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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Autumn is one of the most beautiful times to visit Silver Bay. With the trees changing to alluring oranges, yellows and reds, and the beach ripe with fresh air that will clear out all those cobwebs, there really isn’t a better time to see what we have to offer. Which is why we’re so excited to announce the return of our open day this October!
Built with care and attention and crafted to perfection, the Silver Bay lodges ooze luxury and are fit for royalty. Experience everything from The Reef Edge to The Lookout on your visit, and find out exactly what you can expect if you buy one of our fabulous properties. Our lodges even come with outdoor space and optional decking, which makes for the perfect place for relaxed BBQs as the sunsets in the warmer months.
The Deck House
Recently refurbished, and now complete with a brand new teenage chill-out area, The Deck House is THE place to dine on Anglesey. Only the finest of local ingredients are put into our dishes, and our chefs work hard to ensure you have a meal worth writing home about every visit.
Of course, we also have a range of ales and drinks available, and our preferred wine merchant John Fearon always makes sure that our wine selection is both tasty and plentiful. The perfect place for unwinding of an evening or enjoying a family Sunday roast, The Deck House really is something special. And that’s without even mentioning our exclusive owner-only parties! Keep an eye out for our Halloween recap coming soon.
Silver Bay Beach
If you know anything about Silver Bay, then you’ll know that our private, award-winning beach is something to marvel at. Awarded a Green Flag, as well as a Seaside Award, our pristine coast plays host to many happy memories. We’ve even opened a brand-new beachside cafe for 2017!
The Spa at Silver Bay
No holiday village is truly complete without a fantastic spa, which is why we’re so proud of The Spa at Silver Bay. Make the most of our 15.5m pool with dedicated lanes, or book a treatment with our talented practitioners – there’s even a gym, if you fancy working off all those extra holiday treats! Whatever you choose to do at the Spa, you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere where you can relax with loved ones and unwind away from the real world.
Silver Bay Open Day
We hope that we’ve tempted you to come and visit us on the 28th of October. There’s no need to book your spot, just confirm your attendance over on Facebook. Remember, you can also call our friendly team on 01407 860 860 if you have any questions or queries! Here at Silver Bay, fun times and families come first. Is it time that you made the leap and purchased a special coastal retreat right here in the UK?
The days may be getting longer, the weather may be getting colder, but Silver Bay is becoming more exciting as the seasons change. With a whole host of activities to keep you and your family entertained this half term in Anglesey, we wave goodbye to a fantastic, eventful summer and welcome this time of the year with arms wide open.
With Halloween fast approaching, the kids breaking up for half term, and the season fully kicking in with a vibrant change of colour around Silver Bay – take a look at what we have on offer for you this half-term.
Silver Bay wouldn’t be the same without our Busy Bayers, which is why we’ve dedicated engaging & educational sessions to keep them entertained! To get them in the true spirit of harvest, our friendly team will be running arts and crafts, seed bomb making, halloween decorations and face painting to name a few. Your Busy Bayers will have jam-packed days of fun while making new friends along the way!
Studio & Gym
Silver Bay is the perfect place to let your hair down and relax, so it’s only natural that you might indulge a little too much! Don’t worry, our gym & studio will help you burn off all those calories from last night’s Beef Burger at the Deck House. Planned activities include: spinning, supervised gym sessions, pilates and legs, bums and tums. The Spa at Silver Bay is open until 19:30 everyday, except on Saturdays and Sundays when it closes at 18:00.
Our spa offers this month include an ELEMIS Freestyle Deep Tissue massage, a hot mineral body boost, and a pro-collagen age defying treatment to name a few. You can find more offers on our website!
Our indoor pool is the perfect space for families to relax and learn new aquatic techniques this half term in Anglesey. We have a range of activities that cater to all ages from the young adventurer to the laid-back parent. Such activities include indoor kayaking and scuba diving, perfect for children to learn lifelong skills and craft memories they’ll never forget. If you’re not a keen explorer, however, and would rather kick back and relax in and around the pool, then join us for adult swimming for the first hour of the day for a quick dip.
