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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":112,"Name":"Padstow \u0026 Wadebridge","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to self-catering holiday cottages in Padstow \u0026amp; Wadebridge\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe have to say it, we don\u0026rsquo;t think you\u0026rsquo;ve really experienced Cornwall until you\u0026rsquo;ve spent a few days in the gorgeous foodie haven that\u0026rsquo;s Padstow. With fisherman\u0026rsquo;s cottages that huddle around a historic harbour, a seafood scene that put the area on the map and the shimmering Camel Estuary at its feet, Padstow\u0026rsquo;s one of our favourites.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNo matter which of our Padstow cottages you make your home for your stay, every morning should start with a wander down to the harbour and a visit to the little shops that have stood for centuries. Gift shop after gift shop, a grocers and even a shop that sells homemade fudge sit patiently awaiting their visitors, and there\u0026rsquo;s an unspoilt feel to the resort.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eHome to the infamous Seafood Restaurant, owned by local boy and celebrity chef Rick Stein, Padstow has a loyal following of foodies thanks to its reputation for serving up seafood in style. The Camel Trail walking and cycling route makes it easy to explore the surrounding countryside in your own way, and as it follows an old railway track, it\u0026rsquo;s blissfully flat so you won\u0026rsquo;t have any hills to content with along the way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Padstow\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow this is an unusual attraction, the National Lobster Hatchery. Found on the quayside, this marine conservation charity work tirelessly to boost the dwindling numbers of European lobster in our seas, and a mind-boggling 53,000 were released into the sea during 2015 alone\u0026hellip;that\u0026rsquo;s a lot of lobster! Visitors are welcome to pop in and learn more about the project, and children are always fascinated to find themselves faces to face with the lobsters.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNext up, it\u0026rsquo;s the Camel Trail. If it\u0026rsquo;s been way too long since you hired the family bikes and set off an a two-wheeled adventure for the day then here\u0026rsquo;s your chance to make it happen. You\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of bike hire stores in the area if you don\u0026rsquo;t fancy driving the family\u0026rsquo;s bikes down, and as it\u0026rsquo;s mostly flat the trail\u0026rsquo;s perfect for all ages who just fancy getting out for a leisurely ride during a Padstow holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOk, so this one\u0026rsquo;s not quite one for the list of things to do IN Padstow, but fans of Doc Martin might want to drive the half an hour or so to neighbouring Port Isaac and wander the streets the Doc stomps up and down in the hit series.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe sleepy town caught the nation\u0026rsquo;s attention when it was chosen as the setting for the series, and a stay in Padstow\u0026rsquo;s the perfect excuse to go and have a look around - you even spot Martin Clunes shooting scenes for the next series while you\u0026rsquo;re there. Even if you don\u0026rsquo;t spot a famous face, Port Isaac\u0026rsquo;s beautifully unspoilt and you can expect a warm welcome\u0026hellip;it\u0026rsquo;s just one of those Cornwall resorts where everyone\u0026rsquo;s welcome and the views haven\u0026rsquo;t changed in centuries.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRestaurants in Padstow\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLargely due to the presence of Rick Stein, eating out during Padstow holidays is an experience in itself. The Seafood Restaurant, Stein\u0026rsquo;s Fish and Chips, St Pedroc\u0026rsquo;s Bistro and Rick Stein\u0026rsquo;s Cafe are each owned by the chef himself so whatever your tastes, you can indulge them in Padstow. For those days when you just want good old fashioned fish and chips, Padstow offers traditional fish and seafood restaurants, all served by the port\u0026rsquo;s own fishermen, as well as tearooms and friendly pubs \u0026ndash; and there are plenty of places where you can dine al fresco and take in the views while you eat.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eMr Stein isn\u0026rsquo;t the only celebrity name on the Padstow foodie scene though, there\u0026rsquo;s also Paul Ainsworth at No 6 to keep discerning diners happy and well-fed throughout their stays. No 6 serves up seasonal ingredients and dishes created to showcase Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s produce in style, and Paul prides himself on creating an informal atmosphere so diners can relax. Children over four are welcome, and there\u0026rsquo;s not even a dress code, so if you chose to pack that extra sun dress instead of an evening one then there\u0026rsquo;s no need to worry\u0026hellip;well this is Cornwall after all.