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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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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.

 

 



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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!

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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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Help Save The Silver Bay Honey Bees in Anglesey & Beyond

 


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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!

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  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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As we wave goodbye to winter, there’s a sense of optimism in the air as spring is on the horizon. Brightly-coloured daffodils are swaying in a warm breeze, bringing happiness to our gardens, and fluffy baby animals are taking their first steps into the world.

And with this magical time of year comes one very special holiday that young and old alike can enjoy – Easter. In Wales there are many magical traditions including Anglesey egg clapping, which would see little ones heading from farms and asking for eggs by beating percussion instruments and singing songs – a delightful sight indeed!

From indulging in creamy chocolate eggs to sitting down together as one big family for a tasty roast dinner, Easter is one of our favourite times of year. And best of all, there are an array of eggcellent activities (see what we did there…) taking place across Anglesey. Fancy hunting for chocolate eggs? Or perhaps you’d like to get involved with some Easter crafts? Below we’ve got the event for you!

 

Crafts and Easter Hunt at Beaumaris Castle

What would Easter be without an Easter egg hunt? Take your little ones along to Beaumaris castle and spend the day hunting for the Easter Bunny himself!  

Like the cheeky bunny he is, he has left clues to his whereabouts – and it’s your job to find them and discover where he’s hiding. You might even win a chocolatey surprise at the end for all your hard work! But that isn’t where the fun stops.

There will also be crafts in abundance on Easter Sunday, and you’ll even get the chance to make an Easter mask. Plus, if you bring an old, clean sock you can also create a sock bunny to take away with you! It’s a great event to get those creative juices flowing and the ideal chance to have bucket-loads of fun.

Discover more here. The event will be taking place on the 16th of April. Tickets are £6.50 per adult and £4.20 per child, and there is also a special family ticket for £19.30 that admits two adults and up to three children.

 

Easter Lunch at The Deck House

The staple of any good Easter break is a delicious roast dinner, and where better to go than The Deck House at Silver Bay Holiday Village

Gather the family together and spend some quality time bonding over a luscious Sunday roast. There’s nothing quite as comforting as filling your boots with a well-cooked English dinner staple, and with our relaxed atmosphere and refined food you’ll be in for a treat.

As usual, we’ll be using the very best of local ingredients to craft a special roast dinner experience that lodge owners and Anglesey locals will adore. To find out more about our menu and book a table, click here or call us on 01407 860 860. We’ve also just launched our brand new spring menu!

 

The Great Cadbury’s Egg Hunt – Plas Newydd House and Gardens

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Didn’t find enough chocolate at Beaumaris Castle? Well, don’t fear! Plas Newydd will also be hosting an egg-hunting event sponsored by none other than Cadbury’s themselves.

The Easter Bunny has visited Anglesey to spend some time with his dear friend, Red Squirrel. But sadly, he’s gone missing!

Hosted by the National Trust, the event will start at 11 am and finish at 3 pm and will be running between the 1st of April and the 23rd. There’s no need to book, and if you do find the Red Squirrel you can expect a yummy chocolate prize at the end.

To start the trail, head to the Cadbury’s tent, which is located adjacent to the house.

Medieval Easter Weekend – Beaumaris Castle

As well as hosting an exciting Easter egg hunt, Beaumaris Castle will also be educating their visitors over the Easter weekend with an extra-special medieval theme.

Visitors will get the chance to dive right into the heart of the medieval period as the staff recreate exactly what life was like back when the castle was first constructed.

Children can also partake in a fantastic Knight School and there will be even more arts and crafts, as well as a Birds of Prey demonstration, that the little ones will love.

To round off the day, head to the fight arena and cheer for your favourite knight as they battle for victory. It’ll be a visit to Beaumaris Castle you’ll never forget and one that the whole family will enjoy.

A family ticket costs £19.30 and admits two adults and up to three children under 16.

 

Easter on Anglesey

Whether you spend this Easter exploring Anglesey, or plan to have a weekend with the family creating some special memories at our holiday village, we hope you have a wonderful time!

If you’re a homeowner planning on spending some time at your luxury lodge over the break, make sure you keep an eye out for our Easter events blog that will be launching in the next few weeks.

We’ll have details of the best Easter holiday activities with Busy Bayers, as well as everything you need to know about our brand new menu at The Deck House.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to make sure you don’t miss out!

If you don’t already own a property with us, but are intrigued to find out more, view our online eBrochure right now for a closer look at the bespoke, Silver Bay lifestyle. We even have our very own award-winning private beach!

 

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Anglesey is a beautiful island to tour. From exploring our Celtic Druid roots to the beautiful mountains of Snowdonia, there’s something for every type of traveller.

If you’d like to take a trip during your next visit then why not browse our tour ideas below? We’ve gathered five of the best, so whether you’re looking for a walking tour or an all-out adventure – there’ll be something on the list for you!

