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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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On Sunday 28th October we’ll be opening our gates again for our October Open Day so you can take a look around our luxury holiday lodges and facilities. Keep reading to find out more and how to attend.

New lodge development

 

Our new lodge development, Bay View, is now complete and we still have some amazing lodges available to view. All the plots on Bay View are south-facing with breathtaking views of the Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia and they’re all just a short walk to Silver Bay beach. The development is fully landscaped and each plot has a hard-standing parking area plus fabulous decking with glazed viewing panels so you can sit outside and make the most of those amazing views.

The Oceania holiday lodge

 

One of the brand new lodges to view on Bay View, The Oceania is inspired by the diverse architecture and design found on the Oceanic islands of Micronesia, Polynesia and Fiji. The lodge has hand-split driftwood features throughout and larchwood louvres to separate the living area. You’ll also find two sets of bi-folding doors across the front of the lodge so you can let that fresh Anglesey air in.

Our Facilities

 

From our spa and leisure complex to The Deck House restaurant, we have some amazing facilities to make your time at Silver Bay even more enjoyable. Take a dip in the indoor heated pool or book a treatment at The Spa at Silver Bay and then enjoy a delicious meal with views of the bay at The Deck House.

October Open Day

 

On Sunday 28th October we’ll be open from 12pm to 4pm with some fizz and nibbles and an opportunity to take a look around our holiday lodges, spa and leisure complex and The Deck House restaurant. There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day! However, if you would like some more information beforehand or can’t make the date you can get in touch via our contact form or, if you’d like to arrange a call, you can request a callback and a member of our friendly team will be in touch.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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It doesn’t seem that long ago since you were all here enjoying our summer holiday activities, but October half term is just a week or two away now. The temperatures may be dropping and it’s getting dark earlier but we’ve got all sorts of amazing activities planned for you over the holidays; keep reading to find out more.

Halloween Party

 

Halloween party 2017 at Silver Bay Holiday Village

On Saturday 27th October we’ll be throwing our annual owners’ Halloween party again so make sure to get your spookiest costume at the ready. Doors will open at 5pm for games, face painting, tattoos and nail painting followed by food for the little ones served from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The hot and cold buffet for the adults will then be served from 7:30pm followed by dancing until midnight. Tickets can be booked using our online booking system and are limited to eight tickets per holiday lodge.

The chefs take great pride in providing an amazing buffet for the Halloween party and this year we’re giving the children the opportunity to design the cake, from the filling to the decor. All you need is a blank piece of paper and a creative imagination. Make sure to include your name, age and plot number on your entry and you can post it to Reception, Silver Bay Holiday Village, Pentre Gwyddel, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead, Anglesey LL65 2RZ or email reception@silverbay.co.uk. Entries close on Friday 19th October and the winner will be made and revealed at our Halloween party. Good luck to all taking part!

October Half Term Activities

 

We’ve got some great new activities available this October half term including mother and toddler ballet, construction kits, willow sculptures and cake decorating skills plus we’ll be welcoming back rookie lifeguard, snorkeling and scuba diving. We’re also thrilled to be putting on a few more meet the bees sessions before we tuck them in for the winter, taking place at 10:30am and 1pm on Thursday 25th October and Thursday 1st November. To book on to a session please visit our online booking system; when booking an activity please make sure that your child is in the age group as stated in the activity description to avoid disappointment. Take a look at the full timetable below.

Silver Bay October Half Term Activity Planner

The Deck House

 

The Deck House restaurant at Silver Bay Holiday Village

From the 20th October to 4th November we’ll be changing The Deck House opening hours so Sunday to Thursday we’ll be open from midday to 11pm and Friday and Saturday we’ll be open until midnight. Please remember that last orders on Friday 26th October will be at 10pm to allow us time to prepare for the Halloween party. We’ll also be serving up our delicious Sunday lunch carvery every Sunday from 12 to 9pm so make sure to book a table by ringing our friendly team on 01407 860860.

Pamper yourself

 

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Treat yourself over the half term with our October spa beauty offer. This month we’re offering the ELEMIS Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap for just £40 (was £55). The 55 minute session is perfect for dehydrated, dull or tired skin and leaves your skin feeling hydrated and moisturised while also being deeply relaxing. If this sounds like the treatment for you, give our friendly spa team a call on 01407 862049 to book.

Our next open day

 

On Sunday 28th October we’ll be opening our gates again for visitors to take a look around our luxury holiday lodges, including the brand new lodges on our new development Bay View, and our award-winning facilities. Keep an eye out for more information on the open day and if you or someone you know would like to know more please feel free to contact us, request a callback or take a look at our brochure. We look forward to seeing you there!


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We’re sure you’ve had time to get back into the swing of things after the summer holidays so we thought it was time to round up all our fantastic events from this summer and what a summer it’s been!

Events at The Deck House

We kicked off the summer holidays in style with our owner’s exclusive summer party. For the little ones we had some amazing entertainment, including a return visit from Mr Trix the clown and Ella from Frozen, and finished the night with dancing and music from the fabulous Treasure.

The fun didn’t stop there! We also had a disco at the beginning of August and a casino and disco towards the end of August. The casino was a great success and it looked like you all had a great time, we hope you kept your photobooth pictures courtesy of Event Lounge.

Busy Bayers Activities During the Summer Holidays

We had all sorts of creative activities for our Busy Bayers during the summer holidays, from making a mini aquarium and designing a board game to creating salt dough creatures and African Art. We also welcomed some new activities to our timetable, including Welsh for beginners, first aid awareness for children and cooking skills. Our ‘Meet the Bees’ sessions were such a success over the summer that we carried them on into September; if you’re quick you may still be able to attend one of our weekend sessions taking place for the rest of the month. You can view the dates and times and book a session on our online booking system plus we’re also selling Silver Bay Honey from our bees, which can be purchased at the reception or spa.

Busy Bayers holding their mini aquariums

Beach Activities

At the beginning of August we ran our fishing competition with all proceeds going to the RNLI. It was a great turnout and we want to thank everyone who took part; congratulations to Kevin McLean for heaviest bag, Holly Watts for being our junior winner and Gail Booth Bull Hurs for heaviest fish.

This year we ran our sandcastle competition a bit differently and asked you to submit your entries online, allowing everyone to vote for their favourite sandcastle creation. Congratulations to Holly Keary for coming first place, the Andersons for coming second and Rose and Poppy Hayward for coming third.

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Our sandcastle competition winners were announced at Beach Mudder where owners competed once again for the Beach Mudder crown. Congratulations to Robert’s Runners for coming in first place, Pineapple Pickers for landing second place and Bates-ish Family for getting third place.

Beach Mudder winners

With October half term just weeks away, don’t forget to keep an eye out for an update on all the activities we have planned for you. This year we’re running a children’s cake design competition, giving your little ones the opportunity to design our Halloween cake, from the decor to the filling; all they need is a blank piece of paper and a creative imagination. We’ll be judging each design based on the idea and not on the quality of the drawing. You can post your entries to Reception, Silver Bay Holiday Village, Pentre Gwyddel, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead, Anglesey LL65 2RZ or email reception@silverbay.co.uk and the winning entry will be made and revealed at our Halloween party; entries close Friday 19th October. This year the Halloween party will be taking place on Saturday 27th October, you will be able to purchase tickets from our online booking system and we’ll be sure to let you know when tickets go on sale. We look forward to seeing you all back here!


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We are thrilled to announce that Silver Bay Holiday Village are now members of the National Trust, Wildlife Trust, RSPB, Red Squirrel Trust and once again have been awarded the David Bellamy Gold Award. We are very proud of this achievement and it further strengthens our commitment to conserving the local area and wildlife. Read on to find out about each membership and what this means for Silver Bay and our owners and visitors.

As a member of the National Trust we aim to help the organisation achieve its aims of giving everyone access to Britain’s beautiful landscapes and spectacular coastlines whilst helping to take care of it. Similarly, our membership with the Wildlife Trust will help support the preservation of wildlife and wild places in the local area as well as helping our owners get closer to nature.

Silver Bay and the local area is home to a multitude of bird species, from puffins to sparrow-hawks, so it’s no surprise that we’re a member of the RSPB. With species numbers declining dramatically in recent years, we’ll be working with the RSPB to help their recovery.

Another animal that is at risk in our local area is the red squirrel. Earlier this month we had a visit from Holly, our Red Squirrel Ranger from the Red Squirrel Trust, and we are over the moon to hear that there is evidence of red squirrel activity in our woodland area. Holly will be popping back to check on the activity so we’ll make sure to keep you updated. Why not take a walk and see if you can spot one yourself?

Last but not least, we’re happy to announce that we have once again being awarded the David Bellamy Gold Award. This award recognises our commitment to protecting the local wildlife, reducing our energy use, recycling our waste, and supporting the local community.

To find out more about our beach and surrounding area, take a look at our beach page. We’ll also be keeping you updated on local wildlife and nature so make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be in the know. If you would like to find out more about owning a holiday lodge here at Silver Bay, you can download our online brochure or request a callback and a member of our friendly team will be in touch.


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Well what a year so far for the honeybees! The winter was long and there was a cold spell towards the end; the poor bees didn’t know what to make of it – they thought it should be spring by now (just like us!). Luckily for them we weren’t greedy and hadn’t taken any honey last year; we had been building them up last summer and autumn and letting them stock themselves for the winter – and it was just as well we did for they needed last summer/autumn’s food stores to get them through that long winter!

However, since the spring came – it went with a ‘bang’ – the bees have really taken off! The Queens have been laying lots of new honeybees called ‘workers’ (especially Willow Queen, although Heather Queen is not far behind!) Unsurprisingly, workers get their name from the fact that they work their socks off! (well actually, bees don’t have socks!) Due to their hard-working nature, these workers have a very short lifespan at this time of year, about 6-7 weeks, so the Queen (who lives up to 5 years) has a busy job continuously laying new bees so that there are always plenty of workers to collect new pollen and nectar! And yes, they have been collecting lots of fresh pollen, which is high in protein, to feed the young bees and collecting nectar from flowers which is processed into honey. We have been very lucky to have harvested surplus honey this summer! 

A beekeeper’s job is particularly busy in the spring and summer because they are ensuring that the colony is healthy, giving the hive fresh comb and space. It is also a very difficult balance to ensure that the colony of bees is strong and healthy but that it doesn’t swarm. Regular checks are needed to see if they are building new queen cells – in which case they want to swarm. This would mean we would lose our ‘old’ queen and a lot of the bees. We would be left with a new queen and some bees, but the colony would be significantly weaker. Beekeepers can also intervene if they are lucky enough to catch them at the right time and manipulate them to make them think they have swarmed but still keeping all the bees! Sneaky beekeepers! So far so good – we have managed to avoid swarming.  

We hope those of you lucky enough to have visited the hives this summer learnt lots about our wonderful bees. The beekeeping sessions are so popular that we have organised for some more weekend visits throughout September, before we tuck them in for the winter.

To book onto a session please visit www.bookwhen.com/activities

Silver Bay Honey can be purchased from Reception and the Spa & Leisure Complex.


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On Sunday 5th August we’re thrilled to open our gates for the grand opening of our new development, Bay View. We’ll be welcoming one and all to join us for some fizz and nibbles and inviting you to take a tour of the stunning range of holiday lodges available on Bay View, as well as the amazing facilities that we have on site.

Bay View plan

The name ‘Bay View’ derives from the southerly facing plots on the development which benefit from breathtaking views of the Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia. The development is just a short walk away from Silver Bay Beach and will be fully landscaped with a hard standing parking area for each holiday lodge. We currently have 17 holiday lodges available on Bay View with just five now available on the front row so this open day is not one to be missed.

One of the lodges available to view will be the Bella Vista, a contemporary and spacious holiday lodge with a refreshing white gloss kitchen and neutral grey tones and hints of blush pink throughout. The lodge also features a fully glazed front elevation with french doors and high level windows as well as a vaulted ceiling to the lounge, kitchen and diner. You can take a look at the other lodges available on our luxury lodges page but we agree that it’s definitely worth viewing the lodges in person to truly appreciate their beauty and quality.

There’s no need to book to attend our open day, just turn up on the day. If you require any further information please feel free to get in touch or, alternatively, you can request a callback and a member of our friendly team will be in touch. You can also download our free brochure to get a feel for Silver Bay before you visit. We hope to see you there!


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It’s that time of year again! The summer holidays are just round the corner and we’ve got so much planned for you this summer. Take a look at the summer holiday activities planner below and keep reading for more information on the fabulous activities we have in store.

Silver Bay Summer Activity Planner 2018

Events at The Deck House

 

Summer party 2017

Celebrate the start of the summer holidays with our owner’s exclusive summer party. We’ll be kicking off the celebrations at 4:30pm with the children’s buffet and entertainment followed by food, live music and dancing for the adults until 1am. Tickets for this year’s party will be available through our online booking system only, making it more convenient to book and avoid queues over the phone. Tickets are limited to eight tickets per holiday lodge, plus there will be a notes section for any special requests. You can access the online booking system here and tickets will be available until 10am on Thursday 19th July. If you have any difficulty using the system please call the Owner Services Team on 01407 860860 and we’ll be more than happy to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

We’ll also be hosting a disco on Saturday 4th August, casino and disco on Sunday 26th August and we will be serving a roast dinner every Sunday throughout the summer holidays.

Summer Holiday Activities

 

Beach Mudder 2017

Beach Mudder is back and this time it’s bigger and better. Join us on Saturday 25th August from 1:30pm for a fun obstacle course for the whole family. Warning, you may get wet! Make sure to register your team at the Spa and Leisure Complex.  

Also this year our sandcastle competition has taken on a new twist and will take place from Saturday 18th to Friday 24th August. During that time we’ll be asking you to build your amazing creation and upload a photo, people will then be able to vote for their favourite and the person with the most votes will be announced after the Beach Mudder on Saturday 25th August. To enter the competition please register at the Spa and make sure to keep an eye out for more details on how to upload your photos.

On Saturday 4th August from 10am to 2pm, weather permitting, we’ll be hosting our fishing competition. Entry will be £10 per boat, £5 per rod for adults and under 16s go free, and all proceeds will go to the RNLI, who will be present on the day. We’ll be awarding prizes for the heaviest fish and mixed bag species so make sure to register your interest at The Deck House or Beach Hut.

We’ve also introduced some new activities this summer, including Welsh for beginners, cooking skills, teddy bear picnic, St John first aid awareness for children and tie dye art.

We look forward to seeing you all here at Silver Bay and hope you have an amazing summer. Remember, all activities must now be booked through our online booking system and activities will become available 24 hours prior, you can access the booking system here.


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Summer has officially begun! And there’s no better way to enjoy the summer months than enjoying a glass of gin and tonic whilst taking in the stunning views of the Llyn Peninsula and beyond. We’ve introduced a whole new gin menu to The Deck House bar for you to try; of course you’ll need to find your very own favourite but here’s a little information about each one.

We, of course, have the classics such as Gordon’s, Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick’s and Plymouth Original. If you want to branch out a bit but still want that classic taste we have a range of London dry gins, including Bloom, Bulldog, Opihr and 6 O’clock Gin.

London Dry Gin

 

For a smoother, sweet flavour Bloom gin and 6 O’clock Gin are perfect. Bloom consists of three different flavours; chamomile, honeysuckle and the citrus fruit pomelo. It’s best served with an Indian tonic water and finished off with fresh strawberries. 6 O’clock Gin has a fine balance of botanicals, including coriander, orange peel and elderflower which gives a balanced but smooth flavour. It’s best served with tonic water and garnished with lemon, lemon zest or lime.

For more of a dry finish, Bulldog is a multi-award winning gin that has been handcrafted in an English distillery for over 250 years and its dry flavours give a crisp finish. It’s best served with a premium Indian tonic along with fresh ground black pepper.

Or if you’re looking for something with more exotic flavours, Ophir has a wide range of flavours including spicy Cubeb berries from Indonesia, black pepper from India and coriander from Morocco. It has been distilled to a high quality since 1761 and is best served with Indian tonic water garnished with lime, black pepper or cardamom.

Something a Bit Different

 

If you want something a bit different to the London Dry, Edgerton Blue Spice, Brecon, Monkey 47 or Rock Rose could be the one.

From London we have Edgerton Blue Spice, a follow on from the popular Edgerton original pink gin, offering an earthy flavour consisting of 17 botanicals and coriander notes. It is best served with Fever Tree Indian tonic water and garnished with fresh blueberries.

Or why not get a taste of the Brecon Beacons with Brecon, a traditional gin which is laced with hints of spicy cinnamon and coriander. The characteristic flavours go well with tonic, ice and lemon or lime zest.

Head on up to the most northerly county of Scotland for Rock Rose, a handcrafted Scottish gin which gets its flavours from local and traditional botanicals chosen for a perfect taste. It is best served with Fever Tree Indian tonic water and finished off with orange zest.

Take a trip overseas with the Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin, consisting of 47 handpicked ingredients sourced from the Black Forest. It is perfectly served with tonic water and garnished with blackberries, a wedge of lime, a slice of orange or orange zest.

Flavoured Gin

 

If you fancy something more flavoursome then one of these flavoured gins could be perfect for you.

