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We’re keen bloggers here at Silver Bay Holiday Village and we love nothing more than giving our luxury lodge owners and friends an insight into life at our holiday resort on Anglesey. With our weekly blog, we like to update you on key topics that make us and our lodge owners tick. From things to do to the best restaurants to visit (including The Deck House, of course!) you’ll have plenty of reading material to help you plan your next Anglesey break.

We also post about upcoming events on site including everything from beauty events to annual parties, so if you want to keep ahead of the game and make sure you get tickets, keep checking back!

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The sun has finally got his hat on, and with the May half-term quickly making its way towards us, we’ve officially launched the Silver Bay Spring Newsletter!

Jam-packed with fun and fantastic activities for all the family, there’s a tangible sense of excitement in the air as we prepare for the return of our lovely homeowners and their loved ones.

So, to make sure your calendar is chock-a-block with recreation and merry-making, take a look below.

Saving The Honey Bees

This year, we’re focusing on helping out a creature that’s been a part of the English lifestyle for as long as we can remember – the honey bee.

What many don’t realise is that this majestic being has a population that is vastly dwindling, so we’ve decided to make Silver Bay a Honey Bee Friendly Park!

Expert beekeeper, Johnathan Garratt, will be visiting over the summer months to hold important educational bee sessions with the children, and they’ll even have the chance to get up close and personal with the fuzzy, buzzy creatures. There will also be lots of bee-themed activities including candle creation with beeswax and a chance to help us build our very own Bee Hotel!

Best of all, we’ll be welcoming 20,000 new residents this summer in the form of our fuzzy friends! The protection and encouragement of the honey bees will be part of our prestigious David Bellamy award this year. Two hives are being installed closely followed by two bee colonies, so make sure you keep an eye out.

Don’t miss it… because It’ll BEE fantastic!

Welcoming Karan, our new pastry chef

We know how much our lodge owners love something sweet, and to help elevate our stunning Deck House menu to the next level, we’ve welcome talented pastry chef, Karan, to the team.

Originally from London, Karan loves baking and making sweets such as honeycomb and marshmallow, and we can’t wait to see what she brings to the table!

We’ve also got a brand new kid’s pudding menu, so keep your eyes peeled for it when you’re next dining with us.

The Chill Out Zone is here!

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It’s very important to us to listen to our owners’ feedback and act on your wishes – which is why we’re proud to announce that we’ve launched a brand new Chill Out Zone for teens!

Complete with a pool table, television, Wii, wifi, games and comfy bean bags, it’s a space attached to the Deck House where they can kick back and relax – and one where you can rest assured that your children are close by and safe.

The Chill Out Zone also welcomes children under 12 up until 9 pm, as long as they’re supervised by someone in the Deck House.

Easter Fund Raising

You’re a generous lot, and we’re pleased to announce that the Easter raffle and quiz raised £205 pounds for Wales Air Ambulance! Thank you to everyone who donated and took part – and we’d like to give a shout out to Resting Beach Face, who were our quiz champions.

We’d also like to take a moment to highlight the fantastic charity work our team members have done too. Heidi, Will, Toni and Sue all completed a 5k race course and raised £273 for the Stroke Association. Congratulations, everyone!

The Spring Activity Schedule

If you’re a regular Silver Bay holiday-maker, you’ll know that we’re always doing our best to host lots of fun recreational activities for both children and adults. This May, there’s lots on including some brand new activities such as leaf mobiles, nail painting and tattoos, and even frisbee golf.

In the pool, we’ll be hosting a range of pastimes from adult swims to water polo and snorkelling, so make sure you pack your swimming gear!

The studio and gym have an action-packed schedule if you fancy working up a sweat. There’ll be the return of supervised activities and gym, as well as spinning, circuit training, pilates, and metafit.

Finally, our Busy Bayers activities are back with a bang! This May your little ones can experience arts and crafts, paper mache modelling, clay modelling, coasteering, woodland activities, salt dough making and much, much more. We’re even celebrating the return of the fabulous Beach Mudder on Sunday the 28th of May at 3 pm!

Explore the full schedule below to make sure you don’t miss out on the fun:

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With warm beach weather approaching (we even had a mini heatwave over Easter!) and longer days just around the corner, summer is on the way here at Silver Bay Holiday Village.

Our calendar is jam-packed full with events that you and your loved ones won’t want to miss. And as well as making sure Silver Bayers have plenty to do, we’re also going to be digging deep for charity.

For a full run down, take a look below and pop these all important dates into your summer calendar of fun!

 

18th June – Snowdon Sunrise Charity Walk

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We always take great pride in doing our bit for local charities, which is why we’ve decided to get the Silver Bay team together and embark on the Snowdon Sunrise Charity Walk 2017.

Taking place on the 18th of June, all funds raised will go towards the all-important Wales Air Ambulances. And best of all, you can join us too! Just make sure you book via Breese Adventures.

The Wales Air Ambulance team will be trekking along with us, and we’ll be walking between 1am and 9am under the guide of the Anglesey moon, led by headtorch lights! It’s a magical walk and an experience that you’ll never forget. We hope to see you there!

