Welcome to your weekly What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!
The first full week of September is nearly done and normal service has resumed. Everybody has got back into the habit of phoning, emailing, texting and more. Admin that has lain untouched, gathering summertime dust is still, remarkably (unfortunately), there. The juggling act begins again. Lighten the mood by delving into all that’s on offer in the neighbourhood – why not try something new this AW17 season? (read more)
If you’re in the market for a new home, or want to be on the market with your current one, our property pages carry all the homes for sale and to rent in the area via PrimeLocation and four local agents you’ll know well (read more).
Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners
For rent with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom family house moments from Battersea Park and just a short walk into Chelsea and the King’s Road, with living space flooded with natural light and an extended eat-in kitchen opening onto a pretty paved garden. (read more).
For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom family house in good decorative order and on one of the most sought after residential streets ‘Between the Commons’, extended into both the side return and the loft space with a rear addition too, available immediately (read more).
For rent with Hamptons International is a 5-bedroom house on a popular road in the Heaver Estate close to both Balham and Tooting Bec, beautifully renovated and extended with a private garden offering fantastic space for a family (read more).
If you’re thinking of selling, letting or Airbnbing your London property, Portico can tell you the estimated price you’d achieve in a few simple clicks with their instant valuation tool (read more).
Help September go with a swing…
Sambrook’s Brewery’s Beer on the Common is on Saturday! Head to Tooting Bec for beer, food, music and family-friendly entertainment – sounds like a winning formula! You’ll find about 100 different beers from breweries across the UK alongside some of the best up-and-coming music and great gourmet street food. The perfect Saturday! (read more).
Don’t forget the free entertainment for children on offer on ‘The Kids’ Table’ on Sundays at The County Arms, The Grove and Cooper’s Arms. Good idea on so many levels! (read more).
It’s the return of the Bellevue Road Summer Fair soon! Go celebrate the end of the summer with over 40 stalls, street food, a music stage, children’s activities and the ever-popular dog show. Let’s hope for an Indian Summer’s day and we can all hit the street in our flip flops just one more time..! (read more)
Tooting Foodival is in its tenth year and the celebration of all things local, home-grown and home-cooked is almost upon us! Join in the fun, take your family, friends and neighbours and revel is the diversity of healthy and sustainable produce that can be grown, cooked and enjoyed in SW17 and nearby (read more).
There’s a Share Community Open Day off Lavender Hill soon, a day for professionals or parents/carers who work with or support disabled adults, as well as students looking to take their next step in education or employment (read more).
The MCT at Alleyn’s is hosting Village Books and Judy Murray to talk about her memoir Knowing the Score, charting the challenges she has faced along the way to her sons’ huge successes (read more).
Balham Food Festival kicks off with the Balham Banquet later this month – a day dedicated to all things foodie in the heart of SW12. And so begins a week of gorgeous gourmet treats, discounts and special menus at all of the participating restaurants in the neighbourhood. Enjoy! (read more)
Something for over 16s this Saturday – explore the natural and industrial history of the Wandle at Mapping the Wandle, and share your own stories with local artist Mirielle Fauchon with collage techniques using copies of archive sources (read more).
New term, new you? There’s a Cooks’ Certificate in Food & Wine starting next week in Marylebone with professional techniques plus wine knowledge on the agenda. A change of career or a passion indulged, or both!? (read more).
It’s a new term, a new day, a new life…try something new!
New weekly Creative Writing and Art classes get underway this weekend in Wimbledon with Paint Write Now, teaching 6 to 11 year olds the art of creating different varieties of artwork as well as narratives, with a special price for the first session if you’d like to give it a try before you buy! (read more).
Singing Hands sessions in Richmond are signing classes teaching language in a child-centred way so it’s motivating, engaging and fun. Baby and toddler taster sessions are free! (read more).
All Star Tennis run term time clubs all over the neighbourhood from Tooting Bec Common to King George’s Park with after-school and Saturday availability for budding 5 to 7 year olds (read more).
Rugbytots sessions have started again on Saturday and Sunday mornings in Balham, Tooting, Earlsfield and Southfields for 2 to 7 year olds (read more).
Looking for a glimpse into the future? Then why not try a Saturday morning Pre-school Mandarin class where they’ll pick up the basics in a fun environment. Ni hao! (read more)
There’s another Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave at The Bedford, this time with DJ Bunf from Super Furry Animals, and to add to the fun, shiver me timbers, this one’s a pirate-themed family rave! (read more)
Babies…the nicest way to start people
The Nurturing Mums Postanal Course gets underway in Earlsfield next week, five weeks of helpful advice covering sleep, first aid, baby development and weaning, plus meet other local mums and their babies as well as a free professional photo of the two of you! (read more)
Mamacan is a 4-week hypnobirthing course in Barnes to help you discover how you and your birth partner can have an empowered, positive birth experience and meet other mums-to-be (read more).
There’s an NCT Returning to Work Workshop in Clapham Old Town soon, so if this is on your horizon post-maternity leave you might like to get together with others at a similar stage and thrash out the challenges you may face (read more).
The Parent and Baby Coach is holding a Baby Sleep Workshop on East Hill soon with the opportunity for plenty of questions and to individually troubleshoot any problems. Devise a sleep plan for successful pattern changes and a good night’s sleep for you! (read more)
Did someone say party? It’s NCT Celebrates in Wimbledon today, a free party to thank everyone for voting in the London Star Awards. Join in for a Music Bus taster class, biscuit decorating, baby discovery area, cake and coffee. You had me at cake (read more).
We love a sample sale and it’s the aden & anais end of season sale in SW18 soon with a great selection of muslin accessories for babies in their iconic prints. Prices from £5 with up to 80% off. These are numbers we like. Take cash! (read more)
The Laurels School for girls aged from 11 up to 18 has an open day soon (read more).
Role Models has posted details of their inspirational half term and Christmas holiday Confidence & Resilience courses for 8 to 12 year olds in Chelsea where childcare vouchers are accepted (read more).
London Home Tutors are holding the first of their 11+ Workshops in Putney in early October, so if this is your world this year you may want to take a look (read more).
That’s it. Whatever you do, have fun! (click here)
Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx