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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 days may be getting longer, the weather may be getting colder, but Silver Bay is becoming more exciting as the seasons change. With a whole host of activities to keep you and your family entertained this half term in Anglesey, we wave goodbye to a fantastic, eventful summer and welcome this time of the year with arms wide open.

With Halloween fast approaching, the kids breaking up for half term, and the season fully kicking in with a vibrant change of colour around Silver Bay – take a look at what we have on offer for you this half-term.

Busy Bayers

Silver Bay wouldn’t be the same without our Busy Bayers, which is why we’ve dedicated engaging & educational sessions to keep them entertained! To get them in the true spirit of harvest, our friendly team will be running arts and crafts, seed bomb making, halloween decorations and face painting to name a few. Your Busy Bayers will have jam-packed days of fun while making new friends along the way!

Studio & Gym

Silver Bay is the perfect place to let your hair down and relax, so it’s only natural that you might indulge a little too much! Don’t worry, our gym & studio will help you burn off all those calories from last night’s Beef Burger at the Deck House. Planned activities include: spinning, supervised gym sessions, pilates and legs, bums and tums. The Spa at Silver Bay is open until 19:30 everyday, except on Saturdays and Sundays when it closes at 18:00.

Our spa offers this month include an ELEMIS Freestyle Deep Tissue massage, a hot mineral body boost, and a pro-collagen age defying treatment to name a few. You can find more offers on our website!

Swimming Pool

Our indoor pool is the perfect space for families to relax and learn new aquatic techniques this half term in Anglesey. We have a range of activities that cater to all ages from the young adventurer to the laid-back parent. Such activities include indoor kayaking and scuba diving, perfect for children to learn lifelong skills and craft memories they’ll never forget. If you’re not a keen explorer, however, and would rather kick back and relax in and around the pool, then join us for adult swimming for the first hour of the day for a quick dip.

Halloween Party

Hosted at the Deck House, our annual Halloween Party will be commencing on Saturday 28th October with a ghoulishly good line up in store. For only £8.50 (children £6.50, Under 3’s free) there will be face painting and spooky art for your young werewolves and witches to enjoy!

We also want to see your best carved pumpkin on the night, with last year’s competition going down a storm. And when all the revelries have finished, get on your dancing shoes and show the world how well you know Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance!

Want to join in with the fun this half term in Anglesey? Take a look here at our eBrochure, or give us a call on 01407 860 860 to speak to our friendly team.

We’re also hosting an open day on the 28th of October between 12pm and 4pm. Confirm your attendance over on Facebook!

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20/Oct/2017
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We’ve just waved farewell to the most spooktastic time of year – Halloween! Just like previous years, we held a spine-tingling night to remember at The Deck House for all of our Silver Bayer’s to enjoy.

As usual, our Silver Bay families did themselves proud and turned up on mass wearing some of their very best ghoulish outfits! We’ve put together a video below brimming with terrifying snapshots from the night. Is there anyone you recognise there? Perhaps you even make an appearance yourself!

Attendees had the chance to dance the night away, win prizes and also enter the fabulously spooky pumpkin carving competition. A fantastic spread was also put on by our talented Deck House team, featuring an array of treats and eats to make our home owners squeal with delight!

If you had the chance to attend, we sincerely hope you and your little ones had a fantastic evening celebrating the UK’s scariest holiday. You can check out some photos from the night right here.

Range of pictures from the Halloween party

We hope to see you at our next gathering that will be for Christmas, when Santa Claus himself will be making a guest appearance – you heard it here first!

More news about that will be available soon, but if you’re looking to keep abreast of all the latest Silver Bay events, be sure to keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook feeds. There will be some exciting events coming up during the last few months of 2016 – and we can’t wait to share them with you!

Are you horrified that you missed out on this Halloween fun?!

If you’d like to find out more about becoming a holiday home owner at Silver Bay, don’t wait any longer. Explore our lodges here, or view our free eBrochure. You can also called our helpful team on 01407 860 111 if you have any questions or queries – we’ll be more than happy to assist.

PS. Did you hear about our festive spa event? We’ve teamed up with ELEMIS to bring you an afternoon of Prosecco, relaxation and shopping! Click here to find out more.


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We can’t wait to welcome our lovely residents back with their little ones this October/November half-term, and we’ve got some exciting events lined up on our half-term planner to help you make the most of your precious time together with family and friends.

Without further ado, take a look at your planner and start planning for an unforgettable half-term break…

Half-Term planner 2016 Timetable Silver Bay Holiday Village

As usual, our spa is also open during half-term – and so is the amazing recently refurbished Deck House. Be sure to keep an eye out for our yummy winter and festive food menus on the way, and also take advantage of our spa offer. We’re currently offering 10% off toners or cleansers if you book in for an Elemis facial!

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The Deck House opening times October half term Silver Bay Holiday Village 2016

Finally, we’re also pleased to announce the return of the Silver Bay Halloween party!

Silver Bay Halloween Party Information

On Saturday 29th of October, between 06:30 pm and midnight, we’ll be hosting our inaugural Halloween celebration complete with pumpkin carving competition and a hot buffet in The Deck House.

To enter the pumpkin carving competition, be sure to bring your carved pumpkins to the Busy Bayer area. And, of course, make sure you don’t forget to don your most frightful fancy dress outfits for a night of terrifyingly good fun!

