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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- February 14, 2014
February 14, 2014

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday February 14, 2014

* 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 14th until Thursday February 20th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:
The Wolf of Wall Street

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Wolf of Wall Street
American Hustle
Saving Mr. Banks
Winter’s Tale

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Saving Mr. Banks
American Hustle
August: Osage County
The Wolf of Wall Street
Twelve Years a Slave
The Book Thief
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

TIP: During holidays, or if you are traveling far, you may want to call the cinema before you go to confirm. It is not unusual for cinemas in Spain to change their schedules midweek or not update their own websites.

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Happy Valentine’s Day!

Marbella Family Fun wishes you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day filled with lots of love and joy for the whole family. Thank you for your support throughout the years. Each and every one of you is a sweetheart and we hope you have a LOVE-ly day!

* CF Inter Marbella

CF Inter Marbella Football Club is going strong with professional football training and matches for both girls and boys of all ages and abilities. Check out this club if you are looking for a professional junior football club on the Costa del Sol where not only kids find a high level of learning, but also have lots of fun. Click here to read more…

TIP: CF Inter Marbella is more than a football club. Families gather at training sessions and weekend matches to share in the achievements of their kids on the field of play. A real family friendly atmosphere!

* Galaxia Playcenter

Looking for a fun venue to celebrate your child's next birthday party? Consider Galaxia playcenter in San Pedro. There is plenty of space for kids to have fun bouncing around the ballroom, zooming on ziplines, enjoying a visit from Sponge Bob or Minnie Mouse. Plus, you can have the cake and food organized for you and don't even have to clean up! What more can you ask for? Click here to read more…

TIP: Easy to find and easy parking!

* Pure Skin Beauty special offer

Tomorrow I am off to test out the new Volcanic Hot Stone Massage at Pure Skin Beauty. Get one FREE (40 minute massage at a 60 euro value) when you mention Marbella Family Fun when booking one of the signature facials like Triple Peel Ling Facial or the Intraceuticals Oxygen Infusion Facial (my personal favorite!). There are loads of treatments to choose from. Consultations are free too. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you prefer to just go for the Volcanic Hot Stone Massage without a treatment, mention Marbella Family Fun and get a 75 minute full body treatment for only 60 euros (normally 95 euros).

* Dyslexia support

One of our readers is looking for some guidance and asks:

”We moved to Spain in august and enrolled our children in an international school. One of our children who is in year 5 has dyslexia and we were promised from the moment we made our enquiry with the school we chose that support would be given.

We have had meetings with both the teacher and principle and still very little action taken. The principle described her as 'special needs' - now anybody who has come into contact with children with dyslexia knows that it just means they learn in a different way. Although there are only 7 students in the class the teacher cannot see how she can find time to do some one-on-one reading with our daughter.

We are getting out of school help but she needs it on a daily basis within the classroom - could anybody recommend an international school that could provide this. We would be very grateful for any suggestions.”

We have an answer for you if you are also looking for dyslexia support in Marbella. Of, if you have a recommendation, please let us know! Click here to read more…

* Semana Blanca

Starting February 24th, children across Andalucia have an elective week of vacation called Semana Blanca (White Week). It is chosen by the Autonomous Communities to compensate for the local ferias that occur during the summer break. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you are heading to Sierra Nevada to ski, be prepared for crowds, but loads of fun.

* Andalucia Day

Andalusia Day, Día de Andalucía in Spanish, 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 day is celebrated every year on February 28th. Click here to read more…

TIP: Schools and most businesses are closed or have shortened hours on this day, so be sure to check opening hours of any business before you head out.

* Marbella Carnival

Maybe you have noticed costume sections popping up in local shops along the coast. This has all been in preparation for the Marbella Carnival which kicked off February 8th. The fun and fanfare runs until March 2, so get the kids dressed up and enjoy the week. Click here to read more…

TIP: The full event schedule and more information can be found on the Marbella Carnaval website.

* Musical concert

Musica con Encanto presents the ECM Doublebass Ensemble by Jorge Munoz. Works from ORFF, barber and jazz composers playing tomorrow, February 15th. Click here to read more…

TIP: For more concerts, go to the Musica con Encanto website.

* Local pools

One of our readers is looking for information on pools in Marbella and asks:

" Do you know of any hotel or gym with a pool that is open to the public for this family visiting in April?"

