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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- July 6, 2012
July 06, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday July 6, 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 July 6th until Thursday July 12th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
Ice Age 4
The Amazing Spiderman 3D

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Ice Age 4
The Amazing Spiderman 3D
The Amazing Spiderman 2D

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
The Amazing Spiderman 3D
The Amazing Spiderman 2D
Ice Age 4
Men in Black 3 – 2D
The Hunger Games
Snow White and the Huntsman
The Avengers 2D

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* The Multisports Club

The season of summer camps has kicked of this week and The Multisports Club in Aloha Gardens has been busy entertaining boys and girls aged 3 to 12 years old with plenty of sports, games and all around fun. This flexible camp is open Monday to Friday 10.00 until 14.00 (additional hour 14:00 - 15:00 10 euro extra with a packed lunch included). If you just need a few free hours on the weekend, drop the kids off from 10:00am for only 5 euro per hour. Click here to read more…

TIP: New! Every Thursday at 6.30pm - Junior football

* La Parisienne Café & Bakery

My holiday guests have been enjoying our trips to La Parisienne for breakfast with fresh baked croissants. If you can't make it for breakfast, then pop in for lunch for a steak tartare, quiche lorraine or one of their fresh salads. A don't forget to leave room for dessert...macaroons, dark saffroned chocolate mousse or a traditional tarte aux pommes. Yum! Click here to read more...

TIP: Conveniently located at Centro Plaza near the Puerto Banus bullring. Parking is easy too!

* Cake Couture

Last month I celebrated my birthday with a cake from Cake Couture and was blown away. I got exactly what I wanted and the lemon meringue filling was TO DIE FOR!! You HAVE to check out some of the designs Cake Couture has come up with in the past. There is nothing that this cake designer cannot do. Click here to read more…

TIP: Cake Couture is one of the most popular cake designers in Marbella and are now fully booked until July 18th. Only a few spots remaining until mid August, then booked again from August 15 to September 15th. To avoid any disappointment it is always preferable to book your cakes at least 3 weeks in advance in summer.

* Gloria Gaynor in concert

Don't miss the double headline concert “The LADIES SING TONIGHT” with Gloria Gayner and Kathy Sledge on Saturday July 7th. This is a unique opportunity to see icons of the disco soul genre live in concert in a very intimate setting at the Puente Romano tennis club. They are famous for their great voices and big performances and will be singing classics from the 70’s & 80’s such as the floor fillers "I Will Survive", "Never Can Say Goodbye", “I Am What I Am”, "We Are Family" , “He’s the Greatest Dancer” and “Lost in Music”. Flying into Marbella from New York and Philadelphia, for one night only! Click here to read more…

TIP: If you miss this concert, try making it to Bryan Ferry on Friday July 20th.

* Saturday morning dog walks

Saturday morning dog walks with the Triple A animal shelter still continue throughout the summer, but with a slightly earlier start time at 8:30am to take advantage of cooler morning hours. The dogs are all walked by 11am and it’s a fantastic opportunity to discover more of the nature around Marbella as well as get a bit of exercise for you and for your pooch. Double woof! Click here to read more...

TIP: You don’t need to own a dog to join the group.

* Puerto Banus street market

No trip to Marbella is complete without a visit to the street market. Every Saturday, the Puerto Banus street market fills up with locals and tourists alike from 10am to 2pm looking for bargains, souvenirs and a bit of fun. Spanish street markets are an Aladdin’s cave of souvenirs, fresh local fruit and vegetables, spices, clothes, shoes, local handicrafts, jewelry and much more. Click here to read more...

TIP: Get there early to avoid the crowds and the heat (especially if you have small children and strollers). And guard your handbags with your life! It’s pickpocketing season.

* San Pedro arts and crafts market

The San Pedro arts and crafts market isn’t as big as the Puerto Banus or San Pedro street markets, but still a nice place to pick up souvenirs and browse through the work of local tradesmen/tradeswomen. Click here to read more…

TIP: Don’t forget to bargain!

* Costa Women business networking

Do you want to connect with other women who own businesses on the Coast? Then join the next Costa Women group business network meeting for a lively and proactive session of networking on Tuesday July 10th. These meetings provide the forum to recognise, create and act upon business opportunities. It’s also a great way to meet new people and make friends. Click here to read more…

* Malaga Picasso Museum

If you are interested in seeing the works by Pablo Picasso in Malaga, head down on a Wednesday morning to take advantage of a free guided tour in English that is include with the purchase of your entry ticket. This is not a very large museum, but has some nice exhibits and isn't too much for children to handle. Read our reviews before you go. Click here to read more…