Tickets are £8 per adult and £6 per child – and your little monsters (under 3s) go free. Please note that all tickets for this event are now sold out. If you’re going, let us know what you’re dressing up as over on Facebook

To find out more, call reception on 01407 860 860. You can also take a sneaky peek back at our Halloween inspired blog from last year if you’re looking for some Halloween activity inspiration.


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Halloween and the October half term are both fast approaching, and we think this is one of the best seasons to spend some quality time with all the family in your luxury holiday home on Anglesey.

Here at Silver Bay Holiday Village, we’re ready for the spooky and mischievous Halloween season, and we’ve come up with a few ideas to make Halloween 2015 unforgettable for you and your family.

Take your Halloween celebrations above and beyond this year and check out our recommendations for a spooktastic stay at Silver Bay.

 

Dress Up

One of the best parts of Halloween is scaring each other – and nothing brings a family closer together than dressing up as spooky ghouls!

You can bring your own outfits with you, or if you’re looking for inspiration we’re offering a ‘Get Glam’ (or should we call it ‘Grim’!) session on the 31st of October at 6pm. This will include Halloween dress-up and ghoulish face paints to transform your little angels into little terrors for the infamous Silver Bay Halloween disco!

 

Carve Pumpkins

Pumpkins were originally carved on All Hallows Eve in order to keep sinister spirits away, and it’s still a tradition practiced worldwide today. So why not get all the family involved in this creative and fun Halloween pastime?

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Children love planning frightful pumpkin designs and this is a great family activity in itself! You might even want to grab the popcorn and beanbags and watch some spooky family horror films for inspiration. Once the design decisions have been made, your little Frankenstein can carve their monster creation under your guidance.

If you’re worried about the first aid kit coming out, permanent markers work just as well to draw the design directly onto the pumpkin.

Once ready, be sure to place them outside your holiday lodge complete with some atmospheric lighting to finish. Your pumpkin will light up the neighbourhood, and you might just spark a bit of pumpkin designing competition amongst the Silver Bay community!

Be sure to bring your family creation along to Silver Bay’s annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition in the Hay House Bistro and let it go to the vote!

 

Party!

We’re hosting our annual Silver Bay Halloween party this year, and there’ll be even more face painting, fun and games than ever before!

Our Hay House Bistro will be serving a tasty, hot buffet at 7pm for everyone to enjoy, and then at 8pm we will have the moment that everyone has been waiting for – the judging of the pumpkin carving competition!

If you have a scary pumpkin, be sure to bring it along. We’re going to display them along the bar so that everyone can see the hard work and talent our Silver Bayer’s have put in!

The party lasts from 6:30pm until midnight, so be sure to book and call reception on 01407 860 111 to reserve a space for your family.

Spooky Picnic

Silver Bay’s private beach is stunning, we’re sure you’ll agree, but it doesn’t just have to be appreciated in the hot, summer months.

It’s also the perfect place to visit during the autumn season too, and you can really set the scary scene by bringing some of your Halloween decorations with you and having a spooky Halloween picnic!

Take it to the next level by indulging in some scary foods such as ghost bananas or pumpkin oranges, and then bring a torch and tell some exciting ghost stories! It really will be a Halloween to remember on the shores of Silver Bay beach.

 

Halloween Baking

When you’re back in your luxury lodge, why not do a little bit of baking? One of our favourite ideas that’s simple to do is Halloween eyeball cake pops  – and they look especially effective if you put them on forks instead of lollipop sticks!

If you want to create something that doesn’t require baking, then rice crispy cakes covered in spooky Halloween gummies are also a great idea, and you can also create little Oreo Halloween spiders with nothing more than some biscuits and strawberry laces.

Let your little ones show of their hard work to your luxury lodge neighbours. Everyone’s sure to enjoy the tasty treats you cook up in your kitchen, so put your chef hats and aprons on and get creating.

 

Create spooky decorations

Halloween is the perfect season to really encourage everyone to flex their creative fingers, and what better way to do this than by making some spooky decorations?

Whether you decide to colour in ghosts and ghouls, or perhaps fancy making some paper chains covered in orange and black glitter, there’s a range of things you can do to get everyone excited for All Hallow’s Eve and make sure your lodge look the part for this spooky evening, too.

 

Halloween Treasure Hunt

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This season is all about munching on tasty treats – so why not make the kids work for it and hide them around your lodge/house or outdoors?

You can leave clues or just set them out searching, it’s entirely up to you. They’ll have a great time, and it might provide a bit of peace and quiet for a while if you’re after some down time too.

 

Paper Mache Halloween Pinatas

You can always head out and purchase a pinata for some Halloween excitement, but if you want to get everyone involved then creating your own paper mache pinatas can make for a very fun Halloween activity indeed.

Once they’re dry, everyone can get stuck in and paint them with their favourite spooky patterns.

The children are sure to love a range of sweets raining down on them from above, so go all out this Halloween and create some pinatas to remember!

 

Halloween at Silver Bay

We’re always excited by Halloween, and this year more than ever we’re ready for a fantastic time!

Why not make this Halloween the best one you’ve had yet and have some spooktacular fun at Silver Bay?

Call us on 01407 860 111 to find out more about our brilliant holiday homes by the sea.