If you can’t participate, but would like to donate, simply visit the GoFundMe page here.

 

3rd and 4th June – Menai Raft Race

As we’re an island, there are always lots of exciting water-based activities going on. From boat voyages to adrenaline-pumping sailing, if you’re a watersports enthusiast, you’ll love Anglesey.

This year, we’ve decided to get involved with local water sports activities ourselves, and for the first time ever will be taking part in the Menai Raft Race! This annual event is an Anglesey classic, and on the 3rd and 4th of June our Grounds Maintenance Team will be heading out on the water and racing locals who have endeavoured to build their best rafts!

If you’re interested in Raft Silver Bay, like our page on Facebook where you’ll find a collection of upcoming images full of all the latest updates. And best of all, this event also raises a lot of money for local causes – which makes the Menai Raft Race one of the most important events in the Anglesey calendar.

 

Summer 2017 – Date TBC – Guinness World Record Attempt

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This summer we’ll be hoping to make Silver Bay a record-breaking holiday park – and we need your help! From gathering as many superheroes as we can on the beach at one time, to building the world’s highest stack of coins on a holiday park, we want to know which event you’d like to do the most – and we need your votes on social media.

We’re also looking for even more special ideas, so if you have something that you’d like to put on the table, perhaps the most amount of people snorkelling in wigs at once, or maybe the largest amount of sandcastles shaped like Disney characters on one beach, let us know right away on Facebook.  

Our Guinness World Record Attempt is an event that we can’t wait to launch this summer when we welcome everyone back for six weeks of sun, fun and excitement. We’ll be posting more details soon about the attempt and when it will be taking place. Make sure you check back so that you don’t miss out!

 

Summer 2017 at Silver Bay Holiday Village

We hope you can make it to our events this summer, and if you don’t feel like taking part feel free to pop down and cheer us on! The team and our lodge owners will really appreciate your support.

To find out more about any of the events call us on 01407 860 860.

 

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There’s nothing we enjoy more than introducing more extraordinary properties to our breathtaking holiday park, which is why we’re proud to present the second article in our Luxury Lodge Spotlight, this time focusing on The Vista.

This ingenious piece of innovative architecture is one that not only provides a stunning sanctuary away from everyday life, it also offers up a tangible luxury that means you won’t want to leave. With the Vista you can even stargaze from your own bedroom.

So what are you waiting for? Step inside…

Living Space

A vista is defined as ‘a pleasing view’, and that’s precisely what this holiday home provides. Filled with an abundance of light that transposes into an airy feel, this spacious property has magnificent skylights installed, providing avenues of light no matter where you are.

Distressed wooden furniture features throughout the Vista, offering dining and coffee table focal points to be proud of. Both are places of beauty that are hungering for a family to gather around with a tasty dinner or a family movie.

The interior decorations truly are inspired, and the Vista’s living space benefits from tranquil, olive coloured walls matched alongside the light, wooden floors – which give this holiday home a true, bespoke quality.

It’s not hard to see why families fall for this home as soon as they lay eyes on it.

         

 

Kitchen & Dining

The Vista is famous for its open-plan living experience, providing a hub for friends and loved ones to gather for activities in the heart of their holiday home.

Complete with all the modern amenities, from cooker to American-style fridge, freezer, the Vista kitchen is nothing short of outstanding. Spotlights under the luxurious white kitchen cupboards deliver a modern ambiance while still setting a comfortable mood, and the centre kitchen island is the ideal place to cook together as a family unit.

The dining space of this luxury holiday lodge is situated down a step into the lower part of the open living space. The distressed oak offers a unique dining experience – a place that is relaxing and impression – and one where many happy memories will be made in the coming years.

The Vista’s interior is simply waiting for a family just like yours to inject love and companionship.

         

Bedrooms

For a holiday home to be truly exquisite and luxurious, the sleeping quarters need also provide a comfortable yet opulent place to rest your head – and the Vista does not disappoint.

Available with up to three bedrooms, the master bedroom comes with a magnificent ensuite, allowing the central bathroom to be exclusively for the children and visitors. Other bedrooms in the property come with two beds, yielding enough room for a family of four, five or six to holiday on the glorious Anglesey coast.

The spotlights and skylights that are favoured in the living space also appear in the bedrooms, allowing the property to flow. Distressed wooden features are also situated in the bedrooms, with the accent look appearing on bedside tables and cupboards – and storage space is in abundance for those families with lots of personal treasures.

         

Bathrooms

We’ve already touched upon the bathrooms, but it’s hard not to when they’re so breathtakingly beautiful.

The ensuite in the Vista lodge features a state-of-the-art toilet, sink and a curved shower cubicle – perfect for washing the sand out of your hair after visiting Silver Bay Beach. The main bathroom also boasts the same modern bathroom staples, and both are decorated in a beautiful, harmonising greys that add a sense of calm that ebbs and flows around the property.

When the children go to bed, treat yourself to a luxurious spa experience in the comfort of your own lodge.

Interested To Find Out More?