Hosted at the Deck House, our annual Halloween Party will be commencing on Saturday 28th October with a ghoulishly good line up in store. For only £8.50 (children £6.50, Under 3’s free) there will be face painting and spooky art for your young werewolves and witches to enjoy!
We also want to see your best carved pumpkin on the night, with last year’s competition going down a storm. And when all the revelries have finished, get on your dancing shoes and show the world how well you know Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance!
Whether on a budget, wanting something quick, a family meal or an evening of romance, there’s a meal for everyone all on Holy Island.
Holy Island is located on the western side of Anglesey and is connected by the Stanley Embankment and 4 Mile Bridge, making it easy to access and explore the amazing sites all within walking distance!
Named due to its high concentration of standing stones, burial chambers and other religious sites on the small island.
If mouth-watering restaurant and cafe’s is what you’re pining for, this top 10 restaurants list features some of the finest eateries in the area. So go ahead, collect your appetite and feast your eyes on our top 10 recommended restaurants on Holy Island, Anglesey!
The Deck House
Set within a grade 2 listed farmhouse with an extension that has been recently refurbished to take in the stunning views of Silver Bay and the Llyn Pensinsular beyond.
The Deck House has a classic and contemporary menu suited for individual tastes. Take fresh, carefully selected, seasonal ingredients and creates a delicious and memorable dining experience. If you enjoy a nice, relaxing drink after spending a day on our private beach, The Deck House is the ideal way to wind down and grab your favourite beverage in the perfect setting.
Watch your afternoon slip away without stress; our Busy Bayers keeps your young ones entertained within the close-by lounge area so there’s more time to enjoy your visit at the Deck House. Whether it’s a family day out or a quiet catch up with friends, you can make The Deck House’s lounge whatever you want it to be.
Located near the very southern tip of Holy Island (Holyhead Island) on Anglesey and is just west of Silver Bay beach, the White Eagle is either a 20 minute walk or a five minute drive from Silver Bay.
You’re walking down the beautiful sandy Rhoscolyn beach, breathing in that fresh sea-side air and drinking in the fantastic views of the coastal path. What better way to top it off than resting your weary legs at the White Eagle? You can also bring your furry friends with you too, as the eatery is pet-friendly!
Enjoy the outdoor terrace and soak in the views overlooking the stunning Anglesey coast while enjoying one (or two pints) of their guest ales on draught. There is great food on offer with seasonal menus as well. The White Eagle’s critically acclaimed Steak Pies are to die for, and their home-made fish and chips are amongst customer favourites.
And if that wasn’t enough, indulge yourself in Rhoscolyn history (where the pub is located) which is famous with the patron saint St Gwenfaen. We won’t give too much away though, you’ll have to discover it for yourself!
Enjoy local food and beer while retreating in the warm glow of a roaring open fire, The Seacroft provides the perfect resting place for the whole family. Stocked to the brim with universally loved Timothy Taylor’s ale, you may hear an adventurous tale or two echoing from the barstools at the front of house.
On the menu, locally sourced ingredients from Anglesey suppliers means that you get the freshest and most tastiest meals on offer. Oh, and if you’re around the Anglesey area in winter, The Seacroft offers a ‘buy one, get one free’ deal on most dishes. The Seacroft steals the show on making number 2 on our top 10 restaurants in Anglesey!
The Harbourfront Bistro
Just as the name suggests, the Harbourfront lies on on the idyllic Newry Beach of Holyhead. A hidden gem, this bistro is a family run business with family-orientated values; bring the kids down for a scrumptious meal or simply enjoy the picturesque scenery of the sunset disappearing over the horizon.
There’s something for everyone at the Harbourfront Bistro, its perfect location and contemporary British cuisine ensures that this eatery features on our top 10 recommended restaurants!
The Valley Hotel
“This is Anglesey.”
