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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- February 24, 2012
February 24, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday February 24, 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 24th until Thursday March 1st.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
War Horse
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
War Horse
My Week With Marylin

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
War Horse
Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace
J. Edgar
The Artist
Underworld 3D
Jack & Jill

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* The British School of Marbella

The British School of Marbella has an excellent and dedicated team of teaching profesionals, with a fabulous campus located in the centre of Marbella for kids aged 2 to 7. They're also holding summer camp in July and August.

If you are looking for a place for your children to develop their skills in a friendly English speaking environment, then it is worth investigating what the British School of Marbella has to offer. Click here to read more...

* The Great Nutrition Company

The Great Nutrition Company based in Marbella offers a range of healthy lifestyle products for some of the most common and debilitating diseases and can be delivered to your own home no matter where you live. Many of their clients have experienced a radical change in lifestyle thanks to their products. Check them out! Click here to read more...

* The Multisports Club

The Multisports Club is currently running kids camps this week and next week for Semana Blanca holiday from 10am to 2pm. They also have fun family weekends From Fridays to Mondays with a bouncy castle and games for the kids as well as afterschool activities and weekend camps. These guys just never take a break and are always there for you! Click here to read more...

* Marbella Montessori School

Marbella Montessori School is another great choice out there for those of you looking for a warm and friendly place where children 3 months to 6 years can follow the British Early Years Curriculum and the Montessori Method of Education.

Check out the video to learn more about the Montessori system! Click here to read more...

* The Dolphin Safari

The weather has been amazing lately, so it's a good time to get out to Gibraltar and visit the dolphins with The Dolphin Safari tours. We had a lovely time with our family visiting Gib, enjoyed a nice lunch outdoors and topped it all off with a boat ride to see the dolphins in the Strait of Gibraltar. You get excellent views and photos of The Rock as well. This is a trip you can't miss while visiting the Costa del Sol. We were blown away by the number of dolphins we saw. Read our review to find out more. Click here to read more...

* Last weekend of Carnival

This is the last weekend for Carnival events in Marbella. The Burial of the Sardine closing ceremony is on Saturday. Check out the schedule to see what's left going on. Click here to read more...

* Semana Blanca holiday

The kids are off on holiday next week, so you will want to keep them busy with camps, play dates, and other activities if you are in town. One of my suggestions is to take a hike through the mountains. We had a lovely walk yesterday in the Aloha area (Nueva Andalucia) with a nice group of our Marbella Family Fun readers. If you would like to know more about where the trail starts, just send us a message to . We will surely organize another group one day to show you the “other face” of Marbella, so watch this space.

Read on to find out what is Semana Blanca anyway. Click here to read more…

* Día de Andalucía

Andalusia Day (Día de Andalucía) is a holiday celebrated only in the region of Andalucia to commemorate the referendum for Andalucia to become an autonomous community within Spain, which was held on February 28, 1980. This year February 28th falls on Tuesday. Remember that most businesses will be closed, so make sure you get things done on Monday! Click here to read more…

* San Pedro Children’s Fair

The 2nd annual San Pedro Children's Fair is taking place this year from February 25 – 28 at the Marqueen (street market venue) in San Pedro de Alcantara. Enjoy the day with bouncy castles, rodeo bull, paint ball, tirolina, workshops, magicians, comedians, jugglers, clowns, face painters, recycling workshops, etc. Click here to read more…

* Free entry to the Picasso Museum

The last Sunday of the month means free entry to the Pablo Picasso Museum in Malaga. This museum houses 133 pieces of work by the famous artist Pablo Picasso. Located in the heart of Malaga 45 minutes from Marbella. Read our reviews to find out how our trip to this museum went. Click here to read more…

* Moving to the Costa del Sol

One of our readers is considering moving to Spain and asks “We are looking into a permanent move to the Costa Del Sol, probably the Estepona/San Pedro area. Our children are both under the age of 5 and we feel now would be a good time to move before their schooling starts.

Our main reason for leaving the UK is the hope of providing our children a better quality of life, definitely a more outside life. Although we try not to look more than 5 years into the future, have a business in the UK so there are many factors to consider.

For those who have made the move:
Are you happy with your decision?
Do you find the quality of life to be better?
Safer than the UK?
Do you feel it is a good place for teenagers? I think this is my main concern, I know our children at this age will just love it.
Have you found it easy to meet new people?

