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Marbella Family Fun Weekly Newsletter -- March 9, 2012
March 09, 2012

Marbella Family Fun update - Friday March 9, 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 March 9th until Thursday March 15th.

Cines Gran Marbella Puerto Banus
This Means War

Fuengirola Cinesur Miramar:
John Carter
This Means War

Plaza Mayor Malaga:
War Horse
Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace
The Artist
Red Lights

Click here to find movie times and locations...

* Cake Couture

Over the weekend my girlfriend's daughter turned 13 and had the most incredible birthday cake from Cake Couture. It was multi-tiered with shopping boxes and had all her favorite bits...blackberry, MAC makeup, Abercrombie & Fitch shopping bag (with her face printed on it!)... All edible! Very impressive and the kids loved it.

If you want a cake to impress for any occasion, take a look at some of the designs from Cake Couture. They are seriously impressive and inspire! Click here to read more...

* Tarifa getaway

The weather is AMAZING! So good, it's time to start thinking about breaking away to Tarifa, which is just about an hour and 15 minutes from Marbella. Check out this Tarifa holiday rental if you would like to get away and visit some of the most beautiful beaches you have ever seen.

Casa La Luz apartment rental is having a special offer for March only: 35 euro per night (min 2 nights). If you are planning to visit Marbella for more than just a few days, Tarifa is a MUST SEE! You won't regret it. Click here to read more...

* Looking for childminder

One of our readers is looking for an extra pair of hands and asks, “I need a childminder to look after 2 boys 5 days per week starting April 1st. The boys are 6 and the little one will be turning 3 in April. I need someone who drives as a couple of days I will need my oldest son picked up from school. It will include weekend work but I finish at 5pm and live 5 minutes from my Job.”

If anyone can help or can recommend someone, please contact Louise. Or, if you find yourself in the same position as Louise, take a look at the answers that have been posted already to find someone.

Marbella Family Fun recommends our readers to always check references before hiring any childminder Click here to read more...

* TaeKwonDo for kids and adults

If you or your children are interested in learning TaeKwonDo, check out the classes taking place at Dynamic Training Center in Marbella on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Taekwondo is one of the most systematic and scientific Korean traditional martial arts, that teaches more than physical fighting skills. It is a discipline that shows ways of enhancing our spirit and life through training our body and mind. Today, it has become a global sport that has gained an international reputation, and stands among the official games in the Olympics. Click here to read more...

* Buying fish in Spain

If you are new to buying fish in Spain and can’t understand the labels, take a look at my experience as well as the comments we have received from others about the local fish.

One of our readers has a new question – “Please, we need to buy red fish from Brazil, get back to me asap.” If you can comment on this, please help out! Click here to read more...

* Win 1,000 euro for your holiday in Spain

Who couldn’t use a bit of cash for their next holiday? In 4 easy steps you can be on your way to spending your holidays in Spain. The prize is 1000€ to spend on any available holiday home found on Winners will be contacted directly by email on April 4th 2012. Spain awaits you… Click here to read more...

* Where to buy liquid glucose

One of our readers asks, “Does anybody know where I can buy liquid glucose in Marbella/San Pedro/Estepona area?”

We’ve had a great response to this question, so if you are looking for this specific item, take a look at all the places where you can find it. If you have a place that isn’t already on this list, please leave a comment! Click here to read more…

* Boat trips in Marbella

One of our readers asks, “Hi. We are 2 girls from Norway spending a week in Elviria in may. Is there any guided boat trips in the area?”

We’re building our list of responses, so take a look if you’re also interested in local boat trips. If you have an agency that you can recommend (or to stay away from!), please let us know. Our readers will appreciate it. Click here to read more…

* Free guided Marbella tour

If you're looking for something to do this afternoon (March 9th), maybe you'd like to try the guided walking tour of the Marbella Fishing Port (in English and Spanish) from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Meeting point at Marbella Port office (La Bajadilla). Places limited to 50 persons. This event is FREE!

