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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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We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our brand new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and football pitch. We’re committed to making sure our owners can enjoy their time here at Silver Bay and, with the introduction of our new lodge development, we wanted to make sure we were still providing a place for everyone to play and enjoy sport.
The arrival of these two new spaces comes at a perfect time, meaning our owners can enjoy both areas over summer and for many years to come.
Introducing the Multi Use Games Area
A MUGA is a space where you can play a multitude of different sports, namely football, basketball and tennis, with different lines and markings for each one. It’s a great solution to provide an area for multiple sports without taking up space with individual courts and pitches.
It also provides a great space for people to meet up and socialise as well as getting a bit of exercise.
New football pitch
Our football pitch is now situated behind the spa and can be accessed by a new path. The new pitch offers a great opportunity for owners, family and friends to get together for a kickabout, all with the stunning view of the Llyn Peninsula in the background.
If you’re spending time on the new MUGA or football pitch, make sure to share your photos with us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
Due to the success of our sports sessions over the school holidays earlier this year we’ll be sure to arrange some more for the summer holidays, make sure to keep an eye out on our blog page for more information.
We’re just over a week away from the May half term and that can only mean one thing – we have lots of fun activities planned to keep the whole family entertained. Take a look at the timetable below and keep reading for more information plus an update on the latest news from Silver Bay Holiday Village.
May half term activities
This month we’re welcoming the bees back! We’ve decided not to move the hives so they return to familiar surroundings. Jonathan will be running ‘Meet the Bees’ sessions as well as planting bee-friendly flowers to enhance their environment. Please remember to only visit the hives when Jonathan is present.
Luke’s football sessions proved to be a huge hit in the Easter holidays so we’re bringing them back for the May half term, along with a multi-sports session. Both will be held in the new Multi Use Games Area and will be available to anyone aged six and above.
Also this half term we have Andy from B-Active running a three day kayaking course for anyone aged 10 and over. The course will aim to teach the core skills needed for safe kayaking finished off with a kayak trip along the coastline.
Planning on getting out in your boat this half term? We’ll be receiving a visit from the lifeboat crew at RNLI on Sunday 27th May to carry out life jacket checks and chat to you regarding safe boating.
Booking is essential for many of our half term activities and this time we’re making it easier and more convenient with our new online booking system. Activities will be released 24 hours in advance with sessions for the following day released at 10am every morning. This new system will allow you to book and pay for your activities as well as amend and cancel them, all from the comfort of your holiday lodge. You can find our online booking system here.
The Deck House news
Plastic straws take up to 200 years to decompose and around 100,000 marine animals die every year from ingesting plastic. That’s why we’re joining the #refusethestraw initiative and will no longer be serving drinks with plastic straws. However, if you still require a straw we will be happy to provide you with a paper one.
The Deck House will also now be serving low fat/low sugar drinks as standard; if you wish to have the full fat alternative, please request this when ordering your drinks.
Join us on Sunday 27th May for another of our famous roast carveries, make sure to book in advance by calling a member of our friendly staff on 01407 862046. After you’ve enjoyed our delicious carvery, why not stick around for the return of Kiani, the ever-popular acoustic guitarist and singer, who’ll be joining us at 9pm.
Spa and beauty offers
Get your skin summer ready with our exclusive owner’s beauty event on Friday 1st June and sample our brand new treatment, the geneO+ 4-in-1 Super Facial. Join us for refreshments on arrival and a chance to sample the treatment with an Advanced Aesthetics representative on hand to answer all your questions. To book please contact the spa and leisure team on 01407 862049.
We look forward to seeing you all here in the May half term and we’re already planning for summer, make sure to keep the 21st July free for the next Owner’s Summer Party!
Over the next couple of months we are welcoming a brand new football pitch together with a multi use games area (MUGA) to provide all of our owners the perfect space to have fun and play a multitude of sports.
The new football pitch (turf being laid as we speak) will be situated on the field behind the spa and will be accessed by a new path. Whether it’s a large group or just a couple of friends having a kickabout, the new pitch will offer a great space for the whole family to enjoy. The backdrop of the Llyn Peninsula will make this a stunning area to enjoy a little exercise and competition!
