Activities

Autumn Term Activity Guide 2022

01/09/2022

We have created a list of classes that are for babies, toddlers, and older children. We have everything from sports to art and craft, coding to dance, and everything in between! Please check the website for exact dates.


All Star Tennis

After a smashing time all summer, now it’s time to get the term time programme underway as we head into the autumn. All abilities are welcome so whether you’re starting your tennis journey or looking to fine tune your technique, their structured lessons will help you improve your game… whilst having lots of fun! After School Clubs will run for the half term at all venues except King George’s Park thanks to the floodlights, and all Saturday Clubs will run for the full term.

Age: 3 to teens

Locations: King George’s Park, Wandsworth Park, Wandsworth Common Leaders Gardens, Furzedown Rec and Tooting Common

Website: www.allstartennis.co.uk/junior-clubs/

 

Angle Swim London

Angel Swim run private swim lessons for babies and children with small classes of 4:1 and 2:1 in warm, private swimming pools 30 – 32 degrees with incredible, experienced instructors.

Locations:

  • Chelsea – Park Walk Primary School SW10 0AY
  • Putney – Granard Primary School SW15 6XA
  • East Putney – Greenmead Primary School SW19 6RY
  • Balham – Alderbrook Primary School SW12 8PP
  • Battersea – Latchmere Leisure Centre SW11 5AD

Website: https://www.angelswim.london/

 

Art- K Clapham and Art-K Wandsworth

Art-K Clapham and Wandsworth provide weekly art classes for children ages 6-16 and adults, running throughout the Autumn term, which begins on the 4th of September 2022. They explore materials such as clay, water colour paints, acrylic paints, oil pastels, soft pastels and sketching pencils through a mixture of 2D and 3D projects

Locations: Clapham 40 North St, Clapham Common, SW4 0HD, Wandsworth 93 East Hill, London SW18 2QD

Age: 6-18 years

Website: https://www.art-k.co.uk/class-clapham/https://www.art-k.co.uk/class-wandsworth/

 

⭐Baby College South West London – Read Clapham Mums article

Baby College is unique, fun and sociable weekly development classes for parents/carers and little ones. Aligned with EYFS, these classes have been developed in Oxford by experts in Early Years Learning. Science-based and evidence-backed, they cater to 3 age groups from birth all the way to pre-school.

Dates, Times and Locations:

  • Tuesdays at Fresh Ground 68 Battersea Rise, SW11 1EQ. Times: 9:30 am Infants (0-9m), 10:30 am Toddlers (9-18m), 11:30 am Juniors (18m-3y)
  • Thursdays at St Mary’s Church, Putney High Street, London SW15 1SN. Times: 10:30 am Toddlers (9-18m), 11:30 am Juniors (18m-3y)

Website: https://www.babycollege.co.uk/battersea-to-richmond

⭐Baby College is offering 10% discount on term bookings, email priya@babycollege.co.uk to avail the discount.

 

Baby Sensory –  Read Clapham Mums article

Baby sensory is a multi-award winning class specifically designed for babies from birth to 13 months. The classes assist with early learning and development through a variety of activities including: signing, massage, light shows, brain games, messy play, songs and puppet shows.

Age: For babies from birth to 13 months

Dates, Times and Locations:

  • Monday @ Balham Scout Centre: 9.45 am – 10.30 am (birth to 13 months), 11.00 am – 11.45 am (seven to 13 months), 12.15 pm – 01.00 pm (birth to six months), 01.30 pm – 02.15 pm (birth to 13 months)
  • Tuesday @ Balham Scout Centre: 9.45 am – 10.30 am (birth to 13 months), 11.00 am – 11.45 am (seven to 13 months), 12.15 pm – 01.00 pm (birth to six months), 01.30 pm – 02.15 pm (birth to 13 months)
  • Wednesday @ Effra Space, Brixton: 10.00 am – 10.35 am (birth to 13 months), 11.00 am – 11.35 am (birth to 13 months), 12.00 pm – 12.35 pm (Birth to 4 months)
  • Thursday @ Clapham Methodist Church: 9.45 am – 10.30 am (birth to 13 months), 11.00 am – 11.45 am (seven to 13 months), 12.15 pm – 01.00 pm (birth to six months), 01.30 pm – 02.15 pm (birth to 13 months)

Website: https://www.babysensory.com/clapham/

Boost by The Brainery

‘Boost’ is a brand new Saturday small-group club based at St Jude’s Balham, suitable for children between 5 and 9. At a ‘Boost’ session, your child will work towards mastering English and Maths skills through a range of fun, hands on activities. All sessions are planned and delivered by an experienced primary school teacher.

Age: 7+ and 11+

Location: St Jude’s Balham

Website: www.thebrainery.co.uk/groupcourses

 

Bop Stars

  • SenStory: 3, 2, 1 Blast Off! Whether exploring space or travelling through the jungle these story time sessions are an adventure not to be missed. SenStory is an immersive storytelling session which combines your little ones favourite tales with sensory exploration, song and movement. These classes are a fun and interactive way to get your children to fall in love with stories, develop language skills and grow in confidence.
    • Location: Sands End Arts and Community Centre (Peterborough Road, SW6 3EZ)
    • Dates and Times:  Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
    • Age: Toddlers aged 2-5 years (younger and older siblings welcome).
  •  Wake Up & Bop: Are you looking for something fun and engaging that will ignite and encourage the development of your little one’s fundamental skills. Why not join Bop Stars for their Wake Up & Bop class. These sessions are a combination of Music, Movement and Sensory elements and will provide you and your little ones with a safe and supportive environment where all will thrive.
    • Location: Namaste Coffee and Yoga (334 Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 2TZ)
    • Dates and Times: Wednesdays – 10:00 am – 10:45 am
    • Age: Suitable for babies newborn to standing

Website: www.bopstars.co.uk Email: info@bopstars.co.uk Telephone: 07596 851 374

 

⭐Butterfly Kids Yoga Club – Read Clapham Mums article

Butterfly Kids Yoga Club’s aim is to empower children through yoga and mindfulness. Children’s yoga combines movements and breath work. It hugely benefits the mind, the body and child development. It’s shared with children through story telling, songs and props. Every week the kids go to a different adventure so that we can learn to look after our body and mind while having fun!

Age: 3 to 11 years

Location:  St John the Divine, Garratt Lane, Earlsfield and St Paul’s Community Centre in Southfields.

Dates and Times: 

  • FRIDAYS:  4 pm 3-5 yrs old,  4.40 pm 6-11 yrs old
  • SATURDAYS:  10 am 3-5 yrs old,  11 am 6-11 yrs old

Website: https://www.butterflykidsyogaclub.com/

⭐ Clapham Mums partner: 10% off first term using the code DWW471

 

Gluegang

GLUEGANG offers process art experiences and products for kids. Whether you’re signing up for an art class at one of their locations, booking a birthday party, scheduling private mobile art classes, or exploring our art kits, they can’t wait to share the magic of Process Art with you.

Age: 3 to 11 years old

Location: various locations in Clapham and Battersea

Website: www.gluegang.co.uk

 

Hartbeeps

Multi award winning immersive, sensory music classes for the little folk and their grown ups! Filled with original music, sensory lighting and textures, massage, dress up and role play. Classes for Newborn-4 years old in Clapham, Wandsworth, Earlsfield, Battersea and others. Hartbeeps is inspired by curiosity, backed by research and sprinkled with magic since 2003.

Age: 0 to 4 years old

Dates, Times and Location:

  • Mondays at Clapham Methodist Church
    • 9.30 am Happy house Toddlers & Siblings
    • 10.30 am Beeps Sitting / Standing
    • 11.30 am Baby bells Newborn / Sitting
  • Wednesdays at My Gym Battersea
    • 9.30 am Happy house Toddlers & Siblings
    • 10.30 am Beeps Sitting / Standing
    • 11.30 am Baby bells Newborn / Sitting
  • Thursdays at Fresh Ground
    • 1.30 pm Baby bells Newborn / Sitting
    • 2.30 pm Beeps Sitting / Standing
    • 330 pm Happy house Toddlers & Siblings

Website: http://www.hartbeeps.com/west-south-west-london

 

⭐Jigsaw Arts – Read Clapham Mums article

Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools offer drama, singing and dance classes for children aged 3-18 at Chestnut Grove Academy. Their classes are an excellent way to build confidence and social skills whilst engaging in exciting, fun and inspiring sessions.

Age: For children 3 – 18 years

Location: Chestnut Grove Academy, Balham, SW12 8JZ

Dates and Times: Classes are on Saturdays

  • 3-4 years: 9.30 am – 11.00 am, 11.30 am – 1.00 pm  (£30 two-week trial)
  • 5- 6 years: 9.30 am – 11.00 am, 11.30 am -1.00 pm  (£30 two-week trial)
  • 7-18 years: 10 am – 1.00 pm  (£60 two-week trial)

Website: https://www.jigsaw-arts.co.uk/performing-arts-school/balham

⭐ FREE welcome bag and t-shirt to all Clapham Mums.

 

Julian Cousins Sports – Read Clapham Mums article

Julian Cousins offers a comprehensive range of tennis coaching for all ages and abilities at his base in Clapham Common.

