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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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Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and during this special time of year, it’s a great idea to plan something unique and romantic for you and your partner.

Not only will it be a great way to show them what they mean to you, it’ll also be the perfect time to carve out some much needed ‘you’ time – a day dedicated to celebrating your love and enjoying one another’s company.

From cocktail classes to a visit to the South Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey has it all when it comes to planning a loved-up day out.

 

1. Cocktail Classes & Afternoon Tea at Prohibition Wine and Champagne Lounge

When people think of romance, making cocktails isn’t usually at the top of their list, but for something a little different, taking part in a cocktail class at Prohibition Wine and Champagne Lounge is the ideal romantic activity with a bit of fun and creativity.

With its 1920s decor and atmosphere, this modern and sophisticated bar is a great spot for romance to flourish. Their cocktail masterclass is £20pp and includes two cocktails. And if you really want to take this romantic activity to the next level, why not opt for the Cocktail Master Class, afternoon tea AND a glass of Prosecco package?

You’ll soon be wondering why you and your partner haven’t done something like this before!

2. Walk Along The Beach

An oldie but goldie, there’s something quite special about wandering along a sandy beach hand in hand with your soul mate.

As the waves lap gently at your feet and the sand winds its way between your toes, the refreshing coastal breeze will ruffle all of those everyday troubles away, carving time especially for you and your partner.

To make it extra special, pack some nibbles and champagne and kick back, watching the sunset on another spectacular day of your relationship. Silver Bay Beach is the perfect place to do this on Anglesey. In fact, we’ve even won coast awards for it!  

3. The Copper Kingdom

Anglesey has many staples that define the perfect island for all that it is, and one of those things in our Copper mines. The Copper Kingdom in Amlwch, Anglesey, is one of the biggest Copper mines in the world, and it’s a great place to explore…

Dating back to the Bronze age, it’s a fantastic place to explore if you’re curious about history and how this mine contributed to the rise of the shipping industry on the island. And as you wander across the beautiful Parys Mountain, you’ll be able to bask in the beautiful colours of the landscape, as well as the open mine itself.

To find out more, explore their website here.

4. Beaumaris Castle

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As one of the most dominant castles on Anglesey, Beaumaris Castle is the perfect romantic destination.

The castle itself is actually unfinished and was built by English Monarch Edward I in 1295. This Medieval-Edwardian structure is a delight to behold, and it’s the perfect spot to wander, immersing yourself in history and one another.

Tickets are only £6 per adult – a fantastic price for a wonderful afternoon. So become one with your partner whilst exploring the history of something grand, beautiful and opulent with a date at Beaumaris Castle.

5. The Dingle Nature Reserve

Just as walks along the Anglesey beaches offer spectacular views, so too do our picturesque woodlands – and nowhere is this more evident than The Dingle Nature reserve.

Spanning 25 acres, you’ll find a wide range of animals living in these woods including red squirrels that have recently been reintroduced to the area.

Wander amongst the stunning oak and ash trees, or lose yourself amongst the blankets of bluebells that come to life during the spring.

There’s a leaflet all about the reserve here. So print out a copy and explore the island and start planning your romantic date.

6. Anglesey Riding Centre

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Creating the perfect date is all about creating memories that will last, and what better way to do that than by experiencing horse riding together?

Feel like the kings and queens of times gone by as your parade around on your steeds, learning how to master horse riding side by side.

Just as much about the surroundings as it is about the animal, a trip to Anglesey Riding Centre will see you trotting around the coast like royalty in no time at all.

Available to those both keen riders and those new to the hobby, prices start around £12.50.

7. Puffin Island Cruises

Why not take to the seas on your romantic day out? With Puffin Island Cruises, you’ll be able to sail around Anglesey taking in the beautiful sights.

Specialising with views of the striking Snowdonia and Puffin Island itself (which is home to more than 12 species of bird!), this cruise sets sail from Beaumaris Pier.

You can head down to their kiosk at the pier to book tickets or call them on 01248 810379. You can also do it online here. Prices start from £8.50, and if you and your loved one are keen photographers, there’s also a wonderful Photography Cruise available too.

8. James Pringle Weavers

If you and your partner love a spot of shopping, then James Pringle Weavers is the perfect Anglesey hotspot to indulge in some retail therapy.

Selling everything from clothes to tasty spirits, to homeware to local Anglesey treats – including their famous sea salt – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

There’s even a lovely little cafe on site selling a range of sandwiches and sweet treats perfect for a light lunch. Plus, you can pick up some great treats for your beach picnic later in the day.

9. South Stack Lighthouse

If you’ve been to Anglesey before, then you’ve probably come across this classic island staple – the South Stack Lighthouse.

Located on a small summit just off of the mainland, the lighthouse offers a lovely afternoon out. Take the 400 steps to the island itself and enjoy the striking scenery whilst breathing in the fresh sea air. It really is something special.

If you do decide to head down, make sure you check the weather prior to leaving. As it’s an island, it can sometimes be closed if the weather conditions aren’t right. Tickets cost £5.50 per adult and the last admittance is at 4pm.

10. Red Boat Ice Cream Parlour

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Going for ice cream isn’t just a pastime for children, it also makes for a wonderful date venue. The Red Boat Ice Cream Parlour is a popular stop for both tourists and locals, specialising in creamy gelato ice cream usually found on the streets of Italy. And it’s no surprise it’s so good, one of their owners, Tony, was trained in ice cream making at Carpigiana University of Italy!

They don’t, however, stop at ice cream. The parlour also specialises in yummy cream teas, sandwiches and coffees. All of this is matched alongside a modern yet relaxed environment, making it the perfect place for love to blossom.

If you’ve been inspired to take your loved one on a special date on Anglesey, let us know! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and on Instagram too!

 


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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?