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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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We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the Green Coast Award by Keep Wales Tidy.

The Green Coast Award recognises the beautiful, untouched and rugged beaches for their excellent water quality and unspoiled environment. Unlike the beaches that have received a Blue Flag Award, a Green Coast Award beach doesn’t have the infrastructure and intensive management generally associated with the more traditional seaside resort.

In order to receive the Green Coast Award the beach must comply with the following criteria:

  • Have excellent water quality
  • Encourage dog and horse owners to clean up after their animals by providing suitable facilities and literature
  • Have a guardianship scheme in place
  • Provide information on locally organised environmental activities
  • Public access to the beach must be safe and well maintained

Wales has some of the most beautiful and well managed beaches in the world and the Wales Coast Awards help to raise environmental awareness, recognise good practice and promote Wales as an international destination.

18 beaches in Wales were awarded the Green Coast Award this year, recognising all the hidden gems on our coastline. The award helps to encourage people to “adopt” areas of the coast, helping contribute towards the sustainability of the area while promoting volunteering, and we have been recognised as the first private business to apply for a coast award on behalf of a beach.

The local contribution is evident in recent news with Anglesey being announced as the UK’s first county to be designated a Plastic Free Community by the marine conservation charity, Surfers Against Sewage.

What other environmental initiatives are we involved in?

Obeewan Silver Bay beekeeper

Our dedication to preserving the natural environment and supporting British wildlife is a priority for us. As well as the Green Coast Award, we were also awarded the David Bellamy Gold Award for our commitment to protecting the local wildlife, reducing energy use, recycling waste, and supporting the local community. As part of our commitment to the rural environment and the impact of the coastal path, we have also started to plant indigenous species to reestablish the flora and fauna.

And not forgetting our honey bees. The bees are still in their winter home at the moment but will be moving back this month. They were very busy during the warm spell in April, so much so that we had to hire an extra pair of hands (or paws). We also had to make up some extra frames in anticipation but Obeewan was too busy eating all the honey so our beekeeper, Jonathan, had to do it all by himself. Starting in the May half term holidays, we will be offering ‘Meet the Bees’ sessions throughout the summer so our owners can have the opportunity to meet the queen and her workers.

You can find out more about our beach and boat park as well as any further updates on our ongoing work to benefit the local wildlife and environment.


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It’s that time again! We look forward to seeing you all here over the holidays; keep reading to find out more about our May Half Term 2019 holiday activities. We’d like to start off by thanking everyone that joined us over the Easter holidays, we were blessed with some amazing weather and we hope you made the most of it on Silver Bay beach. Well done to everyone that took part in our Easter egg hunt and well done to the adults that searched high and low for the golden tickets. The lucky winners were the Patey-Kreitzman and McColl families.

We’re thrilled to announce that The Deck House Easter raffle raised £200 for the RNLI and £55 for the Air Ambulance so thank you to everyone that took part.

And finally, we wouldn’t be able to offer such a first class experience without the help of our lovely staff so here’s a shout out to our team members of the month:

March – Shane (Maintenance Team)

April – Lynne (Housekeeping Team)

Keep reading to find out what activities we have planned for the May half term and beyond.

May half term 2019 activities

We’re bringing back the most popular activities this May half term. For the active and outdoorsy, we’re welcoming back the B-Active family guided walk, family kayaking, soccer school, archery and coasteering. For those into arts and crafts we’ve got all sorts of creative activities, including wildlife windchimes, garden in a box and pottery painting.

We’ve also got our movie night on Monday and Wednesday at 6pm and we’ll be welcoming the bees back so make sure to book on one of our Meet The Bees sessions.

View the full May Half Term 2019 timetable to find out more about the different events and timings.

Our commitment to the environment

We are pleased to announce that, once again, we have been awarded the Green Coast Award as we continue to help the ongoing protection of our coastline and wildlife. As part of our commitment to the rural environment and the impact of the coastal path, we have started to plant indigenous species to reestablish the flora and fauna.

Plus, it’s almost time to welcome back our bees, so make sure to book onto a session with Jonathan to meet the queen and her hard workers.

Events at The Deck House

We’re kicking off the May half term after the bank holiday weekend with a gin tasting night at 6pm on Tuesday 28th May. You’ll have the opportunity to sample a selection of Aber Falls Gin with accompanying canapés. Make sure to reserve your place by calling The Deck House on 01407 862046.

We also have an amazing offer on for those dining with little ones. Join us between 5:30pm and 6:30pm and children eat for just £1.50 with every adult meal. We know how difficult it can be sometimes to keep your little ones entertained on a rainy day; it won’t be long until our new soft play area is up and running at The Deck House to help ease their boredom.

This year, our annual owner’s summer party takes place on Saturday 27th July. The theme this year is “Film Stars” so make sure you have your best costume ready to walk down the red carpet. Booking will be available from 10am on 7th July and tickets are limited so early booking is highly recommended.

Other upcoming events and activities

Get practising your swing for our golf competition, taking place on Saturday 15th June. Entry is £10 and all proceeds will go to Wales Air Ambulance. If you’d like to find out more and register, please leave your name and number with reception.

We look forward to seeing you all over the May half term holidays and onwards.


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Looking for things to do in Holyhead? We’ve put together some of the best walks, outside spaces and places to eat on the island; keep reading to find out more.

Holyhead Coastal Walks

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Anglesey Coastal Path

Passing through farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs and woodland, the Anglesey Coastal Path follows the majority of the island’s coastline. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is definitely worth a visit for the walkers out there.

Download the route maps here: https://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/en/about-anglesey/isle-of-anglesey-coastal-path/

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Rhoscolyn Circular Walk

The Rhoscolyn Circular Walk is a pleasant walk for the whole family and part of the route passes right by Silver Bay. Take a walk through history and pay a visit to the church, featuring a 15th century font, St Gwenfaen’s Well and the tower on Ynys Gwylanod.

Download the route here: https://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/media/73800/circular_walks_rhoscolyn.pdf

Places to see in Holyhead

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Trearddur Bay

Trearddur Bay’s large, sandy beach attracts all kinds of people, including families, surfers, jet ski enthusiasts and fisherman. The rocky coastline and clear waters also make it a popular spot for diving enthusiasts from across the country.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 12 minutes

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Beddmanarch Bay and Penhros Coastal Park

Beddmanarch Bay has far reaching sand and mud floats as well as views across Traeth y Gribin to the western coast of Anglesey. Take a nature walk through the woodland and admire the view over the bay from the many benches and picnic tables.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 16 minutes

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Porth Dafarch

Situated between Trearddur Bay and Holyhead, Porth Dafarch is a beautiful sandy cove surrounded by rocky headland, ideal for a peaceful family day out. The cycle friendly beach is popular with scuba divers and sea canoeists as well as those just looking to relax.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 18 minutes

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South Stack

Made up of heathland and farmland and set on a set of dramatic cliffs, South Stack is an amazing spot for the keen birdwatcher. In spring you can see guillemots, razorbills and puffins and you may even catch a glimpse of the rare chough.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 27 minutes

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Breakwater Country Park

Breakwater Country Park is perfect for a family day out and captures the beauty and history of Anglesey. Discover more about the wildlife and industrial heritage or enjoy the numerous walks available for all different levels.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 27 minutes

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North Stack

North Stack offers stunning views of the Anglesey coastline, famous for its bird and marine life and maritime history. For the keen climber, the area offers some of the most adventurous climbing spots in the UK.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 37 minutes

Places to eat in Holyhead

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The White Eagle

Enjoy a three course meal, a casual bite or a drink on the terrace, all in the relaxing setting of The White Eagle. The seasonal menu features locally-sourced produce, from award-winning family butchers to oysters freshly harvested from the Menai.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 6 minutes

Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, LL65 2NJ

Opening hours: Open every day, 12 – 11pm

Website: https://www.white-eagle.co.uk/

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Sea Shanty Cafe

Take some time to relax and refresh after a day at the beach at the Sea Shanty Cafe, located on Trearddur Bay. There’s all sorts of options, from hearty breakfasts and sandwiches to delicious fish and steak dishes, plus an ice cream parlour open until 10pm.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 12 minutes

Lon St Ffraid, Trearddur Bay, LL65 2YR

Opening hours: Open every day, 9am – 10pm

Website: https://seashantycafe.co.uk/

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The Black Seal

The Black Seal is a contemporary restaurant and bar located right next to the beach in Trearddur Bay, serving up the best in British cuisine. Just fancy a drink? The Black Seal also has a gin bar, stunning cocktails and an exciting range of craft beers.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 13 minutes

Lon Isallt, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 2UP

Opening hours: Open every day, 11am – 11pm

Website: http://www.theblackseal.co.uk/

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The Seacroft

The Seacroft is a five star pub and restaurant with rooms located in Trearddur Bay. Cosy up next to the roaring open fire and enjoy a warm welcome and superb local food. Relax with a tipple from the bar with its impressive wine list and award-winning cask ales.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 13 minutes

Ravenspoint Road, Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, LL65 2YU

Opening hours: Breakfast – 8 – 11am (Sat & Sun), Food – 12 – 2:30pm & 5 – 9pm (Mon – Thu), 12 – 2:30pm & 5 – 9:30pm (Fri), 12 – 9:30pm (Sat), 12 – 9pm (Sun). Bar open every day, 11am – 11pm

