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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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We’re just over a week away from the May half term and that can only mean one thing – we have lots of fun activities planned to keep the whole family entertained. Take a look at the timetable below and keep reading for more information plus an update on the latest news from Silver Bay Holiday Village.

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May half term activities

This month we’re welcoming the bees back! We’ve decided not to move the hives so they return to familiar surroundings. Jonathan will be running ‘Meet the Bees’ sessions as well as planting bee-friendly flowers to enhance their environment. Please remember to only visit the hives when Jonathan is present.

Luke’s football sessions proved to be a huge hit in the Easter holidays so we’re bringing them back for the May half term, along with a multi-sports session. Both will be held in the new Multi Use Games Area and will be available to anyone aged six and above.

Also this half term we have Andy from B-Active running a three day kayaking course for anyone aged 10 and over. The course will aim to teach the core skills needed for safe kayaking finished off with a kayak trip along the coastline.

Planning on getting out in your boat this half term? We’ll be receiving a visit from the lifeboat crew at RNLI on Sunday 27th May to carry out life jacket checks and chat to you regarding safe boating.

Booking is essential for many of our half term activities and this time we’re making it easier and more convenient with our new online booking system. Activities will be released 24 hours in advance with sessions for the following day released at 10am every morning. This new system will allow you to book and pay for your activities as well as amend and cancel them, all from the comfort of your holiday lodge. You can find our online booking system here.

The Deck House news

Plastic straws take up to 200 years to decompose and around 100,000 marine animals die every year from ingesting plastic. That’s why we’re joining the #refusethestraw initiative and will no longer be serving drinks with plastic straws. However, if you still require a straw we will be happy to provide you with a paper one.

The Deck House will also now be serving low fat/low sugar drinks as standard; if you wish to have the full fat alternative, please request this when ordering your drinks.

Join us on Sunday 27th May for another of our famous roast carveries, make sure to book in advance by calling a member of our friendly staff on 01407 862046. After you’ve enjoyed our delicious carvery, why not stick around for the return of Kiani, the ever-popular acoustic guitarist and singer, who’ll be joining us at 9pm.

Spa and beauty offers

Get your skin summer ready with our exclusive owner’s beauty event on Friday 1st June and sample our brand new treatment, the geneO+ 4-in-1 Super Facial. Join us for refreshments on arrival and a chance to sample the treatment with an Advanced Aesthetics representative on hand to answer all your questions. To book please contact the spa and leisure team on 01407 862049.

We look forward to seeing you all here in the May half term and we’re already planning for summer, make sure to keep the 21st July free for the next Owner’s Summer Party!


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Over the next couple of months we are welcoming a brand new football pitch together with a multi use games area (MUGA) to provide all of our owners the perfect space to have fun and play a multitude of sports.

The new football pitch (turf being laid as we speak) will be situated on the field behind the spa and will be accessed by a new path. Whether it’s a large group or just a couple of friends having a kickabout, the new pitch will offer a great space for the whole family to enjoy. The backdrop of the Llyn Peninsula will make this a stunning area to enjoy a little exercise and competition!

The tennis court is also currently being transformed into a MUGA, meaning the court will be multifunctional – great to play tennis as well as a variety of other sports including football, netball and basketball.

We’ll make sure to keep you updated on the progress and will follow up with photos of the new pitch and MUGA when they are ready. Keep an eye out on our blog, as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for any updates.


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Journey to Spain this summer without the queues and exhaustion of flying because Silver Bay is bringing Spain to you! Last week we launched our new tapas menu at The Deck House so you, your family and friends can now experience the Spanish way of dining while enjoying the views of Silver Bay. Does this tickle your tastebuds? Then keep reading to find out more.

As we’re by the sea it’s fitting that we offer some seafood options. Go for something spicy with the chilli and lime squid with garlic aioli dip or why not try something a bit different with the fennel, peppercorn and garlic king prawn mango shooters?

If you fancy something a bit meatier then maybe the bacon and halloumi bites with a chilli and bacon jam could be the ones for you, or we also have chicken, olive and sundried tomato meatballs with a wild garlic dip. Tapas wouldn’t be complete with some chorizo so we have two different dishes to choose from, including sautéed chorizo in a deep red wine, honey, garlic and sesame glaze or patatas bravas with chorizo and a chilli, tomato, garlic and paprika sauce.

We’ve also got some veggie dishes to perfectly complement the meat and fish, including cauliflower cheese and jalapeno croquettes served with a sweet chilli dip or our Canarian potatoes. For those of you new to Canarian potatoes, also known as “wrinkly potatoes”, they’re small, salted potatoes boiled and served with mojo rojo sauce.

To make the most of this amazing selection of dishes we’ve got a great offer for you: buy five tapas plates and we’ll give you a dish of Canarian potatoes, mojo rojo style, on the house! We’ve also got more exciting developments coming to The Deck House, make sure to keep an eye out for more blogs in the coming weeks.