Any information you can provide, good or bad to help us make our final decision would be greatly received. Many thanks Marie

We have answered all these questions ourselves, but this is just one opinon. We would love to hear why some of you have made the move and what you think of the Costa del Sol lifestyle. If you are also considering moving out here, then you will want to read the comments we have received and ask more questions if you like. Click here to read more…

* Activities for teens in Marbella

One of our readers asks, “We're going to Marbella in mid March. My oldest daughter and her boyfriend are 18 and we are comfortable with them going to clubs. Do you recommend any?

My younger daughter is 15 and is bringing a 16 year old friend with her. We live in a small town in the US where kids go to school dances, but not clubs. I am nervous about them going to clubs unless they're known to be safe for teens who are somewhat naive about clubs. Do you have any recommendations for them? They both ride horses and I am also interested in finding them a place to take lessons or ride on the beach in Spain. ”

We love to hear what you think about teenage life in Marbella, so please feel free to comment and answer this question. This “in between” stage is always a very difficult time with hormones flying all about and trying to find the balance between giving a bit of independence, yet not too much. Join in this discussion! Click here to read more…

* Marbella Family Fun shop

You bought your tickets to Spain and the hotel is reserved…now you need some reading material and guides on Andalusia. Take a look at our shop to find recommendations on guides, maps, music, cookbooks and things to keep the kids busy while you travel. Click here to read more…

* Swedish-Portuguese marriage in Spain

One of our readers asks: “Does anyone know how to go about finding someone who can perform a civil marriage cermony for a Swedish-Portugese couple in Marbella? Swedish consulate can't do it because only one of us is Swedish. Apparently we can ask the townhall but they don't send anyone out to the location where you perform your marriage and we really prefer someone to perform in English anyway as our guest are mainly English Speaking. Any ideas??? ”

Can anyone help out this bride-to-be?! Click here to read more…

* Babysitter available in Marbella

Claudia is 18 years old and says, “I am looking for some babysitting work on a regular basis, during the week or weekends. I would also do babysitting for families that come over to Marbella on holiday. I can provide references from all of my employees.

Do you need an extra pair of hands to help out with the kids? Marbella Family Fun recommends our readers to always check references before hiring any childminding service. Click here to read more…

* Bickram Yoga on the Costa del Sol

One of our readers asks “Does anyone know of any Bikram (hot) yoga classes on the coast?

We’ve got a couple of answers for you, so take a look at them if you are also interested. If you can recommend a place or instructor, please let us know! Click here to read more…

* Health food stores

One of our readers asks “Does anyone know of any Holland and Barrett style health food shops on the coast?

There are a couple of recommendations for places in the Marbella area, however if you have one near you that you like, please let us know! Or, if you have had an experience ordering online from the Holland and Barret website, share your experience with us. Click here to read more…

* Animal farm camp

Recently we had a question about animal farm camps, so when we found Granja Escuela del Fuerte Nagüeles (Fuerte Nagueles Farm School), which is being held during Semana Blanca holiday, we couldn’t resist telling you about it. If you have been to this camp before, tell us what you thought about it. We would love to know. It looks like something fun and natural to keep the kids busy during the break. Click here to read more…

* Looking for children’s talent

One of our readers from iTalk radio is searching for young talented people to join her on a morning talk show and asks, “I am looking for young people to join me as presenters on iTalkFM Radio on Saturday Mornings 9-11 (GMT+1). If you would like more information, please email”

Our kids popped in last weekend and felt really comfortable with Fiona, however, my youngest was a bit too shy to get up to the mic. If you have children who are outgoing and like to talk, why not give it a go? Contact Fiona on Facebook…

* Mobile water heaters

One of our readers asks “Anyone know about mobile water heaters for a small pool possibly solar?

Hmmm…This is a toughy. Anyone got some recommendations? Let us know by replying to this email or send us a message to

You can also post on our Facebook wall or find the original posting on our wall from George Trowbridge on February 20th. Click here to read more…

* Eyebrow threading in San Pedro

One of our readers asks “Hi does anyone know of anywhere that does eyebrow threading in or near San Pedro?

If you can recommend a salon or aesthetician, you can post on our Facebook wall or find the original posting on our wall from Liz on February 18h. You can also send us a message to or just reply to this newsletter. Click here to read more…

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

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