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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- February 22, 2013
February 22, 2013

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday February 22, 2013

* 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 22nd until Thursday February 28th

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:

Unfortunately, the Puerto Banus cinema Gran Cines Marbella has not updated its movie schedule at time of publication. Please visit the English movie listing page or bookmark it for updates.

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
A Good Day to Die Hard
Broken City
Gangster Squad

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
A Good Day to Die Hard
Django Unchained
Life of Pi 3D
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Impossible
Zero Dark Thirty
Les Miserables

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Duck n Dive swim school

Get your little ones ready to swim this summer with classes from Duck n Dive swim school. Investing the time now will pay off later and may even save a life, so get the kids started! Duck n Dive has some great reviews on our site. Check them out now. Click here to read more...

TIP: Swim classes can be organized for holiday makers and adults too!

* Día de Andalucía

Thursday February 28th is "Andalusia Day" which celebrates the February 28, 1980 referendum on the Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia. This is a public holiday and most businesses and schools will be closed. Be sure to run your errands and get what needs to be done earlier on in the week. Click here to read more…

* Safari del Sol

We received a raving review for a fun “off the beaten path” tour of Marbella called Safari del Sol. Our reader says, ”We did an amazing safari trip with the guy Marco at the weekend and thought it would be a fab thing for you to share on MMF. We did a tailor made trip for the family from 3 year old to grandparents in a Land Rover Defender off road in Sierra Nieves...”

If you would also had an experience with Safari del Sol, tell us about it! Our readers would love to hear what you have to say. Click here to read more…

* Ruta de la Tapa

This is the last weekend of Ruta de la Tapa Invierno (Winter Tapas Route) held in Marbella and San Pedro. One Tapa and a drink for only 2 euro at 62 participating restaurants. Click here to read more...

* Puerto Banus street market

No trip to Marbella is complete without a visit to the local street markets. Every Saturday the Puerto Banus street market is held from around 9:00am to 2:00pm. This market is an Aladdin’s cave of treasures where you can find something for everyone. Be sure to bargain! Click here to read more...

TIP: Head up early to grab breakfast at La Parisienne Cafe and Bakery. It’s the best in the area and gets full quickly!

* Semana Blanca

Next week get ready for Semana Blanca starting February 25 and ending March 1. This is an elective week of vacation in the school calendar. It is chosen by the Autonomous Communities to compensate for the local fairs that occur during the summer break. Click here to read more…

TIP: Loads of families head up to Sierra Nevada this week. Read our reviews before you go.

* Family days at Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum in Malaga holds fun workshops for children on Friday afternoons and all day on Saturday and Sunday so that parents can visit the museum at a leisurely pace and enjoy the day. Tours for the parents include a visit to the Palace Museum terrace which is usually restricted to the public and offers magnificent views of the city. Click here to read more...

TIP: Children’s art camp held during Easter from 10:00am to 2:00pm for children aged 4 to 9 for only 25 euro on March 26 and 27.

* Easter week in Spain

Semana Santa also known as Easter Week or Holy Week, is a holiday in Spain filled with rich religious fanfare, culture, parades and music. This is an event you won't want to miss during your Spain holiday. This year it is celebrated March 24 to March 31. Click here to read more…

* Easter events Marbella

We are currently updating our page on Easter events in Marbella. If you have an event to promote or know of one, tell us about it. Our readers are always looking places to go and things to do with the kids during this holiday.

* Practical information

Keep in mind that we have important telephone numbers in case of an emergency that you should know about on our Practical Information page. Know how to get in touch with the police, fire brigade, ambulances, consulates and local hospitals. We also have numbers for tourist information offices and local transportation services that you may want to just keep at hand. Click here to read more…

* Weather in Marbella

Why do so many people visit or live in Marbella? Our family moved to Marbella like so many others because of the weather. With 320 days of sunshine a year and average temperatures of 19ºC / 66ºF year round you cannot go wrong. This weekend has been an exception with a few rain showers, but looks like things will clear up by Sunday.

Check out the Marbella weather guide to get a better idea on how to pack your bags and what to expect during your next trip to the Costa del Sol. Click here to read more…

* Indoor activities

The weather has been less than pleasant this last week and parents are scrambling to find fun indoor activities to keep the kids entertained. Check out our Indoor Activity guide to get some ideas on how the kids can burn off some of their energy and keep you sane. Click here to read more…

* Shopping in Marbella

If the weather has got you down and you are looking for a bit of retail therapy, head to any one of the number of shopping centers in Marbella. Many of them offer drop off play zones for the kids so you can shop without distraction and still keep little ones entertained. Click here to read more…

TIP: Winter sales are still on, so take advantage of this last week for rock bottom prices on the clearance racks.

* Family Forum

We receive loads of information from our readers who advertise their services, ask questions about their holiday and answer many of our other pressing questions. We like to keep everything organized in our Family Forum, so check it out to find a whole new area of categories. Click here to read more…

* Puerto Banus cinema review

We received a review from one of our readers about the Gran Cines Marbella in Puerto Banus: ”I have lived in Marbella for more than 12 years. The lack of options forces us to go to this cinema. I have yet to see a film where all is ok...”

What do you think? Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out what’s playing at other cinemas on the Costa del Sol.

* Advertise with us

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

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