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePadstow walks\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo be honest, you can set off from Padstow in pretty much any direction and find yourself wandering past some of the finest scenery in the country, it\u0026rsquo;s just one of those super gorgeous places that\u0026rsquo;s escaped change, but if you fancy tackling a section of the local coast path then we\u0026rsquo;d recommend starting at Constantine Bay and walking your way up to Trevose Head. There\u0026rsquo;s a circular walk that takes walkers along the dramatic coastline and up to the iconic lighthouse (the perfect spot to stop and take some photos by the way), and if you walk this route during spring or summer you\u0026rsquo;ll pass carpets of wild flowers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDog friendly Padstow\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re planning a dog friendly Padstow break then there\u0026rsquo;s one place you need to know about, and that\u0026rsquo;s Harlyn Bay beach. One of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s best beaches for families, Harlyn Bay is dog friendly, and just to the west of Padstow it\u0026rsquo;s a great place to let your pet enjoy his time on the coast during your stay nearby. The beach is sand and pebble, and there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of room to spread out for the day without worrying about the crowds. Harlyn Bay\u0026rsquo;s a popular spot with surfers, so if you sit for awhile to let your dog enjoy the beach you can watch them tackling the waves out at sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s more good news for dog owners, Constantine Bay beach welcomes doggies throughout the year too. Another favourite with surfers, this wide sandy beach is great for walks (the scenery\u0026rsquo;s gorgeous too), or lazy family days enjoying the sand.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"padstow-wadebridge","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/angela.towns/2017/06/Old Cabbage Patch._37.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Paul Ainsworth at No 6","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe reviews have decided, Paul Ainsworth at Number 6 is THE place to eat during a self-catering Padstow holiday and it\u0026rsquo;s a popular part of Padstow\u0026rsquo;s celebrity foodie scene. Number 6 serves a menu that aims to make its customers smile, and with imaginative dishes such as Taste of the Fairground dessert it never fails to!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt may be owned by a celebrity but that doesn\u0026rsquo;t mean you won\u0026rsquo;t find simple meals made with local ingredients at this stylish restaurant, and its famous owner descrbes the menu as enjoying a Cornish and British influence. The restaurant makes use of the impressive produce, fresh fish and ingredients right on its doorstep, so it\u0026rsquo;s a great way to sample the delights of Padstow during a stay in the area. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eEverything on the menu is homemade (and we mean everything \u0026ndash; including the bread and the delicious truffles) and the extensive wine list offers great value on special wines by the bottle or the glass.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a relaxed attitude at Number 6 that isn\u0026rsquo;t always expected from a celebrity-owned eatery, so there\u0026rsquo;s no formal dress code to abide by and children over the age of four are more than welcome. With a beautiful interior and the menu peppered with fun, this is a must.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/padstow-wadebridge\" style=\"font-size: 1em; line-height: 22.3999996185303px;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 22.3999996185303px;\"\u003eFind out more about Padstow holidays here\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.5415,"LocationLongitude":-4.93996,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/01/wine glasses-edited.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/paul-ainsworth-at-no-6","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/01/wine glasses-edited.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Stein\u0027s Fish and Chips","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCelebrity chef Rick Stein has something of an empire in pretty Padstow and Rick Stein\u0026rsquo;s Fish and Chips is found right beside the harbour and serves up fresh, local fish with the unmistakable flair that sets Rick apart from the rest. Stein\u0026rsquo;s Fish and Chips is both a restaurant and a takeaway, but you can\u0026rsquo;t beat ordering your fish and chips and taking it outside to eat by the sea \u0026ndash; this may be the most sophisticated fish and chip shop ever but you\u0026rsquo;ll still want to enjoy them outside by the sea!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eStein\u0026rsquo;s Fish and Chips is open all year round, so you can top off any holiday in Padstow with a treat. Choose from fish and chips, battered oysters, scallops, tiger prawns in a garlic mayonnaise or battered fish cooked in beef dripping \u0026ndash; to name a few of the dishes available. There\u0026rsquo;s a special children\u0026rsquo;s menu too, so they can enjoy their own version\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu may hold a few surprise takes on traditional seaside fodder but it\u0026rsquo;s still very much centred on good old fish and chips. Grilled fish and gluten-free batter are available for those of you who like to watch your waistlines, and there\u0026rsquo;s an ever-changing specials board.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.5391,"LocationLongitude":-4.93604,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/07/Tom_FishandChips-gallery.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/steins-fish-and-chips","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/07/Tom_FishandChips-gallery.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Basement","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Basement is another favourite with both residents and visitors of accommodation in Padstow. With striking harbour views and an area dedicated to al fresco eating, The Basement is a lovely spot for a relaxing meal on a sunny afternoon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a great restaurant if you\u0026rsquo;re on a budget as it strives to deliver quality meals at reasonable prices, whether you fancy breakfast, lunch or dinner.