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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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As we wave goodbye to winter, there’s a sense of optimism in the air as spring is on the horizon. Brightly-coloured daffodils are swaying in a warm breeze, bringing happiness to our gardens, and fluffy baby animals are taking their first steps into the world.

And with this magical time of year comes one very special holiday that young and old alike can enjoy – Easter. In Wales there are many magical traditions including Anglesey egg clapping, which would see little ones heading from farms and asking for eggs by beating percussion instruments and singing songs – a delightful sight indeed!

From indulging in creamy chocolate eggs to sitting down together as one big family for a tasty roast dinner, Easter is one of our favourite times of year. And best of all, there are an array of eggcellent activities (see what we did there…) taking place across Anglesey. Fancy hunting for chocolate eggs? Or perhaps you’d like to get involved with some Easter crafts? Below we’ve got the event for you!

 

Crafts and Easter Hunt at Beaumaris Castle

What would Easter be without an Easter egg hunt? Take your little ones along to Beaumaris castle and spend the day hunting for the Easter Bunny himself!  

Like the cheeky bunny he is, he has left clues to his whereabouts – and it’s your job to find them and discover where he’s hiding. You might even win a chocolatey surprise at the end for all your hard work! But that isn’t where the fun stops.

There will also be crafts in abundance on Easter Sunday, and you’ll even get the chance to make an Easter mask. Plus, if you bring an old, clean sock you can also create a sock bunny to take away with you! It’s a great event to get those creative juices flowing and the ideal chance to have bucket-loads of fun.

Discover more here. The event will be taking place on the 16th of April. Tickets are £6.50 per adult and £4.20 per child, and there is also a special family ticket for £19.30 that admits two adults and up to three children.

 

Easter Lunch at The Deck House

The staple of any good Easter break is a delicious roast dinner, and where better to go than The Deck House at Silver Bay Holiday Village

Gather the family together and spend some quality time bonding over a luscious Sunday roast. There’s nothing quite as comforting as filling your boots with a well-cooked English dinner staple, and with our relaxed atmosphere and refined food you’ll be in for a treat.

As usual, we’ll be using the very best of local ingredients to craft a special roast dinner experience that lodge owners and Anglesey locals will adore. To find out more about our menu and book a table, click here or call us on 01407 860 860. We’ve also just launched our brand new spring menu!

 

The Great Cadbury’s Egg Hunt – Plas Newydd House and Gardens

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Didn’t find enough chocolate at Beaumaris Castle? Well, don’t fear! Plas Newydd will also be hosting an egg-hunting event sponsored by none other than Cadbury’s themselves.

The Easter Bunny has visited Anglesey to spend some time with his dear friend, Red Squirrel. But sadly, he’s gone missing!

Hosted by the National Trust, the event will start at 11 am and finish at 3 pm and will be running between the 1st of April and the 23rd. There’s no need to book, and if you do find the Red Squirrel you can expect a yummy chocolate prize at the end.

To start the trail, head to the Cadbury’s tent, which is located adjacent to the house.

Medieval Easter Weekend – Beaumaris Castle

As well as hosting an exciting Easter egg hunt, Beaumaris Castle will also be educating their visitors over the Easter weekend with an extra-special medieval theme.

Visitors will get the chance to dive right into the heart of the medieval period as the staff recreate exactly what life was like back when the castle was first constructed.

Children can also partake in a fantastic Knight School and there will be even more arts and crafts, as well as a Birds of Prey demonstration, that the little ones will love.

To round off the day, head to the fight arena and cheer for your favourite knight as they battle for victory. It’ll be a visit to Beaumaris Castle you’ll never forget and one that the whole family will enjoy.

A family ticket costs £19.30 and admits two adults and up to three children under 16.

 

Easter on Anglesey

Whether you spend this Easter exploring Anglesey, or plan to have a weekend with the family creating some special memories at our holiday village, we hope you have a wonderful time!

If you’re a homeowner planning on spending some time at your luxury lodge over the break, make sure you keep an eye out for our Easter events blog that will be launching in the next few weeks.

We’ll have details of the best Easter holiday activities with Busy Bayers, as well as everything you need to know about our brand new menu at The Deck House.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to make sure you don’t miss out!

If you don’t already own a property with us, but are intrigued to find out more, view our online eBrochure right now for a closer look at the bespoke, Silver Bay lifestyle. We even have our very own award-winning private beach!

 

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Anglesey is a beautiful island to tour. From exploring our Celtic Druid roots to the beautiful mountains of Snowdonia, there’s something for every type of traveller.

If you’d like to take a trip during your next visit then why not browse our tour ideas below? We’ve gathered five of the best, so whether you’re looking for a walking tour or an all-out adventure – there’ll be something on the list for you!

 

  1. Celtic Druids

Run by private tour provider Celticos, the Celtic Druids tour of Anglesey is a delight for explorers. Beginning by the Menai Straits coastline, which itself has many interesting Celtic points, the tour will take you on a whirlwind of a journey over to the Northern shore and then back around again – and you’ll be spoilt for choice of things to look at along the way!

Anglesey is known as The Mother of Wales, and the island is actually one of the last places that the Celts managed to retain ownership of before the Romans occupied Wales.

Druidism is the religion of the Celts and the Celtic history of Anglesey is rife – which means you’ll learn plenty on this tour! To enquire about the activity during your stay on Anglesey, visit the website here. There is an enquiry form to fill in to find out more about pricing. We also have a juicy blog right here about Anglesey’s Druid past if you’re interested in this time period on our island.

 

  1. Prehistoric Anglesey

Not only are there Celtic remains on Anglesey, but there are also many prehistoric delights to uncover on the island too.

Record of homo sapiens first establishing themselves on Anglesey date back to 7000 BC, and behind them they have left plenty of relics and ruins for us to explore. There are Neolithic, which is the age when writing and the beginning of urban civilisation, burial chambers and also Romano-British Hut Groups according to the Megalithic Anglesey tour website, and the tour they provide of this era lasts 1 day, costing £20 per person.

To find out more take a look at their official website. They can accommodate up to 14 people, so whether you have a big group or a small group, it’s the perfect trip into the past that you’ll never forget.

 

  1. Anglesey Adventures

If you’re an adventurer at heart and live for the rush of adrenaline, you won’t go wrong with the Anglesey Adventures tours.

These tours aren’t your average walking tours, oh no! Anglesey Adventures feature an array of blood-pumping activities including coasteering, rock climbing, mountaineering, gorge scrambling, kayaking and abseiling – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Located in Holyhead, the tour provider/adventure planner will ensure you and your fellow adventurers have a memorable exploration of our beautiful coastline. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert at any of the activities, you’ll be able to find a tour suitable for you over on the Anglesey Adventures website.

These tours are open to everyone aged 8 years upwards, and it’s always best to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Another great thing about these providers is that you’ll also be able to swap to another activity, or rebook, if the weather isn’t suitable on the day.

 

  1. Snowdonia Adventures

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If you’ve been to Anglesey before then you’ve probably noticed the magnificent Snowdonia mountains that rest right on our doorstep – and you’d be sorely missing out if you didn’t choose to explore them!

With Snowdonia Adventures you can hike, scramble, climb and learn about this magnificent area of natural beauty close to Anglesey. y Tours are available in both summer and winter, and the operator has been in action since 2000, meaning 18 experienced years of learning to navigate the mountains and perfecting their tour style.

There are more adventurous tours available including canoeing, canyoning, coasteering and gorse scrambling if you’re looking for even more excitement during your day trip, and the sessions are open to those with lots of experience or none at all.

Please note that there are cancellation costs should you be unable to make your trip.

 

  1. Naturebites Private Tour

Anglesey is home to some wonderful wildlife. From dolphins to puffins to badgers – it’s a fantastic place to visit if you’re seeking to learn about local wildlife on your visit.

Naturebites Private Tours focus on finding the most interesting on Anglesey – and they also take great pride in supporting wildlife conservations on the island, as do we at Silver Bay.

Every tour has a specialist subject, and with Naturebites, birdlife is their key expertise. So if you’re a bird fan looking for an introduction to our two-legged friends on Anglesey, this tour provider is  ideal for you. You can also see some magnificent plants and mammals along the way, too.

To find out more, visit their website. Their online calendar will help you find the best date for you and your holiday party.

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Make Anglesey ‘Home’ – Lodges For Sale On Anglesey

Once you’ve explored the island and want to call Anglesey ‘home’, here at Silver Bay we’re renowned for providing the ultimate base for holidaymakers to Anglesey on our luxury lodge resort. If you’d love to own your very own holiday property on Anglesey then why not get in touch today? We also have a free eBrochure for you to view online.

 


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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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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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Not only is Anglesey a great island to explore for us humans – it’s also a fabulous place to bring your pet dog, too.

Our golden coastline matched with our green, forest woodlands are the perfect place for paws to trek –  which means that even your dog can take a holiday to Anglesey too.

We welcome dogs onsite here at Silver Bay Holiday Village too, because we know your pet pooches are also a beloved member of your family unit. So if you’re planning on bringing your dog to our holiday park, or are simply popping over to Anglesey for a day visit – this blog is for you.

PS. If you’re looking to find out more about owning a home at our holiday village, view our free eBrochure here.

1. SILVER BAY BEACH

Running wild and free is one of every dog’s favourite pastimes – which is why they love frolicking in the sand at Silver Bay beach!

Our green coast award-winning beach provides a safe haven for your furry one to be let off of the leash and have some much-deserved exercise and fun. And best of all, you can rest assured they’ll be safe here, because our coast is one of the cleanest in the country!

After a run on the beach, why not let them splash in the water or perhaps play a game of catch? There’s plenty of space for your dog to bound without disturbing anyone else enjoying a day out at Silver Bay beach – it’s the perfect solution for dog-loving families looking for an outdoor retreat suitable for everyone in their party.

 

2. HOLYHEAD LAND TRAIN

The dog attractions at Silver Bay aren’t all based outdoors. In fact, the Holyhead Land Train is accessible to all the family and they welcome pet pooches aboard, too!

Perfect for viewing the beautiful Breakwater area (which we’ll also talk about later in this article) the train will take you along a 1 and three quarter mile journey – allowing you to kick back and enjoy the view.

Trips are hourly between 12 and 6pm every day during the school holidays, and it’s also open weekends outside of holiday time too. So if you’re planning on heading over, make sure you put the Holyhead Land Train onto your schedule!

 

3. THE WHITE EAGLE

After all the exploring, you and your loved ones are going to need a bite to eat – and one pub that openly welcomes dogs on the island is The White Eagle.

The establishment is popular with visitors and locals, and from their tasty starters including Baked Camembert to their Pepper Venison Steaks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

To explore more about the pub, head on over to their website here. You can also explore their scrumptious dinner menu online – but we’ll have to warn you, your stomach will be rumbling by the end of it!

4. HOLYHEAD BREAKWATER COUNTRY PARK

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Our nature reserves and woodlands are ideal for families with dogs, but for something a little different we recommend you head on over to Holyhead Breakwater Country Park.

Found next to Holyhead town, the park is on the site of a former quarry and was opened in 1990. Full of trees, rocks and stunning greenery, your dog and your family with love rambling through this lovely park.

Dogs can be let off their leads to explore, just make sure to take extra care to watch out for other wildlife on the way including ducks and horses. And after a wander there’s a lovely cafe where you fill everyone’s boots before exploring a little more.

It’s the 3rd most popular thing to do in Holyhead according to TripAdvisor, so make sure you don’t miss this activity for all the family – whether they’ve got four legs or two!

5. SEACOAST SAFARIS

Why only stick to land when you bring your dog on holiday? Seacoast Safaris permit your four-legged friends on their boats too – making it the perfect afternoon out for everyone.

They invite well-behaved pooches on their Cerismar Two Cruises. You can either head on over to Puffin Island, which, you guessed it, is home to a range of cute, little puffins – or you can choose to explore the magnificent Menai Straits.

Seats should be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment and prices are £9.95 for adults and £7.95 for children. If you have a family of four, you can also purchase a £30 family ticket.

To find out more, visit their website.

 

DOGS ON ANGLESEY

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Wherever you choose to head during your stay on our island, you can rest assured both you and your pet pooch will have a fabulous time! And if you’re looking for more dog-friendly articles, take a look at the suggestions below.

Silver Bay Holiday Village is a holiday park on the isle of Anglesey. You can buy your very own slice of paradise and luxury property, and we also welcome dogs on site!

Find out more here.

If you would like to find out more about our stunning, Anglesey holiday properties, and how you can become an owner, click here and view our eBrochure.


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2017 looks set to be a fantastic year on Anglesey. We have a range of events taking place across the island that will entertain and engage all varieties of people, and we’re certain you won’t want to miss them.

From the Anglesey Farmer’s Market through the Ring O’Fire Ultra Marathon, we challenge you to get through this article without becoming incredibly excited!

18TH FEBRUARY – ANGLESEY FARMERS MARKET

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A classic event staple appearing throughout the year on Anglesey is, of course, our darling Farmer’s Market.

Featuring some the best produce on the island, from gooey puddings to fresh Anglesey crab, there’s something suited to every taste.

The farmer’s market takes place on the third Sunday of every month and is hosted at David Hughes School in Menai Bridge. Be sure to fit  it into your Anglesey schedule if the date coincides with your trip.

And if you miss this one, don’t worry. The next events take place on the 18th of March and the 15th of April.

5TH MARCH – THE ISLAND RACE (HALF MARATHON)

If you love both running and the Isle of Anglesey, what better event to take part in during your next break than the great half-marathon – The Island Race.

Lasting around 13 miles, this gruelling challenge describes itself as ‘The UK’s Most Beautiful Half-Marathon’, and is a delight to behold.

Runners will also get a free t-shirt included with the ticket price, which varies between £28-£33, and there will even be races and activities for spectators too.

To find out more, explore their website here. The race starts at 09:00am sharp!

11TH & 18TH APRIL – PLAS NEWYDD’S OPEN AIR THEATRE

Plas Newydd is one of the most popular, picturesque stately home and gardens on Anglesey, and this April, they will be hosting an open air theatre in their stunning gardens.

Perfect for all the family, the performances will be interactive and will require a small amount of walking – perfect for entertaining your children and sparking their imaginations. The story will see you and your little ones following Wenna with her wheelbarrow as she discovers all the secrets of Plas Newydd’s horticulture.

Each performance will be around 25 minutes in total, and there’s no need to book. Starting at 11am and finishing at 4pm, it’s the ideal 2017 event for a fun-filled afternoon.

To find out more you can contact the National Trust property on 01248 714795.

20TH-21ST MAY – VINTAGE RALLY ANGLESEY SHOWGROUND

Vintage motors and entertainment galore, the Vintage Rally at Anglesey Showground is a magnificent family event appearing on the island in May.

Run by the Anglesey Vintage Equipment Society, which is filled with volunteers, the society aims to promote the importance of preserving old machinery.

You can expect to see a wide variety of equipment including steam engines and vintage cars, and with tickets free for children up to the age of 12, £1 for those between 12 and 16 and £8 for adults, what’s not to love?

15TH-16TH OF AUGUST – ANGLESEY COUNTY SHOW

A staple in the Anglesey events calendar, the Anglesey Show is back for 2017.

Visitors will get a good look at handsome livestock, enjoy tasty treats in the food hall and also whittle away the hours in the shopping and exhibition pavilion.

Sister to the annual Anglesey Winter Show, the event will be held at the Mona Showground and promises to be a great event.

Tickets cost just £14 per adult, £4.60 per child – and you can snag a family ticket for £35 if there’s four of you! They can be purchased online here.

1ST-3RD SEPTEMBER – RING O’ FIRE ULTRA MARATHON

If you thought a half-marathon was challenging, then you haven’t seen anything yet. The Ring O’Fire Ultra Marathon is one of our islands most gruelling tests of stamina and determination, and sports enthusiasts will love it.

This coastal run covers 135 mile in three days, and runners get the chance to see everything from our glorious sea views through to the magnificent Snowdonia mountains.

2017 will be the 6th anniversary of the race, and you can sign up for the event right here.

WHAT’S ON ON ANGLESEY

We hope you’ve found something on this list that’s tickled your fancy. There are many great events, some of which will even be held at our very own holiday park, so keep checking back for all things Anglesey!

You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest Anglesey holiday tips.

And that’s not all. If you fancy owning a slice of your very own paradise on our magnificent island then get in touch today on 01407 860 860. You can also view our free eBrochure here.


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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?


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There’s nothing quite like visiting the Spa at Silver Bay to escape from the whirlwind of everyday life.

Our spa is open to both lodge owners and country club members, and the Spa at Silver Bay will provide you with the opportunity to find yourself through relaxation and peaceful serenity.

Below we’ve explored just a few of our Spa highlights, so if you’ve been looking a calming space on the Isle of Anglesey, you’re in for a treat.

OUR POOL

A standout feature of our Spa is, of course, our pool. Coming in at 15.5 metres longs, these tranquil waters offer the chance to swim, relax and if you want to, just float. There’s even a special children’s splash area at the side to encourage a more relaxed swimming environment for adults.

No matter what the weather, our pool is there to provide you with a water sanctuary to back crawl, front crawl, maybe even doggy paddle – however you swim and get those muscles moving, there’ll be a home for it in our pool.

And of course, swimming has a variety of benefits on the body and mind. According to Coach Magazine, water is 12 times denser than air, so the resistance is great for muscle toning. As well as this, the NHS claim that swimming can ‘reduce the risk of chronic illnesses […] boost your mood and keep your weight under control’ – meaning that some time in the pool has the ability to alter multiple aspects of your life for the better.

JACUZZI, SAUNA AND STEAM ROOM

As the bubbles float around you and the warm, soothing waters banish any unwanted worries, your time in the jacuzzi at our spa is well spent. And if the hot bath-like experience isn’t for you, we also have a sauna and a steam room.

Known for their many skin and health benefits, these spa staples allow you to shut out the world and become one with the heat as it ripples softly along your skin.

Jacuzzis are favoured for their ability to ease muscle pain, reduce stress and also improve circulation according tolivestrong.com, who also discuss the ever-popular saunas stating that the ‘effect on the body is similar to doing mild exercise’ – as well as also improving circulation.

Finally, a steam room is also extremely beneficial on the body and mind. Health Fitness Revolution discuss this on their website, claiming that they relieve tension, reduce stress, clear your skin and much more.

FITNESS SUITE

Seek that adrenaline high with an hour or two in our stunning fitness suite. Filled with top of the range technology, from exercise bikes to treadmills and weights, whatever your fitness routine we’ll have the items you need to fulfill it.

We have a range of classes available including the ever-popular ‘Spinning’, favoured for its ability to quickly burn calories and reduce stress – and we can also over Personal Training programs alongside our expert fitness instructors.

Exercise has both psychological and physical benefits, the NHS website states that exercise can reduce the risk of major illnesses such as heart disease and cancer by up to 50%. They also go on to say that research has shown that exercise boosts self-esteem, your mood and also your sleep quality and energy levels. What’s not to like?

And why not treat yourself to a wonderful treatment after or some time in the jacuzzi? We’re certain you’ll have earnt it!

FACIALS

A facial is exactly what a person needs to release all those negative feelings and reach optimum relaxation. Our Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Facial has been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles by up to 94% and improve your skin firmness by 57% – all just after one, single treatment.

A favourite with spa-goers already, the facial features both Padina Pavonica and red coral which pumps out the fine lines on your face. It’s the perfect, refreshing facial that will leave your skin looking more youthful.

NAIL TREATMENTS

Go into the Spa at Silver Bay feeling drab and un-groomed and come out looking like a million bucks!

Yes, whether it’s a quick shape and tidy, a full on set of acrylics or a bold, neon pedi, the Spa at Silver Bay will have the power to transform your nails, and lift your mood.

One of our clients’ favourites are Shellac Nails. They offer a glamorous statement and are popular with lots of our luxury lodge owners at Silver Bay. Half gel and half nail polish, these nails are a stylish fashion statement that anyone who’s anyone has. Match this alongside our manicure treatment and those hard working hands that we so often neglect will be lavished in luxury.

Leave your hands feeling good as new, and revel in being the envy of the park, with your Shellac treatment that can be any colour from bright pink to a neutral nude – go on, treat yourself!

AROMATHERAPY

Aromatherapy is a word we’re likely all familiar, but some still people aren’t quite sure what it exactly is – and that’s okay. Focussing on naturally extracted oils, this therapy type helps to promote a healthy mind and body.

Oils are used to give you a relaxing massage, and the therapy is also sometimes used to treat anxiety and depression according to bupa.co.uk. So for a relaxing afternoon that’s going to improve your state of mind, an Aromatherapy treatment could be the perfect choice for you.

SWEDISH BODY MASSAGE

Few do massages as well as the Swedish, so it’s no surprise that these amazing treatments are popular across the world. Used to relax the entire body, Swedish Massages are the perfect massage for first timers at the Spa, and tend to be suited to everyone. It’s up to you to let your therapist know the intensity you’d like during the treatment, they can be both rough or soft, making it easy to enjoy a massage experience suited to your taste.

There are a range of massage techniques used, with Effleurage being the one favoured with according to treatwell.com. This will see your massage therapist use their hands to rub your muscles with the aim to push blood in the direction of your heart. You can also point our problem areas with aches and pains if you’d like your therapist to focus on a certain area where you’ve been having issues.

Our Swedish treatments tend to last 55 minutes. However, we also offer a back, neck and shoulder package that lasts 25 minute. Treatwell.com also claim that this is one the most popular massage options due to the fact that people tend to be tight in these areas after sitting at a computer all day.

THE SPA AT SILVER BAY

Have we tempted you to treat yourself? Relaxation has so many physical and psychological benefits, and it’s incredibly important to take some time to yourself and recharge for a healthier frame of mind.

To find out more about our spa and treatments, call us today on 01407 862 049. You can also reach the team via email atspa@silverbay.co.uk. Our spa is open to lodge owners and country club members, so if you’d like to experience the magic of Silver Bay, why not enquire today?

We also regularly host events, our most recent being our Christmas Spa afternoon.

To keep up to date with all the best spa events, follow us on Twitter. You can also explore our spa in more details via Lisa Rebecca of Blog Eighteen who recently visited our spa for an afternoon of pampering!


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Wistful sandy shoreline and sapphire waters, it could only be Silver Bay Beach. Located on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales, this coastal haven is a sanctuary for families seeking a taste of sea air on UK shores.

Just a short five-minute walk from our award-winning holiday park, Silver Bay Beach is the perfect place to take a romantic walk or have a day of adventure riding the waves in your boat. There really is something for everyone to do. The beach is also close by to RAF Valley, providing the perfect opportunity for plane enthusiasts to witness the Red Arrows in action. Every year a range of events are held on the beach. From the annual fishing competition to the Beach Mudder race, Silver Bay beach is full of life yet spacious enough to feel secluded as you relax.

As well as this, the beach also has a rich history including the mysterious message in a bottle that washed up all the way from Xiamen in China.

Who knows what you’ll discover on a visit to our sandy hideaway? Our beach is also home to plentiful wildlife.

It’s not uncommon to spot a range of aquatic animals swimming in the waters including dolphins, and smaller animals such as frogs. The sky is also awash with beautiful animals including butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies – so there’s always something alluring to witness.

Our coast is also one of the greenest in the country, and we do our best to make sure it’s kept clean and is also well-tended to. In fact, we’ve been doing so well that we’ve been awarded a Green Coast Award!

This prestigious body recognises the best, and greenest, costs around the UK, and we’re honoured to call our tropical heaven a part of it.=As well as admiring our stunning nature, there’s also plenty of natural activities you can be a part of on Silver Bay Beach.

There’s little more satisfying than an afternoon spent rock pooling or beach combing, discovering shells, beautiful stones and much more. We also host an array of children’s club activities that include snorkelling, coasteering, and beach safety, as well as Wild Survivors Club where children can learn everything they need to know about rustic life outdoors.=It’s not only humans who are welcome on our beach, so too are man’s best friend! Dogs love Silver Bay Beach just as much as any human, and both man and dog can spend hours wandering this luxury coast with the sand between their toes.

And it’s not hard to find inspiration on our beach, especially if you’re a creative. Whatever your medium, you’ll be sure to find inspiration on our shores. Alice White is just one artist who has already had her creative soul captivated by the sights of our coast.

Over the summer we host a range of beach activities. Alongside our Beach Mudder race, lodge owners will also get access to our annual Sandcastle building competition as well as the chance to purchase tasty snacks from our very own Tiki Shack.

A day at Silver Bay Beach is all about bonding and coming together with both family and friends to create a community. Be it spring, summer, autumn or winter, there’s always someone on our beach to chat with, new friends to make. And it makes for a very special place to live out some of the best days of your family life.Silver Bay Beach isn’t just all about the sand and water, there is also woodland nearby, filled with luscious green trees and places to explore. In fact, a visit to the beach at Silver Bay isn’t complete without a ramble through the woodlands, so don’t miss out.

As well as being the proud owners of a Green Coast Award, we were also presented with a David Bellamy Conservation Award in late 2016.

This award is presented to holiday villages in the UK that have taken great care to create a sustainable environment and enhance and protect nature in Britain. We’ve planted trees, created a wildflower meadow and much more. You can read all about it here. Watersports are also a strong part of Silver Bay Beach life. From canoeing and kayaking to speed boats, everyone is welcome on our waters as long as they practice care and consideration for others. We also have a handy boat park close so that lodge owners can store their vessels with ease.

