The weekend before last we headed to Bluestone for our fourth visit. Each time we have such a memorable holiday. We bring the grandparents and the boys love spending quality time with them. The lodges are very spacious, so everyone has plenty of room.
On arrival we drop off our bags then head out on the woodland walk. It always helps me feel refreshed. Being outdoors is great for the kids too, a break away from screens and a time to reconnect as a family.
Bluestone always have something new going on. So, no two trips are ever the same. Don’t feel like you have visited once so you don’t need to again. The site is continually developing. The boys were ecstatic to see the Village Play Area. It is a real asset to the resort. The old park was starting to look a bit tired and this one has so much to offer. It was quiet first thing in the morning and the boys had the run of it to themselves for a bit.
New events are always laid on. Currently its all about Legends of the Sea, my eldest was pleased as he has just been studying about Black Bart at school. Bluestone have some special activities organised as part of the event, expect lots of free range fun and a special themed dinner (extra charges apply). I would like to visit when the Winter Lights are on, the woods look so enchanting all lit up. The woods really are one of my most favourite bits. I just wish we had more time to return to Camp Smokey. Toasting marshmallows around the campfire is one of the boys treasured memories from an earlier trip.
I am very excited about the plans for the SkyDome which was approved early in the year. It means Bluestone will be better equipped than ever before to keep your children entertained whatever the weather! On the Sunday we had some rain, but it didn’t dampen our moods. We headed to the Adventure Centre which already has plenty to offer children indoors without spending a penny! We played crazy golf, the boys had a go on the bouncy castle and they explored the wooden play frame.
You do have complimentary access to the Blue Lagoon pool too. It’s open exclusively for guests from 9am until it opens to the public at 12pm. It’s worth arriving early as it can get quite busy. This time we gave it a miss as we headed off to Tenby to explore. I think your probably best coming for longer than a weekend to really do Bluestone justice.
Our Accommodation at Bluestone
We stayed in the Grassholm Lodge which is a wonderful space. The shower in the en suite was amazing, very powerful. Just the thing after a busy day exploring Pembrokeshire. I love the extra touches this year with the luxury hand wash in the bathrooms. It smelt divine and its nice not having to lug hand wash away on holiday with you! My parents had arrived before us so I didn’t take any pictures of the accommodation this time. But you can see one of the master bedroom from my earlier review of Bluestone.
One afternoon ducks came pecking on the patio doors hoping for some food! The boys were delighted to make some feathered friends. It is such a picturesque resort, very green and beautiful.
We ate out one evening in the Farmhouse Grill and would definitely recommend. The staff were so friendly and accommodating and the food was appetising and plenty of it. The DIY Sundaes were a real treat for the boys and good value too.
The rest of the time we eat in our lodge as we had a well-equipped kitchen that catered perfectly for our needs.
Thank you for another fantastic stay Bluestone.