The tennis court is also currently being transformed into a MUGA, meaning the court will be multifunctional – great to play tennis as well as a variety of other sports including football, netball and basketball.
We’ll make sure to keep you updated on the progress and will follow up with photos of the new pitch and MUGA when they are ready. Keep an eye out on our blog, as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for any updates.
It’s that time of the year again, spring has sprung and Easter is just round the corner!
We have three action-packed weeks of Easter activities planned for the whole family to enjoy, so if you’re still deciding on when to visit Silver Bay then this could be the perfect way to help you decide.
Don’t forget to get your baskets at the ready and keep your eyes peeled for the Silver Bay Easter Egg Hunt, taking place at 10:30am on Sunday 1st April!
You can view the full timetable below and make sure to keep reading for a week-by-week breakdown of all the activities we have planned.
Saturday 24th – Friday 30th March
For those looking for a relaxing morning in the pool we have the Adult Only Swim 9:30am – 10:30am every day for the next three weeks. For something a bit more active there’s the Rookie Lifeguards course on Monday, Scuba Diving on the Tuesday and Water Polo on the Thursday.
In the Studio and Gym we have a range of Supervised Activities for 7-11 year olds and Supervised Gym sessions for 12-16 year olds throughout the week. We also have multiple Spinning, Pilates and H.I.I.T sessions giving you a range of different options to get that perfect workout. If that doesn’t take your fancy then why not have a kickabout with Football Fun on Wednesday and Friday.
Not to forget those Busy Bayers! Keep the little ones occupied with a range of arts and crafts activities taking place all week; from Candle Creations to Make Your Own Puppet Pal we’re sure there’s something to engage their creativity. On Good Friday we’re devoting the day to all things Easter, including Papier Mache, Pottery Painting and Easter Cards.
Saturday 31st March – Friday 6th April
The Easter crafts don’t stop there! From Saturday through to Monday we have more activities to keep your Busy Bayers in the Easter mood, from baking and sewing to making your own Easter baskets and bonnets.
Didn’t get chance to take part in one of our pool courses? Don’t worry! We’re running some more Rookie Lifeguards, Scuba Diving and Water Polo sessions this week, with an additional Water Polo session on the Friday as well as the Wednesday.
Saturday 7th – Saturday 14th April
In the final week we still have an array of activities available in the pool, studio and gym as well as many more activities for the Busy Bayers, including Junk Modelling, Jewellery Making and Sand Art.
Please remember that all sessions have limited places so make sure to book in advance by calling the spa on 01407 862049.
Does this sound like something you and your family would like to take part in? Take a look at how to become a lodge owner in our brochure or why not pop along to our next open day, taking place on Sunday 8th April.
Looking for a luxury holiday lodge in Anglesey with a sea view? Then look no further! This year Silver Bay will be welcoming a new lodge development to the holiday park, Bay View. Situated on the outskirts of the park, Bay View will provide the perfect spot to take in those breathtaking views of the bay and Snowdonia beyond.
What kind of lodge can I buy on Bay View?
Bay View will consist of 25 stunning new lodges set out in two crescents of six and a front row of 13. The new lodge development will be fully landscaped and each lodge will have a hard standing parking area and extensive UPVC decking with glazed viewing panels. One of the luxury lodges available to buy on Bay View will be The Hampton from Prestige Park & Leisure Homes, a sophisticated and cleverly-designed lodge.
The Hampton has some classic architectural design features, such as timber paneling, high-pitched ceilings, exposed beams and timber floors, as well as a neutral, ocean-inspired colour scheme and natural materials. Why not take a look for yourself?
As well as the stunning interior, the new development of lodges will also feature six sectioned bi-fold doors so you can really take in that view of the sea and mountain range.
We’ll release more information as we near completion of the Bay View new lodge development so make sure to keep an eye out on our blog page and Twitter feed.
How do I become a lodge owner at Silver Bay?
Interested in owning a lodge on Bay View? Or maybe you’d like to experience Silver Bay for yourself? What better way to do so than coming along to our next open day. We’ll be opening the gates on Sunday 3rd June between 12pm and 4pm for you to explore the park, the new lodge development and view our magnificent lodges. There’ll also be fizz and nibbles to enjoy as well as an opportunity to take a look at the facilities and amenities Silver Bay has to offer.
Want to find out more about Bay View or our upcoming open day? You can give us a call on 01407 860860 or request a callback and a member of our friendly team will be in touch.
January is over – FINALLY we hear you say! From the 12th of February to the 24th, Silver Bay has a whole range of action-packed activities for you and the whole family to make your February Half Term one you’ll never forget.
PARENTAL WARNING: A laughter-filled and fun-ensured stay guaranteed! Take a look at our newsletter below for even more information.
Pancakes, romance, and a whole load of fun!
Shrove Tuesday has créped up on us, and it can only mean one thing: PANCAKES! Don’t worry about perfecting the dreaded pancake flip, down at The Deck House our amazing chefs will be cooking up a storm on the 13th of February. We’re offering both traditional crépes and fluffy American-style pancakes with a whole range of delicious toppings.
We’re always feeling loved up on Valentine’s Day. Check out our amazing Valentine’s Spa Offer: 30% off our couples’ ELEMIS full body massage OR an ELEMIS facial. An amazing gift for your partner for optimum relaxation. Alongside of this, we also have our fabulous Valentine’s Day Special on Wednesday 14th of February down at The Deck House. Enjoy a beautiful three-course meal with your loved ones. There’s romance in the air!
The fun continues straight into 2018 with a whole host of activities for your Busy Bayers this half term.
Whether you have the next Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood or Anna Wintour in the family, there’s something to keep them entertained at Silver Bay. We have messy fun in the name of biscuit baking, where they’ll be able to add extra sweetness by using the honey from our resident bees. You won’t BEE-lieve the fun the kids will have on a Saturday morning!
And for your fashionistas, we have hair braids and tattoos as well as a face and nail painting session. Who said February couldn’t look fabulous?
Witness the Fitness
For those of you who are sticking to their New Year resolutions and keeping fit in February, on Monday 12th February we open our pool doors at 9:30 am for adults-only, so you can enjoy swimming the lanes in peace and quiet.
If peace and quiet isn’t your thing we have a BRAND NEW exercise class, Splash! which is ideal for working up a sweat as well as having fun with all the family. Please call our Spa and Leisure Complex at 01407 862049 to book your place.
We’re also bringing back some all-time favourite fitness classes such as H.I.I.T and Pilates – hustle for that muscle by strengthening your core and mind.
When one Half Term closes its doors, another is soon to open… We’re looking forward to the Easter break when we’ll get the chance to relive the fun all over again.
2017 has been an eventful year for us here at Silver Bay Holiday Village and before we start looking forward to what 2018 has to bring, we thought we’d take a look back on the year. Take a look at our roundup video below and keep reading to find out more.
We love a good party and 2017 was no exception…
We started off the summer season with our annual summer party in The Deck House Restaurant with something to keep all ages entertained. Mr Trix’s magic show entertained the children while our lodge owners caught up with friends, old and new, in the bar. The night was topped off with Silver Bay Summer Party favourites, Runaway Babies, playing a medley of pop classics.
For October half term we welcomed owners back for our Halloween party and this year did not disappoint. We were very impressed with the costumes this year; you can take a look at the whole collection of snaps over on our Facebook page. Here’s one to give you a taste:
December isn’t complete without a Christmas party. We were joined by owners, family and friends for a night of games, dancing and a visit from Santa! You can find out more and take a look at our photos from the night over in our Christmas round up blog.
To top off a fabulous year, we hosted our annual New Year’s Eve party. The theme in 2017 was the 80s so we expected some big hairdos and over-the-top costumes – we were not disappointed! We were joined by Freddie Mercury and the cast of Top Gun, to name a few, for a night of dancing, food and drink. You can take a look at all the costumes here but here’s one of our favourites – we especially love the mohawks!
We like to make sure we’ve got a jam-packed schedule over the holidays for our owners and Busy Bayers, from wool club and toasting marshmallows to adult only swims and spinning classes.
Over the Easter holidays our Busy Bayers were spoilt for choice with arts and crafts, baking and an Easter egg hunt.
During the summer we launched our #SaveTheBees scheme and we now have two colonies of honey bees on site; keep an eye out later this year for our very own supply of honey!
The summer saw the return of Beach Mudder where our owners battled once more to take the crown – well done again to the Psycho Unicorns! We also hosted our annual sandcastle competition and fishing competition.
New faces and places
We expanded our team this year to carry on providing a top notch service to our lodge owners. In February, we welcomed Katherine and Jacqueline to the Owner’s Services team and in May we welcomed talented pastry chef, Karan, to help elevate The Deck House menu to the next level.
We listened to your feedback and in May we launched the Chill Out Zone for teens, complete with a pool table, television, Wii, wifi and games.
For those who dreamt of owning a holiday home but wanted to visit first we opened our gates at various points throughout the year for visitors to explore our stunning lodges and facilities, accompanied by champagne and nibbles. Keep an eye out for open day dates in 2018!
In July we were thrilled to be presented a Seaside Award from Keep Wales Tidy as part of the Wales Coast Awards in recognition of Silver Bay Beach’s tidy and well-tended coast and waters. Make sure to keep sharing your beautiful beach images on Instagram with the hashtag #SilverBayBeach and we’ll feature the best ones on our Instagram page.
2017 was a busy year and we’ve only just scratched the surface of the events and activities that took place, you can read about these in more detail on our blog page.
Stunning New Lodges For 2018
In 2018 we welcome a selection of stunning new lodges, all state of the art, fully-furnished and ready to move into. Click here to request a brochure or request a callback and we’ll be in touch shortly.
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended our annual Christmas party on the 9th December. We were joined by owners, family and friends for games and dancing plus a visit from Santa himself!
To remember the night we’ve put together a video of some of our favourite photos, we’d love to see your photos from the night as well so make sure to share them with us and use the hashtag #SilverBayXmas.
Can’t see your photo in the video? Make sure to check out our Facebook photo album and tag yourself, family and friends.
New Year’s Eve Party
After our successful Christmas Party it’s time to look forward to New Year’s Eve. Tickets are now sold out for this event but for those of you who are attending, dig out your shoulder pads and hairspray and get ready to go back to the 80s! We look forward to seeing you all there and make sure to share your photos with us on social media.
We also have some activities taking place over the New Year’s weekend for the Busy Bayers, such as arts and crafts, baking and hair braiding. You can find out more about specific activities and times in our Christmas newsletter blog.
Preparing your holiday home for winter
We’d like to remind you that the park will be closed from 4th January to 12th February. The cold weather can sometimes cause issues so it’s important to make sure your lodge is prepared for the downtime. Here’s a couple of useful tips:
Protect all your outdoor furniture by storing it either inside your shed or inside your lodge; any heavy glass-top tables will need turning upside down and securing
Turn your boiler to FROST STAT and turn your water supply off at the stopcock, you can make sure the system has run dry by opening all the taps. Alternatively, you may request a DRAIN DOWN, this will drain your holiday water supply, including the heating system, and antifreeze will be put into the system to avoid pipes freezing and bursting
We’d also like to remind you that the boat park will be secured by bollards over the season closure so please ensure all valuables and electronic equipment is removed from your boat if possible.
Spa Beauty Offers
You’ve still got some time left to make the most of our December spa and beauty offers.
Our treatment of the month is the ELEMIS Couture Touch Face & Body treatment, reduced from £60 to £40. The 60 minute treatment consists of an ELEMIS hands-on TOUCH facial with a personalised Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage or Deeper than Deep Hot Stone Massage.
If you don’t have time for a full treatment why not pick up our product of the month – ELEMIS Skin Buff. This deep cleansing exfoliator re-energises dull and lifeless skin, leaving skin brighter and allowing it to breathe.
You can find out more about our spa treatments here.
Finally, we’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and for those not able to attend the New Year’s Eve party, a Happy New Year!
