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On Sunday 28th October we’ll be opening our gates again for our October Open Day so you can take a look around our luxury holiday lodges and facilities. Keep reading to find out more and how to attend.
New lodge development
Our new lodge development, Bay View, is now complete and we still have some amazing lodges available to view. All the plots on Bay View are south-facing with breathtaking views of the Llyn Peninsula and Snowdonia and they’re all just a short walk to Silver Bay beach. The development is fully landscaped and each plot has a hard-standing parking area plus fabulous decking with glazed viewing panels so you can sit outside and make the most of those amazing views.
The Oceania holiday lodge
One of the brand new lodges to view on Bay View, The Oceania is inspired by the diverse architecture and design found on the Oceanic islands of Micronesia, Polynesia and Fiji. The lodge has hand-split driftwood features throughout and larchwood louvres to separate the living area. You’ll also find two sets of bi-folding doors across the front of the lodge so you can let that fresh Anglesey air in.
From our spa and leisure complex to The Deck House restaurant, we have some amazing facilities to make your time at Silver Bay even more enjoyable. Take a dip in the indoor heated pool or book a treatment at The Spa at Silver Bay and then enjoy a delicious meal with views of the bay at The Deck House.
October Open Day
On Sunday 28th October we’ll be open from 12pm to 4pm with some fizz and nibbles and an opportunity to take a look around our holiday lodges, spa and leisure complex and The Deck House restaurant. There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day! However, if you would like some more information beforehand or can’t make the date you can get in touch via our contact form or, if you’d like to arrange a call, you can request a callback and a member of our friendly team will be in touch.
We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our brand new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and football pitch. We’re committed to making sure our owners can enjoy their time here at Silver Bay and, with the introduction of our new lodge development, we wanted to make sure we were still providing a place for everyone to play and enjoy sport.
The arrival of these two new spaces comes at a perfect time, meaning our owners can enjoy both areas over summer and for many years to come.
Introducing the Multi Use Games Area
A MUGA is a space where you can play a multitude of different sports, namely football, basketball and tennis, with different lines and markings for each one. It’s a great solution to provide an area for multiple sports without taking up space with individual courts and pitches.
It also provides a great space for people to meet up and socialise as well as getting a bit of exercise.
New football pitch
Our football pitch is now situated behind the spa and can be accessed by a new path. The new pitch offers a great opportunity for owners, family and friends to get together for a kickabout, all with the stunning view of the Llyn Peninsula in the background.
If you’re spending time on the new MUGA or football pitch, make sure to share your photos with us on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
Due to the success of our sports sessions over the school holidays earlier this year we’ll be sure to arrange some more for the summer holidays, make sure to keep an eye out on our blog page for more information.
We’re just over a week away from the May half term and that can only mean one thing – we have lots of fun activities planned to keep the whole family entertained. Take a look at the timetable below and keep reading for more information plus an update on the latest news from Silver Bay Holiday Village.
May half term activities
This month we’re welcoming the bees back! We’ve decided not to move the hives so they return to familiar surroundings. Jonathan will be running ‘Meet the Bees’ sessions as well as planting bee-friendly flowers to enhance their environment. Please remember to only visit the hives when Jonathan is present.
Luke’s football sessions proved to be a huge hit in the Easter holidays so we’re bringing them back for the May half term, along with a multi-sports session. Both will be held in the new Multi Use Games Area and will be available to anyone aged six and above.
Also this half term we have Andy from B-Active running a three day kayaking course for anyone aged 10 and over. The course will aim to teach the core skills needed for safe kayaking finished off with a kayak trip along the coastline.
Planning on getting out in your boat this half term? We’ll be receiving a visit from the lifeboat crew at RNLI on Sunday 27th May to carry out life jacket checks and chat to you regarding safe boating.
Booking is essential for many of our half term activities and this time we’re making it easier and more convenient with our new online booking system. Activities will be released 24 hours in advance with sessions for the following day released at 10am every morning. This new system will allow you to book and pay for your activities as well as amend and cancel them, all from the comfort of your holiday lodge. You can find our online booking system here.
The Deck House news
Plastic straws take up to 200 years to decompose and around 100,000 marine animals die every year from ingesting plastic. That’s why we’re joining the #refusethestraw initiative and will no longer be serving drinks with plastic straws. However, if you still require a straw we will be happy to provide you with a paper one.
The Deck House will also now be serving low fat/low sugar drinks as standard; if you wish to have the full fat alternative, please request this when ordering your drinks.
Join us on Sunday 27th May for another of our famous roast carveries, make sure to book in advance by calling a member of our friendly staff on 01407 862046. After you’ve enjoyed our delicious carvery, why not stick around for the return of Kiani, the ever-popular acoustic guitarist and singer, who’ll be joining us at 9pm.
Spa and beauty offers
Get your skin summer ready with our exclusive owner’s beauty event on Friday 1st June and sample our brand new treatment, the geneO+ 4-in-1 Super Facial. Join us for refreshments on arrival and a chance to sample the treatment with an Advanced Aesthetics representative on hand to answer all your questions. To book please contact the spa and leisure team on 01407 862049.
We look forward to seeing you all here in the May half term and we’re already planning for summer, make sure to keep the 21st July free for the next Owner’s Summer Party!
Over the next couple of months we are welcoming a brand new football pitch together with a multi use games area (MUGA) to provide all of our owners the perfect space to have fun and play a multitude of sports.
The new football pitch (turf being laid as we speak) will be situated on the field behind the spa and will be accessed by a new path. Whether it’s a large group or just a couple of friends having a kickabout, the new pitch will offer a great space for the whole family to enjoy. The backdrop of the Llyn Peninsula will make this a stunning area to enjoy a little exercise and competition!
The tennis court is also currently being transformed into a MUGA, meaning the court will be multifunctional – great to play tennis as well as a variety of other sports including football, netball and basketball.
We’ll make sure to keep you updated on the progress and will follow up with photos of the new pitch and MUGA when they are ready. Keep an eye out on our blog, as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for any updates.
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.
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended our annual Christmas party on the 9th December. We were joined by owners, family and friends for games and dancing plus a visit from Santa himself!
To remember the night we’ve put together a video of some of our favourite photos, we’d love to see your photos from the night as well so make sure to share them with us and use the hashtag #SilverBayXmas.
Can’t see your photo in the video? Make sure to check out our Facebook photo album and tag yourself, family and friends.
New Year’s Eve Party
After our successful Christmas Party it’s time to look forward to New Year’s Eve. Tickets are now sold out for this event but for those of you who are attending, dig out your shoulder pads and hairspray and get ready to go back to the 80s! We look forward to seeing you all there and make sure to share your photos with us on social media.
We also have some activities taking place over the New Year’s weekend for the Busy Bayers, such as arts and crafts, baking and hair braiding. You can find out more about specific activities and times in our Christmas newsletter blog.
Preparing your holiday home for winter
We’d like to remind you that the park will be closed from 4th January to 12th February. The cold weather can sometimes cause issues so it’s important to make sure your lodge is prepared for the downtime. Here’s a couple of useful tips:
Protect all your outdoor furniture by storing it either inside your shed or inside your lodge; any heavy glass-top tables will need turning upside down and securing
Turn your boiler to FROST STAT and turn your water supply off at the stopcock, you can make sure the system has run dry by opening all the taps. Alternatively, you may request a DRAIN DOWN, this will drain your holiday water supply, including the heating system, and antifreeze will be put into the system to avoid pipes freezing and bursting
We’d also like to remind you that the boat park will be secured by bollards over the season closure so please ensure all valuables and electronic equipment is removed from your boat if possible.
Spa Beauty Offers
You’ve still got some time left to make the most of our December spa and beauty offers.
Our treatment of the month is the ELEMIS Couture Touch Face & Body treatment, reduced from £60 to £40. The 60 minute treatment consists of an ELEMIS hands-on TOUCH facial with a personalised Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage or Deeper than Deep Hot Stone Massage.
If you don’t have time for a full treatment why not pick up our product of the month – ELEMIS Skin Buff. This deep cleansing exfoliator re-energises dull and lifeless skin, leaving skin brighter and allowing it to breathe.
You can find out more about our spa treatments here.
Finally, we’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and for those not able to attend the New Year’s Eve party, a Happy New Year!
As the temperature drops and the nights draw in, Silver Bay becomes a haven of winter luxury. Bask in our warm spa, hidden away from the cool evenings in our magnificent pool or jacuzzi, or spend nights curled up with the family in your holiday lodge, heating on, board games out.
Whatever your favourite part of winter is, we think everyone can agree that it’s such special time at our Anglesey holiday park with lots of magical family memories just waiting to be made.
Already, our Christmas Party is less than a month away. This year, the big night will take place on the 9th of December from 4:40 pm to midnight. As usual, Father Christmas himself will be stopping by to say hello to all the little ones, and a fantastic festive buffet will provide a place for you to fill your boots with scrumptious grub. There’ll also be face painting, games, and drinks until midnight!
Of course, our Christmas party is owners-only, so if you want to book your space, wait no longer! Call us on 01407 860 860 right away. Tickets are £8 per adult and £3 for children. Best of all, under 3’s go free.
New Year’s Eve
What would the end of the year be without our fabulous annual New Year’s Eve party at The Deck House? This year, we’re throwing a tribute to the outlandish 80’s!
Tickets are also on sale for this fantastic event, and although NYE might come second to Christmas, we recommend you don’t hang around.
There’ll be glitz, glamour, dancing, drinks and food – what’s not to love? Bring in the near year in style amongst friends and family!
Christmas at The Spa
The festive time of year provides the perfect chance to treat yourself or someone you care about to a treatment or product from our luxurious spa.
As usual, we have a fantastic monthly offer for you to make the most of. Our December Treatment of the Month is the wonderful ELEMIS Couture Touch Face & Body Treatment for 60-minutes. Reduced to £40 from £60. Forget about the hectic Christmas shops and take a much-deserved break with us!
Our product of the month this December is perfect for that irksome winter skin. Welcome the ELEMIS Skin Buff for just £20, reduced from £28.50 – On a side note, this product also makes an excellent Christmas present!
The Silver Bay Christmas and NYE newsletter
Christmas at Silver Bay wouldn’t be complete without our activities. Of course, there’ll be festive sessions galore – including Christmas Decorations and Christmas Crafts that everyone will love. Supervised Gym and Supervised Activities will be back at the spa if your health and fitness regime is on the agenda, as will the ever-popular adult-only swim.
For the full newsletter please take a look below.
As current owners know, we close the village down at the beginning of the new year. We’ll be closed between the 4th of January – 12 of February, and should you need us in the meantime, our reception team will still be on hand 7-days a week between 9am and 3pm.
Finally, we’d just like to take the chance to wish everyone a fantastic Christmas and all the best for the new year!
Yet again, another exceptional half-term was to be had last week here at Silver Bay Holiday Village. Whether it was the spooky themed Busy Bayer activities, or the night everyone had been waiting for, our annual Halloween party, it was a week to remember!
It was another action packed half-term for our little Busy Bayers! Of course, with Halloween swift on our heels, it was only prudent that our activities took on a spooky twist. Featuring Spooky Crafts, Disgusting Baking and Slime & Potions, attendance was fantastic,and everyone had a fun-filled break! If you have any pictures of your child’s creations, be sure to share them with us on Facebook.
Our spa also hosted an exciting half-term schedule with the return of Indoor Kayaking and Scuba Diving. We love offering children the chance to practice these skills in the safety of our own pool, and they love it, too.
Halloween Party 2017
No October half-term is complete without the sensational Silver Bay Halloween Party. A lodge owner favourite, this year’s affair did not disappoint. Guests were welcomed to the party on Saturday the 28th of October after a day of hard work put in by our team. We’d just like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who was involved in making the party a success – your efforts are truly appreciated!
Upon arrival, we snapped photos of everyone’s ghoulish costumes. You can find the whole collection of snaps over on Facebook, but we have to say the two below are some of our favourites! An excellent Halloween- themed buffet was laid on courtesy of our incredible Deck House staff, and of course there was lots of dancing and fun on the dance floor.
The Deck House Autumn Menu
A new season = a brand new Deck House menu. Our sensational team have put together a menu of delectable treats that will make choosing a favourite impossible.
Using the very best of local ingredients, such as meat from local butchers and breads from local bakeries, we provide only the very best of the best when it comes to Anglesey cuisine.
This season, why not sample our BBQ Chicken Wings, our Homemade Haddock and Prawn Fish Cake, or perhaps our pasta or fish of the day? We also cater to vegetarians, and have some gluten free options too, including our sensation GF sticky toffee pudding. You can book a table for you and your family or friends on 01407 860 860.
Finally, we found a lost monkey comforter in one of our show homes. If you recognise this little guy, be sure to get in touch! We want to return him to his rightful owner.
Silver Bay 2017
As we look towards the end of the year, the fun at Silver Bay is far from slowing down. Stay tuned for more details about our annual Christmas and NYE parties, and also our Spa offers for December.
Here’s to an incredible end to 2017! We hope to see you there.
Autumn is one of the most beautiful times to visit Silver Bay. With the trees changing to alluring oranges, yellows and reds, and the beach ripe with fresh air that will clear out all those cobwebs, there really isn’t a better time to see what we have to offer. Which is why we’re so excited to announce the return of our open day this October!
Built with care and attention and crafted to perfection, the Silver Bay lodges ooze luxury and are fit for royalty. Experience everything from The Reef Edge to The Lookout on your visit, and find out exactly what you can expect if you buy one of our fabulous properties. Our lodges even come with outdoor space and optional decking, which makes for the perfect place for relaxed BBQs as the sunsets in the warmer months.
The Deck House
Recently refurbished, and now complete with a brand new teenage chill-out area, The Deck House is THE place to dine on Anglesey. Only the finest of local ingredients are put into our dishes, and our chefs work hard to ensure you have a meal worth writing home about every visit.
Of course, we also have a range of ales and drinks available, and our preferred wine merchant John Fearon always makes sure that our wine selection is both tasty and plentiful. The perfect place for unwinding of an evening or enjoying a family Sunday roast, The Deck House really is something special. And that’s without even mentioning our exclusive owner-only parties! Keep an eye out for our Halloween recap coming soon.
Silver Bay Beach
If you know anything about Silver Bay, then you’ll know that our private, award-winning beach is something to marvel at. Awarded a Green Flag, as well as a Seaside Award, our pristine coast plays host to many happy memories. We’ve even opened a brand-new beachside cafe for 2017!
The Spa at Silver Bay
No holiday village is truly complete without a fantastic spa, which is why we’re so proud of The Spa at Silver Bay. Make the most of our 15.5m pool with dedicated lanes, or book a treatment with our talented practitioners – there’s even a gym, if you fancy working off all those extra holiday treats! Whatever you choose to do at the Spa, you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere where you can relax with loved ones and unwind away from the real world.
Silver Bay Open Day
We hope that we’ve tempted you to come and visit us on the 28th of October. There’s no need to book your spot, just confirm your attendance over on Facebook. Remember, you can also call our friendly team on 01407 860 860 if you have any questions or queries! Here at Silver Bay, fun times and families come first. Is it time that you made the leap and purchased a special coastal retreat right here in the UK?
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 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 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.
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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