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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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2017 has been an eventful year for us here at Silver Bay Holiday Village and before we start looking forward to what 2018 has to bring, we thought we’d take a look back on the year. Take a look at our roundup video below and keep reading to find out more.

Parties galore

We love a good party and 2017 was no exception…

We started off the summer season with our annual summer party in The Deck House Restaurant with something to keep all ages entertained. Mr Trix’s magic show entertained the children while our lodge owners caught up with friends, old and new, in the bar. The night was topped off with Silver Bay Summer Party favourites, Runaway Babies, playing a medley of pop classics.

For October half term we welcomed owners back for our Halloween party and this year did not disappoint. We were very impressed with the costumes this year; you can take a look at the whole collection of snaps over on our Facebook page. Here’s one to give you a taste:

Silver Bay Holiday Village Halloween party

December isn’t complete without a Christmas party. We were joined by owners, family and friends for a night of games, dancing and a visit from Santa! You can find out more and take a look at our photos from the night over in our Christmas round up blog.

Silver Bay Holiday Village Christmas party

To top off a fabulous year, we hosted our annual New Year’s Eve party. The theme in 2017 was the 80s so we expected some big hairdos and over-the-top costumes – we were not disappointed! We were joined by Freddie Mercury and the cast of Top Gun, to name a few, for a night of dancing, food and drink. You can take a look at all the costumes here but here’s one of our favourites – we especially love the mohawks!

Silver Bay Holiday Village New Year's Eve party

Holiday activities

We like to make sure we’ve got a jam-packed schedule over the holidays for our owners and Busy Bayers, from wool club and toasting marshmallows to adult only swims and spinning classes.

Over the Easter holidays our Busy Bayers were spoilt for choice with arts and crafts, baking and an Easter egg hunt.

Easter eggs in a basket

During the summer we launched our #SaveTheBees scheme and we now have two colonies of honey bees on site; keep an eye out later this year for our very own supply of honey!

Silver Bay Holiday Village honey bee colonies

The summer saw the return of Beach Mudder where our owners battled once more to take the crown – well done again to the Psycho Unicorns! We also hosted our annual sandcastle competition and fishing competition.

New faces and places

We expanded our team this year to carry on providing a top notch service to our lodge owners. In February, we welcomed Katherine and Jacqueline to the Owner’s Services team and in May we welcomed talented pastry chef, Karan, to help elevate The Deck House menu to the next level.

We listened to your feedback and in May we launched the Chill Out Zone for teens, complete with a pool table, television, Wii, wifi and games.

Silver Bay Chill Out Zone

Open days

For those who dreamt of owning a holiday home but wanted to visit first we opened our gates at various points throughout the year for visitors to explore our stunning lodges and facilities, accompanied by champagne and nibbles. Keep an eye out for open day dates in 2018!

Awards

In July we were thrilled to be presented a Seaside Award from Keep Wales Tidy as part of the Wales Coast Awards in recognition of Silver Bay Beach’s tidy and well-tended coast and waters. Make sure to keep sharing your beautiful beach images on Instagram with the hashtag #SilverBayBeach and we’ll feature the best ones on our Instagram page.

2017 was a busy year and we’ve only just scratched the surface of the events and activities that took place, you can read about these in more detail on our blog page.

Stunning New Lodges For 2018

In 2018 we welcome a selection of stunning new lodges, all state of the art, fully-furnished and ready to move into. Click here to request a brochure or request a callback and we’ll be in touch shortly.


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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!


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The first weekend of December has been and gone and that can only mean one thing – it’s time to put your Christmas decorations up! We’ve been keeping an eye on the latest decoration trends this year to help make your holiday lodge look extra special over the festive period. Here are some of the top trends to help you on your way:

Scandinavian

From Scandi-noir TV series gracing our screens to Hygge taking the country by storm last Christmas, Scandinavian culture has well and truly made its way into our lives.

The trend is very much about “less is more” with a focus on the colour white, even down to the colour of your Christmas lights (keep to white bulbs rather than mixing them with warm, yellow bulbs). To keep to the minimal aesthetic, try to stick to only one or two colours throughout the house.

The tradition of kissing under the mistletoe comes from Norse mythology so it makes sense to complete the theme with a sprig hanging above the door. Why not tie it together with a ribbon in your chosen colour scheme? Stockings hung over the fireplace is also a Christmas essential; maybe try some white, knitted ones in-keeping with that cosy, Scandi feeling.