Whether on a budget, wanting something quick, a family meal or an evening of romance, there’s a meal for everyone all on Holy Island.
Holy Island is located on the western side of Anglesey and is connected by the Stanley Embankment and 4 Mile Bridge, making it easy to access and explore the amazing sites all within walking distance!
Named due to its high concentration of standing stones, burial chambers and other religious sites on the small island.
If mouth-watering restaurant and cafe’s is what you’re pining for, this top 10 restaurants list features some of the finest eateries in the area. So go ahead, collect your appetite and feast your eyes on our top 10 recommended restaurants on Holy Island, Anglesey!
The Deck House
Set within a grade 2 listed farmhouse with an extension that has been recently refurbished to take in the stunning views of Silver Bay and the Llyn Pensinsular beyond.
The Deck House has a classic and contemporary menu suited for individual tastes. Take fresh, carefully selected, seasonal ingredients and creates a delicious and memorable dining experience. If you enjoy a nice, relaxing drink after spending a day on our private beach, The Deck House is the ideal way to wind down and grab your favourite beverage in the perfect setting.
Watch your afternoon slip away without stress; our Busy Bayers keeps your young ones entertained within the close-by lounge area so there’s more time to enjoy your visit at the Deck House. Whether it’s a family day out or a quiet catch up with friends, you can make The Deck House’s lounge whatever you want it to be.
Located near the very southern tip of Holy Island (Holyhead Island) on Anglesey and is just west of Silver Bay beach, the White Eagle is either a 20 minute walk or a five minute drive from Silver Bay.
You’re walking down the beautiful sandy Rhoscolyn beach, breathing in that fresh sea-side air and drinking in the fantastic views of the coastal path. What better way to top it off than resting your weary legs at the White Eagle? You can also bring your furry friends with you too, as the eatery is pet-friendly!
Enjoy the outdoor terrace and soak in the views overlooking the stunning Anglesey coast while enjoying one (or two pints) of their guest ales on draught. There is great food on offer with seasonal menus as well. The White Eagle’s critically acclaimed Steak Pies are to die for, and their home-made fish and chips are amongst customer favourites.
And if that wasn’t enough, indulge yourself in Rhoscolyn history (where the pub is located) which is famous with the patron saint St Gwenfaen. We won’t give too much away though, you’ll have to discover it for yourself!
Enjoy local food and beer while retreating in the warm glow of a roaring open fire, The Seacroft provides the perfect resting place for the whole family. Stocked to the brim with universally loved Timothy Taylor’s ale, you may hear an adventurous tale or two echoing from the barstools at the front of house.
On the menu, locally sourced ingredients from Anglesey suppliers means that you get the freshest and most tastiest meals on offer. Oh, and if you’re around the Anglesey area in winter, The Seacroft offers a ‘buy one, get one free’ deal on most dishes. The Seacroft steals the show on making number 2 on our top 10 restaurants in Anglesey!
The Harbourfront Bistro
Just as the name suggests, the Harbourfront lies on on the idyllic Newry Beach of Holyhead. A hidden gem, this bistro is a family run business with family-orientated values; bring the kids down for a scrumptious meal or simply enjoy the picturesque scenery of the sunset disappearing over the horizon.
There’s something for everyone at the Harbourfront Bistro, its perfect location and contemporary British cuisine ensures that this eatery features on our top 10 recommended restaurants!
The Valley Hotel
“This is Anglesey.”
The Valley Hotel’s motto rings loud and proud. They’re thrilled to be from the Welsh island of Anglesey, a quality that resonates through their restaurant. Their recently refurbished main bar features welsh slate, rustic charm and perfect real ales to match! Don’t forget to enjoy one of the best Sunday Carvery restaurants in Anglesey! You won’t regret it!
Whether you’re just passing through for a refreshing pint or looking to experience the delectable homemade cooking, the Valley stands out as a strong contender to make it on our list of recommended restaurants in Anglesey.
For one of the best breakfast restaurants in Anglesey, shimmy on down to the Sea Shanty! Fill your sea boots with eggs benedict, a hearty bacon butty or sit down and order yourself a latte and watch the world go by.