Website: https://www.robinsonsbrewery.com/pubs-inns-and-hotels/find-a-pub/t-z/theseacroft

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Catch 22 Brasserie

Catch 22 is a contemporary family run restaurant on the Isle of Anglesey. The seasonal menu is centred around locally sourced ingredients to create dishes with international flavours as well as some British home comforts.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 14 minutes

London Road, Valley, Anglesey, LL65 3DP

Opening hours: 10:30am – 2:30pm & 5:30 – 8:30pm (Tue – Fri), 10:30am – 9pm (Sat), 10:30am – 8pm (Sun)

Website: http://www.catch22brasserie.co.uk/

We hope this list has shown you all the amazing things to do in Holyhead. Want to find out more about the local area? Take a look at our map of fun things to do in North Wales or find out what events are coming up this year in our 2019 events calendar.

Interested in having all this on your doorstep? Download our free brochure or arrange a visit and a member of our friendly team will be in touch shortly.


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It’s that time of the year again; the sun is shining and the flowers are starting to bloom, and the Easter holidays are just around the corner. We have some amazing Easter holiday activities to keep the whole family occupied, including the old favourites and some new additions. To take a look at our activity timetable please follow the links below.

Monday 1st – Sunday 7th April / Monday 22nd – Sunday 28th April

Monday 8th – Sunday 14th April / Monday 15th – Sunday 21st April

Family Easter egg hunt

Join us at 10:30am on Sunday 21st April for our annual family Easter egg hunt. Get your baskets at the ready and round up the family to find as many eggs as you can, carefully hidden around the holiday park.

Family movie night

After a day of activities why not kick back and relax at one of our family movie nights. Grab your popcorn and join us every Monday and Wednesday throughout the Easter holidays; films start at 6:30pm.

New Easter holiday activities for 2019

We’ve introduced some new activities this year so you have even more to choose from. Hone your tennis skills or just give the game a try in our tennis sessions, taking place every Monday over the Easter holidays from 11 to midday (up to six years) or 12pm to 1pm (6+ years). Or practise your aim with our family archery sessions, every Thursday 1pm to 2pm (6+ years).

As well as these new activities we’ll also be continuing with your favourites, including soccer school and family football and various arts and crafts activities plus some Easter activities, such as Easter biscuits, Easter cards and Easter sock friends.

Don’t forget to book your activities in advance to avoid disappointment and please make sure you or your child meet the age criteria. Booking will be available on our online booking system from 10am the day before the activity is due to take place.


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Looking for fun things to do in North Wales? Then look no further! We’ve put together the best attractions and places of interest in the area so you can focus on having a good time.

Holyhead Golf Club

Holyhead Golf Club offers one of the best golfing spots in Wales. Enjoy fantastic views towards the mountains of Snowdonia while playing the challenging 18 hole championship course. Whatever your level, it’s a great place to hone your golfing skills.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 14 minutes

Holyhead Golf Club, Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, LL65 2YL

Website: https://www.holyheadgolfclub.co.uk/

Holyhead Maritime Museum

Step back in time at the oldest lifeboat station in Wales, situated on picturesque Newry Beach. The museum is a fantastic family experience where you can find out about shipwrecks, gallant rescues and pirates.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 22 minutes

Newry Beach, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 1YD

Opening hours: From Easter to the end of October, Tuesday to Sunday

Website: http://www.holyheadmaritimemuseum.co.uk/

South Stack Lighthouse

Built in 1809 and reopened in 2017, the historic South Stack Lighthouse is located on a small island 30 metres from Holyhead Island. Take a tour of the lighthouse engine room before climbing to the top; you might even see some puffins while you’re there!

Drive time from Silver Bay: 26 minutes

Holyhead, LL65 1YH

Opening hours: From 6th April, 10am – 4pm (Sat – Thu), 1pm – 4pm (Fri), last tour is 3:30pm

Website: http://www.southstacklighthouse.com/

Anglesey Circuit

Set on the west coast of Anglesey, Anglesey Circuit provides visitors with a challenging and exciting circuit in a breathtaking location. Whether you want to watch one of the amazing events or experience the track for yourself, it makes a perfect day out.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 29 minutes

Anglesey Circuit, Ty Croes, Anglesey, Wales, LL63 5TF

Website: https://www.angleseycircuit.com/

Cemlyn Bay and Lagoon

The enchanting curved bay is unique with its shingle ridge, known as Esgair Cemlyn, which divides the open sea from a saline coastal lagoon. In summer the lagoon provides a sanctuary for its famous tern colony so make sure to get your binoculars at the ready.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 32 minutes

Anglesey Transport Museum

Step back in time and see over 100 classic vehicles dating from the 1920s onwards, from cars and motorbikes to tractors and army trucks. Set in a replica 1940s cobbled street, you might even recognise some of the vehicles from film and television.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 33 minutes

