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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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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

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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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 by clicking on the link or image below and keep reading for more information.

Click here to view the 2019 events calendar

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. New to Anglesey is the Internationwool Festival, taking place 24th – 26th August to bring together artisans and wool lovers from across the globe. Also taking place that weekend 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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If you’re looking for the perfect place to catch the stars then you’re in luck! Anglesey offers some of the most beautiful and remote locations for stargazing. For those who are new to it, we’ve put together some recommendations to help you get the most out of your experience.

What are the best locations for stargazing?

The most important thing to consider when looking for your stargazing spot is light. All you need for a clear view of the night sky is a location without light pollution, so make sure to get as far away from artificial light as possible.

When’s the best time to stargaze?

The best time of year to stargaze is autumn, winter and spring; you can still stargaze in summer but there aren’t as many opportunities. If you want to see the Milky Way you’ll need to make sure there isn’t a full moon by checking the new moon times; the best time to go is just before, during and soon after each new moon.

What equipment do I need?

First of all, make sure to wrap up warm when stargazing, even in summer, as it can get chilly at night. It might also be a good idea to bring refreshments, such as a flask of tea or coffee, to keep your spirits up.

Once you’re warm and toasty, make sure you have something to sit on, such as a deck chair, so you don’t end up straining your neck.

A simple stargazing session needs no equipment at all, but if you have some binoculars or a telescope they’re definitely worth taking so you can see even more. If you’re not an experienced observer then it would also be a good idea to take a star chart or book so you know what you’re looking at.

We hope this gives you enough information and would love to see your photos, make sure to share them and tag us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

We’re also expecting a photographer to take some photos of the Milky Way from Silver Bay beach in the next couple of weeks and will be sure to share the photos with you all.

 

Happy stargazing!


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Stunning New Lodge Development

Looking for a luxury holiday lodge in Anglesey with a sea view? Then look no further! This year Silver Bay will be welcoming a new lodge development to the holiday park, Bay View. Situated on the outskirts of the park, Bay View will provide the perfect spot to take in those breathtaking views of the bay and Snowdonia beyond.

What kind of lodge can I buy on Bay View?

Bay View will consist of 25 stunning new lodges set out in two crescents of six and a front row of 13. The new lodge development will be fully landscaped and each lodge will have a hard standing parking area and extensive UPVC decking with glazed viewing panels. One of the luxury lodges available to buy on Bay View will be The Hampton from Prestige Park & Leisure Homes, a sophisticated and cleverly-designed lodge.

The Hampton has some classic architectural design features, such as timber paneling, high-pitched ceilings, exposed beams and timber floors, as well as a neutral, ocean-inspired colour scheme and natural materials. Why not take a look for yourself?

As well as the stunning interior, the new development of lodges will also feature six sectioned bi-fold doors so you can really take in that view of the sea and mountain range. 

We’ll release more information as we near completion of the Bay View new lodge development so make sure to keep an eye out on our blog page and Twitter feed.

How do I become a lodge owner at Silver Bay?

Interested in owning a lodge on Bay View? Or maybe you’d like to experience Silver Bay for yourself? What better way to do so than coming along to our next open day. We’ll be opening the gates on Sunday 3rd June between 12pm and 4pm for you to explore the park, the new lodge development and view our magnificent lodges. There’ll also be fizz and nibbles to enjoy as well as an opportunity to take a look at the facilities and amenities Silver Bay has to offer.

Want to find out more about Bay View or our upcoming open day? You can give us a call on 01407 860860 or request a callback and a member of our friendly team will be in touch.

 


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February Half Term 

January is over – FINALLY we hear you say! From the 12th of February to the 24th, Silver Bay has a whole range of action-packed activities for you and the whole family to make your February Half Term one you’ll never forget.

PARENTAL WARNING: A laughter-filled and fun-ensured stay guaranteed! Take a look at our newsletter below for even more information.

Pancakes, romance, and a whole load of fun!

Shrove Tuesday has créped up on us, and it can only mean one thing: PANCAKES! Don’t worry about perfecting the dreaded pancake flip, down at The Deck House our amazing chefs will be cooking up a storm on the 13th of February. We’re offering both traditional crépes and fluffy American-style pancakes with a whole range of delicious toppings.