If the Vista sounds like it could be the holiday home you’ve been dreaming of, you’re in luck. We’re offering the chance for owners to purchase a BRAND NEW Vista property – all you have to do is call on 01407 860 860 if you’d like to find out more.

As well as the Vista, we’re proud to welcome home three other new lodges including The Oyster Catcher, The Beach Comber, and The Lookout. Each of the bespoke homes provide a chance for families to escape, relax, and revive. And that’s before we’ve even mentioned our stunning, multi-million spa and award-winning beach!

Any questions or queries? Fill in our contact form or call us in 01407 860 860. You can also view our fabulous eBrochure right here.

 

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As we wave goodbye to winter, there’s a sense of optimism in the air as spring is on the horizon. Brightly-coloured daffodils are swaying in a warm breeze, bringing happiness to our gardens, and fluffy baby animals are taking their first steps into the world.

And with this magical time of year comes one very special holiday that young and old alike can enjoy – Easter. In Wales there are many magical traditions including Anglesey egg clapping, which would see little ones heading from farms and asking for eggs by beating percussion instruments and singing songs – a delightful sight indeed!

From indulging in creamy chocolate eggs to sitting down together as one big family for a tasty roast dinner, Easter is one of our favourite times of year. And best of all, there are an array of eggcellent activities (see what we did there…) taking place across Anglesey. Fancy hunting for chocolate eggs? Or perhaps you’d like to get involved with some Easter crafts? Below we’ve got the event for you!

 

Crafts and Easter Hunt at Beaumaris Castle

What would Easter be without an Easter egg hunt? Take your little ones along to Beaumaris castle and spend the day hunting for the Easter Bunny himself!  

Like the cheeky bunny he is, he has left clues to his whereabouts – and it’s your job to find them and discover where he’s hiding. You might even win a chocolatey surprise at the end for all your hard work! But that isn’t where the fun stops.

There will also be crafts in abundance on Easter Sunday, and you’ll even get the chance to make an Easter mask. Plus, if you bring an old, clean sock you can also create a sock bunny to take away with you! It’s a great event to get those creative juices flowing and the ideal chance to have bucket-loads of fun.

Discover more here. The event will be taking place on the 16th of April. Tickets are £6.50 per adult and £4.20 per child, and there is also a special family ticket for £19.30 that admits two adults and up to three children.

 

Easter Lunch at The Deck House

The staple of any good Easter break is a delicious roast dinner, and where better to go than The Deck House at Silver Bay Holiday Village

Gather the family together and spend some quality time bonding over a luscious Sunday roast. There’s nothing quite as comforting as filling your boots with a well-cooked English dinner staple, and with our relaxed atmosphere and refined food you’ll be in for a treat.

As usual, we’ll be using the very best of local ingredients to craft a special roast dinner experience that lodge owners and Anglesey locals will adore. To find out more about our menu and book a table, click here or call us on 01407 860 860. We’ve also just launched our brand new spring menu!

 

The Great Cadbury’s Egg Hunt – Plas Newydd House and Gardens

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Didn’t find enough chocolate at Beaumaris Castle? Well, don’t fear! Plas Newydd will also be hosting an egg-hunting event sponsored by none other than Cadbury’s themselves.

The Easter Bunny has visited Anglesey to spend some time with his dear friend, Red Squirrel. But sadly, he’s gone missing!

Hosted by the National Trust, the event will start at 11 am and finish at 3 pm and will be running between the 1st of April and the 23rd. There’s no need to book, and if you do find the Red Squirrel you can expect a yummy chocolate prize at the end.

To start the trail, head to the Cadbury’s tent, which is located adjacent to the house.

Medieval Easter Weekend – Beaumaris Castle

As well as hosting an exciting Easter egg hunt, Beaumaris Castle will also be educating their visitors over the Easter weekend with an extra-special medieval theme.

Visitors will get the chance to dive right into the heart of the medieval period as the staff recreate exactly what life was like back when the castle was first constructed.

Children can also partake in a fantastic Knight School and there will be even more arts and crafts, as well as a Birds of Prey demonstration, that the little ones will love.

To round off the day, head to the fight arena and cheer for your favourite knight as they battle for victory. It’ll be a visit to Beaumaris Castle you’ll never forget and one that the whole family will enjoy.

A family ticket costs £19.30 and admits two adults and up to three children under 16.

 

Easter on Anglesey

Whether you spend this Easter exploring Anglesey, or plan to have a weekend with the family creating some special memories at our holiday village, we hope you have a wonderful time!

If you’re a homeowner planning on spending some time at your luxury lodge over the break, make sure you keep an eye out for our Easter events blog that will be launching in the next few weeks.

We’ll have details of the best Easter holiday activities with Busy Bayers, as well as everything you need to know about our brand new menu at The Deck House.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to make sure you don’t miss out!

If you don’t already own a property with us, but are intrigued to find out more, view our online eBrochure right now for a closer look at the bespoke, Silver Bay lifestyle. We even have our very own award-winning private beach!

