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16th April 2016 | Regional News, UK Holidays

May Bank Holiday Events

With the May Bank Holiday weekend fast approaching it’s time to start planning a jam packed schedule of family fun! Nowhere says May Day celebrations quite like the beautiful South West and so we’ve put together some of the most popular events taking place near our parks. From surfing or rambling to maypoles and parades, you’re sure to find an event that’s just right for you…

St Ives May Day

2 May 2016 – West Cornwall, St. Ives

Saying goodbye to winter and welcoming spring, this traditional celebration has been taking place for hundreds of years in the charming seaside town of St Ives. This lively festival sees the streets filled with music, dancing, parades and of course the most tantalising Cornish food and drink, a perfect day out for the whole family. Learn more…

Just 26 miles from Sea Acres & Mullion holiday parks

Image by Bryan Ledgard, Flickr

English National Surfing Championships

30 Apr 2016 to 2 May 2016 – North Cornwall, Watergate Bay

Sporting excitement as the next generation of surfers battle against seasoned pros for national titles. Pop yourself down on the golden sands of Watergate Bay and watch the competition heat up, don’t forget your sandwiches! Learn more…

Top Tip: If you fancy having a go yourself Holywell Bay beach is a great place to learn, and our friends at Cornwall Surf Academy will have you riding the waves in no time!

Just 3 miles from Newquay Holiday Park


Padstow May Day

2 May 2016 – North Cornwall, Padstow

Join 30,000 people parading through the streets on the biggest day in Padstow’s calendar, ‘Obby ‘Oss Day (that’s May Day to you and me!). Enjoy traditional musicians, dancers and even the ‘Obby ‘Oss itself as you pass through the small town’s brightly decorated streets on this age old day of spring festivity. Learn more…

Just 13 miles from White Acres Holiday Park

Image by Bryan Ledgard, Flickr

St Agnes Bolster Festival

30 April – 1 May 2016 – North Cornwall, St. Agnes

Join the brave villagers of St Agnes for their annual Bolster Festival, celebrating their legendary victory over the evil Bolster giant. Townsfolk hold a lantern procession to the town’s highest point, bonfire and barbeque, followed by live music and life size puppets of the characters! Learn more…

Just 11 miles from Holywell Bay Holiday Park

Image by Ross Tucknott, Flickr

Exmoor Walking Festival

30 April – 7 May 2016 – North Devon, Croyde/Illfracombe/Lundy Island

Now in its 16th year, the week-long Exmoor Walking Festival offers many scenic guided walks to choose from, keen ramblers will be spoilt for choice! If ambling through beautiful unspoiled coastal countryside sounds like your cup of tea, dig out those walking boots and join us! Learn more…

Various starting points near Ruda Holiday Park

Image by Matt Clark, Flickr

Get yourself booked up today and start getting excited, we’ll see you in the South West!

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