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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 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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Our Long Family Weekend Break at Silver Bay Holiday Village on Anglesey

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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

New Year’s Eve 2016/2017

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.


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As we wave a fond farewell to Halloween and Bonfire Night, it’s time to look towards the end of the year. A joyous Christmas and New Year’s Eve are on the cards here at Silver Bay, and we’ll be hosting our annual Christmas and NYE celebrations as well as a range of other festive events to get the Christmas spirit flowing!

Below you’ll find all the exciting details of everything that’ll be happening at our luxury holiday park during the final few months of 2016.

You’ll be full to the brim with festive excitement by the end!

We have two big weekends during November and December that will sate your appetite for partying and magical Christmas fun!

Our highly anticipated annual Christmas Party will be held from 6:30 pm until midnight on the 26th of November.

There’ll be a special, festive, VIP visiting us (we hope your little ones have behaved themselves this year!) and everyone will have the opportunity to have a photo take with our guest! We’ll also be hosting a festive disco for the children from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, and then the adult disco will kick in. But the fun doesn’t stop with dancing.

There’ll also be some exciting games and face painting to keep the children entertained, as well as plenty of prizes to be won for both adults and children alike.

We’ll also have a scrumptious buffet on offer from 7:30 pm with lots of wintery treats and festive warmers for all ages – be sure to look out for Charlotte’s spiced mulled wine, too!

Tickets are required for the Christmas event, so please call reception on 01407 860 860 to avoid disappointment. Prices are £8 per adult and £6 per child. Under 3s go free.

Our second big weekend will be held between the 30th and the 31st of December. Once more, the Silver Bay community will come together and celebrate NYE 2016 in style with a glamorous Great Gatsby themed party!

The evening will feature an indulgent 1920’s menu created by our fantastic chefs, as well as the return of the popular cover band The Runaway Babies. Tickets are available from the 15th of November and will be £25 per adult and £10 per child. Under 3s also go free.

Christmas and New Year's Eve Party Information

And remember… the fun doesn’t stop with our parties for lodge owners. We also have a range of activities running from Water Polo to Adult-Only Swims during the aforementioned weekends.

Take a look below for the precise dates and times these activities will be taking place.

Please remember to book in advance for all the sessions marked with a * 

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Furthermore, we’re excited to announce that there’ll be a range of brilliant special offers available at the Spa at Silver Bay, offering the perfect opportunity to relax and recharge those batteries before the party season gets in full swing!
 Special Offers for November and December
Finally, there will also be a few changes to our opening times across November and December.  Take a look below to ensure your stay over the Christmas period is planned to perfection for a flawless Christmas and New Year break.
Christmas and NYE opening times at Silver Bay
If you have any questions or queries about our Christmas and NYE events, be sure to call us on 01407 860 860.
We’re also hosting a tremendous Christmas Beauty Event on Friday the 18th of November at The Spa at Silver Bay. Take a look here to find out more and book tickets.

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We’ve just waved farewell to the most spooktastic time of year – Halloween! Just like previous years, we held a spine-tingling night to remember at The Deck House for all of our Silver Bayer’s to enjoy.

As usual, our Silver Bay families did themselves proud and turned up on mass wearing some of their very best ghoulish outfits! We’ve put together a video below brimming with terrifying snapshots from the night. Is there anyone you recognise there? Perhaps you even make an appearance yourself!

Attendees had the chance to dance the night away, win prizes and also enter the fabulously spooky pumpkin carving competition. A fantastic spread was also put on by our talented Deck House team, featuring an array of treats and eats to make our home owners squeal with delight!

If you had the chance to attend, we sincerely hope you and your little ones had a fantastic evening celebrating the UK’s scariest holiday. You can check out some photos from the night right here.

Range of pictures from the Halloween party

We hope to see you at our next gathering that will be for Christmas, when Santa Claus himself will be making a guest appearance – you heard it here first!

More news about that will be available soon, but if you’re looking to keep abreast of all the latest Silver Bay events, be sure to keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds. There will be some exciting events coming up during the last few months of 2016 – and we can’t wait to share them with you!

Are you horrified that you missed out on this Halloween fun?!

If you’d like to find out more about becoming a holiday home owner at Silver Bay, don’t wait any longer. Explore our lodges here, or view our free eBrochure. You can also called our helpful team on 01407 860 111 if you have any questions or queries – we’ll be more than happy to assist.

PS. Did you hear about our festive spa event? We’ve teamed up with ELEMIS to bring you an afternoon of Prosecco, relaxation and shopping! Click here to find out more.


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We can’t wait to welcome our lovely residents back with their little ones this October/November half-term, and we’ve got some exciting events lined up on our half-term planner to help you make the most of your precious time together with family and friends.

Without further ado, take a look at your planner and start planning for an unforgettable half-term break…

Half-Term planner 2016 Timetable Silver Bay Holiday Village

As usual, our spa is also open during half-term – and so is the amazing recently refurbished Deck House. Be sure to keep an eye out for our yummy winter and festive food menus on the way, and also take advantage of our spa offer. We’re currently offering 10% off toners or cleansers if you book in for an Elemis facial!

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The Deck House opening times October half term Silver Bay Holiday Village 2016

Finally, we’re also pleased to announce the return of the Silver Bay Halloween party!

Silver Bay Halloween Party Information

On Saturday 29th of October, between 06:30 pm and midnight, we’ll be hosting our inaugural Halloween celebration complete with pumpkin carving competition and a hot buffet in The Deck House.

To enter the pumpkin carving competition, be sure to bring your carved pumpkins to the Busy Bayer area. And, of course, make sure you don’t forget to don your most frightful fancy dress outfits for a night of terrifyingly good fun!

Tickets are £8 per adult and £6 per child – and your little monsters (under 3s) go free. Please note that all tickets for this event are now sold out. If you’re going, let us know what you’re dressing up as over on Facebook

To find out more, call reception on 01407 860 860. You can also take a sneaky peek back at our Halloween inspired blog from last year if you’re looking for some Halloween activity inspiration.


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A huge Silver Bay thank you to all of our owners for a wonderful summer. It was fantastic to see so many of you enjoying the activities and events over the holidays. The Silver Bay team (and we hope you as well!) made some incredible summer memories including amazing dancing at the Summer Party, Mr Booth & Mr Wright we were watching you! Take a read of our latest newsletter and transport yourself back to summer at Silver Bay. There’s also some important dates for your diary so make sure you take note!

If you haven’t done already, submit your photos for the #SilverBayDays photography contest – you might win £50 in Deck House vouchers if you do! You need to raise those all-important votes to be crowned Silver Bay’s Photographer of the Summer, so be sure to share them on social media with your friends and family too!

Here’s a round-up of some corkers that have been submitted so far…

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Silver Bay Summer Photography 2016

 

 


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We’ve had a magnificent summer here at Silver Bay, and when we saw our lovely residents sharing some of their favourite pictures online, it left us with a great idea for a competition!

If you fancy getting your hands on £50 of Deck House vouchers, then it’s time to pull together your very best snaps and enter them into our #SilverBayDays competition.

Whether it’s the beautiful coastal scenery, cocktails in The Deck House, or fun and games with the family, we want to see your Silver Bay Summer memories, and the finest photographer in residence will be crowned champion!

Open only to Silver Bay residents, please upload your submission via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) using #SilverBayDays. The winner will be down to the public vote and will close at midnight on Sunday 9 October.

To find out if you’ve won, check our Twitter account on Monday the 10th of October.

Good luck!

Please note, by submitting your post to the competition, Silver Bay Holiday Village has the full rights to use your image across all future marketing campaigns, and your photo will appear across social media, website and print.