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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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Here at Silver Bay, we think Anglesey is pretty great. We benefit greatly from the picturesque background we are lucky enough to reside in. Wales is one of the best places to be if you are an avid walker. We have hills, scenery, beaches, and the pubs to stop off after a long trek aren’t too bad either.

There are a number of beautiful walks all over the Anglesey coast for all range of walking abilities. Whether you are an experienced walker looking for lengthy and challenging walks, or someone who just enjoys some fresh air, Anglesey has it all. 

Here at Silver Bay, we are endlessly proud of our private beach, which won the Green Coast Award! It’s not only scenic, full of character and relaxation, but it’s a great starting place for a walk. 

Here are a few walks which start at Silver Bay, and end back at Silver Bay. Ready, set, GO!

Silver Bay Beach Loop

This relaxing walk takes you in a loop from the beach, right back to it! The walk is long enough just to get your heart rate up and stretch your legs. This route stretches 3.39km, perfect for the whole family to get those steps in. To The Deckhouse for a refreshment anyone?

Silver Bay – Traeth Borthwen – Silver Bay

What’s better than the beach? TWO beaches! This walk takes you from Silver Bay Beach to Borthwen Beach in no time! The walk is 3.71km long, just slightly longer than the Silver Bay Loop. This walk takes you on a beautiful coastal route, perfect for all the budding photographers. Pack up a picnic and get your trainers on! The best bit? When you’re finished, you end up right back where you started.

Silver Bay – Borthwen Beach – St. Gwenfaen’s Church – Silver Bay

This is for the avid walkers! Following the coastal walk to Borthwen Beach, this walk gives you the choice of carrying on further, or turning back. Choosing to continue on, this stretch is 6.01km. Passing the fabulous Gastro Pub, The White Eagle you can be sure of a refreshment en route! This walk takes you to St. Gwenfaen’s Church where you can appreciate the stunning medieval architecture, built in 650 AD. After this, you follow the route right back to Silver Bay Beach – just in time for tea!

 


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Did you know that Anglesey is commonly known as Mam Cymru, “the Mother of Wales”? This name has been given to the island due to its ability to create products from both land and sea. There is an abundance of choices for fresh produce from local farmers to fishermen and everything in between. If you’re looking to shop local and support businesses in Anglesey, then continue to read. 

Anglesey Sea Salt (Halen Môn)

Check out this world-renowned sea salt, produced right here on the Island of Anglesey. This sea salt is distributed to more than 22 countries around the world and can be found on the tables of some of the world’s top restaurants. It is also supplied and supplied to Marks and Spencers, Waitrose and Harvey Nichols. You can purchase this award-winning salt from the on-site shop, there is a full range of sea salts, kitchenware, local goods and seaside gifts.

Take a look at the food truck, where you can enjoy panoramic views while eating seasonal foods. At the moment the food truck is open for takeaways Wednesday-Sunday only and pizza nights on Saturday and Thursday. 

Brynseincyn, Anglesey, LL61 6TQ

01248 430871

https://www.halenmon.com/

Anglesey Fine Foods

Located just a stone throw away from Silver Bay, Anglesey Fine Food provides the best, award-winning and local products. The butchers offer a wide selection of premium local meat options including PGI Welsh lamb, Welsh beef, free ranged Welsh chicken, award-winning Packington pork. All the meats for sale are locally sourced from sustainable farms in Anglesey and the Snowdonia National Park.

Anglesey Fine Food is the perfect place to purchase amazing food and drink, you can find a selection of fine wine, locally crafted beer, cheeses, cold meats and seafood. These ingredients make for the perfect cheeseboard or to incorporate into a recipe. 

Station Rd, Valley, Holyhead LL65 3EB

https://www.angleseyfinefoods.co.uk/

01407 742391

Beehive Preservation

The Beehive Preservation has been manufacturing a large selection of marmalades, lemon curd chutneys and local honey for many years. recipe This renowned company uses the same original recipes which have been passed down from generation to generation.  If you’re wondering what to pick from the wide variety of preserves, we’d recommend trying the famous Morello Cherry with Kirsch Preserve. 

Please note that the Beehive Preservation has limited opening due to the current crisis. However, the company is still determined to provide both locals and tourists with the finest of produce. With a limited stock of their most popular product, it is recommended that you order directly via phone for delivery. 

