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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- January 13, 2013
January 11, 2013

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday December 21, 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 January 11th until Thursday January 17th

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:
Unfortunately, this cinema has not updated its site at time of publication. Please go to our English movie listing where we will post the latest update as soon as we can.

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Jack Reacher
Les Miserables

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Jack Reacher
Life of Pi 3D
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D
The Impossible
Zero Dark Thirty
Les Miserables

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* International School Estepona

We have some amazing testimonials for the International School Estepona, so if you are looking for a new school in the area, you must consider this British School for children aged 2 - 12 which also uses the Montessori approach in the early years in nursery. Check it out! Click here to read more...

* Duck n Dive

Get your little ones started in swimming classes with Duck n Dive swim school this year. It just may save their lives one day.

Duck n Dive offers fun progressive lessons following STA (Swimming Teachers Association) Badge Scheme to motivate students of all ages and levels. All instructors are STA trained to a high standard. STA is the world's largest swimming and life saving organization. Click here to read more…

TIP: Classes can be organized for holiday makers too!

* Danzzas performing arts academy

Danzzas has a new studio conveniently located near Aloha College (Puerto Banus area) offering classes in performing arts, such as dance, singing and drama for children from aged 2 all the way to adult level.

This studio is purposely built and even has a fantastic floor for tap dancing. My daughter absolutely loves all of her classes here and we can highly recommend it! Check out some of the parent reviews.

Kids classes start tomorrow January 12th! Click here to read more...

TIP: Danzzas also offers classes for adults in Zumba, Bollywood and Bellydance!

* Laude San Pedro International College

Laude San Pedro International College has some of the best facilities on the coast offering both British and Spanish curriculums for children aged 2 to 18+. Laude hosts over 500 students from over 40 countries, making it a truly international school.

We have some great reviews for Laude, so check them out if you are looking for a school in Marbella. Click here to read more...

* Family friendly holidays on the Costa del Sol

The stretching buttercup sands, warm sea, hoards of attractions and accommodating, delicious restaurants make the Costa del Sol ideal for families. You and your little ones will have a sunny and adventurous time in any of these easygoing, amiable towns. So here are our top attractions, to keep kids entertained over the holidays. Click here to read more...

* Looking for singing teacher

One of our readers is looking for a good recommendation and asks, ”I am in Marbella and am looking for a classical singing teacher, can any one recomend one for me ?”

We have a few answers if you are also looking for a singing teacher, but we would like to get more. Let us know if you have someone you can recommend. Click here to read more...

* Costa Women Marbella: 50 Shades of PINK!

Costa Women’s club is holding a fantastic charity event for Positively Pink on Tuesday February 5th. Warning: This Costa Women event could seriously break the moulds, add a spring to your step and put a big bright smile on your face!! Click here to read more…

TIP: Learn more about this expat community for women. Sign up if you aren’t already!

* Wok Benalmadena port

If you have ever been to the Wok in Benalmadena port, then you may want to add your review own to this one: ”Went here on 03/01/13 and was very disappointed. The starters were all cold and when I spoke to the waiter his excuse was it was a cold day out ...”

Was this just a bad day, you disagree and have had a positive experience to share? Or do you agree with this reader? Let us know what you think and add a comment to this restaurant. Our readers appreciate your opinions, both good and not so rosy to help make the best decisions for their holiday experience. Click here to read more…

* Team Xtreme adventure tours

Whether you want to organize a winter ski trip to Sierra Nevada or take the family on a canyoning trip through the mountains in Marbella, Team Xtreme is a reliable company that can take care of all the logistics for you.

Plenty of activities to choose from for both kids and adults such as mountain biking, trekking, 4 x 4 tours, sky diving, caving, rock climbing, kayaking, hot air ballooning, scuba diving, surfing, dog sledging, paragliding and quad biking. Click here to read more…

TIP: Our family has had fantastic trips with Team Xtreme in the past and can wholeheartedly recommend their services. Check out what we have to say about our canyoning trip to Benahavis.

* Need Laude blazer

One of our readers is looking for a secondhand blazer and asks, ”Does anyone have a Laude boys school blazer size 48 to 50 for sale??”

If you have one you would like to get rid of, contact Louise on our Facebook wall (Go to Posts by Others on Tuesday) or respond to this newsletter and we will get you in contact with her for you. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you have a school uniform you would like to buy, sell or exchange, go to our School Uniform Forum or post on our Facebook wall.

* Malaga airport

You arrive in Malaga airport for you next vacation, but then what? Check out our page about the Malaga airport for all you need to know such as baggage claims from non EU countries, renting a car, getting to Marbella from the airport, parking and more. Click here to read more…

TIP: Bus rates to Marbella from Malaga airport have increased from 5 euro to 7 euro. Still the cheapest way to get into town.

* Bioparc Fuengirola yearly pass

Bioparc Fuengirola Zoo is offering an annual pass for only 30 euro for adults that includes an annual pass for children FREE. This deal is only offered until March 3, so if you live in the area, you may want to take advantage of this. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Youth Theatre

Calling all budding actors/actresses. The Marbella Youth Theatre starts a new semester of classes on Saturday 12th January. The Marbella Youth Theatre engages children from 3 to 18 to participate in a number of classes including Drama Tots, performance classes, LAMDA exam preparation and Musical Theatre. All classes are taught by Julie Curran - a qualified drama teacher from the UK who has been preparing students for the LAMDA exams and teaching for the last 10 years.

Call Julie on 655607506 for more information. Click here to read more…

TIP: Our daughter has been attending these classes for the last few years and absolutely loves them. Highly recommended!

Marbella job board

With the holidays over and behind us, you may need thinking it’s time to get a job. Or perhaps you are looking for someone to hire for your budding business? Either way, post your needs on the Marbella Job Board to get the word out. It’s easy and free! Click here to read more…

* After school activities start a new semester

Next week parents are scrambling to find a new activity to engage the kids after school and there is plenty to choose from. Check out our Clubs and Activities page to find out what’s out there, read other parent reviews, add some of your own and get kids out and about, fit and having fun.

Tell us about an activity that your kids have been enjoying if you don’t see it in our list! Click here to read more…

TIP: We have even more activities listed in our forum on Schools, Camps and Clubs. Just scroll down to the bottom to find what you are looking for.

* Marbella restaurants

Looking for a good place to eat in Marbella? Check out our list of family friendly restaurants. They’re our favorites! Click here to read more…

TIP: Do you have a restaurant recommendation? Tell us where is your favorite place to go!

* Costa del Sol excursions

Whether you are in Marbella or the Costa del Sol for a day or for several weeks there are plenty of things to do and see while you are here. Take a look at the top Marbella sites or hop in the car and travel a bit further to see more of the Spanish countryside and even Gibraltar! So much to choose from and so little time! Read our family reviews and get organized now. Click here to read more…

* Costa del Sol weather forecast

Not sure how to pack your suitcase for your next trip to the Costa del Sol? Or can’t decide what kind of activities are appropriate for the time of year you are visiting Marbella? Then check out our page on Marbella weather to figure it all out. Click here to read more…

TIP: Forecast for Marbella is good this weekend with partly cloudy skies and highs from 15 to 19.

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

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