 

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There’s no meal on Anglesey quite like one at The Deck House, Silver Bay. Our brand new restaurant is the heart of great food, fantastic company and unbeatable cheffing talent. Indulging at whether for lunch or dinner is a real pleasure, and we cater for all tastes, providing both vegan, vegetarian and free-from dishes, and hearty favourites too.  So no matter what you’re craving, we’ll have the dish for you.

As spring bounces into season, we’ve launched a new seasonal menu featuring some of our best plates s to date. Journey with us as we explore the seasonal culinary fare below.

 

Starters & Nibbles

Our succulent starters and tasty nibbles set the precedent for any meal at The Deck House. Brimming with only the finest seasonal ingredients on our island, our dishes whet your appetite for what’s to come.

Feast on crisp, yet tantalisingly soft, locally baked bread with our Focaccia with Balsamic and Virgin Olive Oil dip, or make your taste buds dance with our Homemade Chicken Satay Skewers. Whether you’re vegetarian, gluten-free, or can’t wait to eat everything in sight – we have a starter for you.

Because our menu is super fresh, we also offer a stunning Pâté plus a different Soup of the Day, every day. Our chef’s expert knowledge of flavour combinations and how to make the most of the season’s produce is at the heart of both these dishes. . You’ll be more than glad that you indulged!

 

Mains & Pizzas

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If you’ve done your homework on The Deck House, then you’ll know we’re great believers in supporting local businesses – and why wouldn’t we be? Their quality is second to none, and from local Anglesey butcher to the artisan bakers on our island, we know we’re going to receive an exceptionally high standard of produce that feeds straight through into our sumptuous dishes.

Pizzas are one of those items, and are a staple point of our menu. Great for all ages and lunch or dinner, our classic Margarita is filled with gooey mozzarella and a fine tomato sauce.

Fancy something a little more daring? Opt for our Hot One and experience spicy ground beef, jalapenos, pepperoni and juicy onions. We serve vegetarian options on our pizzas too, so make sure you peruse the menu to find the perfect dish for your dietary needs.

Pizzas aside, we have a range of main courses that you’ll want to devour. Our Pie of the Day is a Deck House classic and changes dependent on the best local ingredients we have. This is served alongside chunky chips and fresh vegetables, offering a balanced, hearty meal.

Provided by local butchers, our Jones of Bodedern Gammon Steak and Jones of Holyhead Sirloin Steak are hard to refuse. Each dish is served with fluffy, golden chips and a range of veggies that’ll slice right through the rich meat – perfection on a plate.

 

Vegetarian

We believe vegetarian dishes are some of the tastiest around – providing you know how to do them right. Luckily for meat-avoiders we’re big fans of creating innovative vegetarian dishes that will make your dinner pop with flavour.

Our Vegetarian Special Curry is a lovely addition to your table and features seasonal veggies and a classic Indian poppadom, mango chutney and a choice of rice or chips. Or if you fancying bringing a piece of Italy into your Deck House dining experience, why not order the vegan-friendly Homemade Aubergine Meatballs? They’re served in a balsamic and basil sauce on a bed of supple linguini. You’ll feel like you’re in the heart of Rome with the sun on your shoulders as you dine on this Italian, vegan dish.

 

Children’s Menu

We like to make sure your little ones get some goodness in them with a meal at The Deck House, so we endeavour to do our best and serve up a balanced meal for children.

Beef burgers are a popular choice, and because they’re locally sourced and 100% beef, you can rest assured that you know exactly what your children are eating.

Because we know everyone’s tastes are different, we provide a varied menu for little ones that includes Southern Fried Chicken, Haddock Goujons and even Quorn and Bean Chilli Con Carne to cater to vegetarian children. Crafted by our chef talent, t, each dish is a song on the palate and is sure to keep them quiet (for a while at least!)

 

The Deck House Restaurant at Silver Bay Holiday Village

We’ve recently been awarded 5-stars on our hygiene rating here at The Deck House, and that’s because our quest for perfection goes beyond our dishes and towards the care of our kitchen overall. It’s this attention to detail that enables us to create flawless, delectable meals time and time again, ones that will ensure you’ll want to come back for more.

To view our menu in full detail, click here.

Also make sure you keep an eye out for a brand new Deck House announcement in the near future!

 

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In the first of our Luxury Lodge Spotlight series, we introduce The Oyster Catcher.

An integral part of the Silver Bay holiday-home experience is benefiting from the very best of opulent, modern architectural design.  

We’re always on the lookout for eye-catching, luxurious holiday properties that our homeowners will adore, which is why we’re introducing four brand new lodges for 2017.

The Oyster Catcher, The Lookout, The Beachcomber and The Vista are our newest properties that have been chosen to compliment the bespoke collection of holiday homes available at our coastal retreat.

If you’ve been exploring the idea of buying a property here at Silver Bay, these lodges are sure to capture your attention. Featuring the very latest in modern lodge design, they’re a marvel to be delighted at.

The first property in this series that we’re going to get up, close and personal with is the captivating Oyster Catcher lodge.

Living Space

Open plan living is the epitome of the  Oyster Catcher. This monumental tribute to modern lodge design will take your breath away, and will capture the hearts of people in its presence.

