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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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17/Nov/2018
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The team at Silver Bay Holiday Village are busy in preparation for our residents who will be heading to our luxury lodge park for February Half-Term!

As always, we want to make the experience for our Silver Bay residents memorable, so this half-term we’ve put together a programme of exciting events for all the family. Our mission is to inspire, educate, set hearts pumping, and also to get the cogs ticking. We hope you’ll be pleased with what we have to offer for you this February break!

 

Movie and Games Nights

The ‘Busy Bayers’ can expect a brilliant start to the holidays on Friday 12th February with a Movie Night for children of all ages, 7pm-8.30pm. For the Silver Bay teens, we’re kicking off half-term with a Games Night 7.30pm-10pm – the perfect opportunity for friends to catch up since their last stay.

From Friday 19th February, there’s a programme of activities which even the busiest of Bayers would find tricky to tick all off the list! From arts and craft, fun and games, to fitness, there’s something to suit all tastes.

 

Sport and Fitness

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Our active activities planned for over half-term include snorkelling, water polo, dodge ball, junior and youth supervised fitness, Kwik Cricket and also Tri-Golf for all the family to enjoy. These will run on Saturday 13th February and Thursday 18th February, 1pm-2pm.

Arts and Crafts

If your child enjoys arts and crafts we have an array of artistic activities in store too. We have Glass Craft, Sand Art, Candle Creations and even a special Valentine’s Day themed crafts workshop on Sunday 14th February.

Special Valentine’s Day Themed Activities

In fact, if you fancy a romance filled Valentine’s Day celebration we have a whole host of children’s activities to keep your little ones entertained.

We’re starting Valentine’s Day with a Heart Hunt on the Silver Bay grounds beginning at 11am, followed by Let’s Bake Valentine’s Day Special 12pm-2pm. And last but not least, your little ones can dance their hearts out at the Valentine’s Disco 7.30pm – 9.30pm, where the Busy Bayers can test out their latest dance moves that they learnt at the Let’s Dance workshop on Saturday 13th February, 2pm-3pm.

 

Fun and Games

A stay at Silver Bay wouldn’t be complete without our inaugural games nights. From quizzes, to bingo, we’re sure to keep your children happy and busy over the half-term holiday! See our programme for details of days and times.

 

Wild Survivors

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Back by popular demand,  our Wild Survivors session is back! If you have a little explorer in your midst, make sure you book onto this special workshop where your child can learn some basic outdoor survival skills.

Under the expert supervision of our very own Ray Mears, your child will learn skills such as wood whittling, fire building and raft building! This will be taking place on Tuesday 16th February, 10am-4pm and costs £10. Make sure you email the leisure complex to book your child’s place!

Activities for Children this February Half-Term at Silver Bay Holiday Village

We can hardly wait for the arrival of our wonderful residents and welcome them back for an exciting start to 2016! All of our children’s activities need to be booked in advance, so please remember to book your child’s place by emailing the leisure complex at spa@silverbay.co.uk.

 


17/Nov/2018
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Christmas is a fun and enjoyable time for all the family, but after they’ve spent countless days at the gorgeous Silver Bay pool and on the beach, what else can you do to keep them from boredom during the Christmas period in your luxury holiday home?

There are plenty of fun and simple activities that are the perfect way to keep the children occupied during the break – so explore this blog for some exciting ideas that everyone can enjoy!

 

1. Bake a gingerbread house

If you’re trying to teach your children more about baking, then Christmas is the perfect time to do it. Baking a gingerbread house and allowing them to decorate it with icing and sweet treats is a great activity that will get everyone feeling festive.

And if a gingerbread house sounds a little too ambitious for you, then regular gingerbread men or biscuits also make the perfect backdrop for some festive decoration. Just let your imagination run wild!

 

2. Put on your own Nativity play

The Nativity play is one of the most pivotal moments in the Christmas calendar, so why not put on one of your own?

You don’t need to go over the top with fancy dress and props, but a little imagination and a video camera to watch your efforts back on at a later date can create some truly magical memories that will last a lifetime.

 

3. Create your own decorations

If you enjoy being creative and feel this is something the kids will benefit from too, then why not consider making your own decorations? Paper chains are one of the easiest items to make. All you need to do is cut coloured paper into strips and then create a loop with one of them.

By threading new loops through old ones till they link together, you can really create some beautiful decorations with minimal effort that won’t make a mess!

 

4. Get the board games out

Christmas tends to be a time of playing games and bonding, so why not dig out any old board games you have and spend some time playing them?

