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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- June 8, 2012
June 08, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday June 8, 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 June 8th until Thursday June 14th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
Men In Black 3
21 Jump Street

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Snow White and the Huntsman
Men In Black 3 – 3D
Men in Black 3 – 2D

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Men In Black 3 – 3D
Men in Black 3 – 2D
Dark Shadows
The Hunger Games
Snow White and the Huntsman
The Avengers 2D
The Avengers 3D
Project X

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Route 66 American Diner

Try out the new diner in Puerto Banus - Route 66. It's a great place to get all American style burgers, ribs and fries. It's conveniently located right on Antonio Banderas square so you can sit on the terrace while you can keep an easy eye on the little ones who can run around outdoors. Kids menu and close garage parking too! Click here to read more…

TIP: Save room for dessert. The selection is to die for.

* Calpe summer school

Still looking for a summer program for the kids? Take a look at what Calpe School has to offer. All throughout July Calpe invites kids 3-11 yrs old to join in with arts & crafts, science experiments, practical activities, I.C.T tasks, team games, cooking, fun quizzes, face painting, temporary tattoos, pool splash, beach games, music, singing, drama, story-telling, dressing up, construction, play dough, water/sand trays and lots more. Click here to read more...

TIP: Take a look at their summer school blog to find out what they did last year and know what to expect.

* Cake Couture

While I placed my order for my birthday cake (woo hoo!) with Cake Couture I was browsing through the cakes on the Cake Couture Facebook page (yes, go ahead, and click) and was amazed and shocked…once again. There is a One Direction cake and you can even recognize the band members! (This is not the cake I ordered, although my daughter would have been thrilled). If you want a cake to really wow and impress, this is the company you are looking for. Click here to read more…

TIP: Cake Couture is all booked for June, so you have to contact them now for July. Hurry!

* Marbella Fair – Feria de San Bernabe

The Marbella Fair Feria de San Bernabe has been celebrated all this week and continues this weekend until June 11th. This is an event that you just cannot miss during your trip to Marbella.

If you get there by noon today you’ll see firecrackers in the streets and then can visit the casetas. By 2:00 the children’s rides will open and from 5pm – 8pm watch some of the local dance schools perform. Click here to read more…

TIP: Try to catch the horse parade on Saturday and the Pasacalles de Gigantes y Cabezudos (Parade of Giant Puppets) on Sunday

* Renting a car

You got your flights purchased and the hotel booked, but still need to rent a car? Check out our guide on how and where to rent cars while in Marbella and the Costa del Sol. There are many agencies to choose from within the airport as well as outside the airport grounds, so click here if you need some help. Click here to read more...

* Collegium Musicum and the Camerata Singers

We received a lovely review of the Collegium Musicum performance that was held this week in Marbella. Evidently it went very well and is highly recommended to see next time they perform. Our reader posts, ” ‘It doesn’t get any better than this.’ This was a comment made by the Brits sitting next to us in the Iglesia de la Encarnacion in Marbella, where we had just witnessed the most memorable performances of Mozart’s Requiem.” Click here to read more...

* June 11th holiday

Just a reminder that this Monday June 11th is a public holiday in Marbella due to the Marbella fair. Shops, businesses and schools will be closed this day, so make sure you get your shopping and business done by Saturday (shops are closed on Sunday).

TIP: This is a good day to go to the waterparks, such as Aqualand (Torremolinos), Bahia Aquapark (Algeciras) or Parque Aquatico (Mijas). The weather is good and the waterparks are located in areas outside of Marbella, so there are no crowds and no lines.

* Marbella street market

You can find nearly anything at the Puerto Banus street market (mercadillo), which is a great place to buy souvenirs, fresh local fruit and vegetables, spices, clothes, shoes, local handicrafts, jewelry and more. Starting at the top of the Puerto Banus bullring and spreading down towards Puerto Banus port you will find an antique and furniture market in addition to the regular goods. No trip to Marbella is complete without a visit to the street markets. Click here to read more…

TIP: Get there as early as possible to avoid the crowds and find parking. It’s also getting hot, so you will want to take advantage of cooler morning hours.

* San Pedro beach artisan market

Take a stroll along the San Pedro de Alcantara paseo (boardwalk) and visit the Arts and Craft market which is held on Sundays from 10am to 10pm. Enjoy browsing through local crafts such as sculptures, ceramics, clothes, accessories, glass art, vintage items, perfume, jewelry and more. Click here to read more…

TIP: Combine this visit with a lunch on the beach at Guayaba restaurant (just past Bora Bora) at the west end of the boardwalk. We tried this place out last weekend and loved it.

* No Monday street market in Marbella

Speaking of street markets, the Monday street market that is held in Marbella center (Las Albarizas in Marbella center) will be canceled due to the Marbella fair which takes place on the same grounds during this time. Don't confuse this with the Puerto Banus street market, which remains open on Saturdays. The Monday Marbella street market returns to its normal operations on June 18. Click here to read more…

TIP: Find more details about other street markets on the Costa del Sol.

* Free guided tours of the Picasso Museum

Every Wednesday at 11:30am the Malaga Picasso Museum is offering free guided tours in English which is included with the price of admission. Click here to read more…

TIP: You may want to combine this visit with a trip to the Dinosaur Exhibit in Malaga, which runs until June 24th.

* Atletico Las Chapas Charity Day

On Saturday 16th June from 3pm to 9pm take the kids to Atletico Las Chapas football field for a fun Charity Fund Day to raise money for the Children's Orphanage in Malaga. There will be lots to do for kids of all ages including a proper school sports day, egg and spoon race, 3 legged race, sack race, Mum and Dad race and more. Make sure you have lunch a bit later or enjoy an early dinner with their Spanish BBQ and Paella. Click here to read more…

* Discounted horse riding classes

Anyone want a good deal on riding classes? Sandra Rosa posted on our Facebook wall: "Because we are moving out of Spain we are selling our daughters 7 remaining riding "bonos" for the Escuela de Arte Equestre in Estepona. The riding classes (in English) are 20 euros per class, but will give one bono free for anyone interested. Will be leaving Spain in 3 weeks, so please reply asap."

You can find Sandra Rosa on our Facebook wall (scroll to June 7) or Click here to read more…

* Looking for holiday rental on San Pedro beachside

One of our readers is looking for a holiday rental on the San Pedro beachside from 29 June to 14 July. Need min 2 bedrooms. If you have a place to rent during this time find this post on our our Facebook wall (scroll to Tuesdsay June 5) or send us a message to and we will forward on your message. Click here to read more…

* Mijas International Festival de los Pueblos

The Mijas International Festival known as the Festival de los Pueblos is taking place this weekend from June 8 - 10. Stands, performances and workshops from countries all across the globe will make this weekend very exciting in Mijas. Check it out if you’re in the area. Click here to read more…

* Another little joke

Here is the last joke from a series that will tickle your ribs (in case you missed it on our Facebook wall):

A little girl goes to the barbershop with her father.

She stands next to the barber chair, while her dad gets his hair cut, eating a snack cake.

The barber says to her, 'Sweetheart, you're gonna get hair on your muffin.'

She says, 'Yes, I know, and I'm gonna get boobs too.'

Have a great weekend! ☺

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

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