Rugged timber walls matched perfectly with the white-washed decor, give the property a light and spacious feel, both welcoming and open at the same time.

The subtle green furnishings are cleverly complimented by the modern distressed wood that enables homeowners to feel close to nature – benefiting from the refreshing and comfortable aura of the outdoors.

It’s the perfect place to socialise with friends and family, as well as the ideal retreat to settle down with a good book or film. The Oyster Catcher will quickly become your holiday home away from home, feeling comfortable yet luxurious.

Kitchen & Dining

The chic kitchen very much tells tales of modern country decor. Fully-equipped and roomy, it’s the ideal place to cook up a storm after a day by the beach.

There’s cabinet space galore, providing room for all of your holiday home kitchen essentials, and it flows gracefully into the adjoining dining space – where many happy dinner time memories are just waiting to be made.

There’s even a stunning breakfast bar, the perfect place to fuel the little ones before sending them out on a Busy Bayers activity!

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Bedrooms

The sandy laminated feature floor from the living room, kitchen and diner also flows further into the lodge. The master bedroom of this bespoke holiday lodge is brimming with grandeur, and the double bed covered with soft, sumptuous  sheets, is perfect for a relaxing night’s sleep.

The master also features a luxury ensuite where the rustic wooden tones of this property continue, offering a luxury log cabin feel to Oyster Catcher owners.  

The second bedroom is a delight that the children will adore. The funky bunk beds are a great place for them to set up a den and live out their wildest playtimes, and they’ll while away the hours entertaining themselves in this versatile space that will keep everyone happy.

The Oyster Catcher is available in both two or three bedrooms, so rest assured there’ll be plenty of room for the entire family!

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Bathrooms

The luxury that ebbs and flows across the property also blends effortlessly into the sanctuary of the bathroom. Feel like a king or queen as you relax in the free-standing bath tub, life’s problems drifting away with the calming steam and bath bubbles.

The contemporary grey wall colour scheme in this space is stylish and will evoke the same sense of relaxation and sophistication you would have visiting a private spa. The  bespoke bathroom suite of the Oyster Catcher will leave both friends and family undoubtedly envious.  

You won’t want to leave your tub after spending some time in the Oyster Catcher bathroom.

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Interested To Find Out More?

If you’re looking to discover more about lodge ownership at Silver Bay Holiday Village, don’t hesitate to call.

Our friendly team are on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have about purchasing your very own blissful retreat here on the Anglesey coast.

If you want to find out more, view our online eBrochure. There’s extra information about our award-winning beach, our multi-million leisure development and also our brand new dining experience, The Deck House.

Make 2017 the year that you start really experiencing the luxury life can offer. Gift your family the holiday home they deserve at Silver Bay Holiday Village.

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Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and during this special time of year, it’s a great idea to plan something unique and romantic for you and your partner.Not only will it be a great way to show them what they mean to you, it’ll also be the perfect time to carve out some much needed ‘you’ time – a day dedicated to celebrating your love and enjoying one another’s company. From cocktail classes to a visit to the South Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey has it all when it comes to planning a loved-up day out.  

1. Cocktail Classes & Afternoon Tea at Prohibition Wine and Champagne Lounge

When people think of romance, making cocktails isn’t usually at the top of their list, but for something a little different, taking part in a cocktail class at Prohibition Wine and Champagne Lounge is the ideal romantic activity with a bit of fun and creativity. With its 1920s decor and atmosphere, this modern and sophisticated bar is a great spot for romance to flourish. Their cocktail masterclass is £20pp and includes two cocktails. And if you really want to take this romantic activity to the next level, why not opt for the Cocktail Master Class, afternoon tea AND a glass of Prosecco package? You’ll soon be wondering why you and your partner haven’t done something like this before!

2. Walk Along The Beach

An oldie but goldie, there’s something quite special about wandering along a sandy beach hand in hand with your soul mate. As the waves lap gently at your feet and the sand winds its way between your toes, the refreshing coastal breeze will ruffle all of those everyday troubles away, carving time especially for you and your partner.To make it extra special, pack some nibbles and champagne and kick back, watching the sunset on another spectacular day of your relationship. Silver Bay Beach is the perfect place to do this on Anglesey. In fact, we’ve even won coast awards for it!  

3. The Copper Kingdom

Anglesey has many staples that define the perfect island for all that it is, and one of those things in our Copper mines. The Copper Kingdom in Amlwch, Anglesey, is one of the biggest Copper mines in the world, and it’s a great place to explore… Dating back to the Bronze age, it’s a fantastic place to explore if you’re curious about history and how this mine contributed to the rise of the shipping industry on the island. And as you wander across the beautiful Parys Mountain, you’ll be able to bask in the beautiful colours of the landscape, as well as the open mine itself. To find out more, explore their website here.

