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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.

 

If you liked this, why not take a look at the following:

What’s on on Anglesey – The 2017 Events you Won’t Want To Miss

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

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Silver Bay’s Holiday Homes


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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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A holiday away from reality can be one of the most romantic times of the year for couples, but for those with families, one-on-one time with your loved one can sometimes fall to the wayside.

However, this doesn’t have to be the case.

There are plenty of things couples can do whether they have families or not, that’ll make the trip away together extra special. So for some expert, romance holiday advice, you’ve come to the right place!

1. PLAN A DATE NIGHT

If one night is all you can spare, grab it with both hands. An evening together can go an incredibly long way when it comes to taking time out for one another.

This can be as in depth or as simple as you like. If all you want is a meal together with a chilled bottle of fine wine, there are few better places on the Isle of Anglesey than The Deck House. In fact, why not make it extra special andtake a look at our private dining options?

However, a date night doesn’t just have to be about having a meal. Heading out on the town for a few fruity cocktails or venturing on a beautiful head-clearing walk (we recommend a wander down Beaumaris Pier if you’re on our island), are both perfect choices. It’s all about doing something a little different in your schedule.

2. TAKE A TRIP TO THE SPA

Visiting the Spa is one of the most relaxing things a person to do. It’s a chance to let go of the things on your mind and focus on yourself, and what better person to do that with than the one you love?

Sometimes, you both need a break, and an afternoon at the spa can make you feel as though you’ve been away relaxing for days. A couples massage is the perfect way to take any strains and stresses out of your mind and your relationship, so why not treat yourselves? You can take a look at our full collection of spa treatments right here.

 

3. DO SOMETHING UNIQUE

Perhaps you and your loved one do go on dates a lot, but what you’re actually feeling tired with is the endless meals and drinks out.

Well, why not do something a little different?

Here at Silver Bay, we pride ourselves on offering the space and opportunities for you to do something unique. Head out together on a kayak, or perhaps spend some time beach combing and snorkelling together in our blue waters. Rekindle your sense of adventure together and do something worth remembering – it will revitalise your date life!

4. HEAD TO THE BEACH

When it comes to romantic settings, few places outdo th beach. There’s something relaxing about experiencing the end of the land as it merges into the sea. As you look out onto the horizon, your lover’s hand in your own, it can feel like anything is possible.

Discuss your future, hopes and dreams and you’ll find that you’re closer than ever before. And remember, you don’t need to escape to faraway shores to discover a beautiful coast. Our Silver Bay Beach is both awe-inspiring and award-winning, making it the perfect date spot.

 

5. STAY IN

Going on a date by default usually involves going out. But have you and your loved one ever thought about bringing the date inside? Whether you’re staying in one of our stunning lodges, or at home, why not nip to the corner shop for a bottle of bubbly? Perhaps pick up a few cheeses and Italian meats, matched perfectly with a thick, crusty bread.

Turn on the radio or put some songs on your phone, light some candles and then have a picnic in your own quarters. There’s nothing more intimate when it’s just the two of you by candle light.

 

6. MAKE IT A DOUBLE DATE

Sometimes it can be hard to head out on a date if you haven’t been alone together for a while, so there is another avenue that you can try to get back into the swing of things.

Double dates are usually something enjoyed by teenagers and young adults, but double dates can actually be a very clever way to spend time with friends and your loved one! With busy lives and children, this is a great opportunity to reconnect with your chums and there is sure to be fun and endless conversation between all partners. Why not even make it a triple date? A group night out at the Deck House is guaranteed fun – and who knows, with warm and welcoming Silver Bay community, you’re likely to even make new friends along the way! Go on, get social!

7. RENEW YOUR VOWS

For an extra special holiday to remember, why not renew your vows?

It’s the perfect way for any loved-up married couple to mark a defining point in their relationship, all the while paying tribute to your unwavering feelings for one another. It can be extravagant or as subtle as your like, with as many or as few guests as you like, too.

Your relationship will feel brand new as your pledge your love for one another once more, so why not start planning right away?

 

8. PRETEND IT’S YOUR FIRST DATE AGAIN

For our last romantic suggestion, we thought we’d suggest something a little different. Rekindling romance can be a tiring task if you have been together for a long time, so why not do something you’ve not done for a long time? Go on a ‘first date’!

Have your partner turn up to the bar or restaurant first, with you joining a few minutes later. Assume pretend names if you like and spend some time getting to know each other again. It might feel a bit silly at first, and even if it isn’t something you can take series, nothing fuels love quicker than laughter.

