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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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20/Feb/2018
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Christmas came early for The Spa at Silver Bay this year as we launched our fantastic Christmas Beauty event!

staff at the spa at silver bay

We firmly believe this time of year is all about feeling your best as well as having a great time with your loved ones, and we really enjoyed taking the time to make our guest feel extra special this festive season!

Hosted between 12pm and 8pm on Friday the 18th of November, people started to gather in the Spa reception area throughout the day, enjoying their yummy mince pies and champagne.

Mince pies and Christmas decorations at the Spa at Silver Bay

Once thoroughly indulged, they then moved on to experiencing The Spa at Silver Bay treatments! Each person received a ten minute experience and could choose from a facial, hand massage or foot massage to take them right into the heart of tranquility.

ELEMIS gift set, towel and flowers at the spa on Anglesey

Our spa-goers also had the chance to explore the facilities and spend time in our fantastic pool, jacuzzi, sauna and more.

The jacuzzi and pool at Silver Bay

We had over 80 guests in attendance, and they could also redeem their £5 ticket against either another treatment or one of our gorgeous ELEMIS gift sets…

Everyone had such a great time, and we can’t wait to host future activities at the Spa for our lodge owners and Anglesey locals. Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for all the latest news so that you don’t miss out!

If you’d like to find out more about joining our leisure centre and our spa treatments, call us on 01407 862 049. You can also discover our opening time and treatment prices by clicking here.

So go on, why not treat yourself this Christmas? We’re certain that you deserve it!

PS. Lisa Rebecca of Blog Eighteen also made an appearance at our beauty event, why not check out how she got on over on her website?

You can also take a look at a video montage of a range of images from the day below.


20/Feb/2018
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Each culture has different Christmas traditions, it’s part of what makes the festive time of year so rich in diversity and so full of wonder. And just like there are particular traditions practiced in Ireland, England and Scotland – there are also some Welsh Christmas traditions that people should enjoy!

If you’re planning on celebrating the festive period on Anglesey this season, then we suggest you take a little look below and integrate some Welsh practices into your Christmas celebrations. They’ll certainly add a new, yet old, spin on the most magical time of year!

Plygain

What would Christmas be without carols? Well, in Wales caroling is traditionally a little different.

Taking place early Christmas morning, between 3am and 6am, to be precise, people would gather in local churches and sing their hearts out during the 19th century.

They usually stayed awake throughout the night ready for the early morning carols – and although we think the tiredness may have put a bit of a damper on Christmas day itself, why not have a little sing song with the family before bed this year?

Plygain also still occasionally happens, meaning that if you really want to take part this year you can! Churches famed for it include St David’s Bishop’s Palace, so be sure to seek out those in your local area for something a bit different.

Welsh Christmas Toffee

Welsh Christmas Toffee

We all love a few extra sweet treats during Christmas time, and so to do our friends in Wales.  In fact, they often made toffee an integral part of their celebrations in years gone by.

On Toffee Evening, also known as Noson Gyfraith, friends and families would get together at one another’s houses and play games, have food, tell stories and make toffee over the fire.

It was popular during the late 19th century, so why not have a go at making your own this Christmas? It’ll certainly invite a little bit of Welsh festive charm into your lodge. You can also nip to the supermarket and pick some up if you want to take a little shortcut. We promise we won’t tell anyone!

Calennig

In Wales, the Halloween tradition of Trick or Treating was actually something that happened during the festive period. On New Year’s Day, between dawn and noon, children would go from door to door with good wishes for the new year, and in some cases, they would sing and splash people with water. They would then be given a gift for their troubles, usually loose change.

We don’t recommend your children continue this tradition in 2017 as it hasn’t been practiced since the early 19th century – but it might be nice to wish each other well and buy gifts for New Year’s Day.

We can’t think of a lovelier start to the new year.

Holming

Not all Welsh Christmas traditions are particularly pleasant, and one of the less favourable festive customs lies within ‘holming.’ This tradition also took place during the early 19th century, and you wouldn’t have wanted to be the last one to get out of bed on Boxing Day!