4. Beaumaris Castle

10 romantic activities silver bay holiday villageImage sourced from www.beaumaris.comAs one of the most dominant castles on Anglesey, Beaumaris Castle is the perfect romantic destination. The castle itself is actually unfinished and was built by English Monarch Edward I in 1295. This Medieval-Edwardian structure is a delight to behold, and it’s the perfect spot to wander, immersing yourself in history and one another.Tickets are only £6 per adult – a fantastic price for a wonderful afternoon. So become one with your partner whilst exploring the history of something grand, beautiful and opulent with a date at Beaumaris Castle. 5. The Dingle Nature ReserveJust as walks along the Anglesey beaches offer spectacular views, so too do our picturesque woodlands – and nowhere is this more evident than The Dingle Nature reserve.Spanning 25 acres, you’ll find a wide range of animals living in these woods including red squirrels that have recently been reintroduced to the area. Wander amongst the stunning oak and ash trees, or lose yourself amongst the blankets of bluebells that come to life during the spring. There’s a leaflet all about the reserve here. So print out a copy and explore the island and start planning your romantic date.

6. Anglesey Riding Centre

horse riding 10 romantic activities silver bay holiday villageImage sourced from www.angleseyridingcentre.co.ukCreating the perfect date is all about creating memories that will last, and what better way to do that than by experiencing horse riding together?Feel like the kings and queens of times gone by as your parade around on your steeds, learning how to master horse riding side by side. Just as much about the surroundings as it is about the animal, a trip to Anglesey Riding Centre will see you trotting around the coast like royalty in no time at all.Available to those both keen riders and those new to the hobby, prices start around £12.50.

7. Puffin Island Cruises

Why not take to the seas on your romantic day out? With Puffin Island Cruises, you’ll be able to sail around Anglesey taking in the beautiful sights. Specialising with views of the striking Snowdonia and Puffin Island itself (which is home to more than 12 species of bird!), this cruise sets sail from Beaumaris Pier. You can head down to their kiosk at the pier to book tickets or call them on 01248 810379. You can also do it online here. Prices start from £8.50, and if you and your loved one are keen photographers, there’s also a wonderful Photography Cruise available too.

8. James Pringle Weavers

If you and your partner love a spot of shopping, then James Pringle Weavers is the perfect Anglesey hotspot to indulge in some retail therapy. Selling everything from clothes to tasty spirits, to homeware to local Anglesey treats – including their famous sea salt – you’ll be spoilt for choice. There’s even a lovely little cafe on site selling a range of sandwiches and sweet treats perfect for a light lunch. Plus, you can pick up some great treats for your beach picnic later in the day.

9. South Stack Lighthouse

If you’ve been to Anglesey before, then you’ve probably come across this classic island staple – the South Stack Lighthouse.Located on a small summit just off of the mainland, the lighthouse offers a lovely afternoon out. Take the 400 steps to the island itself and enjoy the striking scenery whilst breathing in the fresh sea air. It really is something special.If you do decide to head down, make sure you check the weather prior to leaving. As it’s an island, it can sometimes be closed if the weather conditions aren’t right. Tickets cost £5.50 per adult and the last admittance is at 4pm.

10. Red Boat Ice Cream Parlour

Image sourced from http://redboatgelato.com/Going for ice cream isn’t just a pastime for children, it also makes for a wonderful date venue. The Red Boat Ice Cream Parlour is a popular stop for both tourists and locals, specialising in creamy gelato ice cream usually found on the streets of Italy. And it’s no surprise it’s so good, one of their owners, Tony, was trained in ice cream making at Carpigiana University of Italy!They don’t, however, stop at ice cream. The parlour also specialises in yummy cream teas, sandwiches and coffees. All of this is matched alongside a modern yet relaxed environment, making it the perfect place for love to blossom. If you’ve been inspired to take your loved one on a special date on Anglesey, let us know! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and on Instagram too! 

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The weather on our island follows the path of quintessential British seasons. From the long, warm summers to snow coated winters, each season brings something new and fresh to the table – and we adore them all.

Below we’ve outlined the average temperatures you can expect during your holidays on the island, as well as some stunning photography captured during the seasons we love the most. We even discuss the wildlife that thrives, as well as the best seasonal events to mark on your calendar!

SPRING ON ANGLESEY

Spring is the beginning of something special, the time for fresh starts and beautiful, blooming flowers. Moreover, on Anglesey, our island is transformed into a natural paradise. Animals appear from their winter burrows, and the sense of new life and beginnings is everywhere you look.

Stretching between March, April and May, the temperature highs reach between 8, 11 and 13 degrees Celsius – perfect conditions for stepping outdoors and exploring the beautiful nature right on our doorstep. Daffodils will be blooming across the island during this time of year, as will breath-taking, brightly coloured tulips.

Spring also sees some magnificent events on the Isle. This year Mother’s Day will be falling on March 26th, and we’ll even be hosting a special Mother’s Day lunch at The Deck House.

Water wildlife is thriving in spring, and visitors to the island can expect to see dragonflies and butterflies fluttering across the picturesque, spring sky. Nesting colonies also appear on the coast of Anglesey, and are the perfect spot to witness a wide range of marine birds.

As far as springtime events on the island go, we welcome back the Farmer’s Market down by Menai Bridge on the third Sunday of every month. The Vintage Rally at the Anglesey Showground will also be coming back on the 20th-21st of May, so why not witness the rare and vintage motors under the glow of the spring sunshine?

