A Super Summer Summary: Your What’s On guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 21st July 2016

Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

This week we thought we’d keep it simple.  School’s out.  Summer’s here.  We’re sure you’ve got it all under control, but even the most organised diary needs the occasional injection of inspiration or alternative rainy day ideas (and let’s face it, we’ve had plenty of those).  So, here’s a super summer summary (try saying that fast) for you to dip into whenever the need arises, the urge takes you, or you actually have three minutes to read (rare, we know!).  Quick, bite-sized nuggets of helpfulness. (click here)

House hunting?  Take a look at our property pages with PrimeLocation and four local estate agents, which have all the homes available in the area for sale or to rent as well as handy maps with school catchment distances clearly laid out, just in case you might be thinking about primary schools when you make your next move. (click here)


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



For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 2-bedroom light and airy split-level apartment with a west-facing garden and just moments from the restaurants and amenities of Northcote Road. …click here for more details

Available to rent with Rampton Baseley is a 5-bedroom house on one of the most sought after roads off Battersea Rise, with over 2,000 sqft of living space and extended into both the side return and the loft with a particularly good layout for family living, as well as a 48ft garden. …click here for more details

For sale with Hamptons International is a 5-bedroom semi-detached Victorian family house on one of the most popular streets in Abbeville Village and near to Clapham Common, with fantastic living space and a south-facing landscaped garden.

…click here for more details

For sale with Portico is a 1-bedroom period maisonette on a popular road between Brixton Hill and Clapham Park, presented in excellent condition with a new bathroom, its own private garden and the potential to extend. …click here for more details


So, that little thing called the long summer holidays!  Deep breath.  Here goes…

The Little Gym Wandsworth & Fulham will have them flicking and flacking, forward-rolling, balancing and hand-standing their way through each morning at their Summer Camps.  Fun mixed with brilliant coordination skills and friendship-building will have them leaping with joy! …click here for more details 

The Central London Golf Centre Summer Junior Golf Camps on Burntwood Lane will have children from the age of 6 and up working on their swings and getting to grips with the clubs, possibly even finding the new Rory McIlroy.  Why not join them afterwards for a round of Adventure Golf on their new course! …click here for more details

Open Air Fit Multi-Sports Camps offer fun-packed mornings of fresh air, wide open space and too many different sports to list here! From football to lacrosse, athletics to obstacle courses, this sounds like fun in the sun for your little one(s)! …click here for more details

All Star Tennis Camps are running sessions all over SW London from Putney to Tooting and Wandsworth to Earlsfield, hopefully picking up where Wimbledon left off and filling our children with the love of tennis while unearthing the next British champ! …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 in Clapham North with 6-weeks of sessions this holidays. …click here for more details

Any keen runners might like to join in on the Running Start Summer Camps on Wandsworth Common each Tuesday and Thursday morning.  Drop-in and just one and a half hours, they’ll learn good running technique, agility, endurance and coordination while having fun.  And there’s always Skylark just right there if you want a caffeine injection while they train..! …click here for more details

SW Sports Holiday Camps up on Clapham Common near the tennis courts offer all sorts of sports for 4 to 12 year olds, with the option of all day tennis or all day football for over 6s. Start ’em young! …click here for more details

Summer Athletics Training run by Herne Hill Harriers at the Tooting Bec Athletics Track is on each morning of the holidays for four hours of running, field sports and tactics at an amazing price.  Calling all mini Jessicas, Mos and Gregs! …click here for more details

Fit4Kidz Multi Sports Summer Camp is in full swing on Wandsworth Common with half day or full day options.  Either way, boys and girls over 4 will have a fun-filled energetic time of it out in the lovely fresh air! …click here for more details

Trying to contain myself on this one.  There’s not one, not two, but three chances to join in on a Cheerleading Workshop at Eddie Catz.  The first one’s in Putney, so dust of your pom-poms and be ready to learn a routine packed with stunts, jumps and a chant they’ll probably never forget! …click here for more details

For the smaller ones, Amanda’s Action Club will be full of music and action all summer long on Wandsworth Common. Come rain (indoors) or shine (outdoors), they can sing, wiggle and laugh to the tunes with big siblings welcome to join in the fun. …click here for more details

If they’re nimble with a thimble, how about the Sewing School Summer Holidayswhere they’ll get to grips with sewing by hand as well as with a sewing machine and make something of their own each day, be it an accessory, a room decoration or a piece of clothing. Could they find the new Vivienne? …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

Actors Alive Summer Workshops are for children aged 5 to 7 and will bring alive the story of The Sandman on the stage, with friends and families invited along on the last day to be part of the audience as the tale is played out. …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

Funky Moves Kids Art & Dance Summer Club are running three holiday courses this summer, so go to one or go to all, and come out full of some fabulous funky moves and crafty capers. High energy, high octane fun makes for a bunch of happy children! …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 the Scarecrow.  Who’ll be the Wicked Witch of the West?  That face, that long hair, that frantic pedalling…still scared after all these years! …click here for more details

Talking of the Wizard of Oz, it’s being screened in the open air tonight at Royal Trinity Hospice, so tap those glittery red heels together and you’ll be there in a flash with a bar and snack stalls on hand to ease you through the scary witch scenes… …click here for more details

Upbeat Summer Holiday Course is run in Fulham by the original London Pop & Rock School for a jam-packed week of singing, dancing, recording, songwriting, electric guitars, drums and performance.  They’ll have a blast and be hooked for life.  Now where to put that drum kit… …click here for more details

Et Patati Patata 100% French Summer Camp will pack every day with all things French for 4 to 14 year olds in two age groups – les petits et les grands. Fun, games, activities and all en francais – chouette! …click here for more details

Any future Einsteins out there?  They might just love the Mad Science Summer Clubwhere their imagination and curiosity will be well and truly sparked (just before being 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 great start to the autumn term for those in Years 3 to 7. …click here for more details

Spark the imaginations and storytelling skills of 6 to 12 year olds in engaging sessions led by a published author at Yellowbird Education Creative Writing Workshop. Their use of powerful adjectives 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. Brilliant for every child and probably quite a few adults too! …click here for more details

The hills are alive with the sound of children from 7 to 17 having the time of their lives.  The Swiss Alps, in fact! Camp Suisse Session Four is fast-approaching, but you’re not too late to join in.  Action-packed adventure with friendships and language learning thrown in for the best summer yet. …click here for more details.  And if you’re keen, don’t miss our very lovely 20% off! (click here)

Live at Wimbledon Park is a new festival in, you guessed it, Wimbledon Park, at the end of August. Three days of classical and jazz performances and plenty of family-friendly goings-on, from The City of London Sinfonia to the Wimbledon Food & Drink Festival and the much-loved Horrible Histories live on stage on the Monday. …click here for more details  Psst.  You can win a family ticket to the Monty Pythonesque Horrible Historiesright here. Never say we don’t treat you..! (click here)

Splash Fest is an RNLI aqua obstacle festival on one day only in Battersea Park in early August.  Arrive ready to get wet and embark on the Bubbly Brook with a maze and live music from the bandstand, a Slip-Slide Stream with toboggan-style water slides, and a Splash ‘n Shoot where you’ll dodge water fountains before taking aim yourself. Brilliant family fun! …click here for more details Psst (again). You can win a family ticket to Splash Festthanks to our competition right here. More treats..! (click here)

How about a bounce? The new Flip Out trampoline park just off Garratt Lane is proving to be a big hit with both young and old! Perfect for a rainy day – or anytime in fact! – and you’ll have some happy, bouncing children on your hands. …click here for more details

If you’ve never been to Hobbledown, just a short jaunt down the A3, it’s a great place for a family adventure for whatever ages you may have in your gang. From admiring the otters, alpacas, goats and bunnies, to clambering around the inside Play Barn, bouncing on the Jumping Pillows or scaling the heady heights of the Tree Top Adventure, you’ll have a blast, and we haven’t even mentioned the Zorbs yet… …click here for more details

Back by popular demand First Aid For Life are running a one-off First Aid for Teenagers course this Summer Holiday. Learn how to help each other in an emergency, on Tuesday 26 July (10am-1pm) at our fantastic training venue in Balham. Book with a friend to enjoy 10% discount for two or more, using code: group …click here for details


And for those of you who are pregnant or with babies…

The Parent and Baby Coach is holding a Baby Sleep and Routine Workshop next week covering the basics of your little one’s sleep patterns and routines, including good sleep training tips and how to break bad habits.  Help is at hand! …click here for more details

And Bump and Baby Club is holding two get togethers soon.  The first is a Pregnancy Yoga and Picnic on Wandsworth Common with the lunch provided by the lovely Skylark, (click here),  and the second is Sunset Pregnancy Pilates with Mocktails and Canapés at The Exhibit.  Both sound fabulous.  Can I borrow a bump!? …click here for more details

That’s it. Whatever you do, may you and yours have a great time, and there’s even more out there!  Here’s the link to our What’s On section again, just in case you’re ever in need. (click here)


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team xx

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