Padstow Christmas Festival 2014

Don’t miss the 7th Padstow Christmas Festival 2014 from 4th -7th December with over 110 local producers selling their wares in the Christmas Market, plus Santa on his horse drawn Victorian bus, a spectacular firework display, live music, carol concerts and a lantern parade. Join the fun Santa run in aid of Cornwall Hospice Care, and this year there will be Santa’s on bikes ariving from the Camel Trail! 

Over 40 top chefs, including Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth, Nathan Outlaw, Angela Hartnett and Michael Caines will be giving free demonstrations of their mouthwatering dishes, check timings and all other information about the Festival

The Padstow Christmas Lights are a joy twinkling around the harbour, come along and bring the family and have lots of fun!

Rick Stein’s baked lemon cheesecake

Rick Stein’s Baked Lemon Cheesecake

Rick Stein’s cheesecake recipe for July is on his website I haven’t made this yet but can’t wait to do so! My own recipe for a delicious, foolproof cheesecake will be on my next Padstow blog in August.

As I previously wrote on my blogs we have eaten at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and the café in Padstow, and enjoyed the food, ambience and service and would definitely recommend them both. Also we have bought delicious jars of jam and chutney from Rick Stein’s deli in Padstow, my favourite jar of jam is the blackcurrant one, spread the jam on a slice of delicious wholemeal bread from The Chough Bakery (on Padstow harbour) and savour every mouthful!

Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant Padstow

When guests arrive to stay at Little Egret in Padstow they find a welcome basket of goodies which now includes some Rick Stein biscuits!


Rick Stein will be signing copies of his latest cookery book Rick Stein’s India on Thursday 7th August 11-12noon and Thursday 14th August 11-12noon at Stein’s Deli, South Quay, Padstow. I saw the TV programme when he was in India and I am definitely going along to get a signed copy!

Happy summer!

Padstow Christmas Festival

The 2014 Padstow Christmas Festival is 4-7th December. There will be cookery demonstrations from top chefs such as Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw and Paul Ainsworth.  A great family outing with food stalls, santa’s grotto and fireworks!

It all takes place around Padstow Harbour.  Little Egret is booked over the Festival all self catering accommodation in Padstow is in high demand so book early for next year!

Padstow Christmas Festival 



Padstow summer events

Padstow Summer Events 2014

Padstow to Rock swim:

The annual Padstow to Rock swim takes place on Sunday 20th July, 7am -2pm from the South Quay, Padstow. The event is now full for participating swimmers, but go along and watch and cheer them on, it will be fun! The event is in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Padstow Vintage Rally and Country Fair 5/6/7th July:

The annual rally takes place on the outskirts of Padstow and features live entertainment, exhibits from tractors, cars, engines, steam engines and bikes. There will be an aerobatic air display, falconry show, music festival and children’s entertainers, plus rare breeds, horses and a pets corner. For further information contact Nigel James 01841 550442

Band concerts in Padstow:

Come hear the band! Band concerts take place on the bandstand on Padstow Harbour. The setting is magical with music drifting across the harbour. Wednesday evenings 7.30pm and Sundays 2.30pm & 7.30pm. For more information Padstow Town Council

‘Allo ‘Allo in Padstow at The Little Theatre Barry’s Lane:

The Little Theatre tucked away in Barry’s Lane, Padstow is home to the Kernow Players and their summer production is based on the popular TV series ‘ Allo ‘Allo. The theatre seats only 60 so hurry to buy tickets if you want to go! Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s from 29th July -27th August. Last night Saturday 30th August.

Padstow RNLI Harbour Days:

Tuesday 22nd July stalls all day meet the crew on the lifeboat. South Quay from 1pm.

Sunday 7th September. Meet the crew on the lifeboat. South Quay from 2pm.

Padstow Carnival Week:

27th July – 2nd August

May Day in Padstow – Obby Oss

war memorial padstow

We went to the annual Obby Oss celebrations on May day for the first time, we absolutely loved it all! What a spectacle and such fun, everyone was in a joyous mood, the whole of Padstow erupted with a fanfare of dance and music, you can’t get the beat out of your head for days!

No-one seems to know or care where the actual origins of the Obby Oss come from some say it is a pagan rite to welcome the Spring, others that it is a fertility celebration.  Just go and have fun!

Padstow looked beautiful in May as it does all year round. We cycled on the Camel Trail to Bodmin and back and had lunch at Rojano’s which was delicious. We waked off the lunch up to Padstow church and then up the hill and down into town and up to the war memorial and sat awhile admiring the views from a bench..lovely!

padstow church