Inside the Sea Shanty is just as impressive as the outside – its interior resembles the inside of ship from years gone by. Your maritime food voyage begins with the greeting “It’s always sunny in here” etched on the dining room entrance, and it’s a welcoming gesture that continues through to the friendliness of the staff. Make sure you visit the Sea Shanty for fantastic locally-sourced seafood!
The Driftwood features on our list of restaurants in Anglesey as it stands out as a hidden gem. Good food, local cask ales and a famous traditional carvery on Sunday – and it doesn’t stop there. You can watch your favourite sports team with Sky Sports and BT, providing all the action while you sit back and enjoy your pint. If you’re struggling to think of where to celebrate Christmas, birthdays and wedding celebrations, let The Driftwood plan your social event with a function room that can hold up to 70 people! Well worth the visit!
The Black Seal, Trearddur Bay
If you’re yearning for a restaurant that provides a modern, contemporary eating and drinking experience with British Cuisine, look no further than The Black Seal. Boasting a dedicated Gin Bar, drinks lovers with a taste for craft alcohol can find their haven within the walls of this bar restaurant.
If sinking a Bombay Sapphire doesn’t float your boat, there are more than enough traditional dishes to satisfy your hunger. You can also test your tastebuds at international dishes from Welsh Rump Steak to Philly Hot Pizza.
Catch 22, Valley
Catch 22 are like the cool kids on the block. Their modern style, both from inside and outside the restaurant, seems effortless. Their slick interior decor is complemented by their sophisticated menu and cosmopolitan drinks. Large venue space also makes Catch 22 ideal for hosting events like parties and meetings.
When you’ve devoured your Pan Fried Stone Sea Bass and ready to whistle for the bill, make sure you grab a drink and explore the balcony – perfect for unwinding and soaking in the fantastic views of Holy Island in all its glory!
Enoch’s needs no introduction as it remains a familiar stopping place for passing travellers and locals to enjoy! This stylish, traditional British restaurant embraces the coastal culture of Anglesey and its adoration for Fish & Chips by sustainably sourcing and passionately making your favourite seaside dish.
Did you know, Enoch’s were the first fish & chip shop in Wales committed to using the MSC ecolabel to contribute to the health of our own & the world’s ocean! So there you have it, tasty and morally appetising!
So what are you waiting for? Collect your appetite, leave your worries at the door and enjoy our top ten recommended restaurants in Anglesey. If you find any more great places to relax and unwind with food and drink, don’t forget to let us know!
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Our stunning beach is a home to sea, sand, and a bucketload of fun – and we do everything we can to make sure it looks the part too!
From making sure our coast is green (which has won us a Green Coast Award) to improving our beachside facilities with our beautiful cafe (it’ll be open soon!), we endeavour to make every visit to Silver Bay Beach one to remember.
We were thrilled to discover last week that we’re now the proud owners of a Seaside Award. Presented to us by Keep Wales Tidy as part of the Wales coast Awards, Silver Bay Beach has been recognised for it’s tidy and well-tended to coast and waters.
Awarded for being home to quality facilities, we’re incredibly proud to everyone who works hard to make Silver Bay Beach the picturesque beach haven that it is. The Seaside Award recognises those coasts that meet the nationwide standard for the best beaches across the UK, and the flag is a symbol of superb quality, where visitors ‘are guaranteed to find a clean, safe, attractive and well-managed stretch of coast.’
Take a look at our shiny certificate below!
Lesley Jones, Chief Executive for Keep Wales Tidy stated:
“The Wales Coast Awards play a vital role in the continuing growth of coastal and marine tourism. They act as a mark of excellence, ensuring sites are managed effectively and showcasing our beautiful country to an international audience. Visitors to our award-winning beaches, marinas and boat tour operators can be sure they have arrived at a quality destination.”
Silver Bay Beach
If you’re heading to Silver Bay Beach this summer, make sure you share your magical coastal memories with us on social media. We’ll feature the best ones on our Instagram page with credit! Just make sure you use the hashtag #SilverBayBeach so we can find your beautiful pictures.