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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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It doesn’t seem that long ago since you were all here enjoying our summer holiday activities, but October half term is just a week or two away now. The temperatures may be dropping and it’s getting dark earlier but we’ve got all sorts of amazing activities planned for you over the holidays; keep reading to find out more.

Halloween Party

 

Halloween party 2017 at Silver Bay Holiday Village

On Saturday 27th October we’ll be throwing our annual owners’ Halloween party again so make sure to get your spookiest costume at the ready. Doors will open at 5pm for games, face painting, tattoos and nail painting followed by food for the little ones served from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The hot and cold buffet for the adults will then be served from 7:30pm followed by dancing until midnight. Tickets can be booked using our online booking system and are limited to eight tickets per holiday lodge.

The chefs take great pride in providing an amazing buffet for the Halloween party and this year we’re giving the children the opportunity to design the cake, from the filling to the decor. All you need is a blank piece of paper and a creative imagination. Make sure to include your name, age and plot number on your entry and you can post it to Reception, Silver Bay Holiday Village, Pentre Gwyddel, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead, Anglesey LL65 2RZ or email reception@silverbay.co.uk. Entries close on Friday 19th October and the winner will be made and revealed at our Halloween party. Good luck to all taking part!

October Half Term Activities

 

We’ve got some great new activities available this October half term including mother and toddler ballet, construction kits, willow sculptures and cake decorating skills plus we’ll be welcoming back rookie lifeguard, snorkeling and scuba diving. We’re also thrilled to be putting on a few more meet the bees sessions before we tuck them in for the winter, taking place at 10:30am and 1pm on Thursday 25th October and Thursday 1st November. To book on to a session please visit our online booking system; when booking an activity please make sure that your child is in the age group as stated in the activity description to avoid disappointment. Take a look at the full timetable below.

Silver Bay October Half Term Activity Planner

The Deck House

 

The Deck House restaurant at Silver Bay Holiday Village

From the 20th October to 4th November we’ll be changing The Deck House opening hours so Sunday to Thursday we’ll be open from midday to 11pm and Friday and Saturday we’ll be open until midnight. Please remember that last orders on Friday 26th October will be at 10pm to allow us time to prepare for the Halloween party. We’ll also be serving up our delicious Sunday lunch carvery every Sunday from 12 to 9pm so make sure to book a table by ringing our friendly team on 01407 860860.

Pamper yourself

 

The spa at Silver Bay Holiday Village

Treat yourself over the half term with our October spa beauty offer. This month we’re offering the ELEMIS Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap for just £40 (was £55). The 55 minute session is perfect for dehydrated, dull or tired skin and leaves your skin feeling hydrated and moisturised while also being deeply relaxing. If this sounds like the treatment for you, give our friendly spa team a call on 01407 862049 to book.

Our next open day

 

On Sunday 28th October we’ll be opening our gates again for visitors to take a look around our luxury holiday lodges, including the brand new lodges on our new development Bay View, and our award-winning facilities. Keep an eye out for more information on the open day and if you or someone you know would like to know more please feel free to contact us, request a callback or take a look at our brochure. We look forward to seeing you there!


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We’re sure you’ve had time to get back into the swing of things after the summer holidays so we thought it was time to round up all our fantastic events from this summer and 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 and 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

With 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 children’s cake design competition, giving your little ones the opportunity to design our Halloween cake, from the decor to the filling; 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!


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!


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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.


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The Easter holidays may almost be over but we’re still feeling in that holiday mood from the success of our Easter activities. We want to thank everyone that visited Silver Bay during the holidays, it wouldn’t have been the same without you!

From scuba diving and lifeguarding to football and pilates, and not forgetting a whole selection of arts and crafts activities for the Busy Bayers, there really was something for everyone to enjoy over the holidays.

This year we changed things up slightly for the Silver Bay Easter egg hunt with people of all ages searching every nook and cranny of the park for codes to solve the final puzzle; it was great to see friends and families working together to find the codes and earn their Easter eggs.

Easter egg hunt at Silver Bay

After working up an appetite at the Easter egg hunt we served up a carvery with a selection of different meats and all the trimmings. We received some great feedback on the carvery and will be doing it again soon, keep an eye on our Facebook page for any updates.