Age, Dates and Times:

  • Mini Tennis 4-6 years Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday at 4 pm
  • Juniors 7-12 years Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday OR Thursday at 5 pm
  • Teenage Tennis 12 years+  Monday 6 pm

Location: Clapham Common Tennis Courts

Website: https://www.juliancousinssports.com/

 

Lavender Leonardos Children’s Art School

Lavender Leonardos is a small independent, children’s art studio set in a unique creative space in Battersea. Our mission is to teach and inspire children and adults of all levels of experience, in a fun and friendly environment. They offer in person and online art classes with sessions aimed at 6yrs+, 9yrs+ & 13yrs+, in addition to 1:1 tuition, birthday parties and printmaking.

Age: 6 years+

Location: Lavender Hill, SW11 5QL

Website: www.lavenderleonardos.art

 

⭐Little Giants Volleyball – Read Clapham Mums article

The Little Giants Volleyball club has established juniors’ sessions seven days a week for two age groups: 7 to 12 years old and 12 to 18 years old.

Age: 7-18 years

Location: Clapham Leisure Centre, Caius House Youth Centre, Crystal Palace NSC, Brixton Recreation Centre

Website: https://www.claphammums.com/2021/little-giants-volleyball

⭐ Clapham Mums partner: 20% off, email littlegiantsvolleyballclub@gmail.com

 

Omnibus Young Company

Omnibus Young Company is a Saturday morning youth theatre, open to all young people ages 5 – 16. Join them to explore acting, scriptwriting, directing and stage design and more in these dynamic weekly sessions at the award-winning Omnibus Theatre in Clapham.  These weekly workshops are a great opportunity for young people to make new friends, grow in confidence and develop new skills as they work towards performances in their theatre.

Date: from 10th September from 9 am to 1 pm

Age: 5 to 16 years

Location: Omnibus Theatre

Website: https://www.omnibus-clapham.org/young-company/

 

Open Air Fit

Mini Fit for Toddlers age 12 months+

Kids love the outdoors and these fun sports-based sessions are for all toddlers walking age upwards (12 months+) and not only provide huge social interaction but help develop balance, mobility and motor skills.  Also a great way for mums/carers/nannies to meet new people too.

Age: toddlers walking age upwards (12 months+)

Location: Dog Free Zone, opposite the Skylark Cafe on Wandsworth Common

Dates and Times:13 September  – 29 November every Tuesday from 10:15 am to 11:00 am

Cost: £110 for 12 weeks / individual sessions can be purchased

Website: www.openairfit.com/booking/

Saturday Football for kids age 3-12

Led by popular former professional player Mel Capleton, high level football coaching expertise is used to develop the skill and technique of each child, aimed at working on mobility, fitness, technical ability, strategy and social skills.  Every week, children play small-sided games so they all have the opportunity to get plenty of touches of the ball as well as helping them to become more comfortable and improve their skills – vital to a child’s development and growing confidence. For children age 3-12 and are split into age appropriate groups.

Location: Wandsworth Common in the Dog Free Zone opposite the Skylark Cafe

Dates and Times: 03 September – 17 December – (15 weeks) from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Cost: £120 for the term (plus 10% sibling discount) or you can book individual tickets weekly @£12.00 per session.

Website: www.openairfit.com/booking/

After School Football with Open Air Fit

After school football for children in Reception through to Year Four led by popular former professional player Mel Capleton. The session will involve learning new skills, practising drills and finishing with a game.

Location: Wandsworth Common in the Dog Free Zone opposite the Skylark Cafe

Dates and Times: Monday 13 September – Monday 28 November  (11 weeks – excl. half-term  1/5 & Half-term 30/5) – 12 weeks from 04:00 pm

Cost:  £99 for the term.

Website: www.openairfit.com/booking/

 

Pointe Black

Join the local Black owned ballet school this term, and get into your ballet fun! All classes are beginners friendly.

Locations: St John Bosco College, Battersea

Date and Time: Classes run on Saturdays

  • Young Ballerinas (from 18 months) from 1pm onwards
  • Adult Ballerinas 11:30am – 1pm

Website: www.pointeblack.co.uk

 

⭐PSSA London – Read Clapham Mums article

Pop School & Stage Academy  prides itself in offering first class performing arts training for stage and screen in a supportive and fun environment.

