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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- April 1, 2011
April 01, 2011

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday April 1, 2011

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* English movie listings

These are the listing for movies that are playing in Marbella and on the Coast in English from Friday April 1st until Thursday April 7th.

Cinema Gran Marbella:
Battle: Los Angeles

Fuengirola Miramar:
No English language movies are playing this week.

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Battle: Los Angeles 2D
Piranha 3D
Rango 2D
The Rite 2D
Sucker Punch 2D
Gnomeo and Juliet 2D

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Galaxia Playcenter

Take the kids to Galaxia this weekend…yes, even when the sun is shining! This enormous playcenter is located in the Guadalmina commercial center in San Pedro and offers over 1150 square meters of fun for all ages. There is something for everyone with 14 slides, mazes, tunnels, zip wire, air cannons, trampoline, huge outdoor mega slide and much more. Galaxia is a great place to hold birthday parties and has a cool chill out zone outdoors for the parents. Click here to read more...

* Easter events in Marbella

It is countdown time to Easter and there are plenty of things you can see and do in Marbella during the Easter holidays. We are building a list of events for you to browse through to find out where to go and what to do with the kids while on vacation. We are updating our list often so please return to it to see what´s new.

If you know of an event that is taking place or have heard of a special camp or activity, please let us know. We are always happy to post new things on our list. Click here to read more...

* Easter opening hours for shops in Marbella

While we are on the theme of Easter, one of our readers asked: “Could you please inform me about the opening dates of the Shops in Marbella around Easter Time? e.g. Will the shops be opened on Good Friday and on Monday April 25?”

We´ve done some research and have come up with some clear answers. Take a look so that you can plan ahead. Click here to read more...

* Family fun excursions from Marbella

If you´re planning out your trip to Marbella and would like to squeeze in some excursions while you´re here, then you´ll have to take a look at our Excursion page to see what Andalusia has to offer.

Whether you are staying in Marbella for one day or one month, there is plenty to see and do from a quick tour of Puerto Banus to a 3-day trip to Madrid. Click here to read more...

* Good Morning Marbella!

We´re having one beautiful morning after another, so I have decided to take some new photos during my walk along the San Pedro boardwalk. Take a look at how lovely it has been and see what´s waiting for us at the end of the weekend. Click here to read more...

* Easter at Galaxia playcenter

Join the Easter fun at the Galaxia San Pedro play centre with an Easter egg hunt, balloon animals, face painting and special visits from Mickey, Minnie, Winnie the Pooh and even the Easter Bunny on April 22, 23 and 24, 2011.

Loads of fun for the whole family waits at this huge play centre located in the Guadalmina shopping centre next to Supersol in San Pedro de Alcántara. Click here to read more...

* Introductory printmaking course

The Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Spanish Printmaking) is holding a special introductory printmaking course on Experimental Printmaking Techniques. This event is led by Daniela Rivero and will be held on Thursdays from April 7, 2011 to June 23, 2011. Two sessions are being offered to the public: Mornings from 10:00am to 1:00pm and Afternoons from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Click here to read more...

* Gio´s Café in Nueva Andalucia

GIO´S in Nueva Andalucia has been serving great food in a friendly and comfortable environment for nearly 4 years now.

It has delicious food served all day, and the extensive menu offers some of the favorites from Spain, England, Italy and Even America, as the Beef Burger with crispy bacon and melted chedder cheese has been quoted as being "the best hang over cure ever!" Click here to read more...

* Nature walks in Andalusia

Marbella Town Hall organizes walks through nature reserves, parks, mountains and other outdoor areas in Andalusia at very reasonable prices called Salidas Abiertas.

This is a great way to discover the nature that exists along the Costa del Sol and Andalusia as well as a wonderful opportunity to meet locals and practice your Spanish. The next walk is on April 2 – 3 to PN Sierra de Cazorla. Rio Borosa. This is a 20km intermediate walk and costs 50 € (all inclusive). Click here to read more...

* Traveling nanny service

My Travelling Nanny is a unique agency offering Students, Qualified Nannies, and Teachers as temporary and holiday childcare. This is a down-to-earth agency offering options for all family budgets and needs. Click here to read more...

* Siente Marbella!

If you missed the last art, music and food festival last weekend in Old Town Marbella, here is your second chance. Siente Marbella! is held once again this Saturday April 2nd from 12:00pm to 3:30pm and will take place every first Saturday of the month thereafter in conjunction with the Marbella Ecological Market in Parque Alameda nearby. Click here to read more and see the schedule of events...

* Marbella Ecological Market

Marbella Town Hall is organizing a Marbella Ecological Market to take place every first Saturday of the month. The next market is taking place April 2nd from 10:00am to 2:00pm on the Paseo de la Alameda in Marbella center.

This ecological market hopes to add variety to the commercial center and to promote the consumption of ecological products in Marbella. All products come from various regions of the province of Malaga and include a variety of items such as vegetables, honey, oil, citrus, eggs and wine among others. The initiative also involves local bars in the center that provide tapas and traditional recipes. Click here to read more...

* Andalucia Tennis Experience

If you´re a tennis buff, then you won´t want to miss the Andalucia Tennis Experience taking place from April 2 – 10. This weekend will be jam packed with stars on the tennis circuit and is held at Puente Romano Tennis Club where more than 20,000 people attended the event last year. Among the confirmed players are number one Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) and Victoria Azarenka (Bielorrusia) – actual number 9 ranking. Click here to read more...

* Children´s charity fair in Calahonda

This is a little bit ahead of schedule, but you may want to mark your calendar for this special charity event, which seeks to raise funds for the Children's Oncology Department in Malaga Hospital.

The Children´s Fayre will be a fun day out for all the family 11am - 6pm, Sunday 15th May 2011 at the Parque Infantil (children´s park), Avenida de Espana, Calahonda. Click here to read more...

* Marbella walk this Sunday

The Marbella Youth Delegation is holding its last walk of the season this Sunday April 3rd to "Benahavís y Montemayor". This free walk is 3,200 meters and is considered moderate difficulty.

These walks are limited to 50 places per trip and include transport, insurance, and a guide. Registration can be made during the week of each walk at the offices of the Marbella Youth Delegation and in San Pedro de Alcántara. Click here to read more...

* Puerto Banus street market on tomorrow

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous, so you can count on the street vendors coming out in force at the Puerto Banus street market on Saturday morning. No trip to Marbella is complete without a visit to this market where you can find an Aladdin´s cave of treasures to take home from souvenirs to furniture. The market officially starts at 10:00, but try to get there early, even at 9:00 so you can find parking and even have a quick breakfast in the morning at one of the local cafes before the crowd rushes in. Click here to read more...

* Happy April Fool´s Day!

And last, but not least…Happy April Fool´s Day! Watch out for all those pranksters and jokes today. You just might have one pulled over your head. So take care or plan a little April Fool´s joke on someone. Don´t be too naughty! Have a great day.

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

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