BE MORE ROMANTIC AT SILVER BAY HOLIDAY VILLAGE

If you want to reconnect and dedicate time to one another throughout the year, then why not considering investing in a holiday property? Our luxury lodges on Anglesey are the perfect place to spend holidays in the sun amongst some of the most beautiful scenes in the UK.

To discover more, take a look at our free eBrochure, or give us a call on 01407 860 860. We offer taster weekend’s if you’re interested in purchasing, so why not see if Silver Bay could be the romantic holiday spot you’ve been looking for?


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There’s nothing quite like visiting the Spa at Silver Bay to escape from the whirlwind of everyday life.

Our spa is open to both lodge owners and country club members, and the Spa at Silver Bay will provide you with the opportunity to find yourself through relaxation and peaceful serenity.

Below we’ve explored just a few of our Spa highlights, so if you’ve been looking a calming space on the Isle of Anglesey, you’re in for a treat.

OUR POOL

A standout feature of our Spa is, of course, our pool. Coming in at 15.5 metres longs, these tranquil waters offer the chance to swim, relax and if you want to, just float. There’s even a special children’s splash area at the side to encourage a more relaxed swimming environment for adults.

No matter what the weather, our pool is there to provide you with a water sanctuary to back crawl, front crawl, maybe even doggy paddle – however you swim and get those muscles moving, there’ll be a home for it in our pool.

And of course, swimming has a variety of benefits on the body and mind. According to Coach Magazine, water is 12 times denser than air, so the resistance is great for muscle toning. As well as this, the NHS claim that swimming can ‘reduce the risk of chronic illnesses […] boost your mood and keep your weight under control’ – meaning that some time in the pool has the ability to alter multiple aspects of your life for the better.

JACUZZI, SAUNA AND STEAM ROOM

As the bubbles float around you and the warm, soothing waters banish any unwanted worries, your time in the jacuzzi at our spa is well spent. And if the hot bath-like experience isn’t for you, we also have a sauna and a steam room.

Known for their many skin and health benefits, these spa staples allow you to shut out the world and become one with the heat as it ripples softly along your skin.

Jacuzzis are favoured for their ability to ease muscle pain, reduce stress and also improve circulation according tolivestrong.com, who also discuss the ever-popular saunas stating that the ‘effect on the body is similar to doing mild exercise’ – as well as also improving circulation.

Finally, a steam room is also extremely beneficial on the body and mind. Health Fitness Revolution discuss this on their website, claiming that they relieve tension, reduce stress, clear your skin and much more.

FITNESS SUITE

Seek that adrenaline high with an hour or two in our stunning fitness suite. Filled with top of the range technology, from exercise bikes to treadmills and weights, whatever your fitness routine we’ll have the items you need to fulfill it.

We have a range of classes available including the ever-popular ‘Spinning’, favoured for its ability to quickly burn calories and reduce stress – and we can also over Personal Training programs alongside our expert fitness instructors.

Exercise has both psychological and physical benefits, the NHS website states that exercise can reduce the risk of major illnesses such as heart disease and cancer by up to 50%. They also go on to say that research has shown that exercise boosts self-esteem, your mood and also your sleep quality and energy levels. What’s not to like?

And why not treat yourself to a wonderful treatment after or some time in the jacuzzi? We’re certain you’ll have earnt it!

FACIALS

A facial is exactly what a person needs to release all those negative feelings and reach optimum relaxation. Our Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Facial has been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles by up to 94% and improve your skin firmness by 57% – all just after one, single treatment.

A favourite with spa-goers already, the facial features both Padina Pavonica and red coral which pumps out the fine lines on your face. It’s the perfect, refreshing facial that will leave your skin looking more youthful.

NAIL TREATMENTS

Go into the Spa at Silver Bay feeling drab and un-groomed and come out looking like a million bucks!

Yes, whether it’s a quick shape and tidy, a full on set of acrylics or a bold, neon pedi, the Spa at Silver Bay will have the power to transform your nails, and lift your mood.

One of our clients’ favourites are Shellac Nails. They offer a glamorous statement and are popular with lots of our luxury lodge owners at Silver Bay. Half gel and half nail polish, these nails are a stylish fashion statement that anyone who’s anyone has. Match this alongside our manicure treatment and those hard working hands that we so often neglect will be lavished in luxury.

