Tag Archive: South West

Our favourite Cornish spring gardens to visit

10 January 2018:Postcards from the Park

The mild Cornish climate means the arrival of spring comes fairly early in the year – heralded, it is said, by the blossoming of the magnificent magnolia. With its beautiful pink blooms, it creates a turning point in the garden as winter disappears and the... Read more

Celebrating success at the 2017 Cornwall Tourism Awards

07 November 2017:Postcards from the Park

On Thursday 2nd November, Patrick, Margaret and Veronika attended the 2017 Cornwall Tourism Awards at the Headland Hotel, Newquay. It was a wonderful evening including inspiring words from the guest speaker, Cornish Olympian, Helen Glover and encouraging accounts of Cornwall’s continued successes from industry professionals.... Read more

Don’t Miss a Stellar Show

11 August 2016:Postcards from the Park
Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower, one of the most stunning celestial events in the astronomer’s calendar, is set to give visitors to Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park a spectacular show. This year is set to be one of the biggest meteor showers in some time.  While... Read more

What is the ‘Obby ‘Oss?

16 April 2016:Postcards from the Park

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

Spectacular Finale to Hugely Successful Year

05 February 2016:Postcards from the Park
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

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

Charity champion park’s double boost for Cornish causes

22 January 2016:Postcards from the Park
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.

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

Happy New Year and Welcome!

15 January 2016:Postcards from the Park
a picture fo our tool hanging in our tool shed

Happy New Year from all of us at Mother Ivey’s Bay and welcome to ‘Maggie’s Boot Room’ our new gardening and wildlife blog. Here we plan to take off our wellies, have a cup of tea and talk about the gardens, our plans and the wildlife on... Read more

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