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Costa Blanca & Valencia

Service DIrectory of Torrevieja

  • Cakes for all occasions - Carols Cake Factory

    Recommended by Mel Mel

     

    Carol started making cakes as a hobby and got so many compliments she decided to start up her own cake-making business. She can make cakes for all occasions including children´s birthday parties. Carol delivers in the Torrevieja area
    Tel 966 718 728 Mob 690 990 874 carolscakefactory@hotmail.com

    Comments:
    " I am just one of many people who have had the pleasure of enjoying carols cakes.We had a beautiful chocolate Easter cake which she had decorated with chocolate nests and little eggs inside them which as i have 3 girls they thoroughly enjoyed picking them off to eat them, we all love getting carols cakes no matter what they are although my girls love her cup cakes and meringues, but my favorites are her carrot an chocolate cakes. As i always tell her its a little taste of heaven, and that cant be bad" (Mel, April 09)

    Comments:
    "I have had several cakes made by Carol.
    One was a Chocolate Fudge Cake which was for my friends birthday, everyone applauded it.
    Another was a Bakewell tart made for my son and his family when they visited...gone in no time,
    lovely. Carol also makes small treacle tarts filled with Pecans or Walnuts....very naughty, but very nice"
    (Gloria Green, Dec 08)

  • Homework Club

    Recommended by Linda Matthews

    Red Monkey’s play area offers a homework club from Monday to Thursday from 6pm until 7pm. Children bring their homework whilst the staff at Red Monkeys supervise and assist them
    Calle Los Arcos, Ciudad Quesada, 03170, Rojales redmonkeysquesada@yahoo.es

    Comments:
    "Red Monkey’s is a really good soft play area which all three of my children love.  They go to the disco every Saturday and look forward to it every week.  I feel that the reason they love it so much is that it seems to be very well run and they offer lots of fun stuff for kids"  (LM, March 08)

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  • Babysitting

    Recommended by Linda Matthews

    Red Monkey’s play area offers a babysitting service at a charge 7 Euros per hour and a one off registration fee with some safety forms to complete for obvious security and safety reasons.
    Calle Los Arcos, Ciudad Quesada, 03170, Rojales redmonkeysquesada@yahoo.es

    Comments:
    "Red Monkey’s is a really good soft play area which all three of my children love.  They go to the disco every Saturday and look forward to it every week.  I feel that the reason they love it so much is that it seems to be very well run and they offer lots of fun stuff for kids"  (LM, Dec 08)

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  • Health Centre in Rojales

    Recommended by Katy Price

    The Health Centre in Rojales has 2 doctors, 2 pediatricians and 5 nurses. They are open from 8am until 3pm and have an emergency service from 3pm until 8am the following day. They speak English.
    To book an appointment you should call +34 965721400 and in emergencies call (+34) 966715759
    Centro Medico Rojales, Conde Alcazar s/n, 3170 Rojales

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  • Birthday Party Location

    Recommended by Neil Bulman

    Casa La Pedrera is situated on the edge of the La Pedrera Lake, Torremendo in a natural protected reserve. They offer children`s parties for all ages. Party food includes sweets, chips, juice or fizzy drinks, hot dogs, pizza and an outdoor BBQ with burgers and sausages. Adult food can also be catered for. There are 2 swimming pools with slides and diving boards and they arrange games such as pass the parcel and treasure hunts. Additional services are face painting, bouncy castle, birthday cakes, magicians and entertainers as well as themed parties.
    (+34) 660816620 info@casalapedrera.com www.casalapedrera.com

    Comments
    "We turned up, unannounced as we didnt have a phone with us and was flying back on 11th, but they agreed to take us out anyway. My Wife and Daughter (Tina & Robyn) had never been on Quads before and were quite nervous but they put them at their ease very quickly and we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and will certainly come back. Robyn still hasnt stopped talking about it!!!" (NB, Feb 10)

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  • Dentist in Torrevieja

    Recommended by Cath Bryan

    Clinica Dental Los Balcones are a Dental Clinic in Torrevieja. They offer a range of treatments and aesthetics and treat children as well. Open Mon - Fri from 9am to 4pm. You need to book an appointment in advance
    Los Balcones, Casillero 265  Avenida de la Asunción nº 7, 1º Torrevieja (+34) 966799236 info@dentalcliment.es www.clinicadentalcliment.com

    Comments:
    "Dread going the dentist under any circumstance but the thought of doing it in a foreign language made me not go for about 4 years. Finally plucked up the courage to go here under recommendation from a friend and lo and behold they spoke English, were really nice and everything was fine "
    (CB, June 09)