Leave your hands feeling good as new, and revel in being the envy of the park, with your Shellac treatment that can be any colour from bright pink to a neutral nude – go on, treat yourself!

AROMATHERAPY

Aromatherapy is a word we’re likely all familiar, but some still people aren’t quite sure what it exactly is – and that’s okay. Focussing on naturally extracted oils, this therapy type helps to promote a healthy mind and body.

Oils are used to give you a relaxing massage, and the therapy is also sometimes used to treat anxiety and depression according to bupa.co.uk. So for a relaxing afternoon that’s going to improve your state of mind, an Aromatherapy treatment could be the perfect choice for you.

SWEDISH BODY MASSAGE

Few do massages as well as the Swedish, so it’s no surprise that these amazing treatments are popular across the world. Used to relax the entire body, Swedish Massages are the perfect massage for first timers at the Spa, and tend to be suited to everyone. It’s up to you to let your therapist know the intensity you’d like during the treatment, they can be both rough or soft, making it easy to enjoy a massage experience suited to your taste.

There are a range of massage techniques used, with Effleurage being the one favoured with according to treatwell.com. This will see your massage therapist use their hands to rub your muscles with the aim to push blood in the direction of your heart. You can also point our problem areas with aches and pains if you’d like your therapist to focus on a certain area where you’ve been having issues.

Our Swedish treatments tend to last 55 minutes. However, we also offer a back, neck and shoulder package that lasts 25 minute. Treatwell.com also claim that this is one the most popular massage options due to the fact that people tend to be tight in these areas after sitting at a computer all day.

THE SPA AT SILVER BAY

Have we tempted you to treat yourself? Relaxation has so many physical and psychological benefits, and it’s incredibly important to take some time to yourself and recharge for a healthier frame of mind.

To find out more about our spa and treatments, call us today on 01407 862 049. You can also reach the team via email atspa@silverbay.co.uk. Our spa is open to lodge owners and country club members, so if you’d like to experience the magic of Silver Bay, why not enquire today?

We also regularly host events, our most recent being our Christmas Spa afternoon.

To keep up to date with all the best spa events, follow us on Twitter. You can also explore our spa in more details via Lisa Rebecca of Blog Eighteen who recently visited our spa for an afternoon of pampering!


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Wistful sandy shoreline and sapphire waters, it could only be Silver Bay Beach. Located on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales, this coastal haven is a sanctuary for families seeking a taste of sea air on UK shores.

Just a short five-minute walk from our award-winning holiday park, Silver Bay Beach is the perfect place to take a romantic walk or have a day of adventure riding the waves in your boat. There really is something for everyone to do. The beach is also close by to RAF Valley, providing the perfect opportunity for plane enthusiasts to witness the Red Arrows in action. Every year a range of events are held on the beach. From the annual fishing competition to the Beach Mudder race, Silver Bay beach is full of life yet spacious enough to feel secluded as you relax.

As well as this, the beach also has a rich history including the mysterious message in a bottle that washed up all the way from Xiamen in China.

Who knows what you’ll discover on a visit to our sandy hideaway? Our beach is also home to plentiful wildlife.

It’s not uncommon to spot a range of aquatic animals swimming in the waters including dolphins, and smaller animals such as frogs. The sky is also awash with beautiful animals including butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies – so there’s always something alluring to witness.

Our coast is also one of the greenest in the country, and we do our best to make sure it’s kept clean and is also well-tended to. In fact, we’ve been doing so well that we’ve been awarded a Green Coast Award!

This prestigious body recognises the best, and greenest, costs around the UK, and we’re honoured to call our tropical heaven a part of it.=As well as admiring our stunning nature, there’s also plenty of natural activities you can be a part of on Silver Bay Beach.

There’s little more satisfying than an afternoon spent rock pooling or beach combing, discovering shells, beautiful stones and much more. We also host an array of children’s club activities that include snorkelling, coasteering, and beach safety, as well as Wild Survivors Club where children can learn everything they need to know about rustic life outdoors.=It’s not only humans who are welcome on our beach, so too are man’s best friend! Dogs love Silver Bay Beach just as much as any human, and both man and dog can spend hours wandering this luxury coast with the sand between their toes.

And it’s not hard to find inspiration on our beach, especially if you’re a creative. Whatever your medium, you’ll be sure to find inspiration on our shores. Alice White is just one artist who has already had her creative soul captivated by the sights of our coast.