Age: children aged 6-16 years

Location: St Anne’s School, St Ann’s Hill, SW18 2RU

Dates and Times: Classes are on Saturdays: Little Stage Academy (4-6 yrs)  09:00 am – 10:30 am  &   10:00 am – 11:30 am, LAMDA (7-16 yrs) 9:30 am – 10:00am,   and Pop School & Stage Academy (6-16 yrs) 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Website: https://pssa.co.uk/pssa-book-a-course/

⭐free trial and uniform t-shirt upon enrolment with discount code WCD768 when booking trial

 

Robot Reg

Classes are fun and active with lots of music, singing and activities based on a letter sound a week with a good dose of silliness and bubbles. Minis classes are jam packed fun focusing on speech and language development and the Preschool classes are just as much fun but also have the advantage of giving your little one a boost when they start school!

Dates, Times, Age and Location: 

  • Mini Phonics with Robot Reg (for 1 and 2 year olds):
    • Wednesdays at 10 am in the Clapham Contact Centre (SW4 9JU)
    • Fridays at 10.30 am in All Saints’ Church Hall (SW19 1BT)
  • Preschool Phonics with Robot Reg (3 and 4 year olds):
    • Wednesdays at 11 am in the Clapham Contact Centre (SW4 9JU)
    • Fridays at 11.30 am in All Saints’ Church Hall (SW19 1BT)

Website: https://robotreg.co.uk/pages/battersea-and-clapham Email:- lara@robotreg.co.uk Mobile:- 07954 622 371

 

⭐ Rugbytots – Read Clapham Mums article

Join  Rugbytots and make your child’s development more fun. Their sessions for take children on a journey of sporting imagination whilst teaching how to catch, pass, kick, run with the ball and play as part of a team

Age: 2 to 7 year olds

Dates and Times: Saturday mornings 10 am – 10.30 am – 2-3.5 years, 10.35 am – 11.20 am– 5-7 year olds

Locations: Fresh Ground Church of the Nazarene, 68 Battersea Rise, Clapham Junction SW11 1EQ

Website: www.rugbytots.co.uk or contact josh@rugbytots.co.uk for more information

⭐ Clapham Mums partner: 10% off first term, email josh@rugbytots.co.uk to get your code

 

Spark Arts

Fun Filled Practical Weekly Filmmaking Workshops. Young filmmakers learn all about the creative process of filmmaking in fun and practical weekly workshops. They work across all roles of a real film crew to produce their own film productions from start to finish!

Location: Saint Francis Xavier Sixth Form College, 10 Malwood Rd, London, SW12 8EN

Age: 7 to 18 years

Date and Time: Saturdays from 24th September – 10th December

  • 7-14 years: 11 am – 1 pm
  • 14- 18 years: 2 pm- 4 pm

Website: https://sparksarts.co.uk//filmmaking-classes/

 

Stagecoach Putney

Stagecoach Putney- confidence building through performing arts training. Friday & Saturday classes in singing, dance and drama for 4- 18 year olds.

Age: 4- 18 year olds

Location: Brandlehow School, SW15 2ED

Website: www.stagecoach.co.uk/putney Email: putney@stagecoach.co.uk Tel: 020 80999861

 

The Little Gym Wandsworth and Fulham

Their age-appropriate children’s activities are Serious Fun! The Little Gym use movement, music, learning and laughter to nurture ongoing skill development and boost self-esteem. Your child progresses at their own pace, having fun and building confidence as they develop new skills. Explore the range of classes they offer at The Little Gym of Wandsworth & Fulham

Location: Unit 8, Compass House, Riverside West, Smugglers Way, London SW18 1DB

Date: Term begins September 5

Age: Grouped in to age groups:

  • Parent & Child 4-36 months
  • Pre-school: 3 to 5 years
  • Primary school: 6 to 12 years

Website: https://wandsworthfulham.thelittlegym.co.uk/

 

Try Time Kids Rugby

Try Time Kids’ Rugby are outside in any weather, where the kids have the freedom to run, make noise and burn off that energy, and have FUN! Their high energy sessions build confidence, develop skills and teach a love of sport for life.  Why not give them a try! 🏉

Location: Clubs in Clapham, and across SW London including Battersea Park, Wandsworth Common, Fulham, Brixton, Streatham, Tooting

Date: Saturday and Sunday mornings term time

Age: For children between 2 to 7 years

Website: https://www.trytimekidsrugby.com/

 

Woodcraft Folk Children’s Group

Woodcraft Folk is a kids’ group that that’s been around since 1925 and has always mixed boys and girls and all races and creeds. They also go on hikes, camps and outings with an emphasis on nature, green issues, peace and social inclusion.

Location: Clapham Manor School

Date: Thursday evenings on term time from 6.30 pm – 8 pm

Age: 6 to 13 years

Website: www.woodcraft.org.uk Email vonne_h@hotmail.com

 

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