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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 bi-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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With Christmas just weeks away, it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit! Christmas on Anglesey is such a magical time and there’s all sorts of fantastic events taking place on the island. Keep reading to find out more about upcoming Christmas events on Anglesey.

Beaumaris Victorian Christmas

Taking place on the 23rd and 24th November, the Beaumaris Victorian Christmas is an excellent opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit. There’ll be a wide range of craft and charity stalls as well as all the shops Beaumaris has to offer. Get your Christmas shopping started – or finished for those who like to be extra prepared. There’ll also be plenty of activities available for all ages, including a visit from Santa and the Elf School. The event has free parking, perfect for getting all your family and friends together.

Christmas Light Switch On in Amlwch

The perfect way to get the Christmas season started, the Christmas lights switch on will be taking place in Amlwch again. This year the switch on will be on Saturday 30th November from 4pm to 8pm.

Enchanted Christmas at Greenwood Family Park

Starting on Saturday 30th November and running on selected dates throughout December, take a two hour twilight adventure full of elves, activities and magical surroundings at Greenwood Family Park.

Tickets are £20 per child and £7 per adult; you’ll receive a magical passport along with your ticket to give you access to your twilight adventure. Join the elves in the gingerbread workshop and have a go at decorating your very own gingerbread man, followed by a walk through the enchanted forest to Santa’s house. Enter Santa’s home for a photo with the man himself and receive a golden ticket for Santa’s toy factory, where you can exchange the ticket for a Christmas toy.

Your ticket also entitles you to a cup of hot chocolate or non-alcoholic mulled wine, elf school activities and access to the soft play area.

Christmas Fayre at Tre-Ysgawen Hall

The Tre-Ysgawen Hall annual Christmas fayre will be held on Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December this year. Starting at 10am and running until 5pm each day, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Santa on both days between 12pm and 1:30pm, and 2pm and 4:30pm.

There’ll also be plenty of unique gift ideas for you to take home from the best crafts people in the region.

Côr Ieuenctid Môn Christmas Concert at Canolfan Beaumaris

Taking place on Sunday 1st December at Canolfan Beaumaris, the Anglesey Youth Choir will be bringing you the sounds of Christmas from 3pm to 7pm at their Christmas concert. Tickets can be purchased from Eventbrite.

Christmas Rock Line at Trearddur Bay

The Christmas Rock Line is back and this year it’s taking place along the promenade at Trearddur Bay. The Rock Line will be held on Saturday 14th December from 11am to 2pm; this is an earlier finish than usual to make sure it is still light and not too cold. There will also be a charity donation and this year all proceeds will go to RNLI Trearddur Bay Lifeboat. There’s about a month to go until this event so get painting, and make sure it’s Christmas-themed!

We hope this has given you a taste of Christmas on Anglesey; there’s many other events taking place on the island that we couldn’t fit in.

Have a Christmas event you’d like to share? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


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As the temperatures drop, there’s nothing we love more than a delicious Sunday roast to warm us up. The preparation and washing up can put many people off so we’re lucky to be surrounded by amazing pubs and restaurants that serve up their own. But where can you find the best Sunday lunch on Anglesey?

We may be biased but we think the Sunday carvery at The Deck House is definitely not one to be missed. But if you need some more inspiration, we’ve put together some of our favourite places on Anglesey to have Sunday lunch.

Château Rhianfa

Photo by Château Rhianfa

If you want to indulge in Sunday lunch in the surroundings of a grade II listed luxury hotel, then Le Dragon Rouge Restaurant at Château Rhianfa is definitely worth a visit. Treat yourself to a three course feast using only the finest ingredients sourced from local butchers and farmers and walk it off in the Château’s beautiful gardens.

Breeze Hill Hotel

Photo by Brian Jones

Another hotel on the list, Breeze Hill Hotel is described as having one of the best Sunday lunches on Anglesey. Situated in Benllech Bay, Breeze Hill is great for the whole family. With a Sunday lunch at just £9.75, you’d be silly not to give it a try. Can’t make it there on a Sunday? The hotel also serves a mid-week carvery every Wednesday from 12pm to 2pm with the option to eat in or take away.

The Bull Inn

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Sunday lunch doesn’t have to be reserved just for Sunday. At The Bull Inn you can enjoy a carvery every day of the week, all day long. Based in Pentraeth, The Bull Inn specialises in home-cooked comfort food in a traditional pub setting and is frequented by locals and visitors alike.

The Anglesey Arms

Photo by The Anglesey Arms

One of the first buildings to greet you as you cross the bridge into Anglesey, The Anglesey Arms offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere with delicious home cooked food and real ales. Every Sunday they offer a choice of Welsh roast beef, slow cooked lamb shank, pork belly or homemade nut roast. Looking to indulge? There’s also the option to have two courses for £16.50 or three courses for £20.

Liverpool Arms Hotel

Photo by the Liverpool Arms Hotel

Dating back to the 14th century, the Liverpool Arms Hotel offers a variety of real ales and home cooked food in cosy surroundings, including an open fire and oak beams. Every Sunday from 12pm they serve up a traditional carvery and, except for the Yorkshire puddings and stuffing, it’s all gluten free so perfect for those who can’t have gluten.

Tre-Ysgawen Hall

Photo by Tre-Ysgawen Hall

Tre-Ysgawen Hall was originally built as one of the country’s grand mansions in 1882 and is one of the finest country house hotels in Wales. You don’t have to be a guest to enjoy the amazing surroundings of the hotel. Served every Sunday from 12pm to 2pm, you can enjoy a Sunday roast and choose from a selection of roast beef, pork or chicken, served with all the trimmings plus a choice of delicious starters and desserts.

The Bulkeley Hotel

Photo by The Bulkeley Hotel

The Bulkeley Hotel is a Grade I listed building located in the heart of Beaumaris, just a short walk from the beach. The hotel has two restaurants to choose from, Hansoms and Bistro 1832, and Hansoms serves up a Sunday roast every Sunday. They have a great selection of meats to choose from, including chicken breast, roast leg of Welsh lamb, topside of beef, loin of Welsh pork, baked salmon, and a brie and apple cider tart.

