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We’re keen bloggers here at Silver Bay Holiday Village and we love nothing more than giving our luxury lodge owners and friends an insight into life at our holiday resort on Anglesey. With our bi-weekly blog, we like to update you on key topics that make us and our lodge owners tick. From things to do to the best restaurants to visit (including The Deck House, of course!) you’ll have plenty of reading material to help you plan your next Anglesey break.

We also post about upcoming events on site including everything from beauty events to annual parties, so if you want to keep ahead of the game and make sure you get tickets, keep checking back!

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Christmas is all done and dusted and our seasonal closure is coming to an end, we are re-opening our gates on Wednesday 12th February ahead of the upcoming February half-term. We look forward to welcoming you all back, keep reading to find out some of the new and exciting events we have planned over half term.

Exciting events at The Deckhouse

Valentine’s Day 

Valentine’s Day is coming up this week, make sure you’re ahead of the game and reserve a table with us in advance and enjoy dishes from our romantic menu.

The Coffin Dodgers 

If you fancy a good dance to some wonderful live music, we have The Coffin Dodgers joining us Saturday 22nd February from 8pm, come and join us for a fantastic night. 

Shrove Tuesday 

We’re getting closer to Easter and that calls for something very exciting, pancakes! Pop into The Deckhouse at tea time on Tuesday 25th February for some tasty treats, there are lots of options to go with your delicious pancakes. Don’t forget to check the specials board for all of the options that are too good to resist. 

February Half Term Busy Bayer Activities

 

From Monday 17th Feb to Sunday 1st March, we have lots of exciting activities planned for the little Busy Bayers, with some brand new activities for 2020. Our brand new sessions include in it to win it, nature scavenger hunt, messy monsters, family beach clean and forest art. We still have some of the classic activities that you all know and love such as arts and crafts, melody makers and many more. With such a variety of activities, there is definitely something for everyone.

To celebrate St David’s day, we have some fun activities for the Busy Bayers including Daffodil Sequin Art, Welsh Love Spoon decorating and Traditional Welsh Cake sessions.  View the full February Half Term timetable to find out more about the events. All sessions have limited places so we strongly advise you book onto them to avoid any disappointment, bookings can be made here. 

An upgrade to your beach route

On your next trip to the beach, you will notice that we have made some improvements to the beach walk to ensure safer access. A new smooth wider path has been developed for ease of use leading down to the beach, we have also made some improvements to the steps up to the woodland. 

Signature Treatments at the Spa

With Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day coming up, why not treat your loved ones to one of the Spa’s signature treatments – Quartz Spa Aromatherapy lifestyle ritual – scrub/wrap/massage for £145. This premium ritual is an hour and 45 minutes long and leaves you feeling deeply relaxed and recharged. Make sure to book early to avoid missing out on this truly indulgent body treatment on 01407 862049. 

Thinking ahead

St David’s Day

The start of March also marks St David’s Day, The Deckhouse will be serving a delicious menu to mark the day, including Leek and Potato Soup to start, Roast Lamb as a main, and for everyone’s favourite, dessert, there will be a Bara Brith Bread and Butter Pudding. The menu is £15.95 for adults and £6.95 for children. A selection of dishes from the usual menu will also be available to choose from. 

Mother’s Day 

Finally, for one of the most important events coming up, Mother’s Day. Show your mums some love on their special day by treating them to a special Mother’s Day meal. On Sunday 22nd March we will be holding a 3-course carvery for you to choose from, and as a treat for all of the wonderful mum’s, they will also receive a glass of bubbly on arrival. The 3-course carvery is £19.95 for adults and £6.95 for a children’s small roast dinner. Make sure to reserve a table as we expect the day to get quite busy, please call 01407 862046 or email deckhouse@silverbay.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you all back for the February Half Term. 

 


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As the temperatures drop, it can be hard to keep the whole family occupied, especially during the Christmas holidays. We always make sure to keep the little ones occupied with lots of fun Busy Bayer activities, but in case you need some more inspiration during the winter months, we’ve put a list together of some of our favourite indoor activities.

Indoor Activities

Have a Beach Day

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Just because it’s freezing outside, doesn’t mean you can’t pretend it isn’t! Pretend it’s warm outside, put on your bathing suits, sunglasses and some summer music and have a beach party. We guarantee you’ll forget how cold it is outside.

Have a Movie Marathon

What better way to spend a cold day than snuggled up in front of the TV with your favourite films. You could let each person choose their favourite film or have a theme, but make sure you’ve got lots of snacks on hand so you don’t have to move all day.

Build a Fort

If you have lots of pillows, cushions and blankets in your lodge, you could make a fort inside. Why not have a competition to see who can make the best fort and have a sleepover in the winner. Not only is it a fun activity, it’s a great way to stay warm and cosy during the colder months.

