Ivey's Blog

Gold again for our outstanding work with Cornwall’s wildlife

14 November 2016:Postcards from the Park

We had a fantastic evening at The Headland Hotel earlier this month, when we were presented with not one, but two awards for our outstanding contribution to preserving Cornwall’s beautiful wildlife. Having donned our ball gowns and bow-ties, we enjoyed a great evening celebrating the... Read more

Spookiest places to visit in Cornwall

28 October 2016:Postcards from the Park

With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve put a list together of a few of our favourite places to visit in Cornwall for mysterious encounters! Pendennis Castle Situated in a superior position overlooking the River Fal, Pendennis Castle is one of the most haunted buildings... Read more

What to do with the kids this half-term

19 October 2016:Postcards from the Park

Check out the range of amazing things to do in Cornwall this October half-term. From kicking back and relaxing on the beach, to bracing cliff-top walks and exploring some of the county’s hidden gems – there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Hang out... Read more

Cornwall’s flora, fauna and furry, fluffy and aquatic friends

10 October 2016:Postcards from the Park

Discover the amazing range of wildlife at Mother Ivey’s Bay: Cornwall is famous for its stunning coastline, pasties, cream teas and breath-taking beaches – but it’s also home to a huge variety of plants and animals. From bumblebees and butterflies to basking sharks and dolphins,... Read more

Padstow Park Scoops Top Green Accolade

29 September 2016:Postcards from the Park

Professor David Bellamy has named Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park near Padstow as one of the UK's greenest places to take a break

Butterflies, Bumblebees and Beach Cleans

28 September 2016:Postcards from the Park
Picture of some Beachwatch participants at Mother Iveys Bay

This summer, we encouraged all of our guests and staff to take part in the Big Butterfly Count. Set up by the Butterfly Conservation Society, the big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping assess the health of our environment. It was launched in... 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

The RSPB and 19 Five-Year-Olds

02 August 2016:Postcards from the Park

July has been a very busy month for us here at Mother Ivey’s Bay. Everything is growing at pace and we have lots flowering. The Erigeron Agapanthus Salvia, Geranium, Nepita (cat mint) Lavender, Kniphofia (Red Hot Poker) are bursting with colour and we have seen... Read more

Bees, Plants & ORKS – Come Again?

02 July 2016:Postcards from the Park
A photograph of Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park Reception Wildlife Information Board

The past two months have been planting time! We have started planting up our ‘Martha’s Orchard‘ site and replanted our front entrance beds. We are also on the brink of keep bees on the site with the help a local bee keeper. Here’s our Gardener... Read more

Challenging, Horticulturally Speaking

04 May 2016:Postcards from the Park

Mother Ivey’s Bay Head Gardener, Alison has been busy battling the quirky south west springtime weather conditions, trying to juggle unusually cold months with the need to recognise that Spring has infact sprung.  Here’s what she’s been up to: “The year is moving on at... Read more

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