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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- February 7, 2014
February 07, 2014

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday February 7, 2014

* 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 7th until Thursday February 13th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus:

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
The Wolf of Wall Street
The Book Thief
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Twelve Years a Slave

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
Saving Mr. Banks
American Hustle
August: Osage County
The Wolf of Wall Street
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
The Book Thief
Twelve Years a Slave
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

TIP: During holidays, or if you are traveling far, you may want to call the cinema before you go to confirm. It is not unusual for cinemas in Spain to change their schedules midweek or not update their own websites.

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Funtastic Gymnastics

Following the British Gymnastics Education program, Funtastic Gymnastics teaches children specific gymnastics moves using balance beams, springboards, vaults, bars and floor mats whilst encouraging the development of physical, social, emotional and life skills. It's pretty amazing and something both boys and girls can get into. Click here to read more…

TIP: Great facilities at Laude San Pedro International School and easy parking!

* Neli Gs Café and Restaurant

Warm up at Neli G's Café with homemade mozzarella and tomato quiche or the curried vegetable soup... But if you’re feeling really hungry, try the new breakfast burger!

There is always something freshly made in this cozy restaurant where you will find great coffee, fantastic desserts and wifi. Click here to read more…

TIP: Try Neli Gs out for breakfast this weekend!

* Pointer’s Vet Marbella

Looking for a good vet in Marbella? Check out Pointers Vet Marbella for some of the best care on the Costa del Sol. This is a very popular veterinary clinic amongst both locals and visitors and is conveniently located in Nueva Andalucia with easy parking. Friendly and professional staff too! Click here to read more…

TIP: There is a great pet shop at Pointer’s loaded with a variety of dog food, leads, toys, beds and more.

* La Latina Baby School

La Latina Baby School has one of the best reputations on the Costa del Sol for bilingual schools educating children aged 3 months to four years old. Check it out if you are looking for a warm and caring environment for your little ones. Click here to read more…

TIP: Read what some parents have to say in their reviews about La Latina.

* Singing classes

Do you or your kids like to sing and want to improve your vocal skills and confidence? Try a lesson with professional vocalist Karen Danzig and see if you can break out some hidden talent, improve on your skills or just have fun singing one to one in your own home. Click here to read more…

TIP: Karen is an absolute sweetheart with one heck of a voice. You'll love her.

* Andalucia Day

Andalusia Day, Día de Andalucía in Spanish, is a holiday celebrated only in the region of Andalucia to commemorate the referendum for Andalucia to become an autonomous community within Spain, which was held on February 28, 1980. This day is celebrated every year on February 28th.

Schools and most businesses are closed or have shortened hours on this day, so be sure to check opening hours of any business before you head out. Click here to read more…

* Need childminder

One of our readers needs to hire some help around the house and asks:

” I need a nanny to care for 2 children, 4 days a week from now. My kids are 6 and 4 years. I need someone who drives like a couple of days I will need my oldest son picked up from school. I will leave my car.

It will include a week-end night 3-4 hours. My children are Spanish but the nanny should speak in English all the time with them. If anyone can help or can recommend someone please let me know

Many thanks! “

If this sounds like a job for you, get in touch ASAP, or share with someone who can help. Click here to read more…

TIP: Find nannies, babysitters and caregivers in the Marbella Childcare Job Board.

* Alhambra padel club mix in

Looking for a fun new place to play padel? Join the mix in at Padel Club Alhambra in San Pedro de Alcantara on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays fro 11am to 1pm.

Led by Gabo Loredo, an international padel professional, you will certainly get the best guidance on the court. Click here to read more…

TIP: There is a lovely café on the premises, so be sure to stay for lunch or a drink after your game.

* School advice

One of our readers is looking for information on schools in Las Chapas and asks:

"We just moved from Germany to Marbesa and are looking for a school for our daughter. Back in DE she went to Kindergarten, but i heard that she must go to a Colegio here. So far we know theres a german school in La Mairena, and a private school in Elviria. Anything else?

We would also like to meet families with kids aged 4-5."

Take a look at some of the great answers we got for you (thanks to our readers!) if you are also looking for a school in this area. If you have some advice for this family, please add a comment. Or if you would just like to meet up, get in touch and make new friends. Click here to read more…

* Detox weekend

The Olive Retreat is holding a detox weekend from February 11 – 13 for anyone looking to learn how to detox through food, meditation and breathing. There are only 20 spaces available, so get in touch with the Olive Retreat if you are interested. Click here to read more…

* Marbella garden centres

One of our readers is looking for some garden help and asks:

” dear friends,,i am wondering if anyone could recommend a garden centre that stocks very tropical fruit and nut varieties,,,

i am looking for 50+ young trees such as mulberries, white and black ,golden kiwis, pakistani mangos, pistachios, to be honest a selection of tropical and rare fruits for my garden orchard to be.