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe should probably mention that the Sunday lunches at The Basement are so delicious that they were nominated by The Observer in their Best Sunday Roast awards...and that\u0026rsquo;s no small feat. All meals are created using the finest local produce and fresh ingredients, making this a leading restaurant on the competitive Padstow eating out scene.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBetter yet, everything is freshly made right in the building and that means everything you can think of, from the marmalade that\u0026rsquo;s given with breakfast to the ice cream that\u0026rsquo;s trickled over the desserts. This restaurant takes using fresh, local ingredients seriously and ensures that all meals have been made by hand with thought and style.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.541,"LocationLongitude":-4.93843,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/mediterannean-meal.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/the-basement","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/mediterannean-meal.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Margot\u0027s Bistro","Body":"\u003cp\u003eMargot\u0026rsquo;s Bistro in Padstow is the town\u0026rsquo;s worst-kept secret and it\u0026rsquo;s rocketed to number three in the TripAdvisor reviews. This friendly bistro has a loyal fan base and it\u0026rsquo;s well worth a visit during a stay in the foodie capital of Cornwall, but you will need to book very very early as it can become booked up for months in advance during summer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe homemade bread is a sign of the personal touches throughout the restaurant, and the menu offers hearty meals with an impressive flair. There\u0026#39;s a tasting menu of five courses available too, for just \u0026pound;45.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether you pop in for a quick lunch during a busy day enjoying the fresh air or book in for a cosy evening meal close to the twinkling harbour this friendly bistro has become a Padstow must. Everything on the menu is homemade and wherever possible the chef uses fresh produce and the best of the season.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhilst most restaurants in the area have a focus on either seafood or meat, this one offers both in style, so there\u0026rsquo;s a dish to suit every palette and plenty to choose from. The restaurant\u0026rsquo;s closed on Sundays and Mondays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5417,"LocationLongitude":-4.93951,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/fish steak.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/margots-bistro","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/fish steak.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bedruthan Steps","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWe can thank erosion for many a spectacular sight across Cornwall, and Bedruthan Steps has got to be one of its finest pieces of work.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the most famous Padstow attractions, Bedruthan Steps is a sight you won\u0026rsquo;t want to miss. Bedruthan Steps is one of the most striking sections of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s north coast, as erosion has left foreboding chunks of volcanic rock scattered across the beach, and you\u0026rsquo;ll feel very small walking between them when the tide\u0026rsquo;s out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe staircase leading from the cliffs has been reconstructed by the National Trust so you can walk down to the beach to look closely at the formations but take care as it\u0026rsquo;s possible to become cut off by the tide on this beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe wouldn\u0026rsquo;t recommend that visitors swim at this beach as the strong currents make entering the water risky, but if you fancy a dip Mawgan Porth nearby is a good spot. Bedruthan Steps is one of those spots that always look stunning, come rain, shine or storm, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the most recognised Cornwall landmarks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eJust make sure you remember to take your camera along as you\u0026rsquo;ll want to capture the sight forever.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4814,"LocationLongitude":-5.032,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/bedruthan-steps.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/bedruthan-steps","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/bedruthan-steps.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Old Macdonald\u0027s Farm","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow let\u0026rsquo;s face it \u0026ndash; all children love to visit a farm \u0026ndash; and this one enables them to run, play and even handle the animals during their visit. Old Macdonald\u0026rsquo;s Farm is found between Padstow and Newquay, and this outdoor Padstow attraction is a delightful family-run farm. The attraction is set in the peaceful hills of north Cornwall, and it\u0026rsquo;s packed with activities, play areas and animals that make it an unforgettable day out for families.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is the perfect attraction in Padstow for those with small children as there\u0026#39;s just enough space for them to play and explore freely yet under the eye of their parents, who by the way, can enjoy a cream tea or glass of traditional cider while they wait.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnimals on the farm include pigs, lambs, ponies, chickens and calves, and little helpers are always welcome to help bottle feed the lambs and calves. Dogs are welcome on the farm but they must be kept on leads. Other activities included in the admission price include rides on the ponies, trampolines, tractor races, crazy golf and a miniature train.