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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 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!”

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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.”

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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!

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If you want to join our Silver Bay community and become a lodge owner yourself, please do not hesitate to call us at 01407 860860 or alternatively follow this link for more information on our website.

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One of the best things about Anglesey is that the fun never ends on our island. Day in, day out, there are a range of things to do that will put a smile on everyone’s face. And May half-term is the perfect time to explore with all the family.

With the weather warming up, and everyone’s spirits lifting, holidaying on Anglesey encompasses everything that’s special about family life, and it provides the perfect backdrop to many happy memories.

If you fancy doing something a little different on your next break to our stunning island, explore below. You’ll find a rundown of perfect May half-term activities.

Pili Palas Nature World

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If you love wildlife, and want to introduce your little ones to an attraction that’s both educational and entertaining, then Pili Palas is the perfect spot.

Home to Anglesey’s most famous butterfly centre, the whole family can get up close and personal with the beautiful, winged creatures – as well as many more creatures such as birds, snakes, and other exotic species.

If the weather is good, May half-term can also be the ideal time to head out on their nature trail where you’ll also come across their friendly alpacas! There’s also a cafe on site to fill your boots, alongside a conservatory where you can eat your sandwiches and watch the meerkats frolic.

Prices start from £7.25 for children up to the age of 16, and under threes go free!

Woodland Adventures at Silver Bay

If your little ones adore foraging and spending time exploring and discovering new things in the beautiful outdoors, then why not book them onto our Woodland Adventures activity?

Taking place on Thursday the 1st of June and Saturday the 3rd of June, it’s a great opportunity to train them up on outdoor survival, and they’ll make lots of Silver Bay friends along the way.

All you need to do to enrol your children is to call Silver Bay on 01407 862 049 and then put together a packed lunch to keep their energy levels up! This is a child-only event, so it will also give you some time to relax with your partner whilst the little ones are entertained and taken care of.

Garden Tours at Plas Newydd

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We can’t guarantee beautiful weather during the May half-term, but what we can guarantee is a jolly good time, and a magnificent place to spend an educational afternoon is at Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens.

This majestic National Trust property is a favourite for tourists to visit, and on the 1st of June, they will be hosting Garden Tours: An Edible Garden.

Bring the family as they whisk you away on a tour of what plants are safe to eat, and encourage your little ones to broaden their culinary horizons and get some fresh air.

The event starts at 2 pm, and there’s also the historic country house to explore if the weather isn’t on your side.

Anglesey Riding Centre

If you really fancy pushing the boundaries and doing something out of the ordinary during the May half-term, then the Anglesey Riding Centre is a great spot to visit. They have a wide range of horse riding activities available, each suitable for all level of horse riding ability from beginners through to experts.

Lead Rein is one of the popular packages they offer, and this comes with a half hour ride for youngsters and is best for children under 7. They will be led along their tracks by horse riding experts, and they’ll also be on ponies as opposed to full grown horses, providing the perfect first horse experience.

There are also 1 hour rides available for those over the age of seven and suitable for kids and adults. This package is ideal for families, and there are a range of ride opportunities available from lead rides to trotting, cantering and galloping if you’re skilled enough!

Prices come in at £13 for the half hour lead rein and £23 for the hour long session. Take a look here for more information.

Beach Mudder

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You’ve heard of Tough Mudder, well now it’s time for Beach Mudder to take the centre stage.

Returning for the second year on the run, we’re heading down to Silver Bay beach and setting up our obstacle course. Fun for all the family, Beach Mudder will draw out your competitive side and ensure you’re working together seamlessly as a team!

If you fancy challenging yourself whilst enjoying an afternoon against the backdrop of the beautiful ocean and sand, enrol your family by calling us at reception on 01407 860 860. We promise you won’t regret an afternoon bonding with both family and Silver Bay friends whilst working up a sweat.

The event starts at 3 pm on Sunday the 28th of May.

May at Silver Bay Holiday Village

If you fancy a closer look at all the activities you can expect at Silver Bay over the May half-term, take a look here. We’ve got our May newsletter available for you to view, as well as a schedule over the holidays jam-packed with fun!

To find out more about how you can become part of the Silver Bay community, download our eBrochure. Our holiday homes are some of the finest in the country, and we take pride in offering our owners a bespoke holiday experience right here in the UK.

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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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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.

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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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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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2017 looks set to be a fantastic year on Anglesey. We have a range of events taking place across the island that will entertain and engage all varieties of people, and we’re certain you won’t want to miss them.

From the Anglesey Farmer’s Market through the Ring O’Fire Ultra Marathon, we challenge you to get through this article without becoming incredibly excited!

18TH FEBRUARY – ANGLESEY FARMERS MARKET

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A classic event staple appearing throughout the year on Anglesey is, of course, our darling Farmer’s Market.

