Get fit at Flip Out, free Upbeat Music Popkids event and 25% off half term stays at Gitcombe:Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 12th January 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

How are the new year’s resolutions going?  Still going?  Or gone?  It’s the 12th already so if you made it into double figures, you’ve done well.  I can’t imagine a grey January without chocolate or wine, so my resolutions tend to be of the fitness, healthy eating (wine and chocolate are full of antioxidants) or ‘be a more patient parent’ variety. Should you need ideas or inspiration to brighten up a resolution-led new year, our calendar is here to help. (click here)

Thinking of a move?  We have homes for sale and to rent in the neighbourhood with all the usual search criteria plus the very handy school catchment one, so you can look for your new bricks and mortar according to the school you have in mind. …click here for more details

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



For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom family house set ‘Between the Commons’ just off Clapham Common West Side and near to Clapham South, newly renovated throughout and available immediately on an unfurnished basis. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom mews house set within the grounds of a converted Victorian school, with a private garden and secure off-street parking within a gated development close to good transport links. …click here for more details

For sale with Hamptons International is a 4-bedroom terraced house on a quiet residential road close to Lavender Hill, with Victorian character including double-height ceilings and exposed brick fireplaces, as well as a contemporary decked garden and downstairs utility room. …click here for more details

Portico has a brilliant Property Valuation Tool which takes just 60 seconds to value your home, so if you’ve started 2017 with a view to making that move, this could be the place to start. (click here)

A fresh new year with fresh new ideas (for you)

Flip Out is running a series of fitness classes for those aged 18 and over.  Yes, that’s you!  At last it’s your turn to bounce!  Flip Fit Monday Morning Boost combines resistance training with a cardio workout and bounce circuit training for a seriously fun 1,000 calorie burner! …click here for more details

And Flip Street Freerunning is for 15 year olds and over who want to learn or master their jumping, landing, vaulting and flipping tutored by pro, Chima Akenzua.  Flipping marvellous! …click here for more details

Sushi at Skylark is one just for the girls (of the grown-up variety).  Head to Wandsworth Common after lights out and see your favourite daytime coffee stop turn into a haven of sushi, cocktails and mocktails, pre-loved designer clothes, manicures and massages.  Sounds like just the tonic for January. …click here for more details

There’s an NCT Coffee Morning on Battersea Rise tomorrow, so head over if you have a newborn or relatively newborn, love/need good coffee and would like to have a good ol’ natter with some other mums. …click here for more details

Like the sound of a Clothes Swap?  There’s a regular get together run by, wait for it, SwapAholicsUK, where you can take your unwanted cast-offs and swap them for something even more fabulous!  You have to head north to do it, but a change is as good as a rest, so you’ll come back refreshed as well as well dressed. …click here for more details

Open Air Fit is offering an irresistible price on their regular Mixed Circuits or 45-Minute Burner classes out in the big fresh air of Wandsworth Common.  Join the gang, take on as many sessions as you can each week and feel the endorphins roll… …click here for more details

If it’s the end of your maternity leave or you’re thinking of getting back to work after a few years off, then you might like the sound of this.  Writing Your Stand-Out CV is a session that will focus on the best structure, personal statement and perfect cover letter. …click here for more details

A Traditional Burns Night beckons at St Michael’s Church, where poetry, song and readings, the skirl of the bagpipes, the Toast to the Lassies and the Address to the Haggis will salute Rabbie and help raise funds for the building project.  There’s a wee dram on offer too. …click here for more details

Keep the children happy and you’ll find it’s contagious…

Don’t miss the Lego Trail at the London Wetland Centre.  A giant Lego kingfisher, otter, frog and more line the paths, nestled in with their real life cousins.  Lego and wildlife.  That’s got to be win/win for any small person! …click here for more details

Here’s one to make the spirits soar – just look at the picture!  Popkids, Upbeat Music Courses, are holding a free music event on Saturday in Parsons Green with a session including singing, dance, rhythm games and even songwriting and band workshops.  …click here for more details

Nurturing Mums start their latest course on Northcote Road next week and in Earlsfield soon after.  Five weeks of postnatal sessions, jam packed with information, advice, fun and new friends.  …click here for more details

Battersea Park Zoo is running a new Monday morning Animal Storytime.  Head to the park and listen to a small, furry animal story and you’ll have the chance to meet the real life versions too!  …click here for more details

Wandsworth Town Library is celebrating Chinese New Year with brush calligraphy and lantern making on Saturday afternoon for 5 to 11 year olds. …click here for more details

ChamberMusicBox comes to SW London for the first time later this month, so make them feel welcome at Fresh Ground on Battersea Rise where they’ll strike up with their fresh and spontaneous chamber music performed by British and European musicians. …click here for more details

CeCe & Me will be popping-up with its children’s shoe-fitting service at Skylark soon and it’s their winter sale.  Coffee and shoes.  Shame they don’t do bigger sizes… …click here for more details

Teddy’s Tune Time is branching out and can now be found at Fulham Palace (grand bear) and Putney riverside (swimming bear). Get your first session for free by simply saying that you’re ‘Teddy’s Friend’.  …click here for more details

And finally…

As a new term gets underway, The Roche School in Wandsworth has its first open morning of the year next week. …click here for more details

If you’re planning ahead for half term (not that far away!), then Gitcombe Country Cottages has a fabulous offer for February and beyond.  Snap up this amazing 25% off and you can relax, rest, swim, steam, sauna, hot tub, tennis, walk, eat and play in the most lovely of surroundings. …click here for more details


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


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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