Summer, summer, summertime. Your What’s On Summer Round-Up from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 30th June 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

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

Someone once said to me, the older you get the faster it goes (time, that is).  Well I must be getting on a bit this year because it seems to be going by faster than ever before.  So, as school holidays are almost here, we thought we’d do a round-up of summer clubs, camps and activities to either help you get in the mood for the weeks ahead, or to help you get your plans and head straight.  Flippers, check.  Snorkel, check.  Swimsuit tightly secured, check.  Dive on in!  And for even more ideas and goings-on, keep this link close at hand and a regular eye on our calendar. (click here)


Considering a move?  If so, then take a look at our property pages which we bring to you with PrimeLocation and four local estate agents.  We also have primary school catchment zones, so if you happen to be thinking about schools, then we can tell you how many metres it is from front door to school gate. (click here)


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



For sale with Hamptons International is a 6-bedroom Victorian family house, fully extended and newly refurbished throughout with wonderful living and entertaining space and a south-facing garden, set on the Heaver Estate near to Balham. …click here for more details

For sale with Rampton Baseley is a 6-bedroom detached, early Victorian family home on the ‘Toast Rack’ near Wandsworth Common, with a wrap around garden, a gated driveway with space for a number of cars, and an excavated basement with a family room, a gym, a wine room and guest bedrooms. …click here for more details

For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 3-bedroom maisonette in the heart of Clapham Old Town and just moments from Clapham Common, recently refurbished and light, bright and spacious with a south-facing garden. …click here for more details

For sale with Portico is 2-bedroom garden flat in a handsome townhouse set between Clapham North and Brixton, superbly presented with a contemporary kitchen and lovely garden, and with no onward chain. …click here for more details


Starting with summer treats soon to be on our streets..

Pupils at Heathbrook Primary School have been growing fruit, veg and plants in their wildlife garden, and they’ll selling them at Venn Street Market in Clapham this Saturday.  Go along to support the Clapham Leaf Club and buy (then eat) your greens!…click here for more details

This Sunday at the Chivalry Road playground, there’s a family BBQ in aid of KIDS. Just £5 for adults and children over 12 (under 12s free) will buy you lunch, drinks and an afternoon filled with child-friendly activities!  Zip wire and space hopper races for starters – never mind the children, it sounds fab! …click here for more details

Big Screen on the Green is a brilliant weekend of super summertime sport being played out on giant screens in Parsons Green.  Wimbledon, the British Grand Prix and Euro 2016; take your pick and snap up a fab 20% off thanks to Portico (plus the chance to win free tickets – yay!). If you can’t be in SW19, Silverstone or France, then get you to SW6! …click here for more details

The South West Songbirds will be in full voice performing ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’ in Earlsfield soon, from Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Thames String Quartet to music by Gershwin, Chilcott and The Beatles.  Take a rug, a picnic and some fizz for the interval! …click here for more details

Head to the Fircroft Primary School Summer Fayre and you’ll be helping them to celebrate their 120th anniversary, including a bouncy castle and an inflatable fun run, plus the ‘Balloon Man’, games zone, pamper zone and food, glorious food! …click here for more details

It’s time for the Get Active Wandsworth Festival soon, an action-packed afternoon in King George’s Park with an incredible array of sports and games on offer for all the family, including a climbing wall, parkour, street dance, bike maintenance and sport demos.  And it’s all free! …click here for more details

Don’t miss the Northcote Road Summer Fete on Sunday 10th July.  Start the day with a healthy dose of community spirit, then grab a Pimms while you meander down the heart of Nappy Valley, taking in stalls, performances, food and drink, plus fairground rides and that giant screen to watch the Wimbledon Men’s Final. …click here for more details


Summer’s almost here.  As promised, here we go…!