We’re always feeling loved up on Valentine’s Day. Check out our amazing Valentine’s Spa Offer: 30% off our couples’ ELEMIS full body massage OR an ELEMIS facial. An amazing gift for your partner for optimum relaxation. Alongside of this, we also have our fabulous Valentine’s Day Special on Wednesday 14th of February down at The Deck House. Enjoy a beautiful three-course meal with your loved ones. There’s romance in the air!

Busy Bayers

The fun continues straight into 2018 with a whole host of activities for your Busy Bayers this half term.

Whether you have the next Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood or Anna Wintour in the family, there’s something to keep them entertained at Silver Bay. We have messy fun in the name of biscuit baking, where they’ll be able to add extra sweetness by using the honey from our resident bees. You won’t BEE-lieve the fun the kids will have on a Saturday morning!

And for your fashionistas, we have hair braids and tattoos as well as a face and nail painting session. Who said February couldn’t look fabulous?

Witness the Fitness

For those of you who are sticking to their New Year resolutions and keeping fit in February, on Monday 12th February we open our pool doors at 9:30 am for adults-only, so you can enjoy swimming the lanes in peace and quiet.

If peace and quiet isn’t your thing we have a BRAND NEW exercise class, Splash! which is ideal for working up a sweat as well as having fun with all the family. Please call our Spa and Leisure Complex at 01407 862049 to book your place.

We’re also bringing back some all-time favourite fitness classes such as H.I.I.T and Pilates – hustle for that muscle by strengthening your core and mind.

Easter 2017

When one Half Term closes its doors, another is soon to open… We’re looking forward to the Easter break when we’ll get the chance to relive the fun all over again.

If you think your family or friends would love a holiday home at Silver Bay, don’t forget to let them know they can download our brochure or contact us and book a site visit.

 

 



South stack lighthouse on Holy Island at sunset

Whether on a budget, wanting something quick, a family meal or an evening of romance, there’s a meal for everyone all on Holy Island.

Holy Island is located on the western side of Anglesey and is connected by the Stanley Embankment and 4 Mile Bridge, making it easy to access and explore the amazing sites all within walking distance!

Named due to its high concentration of standing stones, burial chambers and other religious sites on the small island.

If mouth-watering restaurant and cafe’s is what you’re pining for, this top 10 restaurants list features some of the finest eateries in the area. So go ahead, collect your appetite and feast your eyes on our top 10 recommended restaurants on Holy Island, Anglesey!

 

The Deck House

Set within a grade 2 listed farmhouse with an extension that has been recently refurbished to take in the stunning views of Silver Bay and the Llyn Pensinsular beyond.

The Deck House has a classic and contemporary menu suited for individual tastes. Take fresh, carefully selected, seasonal ingredients and creates a delicious and memorable dining experience. If you enjoy a nice, relaxing drink after spending a day on our private beach, The Deck House is the ideal way to wind down and grab your favourite beverage in the perfect setting.

Watch your afternoon slip away without stress; our Busy Bayers keeps your young ones entertained within the close-by lounge area so there’s more time to enjoy your visit at the Deck House. Whether it’s a family day out or a quiet catch up with friends, you can make The Deck House’s lounge whatever you want it to be.

White Eagle

 

Located near the very southern tip of Holy Island (Holyhead Island) on Anglesey and is just west of Silver Bay beach, the White Eagle is either a 20 minute walk or a five minute drive from Silver Bay.

You’re walking down the beautiful sandy Rhoscolyn beach, breathing in that fresh sea-side air and drinking in the fantastic views of the coastal path. What better way to top it off than resting your weary legs at the White Eagle? You can also bring your furry friends with you too, as the eatery is pet-friendly!

Enjoy the outdoor terrace and soak in the views overlooking the stunning Anglesey coast while enjoying one (or two pints) of their guest ales on draught. There is great food on offer with seasonal menus as well. The White Eagle’s critically acclaimed Steak Pies are to die for, and their home-made fish and chips are amongst customer favourites.

And if that wasn’t enough, indulge yourself in Rhoscolyn history (where the pub is located) which is famous with the patron saint St Gwenfaen. We won’t give too much away though, you’ll have to discover it for yourself!

The Seacroft

 

Enjoy local food and beer while retreating in the warm glow of a roaring open fire, The Seacroft provides the perfect resting place for the whole family. Stocked to the brim with universally loved Timothy Taylor’s ale, you may hear an adventurous tale or two echoing from the barstools at the front of house.

On the menu, locally sourced ingredients from Anglesey suppliers means that you get the freshest and most tastiest meals on offer. Oh, and if you’re around the Anglesey area in winter, The Seacroft offers a ‘buy one, get one free’ deal on most dishes. The Seacroft steals the show on making number 2 on our top 10 restaurants in Anglesey!

 

The Harbourfront Bistro

Just as the name suggests, the Harbourfront lies on on the idyllic Newry Beach of Holyhead. A hidden gem, this bistro is a family run business with family-orientated values; bring the kids down for a scrumptious meal or simply enjoy the picturesque scenery of the sunset disappearing over the horizon.

There’s something for everyone at the Harbourfront Bistro, its perfect location and contemporary British cuisine ensures that this eatery features on our top 10 recommended restaurants!

The Valley Hotel

 

“This is Anglesey.”

The Valley Hotel’s motto rings loud and proud. They’re thrilled to be from the Welsh island of Anglesey, a quality that resonates through their restaurant. Their recently refurbished main bar features welsh slate, rustic charm and perfect real ales to match! Don’t forget to enjoy one of the best Sunday Carvery restaurants in Anglesey! You won’t regret it!

Pork being carved up ready for a Sunday lunch.

Whether you’re just passing through for a refreshing pint or looking to experience the delectable homemade cooking, the Valley stands out as a strong contender to make it on our list of recommended restaurants in Anglesey.

Sea Shanty

 

For one of the best breakfast restaurants in Anglesey, shimmy on down to the Sea Shanty! Fill your sea boots with eggs benedict, a hearty bacon butty or sit down and order yourself a latte and watch the world go by.

Inside the Sea Shanty is just as impressive as the outside – its interior resembles the inside of ship from years gone by. Your maritime food voyage begins with the greeting “It’s always sunny in here” etched on the dining room entrance, and it’s a welcoming gesture that continues through to the friendliness of the staff. Make sure you visit the Sea Shanty for fantastic locally-sourced seafood!

The Driftwood

 

The Driftwood features on our list of restaurants in Anglesey as it stands out as a hidden gem. Good food, local cask ales and a famous traditional carvery on Sunday – and it doesn’t stop there. You can watch your favourite sports team with Sky Sports and BT, providing all the action while you sit back and enjoy your pint. If you’re struggling to think of where to celebrate Christmas, birthdays and wedding celebrations, let The Driftwood plan your social event with a function room that can hold up to 70 people! Well worth the visit!

The Black Seal, Trearddur Bay

 

If you’re yearning for a restaurant that provides a modern, contemporary eating and drinking experience with British Cuisine, look no further than The Black Seal. Boasting a dedicated Gin Bar, drinks lovers with a taste for craft alcohol can find their haven within the walls of this bar restaurant.

If sinking a Bombay Sapphire doesn’t float your boat, there are more than enough traditional dishes to satisfy your hunger. You can also test your tastebuds at international dishes from Welsh Rump Steak to Philly Hot Pizza.

Catch 22, Valley

 

Catch 22 are like the cool kids on the block. Their modern style, both from inside and outside the restaurant, seems effortless. Their slick interior decor is complemented by their sophisticated menu and cosmopolitan drinks. Large venue space also makes Catch 22 ideal for hosting events like parties and meetings.

When you’ve devoured your Pan Fried Stone Sea Bass and ready to whistle for the bill, make sure you grab a drink and explore the balcony – perfect for unwinding and soaking in the fantastic views of Holy Island in all its glory!

Enoch’s, Valley

 

Enoch’s needs no introduction as it remains a familiar stopping place for passing travellers and locals to enjoy! This stylish, traditional British restaurant embraces the coastal culture of Anglesey and its adoration for Fish & Chips by sustainably sourcing and passionately making your favourite seaside dish.

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Did you know, Enoch’s were the first fish & chip shop in Wales committed to using the MSC ecolabel to contribute to the health of our own & the world’s ocean! So there you have it, tasty and morally appetising!

So what are you waiting for? Collect your appetite, leave your worries at the door and enjoy our top ten recommended restaurants in Anglesey. If you find any more great places to relax and unwind with food and drink, don’t forget to let us know!

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With the glorious Welsh summertime comes a plethora of exciting food festivals here in North Wales. Whether you fancy indulging your sweet tooth in local honey, or are perhaps hankering to spend a weekend camping and tasting local craft ales, we’ve got the food festival for you in this very blog!

 

  1. The Beaumaris Food Festival

A classic that everyone loves on Anglesey, the Beaumaris Food Festival is back for 2017. Taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of September, there’ll be an array of exciting stalls that’ll leave you desperate to start munching!

Last year, a range of classic Anglesey businesses flocked to the event. Bucket loads of sumptuous fudge, delightful olives, tasty cheeses and fluffy scones are just a few of the key things that visitors enjoyed in 2016.

Although the 2017 stall guide is yet to be released, we can’t wait to see what comes up. If previous years are anything to judge by, it promises to be a fabulous weekend where you’ll be able to fill your boots with some of the tastiest foods on our island!

Image sourced from https://beaumarisfoodfestival.co.uk/en/gallery/

 

  1. Conwy Honey Fair

We know how important bees, and honey, are at the moment. As a species whose existence has been threatened, we’ve endeavoured to do our best to support the local honey bees here at Silver Bay. We a visit from some beekeepers over the May half-term, and they helped us to build homes for our fuzzy friends that will ensure they have a safe place to live and thrive.

It’s always good to know that these marvellous workers are being looked after, and heading down to the Conwy Honey Fair is a great place to be if you wish to sample the delights of all the tiny winged creatures have to offer.

The Conwy Honey Fair is one of the oldest food fairs located in North Wales, and, as you might have guessed from the name, the festival will be taking place in the beautiful Conwy. Of course, you can expect endless honey at the festival, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Lots of locally sourced crafts and products will also be on offer to purchase, making this festival a real delight.

Taking place in September 2017, the official dates are yet to be confirmed. Make sure you keep checking their website for more information.  

 

  1. Anglesey Beer Festival

Although not necessarily a food festival, the Anglesey Beer Festival is a must-do for those with a taste for great ale in the area! Again, this festival is taking place in September, and it’s spread across two delightful, beer-loving days!

You can even camp out, if you so wish, which will ensure you avoid the issue of who’s driving, and you’ll get the chance to experience lots of local craft beers that you’re sure to love. Because this event is all about raising money too, you’ll get to contribute to some incredibly worthy causes – everyone wins!

Finally, there are also local bands performing that will fill the atmosphere with excitement and life. It’s a lovely festival, perfect for adult groups, that will make you want to come back again next year. Keep an eye out for the official date announcement.

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  1. Anglesey Farmers Market

Finally, our last festival for you to enjoy is the Anglesey Farmers Market. The markets take place once every month on the third Saturday, and you can catch it on the 15th of July or the 19th of August.

Specialising in presenting the very best of the best in local Anglesey produce, the farmers market is always a delight to explore. Held in David Hughes School, Menai Bridge, there are lots of freshly baked goods, local produce, and even a range of fresh crab that’s caught along our very coast. Of course, there’s also tasty meats on offer including Guinea fowl and Welsh Black beef. In short, there’s so much on offer that you’ll struggle to decide what to buy – but don’t worry, you can always come back next month to try some more delightful food.

Stalls often give out free tasting samples too, so don’t miss out on this year-round market that’ll knock your foodie socks off!

 

Food on Anglesey

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Of course, Anglesey is home to plenty of tasty restaurants – and one of those is our very own Deck House. So if after a long day of exploring the food festivals, you fancy kicking back and letting someone else do the cooking for a change, you know where to go! A guest favourite that people enjoy time and time again is our Jones of Holyhead steak! Yum!

If you’d like to find out more about owning a stunning holiday property on the whimsical isle of Anglesey, call us on 01407 860 860 or view our lodge brochure here. We hope to see you out and about at our holiday village soon!

 

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Always dreamt of owning a holiday home at Silver Bay but fancied a visit first? Well, you’re in luck! On the 1st and 2nd of July, we’ll be opening our holiday village gates between 2pm and 4pm and welcoming visitors inside for our open day.

Come and explore our stunning facilities and our brand new lodges for 2017. Step inside one of our most innovative designs yet in the Look Out, or spend some time enjoying the modern, country chic decor found in the Vista. There’s something suited to all tastes.

And best of all, there’ll be refreshments, prosecco and nibbles, too!

There’ll be tours of the park throughout the day, allowing access to our award-winning private beach, our multi-million pound leisure facilities and the recently refurbished Deck House restaurant, lounge and bar. If you’d like to pre-book your tour, call us on 01407 860 860. Those without bookings are also welcome to visit on the day too.

Don’t miss out on your chance to immerse yourself in the Silver Bay lifestyle and experience the five lodges below – all brand new.

 

The Wessex Classic

You don’t get the word ‘classic’ in your name without being a truly magnificent holiday home, and the Wessex is a lodge that you’ll enjoy holidaying in time and time again.

Featuring wall-length windows and a stunning, open plan living space, with room for all your loved ones, the Wessex classic is a classic example of what a holiday home should be.

The homely kitchen is equipped with all the high-tech essentials, and the living and dining space parades a tranquil ambiance as the natural light flows through. Relax in the bedroom of an evening, rest assured in the knowledge that your holiday home really is a picture-perfect paradise.

The Vista

Surrounded by envy-inducing decking and home to modern and chic decor, the Vista holiday lodge is a delight. Step through the double french doors and into bliss, soaking up the contemporary styling and uplifting decor.

Skylights are a beautiful feature throughout this property, and they add a certain element of luxury that regular windows simply cannot afford. Spotlights also decorate the lodge ceiling, providing ample light and views of the stars when night falls.

The spacious bedrooms will keep everyone in the family happy, and the two bathrooms, one of which is ensuite, ensures that this property is certainly well above par. The Vista is simply waiting for a loving family to turn this magnificent holiday lodge into a holiday home. Could it be you?

The Reef Edge

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Few holiday homes impress as much as the Reef Edge does on first sight.

Enjoy dining alfresco on the stunning decking as the sun sets, or head inside to a welcoming holiday lodge where you’ll forever feel at home.

The dark wooden floors and contrasting light walls are what first draws the eye in the property. Each add an element of character and style to the property, and act as the perfect backdrop to the elegant furniture.

Curl up on the plush, cream sofas, or spend some time playing a family board game on the gorgeous wood dining table complete with wicker chairs. Then retire to one of the luxurious bedrooms and unwind in the heart of refined holiday home living. You won’t look back!

The Oyster Catcher

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Benefiting from year-round comfort and style, the Oyster Catcher is a beauty.

Brand new to the site for 2017, this lodge comes with a modern, integrated kitchen and is an advocate for open plan living. Light floods through this holiday home, providing a light and airy feel. The beechwood styling in the Oyster Catcher also adds to this comfortable ambiance – and the mustard accents provide a dash of bright colour that really pops.

Cook up a storm in the rustic kitchen, or relax in the standalone bath tub fit for royalty; there’s something about this property that captures the heart.

A favourite with children, who adore the built-in bunk beds, the Oyster Catcher is the ideal place to spend your free time on the gorgeous Isle of Anglesey.

The Look Out

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Our final new lodge for 2017 is the Look Out.

Arranged over a variety of floors, the Look Out is eye catching and unique, offering both excellent fixtures and fittings as well as an inspiring exterior.

This holiday home is all about modern furnishings and magnificent views, and due to the fact it’s on one of the most desirable spots here at Silver Bay, it’s a firm favourite.

It features a chic, 60s colour scheme and combines this with multi-level living. A triumph of architectural design in holiday lodges, it has to be seen to be believed. It will be love at first sight with this lodge, of that we’re sure!

Silver Bay Holiday Village

Don’t miss your chance to come and visit Silver Bay Holiday Village this summer. We promise you’ll find it hard to leave!

Call 01407 860 860 if you’d like to pre-book and let us know you’re heading down. Pre-booking is not necessary before attendance.

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One of the best things about Anglesey is that the fun never ends on our island. Day in, day out, there are a range of things to do that will put a smile on everyone’s face. And May half-term is the perfect time to explore with all the family.

With the weather warming up, and everyone’s spirits lifting, holidaying on Anglesey encompasses everything that’s special about family life, and it provides the perfect backdrop to many happy memories.

If you fancy doing something a little different on your next break to our stunning island, explore below. You’ll find a rundown of perfect May half-term activities.

Pili Palas Nature World

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If you love wildlife, and want to introduce your little ones to an attraction that’s both educational and entertaining, then Pili Palas is the perfect spot.

Home to Anglesey’s most famous butterfly centre, the whole family can get up close and personal with the beautiful, winged creatures – as well as many more creatures such as birds, snakes, and other exotic species.

If the weather is good, May half-term can also be the ideal time to head out on their nature trail where you’ll also come across their friendly alpacas! There’s also a cafe on site to fill your boots, alongside a conservatory where you can eat your sandwiches and watch the meerkats frolic.

Prices start from £7.25 for children up to the age of 16, and under threes go free!

Woodland Adventures at Silver Bay

If your little ones adore foraging and spending time exploring and discovering new things in the beautiful outdoors, then why not book them onto our Woodland Adventures activity?

Taking place on Thursday the 1st of June and Saturday the 3rd of June, it’s a great opportunity to train them up on outdoor survival, and they’ll make lots of Silver Bay friends along the way.

All you need to do to enrol your children is to call Silver Bay on 01407 862 049 and then put together a packed lunch to keep their energy levels up! This is a child-only event, so it will also give you some time to relax with your partner whilst the little ones are entertained and taken care of.

Garden Tours at Plas Newydd

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We can’t guarantee beautiful weather during the May half-term, but what we can guarantee is a jolly good time, and a magnificent place to spend an educational afternoon is at Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens.

This majestic National Trust property is a favourite for tourists to visit, and on the 1st of June, they will be hosting Garden Tours: An Edible Garden.

Bring the family as they whisk you away on a tour of what plants are safe to eat, and encourage your little ones to broaden their culinary horizons and get some fresh air.

The event starts at 2 pm, and there’s also the historic country house to explore if the weather isn’t on your side.

Anglesey Riding Centre

If you really fancy pushing the boundaries and doing something out of the ordinary during the May half-term, then the Anglesey Riding Centre is a great spot to visit. They have a wide range of horse riding activities available, each suitable for all level of horse riding ability from beginners through to experts.

Lead Rein is one of the popular packages they offer, and this comes with a half hour ride for youngsters and is best for children under 7. They will be led along their tracks by horse riding experts, and they’ll also be on ponies as opposed to full grown horses, providing the perfect first horse experience.

There are also 1 hour rides available for those over the age of seven and suitable for kids and adults. This package is ideal for families, and there are a range of ride opportunities available from lead rides to trotting, cantering and galloping if you’re skilled enough!

Prices come in at £13 for the half hour lead rein and £23 for the hour long session. Take a look here for more information.

Beach Mudder

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You’ve heard of Tough Mudder, well now it’s time for Beach Mudder to take the centre stage.

Returning for the second year on the run, we’re heading down to Silver Bay beach and setting up our obstacle course. Fun for all the family, Beach Mudder will draw out your competitive side and ensure you’re working together seamlessly as a team!

If you fancy challenging yourself whilst enjoying an afternoon against the backdrop of the beautiful ocean and sand, enrol your family by calling us at reception on 01407 860 860. We promise you won’t regret an afternoon bonding with both family and Silver Bay friends whilst working up a sweat.

The event starts at 3 pm on Sunday the 28th of May.

May at Silver Bay Holiday Village

If you fancy a closer look at all the activities you can expect at Silver Bay over the May half-term, take a look here. We’ve got our May newsletter available for you to view, as well as a schedule over the holidays jam-packed with fun!

To find out more about how you can become part of the Silver Bay community, download our eBrochure. Our holiday homes are some of the finest in the country, and we take pride in offering our owners a bespoke holiday experience right here in the UK.

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