Over the summer we host a range of beach activities. Alongside our Beach Mudder race, lodge owners will also get access to our annual Sandcastle building competition as well as the chance to purchase tasty snacks from our very own Tiki Shack.

A day at Silver Bay Beach is all about bonding and coming together with both family and friends to create a community. Be it spring, summer, autumn or winter, there’s always someone on our beach to chat with, new friends to make. And it makes for a very special place to live out some of the best days of your family life.Silver Bay Beach isn’t just all about the sand and water, there is also woodland nearby, filled with luscious green trees and places to explore. In fact, a visit to the beach at Silver Bay isn’t complete without a ramble through the woodlands, so don’t miss out.

As well as being the proud owners of a Green Coast Award, we were also presented with a David Bellamy Conservation Award in late 2016.

This award is presented to holiday villages in the UK that have taken great care to create a sustainable environment and enhance and protect nature in Britain. We’ve planted trees, created a wildflower meadow and much more. You can read all about it here. Watersports are also a strong part of Silver Bay Beach life. From canoeing and kayaking to speed boats, everyone is welcome on our waters as long as they practice care and consideration for others. We also have a handy boat park close so that lodge owners can store their vessels with ease.

Furthermore, exploring our beach is only the beginning of the Silver Bay beach experience. There are plenty of wonderful walks to be had around Anglesey that are close by. The Silver Bay woodland lead walkers across to Trearddur Bay, another beautiful part of Anglesey all visitors should have the chance to witness. Staying safe on the beach is all about looking out for one another and knowing your limits. The ocean can be a dangerous place and should be respected. This means not swimming out of your depth, swimming alone, or going too far out. As well as this, people should take extra care to not leave things lying about on the beach. These can become hazards if someone were to trip over them, and that’s without mentioning that our furry, four-legged friends that could also potentially swallow something harmful!

If you’d like to relax on Silver Bay beach with your loved ones, then perhaps it’s time you considering lodge ownership at Silver Bay holiday village. As well as lodges, we also have a selection of stunning caravans available for purchase. So if you want a special place to escape where you don’t need to leave the country to reach paradise, call today on 01407 860 860. You can also view our eBrochure online.


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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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We invited Sian and her family for a taster weekend at Silver Bay and Sian documented her stay. Here’s her round-up of her Silver Bay experience. If you’re a prospective owner, it’s well worth a read…

Silver Bay Holiday Village was recommended to us by several friends – we were looking for a UK weekend break close to home in Manchester, where we could combine a bit of luxury with beautiful surroundings, activities and relaxation. I checked out the Silver Bay website and was immediately drawn to the stunning beauty of Anglesey, and the impressive look and layout of Silver Bay

Sian Ediss and her family on a taster weekend

Silver Bay offer a range of luxury lodge accommodation for ownership all within its beautiful location, and we were lucky enough to be offered a ‘taster weekend’, something which is available to all prospective lodge owners. The award-winning holiday village has numerous facilities including The Deck House restaurant, bar and lounge, ‘Busy Bayers’ children’s club and adventure play park, a secluded forest, beach and boat park, leisure complex including fitness centre, indoor swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room and even a beauty salon.

We arrived at the tail-end of the autumn half-term holidays and there were still plenty of families enjoying their break. I was really impressed by the volume of activities on offer for children at the ‘Busy Bayers Club’. Activities range from creative tasks such as pottery painting, to outdoors activities such as ‘Wild Survivors’ coast and forest club and sports such as kayaking, water polo and ‘Try Scuba’. I also thought it was great that there was children’s entertainment every evening such as Movie Night and quizzes – perfect for when the grown-ups want to relax in The Deck House while children hang out in the nearby Busy Bayers area.

Luxurious Accommodation

There were three of us (myself, my boyfriend and my mum) and our accommodation was lovely. Our luxury lodge had 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a fully-equipped kitchen, dining area and living room. All the lodges at Silver Bay also have central heating which we were hugely grateful for in the midst of November. Our comfortable dwelling was more than big enough for the 3 of us, with great-sized rooms, and our own outside area. If the weather had been warmer, we would have thoroughly enjoyed the outside decking and seating, but we only used this for a rather bracing viewpoint for Bonfire Night fireworks. There were beautiful views from our lodge spanning across the holiday village. We could see all around us the beautiful environment – lush greenery, wildlife, and rolling hills in the distance. Our lodge didn’t overlook the private beach, but we were less than 5-minutes away for brisk morning walks along the coast.

