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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- July 29, 2011
July 29, 2011

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday July 29, 2011

* English movie listings

These are the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Coast in English from Friday July 29th until Thursday August 4th.

Cinema Gran Marbella:
The Smurfs
Cars 2

Fuengirola Miramar:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Cars 2

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Green Lantern
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Cars 2 (3D)
Bad Teacher 2D
The Hangover Part 2 in 2D
Xmen: First Class 2D
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D
Kung Fu Panda 3D

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Team Xtreme adventures

Team Xtreme is organizing two great events this weekend. On Saturday join them for their downhill mountain bike tour from Ronda to Marbella. This bike trip of approximately 36km is 85 % downhill through the beautiful natural park of Sierra de las Nieves.

On Sunday test out your river skills at their advanced canyoning experience at Rio Lentegi. Andalucía has some of Europe’s most spectacular gorges and canyons, offering stunning water falls, deep natural pools and breathtaking scenery. Team Xtreme gives you unrivalled access to these amazing rivers, and professional, fully insured guides who teach you new skills, including exhilarating and highly enjoyable abseils, climbs, jumps and of course some swimming!

Our family had an amazing time canyoning and we highly recommend this adventure trip! Read our review too to learn more. Click here to read more...

* Queen Tribute concert August 5th

Don´t miss the Queen tribute concert on Friday August 5th in Marbella! Dream Ticket Promotions, the team that brought you the sell-out BJÖRN AGAIN ABBA show last year, bring you the most anticipated event of the summer - the huge “QUEEN TRIBUTE CONCERT” on 5th of August at the stunning new Pinillo Beach open air concert arena in Marbella.

Last year our family attended the ABBA concert and we all had the time of our lives, so the kids are totally excited to rock on at the Queen tribute concert this summer. Tickets are going fast, so be sure to reserve them in advance. Click here to read more...

* We Register Any Car

If you have ever tried to import or register a car in Spain you will know that it is no simple task. There is a lot of paperwork and running around that can drive you crazy…particularly if you don´t speak Spanish and are not familiar with Spanish laws. We Register Any Car can help you sort through the mess with professional English speaking guidance. Our family has tested out their services and we have been more than satisfied. We couldn´t recommend anyone else. Click here to read more...

* Calpe School

The summer school program at Calpe is over, however they are already getting geared up for the new academic year in September. If you are looking for a good international school on the coast, you may want to consider Calpe School. Established in 1973 and located in San Pedro, Calpe School offers the British National Curriculum, for boys and girls from ages 2 ½ to 11. Click here to read more...

* Where to run in Marbella

One of our readers asks, “I am passing my holidays around Marbella this year from the 30th of July until the 20th of August. I am now preparing for a marathon which I will run on the 5th of October. Does anyone know if I can test my skills during my holidays in Spain? I am looking for several road running races from 10 k up to 25 k. ”

We´ve had a couple of leads, so take a look if you are interested or please add to the list by posting a comment. Click here to read more...

* School uniform exchange

With just one month of summer left, you may be starting to think about the childrens´ school uniform. We´ve had several postings last week looking for anyone offering to sell, exchange or give away their old school uniforms. If you have changed schools or your children have outgrown their old uniforms, please consider helping out another family. School uniforms can get to be really expensive (Laude blazers are nearly 100 euro!), so every little bit helps. Click here to read more...

* Mariposario Butterfly Park

The Mariposario Butterfly Park recently opened in Benalmadena and we received a raving review about the premises. This is a nice way to spend the afternoon and learn about the lifecycle of butterflies. If you pick up a copy of Kids on the Costa magazine kids can get in free when they colour in the picture at the back of the magazine. Click here to read more...

* Costa del Sol beaches

Marbella, Estepona, Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Tarifa....

Which beach is in your area? How can you find out more about them? Take a look at our quick list with personal reviews and decide which one is best for you. Some beaches are better for little babies with coves and not a single wave in sight. While others have waves big enough to surf in for older kids. If you have a favorite beach, why not tell us about it! Click here to read more...

* Pony riding summer school

The Escuela de Arte Ecuestre in Estepona is offering children a great summer experience with their Pony Riding Summer School that runs until September 9, 2011.

Children are offered intensive riding lessons including theory, practical, games and excursions. This is a beautiful school with professional trainers, so you will absolutely love the premises and hanging out for a coffee while the little ones have a lesson or even stay for lunch. Click here to read more...

* VI Marbella Acuathon

If you like swimming and running then you surely will want to participate in the VI Marbella Acuathon on Sunday August 7, 2011 starting at 10:00 h. (Cadetes-Veterans); 11:30 h. (Prebenjamin-Infantil) on Playa de Levante de Puerto Banús Click here to read more...

* Flamenco classes in Marbella

If you would like to take some flamenco classes during your visit to Marbella, or would like to pick it up when the kids are back in school, we can highly recommend Isabel at the Nueva Alcantara Padel and Tennis Club. We recently got another nice review for her, so check it out. Click here to read more...

* Marbella Police Station

What would you do if you got robbed? Do you know where to go if you are pickpocketed? Then you may want to read one Q & A we have about this topic. Click here to read more...

* XI National Horse Jumping Competition

The Estepona riding school Escuela de Arte Ecuestre is hosting the XI National Horse Show Jumping Competition from July 28 - 31, 2011 daily from 10:00 to 14:00 and then 18:00 to 24:00.

On Wednesday July 27th at 8:00pm join the school for a cocktail evening and again on Saturday July 30th at 10:30pm for 6 bar jumping and a flamenco party. Click here to read more...

* Open air concerts in Marbella and San Pedro

Marbella and San Pedro will be holding outdoor concerts at 9:00pm this Saturday and Sunday. The municipal bands play on Plaza de la Iglesia in San Pedro and on the Paseo de la Alameda in Marbella.

* Marbella public schools

For anyone who has moved to Marbella, you know that one of the toughest decisions you have to make is which school to place your children in. One of our readers is looking for help on choosing a public school in Marbella. We don´t have much experience in this area ourselves (our kids attend private schools), so we would really appreciate it if you have any input to help out a fellow reader who asks, “Hi do you have any information on public schools in the Elviria area, I am planning on moving to Marbella with kids 3 and 6 years old. “

If you are also in the same boat trying to find a public school in Marbella, then you will want to read this post, because we´ve got a couple of answers already. Click here to read more...

* Marbella family fun survey

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

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