Take a look at some of the answers we got for you if you are also looking for a public pool. If you have some recommendations for this family, please add a comment. Click here to read more…

* Renting a place in Marbella

There are several things you need to consider when looking for Marbella rentals. Are you looking for a short term rental, a long term rental, or a holiday rental? Is it important to be on the beachside or near a golf course? What kind of amenities do you need? What is your budget? Do you need shops and restaurants to be within walking distance?

Take a look at the Marbella rental page for some guidance on how to choose a place to stay in Marbella as well as the Top 5 Marbella Rental Tips. Click here to read more…

* Ice skating classes

One of our readers is looking for a place to ice skate and asks:

” I really want to start an ice skating class, the nearest ice rink to me is the one in Benelmadena.

Do you know if they have weekly classes for children, how much, and what you will need? eg- what clothes? Own pair of ice skates? etc!”

If you have some advice, please let our reader know. Or check out some of the answers we have for you if you are also looking to spend some time on ice. Click here to read more…

* IOS/Android developer wanted

One of our readers is looking to hire and asks:

” New Hip online startup is looking for talent.

We are looking for experienced developers or highly motivated and positive candidates to join our team!”

If this is the job for you, contact Grow Crowd asap. Or pass this information on to someone who may be looking for this kind of work. Click here to read more…

* Summer camps

One of our readers is looking for information on camps and asks:

” Dear Sirs,

I’m looking for a 3 week long summer camp for my 16 year old daughter in Marbella, where she can learn in English language.

I found summer camps only either with age limit of 14 or on Spanish language.

We plan the course with family stay, so also interested in accommodation.

Can you please advice me on this subject.”

We always have plenty of information on summer camps, but if you have one in particular that you would like to recommend, please let Timea know. Click here to read more…

* Celebrating talent on the Costa del Sol

On 25th January the Kempinski hosted the Final of the Costa del Sol International Talent Contest Reality Star 2013, where eight talented junior contestants and seven senior contestants battled it out to win the title. They each performed just one song in front of a star studded judging panel to score as many points as possible and entertain the audience. Click here to read more…

* Sotogrande boutique market

Why not head west to Sotogrande for a very special boutique market this weekend. Each stall is is completely different. Lots of artists, ceramics, African and world antiques, beautiful clothes and jewelry.

Open every Sunday! Click here to read more…

TIP: For a full schedule of local street markets, check out the Shopping Guide.

* Puppy meet ups

One of our readers is looking for a little companionship for her puppy and asks:

”I have a 4 month old puppy and my dog trainer wants us to go and spend time whit other pups and grown up dogs, I wonder if its some dog community or where people meet and walk there dogs or even puppy party's around nueva andalucia?”

If you have some advice for Emma, please leave your comments. Or share this link with someone who may be interested in meeting up in a park one day. Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out this thread for useful information on dog parks, dog walking on the beach and to connect with other dog owners.

* Puerto Banus

Puerto Banus is Marbella´s most famous marina and a “must see” when visiting Marbella. This luxury marina has berths for hundreds of boats and spans 15 hectares with beaches on each side to the east and west. The Port is also home to the biggest names in luxury fashion from Dolce & Gabbana to Louis Vuitton and is Marbella´s answer to the Champs Élysées. Click here to read more…

* Qualified chef looking for work

One of our readers is looking for a work as a chef and posts:

”I am a highly qualified individual with experience on many continents.

Executive chef to several five star hotels, group executive chef for major restaurant groups, the most recent of which comprised thirty individual properties specializing in Mediterranean cuisine.

Executive chef and co-proprietor of a Michelin standard restaurant in South America for ten years that consistently gained the American Chamber of Commerce Best Restaurant Award Former chef to Sir Elton John.”

If this sounds like someone you would like to hire, get in touch with Patrick as soon as possible. Or share this link with someone who may be interested. Click here to read more…

* Hiring gymnastics coach

Funtastic Gymnastics is growing quickly and looking to add a new gymnastics teacher to their team. If you are qualified, contact Funtastic Gymnastics asap. Or share this link with someone who may be interested. Click here to read more…

* Advertise with us

Does your business need a boost? Looking for a way to promote your family friendly business or event? Consider advertising with to reach the audience you need. We have a wide variety of packages to choose from to list and promote qualified businesses, services and events. Contact us if you would like to meet up with one of our representatives or have any questions: +34 609 790 305. Click here to read more…

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Zoriana - Marbella Family Fun

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