Welcome to your weekly What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!
Mid-way through August and this summer holiday seems to be going at an alarming rate. I haven’t opened the school uniform cupboard since I shoved it shut a few weeks ago in the hope that it would go away for a while. Now I realise the children have grown (blame the sunshine) and the clothes are crumpled with some even – dare I say it? – not entirely clean. In my defence we did go away really soon after they broke up and then I just clean forgot. Oh well, still a bit of time to manage a try-on session, a visit to the dry cleaner, a few rounds of washing and even shopping, if required. In fact, there’s really no rush. Much more fun to be had elsewhere. Keep up with the daily goings-on via our calendar (read more).
Decided on a move this summer? Start looking right here with homes to buy and to rent in the very neighbourhood you already love! (read more).
Take a look at these four homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week
For rent with Portico is a 5-bedroom split-level Victorian conversion with plenty of original features, light and space, close to Wandsworth Common and in excellent condition with a well-kept decked garden (read more).
For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom Victorian family house on a popular road ‘Between the Commons’ just off Northcote Road, with grand proportions, a master suite with a walk-in dressing room, well placed for a number of state and independent schools and chain-free (read more).
For sale with Hamptons International is a 6-bedroom elegant Grade II-listed Regency house set in a sought after private terrace just off Clapham Common, with a mature 70 ft south-west-facing garden and an outbuilding/garage (read more).
For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 3-bedroom house close to Clapham Common and Clapham North, refurbished to the highest standard throughout and with a south-west-facing garden (read more).
A summer of music and laughter and fun ever after…
Baby Broadway comes to Putney today with a taste of the West End and professional singers belting out some of your favourites from Mary Poppins to The Sound of Music and Frozen. Let them go, let them go… (read more)
Outdoor Cinema Pop-Up Screens continue to pop-up around town and it’s Kennington’s turn this weekend – Grease and Dirty Dancing. Could it get any better? (read more)
Head to Wimbledon for a Draw with Confidence class split into two different age groups. Get the creative juices flowing as they work from the imagination and observation (read more)
Time’s nearly up on Football at Burntwood so if you have a ball-kicker in your gang, get him or her down there for the last two days of work on their beautiful game (read more).
If you have children who do a cartwheel/handstand/back flip at any given opportunity, they might enjoy a day or two at The Little Gym Summer Camp. (read more).
It’s the last week of the Open Air Fit Multi-Sport Kids Camps on Wandsworth Common before a short break and then a football camp and more later this month on Clapham Common (read more).
All Star Tennis Holiday Camps continue next week helping children from across the neighbourhood to develop their skills and game in a fun and action-packed environment with sessions in Putney, Wandsworth and Tooting (read more).
There’s lots of fun on offer at Eddie Catz this summer including a Moana-inspired Tropical Summer Workshop with Dance Grooves in Earlsfield later this month. SW London might not be the Tropics, but we can try! (read more)
The Old School Club is holding a few more Children’s Sewing Sessions next week with projects including a zipped pencil case, patchwork mat and personalised bunting. Get them nimble with a thimble (and they can help with the name-taping!) (read more).
From first aid and baby sleep to handwriting and new shoes…
Join a full-day course in Paediatric First Aid with First Aid for Life. Parenthood brings with it responsibility like never before. Empower yourself with vital skills and confidence so you’ll recognise early symptoms fast. Courses and classes run regularly in Balham so book one in – it’ll be time well spent (read more).
Role Models are holding a Life Skills Course for Kids in Chelsea next week, helping children to build confidence and resilience so they’ll thrive now and in the future (read more).
Yellowbird Education is running a Creative Writing Workshop in Parsons Green next week to get those juices flowing as a new term approaches (read more).
And the Yellowbird Education Handwriting Course will have children getting to grips with their pens and pencils – then just watch the ideas flow out of them! (read more).
CeCe & Me will be at Fresh Ground on Battersea Rise next week for their children’s shoe fitting service to help you get ready for the first days back at school (read more).
The Parent and Baby Coach is holding a Baby Sleep Workshop in Wandsworth, two hours on all things sleep, from cycles to good habits, the science, the night feeds and problem solving. Then go home and hopefully get a good night’s sleep! (read more)
Nurturing Mums Postnatal Course gets underway on Northcote Road in early September with five weeks of sessions to help you get to grips with new parenthood and meet a few other new mums along the way (read more).
And don’t miss…
Sambrook’s Brewery is celebrating its September birthday again this year and this time it’s on Tooting Bec Common as Beer on the Common where you’ll find over 100 beers alongside food, other drinks (if beer’s not your tipple), DJ sets and a virtual reality game that’s a bouncy castle! Best bit? Kids go free and you can get 30% off your tickets right here (read more).
An Evening with Judy Murray at The MCT at Alleyn’s in September. Join Village Books for an evening to celebrate the publication of her memoir, Knowing the Score, which charts the challenges she has faced from desperate finances to growing pains and feminism. Go be inspired! (read more)
Our NappyValleyNet offers and competitions. Did you know we run these regularly and set out to tempt your socks off with a great range of offers and prizes for you, the family, the house, the holidays? Right now you can get free fizz from Ben’s Canteen, 25% off midweek food at The Exhibit in Balham, dinner for two at Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley thanks to Roundhouse, £100 of John Lewis vouchers from Simply Loft and 15% off your first treatment at Caudalie on Northcote Road. Treats enough? There are more – take a look! (read more)
That’s it – let the good times keep on rollin’! (click here)
Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx