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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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When it comes to UK holidays that all the family can enjoy, there’s nothing quite like a splendid break to Silver Bay Holiday Village.

Our holiday lodges are the ideal place for everyone to come together and create memories that will last long after you’re returned to normality – and one of the best things about what we offer at Silver Bay is that children of all ages gain access to a world of fun with each and every visit.

No matter what their age, your children will find something to keep them entertained no matter what time of year it is.

Discover below exactly what your little ones have to look forward to when visiting Silver Bay!

 

1. Half Term Activities

During the school holidays, the amount of families that flock to Silver Bay provides a genuine warm atmosphere for children.

We cater to this and nurture it, and we ensure that there’s plenty of activities for everyone to get involved with at our Busy Bayers club!

From movies and games night for those a little older, through to baking classes, quizzes, bingo and much more – we make sure your little ones always have something to do to make sure they have an amazing time at our holiday park.

 

2. Our Private Beach

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Another great selling point for our customers is our private beach, and it’s an amazing place for the children to play in the sea, build sand castles, and also take part in some fun beach games.

Because our park is so family friendly, your children will have plenty of friends to play with – meaning you can sit back and chill out whilst they run amok!

We’ve even won an award for our beach – making it one of the cleanest ones in the country.

 

3. Silver Bay Leisure Complex

We’ve recently had an amazing spa and leisure development built, and with that there’s an Olympic-size pool where everyone can come together for a pleasant swim and frolic in the water.

This is a real highlight for our Silver bay residents – because who can resist a dip in the pool? For the children, there’s an array of pool based activities on offer such as snorkeling and water polo all under the watchful eye of our trained life guards and coaches.

We also have a gym and a spa to make the most of too. There’s something for every interest type at Silver Bay – and we pride ourselves on being as diverse as possible!

 

4. Parties!

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We love a good party here at Silver Bay, and we often have get together’s at the Club House.

With themed nights from Hollywood Glamour to Halloween parties, we get the kids all excited with a disco and encourage fancy dress.

Parents can relax with friends over a few drinks whilst children get to dance the night away – perfect!

And then you get to watch one of our many photo montage videos after and relive the night.

 

5. There’s Plenty of Outdoor Space

At Silver Bay we’re all about making the most of our beautiful surroundings. That’s why we always make sure that there are plenty of places for your children to ride their bikes, run about and walk.

Nature soothes the soul, and our holiday park is full of it for everyone to enjoy no matter what your age! We also run a special Wild Survivors course for our Busy Bayers. Here your children learn about the art of outdoor survival with our outdoors expert. From wood whittling to fire building, your children can find their inner Ray Mears and learn some essential life-skills whilst they’re at it!

So whether you fancy adventures along the beach, in our own forest or through the sand dunes, there’s always something fun to see and do.

 

Children at Silver Bay Holiday Village

If you’re interested in becoming part of our family-friendly community and would like to purchase a holiday property with Silver Bay, be sure to get in touch with us today.

You can reach us on 01407 860 111 to find out more.

We make sure your children have an incredible time each and every single break you take with us, and also that you have the chance to sit back and relax!

Explore our holiday properties here, or perhaps download our brochure and see if anything takes your fancy.

We hope to see you on our holiday park soon!

 


18/Feb/2018
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The team at Silver Bay Holiday Village are busy in preparation for our residents who will be heading to our luxury lodge park for February Half-Term!

As always, we want to make the experience for our Silver Bay residents memorable, so this half-term we’ve put together a programme of exciting events for all the family. Our mission is to inspire, educate, set hearts pumping, and also to get the cogs ticking. We hope you’ll be pleased with what we have to offer for you this February break!

 

Movie and Games Nights

The ‘Busy Bayers’ can expect a brilliant start to the holidays on Friday 12th February with a Movie Night for children of all ages, 7pm-8.30pm. For the Silver Bay teens, we’re kicking off half-term with a Games Night 7.30pm-10pm – the perfect opportunity for friends to catch up since their last stay.

From Friday 19th February, there’s a programme of activities which even the busiest of Bayers would find tricky to tick all off the list! From arts and craft, fun and games, to fitness, there’s something to suit all tastes.

 

Sport and Fitness

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Our active activities planned for over half-term include snorkelling, water polo, dodge ball, junior and youth supervised fitness, Kwik Cricket and also Tri-Golf for all the family to enjoy. These will run on Saturday 13th February and Thursday 18th February, 1pm-2pm.

Arts and Crafts

If your child enjoys arts and crafts we have an array of artistic activities in store too. We have Glass Craft, Sand Art, Candle Creations and even a special Valentine’s Day themed crafts workshop on Sunday 14th February.

Special Valentine’s Day Themed Activities

In fact, if you fancy a romance filled Valentine’s Day celebration we have a whole host of children’s activities to keep your little ones entertained.

We’re starting Valentine’s Day with a Heart Hunt on the Silver Bay grounds beginning at 11am, followed by Let’s Bake Valentine’s Day Special 12pm-2pm. And last but not least, your little ones can dance their hearts out at the Valentine’s Disco 7.30pm – 9.30pm, where the Busy Bayers can test out their latest dance moves that they learnt at the Let’s Dance workshop on Saturday 13th February, 2pm-3pm.