 

SUMMER ON ANGLESEY

As the temperature rises and the days draw out longer, when summer arrives on the island, you can’t help but feel e Between June and August, visitors flock to Anglesey to make the most of our award-winning coastlines, and it’s the perfect opportunity to dive into new experiences on the sunny Isle.

As roses and wildflower meadows bloom across local gardens and heritage sites, and right here at Silver Bay, summer is when the most magical memories of the year are created.

Temperatures reach highs between 15 and 17 degrees coupled with the famous Anglesey island breeze. If you’re a water baby, you’ll discover an Anglesey summer is perfect for spending the day by (and in!) the ocean.

Dolphins appear on our coast in both spring and summer, and you can see them from the coast or take a lovely boat trip. One of the most popular providers of these trips are Seacoast Safaris, and although dolphin sightings can’t be promised, you’ll definitely be able to see some puffins over on Puffin Island.

As usual, we’ll be hosting our annual Summer Party here at Silver Bay Holiday Village, exclusive to holiday home owners. We’ll also be launching our Tough Beacher competition, our play on the ‘Tough Mudder’ races, as well as reopening our ‘Snack Shack’ down by the beach.

When exploring the island, summer activities to note include the ever-popular Anglesey County Show between the 15th and 16th of August which will feature a range of places to shop and view some of the finest livestock around. Also taking place is The Great Strait Raft Run on the 3rd and 4th of June, which is a rafting event held between the slade port of Felinheli and the Menai Bridge designed to raise money for charity.

 

AUTUMN ON ANGLESEY

When the air has a little bite and the wind whirls across an abundance of reds and golds, you know autumn has arrived. The sun settles lower in the sky casting a hazy glow over the island, we welcome the autumnal months with open arms onto Anglesey.

It’s such a special time of year for whimsical rambles through one of our many nature reserves, and it’s also a fantastic time of year to experience some of the most picturesque views as the island takes on a new, rustic look.

Red squirrels appear during these months, spreading from September to November, and temperatures start to drop again, reaching highs of only 13 and 10 degrees celsius.

Salmon also flourish during this time of year, and many can be seen jumping out of rivers all over Wales – and the Menai Straits are a good spot for salmon fishing. Seals can also be seen on the coast, so make sure you cast a watchful eye while on your coastal walks.

If you’re hoping to spot some beautiful flowers during autumn on the island, you’re in for a treat. Look out for some beautiful Dahlias – Anglesey Abbey tends to be full of these striking and colourful plants.

Yet perhaps one of the most spectacular sights are the amber, yellow and crimson leaves as they drift towards the ground, providing the forests and woodlands with a rich carpet of colour. Make sure you explore our woods on site and across the island and enjoy a shuffle over the crunching leaves – childhood nostalgia at its finest.

In early autumn, one of the island’s most famous marathons, The Ring o’ Fire will be taking place between the 1st and 3rd of September, making the most of the last of the summer sunshine. We’ll also be hosting our Halloween party at The Deck House yet again, so make sure you practice your pumpkin carving and pick out the spookiest outfit you can find!

 

WINTER ON ANGLESEY

The final, and perhaps one of the most beautiful seasons on the island – winter is not one to be missed.

Stretching between December and February, a chill settles into the air with temperatures reaching to a maximum of 7-8 degrees celsius. And when the skies are blue, but the cold is bracing, it can be one of the most refreshing times to explore the island – especially if you fancy heading to the coast and breathing away those winter cobwebs!

Stunning seabirds migrate during this period on the island, so watch out for them painting the sky with their beautiful formations. Porpoises can also sometimes be seen, having a year-round presence along the Welsh coast.

Flowers, snowdrops and winter aconites flourish during the colder months. As the trees grow bare these plants breath a sense of new beginnings yet to come, creating a very beautiful sight indeed – perfect for professional and amateur photographers alike.

Anglesey is always full to the brim with Christmas events during this time of year. From our Christmas and NYE parties at The Deck House to the Plas Newydd Christmas Fair and Beaumaris Victorian Christmas Markets – it’s a magnificent time to take a trip to our island and immerse yourself in your very own magical, winter escape.

 

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Not only is Anglesey a great island to explore for us humans – it’s also a fabulous place to bring your pet dog, too.

Our golden coastline matched with our green, forest woodlands are the perfect place for paws to trek –  which means that even your dog can take a holiday to Anglesey too.

We welcome dogs onsite here at Silver Bay Holiday Village too, because we know your pet pooches are also a beloved member of your family unit. So if you’re planning on bringing your dog to our holiday park, or are simply popping over to Anglesey for a day visit – this blog is for you.

PS. If you’re looking to find out more about owning a home at our holiday village, view our free eBrochure here.

1. SILVER BAY BEACH

Running wild and free is one of every dog’s favourite pastimes – which is why they love frolicking in the sand at Silver Bay beach!

Our green coast award-winning beach provides a safe haven for your furry one to be let off of the leash and have some much-deserved exercise and fun. And best of all, you can rest assured they’ll be safe here, because our coast is one of the cleanest in the country!