* George Benson in concert

The Starlite Festival is kicking off July 14th with a concert by legendary singer and guitarist George Benson. From the realms of jazz, his career gradually expanded into all sorts of other genres: soul, R & B, pop, and of course, swing. The concert takes place at the Auditorio de Marbella. La Cantera. Prices: General seating: (includes access to the Starlite Lounge): €60 - €110, plus booking fees. At the Auditorium ticket booth: €70 - €120. Click here to read more…

* iMovie camp

If you are looking for a totally different camp, send the kids to the iMovie for Mac camp with Marbella Mac Solutions. This is a fantastic idea for kids who enjoy learning computer skills and want to make movies. A cocktail party "film festival" will be held on the last day. Click here to read more…

TIP: Great way to keep kids cool indoors during the hottest time of the year. Also, Justin is way cool too and great with kids.

* Virgen del Carmen festivities

Las Chapas just started the Virgin del Carmen festivities yesterday (July 5) with opening ceremonies at the Asociación Mariana Virgen del Carmen de Las Chapas.

If you are in the area, catch a mass on Wed July 11 at 7:30pm.

Friday July 13 at 7pm - Mass at Puerto de Cabopino with a procession, immerse the Virgen del Carmen and water blessing to follow.

Saturday July 14 at 8:00am - Rosario de la Aurora celebration. Churros with chocolate.

July 14 at 8:00pm - Mass and Virgen del Carmen procession. Click here to read more…

TIP: What is the Festival del Virgen del Carmen?

* Marbella summer camps

If you still haven’t decided what the kids are going to do this summer, then take a look at our Summer Camps page to get some ideas. If you have a camp that you would like to recommend, please tell us about it and we will include it in our list. Click here to read more…

* Teenagers in Marbella

One of our readers asks, “Hello, My daughter has heard that Dreamers Club does a night for children aged from 13-16. Know as 'youth night'. I've tried everywhere to get information about this, but i have found nothing. Is there still nights like this for younger children? And if not is there any other club like this that is safe and fun for her and her friends? Many thanks!"

This is always an interesting topic and parents vary widely on their opinions. Take a look at some of the responses we have had and feel free to add a comment yourself. Click here to read more…

* Guinea pigs need home

One of our readers asks, “Can anybody help? We are leaving Spain and need to find a home for our two guinea pigs. They are used to living outside in their cage. Please contact me!"

If you can provide a home to these furry little guys, please contact Kate Chapelle on Facebook (see her post from July 2) or send us a message to and we will make contact for you. Click here to read more…

* Kids clubs in Elviria

One of our readers asks, ”Hello, hope somebody may be able to help. I am looking for any kids clubs available in the Elviria area during July/August. If possible any hotels that allow non-residents access to the facilities?

We’ve come up with one recommendation, but perhaps you have one yourself. Go to our Facebook wall (scroll to July 2) and answer Michael Daly or send us a message to and we will pass on the details for you. Click here to read more…

* Marbella open air concerts

Conciertos en la Muralla (Concerts in the wall) organized by Marbella Town Hall are taking place from 4 to 7 July in the Plaza de la Iglesia in Old Town Marbella. The next concert is tonight, July 6, at 21:15 with the music band "Fundación Santa María de la Victoria y Escolanía San Ciriaco y Santa Paula", organized in collaboration with Asociación Órgano del Sol Mayor.

On Saturday, July 7, at 22:30 see the choirs "Coral Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación de Marbella" and "Nuevo Amanecer de Churriana". Check our Calendar of Events for more free open air concerts: Click here to read more…

TIP: Summer nights are so enjoyable in Old Town Marbella, so this is a great chance to discover the town, have a nice dinner and enjoy music at the same time.

* Kids yoga summer class

My kids tried a fantastic yoga class this week with Carola Polo in Aloha (near Puerto Banus). All the kids loved it and are definitely continuing. Boys and girls aged 9+ are welcome to join us on Tuesday mornings. If you are interested, contact us at or call Carola directly on 670 729 222.

* Top 10 beaches in Marbella

After conducting a survey on your top ten Marbella beaches, Marbella Family Fun decided to let you know of our family's top ten beaches as well as where is the best chiringuito (beach restaurant) to have a bite to eat while there. If you have a favorite that is not on the list, tell us about it by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Click here to read more…

* Summer sales

The summer sale season has started in Marbella, so you will find plenty of bargains all throughout the summer until the end of August. Prices are slashed 20% - 30% and gradually increase as the season continues, so don’t worry if you miss the first wave. Keep in mind that the biggest shopping centers in Marbella, La Cañada and El Corte Inglés are now open on Sundays all summer long until September 9th. Click here to read more…

TIP: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE keep a tight hold of your handbags (like, don’t let them hang on your strollers). Summer season is pick-pocketing season and these people are very quick.

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

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