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Patrick Langmaid has had to tell key workers that their promised free holidays can no longer take place

Dismay as Cornwall park is forced to pull plug on free holidays for lockdown heroes

The owner of a Cornwall holiday park has spoken of his “gut-wrenching dismay” at having to cancel more than 130 free holidays for lockdown heroes in November. Patrick Langmaid...

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Gwendreath Farm Holiday Park on the Lizard Peninsula

Go-ahead for Cornwall lodges with real southern comfort

A family-run holiday park in Cornwall has been given the green light to create a new development of holiday lodges on a cliff-top location with dramatic sea views. But...

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Team Trethem

Top Cornwall holiday park gets set to welcome grown-ups only

One of Cornwall’s most highly-awarded holiday parks, Trethem Mill on the Roseland Peninsula, has announced that it will be a child-free zone from April 2021. Jane and Ian Akeroyd,...

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Scott Mann MP and Mother Iveys owner Patrick Langmaid

MP praises park’s free holiday plans for lockdown heroes

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has paid a visit to a Padstow holiday park where free stays are being offered to those who kept Britain going through the corona...

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Southern Halt holiday park

Cornish holiday parks family and staff toast two top green awards

Two holiday parks in southern Cornwall, owned by an 85-year-old family business, are celebrating after being named as winners of a top environmental award. Stonerush Lakes park near Looe,...

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St Ives Holiday Village

Cornwall holiday parks celebrate green awards success

Botanist David Bellamy has named four Holiday Parks, Caravan Parks, and Campsites in Cornwall as being among the greenest places in Britain for families to enjoy a holiday. All...

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Broadland Sands Holiday Park

Park Holidays UK to host hundreds of free holidays for Thomas Cook staff

Park Holidays UK has invited more than 600 Thomas Cook staff and their families to enjoy a weekend by the seaside so that they can say “a proper goodbye”....

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Tehidy Park, Cornwall Glamping pods

Cornwall holiday park creates a real buzz in green awards

Honey bees and butterflies have helped a family’s Cornish holiday park to wing its way to victory in a national environmental awards scheme. Tehidy Holiday Park near Redruth has...

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Mother Ivey's Bay and ABI Richard Jones

Cornwall holiday park teams with ABI to champion fair pay

Living wage campaigner and Cornwall holiday park owner Patrick Langmaid has sealed the deal on a £600,000 contract he awarded this summer to a like-minded supplier. Patrick, who owns...

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Andrew-Baragwanath BH&HPA chairman

Cornwall holiday park chief elected BH&HPA chairman

Andrew Baragwanath, owner of Ayr Holiday Park near St Ives in Cornwall, has become the national chairman of the British Holiday & Home Parks Association (BH&HPA). Mr Baragwanath was...

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Cornwall holiday park hands £600k deal to fellow “fair-pay” firm

Padstow holiday park owner Patrick Langmaid has handed a £600,000 buying contract to a UK holiday caravan manufacturer – because it believes in paying its staff a living wage....

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Super-star holiday park Hendra plans new £1.5m spend

Staff  and the family owners of Hendra Holiday Park in Newquay are celebrating after scooping the English tourist board’s highest possible grade for excellence. The news that Hendra has...

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Padstow holiday park rolls out new weapon in war on plastics

Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park in Padstow, Cornwall, has stepped up its fight to keep local beaches clean by investing in special equipment which can rid the sand of micro-plastics....

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Bee-friendly Cornish holiday park creates a buzz in green awards

Staff at a Cornwall holiday park are flying high after honey bees, butterflies and birds helped wing them to a top environmental accolade from Professor David Bellamy. The world-famous...

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Family’s joy as its Cornwall holiday park records a triple triumph

Trethem Mill Touring Park on Cornwall’s Roseland Peninsula has been named by the AA as South West England’s top destination for campers, caravanners and motorhome owners. But the AA...

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Top green accolades and a world stage for Cornish holiday park

Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park near Padstow has been named as one of just 18 international finalists which will be competing for this year’s World Responsible Tourism Award. The...

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Holiday parks praised as wildlife see their hedge fund flourish

More than 300 holiday parks which took part in an ambitious hedgerow conservation project have been praised for creating and managing a wealth of new wildlife habitats. The scheme...

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Cornwall holiday park among cream of English holiday providers

Family and staff at a Cornwall holiday park are celebrating after it was named this spring as one of England’s top three destinations for caravan and camping guests. Polmanter...

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Cornwall holiday park goes gold in celebration year

One of Cornwall’s most picturesque holiday parks has entered its golden anniversary year with a gold award as the county’s top destination for camping and caravan holidays. Polmanter Touring...

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Cornwall family’s holiday park takes best in England title

Trethem Mill Touring Park in Cornwall has been crowned as England’s top holiday park in April’s VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2017. The family-run business in St Just-in-Roseland beat around...

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