The Valley Hotel’s motto rings loud and proud. They’re thrilled to be from the Welsh island of Anglesey, a quality that resonates through their restaurant. Their recently refurbished main bar features welsh slate, rustic charm and perfect real ales to match! Don’t forget to enjoy one of the best Sunday Carvery restaurants in Anglesey! You won’t regret it!
Whether you’re just passing through for a refreshing pint or looking to experience the delectable homemade cooking, the Valley stands out as a strong contender to make it on our list of recommended restaurants in Anglesey.
For one of the best breakfast restaurants in Anglesey, shimmy on down to the Sea Shanty! Fill your sea boots with eggs benedict, a hearty bacon butty or sit down and order yourself a latte and watch the world go by.
Inside the Sea Shanty is just as impressive as the outside – its interior resembles the inside of ship from years gone by. Your maritime food voyage begins with the greeting “It’s always sunny in here” etched on the dining room entrance, and it’s a welcoming gesture that continues through to the friendliness of the staff. Make sure you visit the Sea Shanty for fantastic locally-sourced seafood!
The Driftwood features on our list of restaurants in Anglesey as it stands out as a hidden gem. Good food, local cask ales and a famous traditional carvery on Sunday – and it doesn’t stop there. You can watch your favourite sports team with Sky Sports and BT, providing all the action while you sit back and enjoy your pint. If you’re struggling to think of where to celebrate Christmas, birthdays and wedding celebrations, let The Driftwood plan your social event with a function room that can hold up to 70 people! Well worth the visit!
The Black Seal, Trearddur Bay
If you’re yearning for a restaurant that provides a modern, contemporary eating and drinking experience with British Cuisine, look no further than The Black Seal. Boasting a dedicated Gin Bar, drinks lovers with a taste for craft alcohol can find their haven within the walls of this bar restaurant.
If sinking a Bombay Sapphire doesn’t float your boat, there are more than enough traditional dishes to satisfy your hunger. You can also test your tastebuds at international dishes from Welsh Rump Steak to Philly Hot Pizza.
Catch 22, Valley
Catch 22 are like the cool kids on the block. Their modern style, both from inside and outside the restaurant, seems effortless. Their slick interior decor is complemented by their sophisticated menu and cosmopolitan drinks. Large venue space also makes Catch 22 ideal for hosting events like parties and meetings.
When you’ve devoured your Pan Fried Stone Sea Bass and ready to whistle for the bill, make sure you grab a drink and explore the balcony – perfect for unwinding and soaking in the fantastic views of Holy Island in all its glory!
Enoch’s needs no introduction as it remains a familiar stopping place for passing travellers and locals to enjoy! This stylish, traditional British restaurant embraces the coastal culture of Anglesey and its adoration for Fish & Chips by sustainably sourcing and passionately making your favourite seaside dish.
Did you know, Enoch’s were the first fish & chip shop in Wales committed to using the MSC ecolabel to contribute to the health of our own & the world’s ocean! So there you have it, tasty and morally appetising!
So what are you waiting for? Collect your appetite, leave your worries at the door and enjoy our top ten recommended restaurants in Anglesey. If you find any more great places to relax and unwind with food and drink, don’t forget to let us know!
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What an incredible summer it’s been. From our annual fishing competition to our owner’s summer party, the fun hasn’t stopped!
Sadly, we’re waving goodbye to the warmer months now, but before we do we thought we’d revisit the very best of the best of summer 2017.
Keep an eye out – you might even make an appearance!
The Owner’s Summer Party
Right at the beginning of summer we hosted our annual owner’s party in The Deck House! The Runaway Babies band made a magnificent return, and everyone danced the night away with friends and family in abundance.
A taste bud-tingling buffet was put on by the magnificent chefs, and all of the staff involved we’re on top form, ensuring a brilliant night was had by all.
Mr Trix the clown even made an appearance, much to the delight of the young members of the Silver Bay family!
It was another amazing summer for our busy bayers activities. From snorkelling to wild survivors, new friends were made and the fun times were in full swing.