The Little Gym Wandsworth & Fulham will have them flicking and flacking, hand-standing and arab-springing their way through each morning.  A whole lot of fun with brilliant coordination skills being well honed in the process. …click here for more details

Champs Junior Fitness is run by an ex national champion boxer (and dad of three) and will offer children from 8 to 12 a safe, educational and super-fun fitness environment.  I feel the Rocky theme tune coming on… …click here for more details

All Star Tennis Camps have the advantage of covering the area, from Putney to Tooting and Wandsworth to Earlsfield, with their love of tennis and search for the next British star! …click here for more details

Open Air Fit Multi-Sports Camps offer fun-packed mornings of fresh air, wide open space and countless different sports to get stuck into.  Maybe they even play stuck-in-the-mud (wouldn’t be hard on Wandsworth Common currently!) …click here for more details

The Central London Golf Centre Summer Junior Golf Camps will inspire children from the age of 6 and up to work on that swing and get to grips with a game that they could be playing for a lifetime. …click here for more details

SW Sports Holiday Camps run by Julian Cousins up at the Clapham Common ‘Bowling green’ area, offer a variety of sports for those aged 4 up to 12, with the option of all day tennis or all day football for over 6s. Any future England saviours out there? …click here for more details

Summer Athletics Training run by Herne Hill Harriers at Tooting Bec Track is back and raring to take on the 100m, 200m, 400m and beyond, with some javelin throwing and long jumps along the way. …click here for more details

It’s not too late to sign up for the joys of what lies in wait on Camp Suisse Session Three or Four.  Action-packed adventure in the green and verdant lands of the Swiss Alps, with friendships and language learning thrown in for 7-17 year olds. …click here for more details.  Oh, and did we mention a lovely 20% off? (click here)


Music, dance, drama and art

Don’t miss Live at Wimbledon Park on the late August bank holiday.  An all-new festival with three days of classical and jazz performances and plenty of family-friendly goings-on, you’ll be spoilt for choice from the City of London Sinfonia to the Wimbledon Food & Drink Festival and Horrible Histories. …click here for more details

Let’s Act Summer Camp plans to put on a ‘Play in a Week’ for those aged from 4 up to 16 working with singing and acting teachers to improve on their skills in the performing arts.  Perhaps a new star will be born. …click here for more details

Kids Art & Dance Funky Moves Summer Club will be taking The Bedford in Balham by storm again with their super-fun mix of dance moves and crafty capers to keep the children entertained. …click here for more details

Neal’s Nurseries Garden Centre near Wandsworth Common runs a Young Gardeners’ Club twice a month on Saturday mornings for children aged from 5 up to 10.   Gardening, crafting, planting and learning, and the last one pre-summer break is coming up soon. Brace those green fingers! …click here for more details

Printmaking and Mixmedia at Lavender Leonardos is ideal for anyone with a passion for art as well as those who are a bit older and busy building portfolios with different and interesting pieces. …click here for more details

Little Voices’ ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Summer Camp will take them on a journey treading the boards with Dorothy and Toto, the Tin Man and more.  Just don’t mention the Wicked Witch of the West.  She still scares me. …click here for more details

Upbeat Summer Holiday Course will have them singing, dancing, recording, songwriting and performing, maybe even on the electric guitar or drums. Glasto may be over, but for some the journey’s only just begun. …click here for more details

Un peu de français, peut-être? Et Patati Patata 100% French Summer Camp will pack every day with all things French for 4-14 year olds in two age groups – les petits et les grands. …click here for more details

Do you have a budding mad scientist on your hands?  They might just love the Mad Science Summer Club where their imagination and curiosity will be not just sparked but also set alight! …click here for more details

Confidence & Resilience Courses with Role Models will involve plenty of fun and games while building friendships and new strengths for a happy summer and a happy start to the autumn term for Years 3 to 7. …click here for more details

Build on the storytelling skills of 6 to 12 year olds in fun and engaging sessions led by a published author at Yellowbird Education Creative Writing Workshop, and their use of power words and descriptive writing will soar! …click here for more details

The Magic Link Handwriting Course will teach joined-up, cursive handwriting in 30 simple steps.  Do you think I’m too old to join in? …click here for more details


And finally..

If you’re feeling in need of a laugh, it’s not long to wait now until the Balham Comedy Festival and you can read more about it right here. (click here). There’s nothing more to say – I’ll leave the one-liners and the punchlines to the professionals. …click here for more details


That’s it.  Whatever you do, and whatever you decide to book for the children, be sure to have plenty of summer fun! (click here).




Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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