NappyValleyNet meet-up, win tickets to The Country Living Spring Fair and more Easter holiday fun: Your weekly What’s On guide from NappyValleyNet

Dear NappyValleyNetter

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

It’s non-stop fun in March.  Last week the neighbourhood was populated by Harry Potters, Olivers, Wallys (as in ‘Where’s’), Little Red Riding Hoods, Snow Whites and Willy Wonkas.  It’s Red Nose Day tomorrow and this year it’s all about ‘making your face funny for money’.  So if you haven’t already tidied away the face paints – don’t!  Get creative with that famous red nose as your centrepiece.  In this time of the ‘selfie’, all you have to do is text a picture of yourself and you’ve donated £1.  Kerchiingg for a brilliant charity….Then open the door and head out into NappyValley to spread the fun and laughter.  And check into our calendar for more ways to join in around here and entertain you and yours.  It’s ever-growing thanks to you, so please do keep on adding to it.  Just follow the little green button (as opposed to the yellow brick road). It works like magic, a bit like Oz! (click here) 

Are you in the market for a new home?  If so, take a look at our property pages which feature homes for sale or to rent in the area, with a handy school catchment addition to the usual search criteria.  Should you be giving schools some consideration in your decision as to where to go next, then these are the property pages for you! (click here)

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

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On the market with Douglas & Gordon is a totally unique and utterly charming house, set on a quiet street close to the River Thames and Battersea Square …click here for more details

Available to rent with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom family house, finished to a high standard throughout and close to Clapham Common, Clapham Junction and Northcote Road …click here for more details

On the rental market with Hamptons International is a spacious 2-bedroom garden flat on the most sought after road in Clapham Old Town, with an eat-in kitchen and separate reception room …click here for more details

For sale through Rampton Baseley is an outstanding family house of almost 4,300 sq ft set on the ‘Toast Rack’ near Wandsworth Common.  Completely refurbished, it has 6 bedrooms and fantastic living space, mixing Victorian proportions with a contemporary finish …click here for more details

With Mother’s Day in mind, these ideas could be all about you for a change!

It’s time for another NappyValleyNet ‘Meet up’!  Join us at The Bolingbroke on Northcote Road ‘before hours’ next Wednesday 18th March for caffeine, cake and company!  Bring your little ones – it’s always a great get together for all of us, big and small.  You’ll all get to go home with a gorgeous Easter biscuit thanks to the lovely Rhiannon from The Biscuit Tree.  Do book in though as numbers are limited – see you there! …click here for more details 

It’s the Country Living Spring Fair next week and we have two tickets to giveaway to one lucky NappyValleyNetter!  Get inspiration for your home and garden from a wide range of exhibitors from all over the country, and with lively talks, hands-on workshops and a beautiful spring garden to admire, you’ll be celebrating the new season.  We’ve also got a lovely ticket offer for you! …click here for more details

If you get your skates on, you might just make this!  Spend an hour with a local fitness and nutritional expert at this Post-pregnant seminar, having all your questions answered while you eat cake and drink coffee.  Yes, it’s for real!! …click here for more details

Hartbeeps are running Baby Bells for new-born babies to those who are sitting comfortably and there are free places on offer!  The class focuses on bonding and confidence in the early days of motherhood, as well as the chance to meet other new mums.  With baby massage, baby yoga and calming techniques, you’ll all be off on the musical magical adventure to ‘Baby Land’! …click here for more details

Bosses, Bumps & Babies is a coffee morning in Wimbledon next week hosted by local employment law specialists.  Go along to learn about your maternity rights, how to request flexible working, whether to go for a nanny or other help and more.  All sorts of top tips for working mums …click here for more details

Free on a Tuesday evening and jazz in your soul?  You might want to try the Stardust Jazz Improvising Choir at the World Heart Beat Music Academy in Earlsfield.  It promises inventive grooves, improvisation and original material, and all ages and abilities are welcome.  You really haven’t heard me sing…! …click here for more details