Make Your Own Christmas Decorations

Getting crafty is a great way to pass the time and the little ones will appreciate the Christmas tree so much more if they can see their own creations hanging up as well. Even if Christmas has passed, you could always make some decorations and save them for next Christmas. Got enough tree decorations? Why not make your own wreath? Or paper chains and pom poms are easy to make but do the trick.

Have Breakfast for Dinner

Switching up your daily routine is a great way to get rid of the school holiday boredom and having breakfast for dinner is sure to go down a treat. You could cook up a full English, some pancakes, or just have a bowl of cereal, whatever takes your fancy.

Have a Pyjama Day

Don’t fancy going out in the cold? Why not spend the whole day in your pyjamas! This goes well with some of the other indoor activities ideas; maybe you could build a fort, have a movie marathon and then finish up with breakfast for dinner?

Have an Indoor Picnic

Just because it’s too cold to sit outside, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a picnic. Prepare all your favourite picnic foods, put a blanket on the floor, and have your own indoor picnic. You could even tie this in with the movie marathon and enjoy your favourite films at the same time.

Do Some Baking

Whether you decide to do something simple or go for something more elaborate, baking is a great way to pass the time and spend time together as a family. You could even take it a step further and hold your own bake off competition with judges and prizes for the winners.

Play Board Games

Sometimes you can’t beat a day of playing board games and there are so many to choose from, from the classics to the more out-there options. You could each choose your favourite and take it in turns to play or, if you’re feeling extra creative, why not create your own?

Set up a Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are a great way to keep the little ones, and the big ones, occupied for hours. Hide a prize somewhere in the lodge and hide different clues to send them on a hunt for it. The prize can be anything you want and you can always make it more interesting for the adults by making it a boozy prize.

Create an Obstacle Course

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Not only is this a great way to pass the time, it’s also a great way to get moving (we tend not to move as much at this time of year). The beauty of this activity is that you can use whatever you have to hand to create the course, whether it’s pillows and cushions or boxes and blankets.

Make a Scrapbook

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These days, it’s so easy to take a photo on your phone to capture those important memories, but it’s also easy to leave them on your phone and forget about them. Why not print off all your favourite moments from the year (there are loads of great online services for you to easily do this) and create a scrapbook. This is something you can do as a family or by yourself, plus it’ll get your creative juices flowing.

We hope this has given you enough inspiration for indoor activities to do during the winter months. Do you have some ideas of your own? Let us know on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


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We’re already one week into December and that means Christmas isn’t far away! We’ve got some fantastic parties and activities still to come. Keep reading to find out more about the upcoming Christmas holiday activities at Silver Bay.

Christmas Holiday Activities

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Our Family Christmas Party was a great success and we still have some fantastic events coming up for the rest of the month.

Public Santa Event

We’re thrilled to announce that Santa is making another appearance at The Deck House and this time we’re opening it up to the public. Taking place on Sunday 15th December from 2pm to 5pm, each ticket includes a gift from Santa, a meal (hotdog/pizza with chips) and access to our new soft play area.

Santa is a very busy man at this time of year so booking is essential to make sure Santa has enough presents for everyone. Tickets for children are £5 and adults go free, but please make sure to book a ticket via our online booking system so we can keep track of numbers. Tickets are available to purchase until 1pm on Saturday 14th December and bookings are non-refundable. 

Our bar and restaurant will be open for food and drink and all the money raised from the event will be donated to Fundraising to buy Defibrillators for Anglesey Schools. Fundraising to buy Defibrillators for Anglesey Schools is a local fundraising group formed by mums. Their aim is to raise money in order to purchase a defibrillator for every school or nursery setting on Anglesey who do not already have one. A defibrillator is a potentially life saving piece of equipment and can increase the chance of survival of sudden cardiac arrest by up to 90% if treatment is provided within one minute. Having a unit on site makes our schools and nurseries a safer place, not only for the children, their teachers, assistants, and other school staff, but also for parents and grandparents dropping and collecting their children.

New Year’s Eve Party

You’re invited to welcome in 2020 with friends and family at The Deck House, starting at 5pm on Thursday 31st December. We’ll have live music from Uptown Beat followed by a disco until 1am. We’ll be serving the children’s buffet on arrival and serving food for the adults later in the evening. Adult tickets are £27.50, child tickets are £12 and infants go free. Tickets can be purchased on our online booking system and are available until Sunday 15th December.

Busy Bayer Activities

We have some fantastic Christmas holiday activities to keep your Busy Bayers occupied between Christmas and New Year. On Saturday 28th December we’ll be getting ready for next year by creating 2020 calendars at 10:30am and 1pm. At 3pm the popular Lego Masters is back for ages 5 and above. On Sunday 29th we have two Snow Dough sessions for ages 3 and above at 10:30am and 1pm followed by Sequin Art for ages 8 and above at 3pm. On Monday 30th we’ll be starting the day at 11am with Playdate for ages 3 and under followed by two Winter Crafts sessions at 1pm and 3pm. Finally, on New Year’s Eve we will have two Forest Feast sessions at 10am and 1pm before we kick off our New Year’s Eve Party at 5pm.