Quirky

On the opposite end of the spectrum is the quirky trend where you can mix as many themes and colours as you want, sometimes the more the better. If you do want to stick to a theme, how about going tropical? Palm tree prints aren’t just confined to summer and pineapple-shaped glassware and baubles are everywhere this year, too.

Not keen on the tropical theme? Why not go for a cactus, unicorn or even a llama? The rule of the quirky trend is that there are no rules, but if you want a bit of direction think colourful decorations in block colours, clashing patterns, neon brights, quirky accessories and pops of metallic.

Country

Countryside styling takes the classic festive look and gives it a farmhouse spin. It’s all about using raw and rustic materials paired with classic shapes and designs. Up-cycled pieces also play a big part and give that homely, tactile feeling.

When picking your decorations think raw wood, textured finishes, industrial metals, hessian fabric, linens and vintage tableware.

Festive flowers

Bringing the outdoors indoors is more prevalent than ever, with many people filling their houses with indoor plants and buying fresh flowers, so it’s no surprise that this has influenced Christmas decorations as well. You may have noticed most shops now sell the classic Poinsettia, known as the “Christmas flower” in North America.

This festive season no flower arrangement would be complete without some sparkle and glitter and many florists are taking a modern approach by combining crisp, white flowers with different metals. This year’s bouquets are also bursting with colour, featuring festive reds and greens.

There’s many ways you can bring the outdoors inside this Christmas; how about entwining a floral garland around your staircase or framing a mirror? Or why not create a spectacular floral centrepiece for the table?

Metallics

This year, metallics featured heavily in both interior design and fashion and there’s no exception when it comes to Christmas decorations.

Copper, rose gold and bronze will be bigger than ever this festive period and this isn’t restricted to just the decorations. Hosting and entertaining is a big part of Christmas so your tableware is the perfect place to add a touch of glamour.

Whether you’re going for the minimal Scandi look or the over-the-top quirky trend when decorating your holiday lodge, we’d love to see your photos. Make sure to share your photos with us on Facebook and Instagram and tag Silver Bay with the hashtag #SilverBayXmas


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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!

Visit us on Saturday the 28th of October between 12pm and 4pm and experience the very best of UK holiday home living first-hand. You’ll get the chance to wander across our award-winning beach, step inside our multi-million pound spa, view our magnificent state-of-the-art lodges and even pop into The Deck House.

There’s no need to book, simply confirm your attendance on our Facebook event. And if you can’t wait until the 28th, here’s a taster of what’s to come…

Silver Bay Holiday Lodges

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?


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The days may be getting longer, the weather may be getting colder, but Silver Bay is becoming more exciting as the seasons change. With a whole host of activities to keep you and your family entertained this half term in Anglesey, we wave goodbye to a fantastic, eventful summer and welcome this time of the year with arms wide open.

With Halloween fast approaching, the kids breaking up for half term, and the season fully kicking in with a vibrant change of colour around Silver Bay – take a look at what we have on offer for you this half-term.

Busy Bayers

Silver Bay wouldn’t be the same without our Busy Bayers, which is why we’ve dedicated engaging & educational sessions to keep them entertained! To get them in the true spirit of harvest, our friendly team will be running arts and crafts, seed bomb making, halloween decorations and face painting to name a few. Your Busy Bayers will have jam-packed days of fun while making new friends along the way!

Studio & Gym

Silver Bay is the perfect place to let your hair down and relax, so it’s only natural that you might indulge a little too much! Don’t worry, our gym & studio will help you burn off all those calories from last night’s Beef Burger at the Deck House. Planned activities include: spinning, supervised gym sessions, pilates and legs, bums and tums. The Spa at Silver Bay is open until 19:30 everyday, except on Saturdays and Sundays when it closes at 18:00.

Our spa offers this month include an ELEMIS Freestyle Deep Tissue massage, a hot mineral body boost, and a pro-collagen age defying treatment to name a few. You can find more offers on our website!

Swimming Pool

Our indoor pool is the perfect space for families to relax and learn new aquatic techniques this half term in Anglesey. We have a range of activities that cater to all ages from the young adventurer to the laid-back parent. Such activities include indoor kayaking and scuba diving, perfect for children to learn lifelong skills and craft memories they’ll never forget. If you’re not a keen explorer, however, and would rather kick back and relax in and around the pool, then join us for adult swimming for the first hour of the day for a quick dip.

Halloween Party

Hosted at the Deck House, our annual Halloween Party will be commencing on Saturday 28th October with a ghoulishly good line up in store. For only £8.50 (children £6.50, Under 3’s free) there will be face painting and spooky art for your young werewolves and witches to enjoy!

We also want to see your best carved pumpkin on the night, with last year’s competition going down a storm. And when all the revelries have finished, get on your dancing shoes and show the world how well you know Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance!

Want to join in with the fun this half term in Anglesey? Take a look here at our eBrochure, or give us a call on 01407 860 860 to speak to our friendly team.

We’re also hosting an open day on the 28th of October between 12pm and 4pm. Confirm your attendance over on Facebook!

Like what you see? Read more…. 

Autumn On Anglesey

Help Save The Bees! Silver Bay Honey Bees

The Silver Bay Summer Roundup 2017

 


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What an incredible summer it’s been. From our annual fishing competition to our owner’s summer party, the fun hasn’t stopped!

Sadly, we’re waving goodbye to the warmer months now, but before we do we thought we’d revisit the very best of the best of summer 2017.

Keep an eye out – you might even make an appearance!

 

The Owner’s Summer Party

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Right at the beginning of summer we hosted our annual owner’s party in The Deck House! The Runaway Babies band made a magnificent return, and everyone danced the night away with friends and family in abundance.

A taste bud-tingling buffet was put on by the magnificent chefs, and all of the staff involved we’re on top form, ensuring a brilliant night was had by all.

Mr Trix the clown even made an appearance, much to the delight of the young members of the Silver Bay family!

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Busy Bayers

It was another amazing summer for our busy bayers activities. From snorkelling to wild survivors, new friends were made and the fun times were in full swing.

A centre point of our Busy Bayers activities this year was, of course, our new addition to the holiday village – the Silver Bay bees! Activities such as building our bee hotel and Bee Creative, where we designed some beautiful bee collages, kept everyone thoroughly entertained.

Our Wild Survivor attendees also earned a Silver Wild Challenge award from the RSPB for all the amazing work they’ve done to help nature. We’re incredibly proud of everyone involved.

Fitness & Spa

We’ve also been making sure that everyone keeps fit over the summer! Our outdoor bums and tums was a popular class, and we’ve also been offering private, 1-2-1 swimming lessons. It has been a real joy seeing children learn to swim in our pool alongside our excellent instructors.

Alongside promoting fitness this summer, we’ve also been pushing self-care. The Spa at Silver Bay has launched a brand-new brochure full of fantastic treatments that our lodge owners and locals have been making the most of. From shellac nails to facials, take a look here for the brochure and pick your perfect treatment! Make sure you also keep an eye out for our September offers which are as follows:

  • Our Superfood Pro Radiance facial is now just £45, reduced from £60!
  • Our Pro Radiance Flash Balm & Illuminating Eye Balm is now just £50, reduced from £71

 

The Deck House Entertainment

It has been an incredible summer of fun in the Deck House this year! We’ve had everything from fashion shows to live musicians, and wine tasting evenings.

Highlights include singer and guitarist Kiana, live music with Mojo, an evening of fashion, fizz and shopping with Mrs Jones, and our wine taste evening featuring our preferred wine merchant John Fearon Wines. There really has never been a dull moment this summer!

Wine tasting at The Deck House

Beach Activities

When you’ve got a picturesque beach like we have, it’d be foolish not to host a range of summer activities along the coast – which is why Silver Bay Beach is always a staple of our summer schedule.

This year saw the return of Beach Mudder, and our owners battled once more to take the crown – congratulations to our winners the uniquely named Psycho Unicorns. We also hosted our annual sandcastle competition which saw everything from bee parties to Pierce’s truck, winners included The Goddards, Becky & Grace, Erica Keasberry and Theo! And 2017 also saw our fishing competition return. Split into junior and adult categories, our winners were Ed Wilson, Rowen Dier, Holly McLean Watts and Noah Rockliffe. Kevin McLean also put on an excellent BBQ!

Sports on the beach

This summer also saw us become the proud owners of a Seaside Award from Keep Wales Tidy for our immaculate coast. You can read more about that over here.

 

Summer 2017

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We’re sad to say goodbye to summer, but also ready for a magnificent end to 2017! Our Halloween Party will be making a comeback, as will our Christmas and NYE celebrations. Make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook account for our brand new autumn Deck House menu, as well as our half-term planner where we’ll be bringing back loads of exciting activities to keep the run times rolling!

To find out more about owning a property at Silver Bay, please call us on 01407 860 860, or click here. Make sure you also keep an eye out for upcoming opening days over on our social accounts.

 

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Explore Our Brand New Spa Brochure 

Luxury Lodge Spotlight – The Lookout at Silver Bay Holiday Village

The Top 5 Tours of Anglesey 


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Always dreamt of owning a holiday home at Silver Bay but fancied a visit first? Well, you’re in luck! On the 1st and 2nd of July, we’ll be opening our holiday village gates between 2pm and 4pm and welcoming visitors inside for our open day.

Come and explore our stunning facilities and our brand new lodges for 2017. Step inside one of our most innovative designs yet in the Look Out, or spend some time enjoying the modern, country chic decor found in the Vista. There’s something suited to all tastes.

And best of all, there’ll be refreshments, prosecco and nibbles, too!

There’ll be tours of the park throughout the day, allowing access to our award-winning private beach, our multi-million pound leisure facilities and the recently refurbished Deck House restaurant, lounge and bar. If you’d like to pre-book your tour, call us on 01407 860 860. Those without bookings are also welcome to visit on the day too.

Don’t miss out on your chance to immerse yourself in the Silver Bay lifestyle and experience the five lodges below – all brand new.

 

The Wessex Classic

You don’t get the word ‘classic’ in your name without being a truly magnificent holiday home, and the Wessex is a lodge that you’ll enjoy holidaying in time and time again.

Featuring wall-length windows and a stunning, open plan living space, with room for all your loved ones, the Wessex classic is a classic example of what a holiday home should be.

The homely kitchen is equipped with all the high-tech essentials, and the living and dining space parades a tranquil ambiance as the natural light flows through. Relax in the bedroom of an evening, rest assured in the knowledge that your holiday home really is a picture-perfect paradise.

The Vista

Surrounded by envy-inducing decking and home to modern and chic decor, the Vista holiday lodge is a delight. Step through the double french doors and into bliss, soaking up the contemporary styling and uplifting decor.

Skylights are a beautiful feature throughout this property, and they add a certain element of luxury that regular windows simply cannot afford. Spotlights also decorate the lodge ceiling, providing ample light and views of the stars when night falls.

The spacious bedrooms will keep everyone in the family happy, and the two bathrooms, one of which is ensuite, ensures that this property is certainly well above par. The Vista is simply waiting for a loving family to turn this magnificent holiday lodge into a holiday home. Could it be you?

The Reef Edge

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Few holiday homes impress as much as the Reef Edge does on first sight.

Enjoy dining alfresco on the stunning decking as the sun sets, or head inside to a welcoming holiday lodge where you’ll forever feel at home.

The dark wooden floors and contrasting light walls are what first draws the eye in the property. Each add an element of character and style to the property, and act as the perfect backdrop to the elegant furniture.

Curl up on the plush, cream sofas, or spend some time playing a family board game on the gorgeous wood dining table complete with wicker chairs. Then retire to one of the luxurious bedrooms and unwind in the heart of refined holiday home living. You won’t look back!

The Oyster Catcher

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Benefiting from year-round comfort and style, the Oyster Catcher is a beauty.

Brand new to the site for 2017, this lodge comes with a modern, integrated kitchen and is an advocate for open plan living. Light floods through this holiday home, providing a light and airy feel. The beechwood styling in the Oyster Catcher also adds to this comfortable ambiance – and the mustard accents provide a dash of bright colour that really pops.

Cook up a storm in the rustic kitchen, or relax in the standalone bath tub fit for royalty; there’s something about this property that captures the heart.

A favourite with children, who adore the built-in bunk beds, the Oyster Catcher is the ideal place to spend your free time on the gorgeous Isle of Anglesey.

The Look Out

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Our final new lodge for 2017 is the Look Out.

Arranged over a variety of floors, the Look Out is eye catching and unique, offering both excellent fixtures and fittings as well as an inspiring exterior.

This holiday home is all about modern furnishings and magnificent views, and due to the fact it’s on one of the most desirable spots here at Silver Bay, it’s a firm favourite.

It features a chic, 60s colour scheme and combines this with multi-level living. A triumph of architectural design in holiday lodges, it has to be seen to be believed. It will be love at first sight with this lodge, of that we’re sure!

Silver Bay Holiday Village

Don’t miss your chance to come and visit Silver Bay Holiday Village this summer. We promise you’ll find it hard to leave!

Call 01407 860 860 if you’d like to pre-book and let us know you’re heading down. Pre-booking is not necessary before attendance.

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