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We’re keen bloggers here at Silver Bay Holiday Village and we love nothing more than giving our luxury lodge owners and friends an insight into life at our holiday resort on Anglesey. With our weekly blog, we like to update you on key topics that make us and our lodge owners tick. From things to do to the best restaurants to visit (including The Deck House, of course!) you’ll have plenty of reading material to help you plan your next Anglesey break.

We also post about upcoming events on site including everything from beauty events to annual parties, so if you want to keep ahead of the game and make sure you get tickets, keep checking back!

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The weather on our island follows the path of quintessential British seasons. From the long, warm summers to snow coated winters, each season brings something new and fresh to the table – and we adore them all.

Below we’ve outlined the average temperatures you can expect during your holidays on the island, as well as some stunning photography captured during the seasons we love the most. We even discuss the wildlife that thrives, as well as the best seasonal events to mark on your calendar!

SPRING ON ANGLESEY

Spring is the beginning of something special, the time for fresh starts and beautiful, blooming flowers. Moreover, on Anglesey, our island is transformed into a natural paradise. Animals appear from their winter burrows, and the sense of new life and beginnings is everywhere you look.

Stretching between March, April and May, the temperature highs reach between 8, 11 and 13 degrees Celsius – perfect conditions for stepping outdoors and exploring the beautiful nature right on our doorstep. Daffodils will be blooming across the island during this time of year, as will breath-taking, brightly coloured tulips.

Spring also sees some magnificent events on the Isle. This year Mother’s Day will be falling on March 26th, and we’ll even be hosting a special Mother’s Day lunch at The Deck House.

Water wildlife is thriving in spring, and visitors to the island can expect to see dragonflies and butterflies fluttering across the picturesque, spring sky. Nesting colonies also appear on the coast of Anglesey, and are the perfect spot to witness a wide range of marine birds.

As far as springtime events on the island go, we welcome back the Farmer’s Market down by Menai Bridge on the third Sunday of every month. The Vintage Rally at the Anglesey Showground will also be coming back on the 20th-21st of May, so why not witness the rare and vintage motors under the glow of the spring sunshine?

 

SUMMER ON ANGLESEY

As the temperature rises and the days draw out longer, when summer arrives on the island, you can’t help but feel e Between June and August, visitors flock to Anglesey to make the most of our award-winning coastlines, and it’s the perfect opportunity to dive into new experiences on the sunny Isle.

As roses and wildflower meadows bloom across local gardens and heritage sites, and right here at Silver Bay, summer is when the most magical memories of the year are created.

Temperatures reach highs between 15 and 17 degrees coupled with the famous Anglesey island breeze. If you’re a water baby, you’ll discover an Anglesey summer is perfect for spending the day by (and in!) the ocean.

Dolphins appear on our coast in both spring and summer, and you can see them from the coast or take a lovely boat trip. One of the most popular providers of these trips are Seacoast Safaris, and although dolphin sightings can’t be promised, you’ll definitely be able to see some puffins over on Puffin Island.

As usual, we’ll be hosting our annual Summer Party here at Silver Bay Holiday Village, exclusive to holiday home owners. We’ll also be launching our Tough Beacher competition, our play on the ‘Tough Mudder’ races, as well as reopening our ‘Snack Shack’ down by the beach.

When exploring the island, summer activities to note include the ever-popular Anglesey County Show between the 15th and 16th of August which will feature a range of places to shop and view some of the finest livestock around. Also taking place is The Great Strait Raft Run on the 3rd and 4th of June, which is a rafting event held between the slade port of Felinheli and the Menai Bridge designed to raise money for charity.

 

AUTUMN ON ANGLESEY

When the air has a little bite and the wind whirls across an abundance of reds and golds, you know autumn has arrived. The sun settles lower in the sky casting a hazy glow over the island, we welcome the autumnal months with open arms onto Anglesey.

It’s such a special time of year for whimsical rambles through one of our many nature reserves, and it’s also a fantastic time of year to experience some of the most picturesque views as the island takes on a new, rustic look.

Red squirrels appear during these months, spreading from September to November, and temperatures start to drop again, reaching highs of only 13 and 10 degrees celsius.

Salmon also flourish during this time of year, and many can be seen jumping out of rivers all over Wales – and the Menai Straits are a good spot for salmon fishing. Seals can also be seen on the coast, so make sure you cast a watchful eye while on your coastal walks.

If you’re hoping to spot some beautiful flowers during autumn on the island, you’re in for a treat. Look out for some beautiful Dahlias – Anglesey Abbey tends to be full of these striking and colourful plants.

Yet perhaps one of the most spectacular sights are the amber, yellow and crimson leaves as they drift towards the ground, providing the forests and woodlands with a rich carpet of colour. Make sure you explore our woods on site and across the island and enjoy a shuffle over the crunching leaves – childhood nostalgia at its finest.

In early autumn, one of the island’s most famous marathons, The Ring o’ Fire will be taking place between the 1st and 3rd of September, making the most of the last of the summer sunshine. We’ll also be hosting our Halloween party at The Deck House yet again, so make sure you practice your pumpkin carving and pick out the spookiest outfit you can find!

