Get Active Wandsworth Festival, Flip Out Summer Action Camps and our Super-summer round-up: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 13th July 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Jumped the final hurdle or still hobbling to the finish line looking something akin to a sack race with neon tassels and sunglasses askew but necessary, mainly to cover up the general rosé hue? Summer is fun but it can sometimes feel like a long-haul getting there, from collections for teachers to end-of-term parties, picnics and planning.  Make good use of our calendar to share your events, classes and summer sessions as well as to find out what’s going on where (read more).

Time to flick through some hot property this summer? Take a look at ours. We’ve got homes to rent or to buy in the neighbourhood, plus handy school catchment distances and maps (read more).


Check out these homes from our Preferred Property Partners this week



For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom family home on a prime residential street near Stockwell, spanning almost 3,000 sq ft with a luxurious master suite including a walk-in wardrobe, and a 135ft landscaped garden (read more).

For rent with Portico is a 2-bedroom period conversion just moments from the Kings Road and close to Battersea Park, with modern décor, a separate kitchen and a great sense of light and space (read more).

For rent with Hamptons International is a 5-bedroom family house set in a luxurious gated development in Clapham Old Town, brand new with five bathrooms, a patio garden and off-street parking (read more).

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom family house on a sought after road just off Clapham Common, completely refurbished to a very high standard including a magnificent master suite and a basement with a large family room and wine room (read more).


It’s all happening – join in on the summertime vibe!

The Get Active Wandsworth Festival hits King George’s Park on Saturday with sport and activity to inspire one and all.  Friendly, fun and free – take the family along for an action-packed afternoon. Wear your fastest shoes! (read more)

Head to Circus West Village at Battersea Power Station on Saturday to celebrate the opening of the first retailer.  You’ll find family fun with live music, outdoor games and food tastings (read more).

It’s the Floreat Wandsworth Primary School Summer Fair on Sunday with all the lovely traditional stalls and games – Splat the Rat and Hook the Duck – plus the chance to make a tennis ball pet!  How very Wimbledon Finals day! (read more)

Baby Broadway hits Tara Arts in Earlsfield this weekend with West End hits that’ll get you swinging in your seats and humming through the day (read more).

It’s the Fircroft Primary Summer of Love Summer Fair this weekend with bouncy castle and ukelele workshops (impressive if at the same time!) (read more).

Or head to the Made in Paradise Summer Fete at Dobbins Field for live music, games, a BBQ and talks on gardening (read more).

The Wandsworth Jumble Trail is on Sunday, so hit the streets of SW18 to pound the pavements, peruse and purchase! (read more)

There’s a day of celebration of you and Yoga near Hampton Court soon. Take on the Yogathon For You challenge of 50 sun salutations, all in aid of Bloodwise UK (read more).

Next week sees the first of two open days at Apples and Honey, the much-talked-about new nursery on Nightingale Lane. The UK’s first intergenerational nursery, it’s in the beautiful setting and leafy garden of the Nightingale care home with a huge outdoor play space (read more).


Summer fun in the neighbourhood.  Brace yourselves – here we go… 

For the creatives.

At Sparks Summer Film Shoot they’ll make a blockbuster in five days if they’re 7 up to 18! (read more)

Louise Gillard Art is running Adventures in Colour over several sessions for those aged 7 and up (read more).

Cheeky Kitchen Cookery Sessions continue sizzling for the little ones over the summer (read more).

Under the Sea Summer Camp is in Twickenham for those aged 2 up to 5 to have adventures in storytelling (read more).

Little Voices are putting on a show and it’s Beauty & The Beast with four days of singing, dancing and acting (read more).

Lavender Leonardo’s Summer Art Workshops are on most weeks of the holidays for budding artists (read more), with Printmaking & Mixed Media Workshops for those aged 9 and up (read more).

Let’s Act will be putting on a show or two in Clapham for those who love to sing, dance and tread the boards (read more).

The Happy Potter will have those aged 6 and up whipping up some summer creations to keep forever (read more).