If you were, you would be beaten with prickly holly sprigs. As you can imagine, this is something that is certainly not practiced any longer. But if you want to make fun of the last person out of bed on boxing day, we recommend a friendly little hair-ruffle. Perhaps even a snuggly hug!

New Year’s Eve Drinks

Festive drink at NYE

There are four staples of a modern-day New Year’s Eve. Family, friends, food, and last but not least, something to whet your whistle! And as you can imagine, there also used to be a traditional Welsh drink created at NYE that people enjoyed.

This tradition actually has roots back to Tudor customs, where people drank from patterned Wassail bowls. They’d be full to the top with tasty sugar, fruit, spices and warm beer. Yum!

Why not try making your own version for New Year’s Eve? Everyone loves a good punch, and it’s a great way to toast 2017 with those you care about.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve on Anglesey

Squirrel in the snow

If you fancy spending Christmas and NYE in your very own holiday home, then why not get in touch with Silver Bay Holiday Village today? We’re also hosting our annual Christmas and NYE’s parties too, exclusively for lodge owners, and we’d love to have you along.

Take a look at our free eBrochure here or call our General Manager Jamie on 01407 860 111 to find out more.

You can also take a look at our blog from Sian Ediss, who recently visited our site for a taster weekend!


20/Feb/2018
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As the evenings sparkle with Christmas lights and Christmas trees pop up across the island, Anglesey becomes that extra bit more magical as the festive season rolls in.

We’re already incredibly excited to celebrate this special time of year. In fact, we’ve just launched details of our Christmas Party, as well as our Christmas Beauty Event. But there are also plenty of other festive events to keep you entertained whilst taking an Anglesey break during this fabulous time of year.

Below are the top events that you should keep an eye out for as the nights draw in and the big day looms ever closer!

1. Plas Newydd Christmas fair

The Christmas Fair at Plas Newydd

Image sourced from www.nationaltrust.org.uk.

Returning year after year, the Plas Newydd Christmas Fair is the epitome of festive fun. The glorious stately home will be transformed, full to the brim with festive stalls and wonderful Christmas gifts for family and friends.

The fair will be taking place between the 2nd and 5th of December for 2016, which is the longest it’s been running yet. Father Christmas will also be putting in an appearance on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday – so be on your best behaviour!

Tickets are £1 per adult and children go free, as do National Trust members. Be sure to pop down if you’re in the area.

2. Christmas Food Slam

We have some really yummy food created here on Anglesey – we even did a blog about all the great produce we create – and Christmas is the perfect excuse to get involved and sample some of the finest Anglesey cuisine around.

Head over to the Prince’s Pier in Menai Bridge on Saturday the 10th of December for a magical afternoon. There’ll be live music including a festive brass band, street food, cocktails, face painting and much, much more.

And best of all – entry is free! All you need to do is collect tickets from Dylan’s Restaurant. Click here to find out more.

3. Beaumaris Victorian Christmas

Christmas is coming early this year in Beaumaris… on the 26th of November to be precise!

A stand out event on the Anglesey Christmas calendar, the Victorian Christmas in Beaumaris is a celebration of our Victorian heritage. The Victorians themselves actually invented the Christmas Cracker – so it’s clear they know a thing or two about this time of year.

There will be a huge Victorian Christmas parade in the streets and the Christmas lights will also be switched on. But the fun doesn’t end there. There will also be a range of festive stalls in the streets and in certain halls throughout the town – exciting stuff!

You can take a look at their Facebook page to find out everything you need to know. And Santa will also be making an appearance here, too. He’s certainly a busy guy this year.

4. Silver Bay Christmas Party

Christmas, santa clause with a little girl.

How could we have a blog without mentioning the annual Silver Bay Christmas Party? It’s back for 2016, and we’re proud to be hosting it for the very first time in our fantastic newly-refurbished Deck House.

Taking place on the eve of 26th of November (the perfect place to go after a day at the Beaumaris Victorian Christmas parade, hint hint!), the evening promises to be one of laughter, games, tasty food and present giving from Father Christmas himself.

Tickets are £8 per adult and £6 per child and under 3’s go free. Be sure to book now to avoid disappointment by calling 01407 860 860.

5. Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Pine cones on a christmas treeFlex those festive fingers this season and head on down to a wonderful Christmas Wreath Making workshop. Located at Penrhyn Castle, there’s no need to book this event. All you have to do is turn up between 11am and 4pm between the 11th and 18th of December and create a wreath with all natural materials from around the castle.

They make fantastic, unique gifts – and also look great on your own front door too!

It only costs £3.50 per wreath, so why not pop on down and do something a little different this Christmas?

6. A Christmas Choral Concert

One of the best thing about Christmas is the music, there’s no denying that. And if you’re not feeling the festive spirit this year, you soon will be after a sing song!

Hosted by the North Wales Rugby Choir (yes, you read that right!) the event will be held at Penrhyn Castle’s Grand Hall.

The concert is happening on Friday the 2nd of December and you can book tickets online right here. It’s £8 per person, and certainly worth it for an evening of Christmas sing songs amongst a truly festive setting.

7. ELEMIS Christmas Beauty Event

A pile of ELEMIS gift set Christmas presents

Christmas is a time for feeling good and looking good too, which is why we’re proud to present our Christmas Beauty Event at the Spa at Silver Bay.

On the 18th of November, we’ll be opening our spa doors and welcoming both lodge owners and Anglesey locals alike inside. Guests will receive a glass of prosecco and mince pie on arrival, as well as a deluxe hand massage, foot massage or a 10-minute facial – and also have full access to our spa and leisure centre. Please note, however, that this event is now sold out. Keep an eye out for future Spa events by liking us on Facebook!

Silver Bay at Christmas

Ever wanted your own holiday home? Well, you can either ask Santa and hope for the best or you can download our free eBrochure and have a little look yourself.

If you see something you like, you can call Jamie Hughes on 01407 860 111 with any questions or queries, and maybe even book a tour of the site to get a feel for the Silver Bay experience. We’d love to welcome you to our amazing holiday village

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all the latest Silver Bay news.


20/Feb/2018
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It always feels great to give, and the Silver Bay community are some of the most generous people we’ve ever had the pleasure to know. So it really does come as as no surprise that we managed to raise such an astounding amount of money this Summer – £2,000 to be precise – for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute!

Known as the RNLI for short, the charity is one that’s incredibly close to our heart. With our very own private beach, we like to make sure that we support the charity that makes water activities around the UK, and our lodge owners, safe.

RNLI and Silver Bay funraising

Over the summer we organised a range of fundraising activities to raise this fantastic amount. These included our Busy Bayer’s bake sale, an exciting tennis tournament featuring a tuck shop ran by our Busy Bayers, and also a fantastic sand castle competition. Our Spa and Leisure complex also hosted an array of activities that allowed us to achieve such an amazing amount.

Chris Buckley, Operations Manager at Silver Bay explained that, “living and holidaying on Anglesey gives our community at Silver Bay a heightened awareness of the hard work and support of the brave RNLI volunteers. We endeavor to find fundraising opportunities to support the RNLI crews to have the best equipment possible, and this summer was the most fruitful yet!”

General Manager, Jamie Hughes, is also incredibly proud of all the people who donated. “It’s really great to see all ages join in and celebrate such a great cause – many of the owners have boats and enjoy their time at sea safe in the knowledge that the RNLI are active in the area. It’s great to give back, and I can’t wait to continue supporting the RNLI with our future fundraising activities.”

Fundraising on Silver Bay beach

We’d like to thank everyone who donated to the cause and if you missed out, don’t worry. We’ll be hosting even more fundraising opportunities as we head through the last part of 2016.

To find out more about our charity  work at Silver Bay, click here. We’ve also been working hard to make our holiday village as green as possible. Take a look at here to find out more and discover five things that you didn’t know about Silver Bay holiday homes.


20/Feb/2018
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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.


