is our third visit to Bluestone Wales
and I never tire of the place. Our
accommodation at the Grassholm Lodge was very comfortable indeed; it helped us
settle in quickly. I think with a
fleeting weekend break like we had you want to relax and unwind as fast as
possible to get the most out of your break and Bluestone really made that
possible. The kitchen was well
equipped; the showers were powerful with plenty of hot water and the beds
ensured a restful night. We visited
with my parents too, but our lodge was very spacious so we were never under
each other’s feet.
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We were spoilt with a lovely view of the resort, we could
watch rabbits playfully hopping along the grass and we also had one rather
determined seagull that would knock with his beak for attention (and scraps!)
on the patio door! The boys and I found
him quite entertaining to watch but we never rewarded him with food (much to
made the most of the free-range fun, feeding the ducks around the lake and
enjoying the nature walk, spotting some wildlife with the baby frog being a
highlight. Bluestone is a sizeable area
to roam, ideal to wear children out and keep them happily occupied.
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boys liked returning to the Blue Lagoon for a swim, the water is the most
perfect temperature so even when you head outside in the lazy river you don’t
feel cold. Between 9am – 12pm its open
exclusively to Bluestone guests so that’s a good time to head there before it
gets too busy. Lockers are a £1 and
there were ample changing facilities when we arrived at 10am.
The Adventure Centre has lots to offer and is a great all
weather attraction; the boys always enjoy a complimentary game of mini golf, a
quick go on the bouncy castle and of course exploring the adventure
playground. There are plenty of seats
dotted around if you fancy a rest whilst your children burn off some energy!
The boys enjoyed the 4×4 Safari driving (£19 each), the
course offered a few different challenges.
However I do think if we return next year
with youngest turning eight we would try activities over at the tournament
field instead. They seem to be offering
a lot more for that age group and up now.
They would love the chance of being medieval warriors – perhaps that’s
why we ended up picking out the day trip we did!
ventured out to Castell Henllys an iron age hill fort which was about a 40 minute drive away entrance was £13.50 for the four of us,
I thought that it was very reasonable as the boys learnt a lot from our
visit. Although I think some facts will
stay with them longer than others, especially the ones about the uses for
recycled wee! They then had their faces
painted like brave warriors and got to brandish a sword before trying their
hand at making flour, all in all a worthwhile attraction.
There is plenty more we would love to see in the area and Bluestone is a great base to explore.