Beehive Preserves, Nanner Farm, Cemlyn, Cemaes Bay, LL67 0EA

http://www.jams.co.uk/

01407 711588

The Lobster Pot 

With over 65 years of supplying the finest live shellfish to the UK and Europe, the Lobster Pot is highly recommended by fishmongers, restaurants and at home cooks alike. This family run business sources high-quality fresh produce from the coastline of Wales. The Lobster Pot supplies a variety of shellfish from live and cooked lobster, common crab, spider crab, velvet swimming crab and live shrimp, it is the perfect place for a seafood lover. 

Why not take a trip to The Lobster Pot restaurant, located close to the factory of Church Bay in Holyhead. Here you can treat your friends and family to a gourmet meal made from locally sourced food. This restaurant is very popular with locals and tourists alike, we recommend making a reservation to avoid disappointment. 

The Lobster Pot, Church Bay, Holyhead LL65 4EU

https://www.thelobsterpot.com/company.php

01407 730471

https://www.thelobsterpotrestaurant.co.uk/index.html

01407 730241

Central Bakery

We don’t need to convince you that Central Bakery is a must visit, the queues reaching out of the door will let you know that you have discovered a hidden gem in Anglesey. Located in the centre of Beaumaris, this bakery is filled to the brim with an amazing selection of bread all made right on the premises. 

Bread isn’t the only thing this bakery is popular with the locals for, there’s a wide variety of sweet and savoury treats from steamy hot pies to mouth-watering chocolate eclair. The early bird really does get the worm when it comes to a visit to Central Bakery, with opening times from 8 am-2:30 pm you need to make sure you’re up and early. 

22 Margaret Street, Beaumaris LL58 8DN

01248 810386

Llanfair PGin

This small batch distillery is based right here on the Isle of Anglesey. The entire process is completed in house at the base in Gaerwen, from distilling to bottling and labeling each bottle. It aims to produce genuine premium quality craft distilled spirits as much as possible. In fact, their selection of gins uses a mixture of hand selected botanical ingredients including elderflower, angelica root, mint and rosemary which have been picked from the island. 

There is a great variety of flavoured current in the range Original Dry Gin, Strawberry & Pink Peppercorn and Anglesey Rhubarb and Vanilla. For those rum lovers make sure you check out the Swellies Spiced Rum created with hints of French oak, vanilla, cinnamon and Anglesey Honey. Be sure to keep an eye out for even more flavours to be introduced in the future. 

www.llanfairpwlldistillery.co.uk

07943811995

Tredici Butchers and Deli

Tredici Butchers and Deli is known by locals to be one of the very best Anglesey meat and meat product producers on the island. They provide premium cuts of Welsh beef, lamb and pork from reputable local suppliers. This butchers prides itself on selling local Welsh products including honey, cheese, jams and biscuits. So if you’re wanting to shop local look no further than a trip to Tredici Butchers and Deli. If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal, this shop offers a takeaway option including delicious pies and pizzas so there’s something for everyone.

13 Castle Street, Beaumaris, Anglesey LL58 8AP

01248 811230

https://www.tredicidelibeaumaris.com/

 

 


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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.

Tour de Mon Route – 76 miles

If you’re feeling adventurous, how about taking on the Tour de Mon Route? This is the longest route in our list but also offers the opportunity to see all of Anglesey’s spectacular coast including the picturesque cefni reservoir. This route is recommended for experienced riders, it is both challenging and scenic with incredible clifftop views of the Isle of Man on clear days.

You can find out more and view the Tour de Mon route here.


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Luxury Lodges Available Now

Only 1 1/2 hours from Chester, Silver Bay Holiday Village is an owner only holiday park, nestled on the coast of the island of Angelsey, North Wales. Affording private access to a secluded Green Flag beach, Silver Bay has something for everyone. From boating and beach time to coastal paths and cycling trails, Silver Bay is situated to make the most of the best that Angelsey has to offer.

Silver Bay holiday home owners enjoy the use of a fully equipped gym, Spa and heated swimming pool together with a bar, lounge & restaurant to sit back, relax and take in the views..

Each luxury Lodge is fully furnished to the highest standard, from the nautical feel of the Navigator to the contemporary feel of the Rustica. The Lookout luxury lodge enjoys a separate lounge and galley kitchen whilst The Muskoka lodge has a centre kitchen & lounge enjoying floods of light and panoramic views beyond.

Holiday homes afford elevated positions with decking to enjoy the views of the Llyn Peninsula. Private driveways complete the external appearance whilst the grounds surrounding each holiday home are fully maintained.

From soft furnishings to kitchen wear, holiday homes are ready to move into so that you can take full advantage of year round breaks and holidays straight away. 

Click here to take a virtual tour of the park and get in touch to arrange a personal tour of the park.


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During lockdown, we know how hard it is that you can’t be with us and so we’ve created this video so you can be assured that your holiday home is in safe hands. 

Hopefully, through this video, you can see that we have been hard at work maintaining and improving the park in preparation to welcome everyone back.

Moreover, we hope to be welcoming you back soon and so thought this would provide a little something to look forward to. 

From all the team at Silver Bay, we look forward to welcoming you back shortly.

 

 

 

 


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Easter is a wonderful time of year at Silver Bay, and although this year we may have to do things a little differently, we’ve worked hard to ensure you can still celebrate the holiday with lots of fun activities to keep the whole family occupied. It is important now more than ever that we come together and maintain the strong community that we pride ourselves on at Silver Bay, and continue to make a lifetime of treasured memories. Keep reading to see all of the fun activities we will be bringing you over the next 2 weeks! 

 

Virtual Easter Egg Hunt  

Every year we put on a fun Easter Egg Hunt around the holiday park, it’s an activity that everybody looks forward to. We couldn’t go a year without it, so we’re going to be running a VIRTUAL Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday! The game is simple, we will be hiding eggs on multiple different pages of our website, and the aim is for you to find as many of the eggs as possible! We will provide a form for you to fill out with links to the pages where you have found the eggs. Find them all to be named a Busy Bayer champion! 

Egg Decorating Competition 

Arts and crafts is a fun and popular activity amongst our Busy Bayers, and we want to ensure we continue to provide these activities! We are going to be holding an egg decorating competition, a chance for you to get creative with your family and show off your decorating skills. To take part in this activity, you will need a hard boiled egg and any materials of your choice to decorate it (the more creative the better!). We will be announcing this on our Facebook later in the week so you can share your creations in the comments of the post. We look forward to seeing what you come up with! 

Instagram Quiz

How well do you know Anglesey? Put your Anglesey knowledge to the test in a fun quiz that we will be doing over on our Instagram next week. Compete against friends and families to see who knows Anglesey the best! Make sure to keep an eye on our Instagram for this fun, family activity. 

A Lifetime of Treasured Memories 

Silver Bay is all about treasured memories, from bbq’s at the beach to parties at The Deckhouse. We’re encouraging all owners, past and present, to share their favourite memories and photos from over the years. We are going to be creating a memory wall on Facebook with all of the photos that have been sent to us, giving you the opportunity to look back at all of the fun times that have been had at Silver Bay. If you would like to send us some photos, please do so over on our Facebook. We can’t wait to see all of the old memories! 

Photo Challenge 

Another way in which we are encouraging our Busy Bayers to keep creative is with a fun photo challenge! Starting from next week (W/C 13th April), we will be posting some photo challenges for the children to get involved with. This will include things such as building structures out of any materials you can find and taking a photo of it to share with us. This is a fun and easy activity that is sure to keep the Busy Bayers, well, busy! Keep an eye out on our Facebook each day to see the new challenges, we will be sharing some of our favourites at the end of the week. 

Easter Recipes

What better way to spend time indoors than baking! Over the next two weeks, we will be sharing some of our favourite Easter baking recipes on our Facebook account for you to try out at home. This is something fun for the whole family to get involved with, and you can even make it a competition to see which member of your family can decorate the best! We would love to see what you make, please share any photos with us over on our Facebook! 

Colouring Activities 

Colouring in is a really fun and easy activity for the children to do, to keep busy and keep creative! We have created some very special Silver Bay colouring activities, these are free to download and include activities such as, dot to dot, colouring in and a very special game called The Easter Bunny Hop – Find your way to Silver Bay, a snakes and ladders style of game based around Silver Bay! We would love to see photos of your drawings, make sure to send them to us over on our Facebook. Click the links below to download to print the sheets.

