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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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Not only is Anglesey a great island to explore for us humans – it’s also a fabulous place to bring your pet dog, too.

Our golden coastline matched with our green, forest woodlands are the perfect place for paws to trek –  which means that even your dog can take a holiday to Anglesey too.

We welcome dogs onsite here at Silver Bay Holiday Village too, because we know your pet pooches are also a beloved member of your family unit. So if you’re planning on bringing your dog to our holiday park, or are simply popping over to Anglesey for a day visit – this blog is for you.

PS. If you’re looking to find out more about owning a home at our holiday village, view our free eBrochure here.

1. SILVER BAY BEACH

Running wild and free is one of every dog’s favourite pastimes – which is why they love frolicking in the sand at Silver Bay beach!

Our green coast award-winning beach provides a safe haven for your furry one to be let off of the leash and have some much-deserved exercise and fun. And best of all, you can rest assured they’ll be safe here, because our coast is one of the cleanest in the country!

After a run on the beach, why not let them splash in the water or perhaps play a game of catch? There’s plenty of space for your dog to bound without disturbing anyone else enjoying a day out at Silver Bay beach – it’s the perfect solution for dog-loving families looking for an outdoor retreat suitable for everyone in their party.

 

2. HOLYHEAD LAND TRAIN

The dog attractions at Silver Bay aren’t all based outdoors. In fact, the Holyhead Land Train is accessible to all the family and they welcome pet pooches aboard, too!

Perfect for viewing the beautiful Breakwater area (which we’ll also talk about later in this article) the train will take you along a 1 and three quarter mile journey – allowing you to kick back and enjoy the view.

Trips are hourly between 12 and 6pm every day during the school holidays, and it’s also open weekends outside of holiday time too. So if you’re planning on heading over, make sure you put the Holyhead Land Train onto your schedule!

 

3. THE WHITE EAGLE

After all the exploring, you and your loved ones are going to need a bite to eat – and one pub that openly welcomes dogs on the island is The White Eagle.

The establishment is popular with visitors and locals, and from their tasty starters including Baked Camembert to their Pepper Venison Steaks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

To explore more about the pub, head on over to their website here. You can also explore their scrumptious dinner menu online – but we’ll have to warn you, your stomach will be rumbling by the end of it!

4. HOLYHEAD BREAKWATER COUNTRY PARK

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Our nature reserves and woodlands are ideal for families with dogs, but for something a little different we recommend you head on over to Holyhead Breakwater Country Park.

Found next to Holyhead town, the park is on the site of a former quarry and was opened in 1990. Full of trees, rocks and stunning greenery, your dog and your family with love rambling through this lovely park.

Dogs can be let off their leads to explore, just make sure to take extra care to watch out for other wildlife on the way including ducks and horses. And after a wander there’s a lovely cafe where you fill everyone’s boots before exploring a little more.

It’s the 3rd most popular thing to do in Holyhead according to TripAdvisor, so make sure you don’t miss this activity for all the family – whether they’ve got four legs or two!

5. SEACOAST SAFARIS

Why only stick to land when you bring your dog on holiday? Seacoast Safaris permit your four-legged friends on their boats too – making it the perfect afternoon out for everyone.

They invite well-behaved pooches on their Cerismar Two Cruises. You can either head on over to Puffin Island, which, you guessed it, is home to a range of cute, little puffins – or you can choose to explore the magnificent Menai Straits.

Seats should be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment and prices are £9.95 for adults and £7.95 for children. If you have a family of four, you can also purchase a £30 family ticket.

To find out more, visit their website.

 

DOGS ON ANGLESEY

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Wherever you choose to head during your stay on our island, you can rest assured both you and your pet pooch will have a fabulous time! And if you’re looking for more dog-friendly articles, take a look at the suggestions below.

Silver Bay Holiday Village is a holiday park on the isle of Anglesey. You can buy your very own slice of paradise and luxury property, and we also welcome dogs on site!

Find out more here.

If you would like to find out more about our stunning, Anglesey holiday properties, and how you can become an owner, click here and view our eBrochure.


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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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2017 looks set to be a fantastic year on Anglesey. We have a range of events taking place across the island that will entertain and engage all varieties of people, and we’re certain you won’t want to miss them.

From the Anglesey Farmer’s Market through the Ring O’Fire Ultra Marathon, we challenge you to get through this article without becoming incredibly excited!

18TH FEBRUARY – ANGLESEY FARMERS MARKET

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A classic event staple appearing throughout the year on Anglesey is, of course, our darling Farmer’s Market.

Featuring some the best produce on the island, from gooey puddings to fresh Anglesey crab, there’s something suited to every taste.

