubbub and buzz of city life, it’s quite calming when it empties out for a while.  And with the weather finally deciding it might ‘do spring’, the commons are looking bigger, greener, brighter.  Keep posting your events and checking out our fab calendar for what you might get up to day to day (click here)

Thinking of a house move?  Then take a look at our brilliant property pages which we bring you with PrimeLocation.  All the usual search criteria, plus the handy ‘school catchment’ one, where you can search for homes to rent or buy within the right radius of a certain school. (click here)

Check out these four properties from our Preferred Property Partners this week:

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On the market with Marsh & Parsons is a charming 3-bedroom Victorian terraced house, beautifully decorated and with the potential to extend, just a stone’s throw from all the amenities and schools of Northcote Road …click here for details

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom family house on a popular residential street ‘Between the Commons’, presented in excellent decorative order and with a great feeling of natural light and space throughout  …click here for details

For rent with Hamptons International is a 5-bedroom house overlooking Clapham Common, extending to over 2,700 sqft, with a wonderful 49 ft south facing garden leading up to the front door, plus off-street parking and a gym …click here for details

On the market with Douglas & Gordon is a 2-bedroom split level Victorian conversion, well-presented and proportioned with two bathrooms and an eat-in kitchen, set right in the heart of Battersea …click here for details

The post-Easter holidays are still in full swing – spread your wings a little with these ideas

Ravilious is the major new exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, celebrating the watercolours of British artist, Eric Ravilious, well-known for his iconic work for Wedgwood.  The style and colours of many of his paintings (and there are more than 80 of them) will appeal to children, and for those who are slightly older, so will the historical link to the Second World War …click here for details

It’s National Gardening Week from Monday, so if you’re looking for inspiration, here you have it!  And to top it off, next Friday is National Open Gardens Day, so it’s free entry at RHS Wisley and elsewhere.  A quick whizz down the A3 and you can see the garden as it explodes with spring colour and there’s lots going on during the day – not just for the green-fingered! …click here for details

It’s the Battersea Arts Centre’s Phoenix Fundraiser at the Royal Festival Hall next Saturday night, promising an unforgettable evening of live entertainment with some of the UK’s leading comedians, musicians and performers, many of whom cut their teeth at our very own BAC.  It will be a fantastic night, and all in support of this great cultural hub in our midst.  Tickets from £10 to £100 – go support!  I wonder what proportion of the audience will be SW Londoners? …click here for details

This one’s a bit different.  An Easter workshop to encourage your children to start thinking in an entrepreneurial way.  Book ’em in to the Rainmaking Workshop near Tower Bridge and make sure you’re looked after in your old age! …click here for details

Bach to Baby are back in Wimbledon tomorrow with their ‘Swooning Bassooning’, a noble instrument that has incredible range and variety of tone.  Prepare to swoon, swirl and sway to music of Bach, Mozart and more.  Little ones are allowed to roam and you’re allowed to sit back with a coffee in hand and let the music drift over you. …click here for details

Get creative and crafty – from making to computing to throwing some shapes

Embrace springtime and go along to The Doodle Bar tomorrow to Make Bunting!  The challenge is to make the longest bunting strip possible for your bedroom or garden with fabrics, felts and papers provided. Oh and there’ll be a whizz on the sewing machine to give you a hand! …click here for details

Love the name of this one!  Miniversity Easter Camp at Chelsea Academy is a computer club for primary school children.  So far this week they’ve been doctors and accountants, today they can be barristers for a day and tomorrow it’s Minecraft Madness…say no more! …click here for details

From stretching and spatial awareness to lively action songs and creative play, Nanos Spanish has got it all – as well as teaching them Spanish!  Free trial classes are up for grabs next week.  Vamos! …click here for details

Big Fish Little Fish are back at The Bedford soon with another Family Rave – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.  There’ll be three floors of fun from the dancefloor with glitter cannons, bubble machines and swirly lighting, to a cake stall, craft room, soft play and so much more! They’ll certainly sleep well that night. …click here for details

Looking beyond the blossom to the green shoots of a new term…

There’s a new Street Dance class starting at Gambado soon.  For children aged 4 and up, as well as adult classes, Dance Grooves run all sorts of high octane sessions – why should it just be the children who have all the fun? …click here for details

Amanda’s Action Club has a new baby class at Skylark Café on Wandsworth Common on Thursday mornings.  It’s a fun and active sensory extravaganza, with unique props and modern nursery rhymes – fun for all and a great coffee afterwards! …click here for details

The Let’s Act summer term gets underway soon with an amazing array of classes on offer for children of all ages.  From junior drama to LAMDA exam classes and musical theatre sessions, those from 2 up to 16 are welcome, but book in soon – spaces are limited to tread those boards! …click here for details

Shaftesbury Park Primary School is holding an Open Day later this month and invite prospective parents to visit to take a look around both the traditional and the bilingual English/French streams.  Simply drop them a line to let them know que vous arrivez …click here for details

Has a bit of downtime over Easter and time spent well with the family left you thinking you could do with a good dose of a Mindfulness Course? There’s one starting soon just by Wandsworth Common on Thursday evenings, aimed at stress reduction and living life more fully in each moment.  This one’s going to be popular……click here for details

That’s it for this week – whatever you do, have fun and enjoy the moment!


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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