Tyddyn Pwrpas, Newborough, Anglesey, LL61 6TN

Opening hours: 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm (March – October)

Website: http://angleseytransportmuseum.co.uk/ 

Greenwood Family Park

Voted the best family day out in North Wales, Greenwood Family Park is full of action and adventure for the whole family to enjoy. You can even grab yourself a season pass so you can go back as many times as you’d like throughout the year.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 37 minutes

Greenwood, Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, LL56 4QN

Opening hours: Open daily 10am – 5:30pm

Website: https://www.greenwoodfamilypark.co.uk/

Anglesey Model Village

Newly opened in 2019, step into the tiny world of Anglesey Model Village featuring all the famous landmarks and features of the island. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it’s a great place to relax and play. Plus there’s a lovely cafe to enjoy a cuppa or bite to eat.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 38 minutes

Anglesey Model Village, Newborough, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, LL61 6RS

Opening hours: 10am – 3pm (Mon & Tue), 10am – 5:30pm (Wed – Sun)

Website: http://www.angleseymodelvillage.co.uk/

Parys Mountain Windmill

Located on Parys Mountain, one of the highest points on Anglesey, the Grade II listed Parys Mountain Windmill was formerly used to pump water out of the copper mine. The windmill has been an empty shell since 1929 and is definitely worth a visit.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 40 minutes

Anglesey Sea Zoo

Anglesey Sea Zoo features over 40 tanks displaying the best of British marine wildlife, from octopuses and lobsters to seahorses and catsharks. Learn about British marine habitats as well as the research and conservation work that is helping to save them.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 40 minutes

Opening hours: 10am – 3:45pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 4:45pm (Sat & Sun)

Anglesey Sea Zoo and Marine Resource Centre, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey, LL61 6TQ

Website: https://www.angleseyseazoo.co.uk/

Copper Kingdom

Located in the picturesque fishing harbour of Amlwch Port, the award winning Copper Kingdom tells the tale of copper mining from its discovery in 1768 to the present day. Family friendly and wheelchair accessible, Copper Kingdom is perfect for everyone.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 41 minutes

Amlwch Industrial Heritage Trust, Amlwch Port, Anglesey, LL68 9DB

Website: http://copperkingdom.co.uk/copper-kingdom/

Red Wharf Bay

Once an important port, Red Wharf Bay lies on the east coast of Anglesey between the villages of Pentraeth and Benllech. The sandy beach stretches 2.5 miles from a tower of limestone called Castell Mawr down to Bwrdd Arthur.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 41 minutes

Beaumaris Castle

Regarded as the finest of all the Edwardian castles in Wales, Beaumaris Castle is an unfinished masterpiece worth seeing. As well as taking in the stunning architecture, the castle also has great views of the mountains and sea.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 41 minutes

Website: http://www.beaumaris.com

Benllech Beach

One of the most popular beaches on Anglesey, Benllech Beach has fine golden sand and clear blue waters. A great place for a paddle and a stroll if you fancy a change of scenery from Silver Bay beach.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 42 minutes

Anglesey Riding Centre

Set alongside the beautiful Menai Straits, Anglesey Riding Centre features five miles of private bridleways that are perfect for those that are completely new to riding as well as the more experienced rider.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 42 minutes

Opening hours: 10am – 8pm (Tue – Thu), 10am – 5pm (Fri – Sun)

Anglesey Riding Centre, Tal-y-foel, Dwyran, Anglesey, LL61 6LQ

Website: https://www.angleseyridingcentre.co.uk/

Beacon Climbing Centre

Beacon Climbing Centre is the largest indoor climbing centre in North Wales and caters for all ages and levels of experience. Don’t fancy climbing? Take a seat in the cafe located above the climbing walls and watch the action from the comfort of your seat.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 44 minutes

Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Tue & Fri), 8am – 10pm (Thu), 10am – 8pm (Sat & Sun)

Beacon Climbing Centre, Cibyn Estate, Caernarfon, LL55 2BD

Website: https://www.beaconclimbing.com/

Caernarfon Castle

Located at the southern end of the Menai Strait, the medieval Caernarfon Castle is a World Heritage Site and its impressive architecture is definitely worth a visit. Step through its imposing walls and learn about the history of Caernarfon.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 44 minutes

Opening hours: Open daily, 9:30am – 5pm (1st March – 30th June)

Caernarfon Castle, Castle Ditch, Caernarfon, LL55 2AY

Website: https://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/caernarfon-castle/?lang=en

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry

Penrhyn Slate Quarry is home to Zip World Velocity 2, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. Take on Velocity 2 yourself, take a tour of the quarry on one of the famous red trucks or watch the zippers flying by from the restaurant.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 44 minutes

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, LL57 4YG

Website: https://www.zipworld.co.uk/location/penrhyn-quarry

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Journey to the summit of Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales, on one of the most unique railway journeys in the world. Take in the stunning scenery and awe inspiring views on a great day out for the whole family.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 46 minutes

Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis, Gwynedd, LL55 4TT

Website: https://snowdonrailway.co.uk/

Conwy Castle

The gritty, dark stoned fortress of Conwy Castle still casts a powerful spell over those who visit it. Head up to the battlements and take in the breathtaking views of the mountains and sea as well as Conwy itself and the town walls that surround it.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 53 minutes

Opening hours: Open daily, 9:30am – 5pm (1st March – 30th June)

Conwy Castle, Rose Hill Street, Conwy, LL32 8AY

Website: https://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/conwycastle/?lang=en

Puffin Island

Puffin Island lies off the coast of Anglesey and is home to at least ten different species of seabird. It isn’t possible to go on the island itself but the best way to see it is by taking a boat trip around the island with boat operators offering rides throughout summer.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 54 minutes

Llandudno

Llandudno is the perfect location if you’re looking for a classic seaside town. The immaculate seafront is framed by two headlands and offers attractions suitable for the whole family, from the cafes and amusements on the pier to the Great Orme Country Park.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 2 minutes

Website: http://www.visitllandudno.org.uk/

Surf Snowdonia

Set in the heart of beautiful North Wales, Surf Snowdonia is the perfect environment to learn how to surf, fast track your skills or just have fun on your board. The man-made waves are designed for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 6 minutes

Adventure Parc Snowdonia, Conway Road, Dolgarrog, Conwy, LL32 8QE

Website: https://adventureparcsnowdonia.com/surf-snowdonia/  

Glasfryn Parc

Glasfryn Parc is a fun-filled day out for the whole family. From go karting, crazy golf and ten pin bowling to wakeboarding, kayaking and coarse fishing, plus many more, there’s sure to be an activity to suit everyone.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 6 minutes

Opening hours: Open daily 9:30am – 6pm

Glasfryn Parc, Y Ffôr, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 6PG

Website: http://www.glasfryn.co.uk/

Zip World Fforest

Located in a stunning woodland setting in the Conwy Valley, Zip World Fforest has adventures to keep the whole family busy. Choose from the Fforest Coaster, the Tree Hoppers, Zip Safari or Skyride, Europe’s highest giant swing!

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 8 minutes

Zip World Fforest, A470, Betws-y-Coed, LL24 0HX

Website: https://www.zipworld.co.uk/location/fforest

Portmeirion

Portmeirion Village is home to two hotels, a cluster of historic cottages, iconic architecture, a spa, stylish shops, award-winning restaurants, casual cafes, an Italian ice cream parlour, exotic gardens and sandy beaches. What more could you want!

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 18 minutes

Opening hours: Open daily 9:30am – 5:30pm

Website: https://portmeirion.wales/

Zip World Slate Caverns

From Titan, the first four-person zip line in Europe, to Bounce Below, the only subterranean playground of its kind, and the Zip World Caverns, there’s sure to be something to suit everyone.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 1 hour 23 minutes

Zip World Slate Caverns, LL41 3NB

Website: https://www.zipworld.co.uk/location/slate-caverns

If you’re looking for more fun things to do in North Wales, why not check out our 2019 events calendar for some more inspiration.


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January is behind us and our gates are open again for the year so we’re looking forward to what 2019 holds. With February half term less than a week away, here’s a rundown of all the amazing activities we have planned plus some exciting news for all our holiday home owners.

Crystal Clear Quartz Spa at Silver Bay

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We now offer the award-winning Crystal Clear skincare brand along with the Quartz spa range. Inspired by nature, Quartz Spa takes the purest ingredients and most powerful crystals to create effective and indulgent therapies for the mind, body and soul. To find out more about all the treatments available take a look at the spa treatment menu or if you’d like to go ahead and book please contact the spa on 01407 862049.

Events at The Deck House

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With Valentine’s Day just days away, we hope you have something romantic planned for that special someone. We’ll be serving Valentine’s specials here at The Deck House including delicious dishes such as duck and orange pâté, pan fried seabass  and Eton Mess.

If you have other plans why not join us on Saturday 23rd February at 9pm for some live music from our fabulous solo artist, Sam. As we approach Easter that can only mean one thing, pancakes! On Tuesday 5th March we’ll be serving up our tasty pancakes with a choice of accompaniments, make sure to check our specials board for all the options.

Then as we reach the end of March it’s time to show all the mothers in your life some love on Mother’s Day. On Sunday 31st March join us for our delicious carvery from 12 noon with a choice of three locally sourced meats and a nut roast for our vegetarian guests, all served with roast and new potatoes, fresh vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and our chef’s homemade gravy. We’re expecting the day to be busy so make sure to book your table in advance by calling 01407 862046 or email deckhouse@silverbay.co.uk.

February Half Term Busy Bayer Activities

From the 18th February to 3rd March we have all sorts of activities planned for your little Busy Bayers during February half term. From finger painting and cake pops to parent and toddler ballet, there’s sure to be something to suit everyone. Our Busy Bayer sessions and spa activities are more popular than ever so we suggest that you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Please remember the only way to book is via our online booking system and all activities are released at 10am the day before the activity is due to take place. To download the activities timetable please click here.

Dogs at Silver Bay

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We pride ourselves on keeping the park looking exceptional so please make sure to clean up after your dog; dog waste bins are provided throughout the park for your convenience. We also request that dogs are kept on a lead at all times; should you wish to let your dog run free you can do this once you reach the beach. We also welcome dogs on the sun deck at the Deck House where we have fresh water and treats available.

 

We look forward to seeing you all in the half term!


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If being in the great outdoors and pushing yourself to the limit is your thing then there’s nowhere better than Anglesey. With Anglesey half marathons, triathlons and cycling events taking place throughout the year, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

This year we’ve partnered with Always Aim High Events to offer all our holiday home owners 10% off registration fees. Keep reading to find out about the different events taking place throughout the year.

The best Anglesey half marathons and beyond

 

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Kicking off the year on Sunday 3rd March is the Anglesey Half Marathon and 10K. The marathon starts off on the Menai Suspension Bridge, flowing downhill through Menai Bridge town centre, along the winding roads to Beaumaris and back to the centre of Menai Bridge. All of this is accompanied with amazing views of the Snowdonia National Park.

Brand new for 2019 is the Conwy Marathon, taking place on Sunday 31st March. This new route will take runners around the Great Orme, the Conwy Castle World Heritage Site, to the beautiful Colwyn Bay Promenade and doubling back along the beach back to Llandudno.

Also brand new for 2019 is the Anglesey Trail Half Marathon, taking place Sunday 2nd June and set in the beautiful surroundings of Newborough Forest.

Take it up a notch and explore the trails of Snowdonia National Park with the Snowdonia Trail Marathon, taking place on Sunday 14th July. With the option to do a trail marathon, ultra marathon, half marathon and 10K, there’s an event to suit every level of fitness.

Triathlons on Anglesey and Wales

 

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On Sunday 14th April, Always Aim High welcome the Harlech Triathlon, one of the best loved events on the triathlon calendar.

The Harlech Triathlon is followed up by the Slateman Triathlon. Delivered over the 18th and 19th May, the triathlon features a swim surrounded by mountains, a bike course in the heart of Snowdonia National Park and a run through a slate quarry.

Located in the iconic Cardiff Bay and taking place over the 22nd and 23rd of June, the Cardiff Triathlon is one of the most unforgettable city races on the calendar.

In July is the Snowman Triathlon, one of the toughest triathlons in the UK. The triathlon runs across the 27th and 28th July and offers something for everyone.

Finishing off the year of triathlons is the Sandman Triathlon on the 14th and 15th September, starting and finishing in Newborough Forest and offering something for all abilities.

Cycling and swimming events on Anglesey and beyond

 

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If you want to see the sights of Anglesey while riding a bike then the Tour de Mon on Sunday 18th August is perfect. In 2018 the sportive welcomed over 1,000 cyclists and hopes to see more this year to explore the most beautiful and iconic locations on this amazing island.

Or if swimming is more your thing then why not sign up for the Aqua Sphere Snowman Swim, taking place on Saturday 27th July. The event offers the opportunity to experience an open water swim in the stunning Llynnau Mymbyr in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.

With so many events to choose from we’re sure there’ll be one to suit you. If you’d like to see what else is coming up in the local area you can take a look at our 2019 events calendar here. Want to find out more about Silver Bay Holiday Village? You can take a look at our brochure here or, if you’d like to have a chat, you can request a callback and a member of our friendly sales team will be in touch.


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The new year is always a great time to look at what’s coming up in the year and plan what events you’re going to attend. Anglesey is full of great events; from nature and wildlife walks to marathons and food festivals, there’s something for everyone, but it can be difficult finding them all and when they’re taking place. That’s why we’ve put together a calendar so you know exactly what’s on in Anglesey and when. Take a look at our events calendar below and keep reading to find out more about each event.

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What’s on in Anglesey – Month by month

February 2019

Red Squirrels in Anglesey

Anglesey is home to many red squirrels and they continue to be a focus of conservation to increase the population. Want to find out how the red squirrels are getting on? Join North Wales Wildlife Trust on Friday 15th February for the red squirrel update. Or maybe you’re looking for something more active in February? Why not give winter sea kayaking a go at the Kayak Essentials Essential Frostbite Weekend, taking place 16th to 17th February.