If you want one with a bit of colour the Edgerton Original Pink gin is made from 15 exotic ingredients, including pomegranate. It is a delightful and complex gin which is perfectly served with Fever Tree Indian tonic water and garnished with a strawberry.

Or if you want a drink that tastes like an English summer the Cucumber Gin has a clean aroma and taste of fresh cucumber along with a delicate taste of coriander, citrus and cracked pepper. It can be served neat or with Fever Tree tonic water and finished off with fresh mint leaves.

If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary then we would recommend the Marshmallow Gin with Madagascan Vanilla; a premium gin with an infused flavour produced using copper pot stills. It’s best served over ice for a refreshing and cool taste.

If you’d like to find out more about The Deck House bar or would like to get in touch, take a look at The Deck House page.


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We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our brand new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and football pitch. We’re committed to making sure our owners can enjoy their time here at Silver Bay and, with the introduction of our new lodge development, we wanted to make sure we were still providing a place for everyone to play and enjoy sport.

The arrival of these two new spaces comes at a perfect time, meaning our owners can enjoy both areas over summer and for many years to come.

Introducing the Multi Use Games Area

 

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A MUGA is a space where you can play a multitude of different sports, namely football, basketball and tennis, with different lines and markings for each one. It’s a great solution to provide an area for multiple sports without taking up space with individual courts and pitches.

It also provides a great space for people to meet up and socialise as well as getting a bit of exercise.

New football pitch

 

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Our football pitch is now situated behind the spa and can be accessed by a new path. The new pitch offers a great opportunity for owners, family and friends to get together for a kickabout, all with the stunning view of the Llyn Peninsula in the background.

If you’re spending time on the new MUGA or football pitch, make sure to share your photos with us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Due to the success of our sports sessions over the school holidays earlier this year we’ll be sure to arrange some more for the summer holidays, make sure to keep an eye out on our blog page for more information.


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We’re just over a week away from the May half term and that can only mean one thing – we have lots of fun activities planned to keep the whole family entertained. Take a look at the timetable below and keep reading for more information plus an update on the latest news from Silver Bay Holiday Village.

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May half term activities

This month we’re welcoming the bees back! We’ve decided not to move the hives so they return to familiar surroundings. Jonathan will be running ‘Meet the Bees’ sessions as well as planting bee-friendly flowers to enhance their environment. Please remember to only visit the hives when Jonathan is present.

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Luke’s football sessions proved to be a huge hit in the Easter holidays so we’re bringing them back for the May half term, along with a multi-sports session. Both will be held in the new Multi Use Games Area and will be available to anyone aged six and above.

Also this half term we have Andy from B-Active running a three day kayaking course for anyone aged 10 and over. The course will aim to teach the core skills needed for safe kayaking finished off with a kayak trip along the coastline.

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Planning on getting out in your boat this half term? We’ll be receiving a visit from the lifeboat crew at RNLI on Sunday 27th May to carry out life jacket checks and chat to you regarding safe boating.

Booking is essential for many of our half term activities and this time we’re making it easier and more convenient with our new online booking system. Activities will be released 24 hours in advance with sessions for the following day released at 10am every morning. This new system will allow you to book and pay for your activities as well as amend and cancel them, all from the comfort of your holiday lodge. You can find our online booking system here.

The Deck House news

Plastic straws take up to 200 years to decompose and around 100,000 marine animals die every year from ingesting plastic. That’s why we’re joining the #refusethestraw initiative and will no longer be serving drinks with plastic straws. However, if you still require a straw we will be happy to provide you with a paper one.

The Deck House will also now be serving low fat/low sugar drinks as standard; if you wish to have the full fat alternative, please request this when ordering your drinks.

Join us on Sunday 27th May for another of our famous roast carveries, make sure to book in advance by calling a member of our friendly staff on 01407 862046. After you’ve enjoyed our delicious carvery, why not stick around for the return of Kiani, the ever-popular acoustic guitarist and singer, who’ll be joining us at 9pm.

Spa and beauty offers

Get your skin summer ready with our exclusive owner’s beauty event on Friday 1st June and sample our brand new treatment, the geneO+ 4-in-1 Super Facial. Join us for refreshments on arrival and a chance to sample the treatment with an Advanced Aesthetics representative on hand to answer all your questions. To book please contact the spa and leisure team on 01407 862049.

We look forward to seeing you all here in the May half term and we’re already planning for summer, make sure to keep the 21st July free for the next Owner’s Summer Party!