It’s a great way to bring the family together and will ensure you have some effortless fun close to hand when you feel like they might need some extra entertainment!

 

5. Have a Christmas movie night

Christmas films are a joy to watch for all, and if you want to have an extra special family night then why not consider putting your favourites on with a big bowl of popcorn?

It’ll also be the perfect time to indulge in the gingerbread you baked from earlier too!

 

6. Read the Night Before Christmas

There’s nothing as delightful as watching a child’s face light up with Christmas excitement, and to really get them in the mood for Christmas why not read the Night Before Christmas to them?

It’s a lovely tradition that you can adopt into your family every year, so we recommend that you give it a go and get them all excited for the big day.

 

7. Write a Christmas list to Father Christmas

Kids love writing Christmas lists to Father Christmas, so if they haven’t already then why not encourage them to this year?

If you’re worried that they’re going to launch unsuspected presents at you at the last minute, then perhaps make the focus of the letter them explaining why they deserve some lovely gifts!

It’s a joyful activity that encourages good behaviour, and the kids will have fun doing it too!

 

Christmas at Silver Bay

Silver Bay is a beautiful place throughout the year, and visiting your luxury lodge during the festive period can be a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of Christmas.

To find out more about our luxury lodges then give us a call on 01407 860 111. You can also view our online brochure here to really get a feel of what Silver Bay is all about!

 


17/Nov/2018
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Our UK holiday homes located in Anglesey are the perfect place for all the family to spend some quality time together. In this blog we’re going to discuss exactly what it would be like to spend the day in a Reef Lodge with all your loved ones around. With this in mind, you’ll be able to get a real insight into what Silver Bay have to offer.

We hope you’re feeling inspired to spend some extra special time with all the family by the end of this post!

 

09:00am

It’s time to get up and spend the morning relaxing and cooking a tasty breakfast! In your Reef kitchen, you’ll find that all the appliances you need are fully integrated, and also that there’s plenty of room to cook up a tantalising English breakfast for everyone.

After that, you can throw open your bi-fold doors and welcome in the fresh Welsh air whilst everyone gathers around your gorgeous dining table and eats their tasty breakfast. It’s also the perfect time to plan the day ahead, so make sure you discover what the whole family would like to do!

 

10:30am

Now that everyone’s dressed, and you’ve also had time to get ready in your own luxury ensuite, it’s time to head to the Silver Bay private beach!

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Here the children will be able to frolick in the water and build some sand castles, and you’ll be able to spend some time playing together as a family and also enjoying some down time. The beach is also enjoyable on cool autumn days when the sea air is fresh and crisp if you’re hoping to stretch your legs on a walk.

 

13:00pm

After spending the morning on the beach, it’s time for a light lunch and a bit more family time. Preparing sandwiches in your kitchen is simple and easy to do, and then you can all gather round and refuel for the excitement filled afternoon!

 

14:00pm

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After lunch has settled, it’s time to head on over to the Silver Bay pool and spa facilities. The children will love the pool and will certainly be working off their lunches in no time.

Meanwhile, you can have some time to relax. There are plenty of treatment rooms if you really want to treat yourself to some perfect relaxing time, and there’s also a jacuzzi and a lovely sauna to help you unwind.

If you fancy getting some exercise, there’s also a state of the art gym, too.

 

16:30pm

After an afternoon at the swimming pool and spa, it’s time to head home and get ready for the evening. Tonight you’ll be dining in the Hay House Bistro and taking a break from your gorgeous kitchen.

After everyone has showered in the wonderful Reef bathrooms and dressed up, it’s time to head out and have some much-deserved dinner!

 

18:00pm

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Everyone’s now at The Deck House, and they’re having a blast. Because everyone’s had such a relaxing day, the atmosphere is chilled out and pleasant – the family are actually getting along for once!

 

19:30pm

After the meal it’s time to head back home to the Reef and relax as a family before bed. With the television on, you can settle down to a film that all the family can enjoy in your beautiful Reef living room.

Then, with sleepy children in abundance, you can pop them off to bed and spend some time together – just the two of you.

 

23:00pm

Now that the long day is drawing to a close, it’s time to head off to bed yourself. Your comfortable Reef bedroom is calling, and the relaxing decor will ensure you have such a wonderful night’s sleep. You’ll find yourself fully rested in the morning and ready to start having some more Silver Bay fun all over again!

 

Silver Bay Holiday Homes

If this sounds like something you and your family would thoroughly enjoy, then get in touch with Silver Bay today.