The Plantation lodge at Silver Bay

Sian's mum at Silver Bay

Award-Winning Grounds and Secluded Beach

On our first day, after a short 2.5-hour drive and a shop at the local supermarket,  we were there for 12.30pm. We unloaded the car and set-up our home for the next four days and then wrapped up and headed out for an explore. Silver Bay has recently won a Gold Standard David Bellamy Award for its contribution and preservation to the park’s wildlife. The love and care that the people put into the grounds and holiday park are clear to see. There were recently planted shrubs and trees around the children’s adventure play park area (some planted by the ‘Busy Bayers’ themselves!) and there was not a spot of litter in sight.

The secluded Green Coast Award-Winning beach is a sight to behold. The beautiful white sands are magnificently set against the backdrop of the Snowdonia mountains. The brisk November waves crashing on the sand and salty sea breeze made us feel a million miles away from the racing pace of Manchester, and we instantly felt a sense of relaxation and ease. We strolled along the coast and explored the rock pools and collected a few shells before we continued our adventure up to Silver Bay’s woodland and followed the path over some fields and back to the park. It was a lovely few hours to work up an appetite for an early dinner we planned in The Deck House.

Sian's mum and boyfriend at Silver Bay

Andrew walking in the woods at Silver Bay Holiday Village

The Deck House Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge

The Deck House Restaurant

After a leisurely couple of hours back at the lodge, we wandered over to The Deck House for 6 pm. We had heard wonderful reviews about Lee the Head Chef and his passion for locally sourced ingredients so we were very excited to sample The Deck House winter menu for ourselves. We were greeted by huge smiles from the waiting on team and were directed to our table for 3 next to the bi-fold windows. Although it was dark, it was still lovely to look out over flickering lights and the nightscape across the holiday park. The atmosphere in The Deck House was homely and comfortable. A few families with children were wrapping up their evening meals, and others were arriving in groups to settle in for the eve. There was even a section in the lounge where football fans could watch the Man Utd match; this was far enough away so not to disturb the ambience of the dining area but close enough so families felt all under one roof.

Andrew dining at the deck house

After much deliberation and pondering, we ordered our starters, lamb koftas (x2) and mushroom and stilton melt and then waited in anticipation for our main course of steak, chips and all the trimmings (x2) and a generous fish and chips – perfect fodder after our brisk walk earlier.

Fish and chips at The Deck House restaurant

The service was prompt and caring, and every measure was taken to ensure we were well fed, watered and comfortable. We were too full for pudding, but the lovely waitress insisted that we tried the homemade chocolate brownie and icecream and we weren’t disappointed!

We chatted away for a while amongst ourselves and with some seasoned ‘Silver Bayers’ and enjoyed a few more rounds of drinks before calling it a night – we had a busy day in store for day 2 after all!

The bar at The Deck House

The Spa and Beauty at Silver Bay

The jacuzzi and pool at Silver Bay

After a deep sleep, we were set for a morning of relaxation and beautify-ing at the Spa at Silver Bay. We’d booked our appointments beforehand with team leader, Charlotte. Charlotte was excellent when advising on recommended treatments for all three of us, and our needs were carefully assessed beforehand.

Andrew and myself were set up on the couple’s therapy room, and my mum had a room to herself, each of us had our own personal therapist who delivered the expert treatments. The Spa at Silver Bay is an advocate for ELEMIS products. ELEMIS therapists are renowned for harnessing the power of nature and science to perform treatments that genuinely transform your skin and enhance wellbeing. The experience was exceptional, and we were very impressed with the physical and mental improvement after just 1.5-hours of care.

ELEMIS creams and products at Silver Bay

I requested the Swedish back, neck, and shoulder massage (£30, 25 minutes) and the Pro-Radiance Superfood facial (£60, 1 hour). Soothing music and aromatherapy filled the treatment room, and we began with the facial. Rich in superfoods, vitamins and minerals, the Pro-Radiance facial revealed a glow to rival a week in St. Tropez! The massage followed and melted my aches and tensions away. I spend most of my time at a computer, and this has resulted in tension in my neck and shoulders. Charlotte was quick to discover this and worked her magic to erase what felt like a lifetime of tightness. I felt like a floaty, floppy, ball of happiness after my treatments and I can’t thank Charlotte and the team enough for their expertise and warm welcome.

