The White Christmas Fair, Winter Wonderland Grotto at Eddie Catz and The Lego Trail at The London Wetland Centre: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNe

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

This week feels a bit like the closing scenes of the cooking action on MasterChef.  Slightly frantic, very messy, hot and bothered, and a voice in my head counting down the last few days before the children break up.  Who knew there was so much to do? I suppose we all know really, and each year I promise myself I’ll get organised sooner rather than later. And now later is here. Oh dear. For a helpful list of activities or just last minute inspiration for what’s on around the corner, there is always our calendar. (click here)

If you’re on the move in the neighbourhood, then take a look at our property section which has homes for sale and to rent as well as school catchment zones all mapped out for you. …click here for more details

 

Check out these homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week

    

    

For sale with Hamptons International is a 4-bedroom modern family house close to Wandsworth Common, ideal for contemporary living with great lateral space, underfloor heating, air conditioning, a utility room and a large garden laid with decking and ‘easigrass’. …click here for more details

For rent with Portico is a 3-bedroom flat in a great location with three Underground stations within easy reach, with a spacious living room ideal for entertaining and large windows, making it bright and airy throughout. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom family house close to the open spaces of Tooting Bec Common and very close to Tooting Bec tube station, with an impeccable finish, underfloor heating throughout and a stunning south-facing patio garden. …click here for more details

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 6-bedroom end-of-terrace family house, completely refurbished to an incredibly high standard with grand proportions in all the principal rooms, stretching to 3,000 sq ft with a west-facing roof terrace, a wrap-around garden and off-street parking. …click here for more details

 

Festive fun and frolics

Fircroft Primary Christmas Fair is on tomorrow with over 40 festive stalls plus all sorts of treats including Santa’s Grotto, a carousel, a choir and a Christmas Tree of Surprises where every envelope contains a prize worth more than you pay – love it!  …click here for more details

Father Christmas sweeps into the Winter Wonderland Grotto at Eddie Catz Wimbledon from tomorrow until 23rd. Meet the elves before stepping into the magical cabin to meet with The Big Man.  Best behaviour from now on! …click here for more details

Baby Broadway will be tripping the light fantastic in Putney this morning and other venues soon, so head over for a sprinkle of the West End and Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. …click here for more details

There’s a whole lot of fun to be had over in Parsons Green this weekend at Winter on the Green, a festive three day event with live music, an ice rink and Christmas movies in the outdoor cinema, or peruse the market stalls and take a spin on the fun fair. …click here for more details

It’s almost time for Tootsmas 2016, a weekend of festive fun in Tooting! From street food to a Pooch Parade, live bands and festive films, you’ll find Santa tucked in his grotto (busy man) and winter cocktails alongside Christmas bakes. …click here for more details

Blackbird London on Webbs Road is holding a Prosecco & Mince Pies Eveningtonight – two of my favourite things.  But then there’s handmade jewellery, homeware and gifts too… …click here for more details

The White Christmas Fair is on this Saturday evening with a great selection of independent designers for one night only, all in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.  Under a canopy of fairy lights and to the sound of classic Christmas tunes played by the DJ, it sounds fabulous. …click here for more details

 

Need more time? Or long holidays to fill?

If you have a flic-flacker, a beam-balancer or good ol’ forward-roller in your gang, then don’t miss The Little Gym Christmas Camps next week.  Different times for different levels but lots of indoor fun, games and exercise for all while you finish that Christmas shopping…! …click here for more details

For more energetic fun head to Flip Out for Crafty Christmas Fun! The sessions run until 23rd and include an hour of bouncing to Christmas tunes followed by a Crafty Christmas Workshop, with different themes each day. …click here for more details

Eco Craft at Active Art is on daily in the Nature Scope Centre on Wandsworth Common where children from 3 up to 12 can join in the festive fun and ‘Make Christmas’. …click here for more details

The Lego Trail at The London Wetland Centre in Barnes opens this weekend with amazing giant Lego brick animal sculptures sitting alongside some of their real life cousins!  Calling all Lego and wildlife fans – that’ll be most children then. Get you to SW13. …click here for more details

The Night that Autumn Turned to Winter is on at the Battersea Arts Centre and we thought it was brilliant.  Witty, wonderful and a little bit wacky, the woodland setting and characters are magical – the perfect festive family treat.  We have a family ticket up for grabs until Monday – be quick! …click here for more details

Christmas Art Workshops are on each morning at Lavender Leonardos with all sorts of creations including gingerbread houses, cuckoo clocks, tote bags and more!  Afternoon sessions for the older ones too. …click here for more details

How about a fab and funky reworking of Snow White for all the family in Brixton?  The perfect time of year for a fun pop-up pantoBehind you!  …click here for more details

If yours have got canned heat in their heels, they won’t want to miss the Funky Moves Christmas Dance Party with breakdancing Santa.  That probably says it all.  Just hope he doesn’t do himself a mischief before facing all those chimneys… …click here for more details

And there’s more Mock Exam and interview practice with Exceptional Academics this weekend for those preparing for the 11+ exams in January (bah humbug!). …click here for more details

 

New year, new you?

Julian Cousins Sports runs tennis coaching on Clapham Common and a new term starts in January.  Fab Christmas present idea perhaps – that and a new racket would do nicely!  Oh, and he also does holidays… …click here for more details

Something new for the new year?  WenLin Chinese School runs Chinese lessons for various levels in Balham, so whether you want to get your children started, you know someone going for the GCSE or A-Level, or you’d like to challenge yourself, this could be for you. …click here for more details

Start the new year by making good on one of those resolutions with a Paediatric First Aid course with First Aid for Life.  A full day, award-winning course will give you the essential skills to help yours or others in an emergency. …click here for more details

 

That’s it.  Happy end of term and keep this link close.  Salvation is but a click away! (click here)

Love,

Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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