Live at Wimbledon Park, The Bellevue Road Summer Fair & more summer entertainment: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 25th August 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter,


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

What to do without the Olympics? Even with the time difference it was a constant feature on our screens, either live and late or recorded and early so that athletic feats could be watched before results were known.  And now it’s over, and although we’re all basking in the glory of Team GB, we feel slightly bereft.  The only thing for it is to get out there and make the most of all the action-packed activities on offer, either for the children or for us grown-ups.  The younger generation really could go for Gold one day, and hey, if Nick Skelton can do it in his late 50s, perhaps there’s hope for the rest of us.  Details for all future Olympians and other interests besides can be found on our ever-growing What’s On calendar. (click here)

Thinking of a move?  We have a property section with homes for sale or to rent in SW London via PrimeLocation and four local estate agents, so you can find your new abode not just using the usual search criteria of price, postcode and number of bedrooms, but also looking under school catchment areas, should primaries be on your radar. (click here)


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



For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom house on the North Side, close to Clapham Old Town and Northcote Road, completely renovated to an extremely high standard while retaining its Victorian design with fantastic living space and the cellar converted to a utility room and storage. …click here for more details

For rent with Hamptons International is a 2-double bedroom lower ground floor maisonette, just a stone’s throw from Northcote Road, with its own private entrance and a garden with artificial grass and a fairy light-lit decked area. …click here for more details

For rent with Portico is 5-bedroom Victorian house on the Heaver Estate near to Balham and Tooting Bec tube stations, with three bathrooms, a large eat-in kitchen and a private garden. …click here for more details

Available to rent with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom family house set ‘Between the Commons’ and moments from Northcote Road with an extended eat-in kitchen and a west-facing garden. …click here for more details


Action-packed summer fun every which way you turn 

Make the most of the Athletics Training at Tooting Bec Athletics Track with Herne Hill Harriers.  Brilliant value for top coaches giving expert training in running, jumping and throwing.  Get a taste of a real running track and be like Mo or Usain, if only for a while!…click here for more details

Open Air Fit are running a football-dedicated version of their Multi-Sport Kids Camp on Wandsworth Common next week, so if Brazil’s triumph in the Olympics or just the start of the Premiership season has inspired your little bundles of energy, this is the place to be! …click here for more details

There’s another of the GLTC Summer free events for children in Earlsfield next week and this one is Fairy Tale Fable with Sonja Christoph.  Her creative storytelling of Alice in Wonderland will unleash imaginations while teaching that nothing is impossible. …click here for more details

Tots Tennis on Clapham Common will continue for 3 and 4 year olds on Friday afternoons with a great child to coach ratio of 4 to 1 for quick learning and close supervision.  All equipment provided and a great introduction to tennis – let’s pave the way to more future Olympic golds! …click here for more details

Head to Wandsworth Town Library next week for more Roald Dahl-inspired fun, this timeRevolting Rhyme Dance Fiction for those aged 6 and up led by a dance teacher and choreographer to really get those moves working, and working together! …click here for more details


And how about something for you?

Creationdance runs adult beginner Street dance, Zumba and commercial pop courses in Clapham South.  Sign up for a 5 week evening course and you’ll feel the canned heat in your heels tonight baby (thanks, JK). Love the picture on this one too – feelgood stuff, clearly! …click here for more details

Don’t miss Pilates on Wandsworth Common where you can bend, stretch and work on that core in the open air, making the most of the summer holidays.  Just two Tuesdays left to go at a great drop-in rate and the children are welcome too – after all, there’s plenty of space to roam while you get some exercise. …click here for more details

Feeling creative? Learn how to Make a Lampshade in Southfields soon, with the option of a copper or gold lining for a made-by-your-own-hand-finger-on-the-pulse-kind-of-shade, to ramp up the style in your interiors! …click here for more details

There’s a Beginners Hatha Yoga Course at Chatham Hall on Wednesday evenings and you’re free to join anytime. Learn key postures, beginner yoga sequences and get the answers to any questions on all yoga basics, then strike a stunning pose like the one in the picture! …click here for more details

There’s a 2nd baby preparation class at The Baby Care Company this evening, so if you have your second on his or her way, you’ll meet others with the same impending age gap and share tips and ways of coping with two at mealtimes, bed and bath time as well as a reminder of newborn care, sleep and routines. …click here for more details


It’s a bank holiday weekend – kick back and enjoy!

Live at Wimbledon Park is on this weekend in, well, Wimbledon Park.  An all new festival, it’s a series of outdoor picnic concerts over three days with the best classical and jazz performances and a fun-filled family day on Monday.  Get you to SW19 and let the music play! …click here for more details

Don’t miss the chance to follow The Dream Jar Trail around London to find magical giant Dream Jars to celebrate both Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday as well as The BFG movie release (another holiday treat!).  Ultimately the jars will be sold to raise money for Save the Children and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity but until the end of August, follow one of the themed mini trails and have a phizz-whizzing time! …click here for more details

Tooting Fire Station is open on Saturday as part of the celebrations for 150 years of The London Fire Brigade.  Family fun as you meet your local fire fighters, see exciting fire and rescue demonstrations and take part in games and activities.  Water fight, anyone!? …click here for more details

It might be a bank holiday this weekend, but it’s the Bellevue Road Summer Fair next weekend!  Yes, the time has come again for the street to be festooned with colour and crafts, food and drink, live music and entertainment, children’s fun and games. And not forgetting the Dog Show and cider… …click here for more details

Next weekend also sees the Clapham Village Fete, when Clapham Old Town will be transported back to yesteryear with a traditional summer fair allowing us all to indulge in a little nostalgia.  Music, dance, performances, food and drink, as well as a dog show for children, animals from Vauxhall City Farm, a carousel, a coconut shy and have a whirl on the Wacky Races… …click here for more details



That’s it. Enjoy these post-Olympic summer days and keep our calendar close at hand for inspiration. (click here)




Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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