To book a table at The Deck House, call a member of our friendly team on 01407 862 046.


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The Easter holidays may almost be over but we’re still feeling in that holiday mood from the success of our Easter activities. We want to thank everyone that visited Silver Bay during the holidays, it wouldn’t have been the same without you!

From scuba diving and lifeguarding to football and pilates, and not forgetting a whole selection of arts and crafts activities for the Busy Bayers, there really was something for everyone to enjoy over the holidays.

This year we changed things up slightly for the Silver Bay Easter egg hunt with people of all ages searching every nook and cranny of the park for codes to solve the final puzzle; it was great to see friends and families working together to find the codes and earn their Easter eggs.

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After working up an appetite at the Easter egg hunt we served up a carvery with a selection of different meats and all the trimmings. We received some great feedback on the carvery and will be doing it again soon, keep an eye on our Facebook page for any updates.

 

Halfway through the holidays we welcomed prospective lodge owners to our Easter Open Day to experience Silver Bay for themselves, including our luxury lodges, facilities and beach. We hope to open our gates again soon so make sure to keep an eye out for our next email invite.

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Do you feel like you need some extra rest and relaxation after the Easter holidays? Why not take advantage of our Spa Treatment of the Month? This month we’re offering ELEMIS Intensely Cleansing Salt Scrub for just £25. Call the spa on 01407 862049 to book.

We may be entering the final few days of our Easter activities but it won’t be long until the May half term where we’ll have a whole host of activities to keep the family occupied; look out for our activity newsletter, coming soon. If you’d like to find out more about how to become a lodge owner at Silver Bay or would like to arrange a visit you can request a callback from a member of our friendly team or view our online brochure.


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It’s that time of the year again, spring has sprung and Easter is just round the corner!

We have three action-packed weeks of Easter activities planned for the whole family to enjoy, so if you’re still deciding on when to visit Silver Bay then this could be the perfect way to help you decide.

Don’t forget to get your baskets at the ready and keep your eyes peeled for the Silver Bay Easter Egg Hunt, taking place at 10:30am on Sunday 1st April!

You can view the full timetable below and make sure to keep reading for a week-by-week breakdown of all the activities we have planned.

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Saturday 24th – Friday 30th March

For those looking for a relaxing morning in the pool we have the Adult Only Swim 9:30am – 10:30am every day for the next three weeks. For something a bit more active there’s the Rookie Lifeguards course on Monday, Scuba Diving on the Tuesday and Water Polo on the Thursday.

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In the Studio and Gym we have a range of Supervised Activities for 7-11 year olds and Supervised Gym sessions for 12-16 year olds throughout the week. We also have multiple Spinning, Pilates and H.I.I.T sessions giving you a range of different options to get that perfect workout. If that doesn’t take your fancy then why not have a kickabout with Football Fun on Wednesday and Friday.

Not to forget those Busy Bayers! Keep the little ones occupied with a range of arts and crafts activities taking place all week; from Candle Creations to Make Your Own Puppet Pal we’re sure there’s something to engage their creativity. On Good Friday we’re devoting the day to all things Easter, including Papier Mache, Pottery Painting and Easter Cards.

Saturday 31st March – Friday 6th April

The Easter crafts don’t stop there! From Saturday through to Monday we have more activities to keep your Busy Bayers in the Easter mood, from baking and sewing to making your own Easter baskets and bonnets.

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Didn’t get chance to take part in one of our pool courses? Don’t worry! We’re running some more Rookie Lifeguards, Scuba Diving and Water Polo sessions this week, with an additional Water Polo session on the Friday as well as the Wednesday.

Saturday 7th – Saturday 14th April

In the final week we still have an array of activities available in the pool, studio and gym as well as many more activities for the Busy Bayers, including Junk Modelling, Jewellery Making and Sand Art.

Please remember that all sessions have limited places so make sure to book in advance by calling the spa on 01407 862049.

Does this sound like something you and your family would like to take part in? Take a look at how to become a lodge owner in our brochure or why not pop along to our next open day, taking place on Sunday 8th April.

 


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If you’re looking for the perfect place to catch the stars then you’re in luck! Anglesey offers some of the most beautiful and remote locations for stargazing. For those who are new to it, we’ve put together some recommendations to help you get the most out of your experience.

What are the best locations for stargazing?

The most important thing to consider when looking for your stargazing spot is light. All you need for a clear view of the night sky is a location without light pollution, so make sure to get as far away from artificial light as possible.

When’s the best time to stargaze?

The best time of year to stargaze is autumn, winter and spring; you can still stargaze in summer but there aren’t as many opportunities. If you want to see the Milky Way you’ll need to make sure there isn’t a full moon by checking the new moon times; the best time to go is just before, during and soon after each new moon.

What equipment do I need?

First of all, make sure to wrap up warm when stargazing, even in summer, as it can get chilly at night. It might also be a good idea to bring refreshments, such as a flask of tea or coffee, to keep your spirits up.

