Welcome to your weekly What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet!
Did you hit the ground running last week or was it a bit more of a stumble, fall, collapse, drag yourself up and try that again? If so, rest assured you’re not alone. With the tight scheduling real life versus summertime brings, it can be tricky to get back on track. The alarm clock hasn’t seen such early hours for some time and as we stumble around the house, I imagine the same bleary-eyed, bed-haired comedy sketch playing out under many a Nappy Valley roof. Our calendar is all set for the new season though and it’s full steam ahead whenever you feel ready to hop on board (read more).
New bricks and mortar? If you’re on the property hunt, start your search with us. Not only do we have homes for sale and to rent in the area but we have school catchments too, so you’ll know distance from front door to school gate in just a few clicks (read more).
Take a look at these homes from our Preferred Property Partners
For sale with Hamptons International is a 4-bedroom semi-detached house on one of the most sought after roads in Clapham Old Town, beautifully refurbished with flexible living and entertaining space, a 155ft garden and off-street parking (read more).
For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom contemporary mews house in a converted Victorian piano factory close to Clapham Common, in stunning condition and set in a private gated development with off-street parking (read more).
For sale through Portico is a 2-bedroom flat overlooking Wandsworth Common and close to Northcote Road, with bright living space and its own private garden plus off-street parking and chain-free (read more).
For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 4-bedroom double-fronted detached Victorian family home on one of the most sought after roads ‘Between the Commons’, offering excellent lateral space and a completely refurbished interior, close to many popular state and private schools (read more).
It’s all go this weekend – at the ready…!
It’s the Bellevue Road Summer Fair on Saturday! The buzz will be back in the neighbourhood after the summer and with over 40 stalls, a music stage, street food, children’s activities and the ever-popular dog show, you won’t want to miss out (read more).
The tenth Tooting Foodival will be busy celebrating all things local, home-grown and home-cooked. A fabulously foodie, fun and free family afternoon packed with stalls, competitions, arts, crafts and music down SW17 way (read more).
The Grand Plaque Unveiling and Summerstown182 Celebration is on Garratt Lane on Saturday. See the making of history in action and hear about the Copenhagen Running Grounds, a major venue for ‘Pedestrianism’ in London from 1853 to 1864. Plus there’ll be fabulous art on display by pupils at Smallwood Primary and Burntwood School (read more).
It’s Open House London this weekend when hundreds of buildings throw open their doors and welcome us all in for a good look, and we have a chance to have a tour around one of the capital’s most iconic buildings right here in our midst. Don your hard hat and prepare to ooh and aaah behind the scenes at Battersea Power Station (read more).
And another Open House London door to be opening is Streatham & Clapham High School’s newly built Sixth Form Centre. Call in to admire the architecture and the views! (read more)
Fresh new ideas for a bright term ahead
Orleans House Gallery is running exciting weekly after school workshops for budding young artists (read more).
Or head to Skylark on Thursday afternoons for Picassos in the Park Art Courses for young creatives aged 5 to 10 (read more).
Get your Tuesdays off to an energising start with a Physio-led Dynamic Yoga Flow session that will build your strength, stamina, flexibility and relaxation (read more).
Or weekly Thursday morning therapeutic Restorative Gong Bath sessions in Balham for parents and babies. Mats, cushions and blankets provided. Sounds cosy, and it’s near Waitrose! (read more)
Cookease cookery sessions for children aged 2 to 4 near Wandsworth Common teach little ones to really love food as well as get their hands mucky making their own creations! (read more)
The latest Nurturing Mums Postnatal Course gets underway in Earlsfield this morning and runs for five weeks (read more). If you’ve missed this one, there’s another starting soon down SW12 way. Last few places available and a great way to meet other local parents (read more).
Interested in volunteering? There’s a new course starting soon in Teddington for Home Start, which offers support and friendship for families in Richmond and Kingston (read more).
The Parent Practice’s workshops are back on this September with their ever-popularNever Have to Ask Twice coming up soon. Say no more… (read more).
Our School Open Day round-up
Alleyn’s Junior School Open Event (read more).
Alleyn’s School Open Event (read more)
Bolingbroke Academy Open Day (read more).
Broomwood Hall Pre-Prep Open Day, Ramsden Road (read more).
Broomwood Hall Pre-Prep Open Day, Garrad’s Road (read more).
Broomwood Hall Upper School (read more)
Dulwich College Open Morning (read more).
Dulwich College Junior School Open Morning (read more).
Eaton House Belgravia Pre-Prep Open Day (read more).
Eaton House Belgravia Prep Open Day (read more).
Eaton House The Manor Open Day (read more).
Eaton Square Upper School (read more).
Elmhurst School for Boys Open Morning (read more).
Emanuel School Open Day (read more).
Ernest Bevin College Open Event (read more).
Falconbrook Primary School Open Morning (read more).
Hornsby House School Open Morning (read more).
James Allen’s Girls’ School Open Morning (read more).
King’s College School Open Morning (read more).
Newton Prep Open Day (read more).
Northcote Lodge Open Day (read more).
Oakwood School and Nursery Open Morning (read more).
Oliver House School Open Day (read more).
Parkgate House School Open Day (read more).
Peregrines Pre-Preparatory Open Day (read more).
Royal Russell Open Morning (read more).
Southmead Primary Nursery Open Morning (read more).
Streatham & Clapham Prep School Open Morning (read more).
Streatham & Clapham High School Open Morning (read more).
Sutton High School Open Morning (read more).
Thames Christian School Open Morning (read more).
The Cedars School Open Day (read more).
The Laurels School Open Event (read more).
The Roche School (read more).
Trinity School Open Morning (read more).
Wandsworth Prep School Open Morning (read more).
Whitgift School Open Morning (read more).
Wimbledon High School Senior Open Morning (read more).
Woldingham School Open Morning (read more).
We have a new crop of fabulous NappyValleyNet exclusive offers and competitions. How about a room makeover thanks to Paint the Town Green, a watercolour portrait by Charlotte Ashenden, a series of PT sessions at The Train Station or a signed copy of Natasha Corrett’s Honestly Healthy cookbook? Or free tickets to the Homebuilding & Renovating Show, fabulous family offers from Turquoise (you know you want to), a free copy of First Aid for Life’s Burns, Falls and Emergency Calls or two home delivery OddBox wonky veg boxes at a whopping 50% off (read more).
That’s it. Whatever you decide to do, have fun! (click here)
Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx