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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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25/May/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.


25/May/2018
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A huge Silver Bay thank you to all of our owners for a wonderful summer. It was fantastic to see so many of you enjoying the activities and events over the holidays. The Silver Bay team (and we hope you as well!) made some incredible summer memories including amazing dancing at the Summer Party, Mr Booth & Mr Wright we were watching you! Take a read of our latest newsletter and transport yourself back to summer at Silver Bay. There’s also some important dates for your diary so make sure you take note!

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

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

Silver Bay Holiday Village Summer Days photography

Silver Bay Summer Photography 2016

 

 


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We love hosting Bank Holiday events for our residents here at Silver Bay, and we’re proud to announce we’ve got lots of fantastic things planned for 2016!

On Sunday 28th of August, we will be launching our annual Sandcastle Building Competition. The judges will be gathering at 03:30pm – so make sure you’ve finished your sandy masterpiece by then.

Silver Bay Holiday Village Summer Events Calendar 2016After the Sandcastle competition, we’re hosting the Silver Bay version of ‘Tough Mudder’ with our Beach Mudder race! The obstacle course will be on the beach and takes place between 4 and 6pm. We hope to see you there with your little ones ready to race and enjoy an exciting afternoon.

Finally, on the 27th of August, we will be hosting our Owner’s Tennis competition too. We hope you’ve been practicing on the courts and taking notes from Wimbledon. It’s time to take on your neighbours and see if you can be crowned Silver Bay tennis champion!

If you would like any more information about any of the events, then please contact the Spa on 01407 860 860. Our staff will be happy to help with any questions or queries you may have.


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Every time the schools are off, we make a big effort to ensure that you and your little ones have plenty of exciting activities to keep you busy on your Silver Bay holiday.

Below you can find the latest timetable – and we’re sure you’ll be ready for your summer holiday in no time!

Our annual Sandcastle competition is back – which is a firm popular activity for residents, and we also have an annual tennis competition, small boat fishing competition and the “Beach Mudder” obstacle race.

We can’t wait to get started!

silver bay holiday village anglesey summer schedule

If you have any questions or queries, be sure to give us a call on 01407 862 049 – also remember to book any sessions marked with a * at the spa to avoid any disappointment!

Could you see you and your family spending this summer, and many more to come, at Silver Bay Holiday Village? If so, why not request a callback? Someone will be in touch shortly!


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2015 certainly went out with a bang at Silver Bay, and our residents came together for a NYE party to remember!

Alongside the Hollywood theme, guests had the option of dressing up (which we were glad to see some people did!), and everyone enjoyed drinks, food and a party that attendees of all ages thoroughly enjoyed.

Take a look at the video montage below.

If you’re interested in becoming a Silver Bay resident and attending our parties be sure to give us a call on 01407 860 111. You can also explore our beautiful holiday lodges here.


25/May/2018
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Christmas day is the event we spend most of December planning. Whether it’s organising presents or planning what we need to buy for the gorgeous Christmas roast, we often have little time to think about anything else.

But what about New Year’s Eve?

This magical party night certainly ensures that everyone leaves with a sense of optimism by the fresh start offered by the New Year.

So with that in mind, we’ve put together and exciting list of everything you need to do to ensure you have the best New Year’s Eve ever in your luxury lodge here at Silver Bay – and also so that you can welcome 2016 with open, happy arms.

 

1. Dress up

Everyone loves donning their glad rags, and we’re no different here at Silver Bay. New Year’s Eve is a great chance to bring in 2016 looking and feeling your best, so invest in that extra special dress or suit and ensure you have a lovely night!

 

2. Have your own pre-party in your luxury lodge

Whether you’re planning on going to the annual Silver Bay New Year’s eve party, or perhaps have to stay back at the holiday lodge with very young children, a pre-party can be a great way to celebrate the New Year without having to stay up extra late.

Invest in party poppers, put out a few nibbles and get the music flowing. New Year’s Eve can be celebrated before midnight if you’d like – it’s up to you!

 

3. Attend Silver Bay’s New Year’s Eve Party

Every year we host our annual Silver Bay New Year’s Eve Party – and this year is no different! Come together with the other Silver Bay residents as we throw a party to remember once more.

The best thing about our event is that we ensure the kids are also entertained. This frees you up to relax too, and ensures everyone in your party has an exciting New Year’s Eve.

We certainly hope we’ll be seeing you there!

 

4. Come up with some party games

When you’re all gathered around the table with drinks and nibbles in hand, it can be a great idea to come up with your own party games.

Card games are something everyone can enjoy. Everything from Gin Rummy through to a simple game of snap are great games that will keep all the family entertained.

If you don’t have any cards, then a simple piece of paper and pen can help create a great game of Who Am I? All you need to do is get everyone person in your group to write down a name of a famous person, and then pass this name to the person next to them. You have to then stick it on your head and guess who you are by taking it in turns asking yes and no questions.

It’s hours of fun!

5. Pace yourself

If you are drinking then it’s also worth making sure you get plenty of water in your system too! The last thing you want is to miss the New Year countdown because you fell asleep before it happened! Take it slow and and pace yourself to ensure you have the best evening possible.

 

6. Get all the family together for the big countdown

One of the best parts of New Year’s Eve is, of course, the final countdown to the New Year’s Day. Having all the family round is a key part of this because of course everyone shares hugs and wishes everyone the best.

When the clock hits midnight, pop on Auld Lang Syne, hold hands and sing along together. It’s one of those extra special moments when you get to really show your loved ones how much you appreciate them, and the usually show it in return, so don’t miss out.

 

New Year’s Eve 2015/2016 at Silver Bay

We had an amazing New Year’s Eve at Silver Bay this year, and we have some wonderful images to match too!

Everyone had a fantastic evening, and our Hollywood fancy dress theme was certainly a success!

We can’t wait for the next Silver Bay party that will see our residents come together for a smashingly good time – and we hope to see you there too!

Investing in a UK holiday home can be a great way to start 2016 with a bang. Feel free to explore our bespoke lodges that are sure to impress, and give our friendly team a call if you have any questions or queries.

You can catch us on 01407 860 111 or if you’d like to request a free e-brochure be sure to fill in your details here.