Colouring Image 1Colouring Image 2, Colouring Image 3, The Easter Bunny Hop Game

NHS Heroes

We would like to say a huge thank you to Silver Bay owners, friends & families, who work for the NHS, working tirelessly to keep our country going. 

Please go to our Facebook page to nominate any friends & family, who’ll automatically be entered into a competition to win a week’s holiday at Silver Bay. Simply tag them into the post and tell us why they deserve to win the break.

Here’s the link. We’ll randomly pick a winner every two weeks for the next 8 weeks.

Although celebrating Easter may be a little different this year, we have worked hard to try and make it as fun as possible with a range of different activities for the Busy Bayers and the adults! Make sure you are following our social channels to keep up to date with all of the activities taking place. We look forward to having you all back as soon as we can! 

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The Blue Flag Award recognises beaches, marinas and boats for their high environmental and quality standards. The award is internationally recognised and reassures visitors that a beach is safe and clean. There are 7 beaches on Anglesey with a Blue Flag award, keep reading below to see which beaches have been awarded for their excellence. To be awarded the Blue Flag status, beaches, marinas and boats must meet a certain set of criteria, a few examples of criteria include: 

Environmental Education 

A beach map locating different facilities must be on the beach, along with information on the award itself and details of the water quality. Increasing awareness and care for the local environment is an important aspect of the Blue Flag award and therefore at least five activities that promote this must be carried out, preferably during the Blue Flag season. 

Water Quality 

The beach must comply with the water quality sampling, no industrial, waste-water or sewage should affect the beach area. 

Environmental Management  

The beach and surrounding areas must be clean and maintained, waste bins and containers must be available in adequate numbers with facilities for recycling and an adequate number of toilet facilities must be available and kept clean at all times. 

Safety and Services 

First aid equipment must be available on the beach, including lifeguards if appropriate, along with a supply of water and emergency plans to cope with pollution risks. 

Blue Flag Beaches in Anglesey 

Anglesey has an impressive 6 Blue Flag beaches as of 2020, meaning it is home to some of the best quality beaches in the world. Take a look at what beaches have earned this international, prestigious status: 

Llanddona 

Llanddona beach is located on the Eastern side of the Red Wharf Bay Area. It is a great family beach and has an excellent reputation for windsurfing, kite-surfing and sea fishing. 

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Benllech 

Benllech beach is a wide and sandy beach located on the east side of Anglesey. It is the most traditionally British beach with a lot of fun and activity throughout Summer. 

http://www.holidaysanglesey.co.uk/beaches/benllech-beach-anglesey/

Church Bay 

Church Bay beach is a sand and pebble beach backed by high cliffs, situated near Holyhead on Anglesey. The excellent water quality at the beach makes Church Bay an ideal place for swimming, along with other fun activities such as sailing and fishing. The beach can be accessed via a steep footpath from the village. If you fancy a bite to eat during your visit to Church Bay, The Lobster Pot is definitely a popular choice, read more of our top restaurants on Anglesey here.  read more of our top restaurants on Anglesey 

http://www.churchbaycottages.com/

Porth Dafarch 

Porth Dafarch is a sandy cove located between Treaddur Bay and Holyhead. This beach is a very popular diving and snorkelling spot due to the easy access and exit and the wreck of 1886 Missouri, situated around half a mile from the shore. 

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Trearddur Bay 

Situated within a couple of miles of Holyhead, Treaddur Bay is one of the most popular Blue Flag beaches on Anglesey, due to its cleanliness and size. There is a large stretch of sand and an array of water sports are available such as canoeing, water-skiing and surfboarding. 

https://www.holidaysanglesey.co.uk/beaches/trearddur-bay-beach

Llanddwyn, Newborough 

Llanddwyn beach, also known as Newborough, is a 3 and a half-mile sandy beach that stretches from Llanddwyn Island to Abermenai Point and is backed by Newborough Forrest. Facilities include cold showers, barbeque areas, picnic tables and drinking water. 

https://www.campsites.co.uk/inspiration/beaches/things-to-do-near-llanddwyn-beach

All of these blue flag beaches (except Church Bay) have dog restrictions from 1st May to 30th September every year. 

Silver Bay Holiday Village

Silver Bay Holiday Village has additionally been featured on a list of the cleanest beaches on Anglesey, due to our Blue Flag beach status. Here at Silver Bay Holiday Village, we have an ongoing commitment to preserving the natural environment of the Silver Bay area, and we’ve received both a David Bellamy Award and the Blue Flag Award in recognition of our efforts.

Blue Flag Beaches On Anglesey, Picture of Silver Bay

That’s it for all of the fantastic beaches that have earned a Blue Flag status in Anglesey, be sure to check them out to see why they’ve been awarded this high standard of excellence. 


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Where are the best spa days in Anglesey and North Wales?

If you’re looking for somewhere to relax and pamper yourself, you’ll be spoilt for choice here in North Wales. Whether it’s a spa here on Anglesey or further afield, there’s something for everyone.

We’ve picked some of our favourite Anglesey spa day spots below as well as our own spa package at the Spa at Silver Bay.

Tre-Ysgawen Hall

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The spa day packages at Tre-Ysgawen are available every day and include refreshments on arrival, full use of the spa facilities, including their brand new thermal suite, salt room, herbal sauna, ice fountain, heated pool, spa bath, gym and experience shower. The packages also include a one course lunch in the Clock Tower with a choice of beverage and you will be provided with towels, robes and slippers during your stay.

You can view the available packages and book on the Tre-Ysgawen Hall website.

Spa packages range from £30 to £140.

The Marina Spa at The Quay Hotel

The Marina Spa at The Quay Hotel offers a range of different experiences to help you destress and relax while overlooking the Deganwy Marina.

If a day just isn’t enough, you can extend your spa day with an overnight stay in the contemporary hotel.

The spa packages range from £49 to £169 per person.

Kinspa at The Kinmel

Kinspa at The Kinmel is a relaxing and luxurious facility with a range of different spa packages available. Treat yourself to the Total Indulgence package including a three night stay, cleansing salt scrub, full body massage, facial, nail treatment, afternoon tea, and a three course meal! Or opt for just one night with the Escape package including a 30 minute treatment, afternoon tea and three course meal.

You can view all the available packages and book them on the Kinspa website.

The spa breaks range from £89 up to £450 per person.

The Spa at Bodysgallen

The Spa at Bodysgallen is a great space to relax and restore your body, mind and spirit. They offer a range of spa days, from full days to half days including use of the gym, sauna, steam room, spa bath and swimming pool.

You can view the full range of spa packages on the Bodysgallen Hall website.

The spa days range from £83 for a half day up to £250 per person per night for the full spa break.

Mermaid Spa at Portmeirion

The Mermaid Spa has a wide range of treatments and the qualified therapists use only vegan-friendly products and all-natural therapies.

There are a wide range of packages available for individuals, couples, parties, or a day out with friends. They offer a half day or full day package or a range of packages for hotel guests only.

The spa packages range from £60 to £115.

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa offers exclusive ELEMIS facial and body treatments, a name renowned for its exceptional skincare range. They also offer a range of spa packages, all including one night stay, dinner at the award-winning Tower restaurant, and use of the spa facilities.

You can find out about the different spa packages available on the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa website.

The spa packages range from £275 up to £415 per night.

The Silver Bay Bijou Spa Package

Available Monday to Friday, the Silver Bay Bijou Spa Package is the perfect way to calm and heal the mind. Perfect to enjoy some alone time or for groups of up to six. Book a late morning session (10am – 2pm) or an afternoon session (12pm – 4pm).

The package consists of a 30 minute deeply relaxing back, neck and shoulder massage tailored to meet your needs or a 30 minute taster of one of our amazing Crystal Clear facials. Afterwards, you’re welcome to use our five star facilities, including our gym, studio, pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. You also get fresh robes, flip flops and towels as well as unlimited tea, coffee, hot chocolate and water. All this is available for just £50 per person.

Find out more about the Spa at Silver Bay or give us a call on 01407 862049.


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As 2019 draws to a close, we’ve started looking towards 2020 and what’s on in Anglesey. We’ve put together a calendar of events coming up in 2020 so you can start planning your year. Take a look at the calendar below and keep reading to find out about each event.

January 2020

Endurancelife Trail Runs

Start the year off well with the Endurancelife trail runs, taking place on Saturday 11th January. With the choice of a 10k, half marathon, marathon, or ultra marathon, you can run to raise money for charity or just do it for the challenge. Plus there’s an afterparty for you to celebrate your achievement and swap stories with other participants.

A Winter Walk

Also taking place on the 11th is A Winter Walk by North Wales Wildlife Trust. Starting at Lon Gorad at 10am, you can spot waders and wildfowl on the Alaw Estuary with an optional extension into the afternoon to visit other nearby sites. Make sure to bring a packed lunch with you and wellies are advised in case it’s wet.

Antiques and Collectors Fair

Grab your own little piece of history at The Bulkeley Hotel Antiques and Collectors Fair, taking place on Sunday 12th January, 10am to 4pm. Treat yourself to a treat from the coffee shop or 1832 Bistro, plus there’s 10% off food and hot beverages during the fair! If you can’t make that date, the fair is also taking place on Saturday 15th February and Sunday 8th March.

Dog Walking Sessions

Looking for somewhere to take your pooch where they can make some new furry friends? Bring them along for a Sunday stroll around the grounds at Penryhn Castle. Taking place on Sunday 12th and Sunday 26th January, it involves a mile long walk (around 30 minutes) with like-minded owners and their dogs for some fresh air and social sniffing. The walk also takes place on Sunday 9th and Sunday 23rd February.

Galapagos!

On Friday 17th January, join Gillian Coates at St. Andrew’s Church Hall to hear her recollections from a recent visit to the Galapagos Islands. This event is organised by the North Wales Wildlife Trust and takes place from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Tickets are just £2 and this includes refreshments. 

February 2020

Harnessing the Tide

On Thursday 6th February, North Wales Wildlife Trust presents Harnessing the Tide. Taking place at St. Cyngar’s Church Hall from 2:15pm to 4:45pm, a speaker from Morlais Energy, Menter Môn’s Tidal Stream Energy project, describes this enterprising development off the west coast.

Sound Walk – Parys Mountain

On Sunday 9th February, explore the sounds of Parys Mountain while reflecting on the landscape. Soft Apple presents a three hour sound walk with breaks and time to stop and chat. Tickets are just £10 or whatever you can afford; make sure to bring a drink and snack in case you need it.

Beaumaris Gaol Ghost Hunt

Fancy yourself as a ghost hunter? On Saturday 15th February, you could have the opportunity to explore the disused Beaumaris Gaol. Starting at 8pm and running until 2am the next day, you will have the chance to use real investigation equipment and experiments plus some free time to do your own investigating. Tickets are £45 and include unlimited hot refreshments.

Being Bee Friendly

On Friday 21st February, join Anglesey beekeeper, Jenny Shaw, at St. Cyngar’s Church Hall for Being Bee Friendly. Listen to her describe how the Welsh government’s Action Plan for Pollinators is addressing the dramatic decline of bees. This event runs from 7:30pm to 9:30pm and tickets are just £2.

March 2020

Anglesey Half Marathon

The Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon and 10k is back for 2020, taking place on Sunday 1st March. Both races have one of the most incredible start lines in the country – the Menai Suspension Bridge. This is a great preparation for the London and Conwy marathons, providing a beautiful, undulating course with stunning scenery.

Yoga and Detox Weekend

Spring is the perfect time to cleanse your body and mind and what better way to do that than on a yoga and detox weekend? Join The Zest Life at Plas Cadnant for a three or four day Yoga and Detox Retreat, taking place from Friday 6th to Monday 9th March and Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March.

Curlew: Wales’ Most Pressing Conservation Priority

On Friday 20th March, join Patrick Lindley, Marine Ornithologist with Natural Resources Wales, at St. Andrew’s Church Hall. From 7:30pm to 9:30pm he’ll be outlining the serious decline of the curlew and actions to help reverse its fortunes. This event is organised by North Wales Wildlife Trust and tickets are just £2.

Anglesey Farmers Market

Starting the year on Saturday 21st March, the Anglesey Farmers Market takes place the third Saturday of every month, between 10am and 2pm at Princes Pier, Menai Bridge. Take your pick from a diverse selection of produce, from locally grown vegetables and freshly baked bread to jams and chutneys, all the way to handmade cheeses, fresh fish and shellfish. There’s also lots of wonderful arts and crafts to choose from as well as delicious desserts and the perfect cut of meat for your Sunday roast.

Dubtrail 2020

Do you own a VW campervan and want to spend time with other VW campervan owners? Why not join the Dubtrail 2020, taking place from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th March. Start the weekend off at the pub with complimentary breakfast baps followed by a show and shine event. This is then followed by a convoy to some of Anglesey’s beautiful coastal areas, finished off with live entertainment.

May 2020

Anglesey Sea Kayak Symposium

The Anglesey Sea Kayak Symposium returns on Sunday 3rd May until Sunday 10th May. The symposium has been running for almost 30 years now and is able to cater for up to 150 participants. There will be a variety of guest instructors from all over the globe, as well as local paddlers, that can guide you safely around the wonderfully wild coastline.

Anglesey Vintage Rally

On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May, the Anglesey Vintage Rally is back at the Anglesey Agricultural Ground. Experience vintage and restored agricultural equipment, buses, lorries, and construction equipment, as well as classic cars, vintage motorcycles, pedal cycles, and unique miniature engines.

Anglesey Trail Half Marathon

Taking place on Sunday 17th May, the Anglesey Trail Half Marathon is set in the beautiful surroundings of Newborough Forest and is expected to be hugely popular with over 500 runners anticipated to attend.

Race For Life

Also taking place on Sunday 17th May is the Race For Life in Caernarfon. This is a 5k for everyone to raise money for a great cause and the route takes you along the Menai Strait with incredible views of the Snowdonia mountains and Caernarfon Castle. Adult entry is £14.99, child entry is £10 and children under 6 go free.

Birdwatching Trip to South Stack

If you fancy something a bit less strenuous, there is also a birdwatching trip to South Stack taking place on Sunday 17th May, organised by RSPB. The main destination is South Stack but there may also be an opportunity to see black guillemots at Holyhead harbour before going to see the auks and choughs on the sea cliffs. There will be a full range of hot and cold food available and it is recommended that you bring suitable clothing in case of inclement weather.

Dance Portraiture – Anglesey Photographic Academy Evening

Taking place on Wednesday 27th May at the Beaumaris Community Centre, join Welshot for one of their photographic academy evenings with a focus on dance portraiture. Learn how to take photographs in both a studio environment and outside locations, from different lighting techniques, backdrops, props and posing models. Beginners are welcome and actively encouraged with all help, guidance and support given.

Anglesey Food Festival

On Friday 29th and Saturday 30th May, the Anglesey Food Festival returns to showcase the best in Welsh produce at the Anglesey Agricultural ground. You can meet local fishermen, farmers and the best of local food and drink producers. You can also taste some great Welsh food, watch demonstrations, and even have a go yourself.

Festival of Discovery

Also taking place that weekend is the Festival of Discovery, a fun packed family festival with a jam-packed programme. You will have the chance to get out on the water, take part in bushcraft workshops, learn circus skills and have fun with science and maths, as well as explore your senses, bubble factories and folk music.

All Wales Boat and Leisure Show

Not forgetting the All Wales Boat and Leisure Show, which also takes place that weekend. This event is perfect for watersport and boating enthusiasts as well as those who have a passion for the great outdoors. Discover a huge range of exhibitors, show events and activities where you can have a go too. Tickets include admission to the All Wales Boat and Leisure Show, Anglesey Food Festival and Festival of Discovery.

Great Strait Raft Run

The Great Strait Raft Run is back again for 2020 on Sunday 31st May. Taking place on the majestic waters of the Menai Strait, this is a fun and challenging day of rafting and raising money for good causes.

June 2020

Sea Kayaking for Beginners

Do you fancy having a go at sea kayaking but never been in one before? Then this Sea Kayaking for Beginners course is for you. The course includes two days of sea kayaking in the Irish sea off the coast of Anglesey with expert instructors. There’s different dates available throughout the year and the course includes all equipment, accommodation and food.

Gottwood Festival

From Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th June, Gottwood Festival returns to Anglesey with its annual celebration of underground electronic music. The festival grounds have some fantastic lake and forest views along with some of the prettiest sunsets in the UK festival scene.

Yoga Retreat with Food by Mary-Ellen McTague

Located just a short distance from Silver Bay, Ruth and Dana host a Yoga Retreat with Food by Mary-Ellen McTague, taking place on Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June. The weekend includes four yoga classes and food by the hugely acclaimed chef Mary-Ellen McTague. There will also be time for a couple of walks and accommodation is provided.

Low Light and Long Exposure Photography

Do you want to improve your low light and long exposure photography skills? Welshot will be running an all night photography session starting on Saturday 20th and finishing on Sunday 21st June. The session will begin in Llanberis with a picnic supper and finishing at breakfast, both of which are included in the cost of the event.

August 2020

Cybi Coastal Marathon

Starting off the month is the Cybi Coastal Marathon, taking place on Saturday 1st August. This award winning marathon circumnavigates Ynys Cybi on the Welsh national coastal footpath and Anglesey coastal path. Starting off in Holyhead, the race takes you over a variety of surfaces and is becoming one of the most scenic marathons in the UK.

Menai Strait Regattas

From Monday 3rd to Saturday 15th August, the Menai Strait Regattas will be taking place. The weather wasn’t very kind in 2019 so hopefully it will turn out better in 2020. The majority of the boats taking part will be classics as well as cruisers and dinghies. Have a boat of your own? Why not get involved!

Anglesey County Show

On Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th August, the Anglesey County Show returns once again for the whole family to enjoy. There’ll be all sorts to see and enjoy, from sheep shearing, stunt shows, food traders, live music, arts and crafts and a fun fair, to name just a few.

Wales End to End Cycle

On Thursday 13th August you could have the opportunity to raise money for a great cause. The Wales End to End Cycle starts from Holyhead and finishes down in Cardiff with riders covering over 250 miles in a three day period. Experience diverse and beautiful landscapes, from woodlands and mountain ranges to rural lanes and quiet towns.

Anglesey and Menai Photography Workshop

On Saturday 22nd August and Sunday 23rd August join Alan Ranger for the Anglesey and Menai Photography Workshop. The workshop takes place over two days and you’ll get to visit the three iconic lighthouse locations as well as other excellent photography spots on the island. The workshop is suitable for all levels, including beginners, and all participants will receive 1-2-1 tuition and feedback on your shots.

Tour de Mon

Tour de Mon is the cycle sportive that takes you around the beautiful island of Anglesey, taking place on Sunday 23rd August in 2020. Over 1,000 riders take part each year and the event has become a calendar highlight for cyclists and locals alike. Experience some of the most picturesque countryside and coastal roads as well as unparalleled views of Snowdonia.

September 2020

Ring O’ Fire

Ring O’ Fire is a coastal ultra marathon taking place on Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September 2020. The marathon takes runners on an extraordinary 135 mile journey along the Anglesey coastal path, spaced out over three days. If you don’t fancy taking on the full 135 miles, there’s also an option to just take part on the first day in a 35.7 mile race.

Love SwimRun

On Saturday 5th September, take on the rugged and beautiful coastline of Holy Island at Love SwimRun. Starting near South Stack lighthouse, swim and rockhop through sandy bays and rocky channels followed by a run along high cliff edges with spectacular views of Snowdonia.

Superfeet Sandman Triathlon & Sandman Duathlon

Now in its 10th year, the Superfeet Sandman Triathlon will be bringing a close to the triathlon calendar on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. Also taking place that weekend is the Sandman Duathlon, perfect for those who don’t want to get wet. There is also the option to do a sprint version, which is a shorter distance to the standard duathlon.

Sandman Torch Light Trail

Set amid the pine trees and sand dunes of Newborough Forest as the sun is setting, the Sandman Torch Light Trail is a fun race for all ages and abilities looking for something a bit different. The event also welcomes cani-cross runners so you can bring along your four-legged running partner. This event takes place during the Sandman Triathlon weekend, on Saturday 12th September.

We hope this has given you an idea of what’s on in Anglesey in 2020. We’re sure there’s lots of other events taking place on the island and we’ll be sure to add to the calendar throughout the year.

We’re very lucky to be surrounded by such amazing events. Want to find out more about life here at Silver Bay Holiday Village? Download our brochure for more information.


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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.

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