20/Feb/2018
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As we wave a fond farewell to Halloween and Bonfire Night, it’s time to look towards the end of the year. A joyous Christmas and New Year’s Eve are on the cards here at Silver Bay, and we’ll be hosting our annual Christmas and NYE celebrations as well as a range of other festive events to get the Christmas spirit flowing!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christmas and New Year's Eve Party Information

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

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

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

What's on Christmas at Silver Bay Holiday Village, Anglesey

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

20/Feb/2018
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We’ve just waved farewell to the most spooktastic time of year – Halloween! Just like previous years, we held a spine-tingling night to remember at The Deck House for all of our Silver Bayer’s to enjoy.

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

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

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

Range of pictures from the Halloween party

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

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

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

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

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


20/Feb/2018
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Christmas at The Spa at Silver Bay is a magical time of year, and we’re excited to announce that we’re hosting a special Christmas Beauty Event with our partners at ELEMIS on Friday 18th November, 12pm-8pm.

Because you deserve a treat, too…

Christmas Beauty Event

We welcome all beauty and relaxation lovers for a festive afternoon full of pampering and treats, and the experience will include:

  • A glass of tasty prosecco or orange juice and festive mince pie on arrival

  • A choice of either a deluxe hand massage, a deluxe foot massage or a quick fix 10-minute facial to help you switch off from the world

  • Full access to our fantastic leisure facilities which includes our gym, pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi

Tickets are just £5, and they can be redeemed against any ELEMIS gift bundle of your choice or a spa treatment, perfect for after a busy day of Christmas shopping!

If you want to make the run up to Christmas extra special this year then call The Spa at Silver Bay on 01407 862049. You can also email us at spa@silverbay.co.uk to book your tickets.

Spread the word, Christmas is coming!


20/Feb/2018
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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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Our lodge owners and Anglesonians adore visiting The Deck House for a relaxing evening and some scrumptious food, so we thought what better to discuss on our latest blog than the inspiration behind our tantalising menu?

Including a look at the brand new autumn/winter menu, and an interview with our head chef, Lee, you’re sure to have a grumbling stomach by the time you’ve finished reading – you’ve been warned!

The Deck House Interior

We’ve only just launched our autumn/winter menu in the restaurant just last week, and just like our summer offerings, you’ll be pleased to know we’ve used a range of tasty local ingredients to create a range of magnificent dishes.

The Deck House Main Menu

All of our meal options are concocted with love for our products, care for our guests and if we don’t mind saying so ourselves, great cookery talent. However, for the purpose of this blog we’re going to focus in on some of the most popular restaurant orders and where these dishes originate from.

Picture of a table with food in The Deck House

Jones of Holyhead 10oz Sirloin Steak

It takes passion, knowledge and experience to serve the juiciest and most succulent steaks, and at the Deck House, we pride ourselves on serving only the best hand cuts which are seasoned and grilled to perfection.

We love to go local with our dishes, and our 10oz sirloin steak is one of those meals that we’re incredibly proud to present to guests. If you’re unfamiliar with the Anglesey area, Holyhead is a large town situated on our island, and Jones of Holyhead is a butchers that is popular with locals and tourists alike.

Jones’ butchers provide customers with only the finest of British meats, and we take pride in the fact we support local businesses with our own restaurant steak offering. Make sure you opt for the Jones of Holyhead Sirloin Steak if you’re after a scrumptious, meaty meal at The Deck House- and we also recommend you choose to have it medium rare, too!

Jones of Bodedern 12oz Gammon Steak

Gammon isn’t just for Christmas. This wonderfully succulent joint of meat makes a great alternative to a roast and is a definite crowd pleaser at the Deck House. The Jones of Bodedern Gammon dish really is a culinary highlight for fans of this hearty dish.

Overseen by the wonderful Jones of Bodedern, this multi-award winning butchers provides some of the best meat on the island. All the meat is homegrown, so you really know that you’re going to enjoy a true slice of Anglesey produce, and once more, we take great pride in supporting local businesses and using their products to bring our guests something spectacular.

Founded in 1915 by Evan Thomas Jones and his wife Ellen, the business has been in the family ever since – providing tasty meats for local Anglesey residents. We know you’ll love their gammon just as much as we do if you order this off the menu!

The Deck House Ice Cream and Sorbets Menu

As well as using local ingredients to create our satisfying main meals, we also take pride in using them to develop taste-bud tingling desserts, too.