A centre point of our Busy Bayers activities this year was, of course, our new addition to the holiday village – the Silver Bay bees! Activities such as building our bee hotel and Bee Creative, where we designed some beautiful bee collages, kept everyone thoroughly entertained.
Our Wild Survivor attendees also earned a Silver Wild Challenge award from the RSPB for all the amazing work they’ve done to help nature. We’re incredibly proud of everyone involved.
Fitness & Spa
We’ve also been making sure that everyone keeps fit over the summer! Our outdoor bums and tums was a popular class, and we’ve also been offering private, 1-2-1 swimming lessons. It has been a real joy seeing children learn to swim in our pool alongside our excellent instructors.
Alongside promoting fitness this summer, we’ve also been pushing self-care. The Spa at Silver Bay has launched a brand-new brochure full of fantastic treatments that our lodge owners and locals have been making the most of. From shellac nails to facials, take a look here for the brochure and pick your perfect treatment! Make sure you also keep an eye out for our September offers which are as follows:
Our Superfood Pro Radiance facial is now just £45, reduced from £60!
Our Pro Radiance Flash Balm & Illuminating Eye Balm is now just £50, reduced from £71
The Deck House Entertainment
It has been an incredible summer of fun in the Deck House this year! We’ve had everything from fashion shows to live musicians, and wine tasting evenings.
Highlights include singer and guitarist Kiana, live music with Mojo, an evening of fashion, fizz and shopping with Mrs Jones, and our wine taste evening featuring our preferred wine merchant John Fearon Wines. There really has never been a dull moment this summer!
When you’ve got a picturesque beach like we have, it’d be foolish not to host a range of summer activities along the coast – which is why Silver Bay Beach is always a staple of our summer schedule.
This year saw the return of Beach Mudder, and our owners battled once more to take the crown – congratulations to our winners the uniquely named Psycho Unicorns. We also hosted our annual sandcastle competition which saw everything from bee parties to Pierce’s truck, winners included The Goddards, Becky & Grace, Erica Keasberry and Theo! And 2017 also saw our fishing competition return. Split into junior and adult categories, our winners were Ed Wilson, Rowen Dier, Holly McLean Watts and Noah Rockliffe. Kevin McLean also put on an excellent BBQ!
This summer also saw us become the proud owners of a Seaside Award from Keep Wales Tidy for our immaculate coast. You can read more about that over here.
We’re sad to say goodbye to summer, but also ready for a magnificent end to 2017! Our Halloween Party will be making a comeback, as will our Christmas and NYE celebrations. Make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook account for our brand new autumn Deck House menu, as well as our half-term planner where we’ll be bringing back loads of exciting activities to keep the run times rolling!
To find out more about owning a property at Silver Bay, please call us on 01407 860 860, or click here. Make sure you also keep an eye out for upcoming opening days over on our social accounts.
Luxurious, revitalising and a chance to recuperate – a visit to The Spa at Silver Bay is the first word in relaxation
To make sure our guests receive a superlative spa experience time and time again, we’re constantly developing our treatments to ebb and flow with new techniques and ever-changing trends. That’s why we’re proud to announce a brand new brochure this summer brimming with treatments you’ll be desperate to try!
Discover Our New Spa Treatments
If you’ve visited our spa before, then you’ll already be aware of our partnership with ELEMIS. Few match this stunning brand when it comes to skincare, so we’ve crafted a Treatment Menu for you to enjoy based all around these fantastic products.
We have a myriad of body therapy options that you’re sure to fall in love. From our ELEMIS Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap to our ELEMIS Thousand Flower Detox Wrap, we have a treatment designed to suit your body.
Each therapy has been crafted to enrich your skin with salts, oils and creams, as well as being individually designed to target key skin problems our spa visitors face.
If you’re looking to detox, or reduce cellulite, our ELEMIS Targeted Toning Tightening is the perfect option. Combining a powerful blend of massage technique and detoxifying clay, it’s clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite after just one treatment.