 

Fun and Games

A stay at Silver Bay wouldn’t be complete without our inaugural games nights. From quizzes, to bingo, we’re sure to keep your children happy and busy over the half-term holiday! See our programme for details of days and times.

 

Wild Survivors

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Back by popular demand,  our Wild Survivors session is back! If you have a little explorer in your midst, make sure you book onto this special workshop where your child can learn some basic outdoor survival skills.

Under the expert supervision of our very own Ray Mears, your child will learn skills such as wood whittling, fire building and raft building! This will be taking place on Tuesday 16th February, 10am-4pm and costs £10. Make sure you email the leisure complex to book your child’s place!

Activities for Children this February Half-Term at Silver Bay Holiday Village

We can hardly wait for the arrival of our wonderful residents and welcome them back for an exciting start to 2016! All of our children’s activities need to be booked in advance, so please remember to book your child’s place by emailing the leisure complex at spa@silverbay.co.uk.

 


18/Feb/2018
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The best childhood memories have their origins in summertime. Camping in the back garden, lapping up ice cream, and spending the long evenings in the company of family are memories we can all cherish.

But we know that little ones aren’t always easy to please, either.

So, if you’re taking a trip down to Anglesey this summer, then there are a host of wonderful activities to keep you and the little ones occupied. We’ve cherry-picked our favourite attractions – from rib riding to crab fishing – and we’re certain your little ones will love them too.

 

1. Crab fishing at Beaumaris Pier

Beaumaris Pier is famous for its stunning views and relaxed atmosphere. But it is also a haven for children who want to experience everything sun, sea, and sand related – including crab fishing.

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In fact, Beaumaris Pier is perfectly suited for crabbing with its low railings and friendly atmosphere.

All you need to take part is:

  • String

  • Bait (bacon, chicken, or fish…)

  • Heavy object to keep the bait on the string

  • Children’s fishing net

Simply tie your bait to a piece of string and wrap the line around your finger. Then lower the string into the sea and wait until you feel the crab tug.

Once you’ve made contact with the crab, you can slowly begin to pull the string upwards without frightening the creature. Just before it reaches the surface you can use a fishing net to make sure you don’t lose the crab.

If you plan on keeping the crab, then make sure you have a bucket of salt water nearby. Children will love releasing the crabs back into the water later on – so keep a good eye on them in the mean time.

After all that’s done, finish off with an ice cream at Red Boat and enjoy the last of the day’s sunshine.

2. Anglesey Riding Centre

If not everyone in your brood loves the idea of crabbing, then perhaps some horse riding will be more up their street.

The Anglesey Riding Centre is perfect for little ones who want to experience some pony trekking, beach riding, or even one-on-one lessons. The classes are suited to every learner type, including beginners, so there’s no need for first-time nerves.

But what makes Tal y Foel really special, beyond the horses, is its stunning views across the Menai Straits. You will see Caernarfon Castle in all its glory, including little boats going to and fro across the bay.

This is a wonderful day out for children and adults alike.

 

3. Foel Farm Park

Foel Farm Park is one of our favourite attractions in Anglesey – especially if you’re travelling with the pitter patter of tiny feet.

A real working farm, Foel Farm Park gives children the opportunity to experience first-hand what it’s like to live and work with agricultural animals. There’s plenty of chances to get up close and personal with the animals too, like piglets, sheep, and more horses.

Foel Farm Park also has a lovely onsite cafe and gift shop, offering a welcome chance for parents to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. On a sunny day, the outdoor terrace boasts views to Menai Strait and Snowdonia.

We definitely recommend you set aside an afternoon for this lovely attraction.

4. Pili Palas Nature World

Sticking with the animal theme, there is one last warm and fuzzy site you have to visit in Anglesey.

This fun-loving nature world has every kind of creature you could imagine, from meerkats to llamas. There are also a number of daily activities that children can take part in – such as:

  • Meet the Snake

  • Lizard Land

  • Bugs (including stick insects and millipedes)

  • Pets (rabbits or guinea pigs)

You can even be a zookeeper for the day, if you fancy.

5. Rib Ride

Last, but certainly not least, any family traveling to Anglesey has to experience Rib Ride.

This has been routinely voted the best thing to do on our island, and it’s not hard to see why.

Travelling on one of their high speed boasts, tourists will be given the chance to whip under Britannia Bridge and see Anglesey’s famous shipwrecks, whirlpools, and stunning coastline.

You will also get the chance to see ‘Millionaires Row’, before travelling past Caernarfon Castle and Fort Belan.

Expect to learn everything there is to know about Anglesey and this island’s rich cultural heritage in the most heart-thumping way possible.

There’s a reason why Rib Ride is so popular.

Kids activities in Anglesey

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At Silver Bay Holiday Village, we know how important it is for your children to enjoy their holiday just as much as you do. That’s why we offer lots of fun and exciting activities to keep little ones occupied while you relax and unwind.

But when you’re out and exploring, it’s important to have plenty of options when it comes to attractions too. And with amazing places like Anglesey Riding Centre and Beaumaris Pier just a stone’s throw away, we can’t think of anywhere better to be.

Send us a tweet today @SilverBay_ to share your favourite kids attractions in Anglesey, or send us a message on Facebook too.