What's On in Putney

Here’s our pick of the best activities on offer in and around Putney this month


Teddy Tennis Summer Term
Summer term camps will run for 12 weeks from the 17th April until the 16th July. 

Teddy Tennis Address:
Battersea Park, East Carriage Drive London SW11 4NJ

May half term
Tuesday 30th May - June 2nd
09:00-09:45 (2-3 years) 
10:00-12:00 (3-5 years) 
13:00-15:00 (5-7 years) 

Summer camps
July 24th until 1st September
09:00-09:45 (2-3 years) 
10:00-12:00 (3-5 years) 
13:00-15:00 (5-7 years) 

Sunday 11th & 8th June - The Arches - Queen of the East

Breastfeeding support 
This is a support group for mothers to gain skills from the health visiting team on how to successfully breastfeed their baby. These groups are for mothers to access whose babies are over the age of 10 days. If they need help…
St. Michael's Church
71 Wimbledon Park Road
SW18 5TT
Mondays: 1pm - 2:30pm

Pub in the Park is coming back to Chiswick! 

Sign up to their newsletter to access their ticket presale and for music line-up announcements. 

The UK's biggest touring food and music festival curated by Michelin-starred chef, Tom Kerridge is coming back to Chiswick House and Gardens for an epic festival weekend on 1-3 September!

Sign up to their newsletter to access their ticket presale & for music line-up announcements. Sign up here


Read our reviews of TJ’s Gymnastics Club here


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Storytime Online
While Libraries were closed, Local Mums Online ran Storytimes Online every Wednesday. We have a catalogue of Storytimes available for children to watch anytime here

(some activities are term-time only, please check with providers’ contact details listed before attending) 

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The Southwest Songbirds Online

Despite social distancing and the unprecedented challenges that the coronavirus pandemic faces us all with, The Southwest Songbirds (Earlsfield’s favourite ladies’ choir) have still been rehearsing for our summer concert, only now we’ve taken it online! Our repertoire offers our usual mix of music, with something for everyone, and ranges from Gustav Holst’s Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda (a lovely and unusual classical piece) through to Adele’s Skyfall from the Bond film, along with another Bond favourite, Diamonds are Forever, and also includesEdward Elgar and even Billy Joel – and there’s more to come.

We’ll be rehearsing using Zoom, with pre-recorded guide tracks and our musical director, Polly May, conducting us live once a week! Once we’ve all learnt the repertoire we’ll be recording ourselves singing and Polly will work her magic to pull together a virtual concert which everyone can enjoy online. Every concert we do raises money for a really good cause and this one’s no different – we’re raising money for Shelter, the homelessness charity, who help millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal services, and who have experienced a sharp increase in the number of calls for help during the coronavirus crisis, from people worried about losing their jobs, their homes and keeping their family safe.

So, if you’re a soprano, second soprano or alto and interested in joining us, the more the merrier, as up to 100 people can join the 40-minute sessions allowed by the free Zoom download. The cost for the term is £50 per household, and proceeds (after costs) from this subscription will be donated to the charity.

All you need to do is…

be able to read music - sign up  by emailing swsongbirds@gmail.combe able to download Zoom on a laptop or tablet (we’ll send you instructions) - be able to access Dropbox from the link we’ll send you to download the music and backing tracks

Please pass this on to anyone you think might like to join, and if you have more than one Songbird in your household, mothers / daughters / sisters / housemates are welcome to join in – subscription is per household!

The Southwest Songbirds is a friendly and fun, all-female community-based choir, in Earlsfield.

Our musical director, Polly May, set up the choir in 2013 to bring together women from South West London to sing a varied repertoire, both secular and sacred, at two concerts a year. The choir rehearses and performs at St Andrew’s Church, on the corner of Garratt Lane and Waynflete Street in Earlsfield SW18.

Our winter concerts feature seasonal and Christmassy-music and never fail to get everyone in the festive spirit! Our summer concerts are very varied and have featured modern choral favourites, songs from the musicals, pop songs, and classical choral pieces, to name but a few. We choose a different charity / good cause to support with every concert, and have raised funds for many different good causes, including Get Further, Hackney Pirates, Sound Minds, Housing for Women, Ben Thapa Foundation, Just Shelter, stem4, Gutsy Gastros, First Touch, Earlsfield Foodbank, SANE, Somerset Flood Funds, Philippines Typhoon Fund

There is no audition and, although it does help, you don’t have to be able to read music – all we really ask is that you bring your enthusiasm and commitment! Music is provided and there is a reasonable termly fee to cover expenses.

For more information, please email Polly at swsongbirds@gmail.com, and come along one Monday night to have a listen and say hello – we’d love to meet you!

***Please note some activities below are postponed due to Covid-19***

Great FREE events are regularly on at Wandsworth Town Library 

Your child would need to be a member of Wandsworth Libraries or you can sign up for a library card on the day. Ideally, we hope that you borrow a minimum of 5 books each, although as a member you can borrow up to 20 items for 3 weeks. Books are free to borrow except DVDs, which cost £1.00 to hire for a week.

We also run free story times regularly for older children 2 - 5 year old on Fridays at 10 am. Pop in and see what else we have to offer.

Regular events throughout the year

Rhyme times: Tuesdays  9.45am – 10.05am and 2.00pm – 2.20pm for 0 – 2 year old

Story times:  Fridays 10.00am – 10.20am for 2 – 5 year old

Sign up your babies 0 - 2 years for the Mini Challenge; Collect a folder, stickers, a certificate and enter into a prize draw.

Come and sing Nursery rhymes with us every Tuesdays for 20 minutes at 9.45am and 2pm



Opposite Debenhams - Southside
11 Garratt Lane, London SW18 4AQ
Tel – 020 8877 1742 

Entry is free, but please reserve your place either at the Library or by phone on 020 8877 1742 or by email – wandsworthtown.library@gll.org

Have a look on our website for other services offered to a wide range of people 



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The Ellendel School of Speech and Drama
Speech and Drama classes for ages 4-18.
Students have the option to take LAMDA examinations in Acting, Verse and Prose, Public Speaking and Reading for Performance. We have a 100% pass rate.
Small group classes where the individual needs of each student are met.
Classes are run by highly qualified teachers of Speech and Drama who have years of experience.
Our classes help to build the confidence, communication skills, creativity and critical thinking of our students in a fun, safe and encouraging environment.
A complimentary trial lesson and sibling discount offered.

Laura McHale/Laura McLoughlin

The Ellendel School of Speech and Drama
Tel: 07732199850 
Email: info@ellendel.co.uk 

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The Harmonic Minors is a youth choir open to everyone from Year 4 upwards. We sing a wide range of music, perform at church services and concerts, and work towards ABRSM singing exams. It’s a great way to make new friends as well as learning a lot about singing, and it’s completely free to join. The Harmonic Minors rehearse every Tuesday and sing at Sunday services around 3 times a term. They are directed by Katy Silverman, Assistant Director of Music at St Mary’s Church, who is a professional organist and experienced teacher. To find out more, come along to our first rehearsal of term on 11th September, or get in touch with Katy at harmonic.minors@parishofputney.co.uk.

Tuesday 6.30-7.30, St Mary’s Church, Putney, SW15 1SN 


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Where Pupils Thrive

Thames Christian School is the choice for parents who want their child to achieve academically and thrive holistically in a smaller, relational and diverse learning environment. Our independent secondary school delivers high quality tailored education and dedicated pastoral care so that pupils can achieve great grades, good character and become the best they can be.

Located near Clapham Junction, our school is accessible from a wide area of London and the surrounding counties. From September 2020 it will be accommodated in a new purpose-built facility with a three stream entry and our own sixth form.

We warmly invite you to come and experience our vibrant school and see for yourself how your child could thrive here. Our next OPEN MORNING is on: SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER from 10.00 - 13.00 (with Head’s talk at 11.45) when you will have the opportunity to be shown round by our pupils and meet staff.

ISI quotes March 2015

"Behaviour is excellent and pupils feel safe, secure, valued and well supported."

“Performance across the subject range at GCSE is markedly higher than that predicted from their prior attainment.”

"Almost all pupils achieve places at their first choice of schools or colleges for post-16 education, some achieving scholarships at highly competitive independent schools."


#PassionforLearning #PreparationforLife


Joimove Babies
Award Winning Babywearing Community Dance Class 
Every Wednesday 10:30-11:30am

Ensign House, 
Battersea Reach, 
Clove Hitch Quay, 
London SW18 

Joimove Babies is a low impact dance class for adults with babies from 8 weeks to 18 months.

Through Joimove Babies, you can meet new friends, discover wonderful benefits of babywearing dancing, introduce your baby to new styles of music and movement including salsa, belly, swing and ballet.

Joimove Babies classes aim to bring people together, sharing the benefits of dancing and parenting by creating a positive and social atmosphere for everyone and promote safe baby wearing.

Eszter Szalma 
Tel: 07715476466


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20% discount for Local Mums at Ultimate Shape Fitness
Email kasia.m@me.com

I look forward to hearing from you, 

Women Fitness Specialist Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach 


Tel: 07779794041

SwingTrain: Putney - Mondays 1.15pm at St Marys Church

A high-intensity dance cardio workout inspired by the joyful, energetic sounds of Charleston, Swing, Gospel, Electro Swing and Hot Jazz. 

These total body exercise classes are suitable for all levels of fitness and the music is so infectious that you won’t even realise you’re burning up to 500 calories an hour!  Your friendly instructor Beth will lead you through a series of fun, follow-along moves and interactive choreography guaranteed to get you sweating and smiling.

For more information contact: 
Beth Peters
Tel: 07742 778713
Email: bethanpeters@hotmail.co.uk 
Facebook: SwingTrain Putney 

Baby Cinema 
Tara Theatre  is the perfect place to leave behind your stresses, escape from the everyday and lose yourself in a great film in our peaceful setting.

While you are at Tara, we’ll do everything we can to make you and your baby feel welcome and comfortable including softer volume, slightly brighter lights and our café open all throughout the film so you can pop out for refreshments at any time. 

AGE: Parents/guardians and babes in arms (under the age of 12 months)

*Please book you and your baby a ticket! Babies are free of course, but this is for capacity purposes. 

**As we have limited space, we recommend you bring your baby in a sling as we can only fit in a small number of buggies inside the theatre

Katie Robson
Tara Theatre 
Tel: 020 8333 4457
Tara Theatre, 
356 Garratt Lane, 
SW18 4ES

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Local childcare consultancy 
Charlotte & Louise are running an event in Putney at the Putney Studio and Community Hall on Disraeli Road on the 4th February 2017 to help new and expectant parents manage everything to do with newborns’ sleep. 

"The event is called 'The Big Sleep Event’,” explains Charlotte, a Norland trained nanny who set up the childcare consultacy with fellow Norland nanny Louise. “It is a unique event aimed at expectant parents or those with a newborn. It encompasses everything that can impact upon the sleep of baby, with specialists and guest speakers to help parents get baby into a good routine.”

Charlotte & Louise run practical workshops based in and around South West London as well as private in-house workshops which are held from the comfort of your own home.  

"We are thrilled to have excellent specialists and guest speakers to help mums get baby into a good routine and get everybody having a better night's sleep!” adds Louise. 

Guest speakers include Beth Graham, a very talented and experienced midwife and lactation consultant (IBCLC), Lulu Johnson Becker, a specialist Women’s Health and Paediatric Physiotherapist and Pilar Manzanaro, founder of Purple Carrot Nutrition, a food and nutrition consultancy focusing on supporting health and wellbeing through a well-balanced, nutritious diet.

