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Activities for Kids

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  • Javea Swim School

    Swimming teachers who are UK qualified and have over 20 years of experience within swim schools and competitive swimming clubs from grass roots beginners through to elite level athletes. The Swim School provides both indoor and outdoor swimming pool facilities.
    www.javeaswimschool.es

  • Tony's Soccer School

    Recommended by Popie Rennie

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    Javea football club was founded in 1921 and has been a major part of the community in the following years. Since the arrival and involvement of the British expats the club is also well attended by the expat community. The international supporters club was formed in 2005 and now has a strong following for home and away matches. There are several teams at the Javea club alongside the main side there are teams for all ages with several youth teams. Being part of the club is an ideal way to make relationships with the local Spanish community. During the summer months, many events and training sessions are organised to encourage children (boys & girls) to become involved in football and the club.
    www.tonys-soccer-school.net/-cd-javea-football-club-tonys-soccer-school

  • Palau Municipal d'Esports

    Recommended by Georgina Bambrook

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    There are a variety of classes held at this sports centre at Avd de los Fueros s/n. Activities include: fitness, Aerobics, Aero-step, Badminton, Ballroom Dancing, hand-ball, Basketball, Football, Fronton, Gim-Jazz, Hip-Hop, Fitness, Sevillanas, Yoga, Voleyball
    Gymnastics for children aged 4 years+ Tel: 608 353 211
    Futbol Sala for children aged 8 years+ Tel: 96 579 20 00
    Judo and Karate for children aged 6+ Tel: 610 848 492
    Scalextric for children aged 5+ Tel: 658 809 424

  • Valerie Jean School of Dance

    Recommended by Michelle Challis

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    Valerie Jean School of Dance offers a wide range of dance classes including Ballet, Tap and Jazz for children of all ages. Classes held at Lancora Tennis Club, Javea.
    Tel: 667 989 430/ 902 889 050
    valerie@valeriejeandance.com
    http://valeriejeandance.homestead.com/index.html

    Comments:
    "I would recommend this to anyone who wants to dance" (MC, July 2010)

  • Craft Club

    Recommended by Georgina Bambrook

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    Children's craft clubs Wednesdays 17.00-19.00 and Saturdays  11.00-13.00. €10 per child and the price includes all materials and equipment plus a drink and a snack. Places need to be booked in advance.
    Tel: (34) 966461788
    info@fiestacrafts.eu
    www.fiestacrafts.eu
    www.facebook.com/fiesta.crafts

    Comments:
    "This is a great place to get all your party bits, they have everything from party bags to candles and they also offer Reiki treatments and massage!" (GB, June 2009)

  • L’Ancora Tennis Club

    Recommended by Georgina Bambrook

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    L'™Ancora is a small community-based tennis club located in the heart of Javea. For all tennis in Javea, club, league, singles, doubles and individual and group coaching for all levels and all ages.The social aspect of tennis is a big part of the L’Ancora Club, and there are a number of special events throughout the season. There is a strong emphasis on tennis for families and children, including free activities for junior members and a range of lessons and squads for children of all ages from 3. They also run golf classes for children.
    Tel: 650 84 30 82 / 966 46 24 94
    coach@javea-tennis.com
    www.javea-tennis.com

    Comments:
    "Even if you dont play tennis you can watch the matches from the outdoor bar area or use the pool. They also have 2 studios used for yoga/pilates if you want to try something abit more relaxing!" (GB, May 2009)

    "L'Ancora also takes party booking for children so if you are looking for a venue for your child's birthday you can use the pool and they will provide food" (Amanda Johnston, July 2012)

  • Ozone Bowling Alley, Moraira

    Recommended by Amanda Johnston

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    The Ozone Bowling company offers bowling, pool tables, sports games, a Pro bowling shop, kids games, restaurant and a bar. Open from 12 midday until late. €4.80 a bowling game. Their collection of games for children (€1 a go) are fun and keep them entertained for some time, they can collect their prize tickets and when finished go and claim a prize from the till area.
    Planet Commerical Park, Moriara-Teulada road, Moraira

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  • Kids football coaching, Javea

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    Javea Football by certified coach Rob Jones, 5 years to 13 years, boys and girls.
    Rob Jones coaches youth football teams in Jávea all year round and has delivered some of his talented players onwards to football academies and the CD Javea Cadetes. However, the true strength isn’t the pure ambitious coaching, as one parent put it: “It is easy enough to make the best players in the team have a good time, but its a very special skill to make the clumsiest kid without a shed of talent have such a fantastic time they can´t wait to go back every day. And hey he might even learn to play football too one day but at least he has a super time with his new friends!”
    Rob also holds Summer Football Camps - for more information call 662 958 607.