The Seacroft

Photo by The Seacroft

Located on Trearddur Bay, The Seacroft offers superb local food and a roaring open fire, perfect for retreating to after a walk on the beach. They also serve up a delicious Sunday lunch with a choice of roast meats and all the trimmings. There’s also the option to add extras such as pigs in blankets or an extra Yorkshire pudding. They also have vegetarian and vegan options, which is perfect if you have different dietary requirements.

The Valley

Photo by The Valley

What was once a traditional coaching house on the Holyhead to London route, The Valley is now a thriving pub serving up a range of real ales and homemade food. On Sundays they serve up a carvery between 12 – 4pm; choose from three different meats and plenty of seasonal and local vegetables.

The Deck House at Silver Bay

Photo by Leane

Served every Sunday from 12pm, The Deck House carvery offers a selection of different meats with all the trimmings. Plus you can have three courses for just £15.95! Booking is essential to ensure you have a table; make sure to book in advance by calling The Deck House on 01407 862046.

We hope this has given you enough inspiration; there should be enough there to enjoy a Sunday lunch every Sunday from now until Christmas! Do you have a favourite spot for Sunday lunch on Anglesey? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Or if you’re interested in finding out more about life here at Silver Bay, download our free brochure for more information.


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We are thrilled to announce that we are on the list of the cleanest beaches in North Wales.

Clean Beaches in North Wales

New figures revealed earlier this month found that North Wales has some of the cleanest bathing water in Europe. 34 out of a total of 44 beaches in the area have achieved the EU’s highest water standard, ‘excellent’. We’re thrilled to announce Silver Bay beach is on that list.

The remaining spots received either a ‘good’ or ‘sufficient’ rating for water quality. The figures also show that the amount of ‘excellent’ waters across Wales has gone up from 78 to 83 over the past year.

Excellent bathing water quality is one of the key criteria required for a beach to earn the prestigious Blue Flag status; we are proud to have been awarded a Green Coast Award, part of the Blue Flag awards, earlier this year.

Wales Coast Awards

The Blue Flag is part of the Wales Coast Awards, run by Keep Wales Tidy, which honours the region’s best beaches and marinas. This year, we became the first private business to apply for a coast award on behalf of a beach. We are now the proud owners of the Green Coast Award, which is awarded to beaches that don’t have the infrastructure and management of a traditional seaside resort. The Green Coast Award recognises the hidden gems along our coastline and we are thrilled that Silver Bay has earned that accolade.

To be awarded the Blue Flag status a beach must meet a strict set of criteria. This includes cleanliness, safety and facilities. The award also looks at beaches that meet high environmental standards and tough international bathing water quality standards.

The Blue Flag is important as it helps to set the standard high for beaches, marinas and boat tour operators. It also guarantees that you, as a visitor, have arrived at a quality destination.

Our holiday homes are located within walking distance from Silver Bay beach, perfect for a beach day or a leisurely stroll. The beach is also home to our school holiday activities, such as our sandcastle competition and beach mudder (think Tough Mudder but with sand). 

If you’re interested in finding out more about life here at Silver Bay, you can download our brochure for more information.


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When it comes to the best places to eat on Anglesey, there’s a lot to choose from! We asked our holiday home owners and followers where their favourite places to eat are and put them all together for you in a lovely map. From fine dining restaurants and gastropubs to cosy cafes and street food venues, Anglesey has it all!

Keep reading to find out more.

Catch 22 Brasserie

Catch 22 Brasserie

Catch 22 Brasserie is a contemporary family-run restaurant located in Valley. Its seasonal menu is focused on locally sourced ingredients, offering international flavours and some British home comforts too, all served in a cosy and relaxed setting. Everything is made from scratch, from their freshly baked sourdough to the famous Snickers trifle, and they recently launched a new menu, including some excellent veggie and vegan options.

What the reviews say:

“the food was amazing”

“five star food with first class service”

“our favourite restaurant on Anglesey”

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

Address: London Road, Valley, Anglesey, LL65 3DP

Opening times: Mon – Thu 10:30am – 2:30pm and 5:30pm – 8:30pm, Fridays 10:30am – 2:30pm and 5:30pm – 9:00pm, Saturdays 10:30am – 9:00pm, Sundays 10:30am – 8:00pm

The Black Seal

The Black Seal

The Black Seal is a modern restaurant located right next to the beach in Trearddur Bay, serving up contemporary British cuisine as well as dishes from around the world. They have their own custom-built, wood-fired pizza oven (we’ve heard the pizzas are delicious) and an extensive selection of gluten free menu items. We’ve also been told the tapas menu is definitely worth a try.

They have a great range of delicious desserts and some fabulous cocktail specials too that you can enjoy while looking out to sea.

What the reviews say:

“the food was faultless”

“a very cosy and buzzing little place”

“great views of the beach”

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

Address: Lon Isallt, Holyhead, LL65 2UP

Opening times: Open 7 days a week, kitchen – 12:00pm – 9:00pm, bar – 11:00am – 11:00pm

Sea Shanty Cafe

Sea Shanty Cafe

The Sea Shanty Cafe is a favourite for our owners with children. Located in a prime spot close to the beach, they boast some of the best fish and chips in the area. It also has a lovely nautical theme inside and is dog friendly so it’s a perfect spot after a walk on the beach. The place gets very busy so we would definitely recommend booking a table in advance.

What the reviews say:

“the atmosphere, the decor, and the friendliness of the staff is brilliant”

“the food is delightful”

“we ate there three times in a week and the food was great every time”

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

Address: Lon St Ffraid, Trearddur Bay, LL65 2YR

Opening times: Open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day), Breakfast – 9:00am – 11:30am, Main menu – 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Ice cream parlour – 10:00am – 10:00pm, Tea/coffee and cakes available all day

Ann’s Pantry

Ann's Pantry

Described as “cute” by one of our owners, Ann’s Pantry is a family run cafe and restaurant located in the picture postcard village of Moelfre and has been running under the same name since 1926! Well known for their homemade cakes, they only use free range Welsh eggs and natural flavours such as lemon and freshly ground coffee. Their homemade scones are also a treat!