To find out more about the guest speakers and get booked on now as Charlotte and Louise have very limited spaces, head to: http://www.charlotteandlouise.co.uk/the-big-sleep-event

Read Local Mums’ reviews of Charlotte & Louise

Charlotte Scarbrow and Louise Garvey
Tel: 07814872419
Email: charlotteandlouiseltd@gmail.com
Charlotte & Louise
Instagram: @charlotteandlouise
Twitter: @babynatter
Pinterest: @charlotteandlouise

Tumble time play sessions
Putney Leisure Centre, 
Putney London SW15 1BL
9.45am til 11am. 

NCT - Monthly Coffee Morning
Cafe at the Cottage, Stevenage Road, (Fulham Football Grounds), London SW6

Monthly Coffee Morning - First Wednesday of the Month. 10am until 12noon Monthly event suitable for parents to be, new mums and dads or if you are a new parent to the area Great morning out for all mums and dads. This is our monthly event that gives you the opportunity to meet other local parents. The branch will have all the details of what is happening locally that month so a super start to finding out what's to do and meet other mums and dads. Venue - Cafe at the Cottage (Fulham Football Club) Stevenage Road, next to the Statue of Johnny Haynes. Join us at the historic surroundings of Craven Cottage neighbouring the scenic Bishop’s Park and River Thames, just perfect for a walk before or after. For more details please contact Angela - parentcoordinator@nctputneyfulham.org

NCT Wimbledon & District
The NCT offers support, information and friendship to parents and parents-to-be. Joining the branch gives you access to a wide range of information and opportunities, such as a quarterly magazine, Nearly New Sales, social events, courses, breastfeeding counsellors and playgroups.

Are you an expectant or new parent in the area?

Find more information on our Facebook page NCTWimbledon & District  and Twitter account @NCT_Wimbledon and get your tickets now on http://www.nct.org.uk/branches/wimbledon-district/welcome-event

Open Air Fit are a local organisation that works with a large number of schools, clubs and families in the area providing kids camps, after school sports clubs, football coaching, drop in sports sessions and personal training.  You can find out more about us at www.openairfit.com

Monday Munchkins - every Monday
Live in the Wimbledon area with a little one? Come along to Monday Munchkins at Elim Church, High Path, South Wimbledon SW19 2JY, 10am-12pm £2. Toys available for little ones to play with and a great meeting point for parents.

Wimbledon Breastfeeding Drop In - every Thursday
We are very pleased and excited with the launch of Wimbledon Breastfeeding Drop In support for Mums, lottery funded, and run by experienced NCT breastfeeding counsellors, starting on Thursday 13th September 10am-12pm and every Thursday thereafter. This will be held at the Gooseberry Bush Studio, Gooseberry Cafe, 115 Kingston Road, SW19 1LT

Bumps, Babies and Beyond - every Friday
Come along and meet parents to be, new parents and babies and those with toddlers every Friday 10.30am - 12pm at the Wimbledon Park Bowling Pavillion, Wimbledon Park. Parking is available and for £2 per adult there will be tea, biscuits, toys, friendly chat and support available. No need to book, drop in and make new friends! Members and non-members are welcome. For more info contact Natasha.

Homebirth Support - last Monday of each month
Interested in having a homebirth? Come along 

Are you expecting? Come along to our Welcome Evenings 
Congratulations, we hope we can provide you with advice and courses which will make your pregnancy go smoothly and introduce you to other Expectant Parents.
Come along to a Welcome Evening, meet other parents to be, new parents and those new to the area - learn about what the NCT does to support you, we're here to offer big sis (NCT) advice. Regular evenings are held over the year, places go quickly, book yours asap.

Nearly New Sales 
A great opportunity to pick up clothes, toys and equipment at a fraction of High Street prices. Also a great way to sell unwanted items now the kids are bigger! Entry is £2, early entry at 10.15am for NCT members (don't forget to bring your membership card!).Tables for £25. 

For more information, contact Lesley. If you'd like to volunteer to help with this and other events the branch holds over the year, please contact Roisin. Help us and make new friends along the way. We're very keen to have Dads and Dads-to-be to help at our NNS.

Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN

Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ


FREE BUT PLEASE BOOK. bookings@wandsworthmuseum.co.uk / 0207 326 8295

Baby Wednesdays
Weekly activity at the Pottery Cafe in Fulham – Mums and Dads can enjoy a complimentary cappuccino while printing baby’s feet on pottery. Booking essential to avoid disappointment.
10am-6pm.Pottery Cafe, 735 Fulham Road SW6 5UL

Baby Wednesdays
A complimentary cappuccino or tea for Mums and Dads printing baby’s feet on pottery. Booking  dvisable to avoid disappointment.
Pottery Café, 735 Fulham Road SW6 5UL020 7736 2157

Tuesdays and Thursdays
Fitness for new mums looking to get back into shape in a fun and sociable environment with a qualified instructor (bring your baby in the buggy).
9.30-10.30am; £6 per session, £4 for members.
WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT
020 8409 4412
Deen City Farm

Check out Deen City Farm for goats, sheep, cows, pigs, alpacas, geese, ducks, chickens, rabbits, horses, guinea pigs and ferrets. Deen City Farm also do horseriding lessons – check their website for more details.
Tue-Sun, closed Mon (except Bank Holiday); 10am-4.30pm; free, donations welcome.
Deen City Farm, 39 Windsor Ave, Merton Abbey SW19 2RR
Tel: 020 8543 5300

Blue Wave Swim School 
(Swimming Lessons for Babies, Toddlers, Pre-school & 
School-age Children)
Quality Swimming lessons for All Ages; from 16 weeks to adults. We offer lessons for all abilities; from beginners to advanced swimmers. We provide  private, semi-private and small groups swimming lessons for pre-school and school-age children. 'Adult & Child' swimming lessons for babies and toddlers. Our lessons are delivered by qualified, enthusiastic and experienced teachers. We also provide private lessons for adults of all abilities.
Termly lessons are held at Wimbledon College (SW19 4NS) on Saturday afternoons and on Mondays at Burnwood School (SW17 0AQ).
Request your lessons by calling us on 0776 461 5047 or visiting our website which is: www.bluewaveswim.co.uk

Family Activities At Morden Hall Park
Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Road, Morden London SM4 5JD
The park has a network of footpaths, including many with wide smooth surfaces suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Design your own circular walk taking in the river, the water mills, the rose garden, the meadows or the wetlands.

Little Kickers
Approved football training for kids aged 2-7 at the following venues: St Luke’s Church, Wimbledon Park (Wed); Nuffield Centre, Southfields (Mon, Fri & Sat); Southfields Baptist Church Hall (Wed); St Barnabas New Church Hall (Tues).

020 8875 1032 / 07885 791368

Saturday Club
Children get the chance not only to ride a pony in the company of their friends but also to learn and become involved with all aspects of caring for ponies. Ages 4+.
10am-12 noon; 2-4pm; £39.Wimbledon Common
020 8946 7400

Allsorts Drama
Allsorts holds weekly drama classes for four to eighteen year olds. Booking essential – visit website to book.
Saturday classes: 4-6 years 10-11am, 7-11 years & 11-14 years 11-1pm.Hurlingham School, 122 Putney Bridge Road SW15 2NQ
020 8969 3249

Act Drama
Morning acting classes for children aged between 5-15 years. Classes are lead by professional actors using techniques to teach improvisation, role-play, voice and speech and movement.
5-9 years 9-10am; £110 for 10 classes. 10-15 years 10-11.30am; £165 for 10 classes.Streatham and Clapham High School, 42 Abbotswood Road SW16
07976 873161

Badminton & Squash Coaching
Weekly beginners, improvers and advanced badminton and squash coaching sessions at Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club. Sessions are run by qualified professional coaches and equipment can be provided, so kids can just turn up with clean non-mark trainers.
Badminton 9.30am-11am, £6 per visit; Squash 10am-11am, £4 per visit.Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club, Cranbrook Road SW19 4HD
020 8947 5806

Young Giants
These workshops are packed with exciting games, challenging drama exercises, funky dance routines and songs. The focus is on developing crucial personal skills such as confidence, memory, awareness, concentration, listening, creativity and co ordination. Ages 4-7.
10am-11.30am; classes usually coincide with term time only.Stage Giant, Holy Trinity Primary School, Carrington Road, Richmond TW10 5AA
08450 504 509

