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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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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.

 

Seaside Award

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!

Silver Bay Seaside Award Anglesey

 

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.

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The Summer Newsletter Is Here… And It’s Going To Be A Good One

4 North Wales Food Festivals To Look Forwards To This Summer

Why Silver Bay Is The UK’s Best Beach Holiday Destination

 


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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.

Honeycomb Recipe

 

Ingredients

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp of honey
  • ¼ tbsp of cream of tartar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp of bicarbonate of soda


Equipment

  • Large heavy based pan
  • Baking sheet
  • Spatula
  • Scales
  • Spoons
  • Sugar thermometer

Method

  • 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.

Bon Appetit!

 

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!

 

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Always dreamt of owning a holiday home at Silver Bay but fancied a visit first? Well, you’re in luck! On the 1st and 2nd of July, we’ll be opening our holiday village gates between 2pm and 4pm and welcoming visitors inside.

Come and explore our stunning facilities and our brand new lodges for 2017. Step inside one of our most innovative designs yet in the Look Out, or spend some time enjoying the modern, country chic decor found in the Vista. There’s something suited to all tastes.

And best of all, there’ll be refreshments, prosecco and nibbles, too!

There’ll be tours of the park throughout the day, allowing access to our award-winning private beach, our multi-million pound leisure facilities and the recently refurbished Deck House restaurant, lounge and bar. If you’d like to pre-book your tour, call us on 01407 860 860. Those without bookings are also welcome to visit on the day too.

Don’t miss out on your chance to immerse yourself in the Silver Bay lifestyle and experience the five lodges below – all brand new.

 

The Wessex Classic

You don’t get the word ‘classic’ in your name without being a truly magnificent holiday home, and the Wessex is a lodge that you’ll enjoy holidaying in time and time again.

Featuring wall-length windows and a stunning, open plan living space, with room for all your loved ones, the Wessex classic is a classic example of what a holiday home should be.

The homely kitchen is equipped with all the high-tech essentials, and the living and dining space parades a tranquil ambiance as the natural light flows through. Relax in the bedroom of an evening, rest assured in the knowledge that your holiday home really is a picture-perfect paradise.

The Vista

Surrounded by envy-inducing decking and home to modern and chic decor, the Vista holiday lodge is a delight. Step through the double french doors and into bliss, soaking up the contemporary styling and uplifting decor.

Skylights are a beautiful feature throughout this property, and they add a certain element of luxury that regular windows simply cannot afford. Spotlights also decorate the lodge ceiling, providing ample light and views of the stars when night falls.

The spacious bedrooms will keep everyone in the family happy, and the two bathrooms, one of which is ensuite, ensures that this property is certainly well above par. The Vista is simply waiting for a loving family to turn this magnificent holiday lodge into a holiday home. Could it be you?

The Reef Edge

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Few holiday homes impress as much as the Reef Edge does on first sight.

Enjoy dining alfresco on the stunning decking as the sun sets, or head inside to a welcoming holiday lodge where you’ll forever feel at home.

The dark wooden floors and contrasting light walls are what first draws the eye in the property. Each add an element of character and style to the property, and act as the perfect backdrop to the elegant furniture.

Curl up on the plush, cream sofas, or spend some time playing a family board game on the gorgeous wood dining table complete with wicker chairs. Then retire to one of the luxurious bedrooms and unwind in the heart of refined holiday home living. You won’t look back!

The Oyster Catcher

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Benefiting from year-round comfort and style, the Oyster Catcher is a beauty.

Brand new to the site for 2017, this lodge comes with a modern, integrated kitchen and is an advocate for open plan living. Light floods through this holiday home, providing a light and airy feel. The beechwood styling in the Oyster Catcher also adds to this comfortable ambiance – and the mustard accents provide a dash of bright colour that really pops.

Cook up a storm in the rustic kitchen, or relax in the standalone bath tub fit for royalty; there’s something about this property that captures the heart.

A favourite with children, who adore the built-in bunk beds, the Oyster Catcher is the ideal place to spend your free time on the gorgeous Isle of Anglesey.

The Look Out

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Our final new lodge for 2017 is the Look Out.

Arranged over a variety of floors, the Look Out is eye catching and unique, offering both excellent fixtures and fittings as well as an inspiring exterior.

This holiday home is all about modern furnishings and magnificent views, and due to the fact it’s on one of the most desirable spots here at Silver Bay, it’s a firm favourite.

It features a chic, 60s colour scheme and combines this with multi-level living. A triumph of architectural design in holiday lodges, it has to be seen to be believed. It will be love at first sight with this lodge, of that we’re sure!

Silver Bay Holiday Village

Don’t miss your chance to come and visit Silver Bay Holiday Village this summer. We promise you’ll find it hard to leave!

Call 01407 860 860 if you’d like to pre-book and let us know you’re heading down. Pre-booking is not necessary before attendance.

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The Lookout – Luxury Holiday Lodge At Silver Bay…

Few luxury holiday lodge properties have the bespoke, sumptuous feel that the Lookout Lodge encapsulates. With the beautiful, unique living space feeding through towards a stunning kitchen diner and a variety of luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms, the Lookout holiday lodge is unequivocal in both style and charm.

But to really get into the beating heart of this holiday home requires further exploration, so stay with us as we whisk you away on a journey through this property’s elegant, chic nature.

 

Living Space

Multi-level rooms are the Lookout’s solution to modern living. Venture up a small flight of stairs and you’ll find yourself in the heart of the lodge; the stunning living space. With full-length windows allowing for a gentle light fill every corner, the Lookout living room is soaked in natural light, where you can’t help but feel optimistic.

The corner sofa and wall to wall radiator contribute to what this living room does best – offering a cosy atmosphere – and the delicate cream tones with accents of mustard and dark grey provide a contemporary edge into the room that really catches the eye. Spend winter evenings nestled amongst the pillows, and during the warmer months while away the days relaxing on the lodge’s bespoke sofa with the terrace doors thrown open, a cool breeze enveloping you.

Whatever you enjoy doing in your living room at home can be recreated in the Lookout holiday lodge, only tenfold.

       

Kitchen & Dining

Often thought of as the soul of the property, the kitchen and dining space in the Lookout is distinctive with an edge of luxury.  Decorated with the same relaxing creams and mustards, and deep, thoughtful greys throughout the rest of the property, the modern, on-trend kitchen provides plenty of side space, storage and kitchen mod cons. Keep the family closer than ever before as the lines between cooking and dining blur into one, offering a wholesome family eating experience.

The dining area in the Lookout is framed by stunning wall-length windows, bringing an alfresco feel to breakfast, lunch and dinner all year round. The glorious, mustard and white dining set is a dream to dress with elegant tableware, and it’s the perfect place for those you love to catch up in a way that is sometimes lost in hectic everyday life.

       

Bedrooms

After a busy day exploring, relaxing and having fun, there’s no better feeling than sliding into your pyjamas and spending the night in a Lookout bedroom. The master is complete with a stylish, spacious bed and is decorated with a myriad of retro yet elegant features, and the large windows, yet again, bring in the beautiful surroundings found at our award-winning holiday park.

The mirrored wall decor and the eye-catching glass lights add an element of chic to the property, and there is a total of three, stunning bedrooms to choose from – one of which is complete with four funky, built-in bunk beds that little ones will adore.

      

Bathrooms

The Lookout has two bathrooms, the main one containing an elegant bathroom set finished with a modern, geometrical bath tub that you’ll be desperate to soak in as soon as you lay eyes on it

The second bathroom is an ensuite to the master bedroom, and comes with porcelain sink, toilet and a shower cubicle, meaning there’s plenty of space for everyone to get ready in peace in the morning.

Each bathroom is home to calming white tones that sets the tranquil ambience, so much so that you’ll be hard pressed not to appreciate the summit of luxury this holiday home radiates.

      

Interested to find out more?

If you’d like to find out more about our bespoke Lookout properties, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can click here to explore the lodge page, or you can download our eBrochure here.

If you’d like to speak directly to someone about this property then call our friendly team on 01407 860 860 or email us at sales@silverbay.co.uk. Become part of the Silver Bay family and spend your weekends and holidays de-stressing at our award-winning holiday park.

