The Abbeville Fete, SW Yoga’s Bikini Blitz and Balham Comedy Festival: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 22nd June 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Zip-a-dee-do-dah, zip-a-dee-ay, my oh my what a wonderful few days of sunshine.  It’s not just flowers, trees and all things green that flourish in the warmth and blue skies, we do too.  Must add water of course, but then life feels easier, lighter and brighter. I’m sure I’m not the only one loving this sneak peak into life in the Med. Yes, work and school go on and our corner of London might not be quite Ibiza, but there’s plenty of outdoor and neighbourhood fun to be had while we try to live the dream (read more).

If you’re house hunting, be it buying or renting, you’ll find the one you’re looking for on our property pages. We’ve got SW London covered and school catchments all mapped out too. Handy (read more).


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



For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom family house on a sought after street ‘Between the Commons’, extended into the side return and the loft as well as the basement which has been partially excavated, and a 27ft landscaped garden (read more).

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 6-bedroom house in the heart of Abbeville Village and close to great transport links and the wide open spaces of Clapham Common, immaculately presented throughout with a large private garden (read more).

For sale with Portico is a 4-bedroom mid-terrace Victorian house in a great location between Clapham and Brixton with large, airy rooms, a private garden and the potential to extend, with no onward chain (read more).

For rent with Hamptons International is a 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom house on a popular road ‘Between the Commons’, with a stunning basement conversion and bi-fold doors leading onto the garden (read more).


Summer + sunshine = Summer fairs + summer fun

It’s The Abbeville Fete on Saturday!  Now in its 21st year, it’s raising money again for five local causes and celebrates London’s diversity and community spirit.  You’ll find more than 80 stalls, a street BBQ and bar, a Kids’ Zone, a Wild West fancy dress parade (yeee-hah!), live music, dog beauty pageant and more.  Dig out your Stetson and head on over! (read more)

It’s the Beatrix Potter School Summer Fair on Saturday too with lots of fun and games, lovely raffle prizes and even a vintage clothes stall (read more).

It’s the Honeywell Schools Summer Fete soon.  More fun, hopefully in more sun! (read more)

And the High View Primary Summer Fete is fast approaching too – their biggest and best yet (read more).

Summer skiing anyone?!  Take a day trip out of town for a go on a revolutionary revolving ski slope with Ski Famille, or just grab a toboggan and go wwweeeeee all the way down! (read more)

It’s the Ninja Netball Festival over in Twickenham on Saturday raising funds to help fight childhood cancer.  Matches on court and bouncy castle, face-painting and plenty of other family fun.  Go show ’em how it’s done, girls! (read more)

Join SW Yoga’s Bikini Blitz for seven consecutive days, focus on legs, bums and tums as well as banishing bad foods, and you’ll be all set for summer! (read more).

Sensacional at the Unicorn Theatre sounds just that!  Let your toddlers zip on their white suits and become part of a light and sound show and a digital world of ladybirds, shapes, squiggles and squarks… (read more).

The BE.Dance Summer Show is on Sunday at the New Wimbledon Theatre, showcasing their dancers from 4 up to 18.  Street, lyrical, tap and musical theatre – sounds like you’ll be dancing in the aisles (read more).

Next week sees the start of Banana Cabaret’s Balham Comedy Festival, now in its sixth glorious year!  There’s a dazzling array of top comedy talent – Stephen K Amos, Ed Byrne and Sara Pasco to name just a few.  Wend your way SW12-bound for some merriment and laughter (read more). 

The Southwest Songbirds will be in full voice at St Andrew’s Church on Garratt Lane in early July raising money for charity with music from Adele, Michael Jackson, West Side Story and South Pacific.  Pack a picnic for the interval! (read more)

We’ve had a great question on the forum from a mum asking what to do with the kids during the holidays. Her children are that bit older so have outgrown most clubs.  Good question, and any suggestions, recommendations or general zen relaxation techniques more than welcome! (read more)

Camp Suisse Session One gets underway at the beginning of July, with Sessions Two, Three and Four in hot pursuit!  You’re not too late to give your 7 – 17 year olds the summer of their lives in the Swiss Alps! (read more)

There is  a brand new nursery launching on Nightingale Lane, it’s the UK’s first multi-generational facility and definitely worth checking out! (click here)


On a more educational note…

There’s a free Education Talk for Parents by JK Educate at Omnibus in Clapham Old Town soon, looking at whether your child is reaching their full potential and whether to tutor, or not to tutor – that is the question (read more).

The Parent and Baby Coach is running a Toddlers at the Table Eating Workshop next week on fussy eating, managing toddlers who won’t eat their greens, to hide veg or not to hide veg, good behaviour at the table and more. Help is at hand! (read more)

Cheeky Kitchen Cookery Sessions are for two and a half to four year olds and offer hands-on fun in (somebody else’s) home kitchen!  Regular weekly sessions and a holiday camp too (read more).

It’s the Hoffman Parenting Workshop: The Childhood Years for parents of 0 to 12 year olds, off Lavender Hill this Saturday.  Love the photo on this one – oh so zen! (read more)

The Avenue Cookery School down by the river has regular Off to Uni courses for anyone about to fly the nest and wanting to cook healthy food on a budget. What no Pot Noodle!? (read more)

Go reconnect with your pelvic floor at The Pelvic Floor Workshop with Baz Moffat – Strong to the Core.  Just one and a half hours dedicated to you and yours.  It’s not much to ask! (read more)

There’s a NCT Returning to Work Workshop in Clapham next week, so if you’re thinking about going back after your maternity leave, this could be just the place to discuss the practicalities and emotional challenges you might be facing (read more).

It’s the Chestnut Grove Academy Open Morning on Monday with tours to include the new buildings starting at 9am and the Headteacher’s talk at 9.30am  (read more)..


Last chance – NappyValleyNet exclusive offers & competitions! 

Time’s almost up on our fabulous May/June collection, so enter now or forever hold your peace (and miss out on oodles of family tickets for summer happenings.  Just saying.).  And our offers will put a spring your step too.  Take a look before they disappear on you… (read more). 


That’s it – have fun! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team 



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