On a good day you can enjoy the weather in one of their outside areas, from their lovely walled garden to the sunny courtyard. Dogs are welcome inside and out, they just ask that all customers keep their dogs on a lead.

Their evening menu changes from week to week and season to season and they can also cater for special diets if you let them know when you book your table – reservations are definitely recommended as it is quite a small place.

What the reviews say:

“Ann’s Pantry is a must to visit”

“delicious and unusual food”

“lovely food and organic wine with smiling and friendly staff”

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

Address: Moelfre, Anglesey, LL72 8HL

The Marram Grass

The Marram Grass

The Marram Grass offers a menu that is inspired by the land and people around it and is always focused on what is available locally or from its own garden. Give yourself the full Marram Grass dining experience with one of its taster menus or enjoy a private dining experience for up to 10 people where you can watch the chefs prep, cook and serve the food right in front of you.

There’s also a cookery school and experience days available if you’re looking to enhance your own cooking skills or take your foodie journey to the next level.

What the reviews say:

“well worth every penny”

“hands down one of the best meals I have ever had”

“the food was absolutely incredible!”

Website: https://www.themarramgrass.com/

Address: White Lodge, Newborough, Anglesey, LL61 6RS

Opening times: Thu – Sun 12:00pm – 3:00pm and 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Freckled Angel

Freckled Angel

The Freckled Angel started as a private catering business in 2013 and went on to become a restaurant in 2016. Combining the concept of Spanish tapas with British flavours and techniques, the Freckled Angel uses locally sourced ingredients to create a unique dining experience.

Earlier this year they were awarded Cheshire Life’s North Wales Dining Excellence Award and they recently made it into the Good Food Guide 2020. They also recently launched a new menu and now offer a takeaway service called Home Kitchen, perfect for busy people looking for something wholesome and quick.

What the reviews say:

“exceptional tasty locally sourced tapas”

“will definitely visit again the next time in Anglesey”

“each small plate was an explosion of taste and delight” 

Website: http://www.freckled-angel-fine-catering.co.uk/

Address: 49 High Street, Menai Bridge, LL59 5EF

Opening times: Mon – Sat 5:00pm – 8:30pm

Langdons

Langdons

Located in Holyhead Marina, Langdons offers delicious homemade food with stunning sea views and the beautiful backdrop of Holyhead Mountain.

On a Sunday they serve up a carvery with joints of meat to choose from and fresh trimmings to go along with it. Booking is definitely recommended as Sundays can get very busy at Langdons but they also offer home delivery on their Sunday roast if you don’t fancy leaving the house. They also have live music throughout the year so make sure to keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.

What the reviews say:

“give it a go you won’t be disappointed”

“the service and the food was outstanding”

“a great find”

Website: https://www.langdons.restaurant/

Address: Holyhead Marina, Newry Beach, Anglesey, LL65 1YA

The White Eagle

The White Eagle

The White Eagle underwent a major redevelopment in 2007 and now serves a seasonal menu featuring the best of British cuisine. It has a close relationship with local farms and producers, from award-winning family butchers to oysters caught fresh from the Menai. Both family and dog friendly, The White Eagle has a warm and friendly atmosphere and a feature floor to ceiling gable wall that overlooks the stunning Anglesey coastline.

They’re also known to serve some of the best fish and chips in the area so definitely give them a try if you fancy some.

What the reviews say:

“lovely pub and super friendly staff”

“a great restaurant with food and staff to match”

“had the church bay dressed crab which was out of this world”

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

Address: Rhoscolyn, Holyhead, LL65 2NJ

Opening times: Mon – Sun 12:00pm – 11:00pm

Food service: Mon – Sun 12:00pm – 9:00pm

The Oyster Catcher

The Oyster Catcher

The Oyster Catcher is just a few minutes’ walk from Traeth Llydan and is located on the former site of the Maelog Lake Hotel, where, in 2009, the land was used to build a chef academy.

Enjoy a meal in one of the heated beach huts overlooking the dunes of Rhosneigr or dine in the formal dining area, perfect for a special group gathering or romantic occasion. The Oyster Catcher is also dog-friendly, perfect for stopping off after a walk on the beach.

What the reviews say:

“will definitely be going again”

“excellent service”

“great food with amazing views” 

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

Address: Maelog Lake, Rhosneigr, Anglesey, LL64 5JP

Opening times: Mon – Sat 10:00am – 11:00pm

Food service: Mon – Sat 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sundays 12:00pm – 8:00pm

The Tavern on the Bay

The Tavern on the Bay

The Tavern on the Bay is a gastropub located at St. David’s Park, bridging the gap between an upmarket restaurant and traditional tavern. Originally a marine cottage, the building now has a full glass front and extension with 270o panoramic views of Benllech Bay, Red Wharf Bay and the Great Orme in Llandudno.

The head chef prides himself on using locally sourced ingredients to provide a seasonal menu with an imaginative take on well loved dishes. There is also a resident pianist – The Piano on the Bay.

What the reviews say:

“the nicest chicken burger I’ve ever had”

“a lovely walk on the beach followed by an excellent dinner”

“what a fabulous restaurant!”

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

Address: St David’s Park, Red Wharf Bay, LL75 8RJ

Opening times: Mon – Thu 12:00pm – 2:00pm and 5:00pm – 8:30pm, Fri – Sat 12:00pm – 2:00pm and 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Sundays 12:00pm – 3:00pm and 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Bar opening times: Mon – Thu 11:00am – 10:30pm, Sundays 11:00am – 10:00pm

Simply Street Bar and Grill

Simply Street Bar and Grill

Brought to you by the people who ran Chuckwagon BBQ, Simply Street Bar and Grill is a hip, casual dining venue offering fresh and tasty street food. They recently launched a new menu with a range of different dishes including hanging kebabs, bao buns, tacos and some fantastic desserts.

