Ivey's Blog

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

Don’t miss these ‘cracking’ Easter events!

28 February 2016:Postcards from the Park

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

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

RNLI & Warship Rescue Stricken Cargo Vessel

31 January 2016:Postcards from the Park

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

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

Shortlisted for South West Tourism Awards

04 December 2015:Postcards from the Park
South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2015/16 Logo

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

Four Industry Awards for Living Wage Champion Holiday Park

13 November 2015:Postcards from the Park
Mother Iveys Bay 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

Living Wage Business Networking Event

04 November 2015:Postcards from the Park
The Team with Living Wage

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

Park Director challenges Council leader

02 November 2015:Postcards from the Park
Padstow Holiday Park shortlisted for Living Wage Awards

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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