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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- February 17, 2012
February 17, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday February 17, 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 February 17th until Thursday February 23rd.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
War Horse
The Grey

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace
War Horse

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
War Horse
Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace
J. Edgar
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Underworld 3D
Underworld 2D
Jack & Jill

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Maison Afrique du Sud

Maison Afrique du Sud offers an exceptional range of handmade sofas featuring charming, colonial styles with a touch of Provence. You will find a wide variety of sofas with loose covers, steel upholstery springs and quality designs for the discerning who love comfort, understand traditional quality and dislike mass production. Click here to read more...

* Marbella Carnival

The Marbella Carnival continues this weekend with the Swimming Carnival – Trophy of the Sardine on Saturday and a fun Kid’s Carnival today (Friday) in San Pedro on Plaza de Istan. There are more carnival events held on Saturday in San Pedro, so check out the schedule for more details. Click here to read more...

* Looking for minibus for rent

One of our readers needs a minibus to rent and asks, “Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced minibus/people carrier firm to bring children from Marbella to Coin for three days during school holidays. Pick up in morning and return at 3pm. If you can help please let me know as there are children wanting to come to the forest school club day camps but transport is a problem. Thank you “

If you have a company you can recommend, please let us know by leaving a comment on the page attached to this link. We have had a few recommendations posted already, so take a look if you’re in the need too. Click here to read more...

* Elviria street market

Several of you have been asking about the Elviria street market. We found out that it is held on Fridays, but it’s a bit tricky to find. If you are interested in checking it out, take a look at the directions we have posted. If you have been to this market before, please tell us what you think about it! Click here to read more...

* The Great Estepona Dog Show

It’s a bit early notice, but if you’re a dog lover, you want to mark your calendars for the Great Estepona Dog Show on Saturday June 3rd at the Estepona Palacio de Congresos. If not, don't worry, we'll remind you as we get closer to the date. Click here to read more...

* Music and Movement classes for kids

Another series of Music and Movement classes is being offered by Marbella Town Hall for both children and pregnant moms. The objective of these classes is to sensitize children to music and explore their body movements as well as internalize music as a natural language and form of expression. Click here to read more...

* Horse riding in La Cala

One of our readers asks, “Hi can anyone recommend a good horse riding school in La Cala area? I am looking for one suitable for children with a possible Pony club and reasonable prices for lessons. Thank you. ”

We got some answers for you if you are also interested. Otherwise, if you know of a good riding school in the area, please share your information with us. Our readers will appreciate it. Click here to read more…

* Gyms in Marbella

One of our readers is looking for a gym in Marbella and asks, “My partner and I are looking for a well equipped and reasonably priced gym in Marbella, preferably close to the city centre, does anyone know if one exists...?

They sure do exist and we’ve got a list of some of them, so take a look if you’re looking for a place to workout. If you have an opinion on a gym that you are attending (or have attended), please add to the list. We are happy to include any gyms outside of Marbella as well, so fire away! Click here to read more…

* Elviria Deli

There’s been a lot of activity in the Elviria area lately, and the latest news we have is a recommendation from one of our readers to try out the Elviria Deli. Have you been here before? What do you think about it? Click here to read more…

* Malaga airport

If you’re planning to arrive in Malaga airport for your next holiday, you have to read the information we have prepared for you. There are details on how to get to your final destination from Malaga (and back!) as well as car rental and parking tips. If you have something to share about your experience with the Malaga airport, tell us about it! Inquiring minds want to know. Click here to read more…

* Marbella preschools

One of our readers is trying to figure out the state school system and asks “My daughter is starting school in September, and I'm trying to find out which schools are in my catchment area. I've tried the junta de andalucia website but find it a bit confusing. We're in Marbella Centre. Any advice

We’ve had a fantastic comment not only answering this question, but how exactly to go about enrolling a child into the system. It’s a very informative answer, so take a look if you’re in the same situation. Or add to it if you have something else to say. Click here to read more…

* Puerto Banus parking

One of our readers asks, “We will be hiring a car in Puerto Banus for a week while we're there on holiday. However, we're not sure where we could park it overnight. Are there are any parking facilities? Or the possibility to rent a parking spot? We will be staying quite close to the marina on Calle de Ribera - we're basically the second row of flats facing the sea. Is there anywhere close by where we can park the car safely?”

This question is fresh off the press, so we’re still searching for some answers. If you have a space to rent or can give some advice, please comment! Click here to read more…

* Looking for piano teacher

One of our readers asks, “I'm trying to find an English speaking piano teacher for my 6 year old. Can anyone recommend someone?”

Do your children play piano? Do you have someone you can recommend? Or maybe you teach and can help out this reader. We’ve got a couple of leads already, so take a look if you need a piano teacher too. Click here to read more…

* Marbella property agents

One of our readers asks: “Hello all! Anyone know of any good and trustworthy real estate agents who can manage property on your behalf? I live in the UK but own 2 flats in Puerto Banus that I'd like a professional to manage - ie list them on websites, show clients, rent them out, etc... your recommendations would be highly appreciated, thank you!!”

We’ve got a whole list building up pretty quickly, so take a look if you could also use a property agent. If you have one that you trust and can recommend, please add to our growing list of agents. Click here to read more…

* Marbella schools

One of our readers would like more parent input on Swans School and Mayfair academy. If you have an opinion to help this family make a decision between the two schools you may either write to this reader directly at, send it to us at and we’ll pass it on or post some comments on Facebook. Thanks for your help! Click here to read more…

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

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