They also have a great range of unusual cocktails, from Vimto Daiquiris to Gin and Tonic Sorbets, to go along with your food or perfect if you just want to go out for drinks.

What the reviews say:

“definitely worth a visit”

“a fantastic foodie experience”

“our only disappointment is that we were too full to have a dessert” 

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

Address: 1 Stanley Terrace, Boston Street, Holyhead, LL65 1BY

Opening times: Sun – Tue 5:00pm – 9:00pm, Wed – Sat 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Benllech Tandoori

Benllech Tandoori

Benllech Tandoori serves up South Asian cuisine that is tasty, pure and healthy, as well as absolutely authentic. Going back to the roots of Indian cuisine, they work with professional chefs from every region to source dishes that are deeply traditional and bring them up to date with modern cooking methods. Earlier this year they were also voted the number one Indian restaurant in Anglesey according to traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.

What the reviews say:

“best curry I have had for a long time”

“lovely service and atmosphere”

“well worth a visit if you’re in the area”

Website: https://benllechtandoori.com

Address: Storws wen, LL78 8JY

Opening times: Sun – Thu 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Fri – Sat 4:30pm – 10:30pm

We hope you enjoyed our run down of the best places to eat on Anglesey and that you’ll be giving some of them a try in the near future. Do you have any other suggestions? Or maybe you want to share your experience of one of the places listed above? Let us know on one of our social media channels, you can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

If you would like to find out more about life at Silver Bay, you can download our free brochure.


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Halloween is just a few weeks away and things are getting spooky here at Silver Bay. With October half term just around the corner we wanted to share our October Half Term 2019 Activity Planner with you. We’ve also got lots of parties coming up as well as live music and some fantastic offers at The Deck House. Keep reading to find out more.

Summer winners

First of all we’d like to say a big congratulations to our competition winners over the summer. Maisie, Eva, William and Evie were the winners of our sandcastle competition with their amazing sand crab. We also held our annual fishing competition, with Bill Booth winning the prize for heaviest fish and Gareth Coates winning the prize for most species caught. Last but not least, the Silver Bay Surfers were, once again, crowned the winner of our Beach Mudder competition. Well done to everyone who took part and we hope to see you all taking part again next year.

October half term 2019 activities

October half term 2019

There’s just over a week to go until the October half term and we have all sorts of exciting activities planned for you. Keep reading to find out more and you can download our October Half Term 2019 Activity Planner to remind you what’s coming up.

We’ve introduced some new activities for the October half term including Feel the Beat on Tuesdays and Silver Bay Scarecrows taking place on Tuesday 22nd October and Friday 1st November.

For the sporty ones out there we’ve got Soccer School on a Wednesday and Family Football on Fridays.

In the run up to Halloween we’ve got some spooky themed activities, including Jack-O’-Lantern Pizzas, Creepy Crafts, Magic Potions, Pumpkin Pottery Painting and Spooky Sand Art.

Missed the bees over the summer? Not to worry! We’ve got more Meet the Bees sessions on the 24th and 31st October as well as our Beeswax Candle Making sessions.

We also have lots of other activities available, such as movie nights, photography for teenagers and woodland cupcakes to name just a few.

As usual, booking for these activities will be available on our online booking system from 10am the day before.

Party season has begun!

October half term 2019

Halloween party

Don’t forget to grab your ticket for our Halloween party (owners only), taking place on Saturday 26th October. Arrive in your spookiest costume from 5pm for fun and games and then dance the night away until midnight. The children’s buffet will be served from 5:30pm to 6:30pm and the adults buffet will be available from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Adult tickets are £9, child tickets are £7 and infants go free. If you haven’t reserved your ticket already, head on over to our online booking system to reserve yours today.

Family Christmas party

Santa Claus is coming to town! Our family Christmas party (owners only) takes place on Saturday 30th November this year. Starting at 5pm with fun and games followed by the delicious children’s buffet before our VIP arrives. We’ll be carrying on the festive cheer with a disco, dancing and adults buffet. Adult tickets are £10, child tickets are £8 and infants go free. Tickets are available to purchase now on our online booking system.

Adult’s Christmas party

The Adult’s Christmas party takes place on Saturday 7th December and is for owners, spa members and their guests aged 18 and over. Starting at 7pm, you’ll receive a Prosecco cocktail on arrival, a delicious buffet meal, live entertainment and dancing until late. Tickets are £10, grab yours before they’re gone over on our online booking system.

New Year’s Eve

You’re invited to welcome in 2020 with friends and family at The Deck House, starting at 5pm on Tuesday 31st December. We’ll have live music from Uptown Beat followed by a disco until 1am. The children’s buffet will be served on arrival and fabulous food for the adults will be served later in the evening. Adult tickets are £27.50, child tickets are £12 and infants go free. Tickets are available on our online booking system.

Offers at The Deck House

October half term 2019

Throughout October, November and December our Sunday carvery is back! Available every Sunday from 12pm, choose from a selection of different meats and all the trimmings. Make sure to book in advance by calling The Deck House on 01407 862046.

We’ve also got some amazing offers here at The Deck House, including:

  • 3 for 2 on Prosecco Raffaello (all 750ml or 200ml bottles)
  • Gin of the week with free fever tree tonic – call The Deck House on 01407 862046 to check what the choice of the week is
  • Sports Special – 4 nibbles of your choice and a draft pint for £6.95
  • Beer Bucket – 4 bottles of lager for £10 (choose from Sol, Peroni, Budweiser or Corona)

Throughout December we’ll also have our Christmas menu available, including three delicious courses for just £22.50. The menu will be available from the 1st until the 23rd of December and must be booked at least a week in advance; call The Deck House on 01407 862046 to book. Take a look at the menu below:

Silver Bay Christmas menu 2019

Live music at The Deck House

October half term 2019

We’ve got some amazing live music acts coming up at The Deck House to keep you entertained.