 

WINTER ON ANGLESEY

The final, and perhaps one of the most beautiful seasons on the island – winter is not one to be missed.

Stretching between December and February, a chill settles into the air with temperatures reaching to a maximum of 7-8 degrees celsius. And when the skies are blue, but the cold is bracing, it can be one of the most refreshing times to explore the island – especially if you fancy heading to the coast and breathing away those winter cobwebs!

Stunning seabirds migrate during this period on the island, so watch out for them painting the sky with their beautiful formations. Porpoises can also sometimes be seen, having a year-round presence along the Welsh coast.

Flowers, snowdrops and winter aconites flourish during the colder months. As the trees grow bare these plants breath a sense of new beginnings yet to come, creating a very beautiful sight indeed – perfect for professional and amateur photographers alike.

Anglesey is always full to the brim with Christmas events during this time of year. From our Christmas and NYE parties at The Deck House to the Plas Newydd Christmas Fair and Beaumaris Victorian Christmas Markets – it’s a magnificent time to take a trip to our island and immerse yourself in your very own magical, winter escape.

 

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26/May/2018
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There’s something quite magical and beautiful about this time of year. The sounds, the smells, the long, invigorating walks through fallen leaves and, of course, the colour.

It’s the perfect time to explore the outdoors. Walks on Anglesey are a treat of autumnal colour and the sea is also at its warmest, and if you’re lucky, the Indian summer sunshine will keep you warm during daylight hours.

In our latest blog, we explore the wonders of autumnal nature on Anglesey and have some activity ideas to keep your little ones happy and busy during the October half-term.

 

Anglesey’s Autumn Wildlife

With the arrival of autumn comes a very special time for one of the local’s favourite animals – the seal! Seal pups are born in autumn, and they will be in various locations across the island. Be sure to keep an eye out for some if you decide to head out on an autumnal coastal walk. We’d love to see some pictures if you manage to snap any!

You’ll also be able to see both Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises if you head on over to the North Coast of the island.

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Hedgehogs are another animal who loves to venture out during this spectacular time of year. They’re most often found in the woodlands and avoid very wet areas. If you head to the woods, also be on alert for red squirrels who love frolicking in the crisp leaves during this season. Tip: to catch some red squirrels in action, try the National Trust gardens at Plas Newydd.

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In terms of birds, you can expect to find the likes of Great White Egrets, Little Stints, Curlew Sandpipers, Yellow-Browed Warblers, Osprey and Wryneck – which have all been recently spotted on the island. Get out those binoculars and go exploring to see what you can uncover.

 

Anglesey Autumn Nature

When the leaves turn from a vivid green to vibrant orange, yellows and browns, nature on Anglesey really is spectacular. Hawthorn berries are about, and these make great foods for birds if you want to make sure they get enough to eat now that the weather’s cooling!

Also remember to keep an eye out for the Anglesey plants that we’re famous for including Black Bog-Rush, the Common Reed, Great Fen Sedge and Fen Pondweed.

We love our nature on the island, and we just know you’ll love it too if you visit during the autumn months.

 

Anglesey Autumn Kids’ Activities

Autumn is a great time to have some fun with the children, and there are some lovely autumn themed activities that you can partake in whilst staying in your lodge at Silver Bay.

Below we’ve gathered a few ideas to leave you feeling inspired – and they’re all easy to do.

 

Autumn Baking

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With all the lovely autumnal foods feeding through into our diets, it could be time to partake in some autumn baking! Favourites at this time of year include sticky toffee pudding, gingerbread biscuits and also pumpkin pies and cupcakes. Why not see what recipes you can find online on the BBC Good Food website? They have a great range available, so we’re certain you’ll find something tasty for you and your little ones to create together.

 

Autumn Walks

There are plenty of wonderful walking areas all around Silver Bay that make for the most wonderful autumnal strolls. If you head out around the site you’ll be able to see some wonderful sights such as the photographs below taken by one of our lovely, talented residents!

Autumn view on Anglesey

Beautiful flowers and sunset on Anglesey

These photos are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to natural autumn beauty on and around Silver Bay – so we recommend you go and explore yourself. And don’t forget to take your camera!

 

Autumn Playdough

Did you know that it’s really easy to make your own playdough at home? And now that it’s autumn, why not fill your playdough collection with autumnal colours of orange, golden yellow and soothing browns?

Take a look at this recipe right here on AllRecipes.co.uk. All you need is 250g of flour, 50g of salt, 140ml of water and 1 – 2 tablespoons of cooking oil. Then you can add whatever colours you fancy into the mix for an autumnal playdough extravaganza!

 

Create Halloween Decorations

Halloween becomes more popular with each passing year – so why not go all out for 2016 and decorate your luxury lodge with some spooktacular decorations?

Whether you encourage your little ones to create Halloween themed pictures or create bunting out of orange card (cut into pumpkin shapes, of course!) and string – it’s incredibly easy to decorate for Halloween.