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor a day out in the fresh air with plenty to enjoy bear Old Macdonald\u0026rsquo;s Farm in mind, whether you\u0026rsquo;re staying in Padstow or Newquay,\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5007,"LocationLongitude":-5.01805,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364574587.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/old-macdonalds-farm","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364574587.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The National Lobster Hatchery","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe \u003ca href=\"http://www.nationallobsterhatchery.co.uk/\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"National Lobster Hatchery\"\u003eNational Lobster Hatchery\u003c/a\u003e is a great Padstow attraction for those who love sealife. Get up close to some friendly lobsters and learn fascinating facts about them - like how they taste using their feet! This family attraction in Padstow explains how lobsters are caught and their role in the West Country fishing industry, and you\u0026#39;ll see conservation in action.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe hatchery is open 7 days per week throughout the whole year, and all profits are put straight into the local marine life. This is an all-weather attraction, and as dogs are welcome inside on their leads it\u0026#39;s a popular place for families to spend an hour or two during a day exploring Padstow.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe National Lobster Hatchery takes its research seriously, and it\u0026#39;s heeded all over the world. The visitors centre welcomes an impressive 40,000 visitors every year and is proud to teach new generations about sustainability and the impact of lobster stocks on Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5385,"LocationLongitude":-4.93509,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364574478.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/the-national-lobster-hatchery","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364574478.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Mother Ivey\u0027s Bay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis pretty sandy beach lies just to the west of Padstow, and although one of the less developed beaches in Padstow it also has the advantage of being one of the quietest. There may not be any frills at this beach but with the kind of scenery you see on Cornwall postcards you won\u0026rsquo;t really want for much to keep you entertained.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe nearest parking is at Harlyn Bay, so you\u0026rsquo;ll need to walk for around 15 minutes to reach the sand, although the walk does follow the beautiful South West Coast Path so it\u0026rsquo;s a good excuse to enjoy a section of it. Whilst there are no facilities, the beach is dog friendly all year round so it\u0026rsquo;s great for a walk with your pet during a dog friendly beach holiday in Padstow.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHere\u0026rsquo;s a fact to tell your clan on the walk from the car park to the beach, the bay is named after a local wise woman who was also a white witch.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5453,"LocationLongitude":-5.0176,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/FEET ON BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/mother-iveys-bay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/FEET ON BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Constantine Bay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you fancy popping to Padstow during a beach holiday in Rock, Constantine Bay is worth a look. This small village just 3 miles from Padstow offers one of the area\u0026rsquo;s finest beaches.This wide sandy beach in Padstow is a lovely one for families. At low tide the already-large beach connects with Booby\u0026rsquo;s Bay and they form one huge one, so if you feel like a walk or a change of scene you can try out the other half!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is patrolled by lifeguards between May and September, and dogs are welcome too. Constantine Bay is not only great for enjoying sunny days on the sand, but it\u0026rsquo;s another favourite spot for surf, but this isn\u0026rsquo;t a recommended area for learners.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLike so many in north Cornwall, this is another great beach for surf, and there are lifeguards on hand throughout the summer so you can practice or swim with peace of mind. Dogs are welcome on Constantine Bay all year round, so if you\u0026rsquo;re on a dog-friendly beach holiday in Rock and find it timed with the seasonal dog ban on Rock Beach, this is an alternative.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.535,"LocationLongitude":-5.02462,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000018329524XLarge.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/constantine-bay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/iStock_000018329524XLarge.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Mawgan Porth","Body":"\u003cp\u003eMawgan Porth is just a 15 minute drive from Padstow (it\u0026rsquo;s about halfway between Padstow and Newquay) and it\u0026rsquo;s a sandy beach with plenty to tempt families. This sheltered, west-facing beach is well served by a selection of shops, a cafe, toilets and car park, and there\u0026rsquo;s even plenty of room on the sand at high tide. Mawgan Porth is a great beach for swimming, family fun and of course, surfing (well it\u0026rsquo;s Cornwall after all).