On Saturday 19th October the fabulous 45RPM return; starting at 9pm, 45RPM are upbeat and exciting, playing classic covers from the 1960s right up to present day chart hits.

On Saturday 16th November at 9pm we’re joined by Fleetwood Mac tribute duo The Chain, playing all the Fleetwood Mac hits as well as other popular guitar rock classics.

There’s no need to book tickets for the live music but we suggest you reserve a table if you wish to dine on these evenings. You can reserve a table by calling The Deck House on 01407 862046.

Christmas gifts at the Spa

Looking for that extra special Christmas gift? We have some lovely aromatherapy candles and luxury Quartz Spa gift sets available with prices starting from £7.99. Not forgetting our gift vouchers! Give the spa a call on 01407 862049 to find out what gifts are available.

We hope to see you all over the October half term and through into the festive period. If you would like to find out more about life here at Silver Bay, you can download our free brochure or find out more about our available lodges.


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We are proud to announce we have once again received a David Bellamy Conservation Award for our commitment to the environment and wildlife in Anglesey. Professor Bellamy has awarded Silver Bay Holiday Village the Gold accolade as well as the Woodlands Badge and we are now proud to call ourselves a Honey Bee Friendly Park.

But what did we do to earn this accolade? Keep reading to find out more.

What is the David Bellamy Conservation Award?

David Bellamy Conservation Awards

The David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme is one of the longest running green tourism awards in the UK with the first awards being made in 1997.

All parks are regularly assessed by local wildlife experts to look at the steps they are taking to:

  • Manage the land as a haven for wildlife
  • Reduce the use of energy, water and other resources
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle waste
  • Support the local community

Three levels of excellence can be achieved and we’re thrilled to have been awarded the gold accolade. Parks in the list range from peaceful getaways to larger leisure parks but you can rest assured that your park is committed to environmental excellence and be safe in the knowledge that you made the greener choice.

Here’s how we earned the gold accolade:

Supporting and working with the local community

All our staff are local and some are recruited from Môn CF, which is a charity that provides opportunities for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Supporting and working with local/national charities

Earlier this year we became a member of the North Wales Wildlife Trust and RSPB and continue to support local charities. We’re also members of the National Trust and Red Squirrel Trust.

Energy conservation

All our main buildings are well insulated and double glazed and all our staff receive training in energy conservation. We also use LED lights throughout the park and turn them off between 1am and 7am. We have two electric buggies on site and also have two electric vehicle charging points on site. Also, we recently introduced battery powered strimmers and chainsaws which we have found to be quieter as well as using no fossil fuels.

Reuse, reduce, recycle

We make some of our outdoor furniture and decking from recycled plastic. We also have a freecycling policy if any of our owners are looking to get rid of old furniture.

Wildlife and environment activities

We’re proud to offer all sorts of activities for children during the school holidays, including woodland and gardening activities.

Food and shelter

Our park has plenty of natural habitat providing plenty of food and shelter for local wildlife. Plus we have bird feeders, bee hives, bug hotels and toad homes.

How do you become a Honey Bee Friendly Park?

Jonathan the beekeeper

In 2016, the David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme teamed up with the British Beekeepers Association to run the Honey Bee Friendly Park Project. The aim was to get as many parks as possible to conserve Britain’s bees.

Parks that take part in the scheme commit to planting forage crops that bees need to survive, spreading the word about the importance of bee conservation, and working to give bees a home.

With the help of our beekeeper, Jonathan, we established a bee hotel on the park to create a place for our local bees to live and work. Jonathan makes sure that the colony is strong and healthy but also makes sure that it doesn’t swarm.

We also hold ‘Meet the Bees’ sessions during school holidays so our holiday home owners have the chance to meet them and learn more about them. Plus, if it’s been a particularly fruitful year, we’re able to harvest some of the honey and sell it  to the public from our reception area

Want to find out more about life here at Silver Bay? Download our brochure to find out more.


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Anglesey, and north Anglesey in particular, extends into the Irish sea, so it’s the perfect place for sea fishing. Whether you’re a complete novice or an experienced angler, here are some top tips on sea fishing in Anglesey, from essential equipment and safety to the best times to go and the best fishing trip providers in the area. 

Top tips for those new to sea fishing

top tips for sea fishing

Interested in sea fishing but don’t know where to start? Here are some top tips for the beginners out there:

Essential equipment

Making sure you have the right equipment is very important; for a normal sea fishing trip make sure you have:

  • Rod and reel
  • Tackle
  • Bait
  • Sharp knife
  • A bucket to keep your catches in
  • A cloth to wipe your hands
  • Spare spool of line
  • Small first aid kit
  • Small pair of pliers

This is just to give you an idea of what you will need but please seek advice from a fishing expert before going out on your first trip.

Other items you might want to take along could include a chopping board, night sticks and sellotape.

Safety

Safety is paramount when it comes to sea fishing. Here are some important things to consider when heading out:

  • Don’t go alone – it is recommended to always take a friend with you, especially if you’re fishing in a particularly dangerous area and during the winter months when there are less people around; if you are going alone then make sure to let someone know when and where you’re going
  • Floatation suit – essential if you ever fall in the water, the water gets very cold and the current very strong so you’ll need all the help you can get
  • Whistle – this is a cheap item and can help to get attention if you do fall in the water; it can be difficult to shout if you’re in cold water
  • Mobile phone – keeping your phone in a waterproof bag is a great way to make sure you don’t damage it in case you need to get in touch with someone 

When is the best time to go sea fishing on Anglesey?

the best time to go sea fishing

When you choose to go sea fishing on Anglesey all depends on the type of experience you’re looking for and what type of fish you’re looking to catch. Conditions and species of fish available can vary month by month so here’s an overview of what you can expect (this may vary depending on where on Anglesey you are fishing):

January, February, March, April

This time of year can offer some calm, sunny days with good visibility. You could have the chance to catch herring, thornbacks, whiting and dabs as well as pollock and cod. This tends to pick up in April so you may notice a more plentiful catch.

