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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- April 13, 2012
April 13, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday April 13, 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 April 13th until Thursday April 19th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 3D

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Titanic 3D
Dr. Seuss' The Lorax 3D
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Wrath of the Titans 2D
Wrath of the Titans 3D
Titanic 3D
Coming soon…The Hunger Games

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Calpe School

Whether you are looking for a new school in Marbella or need to find a place for the kids to spend the summer in a fun and caring environment, consider Calpe School in the lovely neighborhood of Linda Vista in San Pedro de Alcantara. Calpe is an international school offering the British National Curriculum for boys and girls from 3 to 11 years. Click here to read more...

* Free tours at Picasso Museum

Every Wednesday at 11:30am the Malaga Picasso Museum offers free guided tours in English which is included with the price of admission.

If you can't make it next Wednesday, then skip the free tour and try to make it this weekend. Rain is scheduled, so you might as well stay dry indoors. Click here to read more...

* Indoor activities

Weather forecast isn't so rosy this weekend in Marbella. Take a look at our recommendations for things to do indoors with the kids. Click here to read more...

* International School Estepona

The International School Estepona is a British School for children aged 2 - 12 following the British National Curriculum in Spain. Check it out if you are looking for a school in the Estepona area...there are some truly amazing testimonials.

No deposit and registration fee for new admissions! Click here to read more...

* Schools for teenagers

It seems as though schools are on your minds right now. One of our readers asks “We are due to move to Manilva and I have two teenagers; one aged 13 and one aged 15. They are currently in years 8 and 10 in the UK. I have been trying to investigate options regarding schooling, anywhere from Marbella to Gibraltar!

It seems we cannot afford the fees relating to the private schools; prices seem to be around £1500 per month, per child I believe. So this leaves the state schools but I'm not sure that would be the best thing for my children as they are nearing the end of their education. They do not speak Spanish either! The cheapest option appears to be Gibraltar but I understand you still have to pay school fees. Also it is so far away. Can anyone help me?? I feel like I am missing something! Are there any secondary schools in the Manilva or Marbella area that don't cost a fortune and teach in English?” Click here to read more…

* Maternity nurse available

Mature, British Maternity Nurse seeks live-in work with families with newborn babies. Lots of experience, CRB checked and insured for your peace of mind. This maternity nurse has also completed a Paediatric First Aid Course. Click here to read more…

* Marbella cake toppers

One of our readers asks, “Does anyone know of a company in the Marbella area that makes cake toppers from rice paper?

We have come up with a few answers, so come take a look if you are interested. Or feel free to post a comment to share some of your information. Click here to read more…

* Marbella teen clubs

One of our readers asks, “ I am looking for information on Dreamers nightclub youth nights for 13 to 16 year olds. Does anyone know if these nights are still open and when they are? Or perhaps another teen night club? “

Do you have any information for this reader or have an opinion on the local clubs? Tell us about it! Click here to read more…

* Win a Meal!

Today we draw our winner for a FREE meal for two at one of our favorite restaurants Osaka Japanese Restaurant. To see our winner go to the comments section of our Win a Meal for Two page. Because you already signed up to our newsletter you equally have a chance to win. We choose our winner from our total database, not just the new sign ups.

We will continue the draws all throughout the month of April, so stay tuned and keep your fingers crossed! Tell your friends about the draw and they may win too. Click here to read more…

* Marbella attractions

Planning your next trip to Marbella and not sure what to do? There are plenty of things to do not only in Marbella, but all around the Costa del Sol. And now that the Easter season is behind us, lots of outdoor attraction parks are now open! Water parks usually open around June, depending on the weather, so stay tuned for these announcements. Click here to read more…

* Hip hop festival

Not sure if the weather will allow it, but a hip hop festival is scheduled to be held in Marbella’s Parque de la Represa on Saturday April 14th from 7:00pm to midnight. If you like dance and want to take a chance (rain scheduled for Saturday), head out to the park for some outdoor entertainment. Click here to read more…

* What’s the weather like in Marbella?

Not sure how to pack for your next holiday to Marbella? Then check out our weather description for all seasons to come. We also have a daily weather forecast on this page, so go now to see if we have rain or shine. Click here to read more…

* Andalusian nature walks

Marbella Town Hall organizes walks through nature reserves, parks, mountains and other outdoor areas in Andalusia at very reasonable prices called Salidas Abiertas. Registration is open the week before each walk, so sign up now if you are interested in the next April 21 and 22 to the Nature Park Sierra de Grazalema - Benaojan - Villaluenga del Rosario. This is an intermediate/advanced 18km hike and costs only 50 euro, which includes a guide, transportation, lodging and insurance.

If you are interested in hiking the famous Camino de Santiago, Salidas Abiertas is gathering a group to hike a portion of this walk for a whole week (May 5 – 12) from Fonfria to Santiago de Compostela. This advanced 140 km walk is 250 euro and is a special walk, so registration is open two weeks ahead of time. Mark your calendars now and get registered early if you are interested as this walk may fill up quickly. Click here to read more…

* Sunday artisanal market

Every Sunday, the Marbella Marina (Puerto Deportivo de Marbella) hosts ‘Mercadillo El Puerto’ - an artisan market where you can find lots of unique local arts and crafts such as jewelery, clothing, paintings, toys and much more. This event takes place from 12:00pm to 6:00pm on the Teresa Zabell Pier (northern part. Weather is forecast for a bit of sunshine on Sunday, so you may want to take your chances on this one.

* Traveling to Morocco from Marbella

If you are interested in taking a quick tour to Morocco from Marbella, there are many possibilities…one day, overnight, 7 day tours. We have loads of information on how to get there and what to see and do, so take a look at some of the details if you would like to visit Africa during your stay on the Costa del Sol. Click here to read more…

* Marbella summer camps

Now that Easter is behind us, we can now look forward to the summer holidays ahead. We will be updating our Summer camps page, so if you have a camp that you would like to promote or recommend (or warn us about), then tell us about it! Keep this page bookmarked for all the latest updates. Click here to read more…

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

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