School & Nursery Open Days, Half term activities and Wandsworth Artists’ Open House weekend. Your ‘What’s On’ guide from NappyValleyNet!

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

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

I love it when some great themes present themselves!  It seems October brings all things decorative and arty and there’s plenty to peruse and purchase.  Then we get on to schools and it’s Open Day season…And then it’s half term.  How on earth it’s already time for another week (or more!?) off, I don’t really understand.  But thankfully, we have our fab calendar to give us some kind of anchor as life goes zooming on.  Take a look and please do add to it if you’ve got anything going on that you’d like to share (click here)

How about a bit of art and culture this week?  And lots of it is within our reach

The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair is on now at Battersea Park and runs until 4th.  Just £10 on the door will get you entry to an Aladdin’s Cave of unusual antiques, original 20th century designs and works of art.  Enjoy!…click here for more details

The Decorative Living Fair is on at Chelsea Town Hall today.  Head over ‘our’ stunning Albert Bridge and take some time out while you look around a fabulous mix of decorative antiques and brocante...click here for more details

This weekend and next it’s the Wandsworth Artists’ Open House where you can meet the artists and see them at work in their homes, studios and garden sheds.  Everything from painting and drawing to jewellery, sculpture and photography will be on offer to admire and buy and it could be right on your doorstep!...click here for more details

And as part of The Big Draw Event, children and families are invited to make a room or a house in a shoebox in aid of Shelter.  They plan to gather hundreds of boxes and attach them to the wall in one big installation to create a gigantic dolls’ house to underline the importance of a home for all.  Go along on Saturday 18 October to see the end result as part of the Big Draw celebration…click here for more details 

Balham Bowls Club Craft & Vintage Fair is back this Sunday for its monthly visit with all things creative, from cake making to textiles and special edition prints, plus live music.  Creative and tuneful… a lovely mix!…click here for more details

Wimbledon Art & Design Fair will be ‘popping up’ in St Mark’s Place, Wimbleon (its new home, having moved from Wimbledon Village), so ‘pop’ in for a free look around…click here for more details

*Stop press!*  We’ve just heard that this Sunday at Gambado Chelsea, there’s an Autism Friendly Morning for just £2.  Join in for fun galore…click here for more details

Half term approaches so time to get thinking about how to entertain those little bundles of energy…

Funky Moves Dance is on again at The Exhibit on Tuesdays and Fridays over two weeks.  A movie, a dance and the chance to be creative.  Perfect! (click here).  And there are two free places up for grabs!  Just take a snap of the most funky move your children can strike – that shouldn’t be too hard!…click here for more details

Little Voices are running a 3-day half term camp in Putney where they’ll take part in Shrek the Musical.  Eat your hearts out Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz…click here for more details

School’s Out Holiday Club will be back in full swing in the Balham Community Centre from 8.30am to 6.30pm every day of the week of 27th.  From music and drama to cookery, sports, IT and trips to museums and parks your children will be entertained and throughly exhausted…click here for more details

SW Sports will be up to its usual tricks of improving your children’s sporting prowess on Clapham Common for the two weeks…click here for more details

And the Artful Toddler and Build It Workshops are joining forces this half term to create some fabulous masterpieces – Tate Modern had better clear some space…click here for more details 

‘Tis the season for school Open Days…here’s a pretty comprehensive round-up but with so many schools on our patch, we couldn’t cover them all!

Busy Bees Wandsworth welcomes you to look around any time…click here for more details 

Gateway House Open Morning is offering coffee & cake, yay!…click here for more details 

Beechcroft Day Nursery invites you to go in and take a look on Saturday…click here for more details

Eaton House The Manor is opening its doors on Saturday 11 October for co-ed nursery, boys’ Pre-Prep and the boys’ and girls’ Prep schools …click here for more details

Wandsworth Prep has its Open Day on 7 and 15 October for Year 3 entry 2014 or Reception 2016 and beyond…click here for more details 

Broomwood Hall Lower School Open Day is on 7 October for boys and girls aged 4-8…click here for more details

Broomwood Hall Upper School will be opening its doors for prospective parents interested in the Prep for girls from 8-13 on 7 October…click here for more details

Hornsby House School for boys and girls from 4-11 are opening theirs on 9 October from 9am…click here for more details 

Belleville Primary School is holding two Open Mornings this year…click here for more details

Honeywell Infant & Junior Schools also have two dates booked in for prospective parents…click here for more details 

Rutherford House School is running a series of Open Events, the next one being on 8th October at 5pm, but book your place in advance…click here for more details

Parkgate House School is holding its Open Morning on Saturday from 9.30am with the opportunity to meet pupils and staff…click here for more details

Alderbook Primary School has its next school tour on Friday morning – call to book your place…click here for more details

Bolingbroke Academy is holding two Open Events for prospective parents and the local community, with the first on 9 October at 5.15pm …click here for more details

Burntwood School are holding Year 7 recruitment sessions and parents of Year 4 and 5 are welcome as well…click here for more details 

Chestnut Grove Academy kick off their Open Events for Year 7 admission today with other dates for Sixth Form entry too…click here for more details

Ernest Bevin College opens its doors this very morning and next Friday…click here for more details 

Graveney School is holding its Sixth Form Open Evening on 14th and the Year 7 event the following day…click here for more details

Phew.  After all that, pour yourself a calming ‘tonic’, sit down and work out where to live!  We’ve teamed up with PrimeLocation and our Preferred Property Partners to bring you homes to buy or to rent within your preferred school catchment area.  Genius!…click here for more details

Take a look at these properties on offer from our ‘fab four’ this week:

Half term activities and Wandsworth Artists Half term activities and Wandsworth Artists

New to the market with Douglas & Gordon and a fantastic opportunity to purchase an un-modernised house on one of the most popular roads in the heart of the Abbeville Village…click here for more details

With Savills, a unique, modern 5-bedroom house with off street parking on a popular tree lined residential street close to Wandsworth Common…click here for more details

From Hamptons International a 5-bedroom house ‘Between the Commons’ and a stone’s throw from many of the local schools, with high ceilings and almost 2,300 sqft of living space…click here for  more details

And new to the market with Marsh & Parsons, a 4-bedroom detached house with over 2,300 sqft of living space and a SW facing garden close to Clapham Primary…click here for more details

That’s it for this week.  Whatever you do and wherever you go, enjoy!

Love,

Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team x

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