March 2019

If you own a motorbike and you’re looking to get out on a track with it then the No Limits Track Days would be perfect for you. Taking place on the 2nd March and various other dates throughout the year, satisfy your need for speed and take your bike for a spin with experienced instructors. If beer’s more your thing then why not join the Anglesey Ale Trail on Saturday 30th March and 7th September and pay a visit to some of the most superb real ale pubs on Anglesey.

April 2019

Kayak Essentials Sea Kayak Spring Essentials Coaching Weekend

Start the month off with a walk around Parys Mountain on Saturday 6th April and take in the colours and landscapes of the abandoned copper mine. Get ready for spring on the 19th to 21st April with the Kayak Essentials Spring Essentials Coaching Weekend where you can join excellent coaches to develop your skills in dynamic water.

May 2019

From the 4th to the 10th of May, Anglesey welcomes back the Sea Kayak Symposium where you can meet and greet and share practical tips with people in the know. On the 18th and 19th May head to the Anglesey Agricultural Showground for the Anglesey Vintage Rally 2019, now in its 35th year, and marvel at the vintage machines and artefacts. If you’re looking to pick up a vintage treasure for yourself, head to the Mona Showground for the Anglesey Antiques Fair on the 25th and 26th May at the Mona Showground, also taking place on the 19th and 20th of October. Also that weekend, on the 26th May, is the Great Strait Raft Run, held annually on the Menai Strait.

June 2019

Gottwood Festival

If you’re a foodie or just a lover of food and drink then make sure to put the Anglesey Food Festival in your calendar; taking place on the 30th May to 1st June at the Anglesey Showground. Also that weekend is the All Wales Boat and Leisure Show which has a huge range of exhibits, events and activities where you can have a go too. For all you music lovers out there make sure to get your ticket for Gottwood Festival, taking place 6th – 9th June, now in its 10th year. Or if you’re looking for a different type of weekend there’s also the Kayak Essentials Essential Women’s Sea Kayak weekend taking place 7th – 9th June. At the end of the month there’s the Snowdonia Challenge, a three day walking challenge which is the only event of its kind in the UK, get your walking shoes at the ready!

July 2019

On the 28th July is the Anglesey Offshore Dinghy Race, the North West’s premier offshore dinghy race covering over 15 nautical miles around the South East coast of Anglesey.

August 2019

Anglesey Show

August kicks off with the Cybi Coastal Marathon on Saturday 3rd August, circumnavigating Ynys Cybi on the Welsh national coastal footpath and Anglesey coastal path. Then from the 5th to the 17th you can enjoy the Menai Strait Regattas; watch classic boats, cruisers and dinghies race on the Menai Strait. On the 13th and 14th the Anglesey Show returns once again with animal and livestock exhibitions, arts and crafts, food stalls and much more. On the 25th and 26th August is round 6 of the Thundersport GB Championships so make sure to get your ticket if you’re looking to get your motorbike racing fix. At the end of the month the famous Ring O’ Fire returns, taking runners on a 135 mile journey around Anglesey.

September 2019

On the 1st of September you can take on the rugged and beautiful coastline of Holy Island at Love SwimRun. Or take on the water at the Kayak Essentials Essential Sea Kayak Coaching Festival, perfect for those looking to develop their sea kayaking skills.

November 2019

On the 4th of November head to Trearddur Bay Hotel for the bonfire and firework display raising money for Cancer Research UK appeal; gates open at 6pm with the bonfire being lit at 6:30pm and fireworks starting at 7pm.

Always Aim High Events

 

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Whether you’re looking to get active or raise money for a cause close to your heart, Always Aim High offer all sorts of amazing events across Wales, and in 2019 they’re offering 10% off registration for all Silver Bay holiday home owners! If you’re a holiday home owner here at Silver Bay, make sure to keep an eye out for emails from us to find out how to claim your discount.

On the 3rd of March the events kick off with the Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon and 10K, one of the most beautiful marathon routes in the UK and starting on the iconic Menai Suspension Bridge. Then on the 31st March is the Conwy Marathon, brand new for 2019 and offering a 26 mile route on the stunning Conwy coastline. If they’re not convenient or you want to take part in even more, there’s also the Anglesey Trail Half Marathon on the 2nd June. On the 14th July you can explore the trails, panoramic views and tough climbs of Snowdonia National Park in the Snowdonia Trail Marathon.

If swimming’s more your thing why not take part in the Aqua Sphere Snowman Swim and experience an incredible open swim in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Or if you’re a keen cyclist, why not give the Tour de Mon a go on the 18th August.

