What's On in Putney

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

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

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Boombaworkout 
Saturdays 10am 
Starting 2nd March 2024
DanceWest Studio,
Sands End Arts and Community Centre,
Peterborough Road
London SW6 3EZ.
Parsons Green (District line).
 

IF YOU LIKE ZUMBA, YOU WILL LOVE BOOMBAWORKOUT.
Get fit, stay fit. Burn calories while having fun. Amazing atmosphere, join us and connect with others who share a passion for dance. 

BOOMBAWORKOUT IS A DANCE PARTY! 

Every level of fitness level is welcome. 

Boombaworkout is a fun dance class like Zumba. 

- All ages and fitness levels are welcome.

- Easy to follow coreographies.

- A great way to realise natural endorphins.

- This class will improve coordination, muscular endurance, agility, aerobic fitness and metabolism. 

- Music. Playlist specially created for this class. A great mixture of rhythms, latin, funk, disco and house.

To book this class, please visit www.boombagym.com 

Local Mums Discount
Boombaworkout is offering Local Mums 50% discount. 
To book this class, please visit www.boombagym.com and to receive 50 percent discount use the code BOOMBAGYM50

Contact:
Sachi Loggia Fraga
Boombaworkout
Tel: 07940653968
Email: sachilatina@hotmail.com
Instagram @dancewest_london 
X: @
DanceWest1
Facebook: DanceWest
www.boombagym.com

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Beautyhubuk, 373 Upper Richmond Road SW15, currently has a sale on facials and other treatments and refer friends discounts. Speak to Rads Tel: 07479533386 Email: beautyhubuk22@gmail.com

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Upbeat Music Courses FREE Trial 13th January




https://breatheahr.org/forms/breathe-melodies-for-mums-wandsworth/

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Free singing sessions for new mothers and their babies in Wandsworth.

Sing the winter blues away, boost confidence, improve wellbeing, and connect with fellow mothers while mastering a new skill through the Breathe Melodies for Mums free group singing programme!

Are you finding yourself swept away by the rollercoaster of emotions that motherhood often brings...Don't worry, we are here to help! Our free weekly singing sessions create a safe, nurturing, and uplifting haven where you and your little one can come together with other mums and their babies and simply sing. Breathe Melodies for Mums is all about empowering you. Instead of the same old usual nursery rhymes, we explore songs from around the globe, teaching harmonies and musical rounds at a pace that suits you. Plus, our friendly team is here to lend a helping hand whenever you need it.

Join us for our 10-week Breathe Melodies for Mums programme, Starting 25th January 2024:

  • Roehampton - Thursdays 10:30-11:30 Eastwood Children's Centre, SW15 4HR
  • Battersea - Thursdays 13:30-14:30 York Gardens Children's Centre, SW11 2UG

Important - Please register here before attending!


Breastfeeding support group
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


Broadway Buddies drama workshops for 3 - 10 year olds

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Read our reviews of TJ’s Gymnastics Club here



   


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 


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


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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!

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

https://twitter.com/wandsworthlibs

https://www.better.org.uk/whats-on-in-wandsworths-libraries

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 

https://www.better.org.uk/whats-on-in-wandsworths-libraries

https://twitter.com/wandsworthlibs


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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.
 

Contact: 
Laura McHale/Laura McLoughlin


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

http://stmarys.parishofputney.com



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

bbodance, 
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.

Contact:
Eszter Szalma 
Tel: 07715476466
Email: 
eszter.szalma.joimove@gmail.com

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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

Contact:
Katie Robson
Tara Theatre 
Tel: 020 8333 4457
Email: 
katie@tara-arts.com
Tara Theatre, 
356 Garratt Lane, 
London, 
SW18 4ES
www.tara-arts.com

Tumble time play sessions
Putney Leisure Centre, 
Putney London SW15 1BL


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
fulham@pottery-cafe.com
www.pottery-cafe.com

Pushbabies
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
wwt.org.uk

Deen City Farm

Ongoing
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
www.deencityfarm.co.uk

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
demes@littlekickers.co.uk
www.littlekickers.co.uk

Saturday Club
Saturdays
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; Wimbledon Common
020 8946 7400
www.ridgwaystables.co.uk

Allsorts Drama
Saturdays
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
www.allsortsdrama.com

Act Drama
Saturdays
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.
Streatham and Clapham High School, 42 Abbotswood Road SW16
07976 873161
www.actdrama.co.uk

Badminton & Squash Coaching
Saturdays
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.
Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club, Cranbrook Road SW19 4HD
020 8947 5806
www.wimbledonclub.co.uk

Filmmaking workshops
Saturdays
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
www.studiofilmschool.co.uk

Kingston Junior Cycle Club
Saturdays
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.
The Hawker Centre, Lower Ham Road, Kingston KT2 5BH
Junior.cycle@rbk.kingston.gov.uk
www.kingston.gov.uk

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.
Hurlingham Park, Hurlingham Road, Fulham SW6 3NG
0870 442 5432
www.fulhamfc.com

Hacking
Sundays
Ridgway Stables offer hacking after school (daylight permitting) and at weekends in the company of other children.
Wimbledon Common
020 8946 7400
www.ridgwaystables.co.uk

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

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

Eddie Catz Putney, 68-70 Putney High Street SW15 1SF
0845 2011268
www.eddiecatz.com

Todos A Cantar!
Wednesdays
Songs, games and stories in Spanish for under 4s.
www.todosacantar.blogspot.com
The Bowls Pavillion, Wimbledon Park,

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 Lantern Arts Centre, Tolverne Road, Raynes Park SW20 8RA
020 8944 5794
www.lanternarts.org

Parent and toddler’s group
Fridays

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.
Colour House Theatre, Merton Abbey Mills SW19 2RD
020 8542 5511
www.colourhousetheatre.co.uk

Baby Boppers
Fridays

Music, dance and movement for preschoolers –a new initiative for younger children age 2+.
Lantern Arts Centre, Tolverne Road, Raynes Park SW20 8RA
020 8944 5794
www.lanternarts.org

Bird Feed with a Warden
Daily

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.
free with admission to Centre.WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes SW13 9WT
020 8409 4400
www.wwt.org.uk

Children’s activities
Weekends
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
www.wwt.org.uk

Merton Active
Onging
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.
www.merton.gov.uk/activeplus

SwimWay
Ongoing
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
info@swimway.co.uk

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 

Cyclopark

Danson Park. Play park with water play 

Dartford Central park. Mini splash play area.

Diggerland 

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

Legoland 

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)

Owletts 

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

Wildwood

Wingham

Woburn Safari Park

Woodland trust, Bearsted.

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