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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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It’s Official – Spring Has Sprung! Explore Our New Seasonal Menu At The Deck House

Things To Do On Anglesey With A Dog

Luxury Lodge Spotlight – The Vista At Silver Bay Holiday Village


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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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The Spa at Silver Bay is a hub for relaxation, socialising, and a place where both lodge-owners and locals can switch off from the outside world.

Beyond the staple of the stunning 15.5 metre indoor pool, past the soothing bubbles of the warming jacuzzi and the comforting haze of the sauna and steam room, are the treatment rooms.

Delivered by our expert therapists, treatments include everything from manicures to Aromatherapy experiences. In fact, there’s something suited to every type of relaxation devotee, making it the perfect place to have some well-deserved ‘me’ time. 

We have a highly-skilled team in our Spa, and Charlotte is our Senior Beauty Therapist (what she doesn’t know about Spa treatments isn’t worth knowing!) Below we’ve got an exclusive interview with her that you won’t want to miss. 

Discussing everything from her top spa recommendations to an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming product of the month, Charlotte has provided us with an exciting insight into the Silver Bay Spa life.

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What is your favourite treatment that you offer at The Spa at Silver Bay?

“My favourite treatment of all time is definitely the Pro – Collagen Quartz Lift Facial, I feel amazing after it and so relaxed as you get a gorgeous hand and arm massage with it as well as a lovely scalp massage, plus my skin feels re-energised and a lot firmer.”

 

What treatment would you recommend for someone visiting The Spa for the first time?

“It all depends on what outcome the client would like to achieve after visiting The Spa and what kind of skin type they have. So, it would either be a full body massage or one of our ELEMIS facials.”

 

What made you want to become a Spa Practitioner?

“I enjoy making my clients happy and seeing results after each treatment, it’s very rewarding. And I just love my job in general.”

 

When is the best time to visit The Spa at Silver Bay?

“The best time to visit The Spa is in the summer when you can enjoy our beautiful views of Snowdonia while taking a dip in our swimming pool or whilst you’re in the gym or just having a coffee.”

 

How long do your treatments last? And what are the main benefits?

“Most of our treatments are an hour long and again it all depends on what treatment the client has had so it can be anything from relieving tension and those painful knots after a massage or it can be to achieve a youthful, less problematic looking skin.”

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Do you have any sneak-peak looks at upcoming products of the month?

“So one of our *PRODUCTS OF THE MONTH* that is coming up is Pro-Definition Eye And Lip Contour Cream or as we like to call it “Botox in a bottle”. we will have an excellent offer on this so keep your eyes on our Facebook page.”

 

How do you find working with ELEMIS and what are the benefits of using their products?

“I love working with ELEMIS and over my 11-years of been in the industry, ELEMIS has to be the best product I have worked with as it literally does what it says, also it is a UK brand which I love even more.

And the benefits of using ELEMIS is a smoother, younger, radiant looking skin. Most of the ELEMIS products are clinically proven to give you these results and also have the ELEMIS promise which is no parabens, no sodium Laureth sulphate – SLS or SLES, no DEA, no mineral oil, no artificial colours.”

 

If you could provide our readers with one tip when visiting The Spa, what would it be?

“Just sit back, relax and enjoy the views.”

 

What does 2017 hold for The Spa at Silver Bay? Are there any new developments in the pipeline to get excited about?

“We are going on more training with ELEMIS so we will be offering a lot more body treatments which will be launching around Easter time, it’s a very exciting time for us at The Spa.” 

 

To find out more about visiting our Spa, simply email us at spa@silverbay.co.uk or call us on 01407 862049.

You can also explore our Spa brochure over on our Leisure page. There you’ll find everything you need to know about visiting us, as well as discovering more information about our gym, pool, treatment rooms and jacuzzi/steam room.


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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!

 


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On the 31st of December, The Deck House was transformed into a glamorous speakeasy, brimming with alluring 1920s chic ready to bring in the new year!

It was a lively night full of excitement and celebration, the atmosphere was electric – as was the fancy dress effort from every single lodge-owner here at Silver Bay Holiday Village. The party was kicked off by a stand-out clown who awed and inspired children and adults alike with his magic – he even had a live, fluffy rabbit with him (much to the delight of our party goers)!

After that, dinner was served and featured a range of delectable treats prepared by our amazing chefs, and once stomachs were full, The Runaway Babies made their much-anticipated return and took to The Deck House stage.

