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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 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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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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You can stop dreaming of escaping to your bespoke holiday home here at Silver Bay because Easter is almost upon us!

We’ve got an action-packed schedule adorned with fun, laughter and excitement – and it’s the perfect resource for planning your break at Silver Bay.

Below we’ve gone through the schedule day by day so that you won’t miss a thing. And don’t forget, we’ve got a brand new Chill Out Zone opening in The Deck House. Pack off the children to the room filled with games and relaxation space while you enjoy some grown-up time in the main room. Close by to keep an eye on them, but far away enough to relax. It’s a win-win for everyone!

Saturday 1st – Sunday 9th April

Easter is off to a flying start as we begin our first week of activities!

Don’t miss out on our Egg Box Daffodils creation session between 12:30 – 1:30pm, or our Easter Rice Crispy Cake baking activity at 2:30pm on Saturday the 1st of April! Get creative with the humble egg box and then go wild with rice crispies and chocolate to make a true, Easter treat.

On Sunday, we’ll be launching a relaxing adult swim from 09:30-10:30am, so make sure you pop down to get in a few laps before the little ones hit the pool. We’ll also have a spinning class between 11:00 and 11:30am for 14+ to get your heart racing and your body working super hard!

Monday the 3rd is another busy day. Why not head to the gym with the children between 09:30-10:30am where they can partake in some supervised activities? After that, there are plenty of arts and crafts at 12:30pm, as well as seed sowing and pot decorating at 5pm for those with green fingers.

Head into Tuesday by learning to save a life with our Life-Saving/Personal Survival skills in the pool for 8 years+ with our session running between 11:00 to 1:00pm After that, the children can create arty Easter cards (5pm) or spend a bit of time learning how to cook on a campfire at 2:30pm.

Wednesday the 5th of April will see Spinning classes return (11:00am) as well as a Legs, Bums and Tums session (6pm) for anyone aged 14+. It’s then time for the children to don their creative gloves in the afternoon as they have a go at salt dough modelling (12:30pm) and spend some time working with Paper Mache (2:30pm)!

It’ll soon be Thursday the 6th, and the fun won’t be slowing down. Learn to kayak in the safety of the pool where there will be two sessions for those aged between 7-11 years and 11-16 years from 1pm onwards. Then it’s time the little ones paint their salt dough (12:30pm) or perhaps try their hand at cooking up a storm in the kitchen with our exciting baking class (2:30pm).

Friday the 7th of April and Saturday the 8th are full to the top with activities for all ages. Our adult only swim returns at 9:30am, and the children will be spoilt for choice in the afternoon as they wile away the afternoon creating dream catchers (12:30pm), partaking in woodland activities (2:30pm) and then rounding the excitement off with a movie starting at 5:30pm.

Sunday provides a break for Busy Bayers, but there’s still plenty to do on site. Spend the day by the beach or in the pool. We’ll be hosting our supervised activities (09:30am) and spinning sessions in the gym (11:00am) too!

 

Monday 10th – Sunday 16th April

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As Monday the 10th roles around, and Easter gets even closer, it looks as though it’s going to be an exciting week. Why not head to the gym for a cardio circuit session to sweat out all those toxins from the weekend at 11am? Or perhaps your children might want to work up a sweat themselves with one of our exciting dance sessions from 1pm?

Tuesday will be an important day for water lovers as we host our Life Saving session in the pool between 11:00 and 1:00pm. We’ll also be offering the chance for children under 6 to create adorable Easter bonnets (11:00am)  which will certainly be worth a picture or two for the family album!

Wednesday the 12th of April is also a calendar highlight. We’ll be hosting our Open Golf & Target Games for those inclined to enjoy a bit of putting at 1:00pm. We’ll also be painting our paper mache designs (5:00pm) with the little ones and creating Easter baskets (12:30) – perfect for collecting lots of chocolatey eggs on Easter Sunday.

If you love water, you’ll adore Thursday’s activities. Come and join us as we take to the pool and host a scuba diving experience for those aged 8-13yrs + between 1:00 and 2:00pm, and 14yrs + between 2:00 and 3:00pm. Head to Busy Bayers too for the chance to make bird feeders (12:30pm) to attract as much beautiful wildlife as possible to our holiday village.

On Good Friday, it’s the perfect chance to practicing kayaking in the pool with our morning sessions from 1pm. If the creative mood has caught your children, be sure to send them to Busy Bayers where we will also be working on our arts and crafts skills at 12:30pm. Or why not kick back and relax all day before sending the little ones to our movie night in the evening (5:00pm)? They’ll adore the chance to watch an entertaining movie with their friends!

It’s Saturday next, and Easter will only be one day away. Don’t worry though; there’s still plenty happening on site! Big news for chocolate lovers as our Easter egg hunt will be taking place between 2:30 and 4:30pm. Bring your Easter baskets to collect some yummy treats! Then to round off a fun-filled, rousing day, why not head to The Deck House for The Big Quiz? Put your knowledge to the test with your family and friends whilst enjoying a tasty little tipple.

On Easter Sunday itself, there’s a chance for the adults to work off the chocolate eggs with an adult only swim between 09:30 and 10:30am. There’ll also be a spinning class where you can earn that gluttonous roast dinner! The Deck House will also be hosting a delightful Easter Sunday roast if you fancy popping in and filling your boots. Call us on 01407 860 860 to reserve your spot and avoid disappointment.

 

Monday 17th – Friday 21st April

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Easter Monday is the perfect chance to catch up with any activities you’ve missed earlier in the week. Our cardio circuit (11:00am) and supervised gym sessions (3:00pm)  are back, and so are our dance (1:00pm) and bird feeder making activities (5:00pm) for the children.

Don’t head home on Tuesday the 18th, instead spend some time taking part in our metafit studio gym session (11:00am). Or if sweating over cardio isn’t your thing, then why not clear your mind and stretch those muscles with a pilates session at 6pm?

On Wednesday we’re heading back down under the water for an exciting scuba lesson (1:00pm), follow this with legs, bums and tums (6pm) in the studio. For the children, we’ll be taking the woods for some woodland activities (2:30pm), followed closely by more arts and crafts than you can shake a stick at starting at 5pm!

Thursday is the 20th of April, and sadly the Easter holidays will be winding down. However, don’t fear, we’re still here to keep you topped up with fun! We’ll be hosting Orienteering for the children between 1:00 and 2:00pm in the gym studio, and then it’s time to try your hand at salt dough modelling (12:30pm) or create something scrumptious during our baking activity between 2:30 and 4:30pm. Round it all off with seed bomb making (5:00pm) as we make it our aim to fill our site with awe-inspiring plants.

Friday the 21st of April is our final day of activities. Our adult only swim is on again between 09:30 and 10:30am, followed by kayaking between 1:00 and 2:00pm for those aged 7-11yrs. There’s also an extra session for those aged 11-16yrs between 2:00 and 3:00pm – so make sure you choose the right session for your age range!

 

Easter 2017

That’s it for Easter at Silver Bay for 2017. We’ll soon be looking forwards to the May half term when we’ll get the chance to relive the fun all over again. In the meantime, we wish you a happy Easter and hope the Easter Bunny pays you a visit!

If you think your family would love a holiday home at Silver Bay, click here to download our brochure or contact us and book a site visit here.

 

Like this? Take a look at the blogs below:

Excellent Easter Activities to Enjoy on Anglesey

It’s Official – Spring Has Sprung! Explore Our New Seasonal Menu At The Deck House

The Top 5 Tours of Anglesey


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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!