We also offer body therapy in the form of massages, couture and treatments designed to boost your energy. On top of this, there’s even a pregnancy session designed to restore mothers-to-be to optimum wellness.
Our faces put up with a lot over time. From being lathered in various lotions and potions, to facing the bare cold (or heat) without enough protection – your face should never be neglected when it comes to visiting the spa.
At the Spa at Silver Bay, we have a range of anti-ageing therapies on offer which prove ever popular, with prices starting from £60. Why not enjoy a ELEMIS pro-collagen age defy session, or perhaps you’d prefer an ELEMIS pro-definition lift & contour? Each treatment lasts an hour in total and well help to reduce wrinkles, skin firmness and puffiness.
And our face therapies don’t end there. We also provide a selection of treatments perfect for treating your skin. Our ELEMIS Sensitive Skin Smoother is ideal for those with a sensitive complexion, and our ELEMIS Anti-Blemish Mattify & Calm does exactly what it says on the tin.
Of course, treatments aren’t just for women at our spa. We have a special section in the our brochure dedicated entirely to relaxatio sessions for men.
From our ELEMIS High Performance Skin Energiser, to our Hot Mineral Body Boost and Deep Tissue Massage, we make sure our spa treatments can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter what your gender.
Therapy treatments aside, beauty is another of our Spa at Silver Bay specialties. We provide fashionable Shellac manicures, as well as waxing and tinting for eyebrows. We also wax legs, bikini lines and even male chest and backs, too.
Futhermore, we offer a package for all you holiday-seekers out there. This session has been expertly crafted so that it focuses on all of these key holiday areas. Featuring a half leg, under arm and eyebrow wax – as well as a bikini wax – you’ll be ready to have some fun in the sun in no time! (And it only costs £30!)
Last but not least, we also provide relaxing Spa Days here at Silver Bay. Our full day runs from 10am-4pm and is £100pp, and includes:
A relaxing, 90 minute treatment
Full use of our luxury spa facilities
Fluffy Bathrobes and slippers
Unlimited tea and coffee
And a light, tasty lunch
We also have half a day packages available at £70pp that you can find out more about below in the brochure.
Imagine kicking back in the centre of luxury, switching off from the outside world, and spending time with your loved ones.
It’s what attracts so many to our holiday village, and why we think it’ll attract you too.
Our lodges are finished to the highest of standards, and come with beautiful views of the coast, Snowdon, and the lovely village of Rhoscolyn. They have two or three bedrooms, meaning there’s plenty of space for everyone, and they are the finest in modern, spacious holiday home living.
Our holiday properties also come with a garden, and can be fitted with bespoke decking giving you effectively an extra room outdoors, and a place where you can sip a cocktail, enjoying the sunset, night after night.
Everyone that comes to Silver Bay falls in love with our lodges and our holiday park – and we’re certain that you will too.
Silver Bay Beach
As one of the most beautiful coasts in the country, Silver Bay beach has the ability to take your breath away as soon as you lay your eyes on it.
Bask in the cool waters, or spend some time constructing the finest sand castle in all the land with your little ones. Silver Bay Beach is simply full of family memories just waiting to be created.
Best of all, our beach is exclusively open to lodge owners, and it has a brand new beach cafe to enjoy! Did someone say ice cream?!
Our beach is so beautiful that is the proud owner of a few awards. We boast a Green Flag Award, as well as a Seaside Award which is brand new for 2017. We keep a tidy, green coast for everyone to enjoy – and we now have the awards to prove it!
The Spa at Silver Bay
When you’re done exploring the beach, The Spa at Silver Bay is the place to be. Our Spa team are incredibly skilled when it comes to relaxation and treatments, and we’ve just launched our brand new Spa offering! You can take a look at it here.
Most of our treatments are done using fabulous ELEMIS products because we know they’re great for all skin types. And when you’ve had your treatment, whether it be a facial or full body massage, remember that the gym is there to be used, as is our beautiful pool and jacuzzi.