 

Halfway through the holidays we welcomed prospective lodge owners to our Easter Open Day to experience Silver Bay for themselves, including our luxury lodges, facilities and beach. We hope to open our gates again soon so make sure to keep an eye out for our next email invite.

Easter carvery at Silver Bay

Do you feel like you need some extra rest and relaxation after the Easter holidays? Why not take advantage of our Spa Treatment of the Month? This month we’re offering ELEMIS Intensely Cleansing Salt Scrub for just £25. Call the spa on 01407 862049 to book.

We may be entering the final few days of our Easter activities but it won’t be long until the May half term where we’ll have a whole host of activities to keep the family occupied; look out for our activity newsletter, coming soon. If you’d like to find out more about how to become a lodge owner at Silver Bay or would like to arrange a visit you can request a callback from a member of our friendly team or view our online brochure.


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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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As we wave goodbye to the chilly winter air and the first signs of spring start to emerge, it can only mean one thing here at Silver Bay – February half-term!

As usual, we have an exciting schedule jam-packed with a range of activities for all ages. From Wool Club to Toasting Marshmallows, your little ones will be thoroughly entertained with Busy Bayers

We also have a variety of activities for parents too, with Adult Only swims and Spinning classes to keep you active and healthy in the holidays.

Find the full schedule below, and remember that any activities with a star at the side require pre-booking before the day. 

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But it doesn’t end there! Beyond the February schedule there are even more activities coming up for our lovely lodge owners.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

We’re planning on breaking a Guinness World Record this year and we need your ideas! Our best ones are currently making the longest line of sea shells or the tallest stack of coins on a holiday park, but if you have any other suggestions then feel free to get in touch via email reception@silverbay.co.uk or by phone on 01407 860 860.

VALENTINE’S DAY

As well as hosting lots of fun activities, romance will be in the air between the 12th and 18th of February as we launch our fabulous Valentine’s Day Specials in The Deck House.

The love-filled dishes include Salmon, Spinach, and Cream Cheese Wellington, as well as a sumptuous Love Heart Vanilla and Strawberry Cheesecake. The full menu is available below, and if you’d like to book simply email us at deckhouse@silverbay.co.uk.Valentine's Day (5).jpg

MOTHER’S DAY

We’re also taking bookings for Mother’s Day which is on Sunday the 26th of March. Mum gets a glass of bubbly and everyone gets a delicious roast dinner! If you’d like to book, all you need to do is email deckhouse@silverbay.co.uk.

SILVER BAY TEAM NEWS

Finally, we have two new friendly faces on our Silver Bay family. Both Katherine and Jacqueline have joined the Owner’s Service Team – so make sure you give them a friendly wave if you see them on site! We’re also pleased to announced that Hugh from our Maintenance and Grounds team has won employee of the month for the second time running! Congrats, Hugh, you’re an incredible member of the Silver Bay team!

 


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Here at Silver Bay Holiday Village we understand the importance of spending time with family and making memories that will last a lifetime. Our residents here at Silver Bay often escape the hustle and bustle of city living to experience life outdoors on the coast, reliving their own childhood memories of family time. Anglesey boasts award-winning beaches, luscious green countryside and events and activities in the town for all ages to enjoy. We’ve put together this infographic as a guide for families spending time on Anglesey – come rain or shine – and we hope this inspires you to escape to our small isle to reconnect with your loved ones. If you have any recommendations, please let us know, in the meantime, enjoy our family guide to Anglesey and here’s to collecting special moments over the months to come.

 

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On June 20th 2015, the Anglesey Showground will play host to the annual Children and Family Festival – with a number of fantastic activities for young people and their families.

From face painting, to tasty treats, and lots of opportunities for family activities, this is one of the most popular events in the Anglesey calendar. So we recommend you get there nice and early – preferably before it opens at 11am (until 3pm).

Thanks to the huge success of last year’s event, Anglesey will once again see hundreds of tourists and locals alike flock to our pear for a range of fantastic activities.

 

Activities and things to do

This June, families can expect to get stuck in with a range of opportunities for fun – such as:

  • Bicycle stunt show

  • Dog show

  • Dance workshops

  • Tudor display

  • Bear boxing workshops

  • Face painting

But if you’d prefer to kick back and relax in the sun too, then you’re just in luck. A number of Anglesey’s local food suppliers will be present at the event, showcasing the best in our tasty produce. And if last year is anything to go by, visitors will have a chance to catch up on their retail shopping too. We expect there to be plenty of stalls set up throughout the showground.

But more importantly, the festival will have several different tents set up across the event – offering great educational and entertainment options for young people, including:

  • Small Literature Tent

  • Pavilion Theatre

  • Culture Tent

  • Main Ring

  • Infant Tent

This really is a multi-faceted festival, and we expect there’ll be something for every type of visitor this 2015.

 

Anglesey’s Children and Family Festival 2015

At Silver Bay, one of our favourite seasonal events is the Children and Family Festival. Packed full of fun, creative, and exciting activities for visitors of all ages, we aren’t expected that this is one of the most popular events in the calendar.

And based on last year’s event – with a stunning show from the RAF over the showground – we are expecting big things in 2015 too.

If you would like to learn more about Anglesey’s Children and Family Festival, follow their official Twitter account to keep up to date with all the latest news.

Alternatively, share your thoughts @Silverbay_ and tell us all about your plans this summer! We are also available on Facebook.


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Despite the luxurious nature of the lodges at Silver Bay we are fully aware that entertaining a family, especially at weekends and during school holidays can become expensive, and is often unnecessarily so. Anglesey and north Wales is a hotbed of inexpensive and brilliantly entertaining things to do. So, let’s keep the kids amused without breaking the bank!

Firstly, there’s no charge for our residents to enjoy a long day out at the private Silver Bay beach. Games can be played, sandcastles can be built, and swimming can be enjoyed. All of which pretty much guarantee that an exhausted child will sleep soundly throughout the following night. There’s also no charge for a day at The Spa where children can make use of the family friendly pool whilst you sit back and enjoy a coffee and a newspaper.

Alternatively, you might want to venture further afield without spending a fortune, which is completely understandable! Here are a few options for spending a day offsite and amidst everything that Anglesey has to offer.

 

Lligwy Beach

£free

Rated on Trip Advisor as the number 1 attraction on the Island of Anglesey this beach is a delight. You can walk along the coast and take in the fabulous views; the beach is huge, spotless and dog (and child!) friendly. The toilets are immaculately clean and there’s a super little café where you can pick up a bacon butty or an ice cream. There’s lots of parking for your convenience, it’s easily accessible and entirely free!

 

Tacla Taid (Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum)

Child £2.50
Adult £4.50

This is the largest museum of its kind in Wales. You can take the kids for a glimpse of days gone by via more than 100 gleaming classic cars in perfect condition, all from the 1920s onwards. There are motorbikes, vans, military and agricultural vehicles that are often used in film and television. There’s a quaint café and tearoom for a bite to eat and an outdoor play area where the kids can burn some energy whilst you watch over them and relax with a coffee. The owners are also fantastic, enthusiastic and friendly. Tacla Taid is a great place to take the kids, especially on a rainy day and the entry price hopefully won’t break the bank.

 

Pili Palas Nature World

Child under three £free
Child age 3 – 16 £6.75
Adult £7.75
Reductions for families

A slightly pricier option, but there is SO much to do here that you’re looking at very tired kids following a full day out, which some would say is worth every penny! There are so many wonderful animals to enjoy, there are waterfalls and live butterflies flying all around. There’s a birdhouse and lots of reptiles you and the kids are welcome to hold during the animal handling sessions. There’s a bug zone and a tropical lair of tarantulas, scorpions and exotic toads. You can take a walk through the farmyard and see the goats and hens. It really is an animal lovers paradise. Afterwards you can explore the nature trail and let the kids enjoy the bouncy castle, indoor play area and adventure playground. This is place for children that is both educational and fun, yes it’s a bit more expensive, but we believe it’s worth every penny, plus there are reductions for families.

 

Foel Farm Park

Child under three £free
Child age 3 – 16 £5.95
Adult £6.95
Reductions for families

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At Foel Farm Park, you pay once and then all the rides and attractions from there onwards are free of charge. The farm is a place where the whole family can experience a real working farm and everyone can meet, touch and feed the animals. You can enjoy tractor and trailer rides, quad bikes and pony rides. In spring and early summer the children can bottle feed the baby lambs. The Anglesey Chocolate Farm is also on the site where you can see chocolate being whipped up by the resident chocolatier. It would be almost rude not to treat yourself and the kids to one or two whilst you’re there!