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

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday March 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 March 22nd until Thursday March 28th

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:

The Croods
Oz, The Great and Powerful

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
Oz, The Great and Powerful
Anna Karenina
The Croods

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
The Croods
Beautiful Creatures
Anna Karenina
Oz, The Great and Powerful
The Paperboy
The Art of Flight Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Costa Bear Marbella

Take the kids to Costa Bear Marbella this Easter to create their own stuffed bear and take home souvenir from your Costa del Sol holiday. They supply all of the hearts, sounds and scents that go into a gift that will last a lifetime and will always be a treasured souvenir from the Costa del Sol.

The store is in San Pedro de Alcantara, just 5 minutes from Puerto Banus. Click here to read more...

TIP: This is also a great place to celebrate a birthday party, with lots of fun and organized games, decorations, plenty of room, disco room and much more.

* Cake Couture

Cake Couture has some of the most incredible cakes we have ever seen. This is THE place to order a cake that is very unique for that special occasion. They will custom make anything you throw at them and turn it into a work of art. Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out some of their past creations on their Facebook wall.

* Osaka Japanese restaurant

Love Japanese food? Go to Osaka for the freshest sushi and most amazing menu at the best value for price ratio. The kids love watching the chef create magic, fire and fun at the tepanyaki table. Our family goes here regularly and we can highly recommend this restaurant.

Osaka is located in Cancelada just 15 minutes from Marbella, but totally worth going the extra mile. Click here to read more…

TIP: Check out this video to see what to expect.

* Atletico Las Chapas

Atletico Las Chapas is holding a fun Easter camp starting March 25th. This is a great football club that offers some of the best training by professional coaches for boys and girls aged 3 to 14.

The Easter camp runs from 10am - 1pm Monday to Friday. Football games, matches, tournaments as well as Mini-golf and Tennis. 15 euro per day or 60 euro for the week. Click here to read more...

TIP: We have some great reviews for this club, so check it out!

* Secondhand shops

Whether you like browsing through second hand shops or need to get rid of some extra things after a Spring cleaning, check out the list of secondhand shops to find out where to go.

If you know of a shop that is not on this list please add a comment. We can always use more recommendations. Click here to read more...

TIP: There are loads of other places to shop in Marbella from street markets to large malls.

* Looking for hairdresser

Don’t you hate it when your hairdresser leaves the salon and you can’t find him/her? Looks like this is what happened to one of our readers who is looking for Giann Franco from Cru Salon. Our readers asks, ”I am looking for this hairdresser, Giann Franco, he worked at Cru and then went to hairworx, he has since left..... Does anyone know where he is working now?”

If you have an idea where to find him, please add a comment. Our reader will really (really!) appreciate it. Click here to read more…

TIP: Need a hair salon? Check out this long list of recommendations.

* Easter events in Marbella

Take a look at some of the fun things your kids can do during Easter break in Marbella. If you have a camp, event or fun activity that you would like to include on this page, tell us about it or create a page of your own. Our readers want to know. Click here to read more...

* Easter 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…

TIP: Most stores and businesses will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Some shops open half days on Thursday, but La Cañada and El Corte Inglés shopping centers will both be open during this time.

* Rainy day activities

We are never sure how the weather is going to turn out on the Costa del Sol for Easter, but usually at some point it rains. If you’re looking for some indoor activities, then check out this list of our favorite places to spend the time with the kids inside where they can still burn some energy and get out of the house or hotel room. Click here to read more…

* Shopping in Marbella

Rain or shine, shopping in Marbella is always an activity that most of the family can agree on. Even the youngest of kids can enjoy a day out at the mall if you incorporate some fun down time for them and not drag them around too long.

Take a look at our list of shopping malls, street markets and other boutiques spread across town to get an idea of where to go and what to buy. Click here to read more…

* Triple A international day

The animal rescue centre AAA is having their annual open day on April 7th. There will be several countries represented with international foods, second hand market, live music, etc. Help support a good cause and have a fun day out with the family at the same time. Click here to read more…

* Charity bake off

Bliss Hair and Beauty Salon in Estepona are having a fundraising charity event commencing the week of the 18th of March to the 23rd of March 2013. This event seeks to raise awareness for Down Syndrome Day on the 21st of March by baking and and selling cakes to have with a complimentary coffee or tea.Click here to read more…

* Easter art classes

One of our readers asks, ”Does anyone know if there are art classes held anywhere for kids over the Easter holiday?“

We got some answers for you on our Facebook wall, so check it out if you are also looking for some art classes for the kids over the Easter break. Scroll down to Wednesday March 20. Click here to read more…

* Easter boat fair

If you are a fan of boats and yachts, you don’t want to miss the Easter boat fair in Puerto Banus held from March 28 to April 1. An estimated 100 boats, from 17 to 84 feet, are expected to be present. The port will be bustling during this time, so it’s a fun time to go and dream of your next yacht...or buy the boat of your dreams. Click here to read more…

* Easter processions

Marbella Easter processions are held all throughout the week and consist of "tronos" (thrones that are as big as floats) which can weigh more than 5,000 kilos. This is quite an amazing display and worth a look during your stay in Marbella. We have found a list of Easter processions that you can follow published by the Marbella Town Hall.

Every town has processions, so check out your local information center to find out where and when the parades take place. Click here to read more…

TIP: If it rains, the processions are canceled.

* Spring shopping day in Old Town

The 1st Old Town Spring Outlet Day (I Outlet de Primavera del Centro Histórico) is held in Marbella on March 23 from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Local shops will be presenting discounted items and the town hall is organizing street entertainment so visitors can expect to have a lovely day. Crossing our fingers it doesn’t rain! Click here to read more…

* Competitive car insurance

One of our readers needs a recommendation and asks, ”Can you recommend competitive local car insurance?”

If you have a good car insurance, please add a comment and let us know. Our readers will appreciate it. Click here to read more…

* La Cañada shopping center

La Cañada commercial center is the largest shopping mall on the Costa del Sol. It caters to everyones shopping needs and offers many indoor activities for the family. Read some of our parent reviews to get an idea of how to prepare and what to expect before you head out.

This Easter most shops and businesses will be closed on Thursday and Friday, however La Cañada and El Corte Inglés shopping center will both remain open for business. Click here to read more…

TIP: Here is a list of shops at La Cañada.

* Calendar of Events

There are loads of things to do in Marbella and we can’t manage to fit it all in this newsletter, so check out our Calendar of Events page to see what’s happening during your stay on the Costa del Sol. Click here to read more…

TIP: iPhone users must download Calendapp for a full list of events...not only for Marbella, but worldwide.

* Easter shopping hours

We recently contacted El Corte Ingles shopping center customer service and they say that the store will be open all throughout the Easter holiday, with the exception of Sundays. La Cañada commercial center follows the same schedule as El Corte Inglés, so you can get your shopping done at both centers all holiday long. Click here to read more…

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

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