Andrew enjoyed the Men’s High-Performance Skin Energiser facial (£60, 1 hour) and discovered the relaxation and decadence of beauty treatments. Having never experienced this kind of treatment before, he was quietly happy that we were in the couple’s room together, but he was soon to forget I was there as he floated away in a sea of calm. My mum (who has had a lifelong love for beauty treatments) had the Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Facial and the Full-Body Aromatherapy Massage (£50, 55 minutes). This bespoke treatment harnessed the wellness benefits of aromatherapy as well as tailored concentration on the body’s most needed areas for attention. My mum was elated after both treatments – we all were – as you can see from the cheeky post-treatment selfie below…

Exploring Anglesey

The weekend was a cultural adventure with visits to South Stack RSPB reserve and also chasing the sunset along the coast. We lunched at the Sea Shanty Cafe on Trearddur Bay and travelled up to the surfer town, Rhosneigr, for Anglesey’s most-renowned fish and chips at Scarlett’s Fish and Chip Bar – we weren’t disappointed! Anglesey is an island that holds a special place in the hearts of those who have experienced it. Filled with charm, history and a unique blend of clear, beautiful coast and lush rolling hills and countryside, Anglesey is a UK staycation destination second to none.

Lighthouse on Anglesey Sian and her mum on Anglesey Andrew eating fish and chips at Silver Bay Beautiful Anglesey scenery

Whether you’re a family with young children, a couple looking for a romantic escape, or a group of friends or family, I would wholeheartedly recommend that you explore this retreat on your doorstep. Being just over 2-hours from most hubs in the North West makes Anglesey an easy and quick retreat. If you’re searching for an ideal base, look no further than Silver Bay Holiday Village.

Escape to Silver Bay Holiday Village

All in all, I believe that Silver Bay is the ultimate UK holiday destination – because it’s situated on the glorious Isle of Anglesey, because the activities are plentiful, the facilities are excellent, and you have so much beautiful outdoors to explore. By the end of our stay, we felt revived and happy in the fact that we had an unforgettable experience that we’ll reminisce over for many years to come.

The Silver Bay team are really helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. A special thank you to Leah the manager at The Deck House, Charlotte in the Spa, Heidi and the reception team and park managers Jamie and Chris for the warmest of welcomes.

If you’re searching for a perfect UK family escape, look no further than Silver Bay.

If you’ve been inspired to experience the luxury holiday park lifestyle for yourself, please call Jamie Hughes on 01407 860 111 to arrange your visit.


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Luxurious features, a beautiful private beach and endless amenities – it could only be Silver Bay Holiday Village, luxury living at its finest. We strive to give our lodge-owners a truly unique holiday experience here on the Isle of Anglesey. So let’s dive in and explore the secrets of what life at Silver Bay is all about.

1. The Reef Edge Holiday Lodge

Escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday living has never been easier (and essential) than with your own holiday lodge. A spacious open-plan layout, light fixtures, and dreamy full-height panoramic lodge doors all create a relaxing experience.

The Reef Edge Holiday Lodge at Silver Bay

And with a magnificent view of the Snowdonia Mountains and Anglesey, waking up in the morning has never been easier at the Reef Edge Holiday Lodge.

2. Children’s Activities

Keeping the children entertained can sometimes be a difficult task, but that’s where our children’s activities come in! Whether it’s orienteering trips in local woodland or participating in our sandcastle competitions, there’s something to bring all the family together.

Tree planting with the children at Silver Bay Holiday Village

To give you a feel of what adventures we get up to at Silver Bay, here’s an example. We’ve been creating a new orchard area and making raised herb planters with Wonderwoods. Alongside Wonderwoods, our lodge owners have also been planting some new trees with our Groundskeeper Pierce. You can sneak a peek at more of what our lodge owners get up to on our Facebook page.

Owning a holiday home at Silver Bay doesn’t stop with purchasing the property itself. There are an abundance of activities to get involved with that you and your family don’t want to miss out on.

3. Environment

We all love a trip to the beach. The smell of the sea evokes a sense of nostalgia for many of us and what better way to indulge yourself than by having access to your very own award-winning private beach whenever you want?

The award-winning Silver Bay Beach at Silver Bay Holiday Village

The Silver Bay beach has been awarded the Green Coast Award which just goes to show that we know exactly how to treat and preserve our environment.

