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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- January 18, 2013
January 18, 2013

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday January 18, 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 January 18th until Thursday January 24th

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:
Django Unchained

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Django Unchained
Jack Reacher
Les Miserables

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Django Unchained
Jack Reacher
Life of Pi 3D
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D
The Impossible
Zero Dark Thirty
Les Miserables

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Costa Bear

If you are looking for some fun for the kids check out Costa Bear Marbella. This is a great shopping pit stop during your holiday or a fun after school activity that will both entertain and keep the kids occupied. The best part is that the kids get to take home a cuddly souvenir. Click here to read more...

TIP: Costa Bear is also a great venue for birthday parties. It's a huge space and they have a cool disco room for dancing parties, which are also taking place now every Friday 5:00 to 8:00.

* Impact Gym

Kickboxing, MMA, boxing and cardio classes. Impact Gym has it all! Burn off that holiday bulge and get whipped back into shape at the coolest dojo in town. This is a family friendly business that caters to both adults and children, so all ages and fitness levels are welcome. First class is free so you have nothing to lose! Click here to read more…

TIP: Impact offers belts and gradings - a great motivator for the kids!

* Swans International School

Swans International School is holding an open day on Thursday 14th February. This is a great chance to visit Swans, which has been around for over 40 years in Marbella. This trimester Swans is offering some unique after school activities like Mandarin, Arabic, Streetdance, Flamenco and Cookery. How cool is that? Click here to read more...

TIP: Read our parent reviews to hear what others have to say about Swans

* QI Sport

QI Sport has a new timetable out with classes for everyone. Strength, corebar, yoga, spinning, step toning, zumba, abs and their unique 20C 20T 20E - 20 min cardio, 20 min toning, 20 min stretch.

Flexible payment schedule allows you to pay by the year, month, week or day. Conveniently located near Puerto Banus with easy access parking. Recommended! Click here to read more...

TIP: QI is well known for its wicked spinning classes. If you’re a fan, you have to try this out. First class is free!

* Princess Studios

Holidays are over and it's time to get back in shape. Princess Studios has pilates, legs, bums & tums, burn and firm, zumba, belly dancing, strength & conditioning, burlesque, pole dancing and booiaka in one of the coolest dance studio in Marbella. Afternoons are dedicated to kids with classes in ballet, Irish dancing and hip hop, so bring the kids down to try out one of their fun classes. Click here to read more...

TIP: They can also organize birthday parties or hen parties. Beauty and hair services too.

* Nuevo Reino Restaurant

We got a new review in for Restaurante Nuevo Reino on San Pedro beach from our favorite restaurant critic Morris Bishop.

”Where better to celebrate a birthday in late December than by the Mediterranean in gorgeous sunshine in one of THE beachside restaurants on the Costa del Sol. For the last 20 years, it has been one of our favourites...” Click here to read more...

TIP: Look for our favorite family friendly restaurants on the Restaurant page.

* Marbella nannies and childcare

We have a huge list of nannies and childcare services on our Nanny Job Board. Check it out if you are looking for a little help during the holidays. We have not tested out any of these services ourselves, so highly recommend you check references before hiring anyone to look after your kids. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you are offering your services, then post it on the Marbella Job Board.

* St. Patrick’s Day festival

It’s a bit early notice, but you may be happy to hear that Marbella Town Hall in collaboration with the Irish Club of Marbella is organizing a fun St. Patrick’s Day festival on Sunday 17 March .

Join the fun at Alameda park to celebrate Ireland’s national day in Spain! Click here to read more…

* Marbella Monday Market

There are three street markets held every week in Marbella. Monday in Marbella center, Thursday in San Pedro and Saturday in Puerto Banus. No trip to Marbella is complete without a visit to the street markets.

Read our latest review for the Monday market or post your comments to let us know which market you like best as well as any tips for our readers. Click here to read more…

TIP: We always recommend getting to street markets early, particularly in summer when it gets hot and crowded quickly.

* Marbella catering companies

If you are catering a party this weekend or in the future, you should check out our list of reader recommended catering companies. Ask questions to anyone that has posted a comment or post your favorite caterer if you don’t see it on the list. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Carnival

This year the Marbella Carnival takes place from January 18 to February 10. The Marbella Carnival includes fun and entertainment in four different areas of the city - Marbella center, San Pedro de Alcantara, Nueva Andalucia and Las Chapas.

The town hall has been late in publishing the program (no surprise here), so we have not had time to translate it for you. You can download the full program on the official site of Marbella Town hall here.

This weekend's activities:

Saturday January 19 at 11.00: Children’s party - Fiesta Infantil de Carnaval on Avda. España de Las Chapas. Kids can enjoy entertainment, costume competition, bouncy castles and workshops Click here to read more…

* Looking for indoor pool to hire

One of our readers is looking for an indoor pool to rent and asks, "I want to rent an indoor pool a couple hours a week for swimming lessons to kids. Is there anybody that knows or have a indoor pool for rent until april a couple times a week? "

If you have an answer, please let us know. You may add a comment by clicking this link or email us in reply to the newsletter and we will forward the information on. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you are looking for an apartment to rent for your holidays off season, then you will want to click here to read more.

* Marbella Youth Theatre

Calling all budding actors/actresses. The Marbella Youth Theatre just started a new semester of classes which are held on Saturdays at Danzzas studio in Marbella (Puerto Banus area). The Marbella Youth Theatre engages children from 3 to 18 to participate in a number of classes including Drama Tots, performance classes, LAMDA exam preparation and Musical Theatre. All classes are taught by Julie - a qualified drama teacher from the UK who has been preparing students for the LAMDA exams and teaching for the last 10 years.

Call Julie on 655607506 for more information. Click here to read more…

TIP: Our daughter has been attending these classes for the last few years and absolutely loves them. Highly recommended!

Marbella with babies

Are you coming to Marbella with babies in tow? Then you will want to read up on where are the best baby friendly venues to take your kids to or find out more about baby services on our Marbella Babies page. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you are looking for something that is not included in our page, just ask us! We’ll find out for you.

* Fun exercise classes for kids

We have received some amazing reviews for kids fitness classes with personal trainer Manu Poggio. These classes are held in Nueva Andalucia for kids 8 to 18. We have our own kids training with Manu and have found incredible fitness results. This is a great way for kids to stay fit, learn new skills, improve performance in other sports, have fantastic healthy role models or just have fun and meet other kids. First class is free! Click here to read more…

TIP: We have even more activities listed in our the Clubs and After School Activities page.

* Long term housing rental agency

Looking for a long term housing rental agency? We've got loads of recommendations from our readers here. Or add your favorite if you don't see it listed. Click here to read more…

* Fuengirola dog park

Looks like someone finally found a dog park. Read on if you are interested in finding more about it or would like to know the rules about walking dogs on the beach. Feel free to add your opinion too! Click here to read more…

* New beauty salon

There is a new Beauty Room at the Wellness Studio at Los Naranjos Golf Club that has recently opened. They've got an intriguing facial called the Oxygen Infusion Facial. They also do a number of other facials, eyebrow and eyelash treatments, waxing and more. Like their Facebook page for more updates. Click here to read more…

* Calahonda website

If you are staying in Calahonda over your holidays or live in that area, you will want to know about the Calahonda Information website. It has loads of information about what to see and do in the area. If you have any questions about Calahonda, you can always ask them on their contact page. Click here to read more…

* Advertise with us

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

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

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