May and June

This a great time for sea fishing and you can expect to find herring, coalfish, codling, spurdog and bass. At the beginning of June you’ll also notice more pollock and mackerel, as well as gurnards and tope starting to show.

July, August, September, October

All sorts of species can be found during these months, including large quantities of quality pollock as well as codling and coalfish. You may even find some conger eels and ling or some good quality tope, rays and gurnards as well as bull huss and the occasional turbot.

November and December

This time of year sees a gradual return to winter fishing and you’ll notice a decline in certain species such as tope, mackerel and gurnards. At this time of year you can expect to find pollock and codling as well as whiting, dabs and plaice. Herring also make a return at this time.

Times of day

Time of day also plays a part in sea fishing; for example, dawn and dusk are good times with dawn, in particular, being the best. That’s if you’re willing to get out of bed before dawn!

If you’re planning on going during the day, make sure to check the tide predictions for the day. A rising tide or high tide are usually the best times for most fish as most types of fish prefer the higher water. On a new moon and full moon, the day and the three consecutive days after it will have the highest tides of the month.

However, this isn’t always the case. For example, some fish prefer hunting on a low tide and when the tide is turning.

If you know what type of fish you’re hoping to catch, it would be best to ask a local tackle shop or there are lots of fishing forums out there that can help.

The best sea fishing trips on Anglesey

sea fishing trips

Whether you’re brand new to fishing or a seasoned angler, an organised sea fishing trip makes a perfect day out and often lets you see sights you don’t get on land. Plus you get to find out the best spots for fishing as well as advice and techniques from the experts. Most importantly, it lets you give sea fishing a try before going out and buying all the expensive equipment. You never know – you may love it or hate it!

We’ve put together some of the best sea fishing trips below but there are many more out there to choose from; it all depends what type of trip you’re looking for.

Anglesey Charter Fishing

Anglesey Charter Fishing offers daily sea fishing trips from Holyhead Marina, designed for the complete beginner to the more experienced angler. Head out on board their vessel, Bad Boyz III, which has space for up to 10 people if you want to make a group booking.

There’s a wide range of rods and reels free of charge and all trips are supplied with tea, coffee and biscuits, plus a breakfast sandwich and hotpot if you go for a full day trip. You can also purchase tackle and bait from them at an extra cost.

Take a look at the different types of fishing they offer.

Starida

Starida offers different types of fishing trips, from trips for the whole family to trips for experienced anglers.

The family fishing trips are designed for ages four and above and last for two to three hours. You’ll get to learn something new and get some great views of Puffin Island, plus every boat trip includes free rod hire.

If you have a bit of experience, you could give the enthusiast fishing trip a go, aimed at ages eight and above. This one lasts for four to six hours and is ideal for the more experienced angler or someone who is looking to challenge themselves after the family trip.

For the experienced angler there’s also the option of the experienced fishing trips, aimed at ages 14 and above and lasting for 8 to 10 hours. This trip gives you the opportunity to catch bigger fish and a wider range of species.

Find out about the different Starida fishing trips.

Stingray Angling Charter

Stingray can run trips of up to eight people and can cater for all sorts of groups, whether it’s for a special family event, to get out on the open water or to learn more about fishing. The trips come with basic rods and tackle for beginners as well as assistance and advice. More advanced rods and tackle can be hired for the more experienced angler.

These trips aren’t all about fishing either, they may also appeal to the keen photographer and birdwatcher. Observe the cliffs, coves and offshore islands including Middle Mouse, West Mouse and Skerries Lighthouse. You might even have the chance to come close to porpoise, dolphins and seals plus there’s opportunity to see terns, puffins and gannets.

Find out about their sea fishing trips here: http://www.seafishingtrips.co.uk/trips.htm

Did you know that, here at Silver Bay, we have our own private boat park, accommodating crafts of up to 6.5m in length. This is ideal if you’re looking for a holiday home that can accommodate your boat as well.Want to find out more about life at Silver Bay? Download our brochure to find out more.


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We know how hard it can be when you’re looking for something to do as a family, but the task of searching the Internet can be endless. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best family days out in North Wales to save you all the time and hassle of searching!

Anglesey Sea Zoo

Anglesey Sea Zoo

Firstly, we have Anglesey Sea Zoo, a perfect visit for when the weather isn’t on your side! With over 40 tanks of the best British marine wildlife, you can find creatures from around the coasts of the UK, such as octopus, lobsters and seahorses. Alongside this you can also learn about British marine habitats and the conservation work that is being done to save them. If the weather is on the nicer side, there is a free outdoor playground, giant bouncy castle with a slide, crazy golf and outdoor picnic sites. This day out will provide both a fun and educational experience for the whole family!

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10am – 4.45pm (last entry)

Visit the Anglesey Sea Zoo website to learn more: https://www.angleseyseazoo.co.uk/en/

Address: Brynsiencyn, Isle of Anglesey, LL61 6TQ

 

Foel Farm Park

Foel Farm Park

Foel Farm Park is a great family attraction to experience all of the sights of a real working farm, with a variety of different activities for the whole family to take part in. They have tractor and trailer tours of the farm to meet their shire horses, mini trailer rides with quad bikes, pony rides for smaller children and feeding the farmyard animals. In addition to all these activities, there is a tea room and cafe bar with a garden terrace that has amazing views overlooking Snowdonia. If you do plan on taking a visit here, be sure to visit their website beforehand as they have a page full of children’s activities to do during your visit.