We’re also delighted to say that recently we’ve been awarded Gold in the David Bellamy Awards. We’ve been awarded this for protecting and enhancing the beautiful natural area of Silver Bay and we couldn’t be happier that our efforts have been noticed. We’re continually inspired by the dreamy area of Silver Bay and, as such, we’ve recently begun work on our very own edible garden containing soft fruits and kitchen herbs. We’re so pleased with the results so far, and supplying our own kitchen with our own home-grown supplies will be a lovely treat.

4. Spa and Leisure Facilities

You’ll be delighted to hear that relaxation is key to the Silver Bay experience, which is exactly why we’ve recently opened our own luxury spa and leisure facilities.

The pool at The Spa at Silver Bay, Anglesey

Whether it’s a dip in the pool, a bespoke massage or a trip to the sauna, our lodge-owners love making use of our quiet and serene spa. We also stock luxury Elemis products at the Silver Bay spa and if you’re searching for the perfect present for that special someone, we have just the treat.

5. The Deck House: Restaurant, Bar and Lounge

Enjoy fantastic food and great company at our on-site Deck House. At the Deck House, you’ll experience a myriad of different culinary delights, as well as some magnificent views of the Snowdonia mountains.

Move between the spaces of our lounge, restaurant, bar and adult-only area in the Farmhouse upstairs for a truly catered experience to your needs.

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The Deck House can also cater for your next special occasion with our private dining experience. We eliminate the stress of choosing and booking where to celebrate with your loved ones. Bringing the whole family together has never been easier when you have the Deck House just around the corner from your holiday home.

For booking on our private dining, please ring us on 01407 860860. If you need further tempting, we’ve recently uploaded our Autumn/Winter menu for our lodge-owners to peruse.

Holiday Homes at Silver Bay

Dreaming of owning a holiday home at Silver Bay? Sneak a peek through the keyhole of our holiday homes with our free e-brochure.

Even more curious? Why not give one of our friendly team members a call on 01407 860 111?


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More and more people are choosing to holiday in the UK instead of jetting off to a foreign destination than ever before.

Ahead of the August bank holiday, it was reported that 5.1 million Britons were going on holiday and that 4.6 million of them were planning a staycation – meaning now could really be the perfect time to become a holiday home owner in the UK.

Need a little more convincing? We’ve listed some of the amazing benefits of owning a home on the British shores below.

 

1. Lifestyle Choice

If you’d like access to a luxury holiday lifestyle without needing to leave the country, then a holiday home in the UK is the perfect choice.

Relaxing, luxurious and a home away from home, buying property in the UK will ensure you have a lifestyle choice infused with all three of those things.

Why not take a look at our properties right here to see what we mean?

 

2. The Value of the Pound

It has been no secret since Brexit that the value of the pound has dropped. At the current rate, you can expect to get $1.34 dollars for every £1 and €1.18 euros.

So how do you prevent forking out more money for your holidays than ever before? Well, that would be by staying in the UK.

Having a holiday home in Britain means you don’t have to worry about exchange rates because you know how much it’s going to cost already – and you’ll also know the typical prices of your holiday home’s location.

Is it time you put unpredictable currency rates to bed with a UK holiday home?

 

3. Close to Home

Ever had a weekend where you wish you could escape? Perhaps work that week has been particularly draining, or maybe you’d like to treat your loved ones to a holiday?

With a UK holiday home you have that freedom.

Holidays at the drop of a hat are an excellent privilege to Silver Bay owners, and it’s one of the main reasons so many choose to buy one of our properties.

Simply hop into your car and head to Anglesey for a wonderful weekend – it really is that easy to get away without leaving the country.

 

4. Guaranteed Kids Entertainment

One of the hardest part of any holiday for a family is ensuring the kids have access to activities that will keep them occupied.

But owning a holiday home will allow you to cherry pick a fantastic destination where you know you can always rely on someone looking out for your little ones.

Here at Silver Bay, we host an array of exciting activities that your kids will love to be involved with. From baking through to junk modeling, kids discos and much more – there’s something for everyone hosted throughout the school holidays!

 

5. A place for family and friends to visit

Although subletting is not permitted at Silver Bay, your family and friends will be able to stay at your property.

All you need to do is contact reception and make them aware that someone else will be visiting your holiday home, and from there all your family and friends will have a fantastic holiday home escape in the UK, too.

We’re certain you’ll become more popular than ever with a stunning Silver Bay home under your belt!

 

6. Nostalgia

When you think back to holidays as a child, what do you see? Holidays in Blackpool, indulging in ice cream on Britain’s beaches? We knew back then that we didn’t need to leave the country to have a holiday, and this still stands true today.