The Fairytree House on Webbs Road has plenty of summer magic planned for little fairies, elves, mermaids and unicorns! (read more)

Active Art is offering four weeks of creative fun this summer on Wandsworth Common with half or full days to choose from.  At Eye Spy Animation they’ll work on animation and secret message art.  (read more)  While at Beside the Seaside Art they’ll build sand sculptures, model crazy crabs and the world’s biggest ice-creams!  (read more)

Funky Monkey Keyboard Summer Camp is a one day, fun-packed, music-filled activity session at Eddie Catz, with the chance for a free soft play! (read more)

Summer Holiday Activites at Orleans House Gallery has all sorts of creative activities for children from 0 up to 15 as well as the whole family. There’s even a Dad Day! (read more)


For the energetic… 

Eddie Catz has endless fun on offer at each of their three venues in Earlsfield, Putney and Wimbledon. Not just the fab soft play but also clubs, workshops, dancing, laser-tagging, making, baking, creating and more (read more).

Amanda’s Action Club is holding weekly Activity Extravaganza sessions at Flip Out on Mondays and Thursdays. A one hour musical workshop followed by one hour of mini flippers! (read more)

Or if they’re bigger, head to Flip Out for their action-packed Action Camps running each week for 7 to 14 year olds.  Not just bouncing fun but skateboard camps too – from your heels to your wheels! (read more)

Join Dantastic’s Magical Adventure at Wandsworth Town Library and help find the hidden clues, for ages 5 and up (read more).

BE.Dance are running two summer workshops for little movers – either 4 to 7 year olds or 8 to 16 year olds.  Think Lyrical, Street, Tap and Broadway (read more).

Football At Burntwood will be on every morning for four weeks for boys and girls aged 4 up to 11. (read more).

Open Air Fit are back in action with their Summer Holiday Multi-Sport Kids Campson Wandsworth Common (read more).

The Train Station on Jaggard Way is holding an Emerging Athlete Summer Programme for 7 year olds and up (read more).

Ninja Kids Martial Arts Summer Camp will be out in the open air of Wandsworth Common (read more).

Summer Holidays SW Sports Camps will be up by the old Bowling Green Café for much of the summer (read more).

Holiday Football with Folu & Ben will be up on Clapham Common too for primary school-aged children (read more).

Summer Startrack Athletics are regular morning sessions in athletics training for children from 7 up to 14 at the Tooting Bec Athletics Track – incredibly reasonable and daily drop-in available (read more).

Youngstars Summer Holiday Camps will keep 3 to 10 year olds busily entertained with sport and craft (read more).

Swimway is making a splash with their Summer Holiday Crash Courses at private pools around the neighbourhood (read more).

Running Start Summer Camp on Wandsworth Common and in Battersea Park will teach them top running technique with plenty of fun thrown in (read more).


To expand the mind (while having fun…)

Your local library has set you a Summer Reading Challenge: Animal Agents.  A special folder, smelly stickers, a door hanger, medal and certificate will await when six books have been read and mysteries solved along the way.  Brilliant! (read more)

Role Models Confidence & Resilience Courses are on in both Wimbledon and Pimlico (read more).

And Role Models also runs Special Needs Summer Camps in Regents Park, Southfields and Richmond (read more).

Get those creative juices flowing at the Yellowbird Education Creative Writing Workshop over in Parsons Green (read more).

Spend the summer en francais at the Et Patati Patata 100% French Summer Day Camps in Fulham (read more).

The Avenue Cookery School runs regular Off to Uni Cookery Courses for those about to fly the nest. No more Pot Noodle! (read more)

Miniversity Summer Camp offers computer-based fun for 5-12 year olds wanting to try their hands at various careers (read more).

Academic Summer Fun & Learning Camps are at DLD College Westminster for 13 to 18 year olds, the chance to focus on many subjects including the core GCSE, A Level and IB curriculum, plus some fantastic trips out and about in London and beyond.  Boarding or day places available. (read more)

Bonas MacFarlane are running lots of different courses including Admissions Test Preparation for Oxbridge, Medicine and Law (read more).


And finally…

Camp Suisse Sessions Three and Four are coming up soon for those aged 7-17 to have the time of their lives under the big blue skies of the Swiss Alps (read more).  Don’t miss our fabulous 20% off the August camp – how can you resist?! (read more)


That’s it. It’s a fun-packed summer ahead but there’s always more, more, more! (click here)



Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team 


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