Opening Hours: 

(April – November) Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5:30pm

(November – December) Monday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm

Visit their website here: http://www.foelfarm.co.uk/

Address: Brynsiencyn, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, LL61 6TQ

 

Pili Palas Nature World 

Pili Palas Nature World

We have another exciting animal attraction based here in Anglesey, Pili Palas Nature World. This family attraction is well known for its exotic butterfly house, but there really is much more to it! You can meet and chat to all the different birds in the birdhouse. If the kids are feeling adventurous, they can attend the ‘Meet our Animals’ sessions where they get to meet, handle and feed snakes, lizards, bugs, guinea pigs or rabbits. There are lots of other animals to meet in the farm barn such as pigs, donkeys, goats, sheep and even meerkats!

After spending the day with all the animals, kids can play on both the indoor play area and outdoor adventure playground with zip wires. If you get hungry you can visit the cafe that serves hot meals, you could even get to sit in the conservatory where you get to watch the meerkats in their enclosure as you eat! With such a great and varied amount of activities available at Pili Palas Nature World, you definitely don’t want to miss this one out.

Find out more on their website: https://www.pilipalas.co.uk/ 

Address: Penmynydd Road, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, LL59 5RP

 

Beacon Climbing Centre

Beacon Climbing Centre

The Beacon Climbing Centre is the largest indoor climbing centre in North Wales. It’s a perfect day out for when the family are looking to get a little more active. No previous experience is required for you to come and enjoy a day out here. If you’re looking to get the most fun out of your time here, CrazyClimb is the best activity to take part in with 15 different challenges available. If you aren’t interested in taking part in the climbing, there is the Beacon Climbing Centre Cafe available to relax and enjoy some food and drinks whilst watching the climbers below.

Find out more here: https://www.beaconclimbing.com/ 

Address: Zone 5, Cibyn Estate, Caernarfon, LL55 2BD

Zip World Slate Caverns 

Zip World Slate Caverns

This activity is slightly further away but definitely worth the journey. If you’re looking for an action packed day full of adventures (both above and below ground) then this is definitely an attraction you should check out. It is home to the largest zip zone in Europe,  a four person zip line meaning that you can race against each other as a family. You can take part in the three hour challenge that takes you below ground into the caverns of the slate mine that was unused for 200 years! If all of that isn’t enough, there is also a ‘Bounce Below’ activity where you can bounce on an enormous underground net. With so much to enjoy here, there is definitely something to do for everyone!

Visit their website to find out more about all of the activities that they offer: https://www.zipworld.co.uk/location/slate-caverns

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 9am – 6pm

Address: Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3NB

 

B-Active Rhoscolyn

B Active Rhoscolyn

Located in Rhoscolyn on the coast of Anglesey, B-Active is the perfect activity for warmer days, or when you’re feeling brave enough to adventure out into the waters. They offer a variety of activities from water based to guided walks. For those that are feeling adventurous, they offer kayaking for all ability levels. From fun taster sessions and introductory courses to adventure days exploring the coastline with experienced guides. They even offer wildlife kayak trips where you have the chance to get up close and personal with all the marine and bird life of Anglesey. This activity is great for viewing the beautiful views Anglesey has to offer whilst still being fun and adventurous.

Visit their website to find out more about the different activities they offer: https://b-active-rhoscolyn.co.uk/course/wildlife-kayaks/

Address: Cerrig Yr Adar, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead LL65 2NQ 

 

Cartio Mon – Go Karting

Cartio Mon Carting

There’s nothing quite like a bit of family competition and Cartio Mon Go karting is the best place for that. Get kitted out in race gear and hit the track to race against each other. This activity is also fun for all the family as they offer a separate track for under 8s to join in the fun with cub karts that are battery powered for the little ones. Ages 8+ can use cadet cars to race against the other adults in the group on the main track. They also offer Grand Prix and Endurance Events which are ideal for birthday groups, stag dos, corporate events etc. where you can make a whole day of it with practice sessions, qualifying, heats, semi final, and a top three podium.

Booking is advised for this activity, to book call 07407 741144 or visit their website for more info: http://www.cartiomonkarting.co.uk

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10am – 8:30pm and Sunday, 10am – 5:15pm

Address: A5, Bodedern, Anglesey LL65 3PA

 

Greenwood Family Park 

Greenwood Family Park

Greenwood Family Park is a great family day out with so many different activities to fill the day with for all weather occasions. Take a ride on the Green Dragon Roller Coaster – the world’s only people powered coaster! There is also the Solar Splash, the first solar powered ride in the UK with a huge water slide. Alongside these rides there are many other activities including: an Enchanted River Ride, Archery, Woodland Rovers, a Giant Jumper, Dragon Maze, Den Building, Barefoot sensory trails and many more. For those rainier days they have a Woodland Barn which is full of the latest indoor play with a separate area for under 3s. With so many different activities, Greenwood Family Park is a place where you can spend the entire day having fun. If you book your tickets in advance you can save money too!

Visit the Greenwood website to read about all of the activities in more depth and book a visit: https://www.greenwoodfamilypark.co.uk/

Opening Hours: 10am – 5:30pm

Address: Bush Rd, Y Felinheli LL56 4QN

 

Beaumaris Treasure Trail

Beaumaris Treasure Trail

The Beaumaris Treasure Trail is a slightly different activity to the rest on this list but still involves some family fun! The treasure trail involves searching for and solving clues on the Beaumaris self-guided treasure hunt themed trail. The clues are written with all ages in mind from 6+ so that all members of the family can get involved and are based on plaques, buildings, monuments and signs. Follow the trail at your own pace so you can spend as long as you want exploring the historical sites that you come across. Buy and download the map from the website to print at home or have it posted to you!

Visit the website to buy the Treasure Trail here: https://www.treasuretrails.co.uk/things-to-do/north-wales/beaumaris

 

The Slate Caverns 

Slate Caverns

The Slate Caverns offer a great adventurous and educational family trip that is guaranteed to be a fun day out. You can learn all about the story of slate, which started over 500 million years ago, through various different activities. Travel 500ft underground right into the belly of the mountains on Britain’s steepest cable car during the Deep Mine tour. They also offer a Quarry Explorer tour which is perfect if you’re after even more of a daring experience. It’s an off-road adventure in a 4×4 military truck exploring the slate mountains. This day out is the perfect mixture of fun whilst learning and a perfect family fun activity.

Have a look at their website for all of the information: https://llechwedd.co.uk/the-tours/the-quarry-explorer

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 9am – 5:30pm

Address: Quarry Tours Ltd, Slate Mountain, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3NB

 

We hope our list has given you plenty of inspiration for some family days out in North Wales.

Interested in finding out more about life here at Silver Bay? Download our brochure to find out more.

 


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Earlier this year, we introduced the Crystal Clear Quartz Spa range to complement our award-winning skincare treatments. And it’s already been a hit with our customers! But what is Crystal Clear Quartz Spa? Keep reading to find out more about this fantastic new range.

What is Crystal Clear Quartz Spa?

Quartz Spa was developed alongside a leading international spa consultant and is a revolutionary new approach to aromatherapy. It combines the power of Quartz crystals with three incredible lifestyle blends – these are Hope, Happiness and Energise. Each blend is bursting with powerful aromatherapy oils which help to restore joy, harmony, hope and total happiness.

Inspired by nature to help soothe and recharge, Quartz Spa takes the purest ingredients and most powerful crystals to create effective and indulgent therapies for the mind, body and soul.

crystal clear quartz spa

Now you know a bit more about Crystal Clear Quartz Spa, why not give it a try for yourself? We offer a full range of professional treatment rituals and a complimentary retail range that include hand-poured candles, massage oils and body washes. Our treatment rituals are perfect for anyone looking to tackle the stresses and strains of modern life, including massages, scrubs and wraps to facials and eye treatments. For example, reset your body clock with the Jet Lag Reviver or achieve deep relaxation with our Mum-To-Be Massage – plus much more!

Here’s what some of our happy customers are saying already:

“I was really impressed with my aromatherapy massage with the lovely Emma – I actually fell asleep at one point.” – Fiona R (Quartz Spa Massage Ritual)

“Products are amazing, I fully recommend the bath oils and ‘Hope’ is the best blend!” – Claire W (Quartz Spa Pure Heaven Ritual)

“I really believe in crystal healing now, my back felt amazing after my treatment and I was totally relaxed!” – Janet E (Quartz Spa Aromatherapy Back Ritual)

So, if you would like to find out more about the Spa at Silver Bay or, for more information or to book, please contact our spa team on 01407 862049.


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Anglesey is the perfect place for a bike ride and travelling the island on two wheels offers a different perspective compared to walking or driving. The list of cycle routes on Anglesey is a long one and everyone will have their preferred route, but we’ve put together some of our favourite Anglesey cycle routes in case you need some inspiration.

Lôn Lâs Cefni cycle

Lôn Lâs Cefni – 13 miles

Most of this route is traffic-free so perfect for a family ride out and the trail runs both north and south from the town of Llangefni. To the north is a two mile traffic-free trail that starts at the local nature reserve known as The Dingle (Pant y Pandy) and heads through woodland past Cefni Reservoir to a picnic spot. The southern section of the trail is much longer and follows the Afon Cefni across Malltraeth Marsh to Pont Marquis, joining a quiet lane that takes you to the village of Malltraeth. From Maltraeth you then turn south to head towards Newborough Forest, Anglesey’s largest woodland with plenty of tracks for exploring.

You can find the Lôn Lâs Cefni route here on the Visit Anglesey website.

Telor Tour cycle route

Telor Tour – 17 miles

The Telor Tour is a circular route, starting and finishing at Beaumaris with some amazing views of the sea on the way. Take a hilly ride up to Llanddona village then down to the coast for Penmon Priory and out to Black Point, which is the easternmost point of Anglesey. This is a great spot to stop off for some lunch plus you can catch some amazing views of Puffin Island and Trwyn Du Lighthouse. Penmon Priory is usually open and well worth a visit. The 400 year old Dovecote is also worth seeing plus there’s an ancient wishing well in a walled garden.

Take a look at the full Telor Tour route here.

Hebog Tour cycle route

Hebog Tour – 22 miles

The Hebog Tour is a circular route starting and finishing at Benllech. Make your way up to Moelfre, stopping at Din Lligwy on the way. Din Lligwy is an ancient village site near the coast and makes for a striking sight. Past Din Lligwy you will come to Lligwy beach, a lovely wide and sandy beach backed by low sand dunes. After Lligwy beach it’s a steady climb to Mynydd Bodafon, a small collection of peaks including the Arwydd, which is the highest point on the island of Anglesey. The remainder of the route is relatively easy; you can take a shorter route back round to Benllech or take a longer detour down to Llyn Cefni, the second largest manmade lake on Anglesey.

You can find a map of the Hebog Tour route here.

The Copper Trail

The Copper Trail – 33 miles

This route is perfect for those interested in geology as you have the option to take a detour up Parys Mountain and walk around the old copper mines. Starting at Llynnon Mill, near Llanddeusant, head towards Llanerchymedd. Continue to Penysarn; this is where you will pass the disused copper mines of Parys Mountain. Continue to Llaneilian and then on to the town of Amlwch Port, before heading to Llanfechell. The route then takes you to the coast and the Cemlyn Bay Nature Reserve, ideal if you’re a keen birdwatcher. Continue around Mynydd Y Garn, offering great views of Holyhead Bay, then through Llanrhyddlad to the finishing point at Llanddeusant.

Take a look at the Copper Trail Map here.

Anglesey Circular Cycle Route

Anglesey Circular Route – 58 miles

If you’re feeling adventurous, how about taking on the Anglesey Circular Route? This is the longest route in our list but also offers the opportunity to see all of Anglesey’s spectacular coast. As this is a circular route, you can start from any point, but the nearest starting point from Silver Bay is probably the village of Valley. This route is recommended for experienced riders only and it is suggested that you try to pick a day when it isn’t too windy.

You can find out more and view the Anglesey Circular Route here.