Sushi at Skylark, The London Motor Show and The Bolingbroke Academy Spring Fair: Your What’s On activity guide from NappyValleyNet

Last Updated on : 4th May 2017


Dear NappyValleyNetter, 

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

Hot on the heels of the Easter weekend, the May Day bank holiday always feels like an extra one in the, well, bank.  Tempting as it is to call ‘May Day, May Day’ when you realise you have the whole family to consider for another weekend-like day, it’s always been a good one to kick back, relax and feel a teeny bit smug to be living out a Monday in holiday style.  No matter that we’ve all been a day behind, busily catching up for the rest of the week…One eye on our calendar should help to bring you back up to speed. read more

Bricks and mortar.  Mortar and bricks.  We have homes for sale and to rent in the neighbourhood so start your search with us.  You can even search according to primary school catchment zones rather than just prices and postcodes. read more


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



For sale with Marsh & Parsons is a 5-bedroom Victorian family house on a popular residential street in the heart of Clapham, close to the high street and the wide open spaces of Clapham Common, with over 2,300 sq ft of living space and a large garden leading off the eat-in kitchen. read more

For rent with Rampton Baseley is a 2-bedroom garden flat in immaculate condition with great space, light and good proportions throughout, set on a popular road just off Clapham Common Northside. read more

For rent with Hamptons International is a one-double bedroom maisonette within a private mews close to Battersea Park, modernised throughout with an open-plan reception room with breakfast bar, and ample built-in storage. read more

If you are thinking of selling, letting or Airbnbing your London property, Portico can tell you the estimated price you’d achieve in a few simple clicks with their instant valuation tool.


Spring is in the air – get out there and make the most of the goings-on!

The London Motor Show is ON! Right now! In Battersea Park! It’s on all weekend, so don’t miss out on high octane family fun.  Over 150 vehicles to ogle, motoring legends to meet and the latest tech to test.  Under 11s go free – what are you waiting for!?  Vrrroommm… read more

It’s the Bolingbroke Academy Spring Fair on Saturday filled with international food stalls.  French, Italian, Lebanese and Ecuadorian will fill you up nicely before trying your hand at Karaoke, The Grand National, Penalty Shootout, Photobooth and more, rounding off with an Oddono’s ice cream!  Great community fun just off Northcote Road. read more

Only two weeks to go until the next Sushi at Skylark on Wandsworth Common. Write your Girls’ Night Out onto the home calendar and head out for fabulous food by Sushi maestro, Jin Ho Lim, delicious cocktails and a nail bar. A perfect night dedicated to the women of this district.  Book your ticket now! read more

There’s comedy at the MCT Alleyn’s in Dulwich tomorrow with Kieran Hodgson: Maestro, the return of his second Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated smash-hit character comedy show. read more

Shannon Leone Fowler will be reading from her new book, Traveling with Ghosts, at Clapham Books soon.  It’s a heartbreaking and beautiful memoir, with a Q&A afterwards, book signing and a glass of wine in the garden. read more

The Furzedown Affordable Art Fair is on now with a range of paintings, photographs, drawings and prints from 15 local artists available to buy for £195 or less. read more

There’s a Pregnancy Open Day at The Portland Hospital next week, the chance to look at the facilities, meet the consultant obstetricians, midwives and breastfeeding specialists, and take home a goodie bag with a ‘bump photo’! read more

Curated by Crafted in Wimbledon is on this Saturday with a great range of stalls from local businesses for you to browse as well as children’s craft activity, storytelling and refreshments. read more


From cooking and culture to action and advice

Not just one but two Saturdays of free sessions with Let’s Act Drama School.  Let your little ones go tread those boards.  You never know, it could be the start of their route to stardom (and a happy retirement for you!). read more

It’s the Place of Little Dreams Pop-Up Spring Fair over in Barnes soon offering a magical shopping experience of some unique children’s boutiques, with fizz for grown-ups on the evening opening and storytime for the little ones during the day.  Win-win! read more

This photo’s brilliant! Head to the Omnibus in Clapham Old Town on Saturday for Dough!, a fun family show full of amazing sights, smells and sounds as Franky gets in a doughy mess making loaves, naan bread, croissants and chapattis! For under 8s with a stay & play afterwards. read more

If one of yours is about to leave for uni, Ready, Steady, Bake at The Avenue Cookery School will teach them how to cook delicious and nutritious dishes on a budget, with this session including carrot cake (veg!) and Red Velvet Cupcakes. read more

If May half term is starting to nudge your sub-conscious (more of that next week), then make the most of an early bird booking offer with Little Voices. They’ll be having fun working on and performing Matilda – who will be the dreaded Mrs Trunchbull?! read more

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch at Omnibus in Clapham is for little ones aged 3 and up.  What could stop the seagulls pecking?  Stop them eating my lunch!  Packed with live music and audience participation, music, mayhem and mustard! read more

Make the most of the/some warmer days by heading to Wandsworth Common for Open Air Fit’s 45 Minute Burner Class.  Fast moving, non-stop, high intensity exercise on a Wednesday morning.  And the best bit?  It’s over in 45 minutes! read more

Little Print Jewellery is holding a pop-up at Skylark next week ready to take bespoke prints for jewellery (Father’s Day in June!) as well as their Liberty print fabric pieces. read more

Nurturing Mums starts another 5-week postnatal course in Earlsfield soon with practical advice on sleep, weaning, development and first aid. read more

The Barnes Children’s Literature Festival is approaching so grab your budding wordsmiths and head SW13 way for an amazing array of writing and reading talent, workshops, readings, talks and many more page-turning plans. read more

Author of children’s maths books, Kjartan Poskitt, will be in Clapham Old Town soon for the Murderous Maths Kids Comedy Show, with maths, tricks, strange fact, illusions, jokes and tons of audience participation.  For those aged 9 and up, it’s described as ‘a stand-up Maths routine that has the children and teachers in fits of laughter’. read more


May means Open Days for many…

Broomwood Hall Pre-Prep Open Day – Garrad’s Road read more

Cumnor House School for Boys read more

Dolphin School Open Mornings read more

Finton House Open Morning read more

Noah’s Ark Nursery Open Mornings read more

Northcote Lodge Open Day read more

The Roche School Open Morning read more

The White House Preparatory School & Woodentops Kindergarten read more

Treetops Nursery read more

Wandsworth Prep School Open Morning read more

Wandsworth Prep Taster Day (Years 1 to 5) read more

Woldingham School Open Day read more

Woldingham School Y5 Sleepover/Taster read more


That’s it!  Have fun and keep the May days bright and busy with our What’s On calendar close at hand. read more


Annabel & the NappyValleyNet team 


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