The Northcote Road Summer Fete, Bugsy Malone and more summer fun: Your What’s On guide from NappyValleyNet

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

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

It’s here!  The weekend of the Northcote Road Summer Fete is almost upon us.  Just three more sleeps to go.  Bring on the fun, the games, the laughter.  Unleash the performers, the singers, the entertainment.  Set up those stalls and display all those goodies.  Prepare the Pimms, sizzle the sausages and let the good times roll.  With a live link to Centre Court in SW19 (what, no Djokovic?), SW11 is never as buzzing and full of such a feel-good community vibe.  All we need now is for Murray to be there too.  In other news, our calendar continues to overflow with ideas and inspiration.  With the summer holidays just around the corner, keep it close at hand! (click here)


House hunting?  We have homes for sale in SW London through PrimeLocation and four local agents, with school catchment distances built in to the search engine thanks to the most up-to-date information from Lambeth and Wandsworth councils, just in case you had schools in mind to tie in with your next move… (click here)


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



To rent with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom semi-detached family house set ‘Between the Commons’ and just a short walk from Bellevue Road and Wandsworth Common station, presented in immaculate condition throughout with good storage and off-street parking for at least two cars. …click here for more details

For sale with Hamptons International is a 2-bedroom bright and contemporary mews-style house tucked away on a highly desirable one-way street near to Battersea Rise and Clapham Junction, with over 1500 sqft, a private garden and a garage. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 7-bedroom terraced house close to Clapham Common and Clapham South tube station, with an impressive master suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, and a large south-facing garden …click here for more details

Did you know 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 bricks and mortar might be worth, just click here to get an instant property valuation!


It’s a busy weekend in the ‘hood.  Here’s where to be, and when

So we’ve said it before and we’ll say it again.  It’s the Northcote Road Summer Fetethis very Sunday from 11am until 6pm.  We’ll see you there!  Enough said. …click here for more details

It’s the Holy Ghost Summer Fair this Saturday and you’re invited to go along in your whites to help you get in the mood for the Ladies’ Final in the afternoon! With a Pimms bar, a BBQ, games and an auction of promises including holidays to France and The New Forest, it sounds like the advantage will be all yours. …click here for more details

It’s the Solo Craft Fair Summer Handmade Market at Balham Bowls Club on Saturday, where you’ll find vintage stall-holders, creative workshops and live music.  The best parts of a festival, just without the mud.  Perfect for us Londoners! …click here for more details

The Furzedown Summer Fair sounds like it’ll be full of action and fun with an Activ Kids inflatable obstacle course, forest school and football workshops as well as food galore and crafts to get stuck into. …click here for more details

At the Get Active Wandsworth Festival in King George’s Park this weekend, you can try your hand at any number of great sports, from climbing walls to parkour to street dance, sports demos and fairground rides. Whichever way you look at it, you’ll be on the go! …click here for more details

They say laughter is good for the soul, so don’t miss a healthy dose of it at the Balham Comedy Festival which gets going this weekend.  So many names you’ll already know that will make you smile before they’ve even started; Marcus Brigstocke, Stephen K Amos and Al Murray to name a few.  Hope you have a belly full of laughs. …click here for more details


Summer holidays are just around the corner.  Here’s some more inspiration! 

Running Start Summer Camps will be on Wandsworth Common every Tuesday and Thursday morning of the holidays.  Drop-in sessions for 6 to 11 year olds will teach good running technique, agility, endurance and co-ordination, while having a whole lot of fun!…click here for more details

Fit4Kidz Multi-Sports Summer Camp is open to children aged 4 and up with all sorts on offer from baseball, cricket and athletics to tag rugby, ultimate frisbee and obstacle courses.  All that and the great outdoors should wear them out nicely. …click here for more details

Ninja Kids Summer Camps are running on Wandsworth Common, making use of the playground and other facilities dotted around to test and work on children’s agility, determination and courage with self defence skills in the mix too.  Calling all ninjas! …click here for more details

Summer Sewing School offers one-day workshops or full weeks for children from 6 up to 14 where they’ll learn new sewing skills, both by hand and on the sewing machine.  Accessories, room decorations and even clothes – they can wear them with pride! …click here for more details

August sees Summer Holiday Activities in full swing at Orleans House Gallery, including early years drama workshops as well as a professional artist running sessions on different techniques from drawing, painting and printmaking to sculpture and textiles.…click here for more details

The treat of the summer has got to be taking the children to see Bugsy Malone at The Lyric in Hammersmith.  A fabulous, slick production of singing, dancing and razzmatazz, it’ll have the children captivated and you dancing in your seat.  Splodge guns, glitter and gung-ho spirit – an unmissable family treat. …click here for more details


In other news…

Have you heard of ToddlePass? It allows you to book and pay for toddler activities through their website, and as there’s so much on offer, they can pass on great offers and discounts to you too, so it can help make your life easier in more ways than one!…click here for more details

First Aid for Teenagers with First Aid for Life based in Balham, is taught in small groups by a highly trained paramedic who is a parent herself, so perfectly placed to teach the next set of responsible adults who are otherwise busy branching out on their own into the big wide world.  Crucial skills to add to their repertoire. …click here for more details

Our friends at Bambino Merino are having a Sample Sale/Final Stock Clearancetomorrow and Saturday in Earlsfield.  This is too good an opportunity to miss, so swing by for an incredible 80% off remaining stock including gorgeous merino baby sleep bags, sleep suits, vests, pyjamas and more, with prices from just £2.  Yes, I did say £2.  …click here for more details

Baritone Baby will be on Battersea Rise next week with its live opera for babies, toddlers and you! All-time opera favourites performed by Royal Opera House regulars in a relaxed family-friendly environment. …click here for more details

And music of a different style, but still music to your ears, it’s Baby Broadway soon, so if you know your Top Hat from your Time Warp and your Oklahoma from your Oliver, you’ll love this (and so will the children, which is good)! …click here for more details


That’s it for this week.  Have fun and keep up to speed with what’s on by taking a look at our calendar – ideas at your fingertips! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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