The farmer’s market takes place on the third Sunday of every month and is hosted at David Hughes School in Menai Bridge. Be sure to fit  it into your Anglesey schedule if the date coincides with your trip.

And if you miss this one, don’t worry. The next events take place on the 18th of March and the 15th of April.

5TH MARCH – THE ISLAND RACE (HALF MARATHON)

If you love both running and the Isle of Anglesey, what better event to take part in during your next break than the great half-marathon – The Island Race.

Lasting around 13 miles, this gruelling challenge describes itself as ‘The UK’s Most Beautiful Half-Marathon’, and is a delight to behold.

Runners will also get a free t-shirt included with the ticket price, which varies between £28-£33, and there will even be races and activities for spectators too.

To find out more, explore their website here. The race starts at 09:00am sharp!

11TH & 18TH APRIL – PLAS NEWYDD’S OPEN AIR THEATRE

Plas Newydd is one of the most popular, picturesque stately home and gardens on Anglesey, and this April, they will be hosting an open air theatre in their stunning gardens.

Perfect for all the family, the performances will be interactive and will require a small amount of walking – perfect for entertaining your children and sparking their imaginations. The story will see you and your little ones following Wenna with her wheelbarrow as she discovers all the secrets of Plas Newydd’s horticulture.

Each performance will be around 25 minutes in total, and there’s no need to book. Starting at 11am and finishing at 4pm, it’s the ideal 2017 event for a fun-filled afternoon.

To find out more you can contact the National Trust property on 01248 714795.

20TH-21ST MAY – VINTAGE RALLY ANGLESEY SHOWGROUND

Vintage motors and entertainment galore, the Vintage Rally at Anglesey Showground is a magnificent family event appearing on the island in May.

Run by the Anglesey Vintage Equipment Society, which is filled with volunteers, the society aims to promote the importance of preserving old machinery.

You can expect to see a wide variety of equipment including steam engines and vintage cars, and with tickets free for children up to the age of 12, £1 for those between 12 and 16 and £8 for adults, what’s not to love?

15TH-16TH OF AUGUST – ANGLESEY COUNTY SHOW

A staple in the Anglesey events calendar, the Anglesey Show is back for 2017.

Visitors will get a good look at handsome livestock, enjoy tasty treats in the food hall and also whittle away the hours in the shopping and exhibition pavilion.

Sister to the annual Anglesey Winter Show, the event will be held at the Mona Showground and promises to be a great event.

Tickets cost just £14 per adult, £4.60 per child – and you can snag a family ticket for £35 if there’s four of you! They can be purchased online here.

1ST-3RD SEPTEMBER – RING O’ FIRE ULTRA MARATHON

If you thought a half-marathon was challenging, then you haven’t seen anything yet. The Ring O’Fire Ultra Marathon is one of our islands most gruelling tests of stamina and determination, and sports enthusiasts will love it.

This coastal run covers 135 mile in three days, and runners get the chance to see everything from our glorious sea views through to the magnificent Snowdonia mountains.

2017 will be the 6th anniversary of the race, and you can sign up for the event right here.

WHAT’S ON ON ANGLESEY

We hope you’ve found something on this list that’s tickled your fancy. There are many great events, some of which will even be held at our very own holiday park, so keep checking back for all things Anglesey!

You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest Anglesey holiday tips.

And that’s not all. If you fancy owning a slice of your very own paradise on our magnificent island then get in touch today on 01407 860 860. You can also view our free eBrochure here.


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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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Christmas was well and truly welcomed in at Silver Bay on the last weekend of November as we celebrated our annual Christmas party!

From festive games to fantastic dancing, and even a visit from the big man himself, Father Christmas, the festive mood was contagious. Everyone had a wonderful night creating perfect, Christmas memories that they’ll remember for a long time.

Father Christmas in The Deck House at Silver Bay Holiday Village

As usual, we’ve gathered some images from the night together in one place for you to peruse at your leisure.

Christmas is such a special time because it’s about coming together, spreading the love and appreciating one another’s company. So it really was magnificent to see our lodge owners gathering around and having festive fun with one another!

Two lodge owners enjoying a drink at The Deck House Christmas Party

We’ve got a lovely collection of images below for you, and make sure you share your own snaps on with us social if you managed to take capture any special moments.

Elf at the Christmas Party

New Year’s Eve 2016/2017

We’re now directing our attention towards the NYE extravaganza we have planned on the 31st of December. This year, we’ll be celebrating with a Great Gatsby 1920’s theme, and we’ll also be welcoming back the ever-popular Runaway Babies tribute band!

All of this will be rounded off with a stunning themed menu and lots of fizz. To secure tickets, call us on 01407 860 860. Prices are £25 per adult and £10 per child. Under 3’s go free.


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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!


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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

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