Featuring some the best produce on the island, from gooey puddings to fresh Anglesey crab, there’s something suited to every taste.

The farmer’s market takes place on the third Sunday of every month and is hosted at David Hughes School in Menai Bridge. Be sure to fit  it into your Anglesey schedule if the date coincides with your trip.

And if you miss this one, don’t worry. The next events take place on the 18th of March and the 15th of April.

5TH MARCH – THE ISLAND RACE (HALF MARATHON)

If you love both running and the Isle of Anglesey, what better event to take part in during your next break than the great half-marathon – The Island Race.

Lasting around 13 miles, this gruelling challenge describes itself as ‘The UK’s Most Beautiful Half-Marathon’, and is a delight to behold.

Runners will also get a free t-shirt included with the ticket price, which varies between £28-£33, and there will even be races and activities for spectators too.

To find out more, explore their website here. The race starts at 09:00am sharp!

11TH & 18TH APRIL – PLAS NEWYDD’S OPEN AIR THEATRE

Plas Newydd is one of the most popular, picturesque stately home and gardens on Anglesey, and this April, they will be hosting an open air theatre in their stunning gardens.

Perfect for all the family, the performances will be interactive and will require a small amount of walking – perfect for entertaining your children and sparking their imaginations. The story will see you and your little ones following Wenna with her wheelbarrow as she discovers all the secrets of Plas Newydd’s horticulture.

Each performance will be around 25 minutes in total, and there’s no need to book. Starting at 11am and finishing at 4pm, it’s the ideal 2017 event for a fun-filled afternoon.

To find out more you can contact the National Trust property on 01248 714795.

20TH-21ST MAY – VINTAGE RALLY ANGLESEY SHOWGROUND

Vintage motors and entertainment galore, the Vintage Rally at Anglesey Showground is a magnificent family event appearing on the island in May.

Run by the Anglesey Vintage Equipment Society, which is filled with volunteers, the society aims to promote the importance of preserving old machinery.

You can expect to see a wide variety of equipment including steam engines and vintage cars, and with tickets free for children up to the age of 12, £1 for those between 12 and 16 and £8 for adults, what’s not to love?

15TH-16TH OF AUGUST – ANGLESEY COUNTY SHOW

A staple in the Anglesey events calendar, the Anglesey Show is back for 2017.

Visitors will get a good look at handsome livestock, enjoy tasty treats in the food hall and also whittle away the hours in the shopping and exhibition pavilion.

Sister to the annual Anglesey Winter Show, the event will be held at the Mona Showground and promises to be a great event.

Tickets cost just £14 per adult, £4.60 per child – and you can snag a family ticket for £35 if there’s four of you! They can be purchased online here.

1ST-3RD SEPTEMBER – RING O’ FIRE ULTRA MARATHON

If you thought a half-marathon was challenging, then you haven’t seen anything yet. The Ring O’Fire Ultra Marathon is one of our islands most gruelling tests of stamina and determination, and sports enthusiasts will love it.

This coastal run covers 135 mile in three days, and runners get the chance to see everything from our glorious sea views through to the magnificent Snowdonia mountains.

2017 will be the 6th anniversary of the race, and you can sign up for the event right here.

WHAT’S ON ON ANGLESEY

We hope you’ve found something on this list that’s tickled your fancy. There are many great events, some of which will even be held at our very own holiday park, so keep checking back for all things Anglesey!

You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest Anglesey holiday tips.

And that’s not all. If you fancy owning a slice of your very own paradise on our magnificent island then get in touch today on 01407 860 860. You can also view our free eBrochure here.


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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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Christmas was well and truly welcomed in at Silver Bay on the last weekend of November as we celebrated our annual Christmas party!

From festive games to fantastic dancing, and even a visit from the big man himself, Father Christmas, the festive mood was contagious. Everyone had a wonderful night creating perfect, Christmas memories that they’ll remember for a long time.

Father Christmas in The Deck House at Silver Bay Holiday Village

As usual, we’ve gathered some images from the night together in one place for you to peruse at your leisure.

Christmas is such a special time because it’s about coming together, spreading the love and appreciating one another’s company. So it really was magnificent to see our lodge owners gathering around and having festive fun with one another!

Two lodge owners enjoying a drink at The Deck House Christmas Party

We’ve got a lovely collection of images below for you, and make sure you share your own snaps on with us social if you managed to take capture any special moments.

Elf at the Christmas Party

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We’re now directing our attention towards the NYE extravaganza we have planned on the 31st of December. This year, we’ll be celebrating with a Great Gatsby 1920’s theme, and we’ll also be welcoming back the ever-popular Runaway Babies tribute band!

All of this will be rounded off with a stunning themed menu and lots of fizz. To secure tickets, call us on 01407 860 860. Prices are £25 per adult and £10 per child. Under 3’s go free.