     

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  • The Lighthouse Church

    Recommended by Georgina Bambrook

    The Lighthouse Church runs a variety of events and meet ups for older children such as Connect Club  for 11-18 year olds with music nights, theme nights, film nights and chill outs in the Chill Zone. Every Sunday at 6.30pm (during evening service) they also have Kids Zone where children can enjoy stories, crafts, songs and games.
    Calle Genova 31, bloque 1, Bajo, Javea ( 34) 965731006 www.lighthousechurch.eu

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  • Dru yoga for Children

    Recommended by Georgina Bambrook

    Dru Yoga focuses on breathing and relaxation together with gentle stretching and work on the spine. Dru Yoga is easy to perform, and wont strain the body. It helps to sleep better, and increases flexibility while reducing stress.
    Trudi van Dorp (+34) 965973199 or Louise Ambler (+34) 966495072

    Comments
    "Yoga for children for children aged 3+ Helps develop a better body awareness, self control and coordination.Classes held in Benitiachell. Classes cost 4 euros and are from 5.15pm until 6pm every Monday."

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  • The Stage School, Javea

    Recommended by Sara Kinge

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    Run by the very talented and experienced Emma Devine and Lucy Gilster is The Stage School in Javea. The stage school is a part time performing arts school for children and young adults aged 6 to 17 years of age. They offer fun filled, challenging and rewarding training in dance, drama, singing and stage craft. Not only will the students take part in numerous performances, The Stage School can also offer examinations in LAMDA, either individually or in a group. For more information visit their website http://thestageschool.homestead.com

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  • Karate for Kids

    Recommended by Georgina Bambrook

    The Municipal Karate school of Javea and Benitiachell offer lessons for children aged 4+. Classes are held in local schools and colleges throughout the area so call for more details for classes near you
    (+34) 637564416 www.washinkai.org

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  • Horseriding for Children

    Recommended by Georgina Bambrook

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    Centre Hipico Ondara
    For beginners or if you fancy getting back in the saddle. Riding lessons, trekking, jumping and cross country. There is also a kids club every Wednesday afternoons with horse and pony management.
    (+34) 628484047 www.hipicaondara.com

    Comments
    "This English owned stables is based on the outskirts of Ondara so you need a car to get there. They offer children´s parties and summer schools as well" (GB, June 09)

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  • Football for Children - Albir

    Recommended by Georgina Bambrook

    FC Oranje Football Club - Albir
    FC Oranje Football Club is a football club that offers expert coaching and plenty of competitive matches for boys and girls from the age of 4 upwards.
    (+34) 678558408 www.fcoranje.com

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  • Horseriding, Javea

    Recommended by Sara Kinge

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    Located on the road from the N332 to Javea you will find the Hipico Javea. They offer lessons for beginners to advanced riders. The facilities are excellent and the staff are friendly. Visit their website for more information http://www.hipicojavea.com/riding_en.htm

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  • Paintballing, Javea

    Recommended by Sara Kinge

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    Celebrate a birthday or any other event with a group of friends with paintballing!
    Tel.: 618 049730
    Website (currently under construction): http://paintballxabia.com

    Comments:

    "This new adventure only opened this summer in Javea and it is going down a storm amongst the older children (and quite a number of dads we believe!) The course is located in Javea behind the Arenal school so is really easy to find." (SK, Sep 2010)

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  • Zumba for Kids, Javea

    Recommended by Donna Jefferys

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    Every Tuesday at 16.30, Latin and international dance classes for kids! 4 Euro’s per class.
    Grand Cafe, Toscamar, Javea Tel. 696 746 091 Email. Info@zumbacostablanca.com

    " A very energetic class for kids, they leave feeling exhausted!" (DJ, July 10)
     

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  • Rock Academy, Javea

    Recommended by Sara Kinge

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    Do you have a budding rock star at home? If so why not enroll them in the Javea Rock Acadamy? With extremely experienced tutors the students benefit from vocal coaching to individual instrumental tuition and all students are encouraged to produce their own compositions. For more information visit their website http://www.javearockacademy.com/home.html

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  • The Art House Gallery, Gata

    Recommended by Sara Kinge

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    Located in Gata just a ten minute drive from Javea you will find the Art House Gallery run by Julia Evans. Julia is very enthusiastic for your little ones to develop skills through art. Did you know that 33% of children are visual learners? Julia offers childrens art classes, holiday activities and even art parties! Prices start at just 5€. For more information either give Julia a call on 687 114 853 or visit her website http://www.arthouseonline.net

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  • Swimming Lessons: Benissa Swimming Pool, Benissa

    Recommended by Amanda Johnston

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    Benissa has a large pool for swimming lanes and a smaller heated pool for children, babies and pregnant mums. There are classes for 2 year olds onwards every Monday and Wednesday at 5.30pm and on Saturday mornings starting from 10am.
    Tel 965732829
    www.piscinabenissa.com


    Comments:
    "Both my children have learnt to swim here and the level of teaching is brilliant and the teachers are fun and encouraging" (AJ, July 2012)
     

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