If you’re looking to push yourself even further and combine running, swimming and cycling, why not get involved with a triathlon, starting with the Harlech Triathlon on the 14th April. Or there’s the Slateman Triathlon, taking place on the 18th and 19th May. If you want to venture further out of Anglesey, there’s also the Cardiff Triathlon on 22nd and 23rd of June. Feeling ready to take on the toughest triathlon in the UK? Sign up for the Snowman Triathlon, taking place on the 27th and 28th of July. If you want to complete all of the Always Aim High SUUNTO Adventure Series then make sure to sign up for the Superfeet Sandman Triathlon on the 14th and 15th September.

We hope you found something interesting and we’ll be sure to keep our calendar updated as new events come up so make sure to keep checking back.

Interested in life at Silver Bay? Download our brochure here to find out about our different holiday homes and facilities or request a callback to speak to us further.


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It’s that time of year again; the temperatures are starting to drop and Christmas is in the air. First of all we’d like to congratulate all our staff that have completed qualifications over the course of the year, contributing to both their personal development and their team. We’d also like to say well done to Ellis, our trainee chef at The Deck House, who came second place in the North Wales Seafood Challenge 2018; we look forward to seeing some of your amazing creations on the menu in the very near future. Now it’s time to make yourself comfortable and take a look at all the Christmas activities we have planned for you all over the festive period.

Christmas activities at The Deck House

Family at the Silver Bay Holiday Village Christmas party in 2017

On Saturday 1st December we began the festivities with our children’s Christmas party. Starting at 5pm, we kicked off with face painting, games and the children’s buffet followed by a visit by Santa himself at 6:30pm. And the fun didn’t stop there! We served food for the adults followed by drinks and dancing until midnight. Take a look at the video below to view the photos from the night.

Looking to spoil a loved one this Christmas? Our Deck House vouchers make a great gift; make sure to grab one before 18th December to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.

Once Christmas is done and dusted that means New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and, once again, we’re inviting you to see in the new year with us. This year we’ll be hosting a black tie event with live music, great food and drinks until 1am. Tickets go on sale on Monday 3rd December so make sure to grab your ticket quick on our online booking site and get your best suit and frock at the ready.

Recover from the New Year’s Eve celebrations and start the year right with a delicious roast dinner at The Deck House. We’ll be serving food 12-5pm and will be accepting advance bookings only so make sure to reserve your table by calling 01407 862046.

Get Christmas ready at the Spa

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Looking to get your nails Christmas ready? Then you’re in luck! Throughout December we’re offering a shellac manicure and pedicure for just £40, was £50. This is such a good offer and December is a busy period for the spa so make sure to book in advance by calling a member of the friendly spa team on 01407 862049.

Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Our spa gift vouchers are a great way to treat your loved ones this Christmas; order before 18th December to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.

Festive fun for the Busy Bayers

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We’ll be starting our Christmas activities on Friday 30th November with a Christmas film at 7pm; make sure to wear your pyjamas or onesie! On Saturday 1st December we’re welcoming back Wispy Willow Creations to show you how to make Christmas stars and trees. Once you’ve finished your willow creation it’s time to get ready for our Christmas party! Busy Bayers will be open from 5pm for face painting, tattoos, nail painting and yummy treats to decorate.

Then on Sunday 2nd December we’ll be making Christmas cards and sewing Christmas stockings ready for Santa’s arrival.

We’ll be taking a little break after then so our elves have time to get everything ready for Christmas and New Year’s Eve; the Christmas activities will start back up again on Friday 28th December with Cooking Skills and Busy Bakers followed by some Frozen themed activities on Saturday 29th.

We have all sorts planned on Sunday 30th including Cake Pops, Lego Masters and Snow Dough. And that takes us to the big event, New Year’s Eve! We’ll be starting the day with New Year Calendars, Cross Stitch and New Year treats; Busy Bayers will then be open from 5pm for face painting, tattoos and nail painting before we begin the New Year’s Eve celebrations.

We’ll be taking a little rest on the 1st but then you can join us again on the 2nd for Mother and Toddler Ballet, Melody Mover’s Dance and Arts & Crafts.

Make sure to book your sessions in advance through our online booking system and check the age guidelines for each session before booking.

Park closure and opening times

If you’re spending time with us over Christmas it’s worth making a note of our opening times; please see below for The Deck House, Spa and reception opening hours.

Christmas activities and opening times at Silver Bay Holiday Village

We’ll be closing for our annual maintenance shut down from 12 noon on Friday 4th January and reopening on Tuesday 12th February. Please remember to secure all outdoor furniture, including bunkers and sheds, to prevent any damage in high winds. We also recommend that all fridges, freezers, cupboards and bird feeders are emptied of food. If you require a drain down please contact Owner Services on 01407 860860 or reception@silverbay.co.uk.

We look forward to seeing you all over the festive period!


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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!