NCT Nearly New Sale, Kula Yoga & Wellbeing exclusive offer & half term fun: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 26th January 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Brrr. While we brace ourselves against the Arctic cold by wrapping up warm in bobble hats or snuggling up with fellow Londoners on the tube, we have all been known to marvel at how children just don’t seem to feel it like we do.  They embrace the chilly air with rosy noses and glowing cheeks and make like fire-breathing dragons as they charge around the common, slip-sliding their way to watch ducks landing on frozen ponds.  Whether you like to brave the elements too or would rather stay in the warm with a hot coffee in hand, let our calendar help you find your happy place to be. (click here)

House hunting? If you’re looking for new bricks and mortar this year, then take a look at our property pages, brought to you by PrimeLocation and four local estate agents you’ll know well.  We have homes for sale and to rent together with handy maps and distances to primary schools. …click here for more details


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



For sale with Hamptons International is a 4-bedroom Victorian family home stretching to over 2,000 sqft and recently renovated throughout, including a large eat-in kitchen with utility room and a south-facing garden, close to both Tooting Bec Common and tube. …click here for more details

For rent with Portico is a 2-bedroom split-level Victorian conversion just a stone’s throw from Northcote Road, beautifully presented with two double bedrooms both with bathrooms, and a private garden. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 4-bedroom house very close to Northcote Road and Clapham Junction, with a larger than average reception room opening onto a west-facing garden, plus off-street parking. …click here for more details

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom house in excellent condition close to Clapham Common and Clapham South tube, with an extended kitchen and loft space, a utility room in the basement, and a master bedroom suite with a walk-through dressing area and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. …click here for more details


For the love of words, be they written or sung! 

Wandsworth Town Library is holding a free storytime workshop this weekend with author Kate Cunningham reading from her book, Vlad and The Great Fire of London.  Perfect for 5 to 7 year olds, children will help re-enact the sounds of the September night in 1666. …click here for more details

Consider Yourself invited and you’ll have the Time of Your Life at Baby Broadway in Wimbledon this weekend. Take the whole family along for a fabulous burst of the West End.  From Frozen to The Sound of Music there’ll be something for everyone, from granny to babes in arms! …click here for more details

There’s a new Dance Class for Toddlers & Pre-Schoolers about to shimmy its way into Eddie Catz in Putney.  Dance Grooves will take them through their stretches and dance routines before being let loose for a free soft play.  Brilliant fun! …click here for more details

Head to St Luke’s after school for a free trial class for 5 to 8 year olds at Let’s Act, musical theatre classes that will build their confidence as well as their singing and acting skills.  Go tread those boards! …click here for more details

Storytime Sunday at The Bright Emporium on St John’s Hill this week features author, Matthew Morgan and illustrator, Gabriel Alborozo, with their new picture book, Thank Goodness for Bob.  Join in for listening, creativity, crafting and a book signing. …click here for more details

Head to Fresh Ground on Battersea Rise on Sunday afternoon for ChamberMusicBox, an exciting combination of music and sounds from all eras for all the family to enjoy, played by a talented group of international musicians. …click here for more details

At the other end of the musical scale is Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave, back at the Bedford soon.  DJs, bubbles, disco-mania, arts and crafts, soft play, and a bar close at hand.  Show your children how to throw some shapes on that dance floor. …click here for more details


Inspiration for half term high days and holidays 

Lavender Leonardo’s is running Half Term Art Workshops for children each day – for those over 5 in the mornings and for those over 10 in the afternoons, when they’ll be trying their hands at printmaking.  Make it a creative week! …click here for more details

The early bird catches the worm, or in this case a lovely 10% off the Little Voices Mary Poppins Half Term Camp in Putney.  Quick sticks though – unlike Mary Poppins’ magic, the offer doesn’t last forever. …click here for more details

Miniversity is opening its doors again for the half term week over in Chelsea.  Let them be a vet/accountant/graphic designer/film-maker or lawyer for the day at this computer-based club for 5 to 12 year olds. It could reap wonderful rewards in your old age… …click here for more details