And don’t forget to pick up some pumpkins for carving. If you worry about your little one’s fingers when it comes to carving, why not get them to draw onto the pumpkins with markers and then cut them out yourself? There’s also a fantastic Silver Bay pumpkin competition running at the Halloween party, so be sure to bring your best carving efforts along for a chance to win.

 

Autumn On Silver Bay

If you’d like to spend the autumn relaxing at Silver Bay, why not see what lovely lodges we have for sale? Explore our luxury lodge page or download our free eBrochure here.

Any questions or queries? Give us a call on 01407 860 111. And if you’re looking for anymore autumn pass-time ideas, why not check out our spooky, Halloween themed blog?


26/May/2018
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Now summer has finally packed its bags and moved on, we’re looking forward to one of our favourite seasons here at Silver Bay – the wonderful Anglesey autumn.

A season brimming with home comforts and some of the most beautiful scenery to grace our shores all year round, autumn can be the perfect time to get away with the family.

If you’re considering packing up and heading to our wonderful haven during this time, then why not take a look below and discover some exciting tips about how to make the most of your break?

Anglesey Walks

Here at Anglesey, we’re proud of our nature – and what better way to become more acquainted with this than a lovely, autumn walk?

Wrap up warm and wander through the likes of the ever popular Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens (which are only open in October on Sundays and Wednesdays), or perhaps venture to the Holyhead Breakwater Country Park and experience some of the most amazing views you’ll find in Anglesey. You’ll need your camera for this one, trust us.

Grabbing a tasty warm drink and padding through the orange and red leaves of the season really makes for an extra special afternoon – so don’t miss out.

Visit the Wonderful Anglesey Beaches

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When people think of the beach, they usually see visions of beautiful sun-laden shores and ice creams – but have you ever tried visiting the beach during the autumn time?

The crisp air and enticing sands make for a great place to relax and clear your mind no matter what time of year it is. If you’re coming to Anglesey to escape your fast-paced, everyday life, you won’t go far wrong with an out-of-season visit to the beach.

There are a few local ones that make for excellent attractions during this time of year, but we simply must recommend heading to our very own private Silver Bay beach whilst you’re in the area. Why drive when you have access to such awe-inspiring scenery right on your doorstep?

Celebrate Halloween in Anglesey

With autumn comes a range of celebrations, and Halloween is fast becoming a tradition appreciated by many in the UK.

Why not consider some spooky events whilst you’re visiting Anglesey? Plas Newydd is a beautiful country manner complete with gardens, but for Halloween it’s transformed into a spooktacular venue which promises a great night full of scary tales and pirates!

But most importantly, we too offer a Halloween party for all to attend in our bistro, They Hay House. So grab the family, get dressed up and enjoy a night of great fun.

Visit The Spa at Silver Bay

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If you don’t feel like heading outdoors during the autumn season, then why not keep cosy indoors? In fact, we’d say autumn is the perfect season to head to the spa and make the most of this time to relax.

At our very own spa facilities in Silver Bay, we have a range of activities to indulge in. As well as two pools, we also have a jet spa, sauna, steam room, and a jacuzzi for you to unwind in too.

But it doesn’t end there – we also have a gym and a selection of excellent spa treatments available that can be enjoyed on your own, or with a partner if you’re feeling romantic.

We know how to pamper our guests at The Spa, so why not have a bit of ‘you time.’

Enjoy an Anglesey Cream Tea

The traditional cream tea has enjoyed somewhat of a revival in recent years, and Anglesey is the perfect place to indulge in scones, cakes, sandwiches and tea.

There are plenty of establishments that can fulfill your afternoon tea desires. These include the likes of The Outbuildings and Chateau Rhianfa, who both offer excellent facilities and tantalising cream teas that you’re sure to love.

Absorb Some of the Anglesey History

If you’re faced with a particularly chilly autumn day and would rather remain inside, an excellent place to visit for a slice of history is the Beaumaris Gaol prison museum.

The prison hails from the Victorian era, and it’s filled with information about what life was like in a prison during this time.

Make sure you have a good, thorough explore if you choose to visit this attraction in autumn. It’s something everyone in the family can enjoy, and it’s educational too.

Visit the Fair

The funfair at Menai Bridge is a returning once more this year. It will be held from the October 23rd through to the 24th on Water Street, Wood Street and Telford Road.

This is an ancient tradition in Anglesey, and the first event dates back to 1860 when there were local cattle markets held every year.

The funfair is a great chance to explore a range of enticing stalls and exciting rides, and it’s something that people of all ages will be able to appreciate and enjoy. Why not head over for a bit of autumn fun?

Autumn in Anglesey

We hope you’ve been inspired by our list of autumn attractions and are able to use them on your next break in Anglesey.

Are there any events that you think we’ve missed off? What’s your favourite thing to do in Anglesey during this season?

Get in touch on Twitter or Facebook and join the discussion – we’d love to hear from you. Or if you’d like to some more advice about visiting Anglesey, be sure to check out our blog.