Offers at The Deck House

This is the time of year to indulge in some delicious food and drink. We’ve made it even easier for you to do so with some fantastic offers here at The Deck House.

Christmas Menu

Throughout December we will be serving our Christmas menu, including a choice of three delicious courses for just £22.50. The menu is available until Monday 23rd December and must be booked a week in advance. You can view the menu below and please book a table by calling The Deck House on 01407 862046.

Two Meals for £15

We are now offering two meals for £15 every Monday to Thursday, 5pm to 9pm. Choose from a selection of delicious meals including a great selection of vegetarian and gluten free options. We also have a brand new pizza oven which means we can cook up some fabulous pizza options for you; choose from either homemade tomato sauce or BBQ sauce and a selection of yummy toppings. You can view the full menu below.

New Year’s Day Carvery

What better way to recover from the New Year’s Eve festivities than with a delicious carvery! On New Year’s Day we’ll be serving a carvery from 12pm to 5pm with three courses for just £19.95. There will also be children’s options available and bookings must be made in advance. Please call The Deck House on 01407 862046 to book a table.

Opening Times

We will be closing the park for our seasonal closure from Saturday 4th January (12 noon) until Wednesday 12th February 2020.

Please see below for our spa, restaurant and reception opening hours.

Preparing Your Holiday Home for Winter

It’s important to follow the below steps when leaving your holiday home unoccupied over winter. Here are our top tips:

  • Secure all outdoor furniture, including bunkers and sheds, to prevent damage in high winds
  • Ensure you have emptied all fridge/freezers, cupboards and bird feeders of food
  • Stand all seat cushions on end to allow air to circulate
  • Make sure all fixed ventilation is not obstructed and wardrobes and internal doors are left open
  • Check all windows and external doors are tightly closed, including skylights
  • Check you have securely locked your holiday home
  • Lodge owners may wish to leave their boilers on frost stat to prevent frost damage
  • Caravan owners may wish to drain their water system to prevent frost damage to pipes. We offer a drain down service to all caravan owners at Silver Bay so if you require a drain down, please contact Owner Services on 01407 860860 or reception@silverbay.co.uk (this may be compulsory with some insurance policies – make sure to check your caravan insurance requirements). To reconnect your caravan we require at least five days notice so please give us plenty of notice when you wish to return.

We look forward to seeing you all for our Christmas holiday activities and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in February 2020 when we reopen for the new season.


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Halloween is just a few weeks away and things are getting spooky here at Silver Bay. With October half term just around the corner we wanted to share our October Half Term 2019 Activity Planner with you. We’ve also got lots of parties coming up as well as live music and some fantastic offers at The Deck House. Keep reading to find out more.

Summer winners

First of all we’d like to say a big congratulations to our competition winners over the summer. Maisie, Eva, William and Evie were the winners of our sandcastle competition with their amazing sand crab. We also held our annual fishing competition, with Bill Booth winning the prize for heaviest fish and Gareth Coates winning the prize for most species caught. Last but not least, the Silver Bay Surfers were, once again, crowned the winner of our Beach Mudder competition. Well done to everyone who took part and we hope to see you all taking part again next year.

October half term 2019 activities

October half term 2019

There’s just over a week to go until the October half term and we have all sorts of exciting activities planned for you. Keep reading to find out more and you can download our October Half Term 2019 Activity Planner to remind you what’s coming up.

We’ve introduced some new activities for the October half term including Feel the Beat on Tuesdays and Silver Bay Scarecrows taking place on Tuesday 22nd October and Friday 1st November.

For the sporty ones out there we’ve got Soccer School on a Wednesday and Family Football on Fridays.

In the run up to Halloween we’ve got some spooky themed activities, including Jack-O’-Lantern Pizzas, Creepy Crafts, Magic Potions, Pumpkin Pottery Painting and Spooky Sand Art.

Missed the bees over the summer? Not to worry! We’ve got more Meet the Bees sessions on the 24th and 31st October as well as our Beeswax Candle Making sessions.

We also have lots of other activities available, such as movie nights, photography for teenagers and woodland cupcakes to name just a few.

As usual, booking for these activities will be available on our online booking system from 10am the day before.

Party season has begun!

October half term 2019

Halloween party

Don’t forget to grab your ticket for our Halloween party (owners only), taking place on Saturday 26th October. Arrive in your spookiest costume from 5pm for fun and games and then dance the night away until midnight. The children’s buffet will be served from 5:30pm to 6:30pm and the adults buffet will be available from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Adult tickets are £9, child tickets are £7 and infants go free. If you haven’t reserved your ticket already, head on over to our online booking system to reserve yours today.

Family Christmas party

Santa Claus is coming to town! Our family Christmas party (owners only) takes place on Saturday 30th November this year. Starting at 5pm with fun and games followed by the delicious children’s buffet before our VIP arrives. We’ll be carrying on the festive cheer with a disco, dancing and adults buffet. Adult tickets are £10, child tickets are £8 and infants go free. Tickets are available to purchase now on our online booking system.

Adult’s Christmas party

The Adult’s Christmas party takes place on Saturday 7th December and is for owners, spa members and their guests aged 18 and over. Starting at 7pm, you’ll receive a Prosecco cocktail on arrival, a delicious buffet meal, live entertainment and dancing until late. Tickets are £10, grab yours before they’re gone over on our online booking system.

New Year’s Eve

You’re invited to welcome in 2020 with friends and family at The Deck House, starting at 5pm on Tuesday 31st December. We’ll have live music from Uptown Beat followed by a disco until 1am. The children’s buffet will be served on arrival and fabulous food for the adults will be served later in the evening. Adult tickets are £27.50, child tickets are £12 and infants go free. Tickets are available on our online booking system.

Offers at The Deck House

October half term 2019

Throughout October, November and December our Sunday carvery is back! Available every Sunday from 12pm, choose from a selection of different meats and all the trimmings. Make sure to book in advance by calling The Deck House on 01407 862046.

We’ve also got some amazing offers here at The Deck House, including:

  • 3 for 2 on Prosecco Raffaello (all 750ml or 200ml bottles)
  • Gin of the week with free fever tree tonic – call The Deck House on 01407 862046 to check what the choice of the week is
  • Sports Special – 4 nibbles of your choice and a draft pint for £6.95
  • Beer Bucket – 4 bottles of lager for £10 (choose from Sol, Peroni, Budweiser or Corona)

Throughout December we’ll also have our Christmas menu available, including three delicious courses for just £22.50. The menu will be available from the 1st until the 23rd of December and must be booked at least a week in advance; call The Deck House on 01407 862046 to book. Take a look at the menu below:

Silver Bay Christmas menu 2019

Live music at The Deck House

October half term 2019

We’ve got some amazing live music acts coming up at The Deck House to keep you entertained.

On Saturday 19th October the fabulous 45RPM return; starting at 9pm, 45RPM are upbeat and exciting, playing classic covers from the 1960s right up to present day chart hits.

On Saturday 16th November at 9pm we’re joined by Fleetwood Mac tribute duo The Chain, playing all the Fleetwood Mac hits as well as other popular guitar rock classics.

There’s no need to book tickets for the live music but we suggest you reserve a table if you wish to dine on these evenings. You can reserve a table by calling The Deck House on 01407 862046.

Christmas gifts at the Spa

Looking for that extra special Christmas gift? We have some lovely aromatherapy candles and luxury Quartz Spa gift sets available with prices starting from £7.99. Not forgetting our gift vouchers! Give the spa a call on 01407 862049 to find out what gifts are available.

We hope to see you all over the October half term and through into the festive period. If you would like to find out more about life here at Silver Bay, you can download our free brochure or find out more about our available lodges.


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We can’t believe it’s almost the summer holidays, where has 2019 gone? Once again we have an action-packed summer planned for you all, including activities to suit all the family.

Keep reading to find out about the different activities and download the summer holidays 2019 activity planner to take away and read later.

Silver Bay Owners Annual Summer Party

 

As always, we like to show our appreciation to all our fantastic holiday home owners and celebrate the beginning of the summer holidays with a summer party. This year the summer party takes place on Saturday 27th July.

This year the theme is ‘Film Stars’ – dress up as your favourite! Doors will open at 5pm with the children’s buffet available from 5:15pm to 6pm in time for the children’s entertainer. The adult buffet will be available later in the evening with live music from Four Kicks and dancing until 1am.

Here’s a reminder of our summer party last year:

 

Summer Holiday Activities at the Pool

 

Our inviting swimming pool with dedicated lanes and splash area is perfect for relaxing or having some family fun.

Get your morning swim in before an action-packed day with our adult only swim sessions, every day 9:30 – 10:30am.

Or join us every Thursday afternoon for our Rookie Lifeguard sessions, aimed at children aged eight and above and starting at 4pm. The summer holidays are also a great time to kick start your child’s swimming or improve their skills with our one-to-one swimming lessons, every Thursday at 5pm and 5:30pm.

In the gym

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Our state of the art gym is the perfect place for working up a sweat and getting active.

On Mondays and Saturdays we have spinning classes, focused on endurance, strength, intervals, high intensity and recovery. Or maybe you want to give our kettlebell classes a try, every Friday at 5:45pm, for a total body workout, including dynamic movement, cardio and strength training.

Improve your physical strength, flexibility, posture and enhance your mental awareness with our Pilates classes at 6pm every Tuesday or tone and sculpt your body with our Zumba classes at 6:45pm every Tuesday – a fun way to burn calories!

Outdoor Activities

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We’re hoping to be blessed with warm weather over the holidays and what better way to make the most of the weather than taking part in one of our outdoor activities.

Your little ones can practise their serve every Monday with our tennis sessions; we have sessions at 11am for children under six years old and sessions at 12pm for ages six and above. Or if they fancy giving soccer a go, we have the Soccer School every Wednesday at 1pm for ages six and above.

We’ve also got family sessions so everyone can get involved, including family waterpolo every Tuesday at 1pm, family archery every Thursday at 1pm and family football every Friday at 1pm.

On Saturday 10th August we’ll be hosting our annual fishing competition (weather dependent); to enter it’s £10 per boat, £5 per adult and children go free. Book your place at the Silver Bay reception.

Over the bank holiday weekend we’ll be hosting our annual sandcastle competition, Beach Mudder and more. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

Busy Bayers

 

For the little creators out there, we have all sorts of arts and crafts activities planned, from sewing skills, mocktails and cake pops to tie dye beach bags, playdough factory and trash to treasure.

Preserving the local environment and wildlife is a priority for us here at Silver Bay so we’re offering sessions aimed at protecting the local wildlife and recycling. On Monday 5th August and Monday 19th August we have Saving Squirrels sessions at 3pm. On Monday 29th July and Monday 12th August we’ll be holding Hedgehog Rescue sessions at 3pm.

Our bees are back for summer, of course, and we’ll be holding Meet the Bees sessions every Thursday at 10:30am and 1pm so plenty of time to see how they’re doing. You’ll also be able to have a go at harvesting honey with Jonathan, our beekeeper, or beeswax candle making on selected Thursdays at 3:30pm. Make sure to check the timetable for dates.

Our family movie nights have been a great success so we’re bringing them back for summer. Kick back and relax with a film, every Monday and Wednesday at 6pm.

This is just a taste of all the fantastic Busy Bayer sessions taking place over the summer holidays, so make sure to check the summer holiday timetable for the full list.

You can find out more about each session and book over on our online booking system. We would recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited. Booking is available for each session from 10am on the day before the activity is due to take place.

We look forward to seeing you all over the summer holidays 2019!

 

Want to find out more about life here at Silver Bay? Download our brochure for more information.


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It’s that time again! We look forward to seeing you all here over the holidays; keep reading to find out more about our May Half Term 2019 holiday activities. We’d like to start off by thanking everyone that joined us over the Easter holidays; we were blessed with some amazing weather and we hope you made the most of it on Silver Bay beach. Well done to everyone that took part in our Easter egg hunt and well done to the adults that searched high and low for the golden tickets. The lucky winners were the Patey-Kreitzman and McColl families.

We’re thrilled to announce that The Deck House Easter raffle raised £200 for the RNLI and £55 for the Air Ambulance so thank you to everyone that took part.

And finally, we wouldn’t be able to offer such a first class experience without the help of our lovely staff so here’s a shout out to our team members of the month:

March – Shane (Maintenance Team)

April – Lynne (Housekeeping Team)

Keep reading to find out what activities we have planned for the May half term and beyond.

May half term 2019 activities

We’re bringing back the most popular activities this May half term. For the active and outdoorsy, we’re welcoming back the B-Active family guided walk, family kayaking, soccer school, archery and coasteering. For those into arts and crafts we’ve got all sorts of creative activities, including wildlife windchimes, garden in a box and pottery painting.

We’ve also got our movie night on Monday and Wednesday at 6pm and we’ll be welcoming the bees back so make sure to book on one of our Meet The Bees sessions.

View the full May Half Term 2019 timetable to find out more about the different events and timings.

Our commitment to the environment

We are pleased to announce that, once again, we have been awarded the Green Coast Award as we continue to help the ongoing protection of our coastline and wildlife. As part of our commitment to the rural environment and the impact of the coastal path, we have started to plant indigenous species to reestablish the flora and fauna.

Plus, it’s almost time to welcome back our bees! Make sure to book onto a session with Jonathan to meet the queen and her hard workers.

Events at The Deck House

We’re kicking off the May half term with a gin tasting night at 6pm on Tuesday 28th May. You’ll have the opportunity to sample a selection of Aber Falls Gin with accompanying canapés. Make sure to reserve your place by calling The Deck House on 01407 862046.

We also have an amazing offer on for those dining with little ones. Join us between 5:30pm and 6:30pm and children eat for just £1.50 with every adult meal. We know how difficult it can be sometimes to keep your little ones entertained on a rainy day; it won’t be long until our new soft play area is up and running at The Deck House to help ease their boredom.

This year, our annual owner’s summer party takes place on Saturday 27th July. The theme this year is “Film Stars” so make sure you have your best costume ready to walk down the red carpet. Tickets are limited so early booking is highly recommended.

Other upcoming events and activities

Get practising your swing for our golf competition, taking place on Saturday 15th June. Entry is £10 and all proceeds will go to Wales Air Ambulance. If you’d like to find out more and register, please leave your name and number with reception.

We look forward to seeing you all over the May half term holidays and onwards.


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Looking for things to do in Holyhead? We’ve put together some of the best walks, outside spaces and places to eat on the island; keep reading to find out more.

Holyhead Coastal Walks

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Anglesey Coastal Path

Passing through farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs and woodland, the Anglesey Coastal Path follows the majority of the island’s coastline. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is definitely worth a visit for the walkers out there.

Download the route maps here: https://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/en/about-anglesey/isle-of-anglesey-coastal-path/

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Rhoscolyn Circular Walk

The Rhoscolyn Circular Walk is a pleasant walk for the whole family and part of the route passes right by Silver Bay. Take a walk through history and pay a visit to the church, featuring a 15th century font, St Gwenfaen’s Well and the tower on Ynys Gwylanod.

Download the route here: https://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/media/73800/circular_walks_rhoscolyn.pdf

Places to see in Holyhead

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Trearddur Bay

Trearddur Bay’s large, sandy beach attracts all kinds of people, including families, surfers, jet ski enthusiasts and fisherman. The rocky coastline and clear waters also make it a popular spot for diving enthusiasts from across the country.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 12 minutes

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Beddmanarch Bay and Penhros Coastal Park

Beddmanarch Bay has far reaching sand and mud floats as well as views across Traeth y Gribin to the western coast of Anglesey. Take a nature walk through the woodland and admire the view over the bay from the many benches and picnic tables.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 16 minutes

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Porth Dafarch

Situated between Trearddur Bay and Holyhead, Porth Dafarch is a beautiful sandy cove surrounded by rocky headland, ideal for a peaceful family day out. The cycle friendly beach is popular with scuba divers and sea canoeists as well as those just looking to relax.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 18 minutes

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South Stack

Made up of heathland and farmland and set on a set of dramatic cliffs, South Stack is an amazing spot for the keen birdwatcher. In spring you can see guillemots, razorbills and puffins and you may even catch a glimpse of the rare chough.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 27 minutes

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Breakwater Country Park

Breakwater Country Park is perfect for a family day out and captures the beauty and history of Anglesey. Discover more about the wildlife and industrial heritage or enjoy the numerous walks available for all different levels.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 27 minutes

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North Stack

North Stack offers stunning views of the Anglesey coastline, famous for its bird and marine life and maritime history. For the keen climber, the area offers some of the most adventurous climbing spots in the UK.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 37 minutes

Places to eat in Holyhead

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The White Eagle

Enjoy a three course meal, a casual bite or a drink on the terrace, all in the relaxing setting of The White Eagle. The seasonal menu features locally-sourced produce, from award-winning family butchers to oysters freshly harvested from the Menai.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 6 minutes

Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, LL65 2NJ

Opening hours: Open every day, 12 – 11pm

Website: https://www.white-eagle.co.uk/

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Sea Shanty Cafe

Take some time to relax and refresh after a day at the beach at the Sea Shanty Cafe, located on Trearddur Bay. There’s all sorts of options, from hearty breakfasts and sandwiches to delicious fish and steak dishes, plus an ice cream parlour open until 10pm.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 12 minutes

Lon St Ffraid, Trearddur Bay, LL65 2YR

Opening hours: Open every day, 9am – 10pm

Website: https://seashantycafe.co.uk/

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The Black Seal

The Black Seal is a contemporary restaurant and bar located right next to the beach in Trearddur Bay, serving up the best in British cuisine. Just fancy a drink? The Black Seal also has a gin bar, stunning cocktails and an exciting range of craft beers.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 13 minutes

Lon Isallt, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 2UP

Opening hours: Open every day, 11am – 11pm

Website: http://www.theblackseal.co.uk/

the seacroft

The Seacroft

The Seacroft is a five star pub and restaurant with rooms located in Trearddur Bay. Cosy up next to the roaring open fire and enjoy a warm welcome and superb local food. Relax with a tipple from the bar with its impressive wine list and award-winning cask ales.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 13 minutes

Ravenspoint Road, Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, LL65 2YU

Opening hours: Breakfast – 8 – 11am (Sat & Sun), Food – 12 – 2:30pm & 5 – 9pm (Mon – Thu), 12 – 2:30pm & 5 – 9:30pm (Fri), 12 – 9:30pm (Sat), 12 – 9pm (Sun). Bar open every day, 11am – 11pm

Website: https://www.robinsonsbrewery.com/pubs-inns-and-hotels/find-a-pub/t-z/theseacroft

catch 22 brasserie

Catch 22 Brasserie

Catch 22 is a contemporary family run restaurant on the Isle of Anglesey. The seasonal menu is centred around locally sourced ingredients to create dishes with international flavours as well as some British home comforts.

Drive time from Silver Bay: 14 minutes

London Road, Valley, Anglesey, LL65 3DP

Opening hours: 10:30am – 2:30pm & 5:30 – 8:30pm (Tue – Fri), 10:30am – 9pm (Sat), 10:30am – 8pm (Sun)

Website: http://www.catch22brasserie.co.uk/

We hope this list has shown you all the amazing things to do in Holyhead. Want to find out more about the local area? Take a look at our map of fun things to do in North Wales or find out what events are coming up this year in our 2019 events calendar.

Interested in having all this on your doorstep? Download our free brochure or arrange a visit and a member of our friendly team will be in touch shortly.


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January is behind us and our gates are open again for the year so we’re looking forward to what 2019 holds. With February half term less than a week away, here’s a rundown of all the amazing activities we have planned plus some exciting news for all our holiday home owners.

Crystal Clear Quartz Spa at Silver Bay

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We now offer the award-winning Crystal Clear skincare brand along with the Quartz spa range. Inspired by nature, Quartz Spa takes the purest ingredients and most powerful crystals to create effective and indulgent therapies for the mind, body and soul. To find out more about all the treatments available take a look at the spa treatment menu or if you’d like to go ahead and book please contact the spa on 01407 862049.

Events at The Deck House

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With Valentine’s Day just days away, we hope you have something romantic planned for that special someone. We’ll be serving Valentine’s specials here at The Deck House including delicious dishes such as duck and orange pâté, pan fried seabass  and Eton Mess.

If you have other plans why not join us on Saturday 23rd February at 9pm for some live music from our fabulous solo artist, Sam. As we approach Easter that can only mean one thing, pancakes! On Tuesday 5th March we’ll be serving up our tasty pancakes with a choice of accompaniments, make sure to check our specials board for all the options.

Then as we reach the end of March it’s time to show all the mothers in your life some love on Mother’s Day. On Sunday 31st March join us for our delicious carvery from 12 noon with a choice of three locally sourced meats and a nut roast for our vegetarian guests, all served with roast and new potatoes, fresh vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and our chef’s homemade gravy. We’re expecting the day to be busy so make sure to book your table in advance by calling 01407 862046 or email deckhouse@silverbay.co.uk.

February Half Term Busy Bayer Activities

From the 18th February to 3rd March we have all sorts of activities planned for your little Busy Bayers during February half term. From finger painting and cake pops to parent and toddler ballet, there’s sure to be something to suit everyone. Our Busy Bayer sessions and spa activities are more popular than ever so we suggest that you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Please remember the only way to book is via our online booking system and all activities are released at 10am the day before the activity is due to take place. To download the activities timetable please click here.

Dogs at Silver Bay

february half term

We pride ourselves on keeping the park looking exceptional so please make sure to clean up after your dog; dog waste bins are provided throughout the park for your convenience. We also request that dogs are kept on a lead at all times; should you wish to let your dog run free you can do this once you reach the beach. We also welcome dogs on the sun deck at the Deck House where we have fresh water and treats available.

 

We look forward to seeing you all in the half term!


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It’s that time of year again; the temperatures are starting to drop and Christmas is in the air. First of all we’d like to congratulate all our staff that have completed qualifications over the course of the year, contributing to both their personal development and their team. We’d also like to say well done to Ellis, our trainee chef at The Deck House, who came second place in the North Wales Seafood Challenge 2018; we look forward to seeing some of your amazing creations on the menu in the very near future. Now it’s time to make yourself comfortable and take a look at all the Christmas activities we have planned for you all over the festive period.

Christmas Activities at The Deck House

Family at the Silver Bay Holiday Village Christmas party in 2017

On Saturday 1st December we began the festivities with our children’s Christmas party. Starting at 5pm, we kicked off with face painting, games and the children’s buffet followed by a visit by Santa himself at 6:30pm. And the fun didn’t stop there! We served food for the adults followed by drinks and dancing until midnight. Take a look at the video below to view the photos from the night.

Looking to spoil a loved one this Christmas? Our Deck House vouchers make a great gift; make sure to grab one before 18th December to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.

Once Christmas is done and dusted that means New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and, once again, we’re inviting you to see in the new year with us. This year we’ll be hosting a black tie event with live music, great food and drinks until 1am. Tickets go on sale on Monday 3rd December so make sure to grab your ticket quick on our online booking site and get your best suit and frock at the ready.

Recover from the New Year’s Eve celebrations and start the year right with a delicious roast dinner at The Deck House. We’ll be serving food 12-5pm and will be accepting advance bookings only so make sure to reserve your table by calling 01407 862046.

Christmas Activities at the Spa

Exterior of Silver Bay spa at night

Looking to get your nails Christmas ready? Then you’re in luck! Throughout December we’re offering a shellac manicure and pedicure for just £40, was £50. This is such a good offer and December is a busy period for the spa so make sure to book in advance by calling a member of the friendly spa team on 01407 862049.

Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Our spa gift vouchers are a great way to treat your loved ones this Christmas; order before 18th December to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.

Festive fun for the Busy Bayers

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We’ll be starting our Christmas activities on Friday 30th November with a Christmas film at 7pm; make sure to wear your pyjamas or onesie! On Saturday 1st December we’re welcoming back Wispy Willow Creations to show you how to make Christmas stars and trees. Once you’ve finished your willow creation it’s time to get ready for our Christmas party! Busy Bayers will be open from 5pm for face painting, tattoos, nail painting and yummy treats to decorate.

Then on Sunday 2nd December we’ll be making Christmas cards and sewing Christmas stockings ready for Santa’s arrival.

We’ll be taking a little break after then so our elves have time to get everything ready for Christmas and New Year’s Eve; the Christmas activities will start back up again on Friday 28th December with Cooking Skills and Busy Bakers followed by some Frozen themed activities on Saturday 29th.

We have all sorts planned on Sunday 30th including Cake Pops, Lego Masters and Snow Dough. And that takes us to the big event, New Year’s Eve! We’ll be starting the day with New Year Calendars, Cross Stitch and New Year treats; Busy Bayers will then be open from 5pm for face painting, tattoos and nail painting before we begin the New Year’s Eve celebrations.

We’ll be taking a little rest on the 1st but then you can join us again on the 2nd for Mother and Toddler Ballet, Melody Mover’s Dance and Arts & Crafts.

Make sure to book your sessions in advance through our online booking system and check the age guidelines for each session before booking.

Park closure and opening times

If you’re spending time with us over Christmas it’s worth making a note of our opening times; please see below for The Deck House, Spa and reception opening hours.

Christmas activities and opening times at Silver Bay Holiday Village

We’ll be closing for our annual maintenance shut down from 12 noon on Friday 4th January and reopening on Tuesday 12th February. Please remember to secure all outdoor furniture, including bunkers and sheds, to prevent any damage in high winds. We also recommend that all fridges, freezers, cupboards and bird feeders are emptied of food. If you require a drain down please contact Owner Services on 01407 860860 or reception@silverbay.co.uk.

We look forward to seeing you all over the festive period!


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We hope you’ve had time to get back into the swing of things after the summer holidays. We thought it was time to round up all our fantastic events from this summer; what a summer it’s been!

Events at The Deck House

 

We kicked off the summer holidays in style with our owner’s exclusive summer party. For the little ones we had some amazing entertainment, including a return visit from Mr Trix the clown and Ella from Frozen, and finished the night with dancing and music from the fabulous Treasure.

The fun didn’t stop there! We also had a disco at the beginning of August and a casino and disco towards the end of August. The casino was a great success and it looked like you all had a great time, we hope you kept your photobooth pictures courtesy of Event Lounge.

Busy Bayers Activities During the Summer Holidays

 

We had all sorts of creative activities for our Busy Bayers during the summer holidays, from making a mini aquarium and designing a board game to creating salt dough creatures and African Art. We also welcomed some new activities to our timetable, including Welsh for beginners, first aid awareness for children and cooking skills. Our ‘Meet the Bees’ sessions were such a success over the summer that we carried them on into September. If you’re quick you may still be able to attend one of our weekend sessions; taking place for the rest of the month. You can view the dates and times and book a session on our online booking system plus we’re also selling Silver Bay Honey from our bees, which can be purchased at the reception or spa.

Busy Bayers holding their mini aquariums

Beach Activities

 

At the beginning of August we ran our fishing competition with all proceeds going to the RNLI. It was a great turnout and we want to thank everyone who took part; congratulations to Kevin McLean for heaviest bag, Holly Watts for being our junior winner and Gail Booth Bull Hurs for heaviest fish.

This year we ran our sandcastle competition a bit differently. We asked you to submit your entries online, allowing everyone to vote for their favourite sandcastle creation. Congratulations to Holly Keary for coming first place, the Andersons for coming second and Rose and Poppy Hayward for coming third.

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Our sandcastle competition winners were announced at Beach Mudder where owners competed once again for the Beach Mudder crown. Congratulations to Robert’s Runners for coming in first place, Pineapple Pickers for landing second place and Bates-ish Family for getting third place.

Beach Mudder winners

October Half Term

 

October half term just weeks away! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for an update on all the activities we have planned for you.

This year we’re running a cake design competition, giving your little ones the opportunity to design our Halloween cake; all they need is a blank piece of paper and a creative imagination. We’ll be judging each design based on the idea and not on the quality of the drawing. You can post your entries to Reception, Silver Bay Holiday Village, Pentre Gwyddel, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead, Anglesey LL65 2RZ or email reception@silverbay.co.uk and the winning entry will be made and revealed at our Halloween party; entries close Friday 19th October. This year the Halloween party will be taking place on Saturday 27th October, you will be able to purchase tickets from our online booking system and we’ll be sure to let you know when tickets go on sale.

We look forward to seeing you all back here!