It really is relaxation at its finest.
Open Day at Silver Bay
We hope to see you this Sunday for our open day. You’ll get the chance to explore our Lookout lodge, the beach, our spa and much more.
The long anticipated Silver Bay Summer Party rolled into our Deck House with style last weekend. Effortlessly, it lived up to expectations as friends and family enjoyed a night to remember.
It was an night of eating, drinking (lots of this) and dancing. There was something to keep all ages smiling, our Busy Bayers were entertained with face painting activities and a clown magician act to keep the cries of boredom at bay.
While the children made new friends and revelled in Mr Trix’s magic show, raucous laughter continued on in bar area as our lodge owners caught up with friends old and new. The fantastic atmosphere of the night was aptly summed up by Silver Bay lodge owner Jamie Watson:
“From an owner’s perspective the buffet was fantastic, no queuing at the bar, cocktail bar was a fun addition, entertainment was really good for kids and adults – well done to everyone involved!”
Food made a big impression on our Silver Bayers as there was definitely no shortage of variety. From chicken goujons, quiche, mixed salad and new potatoes; there was an abundance to please all taste buds – compliments to Head Chef Lee and the kitchen team!
As the night rolled on, Silver Bay Summer Party favourites, Runaway Babies, made soundwaves across the venue with pop classics like ‘Uptown Funk’ and ‘Shine’ by Take That. With happy vibes echoing through the Silver Bay Deck House, questionable dancing ensued and the evening was going exactly as planned.
The main reason for the fantastic execution of the Silver Bay Summer Party solely rested on the shoulders of organisers and staff from front and back of house. These included caterers, bartenders and management. Chris Buckley, operations manager at Silver Bay, praised the hard-work of all those ensuring that the party was enjoyed by all:
“What an amazing evening. Karen (our fantastic receptionist) has literally hundreds of photos of last nights summer party but in this case a photo doesn’t say a thousand words. There are no photos of the back of house teams or the kitchen or the hours spent organising and checking that this event would be as seamless as possible.”
He also went on to give thanks to the amazing work by all the members of staff who contributed to a great evening:
“Mine and Jamie Hughes’ thanks go out to those Heads of Departments HODs and their teams for all those hours. An incredible night from an extraordinary team. Thank you for being awesome.”
So there you have it, another successful Silver Bay Summer Party done and dusted with our lodge community looking forward to the next big one. Unfortunately, we’re going to have to wait another year for the summer celebration, but keep your eyes peeled for our Halloween bonanza which is just around the corner. Until then, Silver Bayers!
Our stunning beach is a home to sea, sand, and a bucketload of fun – and we do everything we can to make sure it looks the part too!
From making sure our coast is green (which has won us a Green Coast Award) to improving our beachside facilities with our beautiful cafe (it’ll be open soon!), we endeavour to make every visit to Silver Bay Beach one to remember.
We were thrilled to discover last week that we’re now the proud owners of a Seaside Award. Presented to us by Keep Wales Tidy as part of the Wales coast Awards, Silver Bay Beach has been recognised for it’s tidy and well-tended to coast and waters.
Awarded for being home to quality facilities, we’re incredibly proud to everyone who works hard to make Silver Bay Beach the picturesque beach haven that it is. The Seaside Award recognises those coasts that meet the nationwide standard for the best beaches across the UK, and the flag is a symbol of superb quality, where visitors ‘are guaranteed to find a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed stretch of coast.’
Take a look at our shiny certificate below!
Lesley Jones, Chief Executive for Keep Wales Tidy stated:
“The Wales Coast Awards play a vital role in the continuing growth of coastal and marine tourism. They act as a mark of excellence, ensuring sites are managed effectively and showcasing our beautiful country to an international audience. Visitors to our award-winning beaches, marinas and boat tour operators can be sure they have arrived at a quality destination.”
