Ivey's Blog

Padstow Park Scoops Top Green Accolade

29 September 2016:Park Awards

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:Wildlife and Nature
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:Wildlife and Nature

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:Wildlife and Nature
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

What is the ‘Obby ‘Oss?

16 April 2016:Cornwall

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:Park Awards
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:Cornwall

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