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Luxury Lodge Spotlight – The Vista at Silver Bay Holiday Village

Luxury Lodge Spotlight – The Oyster Catcher at Silver Bay Holiday Village

Why Silver Bay is the UK’s Best Beach Holiday Destination


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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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Luxury Lodge Spotlight – The Vista At Silver Bay Holiday Village


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

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

So what are you waiting for? Step inside…

Living Space

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

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

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

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

         

 

Kitchen & Dining

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

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

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

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

         

Bedrooms

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

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

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

         

Bathrooms

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

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

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

Interested To Find Out More?

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

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

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

 

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You can stop dreaming of escaping to your bespoke holiday home here at Silver Bay because Easter is almost upon us!

We’ve got an action-packed schedule adorned with fun, laughter and excitement – and it’s the perfect resource for planning your break at Silver Bay.

Below we’ve gone through the schedule day by day so that you won’t miss a thing. And don’t forget, we’ve got a brand new Chill Out Zone opening in The Deck House. Pack off the children to the room filled with games and relaxation space while you enjoy some grown-up time in the main room. Close by to keep an eye on them, but far away enough to relax. It’s a win-win for everyone!

Saturday 1st – Sunday 9th April

Easter is off to a flying start as we begin our first week of activities!

Don’t miss out on our Egg Box Daffodils creation session between 12:30 – 1:30pm, or our Easter Rice Crispy Cake baking activity at 2:30pm on Saturday the 1st of April! Get creative with the humble egg box and then go wild with rice crispies and chocolate to make a true, Easter treat.

On Sunday, we’ll be launching a relaxing adult swim from 09:30-10:30am, so make sure you pop down to get in a few laps before the little ones hit the pool. We’ll also have a spinning class between 11:00 and 11:30am for 14+ to get your heart racing and your body working super hard!

Monday the 3rd is another busy day. Why not head to the gym with the children between 09:30-10:30am where they can partake in some supervised activities? After that, there are plenty of arts and crafts at 12:30pm, as well as seed sowing and pot decorating at 5pm for those with green fingers.

Head into Tuesday by learning to save a life with our Life-Saving/Personal Survival skills in the pool for 8 years+ with our session running between 11:00 to 1:00pm After that, the children can create arty Easter cards (5pm) or spend a bit of time learning how to cook on a campfire at 2:30pm.

Wednesday the 5th of April will see Spinning classes return (11:00am) as well as a Legs, Bums and Tums session (6pm) for anyone aged 14+. It’s then time for the children to don their creative gloves in the afternoon as they have a go at salt dough modelling (12:30pm) and spend some time working with Paper Mache (2:30pm)!

It’ll soon be Thursday the 6th, and the fun won’t be slowing down. Learn to kayak in the safety of the pool where there will be two sessions for those aged between 7-11 years and 11-16 years from 1pm onwards. Then it’s time the little ones paint their salt dough (12:30pm) or perhaps try their hand at cooking up a storm in the kitchen with our exciting baking class (2:30pm).

Friday the 7th of April and Saturday the 8th are full to the top with activities for all ages. Our adult only swim returns at 9:30am, and the children will be spoilt for choice in the afternoon as they wile away the afternoon creating dream catchers (12:30pm), partaking in woodland activities (2:30pm) and then rounding the excitement off with a movie starting at 5:30pm.

Sunday provides a break for Busy Bayers, but there’s still plenty to do on site. Spend the day by the beach or in the pool. We’ll be hosting our supervised activities (09:30am) and spinning sessions in the gym (11:00am) too!

 

Monday 10th – Sunday 16th April

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As Monday the 10th roles around, and Easter gets even closer, it looks as though it’s going to be an exciting week. Why not head to the gym for a cardio circuit session to sweat out all those toxins from the weekend at 11am? Or perhaps your children might want to work up a sweat themselves with one of our exciting dance sessions from 1pm?

Tuesday will be an important day for water lovers as we host our Life Saving session in the pool between 11:00 and 1:00pm. We’ll also be offering the chance for children under 6 to create adorable Easter bonnets (11:00am)  which will certainly be worth a picture or two for the family album!

Wednesday the 12th of April is also a calendar highlight. We’ll be hosting our Open Golf & Target Games for those inclined to enjoy a bit of putting at 1:00pm. We’ll also be painting our paper mache designs (5:00pm) with the little ones and creating Easter baskets (12:30) – perfect for collecting lots of chocolatey eggs on Easter Sunday.