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  • Bouncy Castle Rental

    Recommended by Richard Dear

    P&J Bouncy Castles is a family run business based in Torrevieja. In addition to hiring bouncy castles they also have slides, sumo suits and popcorn and candyfloss machines. They have a really good selection of bouncy castles with some suitable from the age of one (with safety nets). They can also arrange balloon modelling, clowns and face painting.
    (+34) 600884485 info@pjbouncycastles.com www.pjbouncycastles.es

    Comments:
    "My wife and I have been using PJ Bouncy Castles for the last 3 years for large garden parties at our house in Las Barracas (Los Belones), mainly for Birthday parties, several times we have hired the huge inflatable slide that shoots children and brave adults into the swimming pool, along with stand alone bouncy castles, and candy floss machines. Paul has always been reliable, professional, friendly and really importantly excellent value for money. We will continue to use and recommend PJ Bouncy Castles" (RD, Nov 09)

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  • Kids Birthday Parties - Amsteleria in Quesada

    Recommended by Victoria Corbit

    The Amsteleria in Quesada is definitely for mums and dads who enjoy a few beers! There is a pump on each table and you can serve yourself but pay at the end (very dangerous!!!). For the children there is a soft play area and bowling area.  They also host children’s birthday parties.  They serve Tapas in the bar downstairs and have lots of snacks and Menu del Dia on offer.
    Avda. de las Naciones, 13 Ciudad Quesada, Rojales (+34) 966719475 www.laamsteleria.eu

    Comments:
    "A great place to take the kids to burn off some energy!  They love the soft play area it really is a kids paradise.  The birthday parties are always a real hit!  Well worth a visit." (VC, July 09)

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  • Birthday Parties - Mini Me´s Private Nursery

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    Mini Me´s is a private nursery near Torrevieja and is legally registered and licensed by the Spanish Authorities. All staff are fully trained and hold recognized UK qualifications. Mini Me´s cater for children´s birthdays on Saturdays and Sundays with a buffet and toys. Costs 120 euros for 3 hours.
    Avenida de Espana, Local 5 Edificio, Colon 1 La Zena, Oriheula, (+34) 660025348 www.minimenursery.com

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  • Bouncy Castle Rental

    Recommended by Raquel Oltra

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    Albir Bouncy castles are a small family run business who have been trading on the Costa Blanca for about 1 year.  All there bouncy castles are bought brand new. The inflatable units were made and manufactured by a company in the United Kingdom whom have been established since 1999 and are at the leading edge of creative design and quality in this industry.
    They offer all different kids of castles for different events and you can also hire big outdoor games like Giant Jenga and Chess.  A great idea for any kind of party.
    Albir Bouncy Castle Hire, 13b Vall de Ceta, Urb San Rafeael, La Nucia, Alicante (+34) 620785182 info@albirbouncycastles.com www.albirbouncycastles.com

    "I have used Albir Bouncy Castle hire on a few occasions and have found them a very professional company.  We hired a bouncy castle and giant Jenga and the children loved it.  A really great idea for a kids party to keep them entertained."
    (RO, May 09)

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  • Sand Castle Photography

    Recommended by Sammy Lee

    Sandcastle Photograhy provide unique photo stories for special memories. They come highly recommended for children´s photography.
    (+34) 634828279 http://www.sandcastlephotography.webeden.co.uk/

    "I used Sandcastle photography, she was at the red monkeys ball park in Quesada, and she captured some lovely pictures of my three kids. Even with Serena, 10 months, in such a bad mood on the day. She is very good with the kids and we got some great shots of them all smiling. I have recommended her to all my friends."
    (SW, Jan 10)

    "Sandcastle photography made me smile a lot with a beautiful portrait of my 2 children, they visited me at my own home and made my children feel very special, the results were perfect and i would like to recommend them, they are new to Spain and hope to see them for many years to capture my children as they grow, many thanks!" (SL, Dec 09)

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  • Children’s Party Entertainers - Krazy Kidz

    Recommended by Victoria Corbit

    Childrens entertainer who offers various types of parties including Karaoke for the older children, Princess parties, Pirate parties and many more.  Also includes the limbo in the act which the children love!
    kelly@hewett1971.freeserve.co.uk www.krazy-kidz.com

    Comments:
    "I used Kelly for my son’s 4th birthday party and he loved it!  He went for the pirate themed party which included a treasure hunt which the kids loved.  They also loved the tattoos they were going mad for them! Very reasonably price would definitely use her again she was great!" (VC)

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  • Dr Machi Mannu, learning difficulties specialist

    Recommended by Lynn Paterson

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    Dr Machi Mannu is a British medical doctor, resident in Spain since 2007.  In london he worked as a research consultant investigating ADHD and other learning difficulties. Dr Mannu specialises in treating attention deficit disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, oppositional defiant disorders and other behavioural problems using AVE technology. He works together with parents, and encourages them to participate in both the treatment and observation of their children.
    1161 Punta Marina, Torrevieja,Alicante. Telephone 966261609. Office contact: 628899274

    Comments:
    "I can highly recommend the "Mindspa" and the service provided by Dr Machi Mannu. My son has shown tremendous improvement in his concentration levels and the great thing about the "Mindspa" is that the whole family can benefit from it. Its great for relaxation or boosting your energy/motivation level for the day" (LP, June 2011)

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  • Pole Dancing classes, Los Altos

    Recommended by Hayley Peklivanas

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    Pole dance & pole fitness is a good way to Get fit, meet new people, learn a skill, have fun, sculpt your physique, tone up, build your confidence and much much more.

    CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY RUNNING ON:

    MONDAYS - 19:00-20:00 (6€)

    TUESDAY 10:00-11:00 (6€)

    WEDNESDAYS - 18:30-19:30 & 19:30-20:30 (6€ 1 HOUR OR 10€ FOR 2 HOURS)

    THURSDAYS - 10:00-11:00 & 11:00-12:00 (6€ 1 HOUR OR 10€ FOR 2 HOURS)

    FRIDAYS 11:30-12:30 & 12:30-13:30 (6€ 1 HOUR OR 10€ FOR BOTH HOURS)

    WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A POLE DANCE & FITNESS CLASS:
    Each Polenastics pole fitness and dance class is generally 1 hour long, and includes a warm up and cool down, pole moves, tricks & floor work. You will also have the chance to learn and perfect pole dance routines, posture and walking exercises.
    As a beginner, after an initial introductory chat with your Polenastics pole fitness and dance instructor, (where I will need to know of any injuries or illnesses, your ability, concerns and expectations), you will be put on a pole with either 3 or 4 other ladies of similar ability. You will then be shown some basic pole dance moves and linking sequences which you will practice with your pole buddies. If you are more advanced and have pole experience previously, please let us know when you book in and we can ensure that you are put on a pole with students around the same level.

    FIRST CLASS DISCOUNT:
    Find a flyer bring it to class and get 1€ off your first class

    BRING A NEW FRIEND DISCOUNT:
    Bring a new friend to class with you and you can both come to class for 5€ each

    CALL CHRISTINE ON 634 346 978 TO BOOK YOUR SPACE OR ADD HER ON FACEBOOK
    Los Altos, Via park 3.
    www.facebook.com/christine.polenastics

    Comments:
    "I have been going to Christines pole dancing classes for about 3 months now and i have achieved a lot in that short space of time. Its something I really enjoy and its a great way to meet new people as well as a brilliant way to keep fit and build up your strength and also looks really impressive. Christine is a great teacher and has recently had a studio built in her house so she now has classes everyday. Its something everyone can enjoy and I really recommend you try it, youll feel great!" (HP, June 2011)
     

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  • English Language Nanny Service Agency - Let us Have Them

    The agency Let Us Have Them is operated by English speaking qualified nursery nurse Kim Gibbs.  Kim was previously employed as a nursery nurse in Scotland with both private and local council nurseries. In more recent times she has worked as a private nanny offering a service for parents and children within their own home.
    146, Mediterraneo 1 Avd.Norveja, 225 03130 Santa Pola (+34) 966265004 www.letushavethem.com

    Comments:
    "Kim has worked with our family of four children aged 2 – 11 years since August 2007. I have always found Kim to be punctual, reliable and trustworthy. She is very capable and adaptable and able to deal with the children’s differing needs. I have found Kim to be a good communicator, keeping me informed of the children’s activities for that day. Kim is proactive in engaging the children in a variety of appropriate activities including swimming, baking, craft and community groups. Kim has a lovely personality and she instantly developed a great relationship with our children who look forward to their “Kim days” and will definitely miss her. I would have no hesitation in recommending Kim based on her time working with us and hope her well in the future."

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  • Magic Marvo, Torrevieja

    Recommended by Sara Kinge

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    Magic, balloons,music and games- the perfect entertainment for any children (and adults with them!) of all ages. For more information visit http://www.phoenix-promotions.eu. Tel.: 677 222 352

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  • Birthday Party Venue - Play Time

    Recommended by Katy Johnson

    Playtime is an indoor mini ball park for kids and cafe for adults. There are numerous mother and baby groups held here and you can organise birthday parties when they will close the area to the public. They have a children´s special menu and party bags as well as invitations and can organise a magician and face painting if you wish.
    Local no.3 Centro Comercial "Los Dolses" Villamartin (+34) 966765437

    Comments
    "Great place for kids and for adults as well as everytime you go there you are bound to meet old and new faces. There are great sandwiches and healthy dips in the cafe as well as fruit for the kids and jelly and icecream!!"  (KR, Aug 09)

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