The Easter holidays are drawing to a close and we hope all our residents are feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after a well-earned break. With Easter behind us, here at Silver Bay we’re already starting to plan our summer! We’ve done the research for you, and have rustled together some of the most exciting events going on around Anglesey for you this summer. Get them in the calendar!
Thomas Telford Day Trip
Many of our residents access Silver Bay via either the Menai Suspension Bridge or the Britannia Bridge, so we’re certain you are very familiar with these magnificent structures. Those with a deeper interest in the bridges may be tempted by the Thomas Telford Day Trip, centred on the architect and builder of the Suspension bridge. Menai Heritage invites you to travel his Holyhead road through Snowdonia, where you can pay a visit to his aqueducts at Chirk and Pontcysyllte, view his canal workshops at Ellesmere and observe the suspension bridge itself in Conwy. For a full day coach trip and 2 course lunch at the Boathouse on the Mere, this educational excursion is £27.50 per person and takes place on the 12th May 2015.
Our residents with an enthusiasm for agriculture will not want to miss out on the Anglesey Festival of Transport and Machinery. Taking place on the 16th and 17th May, this event encompasses a wide variety of vehicles including steam engines, classic cars, and motorcycles, in addition to trade stalls, a beer tent and kids’ entertainment and fairground rides. This festival also has the option for public overnight camping, so there is every opportunity to attend all the attractions and make this an action packed weekend for all the family! Children under 12 go free, children aged 12-16 are £1 entry and adults £8.
Walking in Anglesey
Another fantastic event taking place on the Isle of Anglesey is the Walking and Outdoor festival, celebrating the great outdoors. This festival is from the 23rd May to the 7th June, with a wide variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Bus tours will be exploring the hidden treasures of the island; featuring walks exploring the native flora and fauna hosted by engaging and informative guides. Residents who like a challenge could try out the Anglesey Walkathon where participants walk 26.2 miles or 13.1 miles in a day for charity; you could also take a look at the website to see all the events going on during this exciting 2 weeks.
Antiques Roadshow to come to Anglesey!
Fans of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow will be delighted to hear the show is coming to Anglesey’s Plas Newydd on the 4th June! Entry to the show is free and starts at 9.30am with latest admissions at 4.30pm, and filming continuing on to 7pm. Dig out your old heirlooms and come along to get an evaluation from the show’s specialists, or just pop in as a spectator as this is guaranteed to be an extraordinary day!
The Menai Seafood Festival, Anglesey
Finally, we have possibly the best type of festival; a food festival! The Menai Seafood Festival, no less. Set up to promote the local fishing industry and revitalise interest in the vast array of quality fish and seafood available from our shores in North Wales. Boasting a bustling market with local fishermen and farmers, seafood suppliers and artisan producers in and around Anglesey, you will have the opportunity to sample some of the Strait’s native foods. There will also be cooking demonstrations with some acclaimed cooks, and the opportunity to learn about maritime conservation and the environment around Anglesey with educational talks and exhibitions. A good day out for all, including families with kids’ activities being run on the seashore by the Anglesey Sea Zoo. Taking place to coincide with Anglesey Marine Week, the festival will take place on the 22nd August around the Menai Bridge, and is free to attend.
Anglesey in Summer
With this many exciting activities going on all over the island, a lively and entertaining summer for all of our residents is guaranteed. So get counting down the days, and let’s hope for a good dose of sunshine so everybody can get outside to enjoy some fresh sea air and time with friends and family.