Silver Bay Beach
If you’re heading to Silver Bay Beach this summer, make sure you share your magical coastal memories with us on social media. We’ll feature the best ones on our Instagram page with credit! Just make sure you use the hashtag #SilverBayBeach so we can find your beautiful pictures.
Fantastic news! There’s been a certain buzz around the Silver Bay Holiday Village recently, more specifically in the form of 20,000 bees!
Not so long ago, we announced that we were launching a scheme to #SaveTheBees, an initiative that has been created to protect our flying friends who are synonymous with the English lifestyle and surrounding area of Anglesey.
In recent years, the honey bee has been under constant threat of depopulation, a problem that has been largely credited to a lack of forage and increasing use of pesticides.
However, under the BH&BPA David Bellamy Proposals – hundreds of parks have already got involved to Save Silver Bay Bees, a driving force which has been primarily led through social media involvement and community outreach.
Chris Buckley, Operations Manager at Silver Bay, reinforced the importance of public contribution to helping save the bee’s and the environment: “The scheme was driven by the desire to protect and contribute to the declining bee population nationwide. Almost 350 David Bellamy parks have achieved Honey Bee Friendly status. This means parks have put in the forage plants that bees need to survive. Spreading the word about the bee conservation will be a big focus of the Honey Bee Friendly Parks project this year.”
Save Silver Bay Bees with 5* Hotels
Alongside the huge insurgence of honey bees on Silver Bay grounds, there has also been creations of ‘Bee Hotels’, from small-scale bee B&B’s, to what can only be described as bee condominiums. If you haven’t got on the bee-hotel bandwagon, now’s the time to start. Take a look here for inspiration and advice.
5 Honey Bee Facts
Most of you by now may now be more informed to why we need to save our small, furry friends. But here’s a few honey bee facts to take the sting out of things:
Honey has antiseptic properties and was regularly used to dress wounds and burns many years ago.
Honey is massively important to pollinators allowing for flowers, vegetables and fruit to grow.
The average worker bee lives for just five to six weeks. While she is alive, she will only create a 12th of a teaspoon of honey.
Honey bees wiggle or dance to communicate with one another – usually this is to indicate the direction of the food source.
The queen bee can live up to five years. The summer months are always the busiest for her, where she will lay 2,500 eggs.
Why not make this the year you take the Honey Bee Friendly pledge? Take a look at www.bbka.org.uk/learn/gardening_for_bees for some great tips and more information here to get you started with helping to Save Silver Bay Bees.
While you’re here,check out our Honeycomb Recipe below.
200g caster sugar
3 tbsp of honey
¼ tbsp of cream of tartar
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp of bicarbonate of soda
Large heavy based pan
Put sugar, honey, cream of tartar & butter into a large heavy based pan with 60ml water (mixture should triple in size, so ensure pan is big enough)
Simmer until sugar and butter & butter dissolves.
Heat to 122 degrees celsius on thermometer, or until a small piece forms a solid ball when dropped in cold water.
Remove from heat & beat in bicarbonate of soda
Tip out immediately onto baking sheet & leave to cool – do not touch, it’s hot!
Once cool, break up and enjoy.
Store in an airtight container.
Update on the Hives
We now have two colonies of honey bees on site called “Heather” and “Willow”, both of which are named after important foraging flowers for the bees. Each colony is progressing well. In fact, they have doubled in size since arriving a few weeks ago and now each hive contains around 16,000-18,000 bees! They enjoy bringing in nectar from flowers and processing this into honey, and one of their favourite flower spots are the heather flowers on the coastal headland at the moment.
Our “Heather” hive is slightly larger than “Willow”, although the queen is shy and hard to spot! The queen of Willow, however, is quite happy to be seen going about her business and laying eggs.
We know some of our owners have been desperate to taste some of our honey, but you’ll have to be patient. All the honey collected now will be winter food stores for the bees themselves as they build up strength for the colder months. It’ll be next year that we’ll see a surplus that we’ll be able to enjoy, too!