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMawgan Porth is slightly smaller than some of the famous Watergate Bay beaches but it\u0026rsquo;s still got plenty to offer and always attracts the crowds. The beach is found 4 miles from Newquay, and it\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why this is another popular location for surfers and families enjoying Watergate Bay beach holidays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a lifeguard service here during summer, so you can enjoy the water safely, and another advantage for those on pet-friendly holidays is that dogs are welcome all year round. Take care not to try swimming or surfing at low tide here though as it can be risky. The winner of a Sunday Times award, this beach forms part of the South West Coast Path too and if you walk it in the direction of Cornwall you\u0026rsquo;ll pass the spectacular Bedruthan Steps.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4651,"LocationLongitude":-5.0304,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364573318.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/mawgan-porth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364573318.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Booby\u0027s Bay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Booby\u0026rsquo;s Bay 11 miles from Newquay and just like its neighbouring beaches it\u0026rsquo;s a popular one with the surfing community. You\u0026rsquo;ll find a wide sandy beach at Booby\u0026rsquo;s Bay that\u0026rsquo;s dotted with rock pools at low tide and we\u0026rsquo;d recommend parking at Constantine Bay (about half a mile away) or Treyarnon Bay and walking the South West Coast Path to reach it. There\u0026rsquo;s more parking at Treyarnon Bay, so if you\u0026rsquo;re driving from Newquay it\u0026rsquo;s probably best to make it your starting point.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBooby\u0026rsquo;s Bay and Constantine Bay join at low tide to make one blissfully long sandy beach making it popular with sunbathers and families as well as those who are handy with a surf board. What\u0026#39;s a Cornish beach without a unique feature? Look out during your visit as ship wreck can be seen jutting from the sand when the tide\u0026rsquo;s out. Dogs are allowed at Booby\u0026rsquo;s Bay throughout the year and there\u0026rsquo;s lifeguard cover during the summer. Unfortunately the closest toilets are at Constantine Bay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe easiest way to reach Booby\u0026rsquo;s Bay is to walk from Constantine when the tide goes out as if you walk along the coast path you\u0026rsquo;ll need to scramble over rocks to reach the beach. If you\u0026rsquo;re steady on your feet this actually give your arrival at the bay a sense of adventure, so don\u0026rsquo;t be deterred.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5389,"LocationLongitude":-5.02863,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364572631.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/newquay/boobys-bay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/03/1364572631.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Harlyn Bay Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Harlyn Bay Beach four miles west of Padstow, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the Cornish beaches that\u0026rsquo;s all the better for being slightly off the beaten track. The bay has a gentle crescent shape, so it\u0026rsquo;s one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s safest beaches and a favourite with families (and those still getting the hang of surfing). Harlyn Bay offers a wide expanse of sand dotted with rock pools, and as dogs are welcome on the beach throughout the year it\u0026rsquo;s another great beach for a walk with your pet.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe South West Coast Path connects this beach with Mother Ivey\u0026rsquo;s Bay (which is also dog friendly), so if you\u0026rsquo;ve been meaning to walk a little of the coast path you can use the beach as a starting point and explore the route with your dog. Better yet, if you walk on to Trevose Head you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to enjoy the spectacular views of Newquay so don\u0026rsquo;t forget your camera for this one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHarlyn Bay\u0026rsquo;s rocky shoreline could only belong to a Cornwall beach, and the sand dunes and nearby pathways mean you could easily while away a whole day enjoying this bay during your dog friendly holiday in Cornwall. The beach rolls on for around half a mile, and there\u0026rsquo;s a large car park right beside it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5408,"LocationLongitude":-4.99762,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Harlyn Bay Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/harlyn-bay-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Harlyn Bay Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Saint\u0027s Way","Body":"\u003cp\u003eKnown to the Cornish as \u0026lsquo;Forth an Syns\u0026rsquo;, this 30 mile stretch connects two of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s most beautiful harbour towns \u0026ndash; Padstow on the north coast and Fowey on the south. The route lay forgotten until 1984 when ramblers noticed granite stiles, and it was revived.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eMany believe that the route was once wandered by pilgrims and early traders who wanted to avoid the dangerous waters and pirates that loomed in Land\u0026rsquo;s End, and ancient standing stones and Cornish crosses along the way add to the idea of the pathways being trodden by travellers. Whatever its history, the route makes a lovely walk between Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s two coastlines, and most of the terrain is easy to navigate.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Saint\u0026rsquo;s Way starts in Padstow\u0026rsquo;s fifteenth century church of St Petrock, and there are a few landmarks to keep an eye out for as you go. The church of St Brevita stands in Lanlivery, and although nothing is known about the figure the church boasts the second tallest tower in the county at over 100m high. You\u0026rsquo;ll see the Crown Inn nearby, a building extended to house the stonemasons working on the church \u0026ndash; and much of this twelfth century building remains as it was back then.