Fondue Night at Skylark, Baby First Aid with First Aid for Life and an NCT Welcome Event: Your What’s On activity guide from

Last Updated on : 9th February 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

It’s a short month this one with two key dates – Valentine’s Day with the opportunity for spoiling, eating, giving and receiving sweet tokens of love (and chocolate), and Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Day, flipping fun for the whole family with more chance for chocolate, and also the moment to declare what you’re giving up for the next 40 days. Chocolate, perhaps.  And half term hits most of us before either of those. So hold on tight – it might be short but it’s busy. (click here)

If you’re on the move, start your search on our property pages which we bring to you with PrimeLocation and four local estate agents.  We have all the usual search criteria as well as the NappyValleyNet-oriented one of primary school catchment areas, for which we thank Wandsworth and Lambeth councils for the most up-to-date distances. …click here for more details


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



For rent with Hamptons International is a 4-bedroom split-level contemporary terraced house with three en-suites, a large family room, a separate utility room and views across London from an open roof terrace, just moments from Clapham High Street and Clapham Common. …click here for more details

For rent with Marsh & Parsons is a one-bedroom apartment close to the amenities and transport links of Balham, in immaculate condition with wooden floors throughout, a bright and spacious reception room with a private balcony, gated communal gardens and a video entry system. …click here for more details

For sale with Portico is a 2-bedroom Victorian conversion with two bathrooms, a private roof terrace and a separate kitchen and living area, set on a popular street close to St John’s Hill, Clapham Junction and Wandsworth Common. …click here for more details

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom mid-terraced Victorian house on a sought after road close to both Northcote Road and Clapham Junction, with just under 2,500 sqft over four floors in good decorative order, with a cellar for storage and a courtyard with side access to the street, ideal for bikes and muddy boots! …click here for more details


Fun every which way you turn

Hurrah! The footbridge on Wandsworth Common is open once more, so if you’ve been giving it a wide berth to avoid the detour, there’s a detour no more.  Make your pitstop Skylark, still brimming with good coffee, a fab menu and fun and games a plenty for all of us, especially this half term.. …click here for more details

And Amanda’s Action Club returns to Skylark for a Valentine’s Day special this half term, and then regularly on Thursday mornings for little ones (and you!) to sing their hearts out and shake their stuff! …click here for more details

Author and illustrator of The Unexpected Visitor will be at the Bright Emporium for Storytime Sunday this weekend.  It’s all about the friendship between a fisherman and a whale and the notions of sharing, sustainability and taking care of the creatures in our oceans. …click here for more details

Learn to fly on a trapeze and hoop and other aerial skills at the Circus Skills Half Term Workshops.  Two days of fun in Battersea, Wimbledon or Bankside – their feet will barely touch the ground! …click here for more details

Let’s Act wants to know if you would like a Let’s Act Half Term Camp!  Either mornings or all day – you decide!  They’ll work on The Lion King and if ten of you want to do it, it’s on! …click here for more details

Baby Broadway hits Putney during half term, with hits from the West End sung by performers from the West End. Hey, you can even pretend you’re in the West End.  Only difference is the children go free and your ticket only just hits double figures! …click here for more details

World Heart Beat Music Academy in Earlsfield has just started a new weekly course for both adults and children in Tabla.  Playing drums and other percussion instruments have been shown to improve IQ scores for children.  And so it can only help us grown-ups too! …click here for more details

A quick reminder of Cine Mini’s Babe in Battersea this weekend with real life visitors from Vauxhall City Farm, mini tractor races, farmers’ market and bar as well as family-sized beanbags and a fabulous 15% off just for us! What are you waiting for?!  …click here for more details

Trinity School is running a Half Term Sports Course, making use of their fabulous facilities.  It’s for current and prospective boys and will include everything from rugby, football and hockey to cricket, basketball, softball and tennis over two days. Feel quite tired writing that down – thankfully boys have boundless energy! …click here for more details

Engage your inner Wonder Woman and book a treat for the family in the form of The Art of the Brick, DC Super Heroes, coming to the South Bank in March.  Nearly 2 million bricks have created large-scale sculptures of all your favourite heros and heroines.  All little Lego-lovers will love you all the more..! …click here for more details


Some things to bring to your attention.  Are you sitting comfortably?

Get creative this Saturday at a Family Valentine’s Cupcake Decorating class.  Show them you love them by booking a treat and get sticky fingers together.  Book your spot for adult and child and at the end you get to gobble them up (the cakes, not the children)! …click here for more details

There’s a Hypnobirthing Condensed Course run by HappyBirthdayBaby, just two evenings a month rather than four to fit into busy schedules.  And if you mention NappyValleyNet you’ll be entitled to a discount – and breathe! …click here for more details

If you’re new to the area and expecting your first baby, or just expecting, then head to All Bar One soon for an NCT Welcome Evening where you’ll get together with others in the same boat and meet some of the local NCT volunteers. …click here for more details

If your child is trying to get to grips with handwriting, then regular sessions in Fulham with The Magic Link programme may come in handy. From messy and illegible to neat and flowing in 30 simple steps.  Can grown-ups join in!? …click here for more details

At a Postnatal Depression Workshop over in Wimbledon next week, you’ll be able to acquire skills in managing and identifying your feelings and talk about how motherhood isn’t always easy or joyful.  Don’t suffer in silence or on your own. …click here for more details

The next school open day to be approaching is Parkgate House School Open Day, covering nursery, pre-prep and prep up to 11 years old for boys and girls on Clapham Common North Side. …click here for more details

Book your place on this essential course with First Aid for Life – Baby First Aid.  You’ll cover care of an unconscious baby as well as most common injuries and illnesses, working in small groups with hands-on experience using mannequins.  It could be the best three hours you’ve ever spent. …click here for more details

The Parent Practice is running a workshop later on this month on Raising Girls.  It’s about words – so important to girls – helping you to communicate constructively and decipher codes. …click here for more details

And if you don’t have any girls in your gang then the Parent Practice’s Raising Boys may be of more interest! Another workshop, this time looking at the many positive qualities of boys and how to channel them effectively, as well as practical ways to help boys be the best they can in all aspects of their lives. …click here for more details

There’s a public lecture later this month on Weight Loss Surgery with Professor Marcus Reddy, a Consultant Laparoscopic, Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, together with a dietician and counsellor at Parkside, with a Q&A session open to the floor at the end. …click here for more details

There are only a few places left on the Wandsworth Test Club being run by Tutor Bubble at Burntwood Academy.  It’s an introduction and preparation for the 2017 test with tips and advice, test conditions and verbal and non-verbal reasoning. Book your spot! …click here for more details


And finally…

Skyark has plans for a fabulous Fondue Night in March.  As this reaches your inboxes today, it’s tempting to say #throwbackthursday and I suspect the vast majority of 60s, 70s and 80s kids in this neck of the woods would absolutely love the chance to get sizzling around a table with friends.  And you don’t even have to climb a mountain to do it! …click here for more details

We have a fabulous fitness and health-oriented batch of NappyValleyNet offers and competitions for you this month. Win a dynamic duo of bio-active skincare from Rosalena, six training sessions at Movers & Shapers and a hydrobike session at Hydrofit, or grab our offers with both hands including 10% off the Bioeffect Pro Facial at all about the girl, a free trial and discount at The Train Station and Jane Wake’s Baby-A-Wake or a lovely £25 off your Jane Plan diet hamper delivered to your door.  The list goes on…take a look! …click here for more details


That’s it.  Have fun and a happy half term, wherever you may be.  If you’re here, this may come in handy…(click here)



Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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