Bright Horizons’ West Hill Nursery & Pre-School Grand Opening, The Hamptons International Countryside Roadshow and a Science Family Fun Day: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 2nd March 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

So two days ago you were busy flipping pancakes and covering them with lashings of sugar and lemon/chocolate spread/strawberry jam/honey/whipped cream, and today you’re struggling with your resolution not to eat sugar for the next 40 days.  It is supposed to test you, so good luck with that. Help the next six weeks go more smoothly and reduce your sugar-craving stress levels by making good use of our calendar to find out what’s on to distract you in the neighbourhood. (click here)

Seen our property section?  We have homes for sale and to rent in the area together with up-to-date primary school catchment areas thanks to Lambeth and Wandsworth councils.…click here for more details


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



For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom family house set ‘Between the Commons’ stretching to just over 2,000 sqft and recently refurbished though retaining much of the original Victorian charm, extended into both the side return and loft space with additional storage in the cellar. …click here for more details

For rent with Hamptons International is a 3-bedroom split level maisonette set on a beautiful residential road in the Hyde Farm Estate close to all the shops, restaurants and amenities of Balham, with an eat-in kitchen and large reception room. …click here for more details

For rent with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom Victorian family home with modern decor and wonderful proportions, just moments from Clapham Common, Clapham South tube and Northcote Road, with great living and entertaining space and doors from the eat-in kitchen onto a pretty south-facing garden. …click here for more details

Portico has a brilliant Property Valuation Tool which takes just 60 seconds to value your home, so if you have a move in mind this would be a good place to start. (click here)


From carnivals to crafts and science to shoes – it’s all going on! 

Mini Rumpus is a carnival party extravaganza for under 11s and their grown-ups.  Head to this immersive family event with live bands, dazzling performances and amazing activities, and explore one of London’s coolest underground locations and sparkliest secret tunnels! …click here for more details

A regular Lego Workshop will be music to the ears of many a child (and indeed parent!) over Twickenham way.  Yes, Saturday mornings, 45 minutes, get creative and build with buddies! …click here for more details

We love an ‘end of line’ shoe sale, even when it’s for little feet!  CeCe & Me, the local children’s shoe fitting service, is popping up again this weekend with brands like Ricosta, Bobux and Pediped.  Any Manolos size 38 in your bag of tricks…?  …click here for more details

Curated by Crafted is a creative community of small local businesses and they’re gathering all in one place this Saturday with crafts and storytelling to distract the children while you shop! …click here for more details

It’s almost time for the Battersea Piano Festival, offering a range of competitive and non-competitive classes including recital and duet classes with piano specialists ready to give constructive feedback to beginners and maestros, be they children or adults! …click here for more details

John Burns Primary School in Battersea is holding a Science Family Fun Day soon.  Travel to the stars or zoom to the moon in the Astrodome Planetarium, complete all six tasks on the Astronaut Trail to get your space passport, build a Stomp Rocket or team up for a Family Engineering Challenge.  If Tim Peake gets wind of this… …click here for more details

Aimed at children aged 3 up to 7, Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglemore at the Unicorn Theatre on Tooley Street is full of wonderful innocence and glorious stupidity as three friends navigate a trip to the seaside, each with a lot to say but only three words with which to say it… …click here for more details

With spring on the horizon be sure to build a visit to the WWT London Wetlands Centre into your Easter holiday plans for the GIANT Easter Egg Hunt!  Explore the fabulous nature reserve over in SW13 and see if you can spot where the eight ducklings are hiding.  Take a look at the picture – they shouldn’t be too hard to find and you’ll win chocolate! …click here for more details


And for the grown-ups – never a dull moment

Bright Horizon’s West Hill Day Nursery and Pre-school is holding a Grand Opening event soon! Entertainment, activities and treats (including nibbles!) and the perfect opportunity to take a look around the brand new nursery and to meet the staff. …click here for more details

If you’re thinking of making the move out of town, then wend your way to Hamptons International on Northcote Road this weekend for The Country Roadshow, brimming with properties and advice if you’re looking to expand your space and horizons! …click here for more details

Scripts for Supper is a brand new theatre and dining experience brought to you by MasterChef 2016 semi-finalist Annie McKenzie, combining her love of good food and theatre in Battersea on Saturday.  Word has it there are a few tickets left, so exit stage right at pace to get them and your friends will give you a standing ovation! …click here for more details

The next five week Nurturing Mums course gets underway in Earlsfield next week, so if you have a new baby and would love to meet other local mums and pick up some great tips and advice on everything from sleep and first aid to weaning and development, then join the gang! …click here for more details

Lovely idea here for Mother’s Day – nudge, nudge, wink, wink.  Head to The Boutique in Fulham for a Make-up Lesson and Afternoon Tea.  Top tips for fab make-up and delicious sweet treats to round it all off.  You’ll be glowing in more ways than one! …click here for more details

The Parent and Baby Coach is running a workshop soon on Toddler, Tantrums and Teatimes! which probably says it all. If that rings true for you, you know where to go! …click here for more details

Social Slam with Kavey Eats is a Social Media Workshop run by Gertrude & Ivy, a training event featuring three key elements for online success – Instagram, Influencer Marketing and Content Creation. Be there if you want to know how. …click here for more details

There’s an aden + anais end of season sale in Wandsworth where you’ll find muslin accessories for babies in iconic prints including swaddles, bibs and blankets with up to 80% off and prices starting from just £5! …click here for more details

Making the most of Pregnancy – Antenatal Workshop in Wimbledon this weekend will help to overcome fears and worries about pregnancy, labour, birth and life with a baby. …click here for more details


Spring is almost here along with a round of school Open Days 

Ardingly College Senior School & Sixth Form …click here for more details

Ardingly Pre-Prep and Nursery Open Day …click here for more details

Oakwood School and Nursery …click here for more details

Oliver House School Open Morning …click here for more details

Streatham & Clapham Prep School Open Morning …click here for more details

Streatham & Clapham High School Open Morning …click here for more details

Sydenham High School Junior School Open Morning …click here for more details

Sydenham High School Senior School Open Morning …click here for more details

The Roche School Open Morning …click here for more details

Wandsworth Prep School Taster Day (Years 1-5) …click here for more details


And finally…

If you had a ‘Doris day’ in the garden last week, or just feel like giving your garden a springtime spruce up, then Simply Fences (part of The Gorgeous Garden Co.) has just launched a new express service, tackling your average-sized Nappy Valley garden extremely quickly. …click here for more details


That’s it! Whatever you do, have fun! (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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