A desert at The Deck House.

One of our standout puddings has to be our delectable collection of ice creams and sorbets. These are locally sourced from Mon Ar Lwy, which translates to Taste of Anglesey –  they really are everything that an ice cream lover could ever ask for.

There are so many beautiful flavours to choose from including some more unusual flavours such as lavender, and also apple and passion fruit. These are matched alongside more the classic flavours including vanilla, strawberry and chocolate.

The Taste of Anglesey is popular with Anglesey residents, and their lovely ice creams are all made on their farm. Truly sensational and yummy – what more could you ask for in an ice cream?

The Deck House Pudding Menu

As well as focusing on local ingredients, we like to emulate a gorgeous homemade style when it comes to our cooking. As you can see, our dessert menu benefits from a homemade hot toffee sauce, as well as a soothingly sweet crumble of the day.

We also enjoy going Welsh where we can, and are always honoured to present our guests with our Welsh-themed cheeseboard.

A chocolate and cream desert in The Deck House

Finally, how could we have a blog about our menus without discussing the favourite pudding of our guests – our chocolate brownie? Anyone who visits The Deck House and orders this delight of a pud is sure to want seconds! If you’ve enjoyed one yourself recently, be sure to take a photograph and share them with us on social media. We’d love to hear your feedback.

An Interview With Our Head Chef

Of course, our restaurant food would be nothing without the culinary experts behind it – so how could we discuss the inspiration behind our menu without mentioning head chef, Lee?

We recently tracked him down in the kitchen and asked him a few questions about the inspiration behind the menu. Here’s what he had to say…

Where does the inspiration for your dishes on The Deck House menu come from?

The Deck House winter menu is inspired by all of the amazing choice of local seasonal ingredients on our doorstep! There are lots of fantastic ingredients in season at the moment and I’ve used them to take traditional and hearty dishes that we all grew up with to the next level! I hope that the new menu fulfils that sense of childhood nostalgia!

It’s clear you pride yourself on working with local ingredients in your dishes, tell us why you’re so passionate about sourcing local produce?

I believe that Anglesey has fish and butchery products which are amongst the best in Great Britain, buying local is the only way to truly know that your ingredients are the freshest possible, and for me, the fresher the ingredients the more outstanding the flavour! We have made amazing relationships with our suppliers, all of which pride themselves on the quality of their produce. I like to know exactly where my ingredients are coming from!

What first sparked your interest in food?

My mother. I used to bake a lot with my mum, we started experimenting with different types of bread and cakes, I enjoyed the process so much that I then started to experiment with recipes of my own.

Have you always wanted to be a chef?

I choose to pursue professional cooking from my secondary school years, however I think I became a chef long before that. I was always watching cooking programmes and I was inspired by the fact that I knew, as a chef, I would never truly stop learning! I really enjoyed my catering classes in high school so I ultimately chose to continue my studies through to college.

If you could provide our lovely readers with one top cooking tip, what would it be?

Top tip for curry and spice lovers! Don’t store your herbs and spices above your cooker or high up where they can become humid! Humidity and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavour! Store them in a cool, dry place.

Which of your creations on the menu do you love the most?

I love one pot wonders! So for me, it’s the curries! I love filling the kitchen with the smell of meaty spices! It’s that time of the year now for everyone to start getting out their slow cookers, they’re perfect for winter curries!

Are there any particular dishes that we can expect to see on The Deck House menu in the upcoming months?

I will be introducing my mother’s famous Lob Scouse recipe which is perfect to warm you up as the nights start drawing in!

Silver Bay Holiday Village and You

You don’t need to be a lodge owner to visit The Deck House, we’re open for anyone and everyone who fancies dabbling in our tasty dishes and relaxed atmosphere.

If you’re intrigued to find out more about Silver Bay Holiday Village, then why not download our free eBrochure? You can also take a look at our amazing luxury lodges and see what the Silver Bay lifestyle is all about.

We hope to see you relaxing and enjoying our wonderful food and drinks in The Deck House in the near future! Remember to share your experiences on social media using #SilverBayDays – we love to see our guests enjoying themselves!