Furthermore, exploring our beach is only the beginning of the Silver Bay beach experience. There are plenty of wonderful walks to be had around Anglesey that are close by. The Silver Bay woodland lead walkers across to Trearddur Bay, another beautiful part of Anglesey all visitors should have the chance to witness. Staying safe on the beach is all about looking out for one another and knowing your limits. The ocean can be a dangerous place and should be respected. This means not swimming out of your depth, swimming alone, or going too far out. As well as this, people should take extra care to not leave things lying about on the beach. These can become hazards if someone were to trip over them, and that’s without mentioning that our furry, four-legged friends that could also potentially swallow something harmful!

If you’d like to relax on Silver Bay beach with your loved ones, then perhaps it’s time you considering lodge ownership at Silver Bay holiday village. As well as lodges, we also have a selection of stunning caravans available for purchase. So if you want a special place to escape where you don’t need to leave the country to reach paradise, call today on 01407 860 860. You can also view our eBrochure online.


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Each culture has different Christmas traditions, it’s part of what makes the festive time of year so rich in diversity and so full of wonder. And just like there are particular traditions practiced in Ireland, England and Scotland – there are also some Welsh Christmas traditions that people should enjoy!

If you’re planning on celebrating the festive period on Anglesey this season, then we suggest you take a little look below and integrate some Welsh practices into your Christmas celebrations. They’ll certainly add a new, yet old, spin on the most magical time of year!

Plygain

What would Christmas be without carols? Well, in Wales caroling is traditionally a little different.

Taking place early Christmas morning, between 3am and 6am, to be precise, people would gather in local churches and sing their hearts out during the 19th century.

They usually stayed awake throughout the night ready for the early morning carols – and although we think the tiredness may have put a bit of a damper on Christmas day itself, why not have a little sing song with the family before bed this year?

Plygain also still occasionally happens, meaning that if you really want to take part this year you can! Churches famed for it include St David’s Bishop’s Palace, so be sure to seek out those in your local area for something a bit different.

Welsh Christmas Toffee

Welsh Christmas Toffee

We all love a few extra sweet treats during Christmas time, and so to do our friends in Wales.  In fact, they often made toffee an integral part of their celebrations in years gone by.

On Toffee Evening, also known as Noson Gyfraith, friends and families would get together at one another’s houses and play games, have food, tell stories and make toffee over the fire.

It was popular during the late 19th century, so why not have a go at making your own this Christmas? It’ll certainly invite a little bit of Welsh festive charm into your lodge. You can also nip to the supermarket and pick some up if you want to take a little shortcut. We promise we won’t tell anyone!

Calennig

In Wales, the Halloween tradition of Trick or Treating was actually something that happened during the festive period. On New Year’s Day, between dawn and noon, children would go from door to door with good wishes for the new year, and in some cases, they would sing and splash people with water. They would then be given a gift for their troubles, usually loose change.

We don’t recommend your children continue this tradition in 2017 as it hasn’t been practiced since the early 19th century – but it might be nice to wish each other well and buy gifts for New Year’s Day.

We can’t think of a lovelier start to the new year.

Holming

Not all Welsh Christmas traditions are particularly pleasant, and one of the less favourable festive customs lies within ‘holming.’ This tradition also took place during the early 19th century, and you wouldn’t have wanted to be the last one to get out of bed on Boxing Day!

If you were, you would be beaten with prickly holly sprigs. As you can imagine, this is something that is certainly not practiced any longer. But if you want to make fun of the last person out of bed on boxing day, we recommend a friendly little hair-ruffle. Perhaps even a snuggly hug!

New Year’s Eve Drinks

Festive drink at NYE

There are four staples of a modern-day New Year’s Eve. Family, friends, food, and last but not least, something to whet your whistle! And as you can imagine, there also used to be a traditional Welsh drink created at NYE that people enjoyed.

This tradition actually has roots back to Tudor customs, where people drank from patterned Wassail bowls. They’d be full to the top with tasty sugar, fruit, spices and warm beer. Yum!

Why not try making your own version for New Year’s Eve? Everyone loves a good punch, and it’s a great way to toast 2017 with those you care about.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve on Anglesey

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If you fancy spending Christmas and NYE in your very own holiday home, then why not get in touch with Silver Bay Holiday Village today? We’re also hosting our annual Christmas and NYE’s parties too, exclusively for lodge owners, and we’d love to have you along.

Take a look at our free eBrochure here or call our General Manager Jamie on 01407 860 111 to find out more.

You can also take a look at our blog from Sian Ediss, who recently visited our site for a taster weekend!