How special would it be to leave your children with the same memories on Silver Bay beach? It’s time to nurture memories that will last a lifetime and create something magical with a UK holiday property.

 

7. Take your pets on holiday, too!

Who says holidays are just for humans? At Silver Bay we accommodate pets too – just make sure you let us know before you arrive!

Bringing your pets with you means you don’t have to fork out costs for kennels and sitters, and we know that pets are also a key part of any family unit – so why not keep ALL of your loved ones together on your next break and take everyone in your family away?

 

Holiday Homes at Silver Bay

If our blog has left you with dreams of owning your own holiday home, why not download our free eBrochure and see what we have available onsite?

You can also give our friendly staff a call on 01407 860 111 if you have any questions or queries.

Like this blog? Take a look at our 10 reasons why Anglesey is the best UK holiday destination!

 


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Most Silver Bay residents reach us by car, and because of this there are many spur of the moment trips to our luxury holiday park – especially when the weather changes its tune and flows with glorious sunshine!

But sometimes this spontaneity can lead people to forget things. That’s why we always recommend you have a select few things in your vehicle just in case of an unplanned holiday – and believe us when we say, they’re usually the best kind of break!

 

1. Tissues

It may sound like an odd thing to put in the car, but tissues really can be a lifesaver when you’ve got a vehicle full of excitable little ones!

For sniffly noses, dirty hands and drink spills, they’re a great way to ensure you can tidy yourselves up whilst on the road. So remember to pack some tissues in your car.

 

2. Snacks

Snacks at Silver Bay for the road trip

There’s nothing worse than being stuck in a traffic jam whilst hungry. Tension will be running high, and both you and your little ones will find yourselves ‘hangry’ (cross between angry and hungry!)

Packing some sweets and snacks can really take the edge off it. A packet of crisps or a chocolate biscuit could be exactly what they need to keep them going until you’re able to stop and grab a bite to eat.

 

3. Spare change

It’s always good to have an extra bit of cash in your vehicle because you never know when you might need some money. Whether it’s paying for a toll road or picking up a few snacks along the way, spare change can be a real life saver.

 

4. CDs/and old MP3 player

You don’t want to keep anything too valuable in your car, but on the off-chance that you’re unable to listen via your usual method such as Spotify – try exploring your old CDs. It can be a great pastime and a lot of fun for the whole family!

 

5. Travel pillows

Sleeping in a car isn’t the most comfortable thing in the world, but with a travel pillow you can actually have a pleasant nap. These pillows fit around the back of your neck and ensure your head is supported whilst you doze.

We think you’ll agree when we say that it’s a much better look than a squashed face on a car window!

 

6. Headphones

Headphones Silver Bay Roadtrip 2016

How many times have you gone on holiday with your iPad and forgot your headphones?

By ensuring you have some in the car, your little ones or yourself will be able to watch things on their mobile devices or listen to music without irritating anyone else during the journey.

This is even better if they’re of the noise canceling variety!

 

7. Wet Wipes

As well as tissues, wet wipes can also be a great idea to help clean up any messy fingers who have been enjoying chocolate biscuits.

They’re also good to keep germs and colds from spreading on your trip!

8. First Aid Equipment

You never know what’s going to happen on a journey, so having a first aid kit close to hand is certainly a good idea.

Whether all you need is a little plaster or something more serious, it could really make a huge difference when it comes to the health and safety of everyone in the vehicle – so don’t underestimate this one!

 

9. Phone charger

Why is it that our phones always seem to run out of battery when we need them the most?

Keeping a phone charger in your car will help avoid any of these tricky situations – making sure you don’t get stranded on the motorway having to walk a mile to reach the nearest call for help phone!

 

10. Blankets

Whether you need them for a picnic, or if your car breaks down and you need to get out yet keep warm, blankets can be an inexpensive way to do this without needing to pack everyone’s winter coats on every trip you take.

Plus, they’re also great for snuggling up with on a long journey!

Silver Bay Holiday Village

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We hope you now feel prepared in case of an emergency Silver Bay holiday! There’s nothing quite like having the freedom of packing your bags and car whenever you like and heading on holiday without having to pay extra for flights or accommodation.

If you think this freedom sounds like something you could be interested in for you and your family, be sure to give us a shout.

You can contact us by filling in our contact form or give us a call on 01407 860 111 to find out more.

We also have a lovely brochure here if you’re after more information!