We have some amazing luxury holiday lodges available to buy that will ensure you have a fantastic break each and every time you visit.

To find out more, give us a call on 01407 860 111. You can also take a look at our online e-brochure to find out more about our stunning luxury lodges on Anglesey.

 


17/Nov/2018
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The best childhood memories have their origins in summertime. Camping in the back garden, lapping up ice cream, and spending the long evenings in the company of family are memories we can all cherish.

But we know that little ones aren’t always easy to please, either.

So, if you’re taking a trip down to Anglesey this summer, then there are a host of wonderful activities to keep you and the little ones occupied. We’ve cherry-picked our favourite attractions – from rib riding to crab fishing – and we’re certain your little ones will love them too.

 

1. Crab fishing at Beaumaris Pier

Beaumaris Pier is famous for its stunning views and relaxed atmosphere. But it is also a haven for children who want to experience everything sun, sea, and sand related – including crab fishing.

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In fact, Beaumaris Pier is perfectly suited for crabbing with its low railings and friendly atmosphere.

All you need to take part is:

  • String

  • Bait (bacon, chicken, or fish…)

  • Heavy object to keep the bait on the string

  • Children’s fishing net

Simply tie your bait to a piece of string and wrap the line around your finger. Then lower the string into the sea and wait until you feel the crab tug.

Once you’ve made contact with the crab, you can slowly begin to pull the string upwards without frightening the creature. Just before it reaches the surface you can use a fishing net to make sure you don’t lose the crab.

If you plan on keeping the crab, then make sure you have a bucket of salt water nearby. Children will love releasing the crabs back into the water later on – so keep a good eye on them in the mean time.

After all that’s done, finish off with an ice cream at Red Boat and enjoy the last of the day’s sunshine.

2. Anglesey Riding Centre

If not everyone in your brood loves the idea of crabbing, then perhaps some horse riding will be more up their street.

The Anglesey Riding Centre is perfect for little ones who want to experience some pony trekking, beach riding, or even one-on-one lessons. The classes are suited to every learner type, including beginners, so there’s no need for first-time nerves.

But what makes Tal y Foel really special, beyond the horses, is its stunning views across the Menai Straits. You will see Caernarfon Castle in all its glory, including little boats going to and fro across the bay.

This is a wonderful day out for children and adults alike.

 

3. Foel Farm Park

Foel Farm Park is one of our favourite attractions in Anglesey – especially if you’re travelling with the pitter patter of tiny feet.

A real working farm, Foel Farm Park gives children the opportunity to experience first-hand what it’s like to live and work with agricultural animals. There’s plenty of chances to get up close and personal with the animals too, like piglets, sheep, and more horses.

Foel Farm Park also has a lovely onsite cafe and gift shop, offering a welcome chance for parents to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. On a sunny day, the outdoor terrace boasts views to Menai Strait and Snowdonia.

We definitely recommend you set aside an afternoon for this lovely attraction.

4. Pili Palas Nature World

Sticking with the animal theme, there is one last warm and fuzzy site you have to visit in Anglesey.

This fun-loving nature world has every kind of creature you could imagine, from meerkats to llamas. There are also a number of daily activities that children can take part in – such as:

  • Meet the Snake

  • Lizard Land

  • Bugs (including stick insects and millipedes)

  • Pets (rabbits or guinea pigs)

You can even be a zookeeper for the day, if you fancy.

5. Rib Ride

Last, but certainly not least, any family traveling to Anglesey has to experience Rib Ride.

This has been routinely voted the best thing to do on our island, and it’s not hard to see why.

Travelling on one of their high speed boasts, tourists will be given the chance to whip under Britannia Bridge and see Anglesey’s famous shipwrecks, whirlpools, and stunning coastline.

You will also get the chance to see ‘Millionaires Row’, before travelling past Caernarfon Castle and Fort Belan.

Expect to learn everything there is to know about Anglesey and this island’s rich cultural heritage in the most heart-thumping way possible.

There’s a reason why Rib Ride is so popular.

Kids activities in Anglesey

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At Silver Bay Holiday Village, we know how important it is for your children to enjoy their holiday just as much as you do. That’s why we offer lots of fun and exciting activities to keep little ones occupied while you relax and unwind.

But when you’re out and exploring, it’s important to have plenty of options when it comes to attractions too. And with amazing places like Anglesey Riding Centre and Beaumaris Pier just a stone’s throw away, we can’t think of anywhere better to be.

Send us a tweet today @SilverBay_ to share your favourite kids attractions in Anglesey, or send us a message on Facebook too.