 

  1. Celtic Druids

Run by private tour provider Celticos, the Celtic Druids tour of Anglesey is a delight for explorers. Beginning by the Menai Straits coastline, which itself has many interesting Celtic points, the tour will take you on a whirlwind of a journey over to the Northern shore and then back around again – and you’ll be spoilt for choice of things to look at along the way!

Anglesey is known as The Mother of Wales, and the island is actually one of the last places that the Celts managed to retain ownership of before the Romans occupied Wales.

Druidism is the religion of the Celts and the Celtic history of Anglesey is rife – which means you’ll learn plenty on this tour! To enquire about the activity during your stay on Anglesey, visit the website here. There is an enquiry form to fill in to find out more about pricing. We also have a juicy blog right here about Anglesey’s Druid past if you’re interested in this time period on our island.

 

  1. Prehistoric Anglesey

Not only are there Celtic remains on Anglesey, but there are also many prehistoric delights to uncover on the island too.

Record of homo sapiens first establishing themselves on Anglesey date back to 7000 BC, and behind them they have left plenty of relics and ruins for us to explore. There are Neolithic, which is the age when writing and the beginning of urban civilisation, burial chambers and also Romano-British Hut Groups according to the Megalithic Anglesey tour website, and the tour they provide of this era lasts 1 day, costing £20 per person.

To find out more take a look at their official website. They can accommodate up to 14 people, so whether you have a big group or a small group, it’s the perfect trip into the past that you’ll never forget.

 

  1. Anglesey Adventures

If you’re an adventurer at heart and live for the rush of adrenaline, you won’t go wrong with the Anglesey Adventures tours.

These tours aren’t your average walking tours, oh no! Anglesey Adventures feature an array of blood-pumping activities including coasteering, rock climbing, mountaineering, gorge scrambling, kayaking and abseiling – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Located in Holyhead, the tour provider/adventure planner will ensure you and your fellow adventurers have a memorable exploration of our beautiful coastline. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert at any of the activities, you’ll be able to find a tour suitable for you over on the Anglesey Adventures website.

These tours are open to everyone aged 8 years upwards, and it’s always best to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Another great thing about these providers is that you’ll also be able to swap to another activity, or rebook, if the weather isn’t suitable on the day.

 

  1. Snowdonia Adventures

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If you’ve been to Anglesey before then you’ve probably noticed the magnificent Snowdonia mountains that rest right on our doorstep – and you’d be sorely missing out if you didn’t choose to explore them!

With Snowdonia Adventures you can hike, scramble, climb and learn about this magnificent area of natural beauty close to Anglesey. y Tours are available in both summer and winter, and the operator has been in action since 2000, meaning 18 experienced years of learning to navigate the mountains and perfecting their tour style.

There are more adventurous tours available including canoeing, canyoning, coasteering and gorse scrambling if you’re looking for even more excitement during your day trip, and the sessions are open to those with lots of experience or none at all.

Please note that there are cancellation costs should you be unable to make your trip.

 

  1. Naturebites Private Tour

Anglesey is home to some wonderful wildlife. From dolphins to puffins to badgers – it’s a fantastic place to visit if you’re seeking to learn about local wildlife on your visit.

Naturebites Private Tours focus on finding the most interesting on Anglesey – and they also take great pride in supporting wildlife conservations on the island, as do we at Silver Bay.

Every tour has a specialist subject, and with Naturebites, birdlife is their key expertise. So if you’re a bird fan looking for an introduction to our two-legged friends on Anglesey, this tour provider is  ideal for you. You can also see some magnificent plants and mammals along the way, too.

To find out more, visit their website. Their online calendar will help you find the best date for you and your holiday party.

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Make Anglesey ‘Home’ – Lodges For Sale On Anglesey

Once you’ve explored the island and want to call Anglesey ‘home’, here at Silver Bay we’re renowned for providing the ultimate base for holidaymakers to Anglesey on our luxury lodge resort. If you’d love to own your very own holiday property on Anglesey then why not get in touch today? We also have a free eBrochure for you to view online.

 


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Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and during this special time of year, it’s a great idea to plan something unique and romantic for you and your partner.

Not only will it be a great way to show them what they mean to you, it’ll also be the perfect time to carve out some much needed ‘you’ time – a day dedicated to celebrating your love and enjoying one another’s company.

From cocktail classes to a visit to the South Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey has it all when it comes to planning a loved-up day out.

 

1. Cocktail Classes & Afternoon Tea at Prohibition Wine and Champagne Lounge

When people think of romance, making cocktails isn’t usually at the top of their list, but for something a little different, taking part in a cocktail class at Prohibition Wine and Champagne Lounge is the ideal romantic activity with a bit of fun and creativity.

With its 1920s decor and atmosphere, this modern and sophisticated bar is a great spot for romance to flourish. Their cocktail masterclass is £20pp and includes two cocktails. And if you really want to take this romantic activity to the next level, why not opt for the Cocktail Master Class, afternoon tea AND a glass of Prosecco package?

You’ll soon be wondering why you and your partner haven’t done something like this before!

2. Walk Along The Beach

An oldie but goldie, there’s something quite special about wandering along a sandy beach hand in hand with your soul mate.

As the waves lap gently at your feet and the sand winds its way between your toes, the refreshing coastal breeze will ruffle all of those everyday troubles away, carving time especially for you and your partner.

To make it extra special, pack some nibbles and champagne and kick back, watching the sunset on another spectacular day of your relationship. Silver Bay Beach is the perfect place to do this on Anglesey. In fact, we’ve even won coast awards for it!  

3. The Copper Kingdom

Anglesey has many staples that define the perfect island for all that it is, and one of those things in our Copper mines. The Copper Kingdom in Amlwch, Anglesey, is one of the biggest Copper mines in the world, and it’s a great place to explore…

Dating back to the Bronze age, it’s a fantastic place to explore if you’re curious about history and how this mine contributed to the rise of the shipping industry on the island. And as you wander across the beautiful Parys Mountain, you’ll be able to bask in the beautiful colours of the landscape, as well as the open mine itself.

To find out more, explore their website here.

4. Beaumaris Castle

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As one of the most dominant castles on Anglesey, Beaumaris Castle is the perfect romantic destination.

The castle itself is actually unfinished and was built by English Monarch Edward I in 1295. This Medieval-Edwardian structure is a delight to behold, and it’s the perfect spot to wander, immersing yourself in history and one another.

Tickets are only £6 per adult – a fantastic price for a wonderful afternoon. So become one with your partner whilst exploring the history of something grand, beautiful and opulent with a date at Beaumaris Castle.

5. The Dingle Nature Reserve

Just as walks along the Anglesey beaches offer spectacular views, so too do our picturesque woodlands – and nowhere is this more evident than The Dingle Nature reserve.

Spanning 25 acres, you’ll find a wide range of animals living in these woods including red squirrels that have recently been reintroduced to the area.

Wander amongst the stunning oak and ash trees, or lose yourself amongst the blankets of bluebells that come to life during the spring.

There’s a leaflet all about the reserve here. So print out a copy and explore the island and start planning your romantic date.

6. Anglesey Riding Centre

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Creating the perfect date is all about creating memories that will last, and what better way to do that than by experiencing horse riding together?

Feel like the kings and queens of times gone by as your parade around on your steeds, learning how to master horse riding side by side.

Just as much about the surroundings as it is about the animal, a trip to Anglesey Riding Centre will see you trotting around the coast like royalty in no time at all.

Available to those both keen riders and those new to the hobby, prices start around £12.50.

7. Puffin Island Cruises

Why not take to the seas on your romantic day out? With Puffin Island Cruises, you’ll be able to sail around Anglesey taking in the beautiful sights.

Specialising with views of the striking Snowdonia and Puffin Island itself (which is home to more than 12 species of bird!), this cruise sets sail from Beaumaris Pier.

You can head down to their kiosk at the pier to book tickets or call them on 01248 810379. You can also do it online here. Prices start from £8.50, and if you and your loved one are keen photographers, there’s also a wonderful Photography Cruise available too.

8. James Pringle Weavers

If you and your partner love a spot of shopping, then James Pringle Weavers is the perfect Anglesey hotspot to indulge in some retail therapy.

Selling everything from clothes to tasty spirits, to homeware to local Anglesey treats – including their famous sea salt – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

There’s even a lovely little cafe on site selling a range of sandwiches and sweet treats perfect for a light lunch. Plus, you can pick up some great treats for your beach picnic later in the day.

9. South Stack Lighthouse

If you’ve been to Anglesey before, then you’ve probably come across this classic island staple – the South Stack Lighthouse.

Located on a small summit just off of the mainland, the lighthouse offers a lovely afternoon out. Take the 400 steps to the island itself and enjoy the striking scenery whilst breathing in the fresh sea air. It really is something special.

If you do decide to head down, make sure you check the weather prior to leaving. As it’s an island, it can sometimes be closed if the weather conditions aren’t right. Tickets cost £5.50 per adult and the last admittance is at 4pm.

10. Red Boat Ice Cream Parlour

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Going for ice cream isn’t just a pastime for children, it also makes for a wonderful date venue. The Red Boat Ice Cream Parlour is a popular stop for both tourists and locals, specialising in creamy gelato ice cream usually found on the streets of Italy. And it’s no surprise it’s so good, one of their owners, Tony, was trained in ice cream making at Carpigiana University of Italy!

They don’t, however, stop at ice cream. The parlour also specialises in yummy cream teas, sandwiches and coffees. All of this is matched alongside a modern yet relaxed environment, making it the perfect place for love to blossom.

If you’ve been inspired to take your loved one on a special date on Anglesey, let us know! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and on Instagram too!