Orleans House Gallery by the river in Twickenham is running February Holiday Activities with professional artists sharing their skills in all their various forms, from sculpture to architecture and painting. …click here for more details

(To be said in a movie trailer voice-over) Over three epic days in February, young film-makers will come together for the Sparks Ninjas-on-Screen Martial Arts Movie Making Course. From camera operations to stunt choreography sequences, Hollywood had better watch its back – the new kids on the block are in SW London! …click here for more details

It’s Big Fun Time with Open Air Fit and their Multi-Sports Kids Camps on Wandsworth Common this half term. Burn off energy, make new friends and try out some new sporting challenges.  Come rain, shine or snow, it’ll go ahead whatever the weather – the children really won’t care! …click here for more details


For the parents – exercise for the mind and body

The Parent Practice are pleased to announce the special hour-long screening of Screenagers, a film exploring the impact of digital devices on our children’s world, to be followed by a short panel discussion. Did you know the average 3-4 year olds’ online use is at 8 hours 18 minutes a week and 12-15 year olds over 20 hours!? …click here for more details

First Aid for Life in Balham is holding a First Aid for Teenagers course next weekend with a special 10% discount just for us if you book in January (5 days left and counting!).  Just the thing with half term approaching and ski holidays on the horizon.  Teach ’em young and it’ll be with them forever! …click here for more details

Ooh the date is approaching for another NCT Nearly New sale. Bag a bargain on quality baby clothes, books, toys and equipment and all money raised goes back into the NCT local support network.  Win, win! …click here for more details

Lady Berry Cupcakes is holding a Family Valentine’s Class!  Feel the love by spending time together creating something gorgeous. You can’t beat a cupcake with delicious butter cream and teddies, red roses and hearts galore. …click here for more details

Mum-to-Mum Coaching is holding a workshop next week on Developing your Interview Confidence, so if you’re about to embark on a new chapter in your life post-baby, or just want to brush up on that long-tucked-away version of you, then this could be just the thing. …click here for more details

If the challenge of parenting ever feels like the Krypton Factor, then the Parenting Workshop: How to Understand Your Child could be for you. The seminar will look at what makes our children tick, what drives their behaviour and the science and neuroscience behind it and ultimately, how better to connect with your child. …click here for more details

Kula Yoga & Wellbeing is running a fabulous offer for NappyValleyNet.  Whether you’re brand new to Yoga or simply want to focus more on your Yoga practise, stretch this way for an irresistible £45 for 35 days.  Aim for a super-bendy, strong and relaxed new you. …click here for more details

The Big Sleep Event is run by two Norland nannies, Charlotte and Louise, with over 16 years of combined experience.  Head to Putney for a practical workshop with guest speakers which will help you to improve your own sleep in your late pregnancy and that of your newborn too.  Just the ticket. Zzzzz. …click here for more details


Open Day dates up to mid-March

Ardingly College Senior School & Sixth Form …click here for more details

Ardingly Pre-Prep and Nursery Open Day …click here for more details

Broomwood Hall Pre-Prep School (Ramsden Road) …click here for more details

Oakwood School and Nursery …click here for more details

Parkgate House School Open Day …click here for more details

Streatham & Clapham Prep School Open Morning …click here for more details

Streatham & Clapham High School Open Morning …click here for more details

The Roche School Open Morning …click here for more details


And finally…

Our January/February exclusive offers and competitions have landed and they have a distinctly energising feel, including 25% off at SW Yoga, 25% off a break at Gitcombe Country Cottages in Devon (including half term!), 25% off in Crete with Tots Too, 10% off Bioeffect facials at All about the girl, 25% off at Glow Dental, lovely discounts at Luxury Family Hotels, 30% off at the London Fashion Week Festival next month, and more! With these treats we are really spoiling you… …click here for more details


That’s it.  For ideas and inspiration for you and them, here’s that link again. (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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