I would appreciate suggestions, and basically your thoughts about my plan and its practicality, and obviously your recommended nurseries. thanks"”

If you have some advice, please let our reader know. Click here to read more…

* Rainy day activities

One of our readers is worried about the weekend forecast and asks:

” Hi. We are coming to stay in Puerto Banus in a week's time and we're are looking for activities to do with our kids (8 yrs, 6 yrs and 21 months). Obviously we are coming out of season so we really need to find some things to do if it's raining! We came last year and had a lovely time, but it rained for 2 days and we struggled to find activities for the kids.

Thank you for your advice!”

We’ve got plenty of ideas for rainy day activities in Marbella, so check out some of the recommendations here. Or add a comment if you’ve got some good ideas to share too. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Mahjong

One of our readers is looking for information on mahjong and asks:


When I went on Google, I ended up on your site, so I'm totally new to it, and it surprised me with how many topics you cover!

I'm seeking to add "Facebook friends" to challenge and get challenged on with the Mahjong game. Not sure if this is the site that can help me with that...”

If you would like to play mahjong, get in touch with Nikki ASAP! Click here to read more…

* Strengthen your personal image

On February 26th you are invited to the first Costa Women Marbella event of 2014 where you will be joined by Berta Balmes. Berta is an established style and image consultant and will cover both Colour and Body and Face Analysis. Click here to read more…

TIP: Join Costa Women group - a social network community for expat women living in Spain to share friendship, support and provide knowledge about living in this vibrant country.

* Vision board party

Costa Women also holds events in Fuengirola. On Wednesday February 12th you are invited to the Vision Board Party. This is a really powerful tool that most people never take the time to create. A Vision Board is a collage of magazine cut-outs, pictures, phrases, and words that represent the kind of life you want to live in the future. This could include your fitness levels, professional success, travel, cars, homes, experiences, etc. Click here to read more…

* Marbella Pets

The Marbella pets guide helps you discover the most recommended veterinarians, dog parks, animal shelters and other advice for your Marbella dogs and cats on the Costa del Sol. Click here to read more…

TIP: If you would like to be included in the Marbella Pet Guide, contact us at or click here.

* Teen yoga

You are invited to a Teen Yoga Workshop in Sotogrande tomorrow February 8th. The day has an upbeat attitude and allows for freedom of expression in a supportive atmosphere.

A yoga workshop is the perfect pause in between the hectic worlds of school, friends, boyfriends, studying and partying. The day is devoted to yoga and positive self-talk while emphasizing humor as a way of reducing stress. Click here to read more…

* Calendar of Events

Check out the Marbella Calendar of Events for more exciting workshops, markets, shows and festivals taking place on the Costa del Sol. Click here to read more…

* Look your best after baby

Every new Mum wants to look like her old self again after having a baby. The big question is: how to lose those extra pounds you packed on during your pregnancy and feel and look great? During this fun and informative event, the expert trainers from Look Your Best will give you advice and answer your questions about eating well to lose weight safely and in a healthy way. Click here to read more…

* Antioxidant health scan

Learn how to prevent cancer and other cardiovascular diseases when you take your antioxidant health score with the Biophotonic Scanner.

The scanner measures the level of carotenoid antioxidants in your body through your skin giving you an indication of your antioxidant health. It takes 90 seconds and is a great way to see if what you are doing is working. Click here to read more…

TIP These events are held on a monthly basis. If you miss this event, don’t worry, you can catch it again next month.

* Sierra Nevada

Ski season is in full swing, so consider a trip to the mountains of Granada to visit Sierra Nevada for a snowy white vacation to ski, snowboard, sledge and show the kids a winter wonderland just a couple of hours from the beach, sand and palm trees of Marbella.

Read about our own experience and follow our tips for a little guidance if this is your first time. Click here to read more…

TIP If you have an experience to share, please tell us about it!

* Semana Blanca

Starting February 24th, children across Andalucia have an elective week of vacation called Semana Blanca (White Week). It is chosen by the Autonomous Communities to compensate for the local ferias that occur during the summer break.

If you are heading to Sierra Nevada to ski, be prepared for crowds, but loads of fun. Click here to read more…

* Advertise with us

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

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Zoriana - Marbella Family Fun

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