Don’t forget our “Visit The Bees” days are held on Tuesdays in August, and we’ll also be hosting bee-related activities at Busy Bayers on Thursday mornings. Book in the spa if you don’t want to miss out!
As the nation heaves a sigh of relief and waves goodbye to early mornings and hectic school runs, there’s a fizz of excitement in the air as the summer holidays edge ever closer! 2017 is looking to be an absolute gem of a holiday season at our Anglesey holiday village, featuring endless bouts of Silver Bay fun for everyone no matter what your age or interests.
Spend time boogying on down to our owner’s summer party, or enrol your little ones to try their hand at something new with our Busy Bayers activities, another summer of fun and sunshine is waiting just for you…
Summer Activities at Silver Bay
We’re pleased to announce that we have an incredible 300 activities taking place over the next few weeks to keep everyone entertained (and boredom firmly at bay)!
As well as the return of favourites such as wild survivors, we’ll be hosting an array of new activities including 1-2-1 swimming lessons for those hoping to take to the water, as well as Rookie Lifeguard Training for those between ages 8-12. Water safety for all is high on our agenda this year, as you may have noticed with our RNLI lifeboat visits (they’ll be dropping in again on the 28th of July at 6pm)!
Our summer activities will be running between Saturday the 22nd of July and the Friday the 1st of September, and will once again feature our adult only swimming sessions most mornings between 09:30 and 10:30.
These are followed by a range of sports activities designed to keep the children active, such as dancing and supervised gym sessions. Arts and crafts are also a focal point and include nature painting and leaf mobile making, and we even have a range of outdoor activities featuring activities such as kwik cricket, frisbee, dodgeball and much, much more to make the most of the great weather!
To explore the sessions we have available in full, please browse our flipbook below.
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Silver Bay Summer Party – 29th July
Every year, we host a summer party especially for lodge owners at our very own Deck House. It’s a chance to mingle with friends old and new, and revel in the live entertainment and fabulous buffets!
This year, we’ll have a children’s entertainer in the house making sure the little ones are kept busy, and The Runaway Babies, a Silver Bay favourite, will be returning once more to fill your evening with upbeat songs so you can shake what your mother gave you!
Tickets are limited availability, and can be purchased from reception on 01407 860 860 or at email@example.com. Prices are £12 for adults and £9 for children. Don’t miss out on a night of dancing, excitement, and great company! Make sure you keep an eye out for our brand new gin selection at The Deck House. It includes Bulldog, Monkey 47, Egerton Pink & Blue and much more!
Dates For Your Diary
There’s just so much happening this summer that it can be hard to know where to begin, so we’ve pulled together a list of key dates for your Silver Bay diaries below!
23rd July – The Big Quiz will be back every Sunday night over the summer break in The Deck House!
And that’s not all! Every Sunday over the summer, we’ll be offering a scrumptious roast dinner between 12noon and 9pm. Prices are £12.95 per adult and £5.95 for children.
At the Spa at Silver Bay, our July Product of the Month is the fabulous British Botanical Hand & Nail Butter Cream which is now reduced from £18 to £14. You can also score yourself our ‘Ultimate Holiday Package’ including a half leg wax, underarm wax, bikini wax and a shellac manicure and pedicure for just £65, saving a whopping £28 pound on RRP.
Our August treatment of the month is an ELEMIS intensely cleansing salt scrub in lime and ginger or frangipani for 30 mins at the reduced price of £28 from £35.
August will also see another amazing product of the month offer, and we’re excited to announce that it will be our wonderful Skin Nourishing Body Cream which will leave you feeling silky smooth and rejuvenated! This product is reduced from £30 to £20.
To keep up to date with all the latest holiday village happenings over the summer months, take a look below at the flipbook.
If you weren’t already excited for summer this year, we’re certain you will be now! We hope you’ve enjoyed browsing through all the exciting activities we have planned. If you have any question or queries about any of the above events, please don’t hesitate to call reception on 01407 860 860.