Never Have to Ask Twice with The Parent Practice, Sushi at Skylark and The Balham Food Festival: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 31st August 2017

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

That’s summer nearly done then.  Some schools are already back (did you manage to unearth what you needed for Day One under the piles of summer fun?) and others are on the verge of returning to the routine that a September schedule brings.  About time in many cases; the word feral is becoming much used under our roof…If you’re looking for new season inspiration and bright ideas, take a look at our calendar (or feel free to add to it) and good luck getting back in the swing! (read more)

Considering a move?  We have properties for sale and to rent in the postcodes you love and near the schools you have in mind (read more).


Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners



For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom family house on a popular residential street just off Brixton Hill and close to great transport links, with an open plan kitchen/dining room ideal for entertaining and a garden laid with AstroTurf (read more).

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom mid-terraced Edwardian family home ‘Between the Commons’ and well-placed for a number of good state and private schools, extended into the side return and loft with good living space and a south-facing garden with rear access (read more).

For rent with Hamptons International is a 4-bedroom family home off Lavender Hill and close to both Clapham Common and Battersea Park, with a stunning interior and a great sense of light and space as well as a bespoke Roundhouse kitchen leading onto a larger-than-average garden (read more).

If you think you might be a bit of a property expert, then test your knowledge with Portico’s quick 10-question quiz!  Anyone with over 80% will be put in a prize draw for the chance to win a £100 John Lewis voucher and the opportunity to sell their house for free!  Follow this link to try your hand (read more).


September here we come! 

Say goodbye to any end-of-summer blues with Sushi at Skylark, an evening dedicated to girls with sushi, botanical cocktails, mini-manicures and goodie bags.  Sounds like the perfect antidote to the start of autumn! (read more).

The Balham Food Festival is on in late September, so make sure it’s in your diary as you won’t want to miss out on streets filled with delicious food and family-friendly goings-on, not to mention week-long special offers and mouthwatering menus in SW12 (read more).

The Parent Practice is running one of its popular Never Have to Ask Twiceworkshops soon, so if it drives you mad when your children don’t listen to you, ignore you, defy you…then book your place! (read more)

The Nurturing Mums Postnatal Course gets underway on Northcote Road soon – five weeks of one-hour sessions run by experts on sleep, first aid, baby development and weaning.  You’ll meet some fellow mums too! (read more)

New season, new you?  Join a Beginners’ Course in Hatha Yoga at Fresh Ground next week to help you enhance your health and wellbeing for the new season (read more).

If you have a child aged 8 up to 18 who is interested in developing his or her acting, dancing and singing, then they might want to learn with industry professionals at Whitgift’s Saturday Performing Arts programme at the Whitgift Academy of Visual and Performing Arts (read more).


And for the little ones – let the music play…

There’s a Monkey Music Summer Workshop just off Abbeville Road on Saturday for those aged 10 months up to 4.  Bring a responsible grown-up and have a boogaloo! (read more).

Join the NCT in Wimbledon soon for NCT Celebrates, thanking everyone for voting for them in the London Star Awards.  Free music and sing and sign music classes, arts, crafts, coffee and cake (read more). 

Every Friday morning there’s a Family Rhyme Time at The Wandsworth Preschool, a free session for little ones up to two years old and the chance to meet other families with children the same age (read more).

MiniJam is a Junior Academy for Music opening soon, so head to the patch of grass near Wandsworth Common station (read more)  or near Putt in the Park in Battersea Park to find out more at their open day (read more).

A new term of Mini Music Makers gets underway at the Mood Food Café in SW18 next week with sessions for babies and more action-packed goings-on for toddlers (read more).

On a different note, the WenLin Chinese School is offering a full day immersion for anyone wanting to give their classes a go (read more).

A new term of Rugbytots gets underway across the neighbourhood next week, with fun-packed sessions for boys and girls aged two up to seven (read more).

West Hill Day Nursery has an open day in early September to showcase their Pre-school Creative Cooks programme, helping children learn about science and maths in a fun environment (read more).

The Hullabaloo Prints Pop-Up Summer Sale is at Skylark today so wend your way to Wandsworth Common for block printed baby muslins, swaddles, bibs and clothing with up to 40% off.  Of course there’s cake and coffee too… (read more).

The Night Pirates starts at the Rose Theatre in Kingston next weekend, the charming story of a little boy and a cheery crew of girl pirates who adventure across high seas in search of treasure with original songs and swashbuckling aplenty (read more).


And finally…

Roll up, roll up – it’s your last chance to make the most of our brilliant summertime offers and competitions which must come to a close later today. Sniff. From picnic hampers to beauty treatments, fizz to food, take a look and seize the (last) day! (read more).


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


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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