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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- February 3, 2012
February 03, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday February 3, 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 3rd until Thursday February 9th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
Jack and Jill
The Descendants

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Iron Lady
The Descendants
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Albert Nobbs
J. Edgar

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Puss in Boots 3D
J. Edgar
Underworld 3D
Underworld 2D
Jack & Jill
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Learn Spanish with Club de Conversación

Have you decided that THIS is the year you are going to finally learn Spanish? Did you just move to Marbella and would like to learn the local language? Then you should try learning the easy way with Club de Conversación. No pressure, just fun learning how to speak by simply talking! Classes are offered for beginners to advanced students. Click here to read more...

* La Parisienne French Cafe & Bakery

La Parisienne Cafe opened only last fall, but it seems like it's been here forever with lots of familiar faces and fantastic menu items to choose from. If you haven't yet visited this gorgeous French cafe and bakery, this is an absolute must and has become one of our favorite restaurants. It's great for the kids as well as for adults. It's also the perfect venue for a nice meal or just a quick coffee and croissant to meet up with friends.

All their dishes use the freshest ingredients and are cooked to perfection. You can really taste the difference. And don't forget dessert or take home a lovely fresh baguette and macaroons. They are TO DIE FOR! Click here to read more...

* Estepona Youth Theatre

There is still some space at The Estepona Youth Theatre where children can participate in a number of fun classes that not only help children learn the art of theatre, but gives them lots of other “life skills” such as public speaking and confidence.

A new semester has just started, so if you have children interested in performing arts, have them try a class. They also have some great reviews and a fantastic track record with their LAMDA exams. Click here to read more...

* The Jeans Factory Marbella Outlet

If you're looking for those perfect pair of jeans, you're sure to find them (and more!) at the Jeans Factory Marbella Outlet. Yes, folks, you heard it...there actually is outlet shopping in Marbella. It is always a bargain here, but now they have up to 70% off on all the major brands...Levi's, Tommy Hilfiger, Diesel, Ed Hardy, Miss Sixty, B.T Jeans, Moschino, Prada and much much more.

If you haven't been to the outlet before, it's definitely worth a browse and you're sure to find what you are looking for. Why pay more when you can get it at The Jeans Factory Marbella Outlet for less?

TIP: They're open on Sundays too! Click here to read more...

* Cake Couture Marbella

Birthdays are all around me now, so cake is on the mind. The most impressive cakes I have ever seen come from Cake Couture Marbella. They are real creations of art that impress and wow....and they taste good too! Guests at my daughter's party thought she was gifted a real Juicy Couture bag and were shocked when we cut into it and ate it! The cakes are that realistic. Check out their website to see some of the incredible designs. Click here to read more...

* Galaxia Playcenter

Rain or shine visit Galaxia playcenter in Guadalmina (San Pedro) for fun and games for all ages. If you have really little ones, keep in mind that there is a nice Mummy and Me playgroup on Fridays from 11:00am to 1:00pm. This is a great way to meet new people and get the little ones out of the house for the day. Click here to read more...

* Family friendly Marbella resort

One of our readers has been looking for recommendations and tells us, ”We are an American family from New York who is planning to visit Marbella this summer. We will be traveling with two boys ages 5 and 7 and were curious about any family friendly resorts that are in Marbella, we would prefer to stay close to the city of Marbella.”

We’ve had some really good advice, so if you are also looking for somewhere to stay, check this out. If you have had a good experience yourself and can recommend somewhere nice, please add to the comments! That’s what Marbella Family Fun is all about…families helping families. So please chime in anytime! Click here to read more…

* Flamenco dinner show

One of our readers is looking for a flamenco dinner show and asks, “Looking for a Great Dinner and with Flamenco Dancer(s) for Friday Feb 10th. Having a real hard time finding a venue on a Friday, only because it is when I have company visiting. Can someone help me ?

By the way I LOVE this website, everyone has been a HUGE help :) Thank you

First, I’d like to thank YOU all for making Marbella Family Fun a success. It is your comments that really make a difference and this reader is very appreciative for all you do. If you can recommend a flamenco dinner show, please tell us! Or check out the comments we have already. Click here to read more…

* Wing chun classes

We are still looking for a couple more people to join us in the new wing chun classes at Kudo Academies in Marbella. Wing chun is a Chinese martial art that is a very efficient form of self defense and was a huge influence on Bruce Lee’s training. Join us on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:00am. If you’re not sure, just come and try it out. First class is free! For more information contact Sifu Ben on Facebook at Wing Chun in Marbella or send us a message at

* Dog walking in Marbella

With the new “dog police” in force many of us are asking ourselves what are the rules for dog walking. Yes, we know we have to pick up after our dogs. Yes, we know they must be on the lead at all times. But one of our readers asks “Can any one tell me if there is a LEGAL place I can walk my dogs on the beach any where on the Costa del Sol?”

We’ve had a number of comments on this subject, so come take a look. However, we haven’t yet heard of a totally legal “dog-friendly” beach or even zones made particularly for dogs. If you know of one or have heard of one, please tell us! Feel free to comment and add to this interesting conversation on dogs and the rules in Spain. Click here to read more...

* Sale at Maison Afrique du Sud

If you like all things African, then you will be interested to know that Maison Afrique du Sud is having a huge sale of authentic African art this Saturday February 4th 10am - 4:00pm. Pop on in and have a look! Click here to read more…

* Looking for karate classes

One of our readers asks, “Does anyone know of availability of Karate classes for an 8 year old boy ? ”

We have had a couple of responses, so come take a look if you are also looking for karated classes. If your children take (have taken) karate classes somewhere, please tell us about it! We are interested in hearing all experiences…the good AND the "not so good". Click here to read more…

* Canadian expats in Spain

Can anyone help out one of our Canadian readers who asks “Hello, Looking for some Canadian Expats here on the Costa Del Sol.? Need some advice about applying for Spanish Residence. Not sure if the Lawyers are straight or just wanting to make money. Thank you”

If you are Canadian or know of someone who can help, please come to our Facebook wall (scroll down to February 3) and post some advice. Or answer to us at and we will get in touch for you. Click here to read more…

* Siente Marbella! cancelled this weekend

The Marbella food, music an art festival “¡Siente Marbella! Callejea con los sentidos” usually runs every first Saturday of the month. Marbella Town Hall has announced that this event will not take place this Saturday February 4th and cannot say when they will start again. If and when they do, Marbella Family Fun will tell you about it! Click here to read more…

* Calling all fishermen!

We got this message on the site from one of our readers, “HI just wanted to let people know the Guardia Civil are checking people beach fishing to ensure they have a license. It is a very easy process to obtain and cheap 5.44 for the year! If you need any help please contact me.”

First the dog police, now the beach fishing police! Even if you have a play bucket and little fishing rod with the kids, you will be fined. So beware and read these comments before you stick a fishing pole in the water. Click here to read more…

* Looking for a good cattery

One of our readers is looking for somewhere to place her cat while away and is looking for recommendations on a good cattery. We are a dog family, but would love it if you could tell us where your cats stay when you leave Marbella. Please come to our Facebook wall (scroll down to January 30) and post some advice for Amanda. Or answer to us at and we will post it for you. Click here to read more…

* International School Estepona

One of our readers is considering sending her children to International School Estepona and is looking for some feedback. If you have or had children in this school, please share your experience! Choosing a school is one of the hardest things to do, so any advice is much appreciated. Click here to read more…

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

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