Royals and unicorns, biking and baking: your weekly activity guide from NappyValleyNet!

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

Welcome to your NappyValleyNet weekly “What’s On” guide!

A week into August and I’m loving London in the summer.  The weather has helped.  Everyone seems so laid back, basking in the sunshine or perhaps it’s the glow from the huge medal haul that Team England brought home from Glasgow.  It was a fabulous Games.  The nation is inspired and so are we..

Let’s carry on the happy mood with this week’s round-up of What’s On – please add your own events or classes to our brilliant calendar.  Simply click here and spread the fun! (click here)

For the children, big or small, summer fun comes in all sorts of wonderful forms…

Clapham Omnibus is performing Snow White for the over 5s.  No dwarves nor a prince in sight, but help decipher messages from the evil Queen and find out if princesses really do pick their noses!…click here for more details

We’re in the grip of a ‘Frozen’ frenzy and Stagecoach are holding a week’s workshop on everybody’s favourite theme with two age groups covering 4 to 18.  Get the whole family involved and reach for the stars!…click here for more details 

Smiley Time music classes for under 5s are continuing throughout the summer at The Althorp, or opposite on the common if the weather is good.  Say you’re a NappyValleyNetter and you’ll get £1 off – love that!…click here for more details

Things will be smelling oh so good at Eddie Catz in Putney on Monday when Cookie Crumbles will be baking with your toddlers…click here for more details as well as the older ones…click here for more details , Eat your heart out, The Great British Bake Off (just round the corner – yay!)!

And on Wednesday, you don’t have to go far for a Furry Farm Friend!  Make one of your very own.  Is it a lamb, is it a pig or is it a dog…let them choose, it’s only a cuddly one!…click here for more details

Little Voices are running a summer camp for big voices aged 11 to 16 (otherwise known as teens) at Burntwood School.  Great for those who love the stage and there’s a special offer if you book by Friday!  Quick sticks……click here for more details

Lavender Leonardos Summer Art Workshops are busy every morning of the holidays with painting, sewing, clay and sculpture.  Lovely fun for those over 5 and it’s a proper art studio getting messy, not your kitchen table!…click here for more details

We mentioned that Kindermusik is coming to NappyValley last week.  If it caught your eye, they’re running a couple of free open house preview classes, and the first is this Tuesday morning…click here for more details

kidsunlimited day nurseries are also seemingly unlimited on their learning and fun throughout the summer and are running a club during August for 3 to 8 year olds…click here for more details

Some ideas for family fun and they’re just that little bit different

A quick reminder that Trinity Hospice’s Summer Cinema Series gets underway next Thursday and they start the three-night starlit film fest with a sizzling Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot.  Too hot to handle? Surely not for you lot!…click here for more details

Some (really good) cyclists are taking on a 100-mile ride through Surrey and into London this weekend, but for the rest of us, how about a 10km circuit past some of London’s most iconic sites on Saturday, while the roads are closed for you. Fun for all the family at FreeCycle, part of RideLondon…click here for more details

Dance Diversion is holding a lunch with really proper dancing and a creche on Saturday.  In the mood for the Cha Cha and Merengue? Swing your hips right this way……click here for more details

In Buckingham Palace’s State Rooms you’ll find ‘A Royal Childhood’, full of well-loved toys and tiny outfits; a glimpse into life growing up as a royal.  See how the other ‘alf live…!…click here for more details

Or take their imaginations on a fantastical journey with Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns at the Vaudeville Theatre from Friday and throughout Augustclick here for more details

Summer festivals are still in full swing and while it looks like this weekend’s Wilderness is fully booked (at least if you want to take the children, it is), LolliBop kicks off on 15th at Hatfield House.  It’s like Glastonbury for kids, they say.  What are you waiting for!?…click here for more details

And Mayfield Lavender Farm looks like the most gorgeous place to take yourselves for a complete change of scene, and it’s only a few miles out of town.  Breathe deeply and relax……click here for more details

Don’t forget about somebody else pretty important in all this summer madness.  Take some time out and think about you for a change

Are you feeling in fine voice?  The Festival Chorus is looking for new members of the choir, with the first rehearsal on the 1st September.  Have a think and hum some scales as you soak up the sun……click here for more details

Pick up some skills and creative tips for your floral table displays at the brilliant (and brilliantly named) Battersea Flower Station next Thursday.  Take a friend and make it a great girls’ day.…click here for more details

Zumba yourself fit while the little ones are looked after in a creche.  There’s a great deal on first few classes, too.…click here for more details

Vern Hill Health & Fitness on Battersea Park Road are offering 7 days of unlimited free usage, including evenings and Saturdays!  Think pre-bikini legs, bums, tums or vent some of those frustrations in Boxercise.…click here for more details

If you have any energy left after all of that, pour yourself a summery Spritzer, sit down and click into our new property pages where we’ve got houses for sale or to rent all linked to school catchments in the area. (click here)

Looking for a new home? Check these out!

 Brand new to the market this week from Marsh & Parsons, a beautifully presented 4-bedroom house close to Clapham South tube.  It even has a shed for you know who!…click here for more details

To rent from Douglas & Gordon, a flat with two landscaped roof terraces with direct views over the river…click here for details

From Hamptons International a wonderfully presented family house Between the Commons with a south-facing garden…click here for details

And from Savills, a unique and exquisitely finished property in a prime location and with a west-facing roof terrace…click here for details

That’s all folks!  Whatever you decide to do, have a great time!

Love

Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team

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