If you’re needing any extras for around the house and like a bargain, then you might want to head down to Flavin’s Tea Roomon Trinity Road this weekend.  Sadly, they’re holding a clearance sale, but if you’re in need of any spare tables, chairs, wall units or even a cash register, you might want to call in! …click here for more details

And if you’re thinking to the next generation of girls in your family, The Falcons School for Girls in SW15 is opening its doors soon for prospective parents and their daughters for their Open Day …click here for more details

And there’s so much going on around here to enjoy as a family.  Shame we can’t all be in five places at once…

Little Folk with Albo is back with another concert of traditional and original folk songs to get you all singing at the Colour House Children’s Theatre in Merton Abbey Mills.  A great first concert experience – Albo, his banjo, guitar and song sheets for plenty of audience participation! …click here for more details

Head over to the St Michael’s Table Top sale just off Northcote Road and bag yourself a bargain. Money raised from sales, face painting, refreshments and raffle will go to the St Michael’s Building Project, so straight back into the community.  Fab! …click here for more details

Did you know the last Saturday of every month is Family Saturdays at the Battersea Arts Centre?  Families get to take over the building and join in on fun, free activities!  From face painting, storytelling and soft play for the under 5s to exploring special places in the building and getting creative and crafty, guided by an artist.  Sounds brilliant …click here for more details

Love this one! There’s a Science Family Fun Day at John Burns Primary School in Battersea soon, with shows from Scotty the Science Clown, busking tricks from Street Science, mini hands-on experiments, a Detective Trail and a Family Engineering Challenge.  It’ll be a whizz bang afternoon! …click here for more details

The Affordable Art Fair is back at Battersea Park this weekend.  Whether it’s your first visit or you’re an old hand, there will be 112 galleries displaying work from over 1,000 artists, so it might be hard not to go home as an art collector!  You have been warned.  Under 16s go free and with family workshops too, it’s hard to resist! …click here for more details

It’s all the fun of the fair on Eel Brook Common at the moment with the Children’s Funfair running until Mother’s Day on Sunday.  Does she like a swingboat or is she a good shot on the coconut shy?  Perhaps a goldfish has been on her list a while..!?  Family fun for all, that’s for sure! …click here for more details

Easter is fast approaching and with it lots of chocolate.  Sorry, so easily distracted.  With it, lots of lovely days off school…

Who doesn’t love fancy dress and Easter egg hunts?  You can do both at the Fancy Dress Easter Egg Hunt in Battersea at the end of the month, at a great community get together to celebrate the season (and chocolate) …click here for more details

Do you have a budding performer just itching to tread the boards?  Then the Easter Performing Arts Camp in Putney might be for them.  They’ll act, they’ll sing, they’ll dance and have fun with costumes and props.  Brace yourself for the dazzling performance at the end of the week! …click here for more details 

Or is outdoor energy-burning, sports skill-honing more up their street?  Open Air Fit Kids Camps are back with their multi-sport clubs this Easter on Wandsworth Common.   Either drop-in or book the whole week – it goes ahead come rain or shine, so kit them out accordingly! …click here for more details 

Alphabet Dance is running three Easter holiday workshops focussing on the letter E!  This one’s in Putney and they’ll be dancing and playing games as well as making Easter cards and crafts.  Loveleeee! …click here for more details

Lavender Leonardos are running art and craft workshops every morning of the holidays with painting and drawing as well as 3D work in clay, sculpture or sewing. Easter egg trees and Cuckoo clocks are being planned – sounds like the creative juices will be flowing! …click here for more details

Funky Moves are holding a holiday course on Nightingale Lane for children aged from 4 to 12.  If they don’t already have a few funky moves in their repertoire, they soon will!  Fun, games, arts and crafts as well as learning some slick moves.  Big smiles all around, I suspect! …click here for more details

SW Sports is running its ever popular club for two weeks, with a main focus on tennis and football but also athletics, parachute games, rounders, hockey, table tennis….I could go on but I’m exhausted at the thought of it – lucky the children are full of energy! …click here for more details

That’s it for this week.  Whatever you do, have fun and Happy Mother’s Day to you all!

Love,

Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team x

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