Once you’re warm and toasty, make sure you have something to sit on, such as a deck chair, so you don’t end up straining your neck.

A simple stargazing session needs no equipment at all, but if you have some binoculars or a telescope they’re definitely worth taking so you can see even more. If you’re not an experienced observer then it would also be a good idea to take a star chart or book so you know what you’re looking at.

 

We hope this gives you enough information and would love to see your photos, make sure to share them and tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

We’re also expecting a photographer to take some photos of the Milky Way from Silver Bay beach in the next couple of weeks and will be sure to share the photos with you all.

 

Happy stargazing!


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Stunning New Lodge Development

Looking for a luxury holiday lodge in Anglesey with a sea view? Then look no further! This year Silver Bay will be welcoming a new lodge development to the holiday park, Bay View. Situated on the outskirts of the park, Bay View will provide the perfect spot to take in those breathtaking views of the bay and Snowdonia beyond.

What kind of lodge can I buy on Bay View?

Bay View will consist of 25 stunning new lodges set out in two crescents of six and a front row of 13. The new lodge development will be fully landscaped and each lodge will have a hard standing parking area and extensive UPVC decking with glazed viewing panels. One of the luxury lodges available to buy on Bay View will be The Hampton from Prestige Park & Leisure Homes, a sophisticated and cleverly-designed lodge.

The Hampton has some classic architectural design features, such as timber paneling, high-pitched ceilings, exposed beams and timber floors, as well as a neutral, ocean-inspired colour scheme and natural materials. Why not take a look for yourself?

As well as the stunning interior, the new development of lodges will also feature six sectioned bi-fold doors so you can really take in that view of the sea and mountain range. 

We’ll release more information as we near completion of the Bay View new lodge development so make sure to keep an eye out on our blog page and Twitter feed.

How do I become a lodge owner at Silver Bay?

Interested in owning a lodge on Bay View? Or maybe you’d like to experience Silver Bay for yourself? What better way to do so than coming along to our next open day. We’ll be opening the gates on Sunday 3rd June between 12pm and 4pm for you to explore the park, the new lodge development and view our magnificent lodges. There’ll also be fizz and nibbles to enjoy as well as an opportunity to take a look at the facilities and amenities Silver Bay has to offer.

Want to find out more about Bay View or our upcoming open day? You can give us a call on 01407 860860 or request a callback and a member of our friendly team will be in touch.

 


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February Half Term 

January is over – FINALLY we hear you say! From the 12th of February to the 24th, Silver Bay has a whole range of action-packed activities for you and the whole family to make your February Half Term one you’ll never forget.

PARENTAL WARNING: A laughter-filled and fun-ensured stay guaranteed! Take a look at our newsletter below for even more information.

Pancakes, romance, and a whole load of fun!

Shrove Tuesday has créped up on us, and it can only mean one thing: PANCAKES! Don’t worry about perfecting the dreaded pancake flip, down at The Deck House our amazing chefs will be cooking up a storm on the 13th of February. We’re offering both traditional crépes and fluffy American-style pancakes with a whole range of delicious toppings.

We’re always feeling loved up on Valentine’s Day. Check out our amazing Valentine’s Spa Offer: 30% off our couples’ ELEMIS full body massage OR an ELEMIS facial. An amazing gift for your partner for optimum relaxation. Alongside of this, we also have our fabulous Valentine’s Day Special on Wednesday 14th of February down at The Deck House. Enjoy a beautiful three-course meal with your loved ones. There’s romance in the air!

Busy Bayers

The fun continues straight into 2018 with a whole host of activities for your Busy Bayers this half term.

Whether you have the next Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood or Anna Wintour in the family, there’s something to keep them entertained at Silver Bay. We have messy fun in the name of biscuit baking, where they’ll be able to add extra sweetness by using the honey from our resident bees. You won’t BEE-lieve the fun the kids will have on a Saturday morning!

And for your fashionistas, we have hair braids and tattoos as well as a face and nail painting session. Who said February couldn’t look fabulous?

Witness the Fitness

For those of you who are sticking to their New Year resolutions and keeping fit in February, on Monday 12th February we open our pool doors at 9:30 am for adults-only, so you can enjoy swimming the lanes in peace and quiet.

If peace and quiet isn’t your thing we have a BRAND NEW exercise class, Splash! which is ideal for working up a sweat as well as having fun with all the family. Please call our Spa and Leisure Complex at 01407 862049 to book your place.

We’re also bringing back some all-time favourite fitness classes such as H.I.I.T and Pilates – hustle for that muscle by strengthening your core and mind.

Easter 2017

When one Half Term closes its doors, another is soon to open… We’re looking forward to the Easter break when we’ll get the chance to relive the fun all over again.

If you think your family or friends would love a holiday home at Silver Bay, don’t forget to let them know they can download our brochure or contact us and book a site visit.