Welcome to your weekly What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!
There’s something especially good about a bank holiday weekend when it’s still the holidays. I know many of us continue to work while the children play but there’s a different vibe, pace, and general August-aura in the air, no doubt helped along by the fact that so many people are away. Long may the August easing-the-foot-off-the-pedal last. It makes us feel decidedly European, even as we head into Brexit and beyond…Here’s what’s on if you’re looking for ideas and inspiration (read more).
New season, new house? If you’ve made a big decision this summer, there’s no better place to start your search than on our property pages. We’ve got homes in our neck of the woods together with school catchments all mapped out (read more)
Take a look at these four homes from our Preferred Property Partners
For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom house on a sought-after road close to both Wandworth Common and Balham, with smart gates around its end-of-terrace position and a large, open-plan kitchen with concertina doors opening onto a stunning patio with built-in seating and dining area (read more).
For sale with Portico is a 2-bedroom Victorian conversion flat in an extremely central location in Clapham, with a great sense of light and space throughout, a private balcony and a share of freehold (read more).
For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom house in a sought after location close to Tooting Bec Common and tube station in fantastic condition having been fully refurbished, with a south-facing patio off the contemporary kitchen and a master suite on the top floor (read more).
For rent with Hamptons International is a split-level 3-bedroom flat just off Northcote Road and close to Clapham Junction, in stunning condition with two modern bathrooms with underfloor heating and plenty of built-in storage (read more).
What to do? What not to do!
Head to Battersea Power Station where six-weeks of family fun continues. Have a look around the brand new Circus West Village and join in on the fun and all-round new zone feel in this fabulous corner of our neighbourhood. Those new chimneys literally shine in the sun! (read more)
Don’t forget Billy & Jack’s Summer Supper Clubs are still in full swing at the Southbank Centre. Go get your fill of fine food and culture in this iconic London hotspot (read more).
Don’t miss this great offer of 30% off your tickets (kids go free) for Sambrook’s Brewery’s Beer on the Common, coming up soon on Tooting Bec Common. An afternoon and evening of beer, street food, music and games in a family-friendly environment. Sounds like the perfect Saturday! (read more).
Flick flack your way to the daily summer camps at The Little Gym Wandsworth & Fulham. Just the place for your little bundles of energy – they’ll have bundles of fun! (read more).
At the Miniversity Summer Camp in Chelsea next week they can try their hands at being an entrepreneur, a financial guru, a movie director and an illustrator and author, each for just for one day at the IT-based sessions (read more).
Quirky Choirs run fun summer Singing Camps and there’s one in Kensington next week. Sing a repertoire of songs from every decade of the 20th century including 60s pop, gospel, swing, ballads and musical hits (read more).
BE Dance Summer Workshop is on at Alderbrook School next week for children from 4 up to 7 to shake their stuff to different styles – lyrical, street, tap and Broadway (read more).
Don’t forget the Moana-inspired Tropical Summer Workshop with Dance Grooves at Eddie Catz in Earlsfield. Eke out the summer vibes..! (read more)
Young Holiday Cooking Courses at The Avenue Cookery School in Wandsworth will have your little ones entertained cooking up a storm and bringing their supper home – win, win! (read more)
Open Air Fit is running a dedicated football camp on Clapham Common Westside including skills, drills and match play for boys and girls aged 6 up to 14 and run by an ex-professional player (read more).
Role Models Special Needs Summer Camp is in Southfields and Richmond next week with no more than 25 children per day and a ratio of 1 to 5 staff to children (read more).
And the Late Summer Role Models’ Confidence & Resilience Course in Chelsea gets underway next week too with fun and games giving them skills with which they’ll go on and thrive – ideal with the new term ahead (read more).
Celebrate the Unicorn Theatre‘s 70th season launch with a range of fun activities for families over four days next week, including puppetry, circus skills, clay hand-printing and paper crafts (read more).
September is just over a week away…
Summer Holiday SW Sports Camps continue and bookings are open for Autumn Term Tennis up on Clapham Common. New balls, please, in readiness for the new term! (read more).
Award-winning Monkey Music arrives in Battersea Reach in September offering regular Tuesday classes for babies up to 4 year olds. Book in for your first free session and go see what all the fun and music is about! (read more).
New Weekly Art Classes in Wimbledon start in September for 6 to 11 year olds with a focus on confidence. When you’re making art there are no mistakes, just more creativity and inspiration! (read more)
Nurturing Mums Postnatal Courses start their September sessions soon with great advice and top tips for new parents and the chance to meet fellow mums in Northcote Road (read more), Earlsfield (read more) and Balham too (read more).
Royal Trinity Hospice is holding its wonderful Magnolia Walk again this autumn in support of the vital care it provides to 2,500 local people and their families each year. Choose from a 2, 5 or 10 mile route and finish with a BBQ in Trinity’s stunning gardens (read more).
Not long left to go now on our fabulous collection of NappyValleyNet offers and competitions. The man in your life in need of a cut and groom? Head to And Cut on Bellevue for £5 off. Considering new shutters for the autumn? Snap up 10% off at The Traditional Shutter Company. Have a little one ready for nursery? Abacus Ark are offering no registration fee or deposit if you sign up this August. Fancy a picnic? Nife is life has put together a mouthwatering Italian version and it’s up for grabs. And how about six bottles of English fizz to go with it? Thank you very much, Ayrton! (read more)
That’s it. Happy bank holiday weekend! (click here)
Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx