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What is the ‘Obby ‘Oss?

April 16, 2016 9:42 am Published by Comments Off on What is the ‘Obby ‘Oss?

A sleepy Cornish harbour town comes alive each May Day with folklore, shinanigans and a healthy hint of intemperance. By far the climax of the Padstow calendar, for those lucky enough to stumble upon the locals’ celebrations, the festival offers a chance to see Padstow... Read more


Don’t miss these ‘cracking’ Easter events!

February 28, 2016 12:07 pm Published by Comments Off on Don’t miss these ‘cracking’ Easter events!

So, you’ve booked your Easter break and you (and the kids) are super excited.  Now all you need to do is plan how to spend your well earned week or two, but fear not, help is at hand! With any luck, the weather will be... Read more


Photograph of Patrick and Margaret Langmaid accepting Gold in the category of Holiday Park Holiday Village of the Year at the 2015/16 South West Tourism Excellence Awards

Spectacular Finale to Hugely Successful Year

February 5, 2016 2:08 pm Published by Comments Off on Spectacular Finale to Hugely Successful Year

Padstow’s award winning & socially responsible holiday park has walked away with Gold at this year’s South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park, which offers luxury holiday caravans to hire or purchase, and touring & tenting accommodation, was named Holiday Park &... Read more


RNLI & Warship Rescue Stricken Cargo Vessel

January 31, 2016 1:06 pm Published by Comments Off on RNLI & Warship Rescue Stricken Cargo Vessel

A Dutch warship joined Padstow and Appledore RNLI lifeboat volunteers to rescue a stricken 300ft cargo vessel amid rough seas and force eight gales which was drifting worringly close to North Devon coast. The charity’s lifeboat volunteers spent more than 24 hours at sea amid... Read more


Photograph by Emily Whitfield-Wicks. Padstow Park smashes year's charity target in Spring! Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park. L-R Serena Pettigrew-Jelly - Cornwall Wildlife Fund Buniness Support Coordinator, Jacqui White - Wadebridge Food Bank Manager, Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park Director Patrick Langmaid and Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park Receptionist Simon Sexton.

Charity champion park’s double boost for Cornish causes

January 22, 2016 4:34 pm Published by Comments Off on Charity champion park’s double boost for Cornish causes

Two Cornish charities each received a four-figure fillip to their fundraising efforts this January, thanks to an enterprising Padstow holiday park’s visitor giving scheme. Cornwall Wildlife Trust and Wadebridge Foodbank have both been handed cheques for £1,700 from Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park at Trevose... Read more


South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2015/16 Logo

Shortlisted for South West Tourism Awards

December 4, 2015 10:38 am Published by Comments Off on Shortlisted for South West Tourism Awards

Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Holiday Park & Holiday Village of the Year category at the 2015/16’s South West Tourism Excellence Awards.  As one of only two parks shortlisted in this category, the team are delighted.  The... Read more


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Four Industry Awards for Living Wage Champion Holiday Park

November 13, 2015 10:49 am Published by Comments Off on Four Industry Awards for Living Wage Champion Holiday Park

A Cornish holiday park which champions responsible business practices has led the celebrations at this year’s Cornwall Tourism Awards. Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park, south of Padstow, picked up Gold awards for Access & Inclusivity and Holiday Park & Village as well as the prestigious... Read more


The Team with Living Wage

Living Wage Business Networking Event

November 4, 2015 10:58 am Published by Comments Off on Living Wage Business Networking Event

It’s National Living Wage Week & to celebrate, we and our good friends at Kerdene are hosting a business networking event with a difference – and it’s not just for the Tourism Industry! At Mother Ivey’s Bay we seek ‘best practice’ in all areas of... Read more


Padstow Holiday Park shortlisted for Living Wage Awards

Park Director challenges Council leader

November 2, 2015 3:44 pm Published by Comments Off on Park Director challenges Council leader

Park Director, Patrick Langmaid, recently took the opportunity to publicly challenge Cornwall Council’s leader John Pollard over the Council’s refusal to become Living Wage Foundation accredited. Listen to the discussion on Monday’s BBC Radio Cornwall Laurence Reed show.


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An Eerie Evening Approaches

October 31, 2015 3:38 pm Published by Comments Off on An Eerie Evening Approaches

It’s Halloween at Mother Ivey’s Bay and the park has an eerie air about it. Positively putrid pumpkins have appeared all over and, as night falls, spooky apparitions of caped and fanged creatures are set to roam the fields and roadways, weaving between caravans in the search... Read more