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAfterwards you\u0026rsquo;ll pass through Golant, a pretty village perched beside the River Fowey. Once here, you\u0026rsquo;ll be in the parish of St Sampson, an early saint who probably wandered the same route when he made his way to Cornwall. Most hikers break this scenic walk down into three stints of nine miles, so leave three days if you want to tackle it all and take your time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5437,"LocationLongitude":-4.93938,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/footprints.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/the-saints-way","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/footprints.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Port Isaac to Padstow","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAnyone who\u0026rsquo;s watched ITV\u0026rsquo;s Doc Martin will agree that the whitewashed cottages and sea-swept beaches of Port Isaac are everything you\u0026rsquo;d expect to find in a quiet corner of Cornwall, and the 11 mile section of the South West Coast Path that connects it to Padstow is perfect if you\u0026rsquo;re after traditional views and beauty at every turn. In fact, you\u0026rsquo;ll pass some of the coastline\u0026rsquo;s most unspoilt areas as you go. Look out for the pretty rocky inlet known as Pine Haven just as you leave Port Isaac, as it\u0026rsquo;s typical of the peaceful spots you\u0026rsquo;ll pass on this route.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s another sight to look out for, and that\u0026rsquo;s The Rumps \u0026ndash; the site of an Iron Age promontory fort. You\u0026rsquo;ll see a tiny island called The Mouls off the eastern headland, and the nearby western headland is known as Rumps Point. If you fancy taking a closer look you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to book a sightseeing tour around The Rumps once you reach Padstow.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe first half of the walk to Polzeath may be tricky in places, but the latter half of the journey is much easier (and you get to hop aboard a ferry to Padstow). You may want to plan ahead and book a seat at Rick Stein\u0026rsquo;s famous Seafood Restaurant for when you reach Padstow, as it would be a crime to visit this neck of the woods without sampling the celebrity chef\u0026rsquo;s inspired menu. This section of the South West Coast Path has a grading of \u0026lsquo;challenging\u0026rsquo;.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/padstow-wadebridge\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 22.3999996185303px;\"\u003eFind out more about Padstow holidays here\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.5939,"LocationLongitude":-4.82994,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1367510109.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/walking-port-isaac-to-padstow","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1367510109.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Riding the Camel Trail","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Camel Trail is a fantastic example of Cornwall making use of its history, as this 18 mile cycling, walking and riding route was once a section of railway line. Running along beside the scenic River Camel, the route\u0026rsquo;s flat, even surface makes it perfect for a ride, stroll or wander with your horse and it attracts visitors in their droves every year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eHorses must walk on the Camel Trail at all times as it\u0026rsquo;s also used by pedestrians, and if you\u0026rsquo;re riding in a group please travel at the speed of the slowest member. The Camel Trail is smooth for much of its length, and if you fancy a slow, easy ride that enables you to enjoy the scenery as you go this is just the route. The Camel Trail has become one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most loved multi-use recreational trails, and more than 400,000 users enjoy it every year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe trail passes through a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as well as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), so expect a traffic-free day amidst some of the most spectacular countryside in the South West. It\u0026rsquo;s hard to imagine the days when the line was used by the London and South West Railway, and the trail also makes a great gateway for exploring North Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBefore you get started, please note that horses are not allowed on the North Cornwall District Council\u0026rsquo;s section of the trail between Nanstallon and Poley\u0026rsquo;s Bridge.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.519,"LocationLongitude":-4.83841,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/09/bike wheels.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/riding-the-camel-trail","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/09/bike wheels.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Royal Cornwall Show","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Royal Cornwall Show takes everything we love about life in Cornwall, puts it in one place and makes it into one of the best days out in the South West. This event is held over three days every summer in Wadebridge and it\u0026rsquo;s always packed with animals, exciting displays, mouth-watering local produce and much more. The show\u0026#39;s become one of the region\u0026rsquo;s leading flower shows, and it also includes stunts shows, live music and plenty of opportunity to sample Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s infamous produce.