Filmmaking workshops
Specialist workshops such as special FX, combat for screen, prosthetic make-up, editing techniques. A great opportunity for young filmmakers to develop and hone camera and directing skills and make friends with other young people with a passion for films. Ages 7-16. Call to check availability.
Balham SW120845 533 3763

Kingston Junior Cycle Club
New junior cycle club for 9-16 year olds. Get involved in off-road racing, time trials (grass and tarmac track), obstacle courses, tow path cycling by the river, Richmond Park road cycle and day excursions.
11am-1pm; £3 per session, bring bike and helmet.The Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Road, Kingston KT2 5BH

Weekend Football
Fulham FC’s Weekend Football is for boys and girls ages 3-14 who want to improve their football skills and make friends. Turn up and play on grass – football boots are advised, but trainers will also be fine.
10am-12noon; £3 for one hour, £5 for two hours.Hurlingham Park, Hurlingham Road, Fulham SW6 3NG
0870 442 5432

Ridgway Stables offer hacking after school (daylight permitting) and at weekends in the company of other children.
Sun 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm; midweek 4.15pm; £31-£36.Wimbledon Common
020 8946 7400

Rose’s Rascals
Mother and child playgroup for under 5s, create and take home a project from every session.
10-11.30am, term time only; £5 for first child, £3.50 for additional children, under 9 months free.Wendy’s Workshop, 432 Richmond Road, Kingston KT2 5PU
020 8546 3535

Amanda’s Action Kids
High energy physical activities, music, fitness and fun for 4 months to 4 years.
10.30am-11am.Eddie Catz Putney, 68-70 Putney High Street SW15 1SF
0845 2011268

London Mums Playgroup
A weekly playgroup where you can interact with lovely multilingual mums and kids. Make new friends while learning some things about multicultural London.

4.15pm-5.15pm, no classes 2 & 30 MayEddie Catz Putney, 68-70 Putney High Street SW15 1SF
0845 2011268

Musical Express
Mondays to Thursdays
The classes are a fun time for parents and children to learn new songs and rhymes together that they can then share at home - using a mix of puppets, action songs and rhymes and lots of time to try all the percussion instruments. Classes have structure and some repetition which makes the children feel safe and encourages them to join in and try new things.
Under 2s 9.40am-10.20am, Wed 10.50am-11.30am, over 2s 10.30am-11.30am, Wed 9.40am-10.40am.Southfields Methodist Church, 423 Durnsford Road, Wimbledon Park SW19 8EE
07808 587 606

Todos A Cantar!
Songs, games and stories in Spanish for under 4s.
10.15am-11am, £7 per session (paid termly)The Bowls Pavillion, Wimbledon Park,

Musical Express drop off class
These classes cover all the basic elements of pitch, dynamic tempo and rhythm. The children are encouraged to sing and play on their own and learn the names of the instruments and they provide musical accompaniment for some of the stories. There’s also time for the ‘Jolly Phonics’ system of learning letter sounds.
1.30-3pm; call for prices.St Luke’s Church, Ryford Road, Wimbledon SW19 6NT
07808 587606

Children’s Theatre Clubs
Wednesdays and Thursdays
Children’s Theatre Clubs, for children and young people aged 3 to 18. Children work in a fun and friendly environment in drama, singing, dancing and stagecraft culminating in a performance each term. There are five groups for different age groups: Reception to Year 8 (three age groups) on Thurs 5-6.30pm; Youth Theatre on Thurs 6.30-8pm; and 3-5 year olds on Wed 4-5pm.
£60-£70 per term.Lantern Arts Centre, Tolverne Road, Raynes Park SW20 8RA
020 8944 5794

Playball operates a toddler, pre-school and early years programme at Canbury Gardens Tennis Courts. Children take part in activities and games that provide them with a fantastic skill to enable them to engage in most ball sports such as cricket, hockey, tennis, rugby, football, basketball.
Canbury Gardens, Lower Ham Road, opposite Chestnut Road, Kingston KT2 5AU

