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May Day the Padstow Way

Celebrate the arrival of Summer in style at Padstow Obby Oss 

May Day or Obby Oss Day is the biggest event in Padstow’s calendar. The town is

covered in spring flowers, greenery, ribbons and flags and attracts thousands of

visitors from all over the world. The roots of the festival go back hundreds of years, with

origins in pagan, Celtic and other folk festivals that welcome the departure of winter

and the arrival of summer.

Two Obby Osses, a red and a blue one, are led around the town, coaxed and cajoled

by a ‘Teaser’ and followed by the towns folk dressed in white. Family loyalties decide

whether they follow the Red Oss or the Blue Oss.

Festivities start at 10am when the Blue Oss emerges from its stable. The Red Oss

appears at 11am and from there on, the dancing, singing and merriment continues late into the day.

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Make the most of the celebrations and the May day bank holiday by booking one of our nearby houses – we have just reduced all stays over the 1st of May bank holiday weekend by 15% 

For smaller parties try …….

Aquataine Annexe – Sleeping 4 (two on a sofa bed) – Treyarnon Bay 


Constantine Bay Cottage – Sleeping 4 – Constantine Bay 


Stable Cottage – Sleeping 4 – Harlyn Bay

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For mid sized groups how about  ……

Carrek Cottage – Sleeping 5 – Trevone Bay 


Gortheren – Sleeping 6 – Trevone Bay


Wings – Sleeping 6 (to sleep 8 bring your own linen) – Porthcothan Bay 


Or if you are planning a larger get together take a look at ……..

Veilsfield – Sleeping 8 – Trevone Bay


Rosevean – Sleeping 12 – Constantine Bay 


Tremawr – Sleeping 15 – Constantine Bay 

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Still not satisfied – for all our May Day availability click here 

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