A huge apology before you start reading as I have been meaning to post this for SO LONG but I took a little break before Christmas as I had a lot of things going on and have only just got back into the swing of things... Hopefully I’m back and badder than ever in 2016! POW!!
Anyway... In October, the three of us took a little holiday down to Bluestone Resort in Wales. Bluestone is a family park, kinda like Centre Parcs if you know what that is, with lovely little woodland lodges and a village in the centre of the Park. It is located about 15miles away from Tenby so there are beaches nearby if you want to explore the wider area! We stayed Monday-Friday with arrival time being around 4pm and departure at 12pm.
The resort was so easy to find with sign posts as you come off the main roads for the last 20 minutes or so of the journey... There was quite a bit of traffic though as we realised the traffic we were in were people waiting to get into Bluestone! Check in itself was super fast and simple, you don’t even need to leave your car! Simply roll up to the check in window (yes, like McDonalds) collect your key and then head to your lodge! You do have to take your car back to the carpark which is situated at the front of the park though as there are no vehicles allowed on site (except disabled). We were overwhelmed with how simple the process was and how easy it was to find our lodge - a beautiful wooden, upside down living, 2 bedroom lodge with 2 bathrooms and a gorgeous view over the lake! The lodge was perfect, clean towels, comfy beds, a picnic table outside, dining table, TV and DVD player and everything in the kitchen you need to cook if you don’t want to spend money on eating out!
On the site itself, there is SO much to do for all ages! We tried to make sure that we had something to do each day and you can book on to some of the activities beforehand incase they’re fully booked when you get there! So for the Tuesday, we had booked Millie on to the Fairy Walk which involved going into the forest and doing Elf and Fairy activities also meeting real life Elves and Fairies along the way! Wednesday was a day at Camp Smokey with toasted marshmallows around the fire and an afternoon in the swimming complex and then Thursday was Messy Play and more swimming! In between all of this, Millie was in and out of the soft play which had a games room, a lego station and the biggest tree house we’ve ever seen! They have various climbing activities indoors too but of course, Millie is too small for them and we weren’t too fussed but watching other people do it was entertaining! We wandered round the lake and played games outside of the lodge - the weather was perfect, a little chilly but it didn’t rain, thank god!
The site is pretty huge though and if you have a little one, I definitely recommend taking out the buggy hire which is £80 for the week or there are bikes available to hire. Of course, you can take your own bikes but we were bloody glad that we never got bikes as we would have been KNACKERED! The site is quite hilly so a buggy is your best bet and there’s 100’s of these little things whizzing round! There are charging points scattered all over the sites and they are simple to handle - you do require a driving license though so remember to have that with you...
It was such a fantastic week, I just wish that we had time to do more things as there was still so much to do. If you’re looking for a family break in England, I definitely recommend checking Bluestone out. It took us around 3 hours from Tamworth so it’s not too much of a big drive and Millie was entertained by the iPad and magazines! If you’re looking to go in Summer or Winter, there is something to do for all occasions as the resort it open pretty much all year round but be quick if you want to book school holidays as they fill up fast! Head to Bluestone’s website to book your stay.
*Collaboration with Bluestone Wales