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe event showcases the very best of food and farming from throughout the county, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great place to learn about Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s rural side, spend time with the family and do some shopping. The animals are always the biggest draw of the show, and they increase in number every year. In fact, every year sees hopeful farmers come from further and further afield as they compete for the awards, and trust us, it makes great entertainment for the visitors!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAside from the usual farm animals, you can also expect to see dogs, rare breeds, birds and even bees during your visit so don\u0026rsquo;t forget your camera. The show\u0026rsquo;s traditional steam fair is always a big hit too, and if you\u0026rsquo;re after a new car or fancy browsing the tractors you\u0026rsquo;ll see lines and lines of them waiting for new owners. The Royal Cornwall Show is a unique day out, and although its most popular attractions return year after year there\u0026rsquo;s always that one highlight in the programme that\u0026#39;ll make a return visit one to remember.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5143,"LocationLongitude":-4.86546,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/Shire Horses 2.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/the-royal-cornwall-show","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/Shire Horses 2.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWhat\u0026rsquo;s a holiday in Cornwall without a day of thrills? You\u0026rsquo;ll find hundreds of them waiting for you at Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s Crealy Great Adventure Park, and it\u0026rsquo;s the ultimate family theme park. Crealy is packed with 40 all weather attractions, a zoo, rides and characters and you\u0026rsquo;ll be hard pushed to squeeze all the fun into just one visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCrealy manages to suit all age groups, and there are indoor attractions as well as outdoors just in case you get a shower while you\u0026rsquo;re there. To make things easier for parents all rides are divided into kids rides and thrill rides, so you can choose the best ones for your clan even before you arrive. Thrill rides include Thunder Falls, Raging River, Viking Warrior and The Beast, so if you and your older children love nothing more than braving splashes, drops and heights then you\u0026rsquo;ll be in your element. The kids rides include the Demon Drop Slides, Bungee Trampolines and the Young Farmers Driving School.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSpeaking of farmers, the park is also home to a selection of cute and cuddly animals, and the Pets Paddock is full of friendly faces waiting to be visited. The Kingdom of Heavy Horses is always a real delight too, as visitors can get up close to the friendly shire horses, and you might even be lucky enough to see some foals. There\u0026rsquo;s always something going on at Crealy, and children often find themselves face to face with their favourite TV characters. 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Padstow has become the foodie capital of the county thanks to celebrity chef Rick Stein and his empire of eateries.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePadstow Seafood School is another of Stein\u0026rsquo;s projects, and its classes are designed to cover all aspects of seafood cookery. The classes have a natural approach so students will soon find themselves doing anything from stir frying squid to steaming sea bass almost without even thinking about it. The school overlooks the estuary and the harbour beyond, and as settings for learning to prepare fresh seafood go it\u0026rsquo;s not bad at all.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.4;\"\u003eThe experienced chefs demonstrate each skill before letting the pupils get hands on and try for themselves, and the highlight of the lesson is always lunch when they\u0026rsquo;re free to sample their own culinary masterpieces. We know it\u0026rsquo;s one thing to create a new dish under professional supervision and in an environment where you feel relaxed and supported, but quite another to recreate it back at home when it\u0026rsquo;s just you.\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eRick Stein\u0026rsquo;s thought of everything though, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be given a cookery school folder to take home with you that\u0026rsquo;s packed with recipes, skills and cooking techniques to help you keep up the cooking once you\u0026rsquo;ve left Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCourses include one day courses, courses aimed at children, half day courses and two day courses. Choose to specialise in shellfish, tapas, vegetarian cookery and much more \u0026ndash; you\u0026rsquo;ll leave with a new confidence to impress those back home.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/padstow-wadebridge\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 22.3999996185303px;\"\u003eFind out more about Padstow holidays here\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.54,"LocationLongitude":-4.9367,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/prawns.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/padstow-seafood-school","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/prawns.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Camel Valley Vineyard","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBodmin has one very palatable asset; an award winning vineyard! 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The house and gardens have welcomed visitors for decades, and thanks to their fascinating history and peaceful setting they\u0026rsquo;re still an enjoyable day out for families, couples and those who just fancy exploring.