The last evening of 2016 was danced away and the new year was welcomed in with warmth and cheer – setting the tone for what will be a wonderful year here at Silver Bay Holiday Village.

It was a delight to host such a great night had by all, and we can’t wait to do it again with our annual summer party later on this year!

Below you’ll find a video of the evening’s antics. Why not see if you and your loved ones made it below? There were some fantastic costumes on the night that deserve to be appreciated time and time again.

If you’d like to find out more about life at Silver Bay Holiday Village and how you could become the owner of your very own haven on Anglesey, call Jamie Hughes, General Manager, today on 01407 860 860. You can also view our free eBrochure here.


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As part of a series of Silver Bay Meet the Team blogs, we’d like to introduce the wonderful Leah, our manager at The Deck House. Discover a little bit about her and what her role entails at Silver Bay Holiday Village below.

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1.       Leah, tell us a little about yourself and your experience…

 

 I’ve been here at Silver Bay for 3 years so many already know me here, collectively I have six years’ experience within the industry from managing Cardiff blues box in the Principality stadium to planning weddings! As many already know I’ve recently graduated with a degree in business management and law so I’m now ready for my next challenge here at Silver Bay!

 

2.       What does a day as bar manager at Silver Bay entail?

Every day is different! That’s what I love about it, I’m always doing something different. One day I might be planning an event for the Deck House another I might assist Lee in the new menu drafts or more recently I’ve tasted a few wines in preparation for the new wine list. Someone’s got to do it!

 

 

3.       What attracted you to the role at Silver Bay Holiday Village?

 

Silver Bay really is a special place, it really has so many amazing qualities! But having seen the amazing transition of the Deck House, which is arguably the most beautiful venue in North Wales, I was really excited to take on the challenge of ensuring its success!

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4.       What have been your highlights of working at The Deck House so far?

 

The big highlight for me was the summer party! It was fantastic seeing all of our Silverbayer’s on the dancefloor and enjoying themselves. It really was a fantastic night and there will be many more to come!

 

5.       Do you have any menu recommendations?

 

Lee really does make a fantastic curry, they’re bursting with flavour! I would also recommend the seabass, it’s so refreshing and lee’s tapenade compliments the fish so well! If you’re lucky enough to catch it on the special, the lamb shank is a must!

 

6.       What’s the best part about being part of the Silver Bay team?

 

The whole team has such good rapport it really is great to be a part of it! We are all so supportive of one another and that’s really important, knowing that someone is always there to help is brilliant. I love being part of a team where there are so many different characters who all have different skills, it’s really great because the combination of different personalities and skills helps us to keep on generating cool ideas for the park!

 

7.       Any hints on what residents can expect from the Deck House in the upcoming months?

We have a tantalising new menu arriving mid-October with lots of winter treats! We a have the Halloween and the Christmas party to look forward to! This year, the New Year’s Eve party is going to be the best one yet! I’m already planning lots of different things that are going to make the night extra special! The Deck House has just introduced a new wine list with lots of special wines and we will be hosting a wine tasting evening during October week for our Silver Bayers.

If you would like to experience all that Silver Bay Holiday Village has to offer, and also sample the delights of The Deck House, call Jamie on 01407 860 111 to book a site visit and take a look around our luxury lodges too.

 


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We have some incredibly loving and generous residents on-site here at Silver Bay, and nowhere is this more evident than during the recent charity drive on-site hosted Charlotte Jordan, 12.

Inspired by recent television coverage of Alder Hey Hospital, Charlotte set to work with her sister Amelia. They created an array of sweet treats and laminated bookmarks in order to raise money for the Children’s Hospital.

Charlotte and Amelia enlisted other young philanthropists at Silver Bay to help raise money once onsite. Both Polly Stoddart and Charlotte Dry were recruited to sell the goods.

The items quickly sold out. But wanting to reach their target of £100, the girls decided to offer a bin emptying service to other lodge owners. They gave generously and the girls managed to smash their original target.

Charlotte Jordan was really proud of the outcome of the charity drive. She said: “I had seen the kids in Alder Hey on the TV and I thought it would be a nice idea to help them. It was really fun and we hope to do it again sometime.”

We’d like to say thank you to the girls for doing something so incredible during their Silver Bay holidays. You’re a wonderful inspiration to us all!

To find out more about Silver Bay Holiday Village and how you can become a part of such a thoughtful community, download our free eBrochure here. You can also contact our helpful staff on 01407 860 860 if you have any questions or queries.