Naughty Mummies Coffee Date
A regular weekly chance to catch up with your mum friends and meet some new mummies! See website for more details.
Jitterbugs Play Cafe, Broadway Court SW19 1RG020 8946 4156

Musical Express
Early years music groups where you and your child will be involved in active music-making. More importantly you will have lots of fun. Term-time only, places are limited so booking is absolutely essential!
Under 2s 1.30-2pm, £5; over 2s 2.15-3pm, £6.50.Gooseberry Bush, Kingston Road, Wimbledon SW19
07808 587606

Parent and toddler’s group

A fun filled, musical, soft play morning for toddlers and parents. As well as enjoying the stories and songs, you can dance with your toddler under the disco ball in a shower of bubbles.
10-11.30am; £5, £2 extra sibling.Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills SW19 2RD
020 8542 5511

Baby Boppers

Music, dance and movement for preschoolers –a new initiative for younger children age 2+.
£4 per session; Fri 10am-10.45am term time only.Lantern Arts Centre, Tolverne Road, Raynes Park SW20 8RA
020 8944 5794

Bird Feed with a Warden

Join WWT London Wetland Centre wardens as they feed the beautiful birds in World Wetlands, kept for conservation purposes. Suitable for children and under 2s.
3pm; free with admission to Centre.WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT
020 8409 4400

Jitterbug Play Café
Fun activities for toddlers including making (Mon), cupcake decorating (Tue), cookie making (Thur) and colouring and storytelling (Fri). 11am, free for school children in school holidays.
Jitterbugs Play Cafe, Broadway Court SW19 1RG020 8946 4156

Children’s activities
Discover the London Wetland Centre’s amazing wildlife and learn weird and wonderful facts with the education team’s regular pond dips, wildlife walks and trails.
Every weekend and during school holidays.WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT
020 8409 4412

Gymboree Putney
Brand new term at Gymboree, which offers classes for 0-5 year olds. Gymboree classes utilise a combination of music, movement, props, imaginary, play and customdesigned and patented apparatus, all to create a fun and magical world where children learn, thrive and most importantly have fun.
Till Sat 8 Dec; prices on request.Gymboree Putney, The Exchange Shopping Centre, 1st Floor, Putney High Street SW15 1TW
020 8780 3831

Merton Active
Sporting activities for children over the school holidays in Merton. Activities include kayaking, sailing, wind surfing, badminton, BMX, tennis, athletics and horse riding, plus much more.
Check website for dates, times and prices.

Drop In Crafternoons
Book a table with your friends and join in after school for some crazy fun making, messing, sticking, painting, glueing, stitching and cutting! You just never know what we might be doing. This is an untutored session, where children and parents/carers can work on crafty projects together. Ages 5-12 years.
3.45-6pm; £5.
Artyard Handmade, 318 Upper Richmond Road West, East Sheen SW14 7JN
020 8878 1336

SwimWay is offering summer swimming courses in Putney, East Sheen, Knightsbridge, Sheen Mount School and Fitness First Streatham. This is a great opportunity for children to improve their swimming technique. Maximum of two children in each lesson.

020 8871 3972

Smiley Time
Smiley Time is a fun, engaging and interactive drop-in session for babies to under fives where they will be entertained for 30 minutes with nursery rhymes, songs, stories and bubbles. Classes at The Althorp, Wandsworth (Mon & Thur at 10am) and Belle Amie, Earlsfield (Tue at 10am & 10.45am).
£5 per child, £3 for additional siblings07540 990133

Home Spa London offers bespoke massage treatments in your home, office or event tailored to your needs and requirements. There is no need to travel for your massage, simply book an appointment and they come to you. With flexible times both week day, weekends and evening appointments are available for all treatments. Save yourself time and effort and enjoy your chosen treatment in comfort. All of the massages are bespoke and created specifically for your individual requirements. Home Spa London now also offers baby massage courses for parents. To book an appointment for yourself or someone you know or to purchase a gift voucher simply book via the website or call Home Spa London on 0203 714 8064.​

What is Reiki?
Reiki can be translated from Japanese as universal energy - the energy which flows through all living things. The system of Reiki is an ancient system of energy transmission which stimulates the body's innate healing abilities to get to the root of problems, whether physical, mental or emotional. 

