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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- February 10, 2012
February 10, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday February 10, 2012

* English movie listings

This is the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Costa del Sol in English from Friday February 10th until Thursday February 16th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
War Horse

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Descendants
Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace
War Horse
J. Edgar

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
War Horse
Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace
J. Edgar
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Underworld 3D
Underworld 2D
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Jack & Jill

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Bellaria for Valentine’s

Valentine's Day is just around the corner - Tuesday February 14th! Have you figured out what to give your sweetie on the day? Bellaria has a whole list of scrumptious romantic cakes, cookies and Valentine's specials that are to die for. The Macarons are EXQUISITE…and with flavours such as Champagne, Cherry and Rose with White Chocolate, how could you go wrong? Bellaria also has very luxurious, sensual and delicious chocolate bars. Covered with rose petals, crystallized fruits and gold, yes gold! What's next...Swarovski crystal studded cakes?

TIP: Bellaria is open all weekend long (serving breakfast and lunch too!), so why not pop in and try a couple of things! Click here to read more...

* Ideal Furniture Spain

Looking for good quality furniture at reasonable prices? Ideal Furniture Spain in San Pedro has loads of trendy and comfortable pieces to choose from. After all the wind storms on the Costa del Sol I am wondering if I need to invest in some new patio furniture myself!

If you are just moving to Spain keep in mind that Ideal Furniture Spain offers furniture packages so that you can get it all done in one go. It's the most economical way to furnish a home. Click here to read more...

* Marbella Carnival

Although the Marbella Carnival officially kicks off tomorrow, Las Chapas and Nueva Andalucia have already begun the festivities. Today at 4:30 you can take part in the Comedy Parade and the Carnival party. Most of the activities throughout the week are free so you can try out some fun and cultural events such as the chocolate and churros tasting, the mussel carnival or the “chirigota” competition. Click here to read more...

* What to do on a Sunday?

One of our readers asks, “We will be visiting next week for the first time and we will only be there Sunday and Monday. I forgot most places close on Sunday. Any suggestions? My kids are 10 & 8 years. Thanks”

We’ve come up with a whole lot of fun things to do on a Sunday in Marbella, so take a look if you’re looking for ideas. If you have somewhere to recommend, please add to our list and tell the troops! Click here to read more...

* Laude school uniform

One of our readers is very generous and giving away some of her children’s uniforms for Laude San Pedro International School. If you are interested, make contact! If you have any uniforms to give, sell or trade, post it on our School Uniform page. In these hard times, every little bit helps. Click here to read more...

* Marbella Schools

Are you moving to the Costa del Sol and looking for a school? Choosing a school is one of the hardest decisions to make when moving to a new country. Take a look at our list of local schools with parent reviews to help you make a decision. There is all the information you need to find out who to contact and where to go.

If you have been living on the coast for a while and have a school that you would like to review, please tell us about it. Your reviews are valuable and really help parents out there. Marbella Family Fun encourages parents (and children) who are happy with their school choice, to support them and send us a couple of words why your kids like to go to school. Your school and un-decisive parents will appreciate it! Click here to read more...

* Children’s party entertainment

One of our readers is urgently looking for some party entertainment and asks, “Help, I need a children's entertainer for Saturday 18th February in Riviera del Sol. I need someone for 3 hours 3 till 6pm. that can do a disco and play games with 24 kids age from 3 to 8 years old.

We have a list of entertainers building up, so take a look if you need some details. If you have someone to recommend, please let us know. This is one of those things that you just prefer to have based on good recommendations. Click here to read more…

* Marbella babysitting services

With the half term and Easter break rolling around, we’ve been having a lot of requests for babysitters and child-minding services. If you are looking for someone, take a look at our babysitting section and our growing list of helpers.

If you or someone you know is looking for work, feel free to create a page on our site and we will add you to our list. Click here to read more…

TIP:Marbella Family Fun recommends you to always check references with any child-minding service you may choose.

* Marbella accommodation

Looking for a place to stay while on holiday in Marbella? Can’t decide which part of town is best for you and your family? Take a look at our Marbella accommodation page to help you sort it out. If you have any questions about where to stay in Marbella, feel free to ask us and we can help guide you to somewhere that works for you. Click here to read more…

* Megabowl bowling closed

We were disappointed to find out Megabowl bowling alley in La Cañada commercial center has closed its doors. We walked by the other day and saw a sign “CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT”, however, we have doubts if and when they’ll re-open and have been unsuccessful in trying to reach them.

We would like to find an alternative bowling alley, so if you know where the nearest one to Marbella is, please let us know. Bowling is always a fun indoor activity when the weather is too hot or rainy. Click here to read more…

* Parent football teams

One of our readers asks, “Hey everyone, i'm looking to start playing 5, 6 or 7 aside again. anyone know any groups of english lads who are looking for someone to add to their kick-around”

Visit our Facebook wall (last Tuesday’s Feb 7 post) to find out more, or send us an email to and we will be sure to get in touch for you. Click here to read more…

* Insurance companies in Spain

After the major wind storm we had last weekend destroying patio furniture, tossing about pots and tearing down trees, we would like to know how have your insurance companies been dealing with the damages you have been claiming (if any)? One of our readers has had really bad luck and may be looking to change. Let us know if you have had success or are disappointed with the service you have been getting.

There are many ways to let us know:

TIP: See our Facebook wall(scroll down to Saturday Feb 4) to see some photos of the damage. Click here to read more…

* Farmer’s markets in El Rosario

One of our readers asks: “Hi, can you recommend a good food market somewhere near Rosario please? Farmers´ market would be ideal, but otherwise any permanent or "pop-up" market with fresh fruit, veg, fish, meat etc would be great! thanks!”

Of course, there is always Supersol and Mercadona, but the closest farmers market we can find is in Marbella center. Do you know of one? Visit our Facebook wall (last Friday’s Feb 3 post) to let us know more, or send us an email to .

Click here to read more…

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Thank you... and see you next Friday.
Zoriana - Marbella Family Fun

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