For more information and reservations call 669 345 317 or email

* Marbella Port Artisan Market

On Sunday March 11th an artisan market will be held on the Marbella Marina from 12pm to 6pm. This is a nice opportunity to buy local arts and crafts such as jewelery, clothing, paintings, toys and more. This market is scheduled to repeat every Sunday. Click here to read more…

* Practical information

Before you head out on holiday, jot down some of the numbers on our Practical Information guide, or bookmark the page. You never know when an emergency strikes and you need a contact. Click here to read more…

* Where to stay in Marbella

Not sure where to stay during your holiday in Marbella? Do you choose a flat or a hotel? Beachside or mountainside? Take a look at our Accommodation guide to help you decide. If you still can't make a decision, send us a message ( and we'll help you figure it all out. Click here to read more…

* Watching the stars in Andalusia

One of our readers shared some interesting information last week about astronomy classes that both the kids and their parents will enjoy.

”There is a top Astronomer who gives classes in Astronomy in Spanish outdoors at the Visitors center at the Natural Park in El Torcal nearly every weekend. The views of the night sky will astound you and even if you don't speak Spanish you will be invited to use Francisco's Telescopes and Binoculars ...for all ages.”

This is an event that we would love to try ourselves, so we’ll keep you informed of when we go and how our experience was. If you’ve been here before, let us know how it went and what you think. If you can read Spanish click here for more details.

TIP: The park looks like it’s in Antequera, so it is north of Malaga about a bit more than an hour’s drive from Marbella. Click here to read more…

* Discount vouchers for Marbella attractions

One of our readers asks, ”I wonder whether anyone knows of any places we can get discount vouchers for any of the attractions local to Marbella, i.e. zoos, aquariums, kids parks etc Are there such a thing in Spain?

In the UK many of these types of places offer 2 for 1 or Kids Go Free especially in the off season. Usually they are found in local magazines, local newspapers, librairies etc.

We are travelling to Marbella at the end of this month for 10 days and trying to work out our daily budget. Any discounts would be much appreciated, the more discounts the more we can do!!”

Yep, we’ve got the answer to this one and if you have something to contribute, please let us know! Click here to read more…

* Free Marbella bus tour

Take a free bus tour (in English and Spanish) from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday March 10th. This tour titled La Ruta La Huella Pesquera, A La Sombra del Mar (The fishing route, in the shade of the sea) departs from Plaza del Mercado (Marbella central market).

Itinerary: Marbella market, Marbella lighthouse, Lance de las Cañas Tower, Ladrones Tower, Artola Dunes (natural monument) or Cabopino. For more information and reservations call 669 345 317 or email

* Looking for children’s talent

One of our readers from iTalk radio is searching for young talented people to join her on a morning talk show and asks, “I am looking for young people to join me as presenters on iTalkFM Radio on Saturday Mornings 9-11 (GMT+1). If you would like more information, please email”

Our kids have tried this out and felt really comfortable with Fiona. If you have children who are outgoing and like to talk, why not give it a go? Contact Fiona on Facebook…

* St. Patrick’s Day

Saturday March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day. I have a feeling we’re going to get some questions on what to do on this day, so if you have an event you are attending or if your business is hosting something special for St. Patrick’s Day, tell us about it and we will spread the word. Click here and tell us about it!…

* Father’s Day in Spain

Father’s Day is celebrated in the US, the UK and many other countries in June, however, in Spain it is celebrated on March 19th. This year March 19th falls on a Monday. Not as easy as celebrating the day on the third Sunday of the month, but expect your children to bring home a little card or something special from school over the weekend or on Monday. If not, spend a bit of time making dads and grandads something special, or find a little gift that says, "Te quiero!" Click here to read more…

* Advertise on Marbella Family Fun

Interested in advertising your business or posting an event on Marbella Family Fun? Simply upload your information for FREE. However, if you are looking for even more exposure contact us and we can discuss all of our advertising packages with you.

We would like to inform you that as of April 1st, we are increasing our prices, so let us know before March 31st to take advantage of our low offers. Click here to see our listing prices…

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

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