Benefits include:

Relaxes and reduces stress

Strengthens natural self-healing

Eases aches and pains

Clears toxins in the body

Helps to diminish feelings of anxiety or depression

Promotes personal awareness

Increases intuition

Reiki supports any medical or supplemental healing methods. It is a safe, natural and holistic way to balance the energy in the body. It is also just a wonderful gift to give yourself and others, at any moment in time. 

For more information please visit www.liveincolour.today

To book a Reiki session in Putney or at a distance please email dina@liveincolour.today or call 07807 086 219 (20% discount when 3 sessions are booked in advance).

Open Air Fit has lots of active and sporty things for local kids and adults on Wandsworth and Clapham Common this month.  

More ideas for local activities in London/Surrey and surrounding areas:

Adventure Kidz 

Allhallows beach

Allington Lock next to Kent Life

Badgers Hill Farm and Cidery 

Bedgebury Pinetum - Forestry England 

Bewl Water 

Bluewater nature trail

Botany Bay

Broadditch Farm Shop with events 

Buttercups Sanctuary 

Buzy bees, New Ash

Capstone Farm Country Park 

Cascades little train 

Chatham Dockyard - with Lego through the ages

Cheeky Dino, Maidstone

Chatam Ski Centre, toboggan run and inflatable donuts on the mini slope. Next to Capstone Park.

Chessington World of Adventures Resort 

Christmas Treee Farm

Cliffe pools 

Cobtree Park - next to Kentlife (large play park £1.50 parking).

Colchester Zoo 


Danson Park. Play park with water play 

Dartford Central park. Mini splash play area.


Dover Castle 

Dunloran Park, Tunbridge Wells 

Drusillas Park 

Eagle Heights

Eltham Palace grounds are free. 

Eynesford stream

Folkestone Lower Leas costal Park and fountains at Folkestone harbour 

Folkestone museum

Friars Aylesford

Gillingham Strand 

Godstone Farm 

Guildhall Museum in Rochester

Grain seaside 

Gravesend has the fort gardens. Chantry house museum is free, bunker tunnels are £1. Ppart of the wheels of time trail around Kent.

Greenwich Ecology Park, free with events in the holidays.

Groombridge place

Hall place

Hemsley Conservation Centre

Herne Bay - great crabbing 

Huguenot Museum 

Hobbledown Farm

Hop Farm

Howletts Wildlife Animal Park

Jeskyns Park 

Kearsney Abbey is a fab day

Kent life

Kingsdown beach 

Knockhatch adventure park 

Leeds castle


Little fant farm

Little Street, Maidstone

Longleat Safari Park

Loose village stream

Lower leas costal Folkestone

Lullingston country park

Maidstone museum 

Maidstone Leisure Centre - has soft play and Ice Hills. Next to Mote Park in Maidstone 

Manor park

Marsh Farm 

Millbrook garden centre - events/butterfly experience 

Milton creek country park

Minis bay

Monkeybizz, Medway

Mote park 

Old McDonalds farm (Essex)


Oxleas Woods is lovely

Penenden heath play area and woods

Rare breeds centre

Reindeer Centre

Richborough Roman Fort And Amphitheatre

Riverside Park

Rochester castle

Rochester cathedral

Ruxley Manor - check out events 

Shorne woods country park 

Shrek Experience

Southwater country park. Has a mini beach, dinosaurs, kids' park etc all free

Swanley Park

Teapot Island

Temple Manor (weekends only)

Teston Park

Tilgate Park (fantastic)

Trosley Park - lots of shade 

Tyland barn - Kent wildlife trust

Union windmill cranbrook

Upnor castle 

Walmer paddling pool

Whipsnade Zoo



Woburn Safari Park

Woodland trust, Bearsted.

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