Ivey's Blog

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.

An Eerie Evening Approaches

31 October 2015:Postcards from the Park
pumpkin 9

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

Our Spooky History

25 October 2015:Postcards from the Park

According to local legend, a wealthy family incurred the wrath of local white witch ‘Mother Ivey’ over their refusal to help starving local villagers. The family from Harlyn Bay ran a highly lucrative pilchard processing business where pilchards were caught, salted and packed into barrels, then shipped to Italy. ‘Profit... Read more

9 Steps: How to Prepare your Caravan for Winter

20 October 2015:Postcards from the Park

So, the season here is drawing to a close and it’s time to prepare you holiday home for the winter months ahead. New owners often ask us how best to prepare their holiday caravan for the winter months.  The word “winterisation” seems to have a... Read more

Out-takes from our Recent Photoshoot

19 October 2015:Postcards from the Park
Photoshoot Outtake 1

We know you love a sneak peak behind the scenes! That’s why we’ve decided to share some of the out-takes following a recent impromptu photoshoot here at Mother Ivey’s Bay.   They made us chuckle as we flicked through the camera. It’s more difficult than it... Read more

Park and Director Shortlisted for the Living Wage Awards

13 October 2015:Postcards from the Park
Padstow Holiday Park shortlisted for Living Wage Awards

Patrick Langmaid, from Padstow’s Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park and the Park itself have been shortlisted for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2015 in South West England The awards recognise the life changing impact individuals & businesses have made by leading the way on the Living Wage... Read more

Holiday Park Nominated for Industry Awards

10 October 2015:Postcards from the Park
Mother Iveys Bay received Silver at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014

The Team at Mother Iveys Bay Holiday Park are delighted to have been shortlisted as finalists in 3 categories of the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2015/16.  The Park has been shortlisted in the Holiday Park & Village of the Year category, the Access & Inclusivity category and the... Read more

What to See in Padstow: Off the Beaten Track

01 October 2015:Postcards from the Park

Returning to Padstow year-on-year, we often uttered “I wish I’d known about that sooner” The area around Padstow is teaming with treasures that only the locals know about, but we’re here to let you in on a few secrets to make your stay in Cornwall... Read more

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