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis sprawling Georgian mansion has the appearance of a pretty doll\u0026rsquo;s house from the outside, and as the family are still very hands-on with its upkeep it has a warm and lived-in feel throughout that\u0026rsquo;s rare in a stately home these days.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe fine collections of art and antiques make interesting features for visitors, and the gardens are surrounded by dog-friendly woodland walks and trails. 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Displays include cars and bikes, steam vehicles and tractors, stationary engines, opportunities for buying and selling, models and much more.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003ePrevious years have also delighted the crowds with chainsaw carving displays, and thrilling vulture shows to name a few. The 3 day event raises money for local schools and grows larger every year. 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The exact reason for the tradition is no longer clear, but it\u0026rsquo;s still celebrated with the same gusto as always. Padstow lies on the other side of the estuary from Rock, and you can reach it via a regular ferry all year round. May Day is Obby Oss Day in Padstow, and it\u0026rsquo;s well worth crossing the water for this spectacular traditional event.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe event in Padstow also includes live music and the sight of followers dancing through the streets in their traditional colours \u0026ndash; all to greet the arrival of spring! You\u0026rsquo;ll see the residents dress up in red and white costumes and perform a traditional, haunting song before celebrating through the streets to welcome spring...now that\u0026rsquo;s something you don\u0026rsquo;t get to attend every day! 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Needless to say, everyone\u0026rsquo;s welcome for this week of live events and entertainment and it\u0026rsquo;s one of Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s most popular traditions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe 1st until the 6th of August can only mean one thing, Padstow carnival week! This cheery Padstow event sees the bustling port come to life with all kinds of entertainment, and it\u0026#39;s a great way to see just how friendly the resort is.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors to the town will be more than welcome to go along and see the parades, live music, displays and join the many events throughout the week too. Children will love the Punch and Judy, and there\u0026rsquo;s usually a free child\u0026rsquo;s disco to look out for too...this event really does mean great fun for all.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/padstow-wadebridge\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"line-height: 22.3999996185303px;\"\u003eFind out more about Padstow holidays here\u003c/span\u003e\u003c/a\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5418,"LocationLongitude":-4.93832,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/06/102_2190.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/padstow-carnival-week","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/06/102_2190.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Padstow Christmas Festival","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePadstow is a haven for foodies at any time of year, but when Christmas is approaching and our minds turn to food it steps things up another delicious notch. Padstow is at its most special during the festive season, and the Padstow Christmas Festival is the perfect way to get into the spirit of things.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe festival runs during the first week of December, and is always packed with cheery events, demonstrations from celebrity chefs and entertainment for the whole family. Highlights include Christmas lights, Santa\u0026rsquo;s grotto, fireworks and a Christmas market offering local produce and seasonal surprises. If you\u0026rsquo;re a fan of the Rick Stein, keep an eye out as he often carries out a book signing during the festivities too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5418,"LocationLongitude":-4.93832,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/12/iStock_000023551032XLarge Padstow.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/padstow-wadebridge/padstow-christmas-festival","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/12/iStock_000023551032XLarge Padstow.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"St Petroc\u0027s Bistro","Body":"\u003cp\u003eFoodies are always in their element in Padstow thanks to the influence of celebrity chef and restaurateur Rick Stein, and Rick Stein\u0026rsquo;s St Petroc\u0026rsquo;s Bistro serves classic bistro meals with a contemporary flair. The bistro may have a celebrity owner but it exudes rustic charm throughout and makes a cosy place to tuck in to some real \u0026lsquo;elbows on the table\u0026rsquo; fodder.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen he\u0026rsquo;s not thinking up new dishes for the menu Rick Stein spends much of his time travelling, and you\u0026rsquo;ll taste the flavours of the Mediterranean throughout the menu thanks to his love for its food. The well-aged Red Ruby steaks are dry-aged for thirty days for a powerful flavour and local produce is used wherever possible.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eSt Petroc\u0026rsquo;s is a lively bistro that feels a bit like walking into a large country dining area, and with winding staircases and open fireplaces the building makes the perfect setting to tuck into something hearty. The menu includes old favourites such as Duck Confit and Petit Sale yet also offers classics such as moules mariniere and steak frites. 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