If you love water, you’ll adore Thursday’s activities. Come and join us as we take to the pool and host a scuba diving experience for those aged 8-13yrs + between 1:00 and 2:00pm, and 14yrs + between 2:00 and 3:00pm. Head to Busy Bayers too for the chance to make bird feeders (12:30pm) to attract as much beautiful wildlife as possible to our holiday village.

On Good Friday, it’s the perfect chance to practicing kayaking in the pool with our morning sessions from 1pm. If the creative mood has caught your children, be sure to send them to Busy Bayers where we will also be working on our arts and crafts skills at 12:30pm. Or why not kick back and relax all day before sending the little ones to our movie night in the evening (5:00pm)? They’ll adore the chance to watch an entertaining movie with their friends!

It’s Saturday next, and Easter will only be one day away. Don’t worry though; there’s still plenty happening on site! Big news for chocolate lovers as our Easter egg hunt will be taking place between 2:30 and 4:30pm. Bring your Easter baskets to collect some yummy treats! Then to round off a fun-filled, rousing day, why not head to The Deck House for The Big Quiz? Put your knowledge to the test with your family and friends whilst enjoying a tasty little tipple.

On Easter Sunday itself, there’s a chance for the adults to work off the chocolate eggs with an adult only swim between 09:30 and 10:30am. There’ll also be a spinning class where you can earn that gluttonous roast dinner! The Deck House will also be hosting a delightful Easter Sunday roast if you fancy popping in and filling your boots. Call us on 01407 860 860 to reserve your spot and avoid disappointment.

 

Monday 17th – Friday 21st April

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Easter Monday is the perfect chance to catch up with any activities you’ve missed earlier in the week. Our cardio circuit (11:00am) and supervised gym sessions (3:00pm)  are back, and so are our dance (1:00pm) and bird feeder making activities (5:00pm) for the children.

Don’t head home on Tuesday the 18th, instead spend some time taking part in our metafit studio gym session (11:00am). Or if sweating over cardio isn’t your thing, then why not clear your mind and stretch those muscles with a pilates session at 6pm?

On Wednesday we’re heading back down under the water for an exciting scuba lesson (1:00pm), follow this with legs, bums and tums (6pm) in the studio. For the children, we’ll be taking the woods for some woodland activities (2:30pm), followed closely by more arts and crafts than you can shake a stick at starting at 5pm!

Thursday is the 20th of April, and sadly the Easter holidays will be winding down. However, don’t fear, we’re still here to keep you topped up with fun! We’ll be hosting Orienteering for the children between 1:00 and 2:00pm in the gym studio, and then it’s time to try your hand at salt dough modelling (12:30pm) or create something scrumptious during our baking activity between 2:30 and 4:30pm. Round it all off with seed bomb making (5:00pm) as we make it our aim to fill our site with awe-inspiring plants.

Friday the 21st of April is our final day of activities. Our adult only swim is on again between 09:30 and 10:30am, followed by kayaking between 1:00 and 2:00pm for those aged 7-11yrs. There’s also an extra session for those aged 11-16yrs between 2:00 and 3:00pm – so make sure you choose the right session for your age range!

 

Easter 2017

That’s it for Easter at Silver Bay for 2017. We’ll soon be looking forwards to the May half term when we’ll get the chance to relive the fun all over again. In the meantime, we wish you a happy Easter and hope the Easter Bunny pays you a visit!

If you think your family would love a holiday home at Silver Bay, click here to download our brochure or contact us and book a site visit here.

 

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

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

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

 

Crafts and Easter Hunt at Beaumaris Castle

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

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

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

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

 

Easter Lunch at The Deck House

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Medieval Easter Weekend – Beaumaris Castle

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

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

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

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

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

 

Easter on Anglesey

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Starters & Nibbles

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

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

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

 

Mains & Pizzas

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

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

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

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

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

 

Vegetarian

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

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

 

Children’s Menu

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

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

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

 

The Deck House Restaurant at Silver Bay Holiday Village

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

To view our menu in full detail, click here.

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

 

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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.