After a run on the beach, why not let them splash in the water or perhaps play a game of catch? There’s plenty of space for your dog to bound without disturbing anyone else enjoying a day out at Silver Bay beach – it’s the perfect solution for dog-loving families looking for an outdoor retreat suitable for everyone in their party.

 

2. HOLYHEAD LAND TRAIN

The dog attractions at Silver Bay aren’t all based outdoors. In fact, the Holyhead Land Train is accessible to all the family and they welcome pet pooches aboard, too!

Perfect for viewing the beautiful Breakwater area (which we’ll also talk about later in this article) the train will take you along a 1 and three quarter mile journey – allowing you to kick back and enjoy the view.

Trips are hourly between 12 and 6pm every day during the school holidays, and it’s also open weekends outside of holiday time too. So if you’re planning on heading over, make sure you put the Holyhead Land Train onto your schedule!

 

3. THE WHITE EAGLE

After all the exploring, you and your loved ones are going to need a bite to eat – and one pub that openly welcomes dogs on the island is The White Eagle.

The establishment is popular with visitors and locals, and from their tasty starters including Baked Camembert to their Pepper Venison Steaks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

To explore more about the pub, head on over to their website here. You can also explore their scrumptious dinner menu online – but we’ll have to warn you, your stomach will be rumbling by the end of it!

4. HOLYHEAD BREAKWATER COUNTRY PARK

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Our nature reserves and woodlands are ideal for families with dogs, but for something a little different we recommend you head on over to Holyhead Breakwater Country Park.

Found next to Holyhead town, the park is on the site of a former quarry and was opened in 1990. Full of trees, rocks and stunning greenery, your dog and your family with love rambling through this lovely park.

Dogs can be let off their leads to explore, just make sure to take extra care to watch out for other wildlife on the way including ducks and horses. And after a wander there’s a lovely cafe where you fill everyone’s boots before exploring a little more.

It’s the 3rd most popular thing to do in Holyhead according to TripAdvisor, so make sure you don’t miss this activity for all the family – whether they’ve got four legs or two!

5. SEACOAST SAFARIS

Why only stick to land when you bring your dog on holiday? Seacoast Safaris permit your four-legged friends on their boats too – making it the perfect afternoon out for everyone.

They invite well-behaved pooches on their Cerismar Two Cruises. You can either head on over to Puffin Island, which, you guessed it, is home to a range of cute, little puffins – or you can choose to explore the magnificent Menai Straits.

Seats should be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment and prices are £9.95 for adults and £7.95 for children. If you have a family of four, you can also purchase a £30 family ticket.

To find out more, visit their website.

 

DOGS ON ANGLESEY

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Wherever you choose to head during your stay on our island, you can rest assured both you and your pet pooch will have a fabulous time! And if you’re looking for more dog-friendly articles, take a look at the suggestions below.

Silver Bay Holiday Village is a holiday park on the isle of Anglesey. You can buy your very own slice of paradise and luxury property, and we also welcome dogs on site!

Find out more here.

If you would like to find out more about our stunning, Anglesey holiday properties, and how you can become an owner, click here and view our eBrochure.


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As we wave goodbye to the chilly winter air and the first signs of spring start to emerge, it can only mean one thing here at Silver Bay – February half-term!

As usual, we have an exciting schedule jam-packed with a range of activities for all ages. From Wool Club to Toasting Marshmallows, your little ones will be thoroughly entertained with Busy Bayers

We also have a variety of activities for parents too, with Adult Only swims and Spinning classes to keep you active and healthy in the holidays.

Find the full schedule below, and remember that any activities with a star at the side require pre-booking before the day. 

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But it doesn’t end there! Beyond the February schedule there are even more activities coming up for our lovely lodge owners.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

We’re planning on breaking a Guinness World Record this year and we need your ideas! Our best ones are currently making the longest line of sea shells or the tallest stack of coins on a holiday park, but if you have any other suggestions then feel free to get in touch via email reception@silverbay.co.uk or by phone on 01407 860 860.

VALENTINE’S DAY

As well as hosting lots of fun activities, romance will be in the air between the 12th and 18th of February as we launch our fabulous Valentine’s Day Specials in The Deck House.

The love-filled dishes include Salmon, Spinach, and Cream Cheese Wellington, as well as a sumptuous Love Heart Vanilla and Strawberry Cheesecake. The full menu is available below, and if you’d like to book simply email us at deckhouse@silverbay.co.uk.Valentine's Day (5).jpg

MOTHER’S DAY

We’re also taking bookings for Mother’s Day which is on Sunday the 26th of March. Mum gets a glass of bubbly and everyone gets a delicious roast dinner! If you’d like to book, all you need to do is email deckhouse@silverbay.co.uk.

SILVER BAY TEAM NEWS

Finally, we have two new friendly faces on our Silver Bay family. Both Katherine and Jacqueline have joined the Owner’s Service Team – so make sure you give them a friendly wave if you see them on site! We’re also pleased to announced that Hugh from our Maintenance and Grounds team has won employee of the month for the second time running! Congrats, Hugh, you’re an incredible member of the Silver Bay team!