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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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18/Feb/2018
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Some days you just don’t feel like driving anywhere. We all want a break from having to concentrate on the road from time to time, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay put indoors. Anglesey has plenty of exciting days out for you and your family that require no long drives, allowing you to focus on enjoying the company of your family and friends.

 

B-Active Rhoscolyn

Only a short 13-minute walk down the road from Silver Bay is B-Active Rhoscolyn. An experienced provider of outdoor activities, B-Active caters to individuals, families and groups looking to spend an active day kayaking, coasteering or enjoying guided walks.

From kayaking within sheltered bays and beaches, to sea kayaking or using your climbing skills to navigate cliffs during coasteering, there are activities to suit everybody, of all skill levels. There is even options to give the activities a more educational feel, for example, you  could explore the local wildlife by kayak and discover the diversity of Anglesey marine and bird life, or even a geology by kayak trip to learn more about the geological heritage of our island.

If you don’t fancy getting wet or want to get a new take on the local area around Silver Bay holiday park, you could take a guided walk allowing you to take in a wide range of local information, history and folklore. Be sure to get in touch beforehand to secure your spot and avoid disappointment!

Days out in Holyhead

This option doesn’t require much planning ahead. A short stroll down to Bryn Mor in around 25 minutes brings you to the bus stop, where you can catch the 23 bus to Holyhead railway station in a little over 10 minutes. There are plenty of things to do to entertain yourself the whole day in Holyhead, from their maritime museum, or you could get in some retail therapy shopping in the surrounding area of the railway station. You could even pop on another bus (the 22) from British Terrace to the stunning South Stack lighthouse in around 15 minutes. This gorgeous location gives a different but just as spectacular view of the sea to our views here at Silver Bay. Grab some tickets at the café before starting the walk down to ensure you get access to the lighthouse, which is situated on its own tiny island connected by a bridge. A wonderful place to observe thousands of breeding seabirds, keen birdwatchers will not want to miss out on such an opportunity.

 

Explore the UK from Holyhead’s train station

If you’re staying for the summer or a resident of Anglesey, you might want to trael further afield some days.  Anglesey’s proximity to major cities like Bangor, Chester and Manchester provides the perfect location for a day out by train. Holyhead’s train station is accessible by the 23 bus, and provides a direct line to those 3 major cities; ideal for a day spent shopping in their extensive retail areas, and an abundance of other attractions and restaurants to ensure your day is as fun-filled as possible.

 

Holyhead Golf Club

The golfing enthusiasts amongst us may fancy a more local day out at Holyhead Golf Club. Open to non-member visitors, the club is accessible by the 23 bus from Bryn Mor taking around 35 minutes to reach the Penrhyngeiriol stop and has its own clubhouse serving tasty bar meals. You may want to hire a golf cart or simply enjoy rambling around the course on foot, taking in the views of Snowdonia and the sea from this picturesque course.

 

Car-free days out in Anglesey 

Holidaying in Anglesey does not require you to use your car day in, day out, as our round-up proves. There’s plenty of opportunity to explore the island and beyond with trusty local transport networks and a little bit of local knowledge. What’s more, just think of the petrol money you will save!

Whatever activities you choose to get involved in, you can guarantee a fabulous fun-filled day for you and all your family in Anglesey, with or without a motor.

Remember to check-in on our blog for weekly recommendations for things to do in Anglesey, or ask our advice on top days out via Facebook or Twitter!


18/Feb/2018
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Despite the luxurious nature of the lodges at Silver Bay we are fully aware that entertaining a family, especially at weekends and during school holidays can become expensive, and is often unnecessarily so. Anglesey and north Wales is a hotbed of inexpensive and brilliantly entertaining things to do. So, let’s keep the kids amused without breaking the bank!

Firstly, there’s no charge for our residents to enjoy a long day out at the private Silver Bay beach. Games can be played, sandcastles can be built, and swimming can be enjoyed. All of which pretty much guarantee that an exhausted child will sleep soundly throughout the following night. There’s also no charge for a day at The Spa where children can make use of the family friendly pool whilst you sit back and enjoy a coffee and a newspaper.

Alternatively, you might want to venture further afield without spending a fortune, which is completely understandable! Here are a few options for spending a day offsite and amidst everything that Anglesey has to offer.

 

Lligwy Beach

£free

Rated on Trip Advisor as the number 1 attraction on the Island of Anglesey this beach is a delight. You can walk along the coast and take in the fabulous views; the beach is huge, spotless and dog (and child!) friendly. The toilets are immaculately clean and there’s a super little café where you can pick up a bacon butty or an ice cream. There’s lots of parking for your convenience, it’s easily accessible and entirely free!

 

Tacla Taid (Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum)

Child £2.50
Adult £4.50

This is the largest museum of its kind in Wales. You can take the kids for a glimpse of days gone by via more than 100 gleaming classic cars in perfect condition, all from the 1920s onwards. There are motorbikes, vans, military and agricultural vehicles that are often used in film and television. There’s a quaint café and tearoom for a bite to eat and an outdoor play area where the kids can burn some energy whilst you watch over them and relax with a coffee. The owners are also fantastic, enthusiastic and friendly. Tacla Taid is a great place to take the kids, especially on a rainy day and the entry price hopefully won’t break the bank.

 

Pili Palas Nature World

Child under three £free
Child age 3 – 16 £6.75
Adult £7.75
Reductions for families

A slightly pricier option, but there is SO much to do here that you’re looking at very tired kids following a full day out, which some would say is worth every penny! There are so many wonderful animals to enjoy, there are waterfalls and live butterflies flying all around. There’s a birdhouse and lots of reptiles you and the kids are welcome to hold during the animal handling sessions. There’s a bug zone and a tropical lair of tarantulas, scorpions and exotic toads. You can take a walk through the farmyard and see the goats and hens. It really is an animal lovers paradise. Afterwards you can explore the nature trail and let the kids enjoy the bouncy castle, indoor play area and adventure playground. This is place for children that is both educational and fun, yes it’s a bit more expensive, but we believe it’s worth every penny, plus there are reductions for families.

 

Foel Farm Park

Child under three £free
Child age 3 – 16 £5.95
Adult £6.95
Reductions for families

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At Foel Farm Park, you pay once and then all the rides and attractions from there onwards are free of charge. The farm is a place where the whole family can experience a real working farm and everyone can meet, touch and feed the animals. You can enjoy tractor and trailer rides, quad bikes and pony rides. In spring and early summer the children can bottle feed the baby lambs. The Anglesey Chocolate Farm is also on the site where you can see chocolate being whipped up by the resident chocolatier. It would be almost rude not to treat yourself and the kids to one or two whilst you’re there!