OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS REVIEW

BLUESTONE WALES

NATIONAL PARK RESORT

Pembrokeshire’s Leading Holiday Resort and Water Park

When your year passes you by, it's important to take some family time

2019 has been a challenging year for a number of reasons. From the new company that I’ve started with a good friend (working every hour possible) following a redundancy late 2018 to Mrs P finally being diagnosed with Ehlers-danlos Syndrome restricting what we can do, when we have time together.

While this is all happening, the world doesn’t stop turning and the young ones don’t stop growing and that’s the time when life can pass you by. Bluestone Wales is then our saviour for the summer, if not year, giving us the break that we needed, when we needed it and best of all. Bringing best friends along too.

Bluetone’s Pembrokeshire Resort, incorporates their Blue Lagoon Water Park, Wellness Spa, Camp Smokey, Adventure Centre, Steep Ravine and a gorgeous Lake.

Let’s tell you about it!

Accomodation

With two families and three children all under 9 years old, we needed room, lots of it and we wasn’t dissapointed. Arriving at Bluestone, their intelligent waiting system means a quick reception and you’ll be on your way into the park in no time. With the resort being a no-drive zone, you get the opportunity to bring your car round to the accomodation the first time however, it’s also a one way site so really listen to the host on how to get there. It’s a big park! With four bedrooms, our cabin in Preseli View 

Blue Lagoon Water Park - Biomass Heated

Heated by award winning bio mass, the Blue Lagoon Water Park is literally the most beautiful park I’ve seen, the warmest water’s I’ve ever swam in and of course something for everyone. If you’ve not prepared for a family swim, the included in your ticket Water Park provides swim nappies FOC for the little ones. There’s also a fully stocked shop with something for everyone from swimsuits to goggles and everything in between. The Blue Lagoon has some exceptional flumes, whirlpools and some huge waves. There’s rapids and of course a gated area for the young ones to play safe, in their own very warm confined area which was also fun for me too :). I wish I could show you inside however for privacy sake, I couldn’t take any pictures.

Adventure Centre

On the weekend that we were there, we had one amazing day of weather in which we manged to take some beautiful pictures from Tenby and the resort however it did rain quite a lot on a few of the days. While this would generally have been horrific, we had the amazing Blue Lagoon but there was also the impressive Adventure Centre with one of my favourite things to do, Mini Golf!

Obviously I don’t need to tell you to watch out for the bunkers, but if golf isn’t your thing then there’s bouncy castles, arcades and a really impressive treetop structure with rope bridges and views across the whole centre. For those more daring there’s indoor zip wires and climbing, but as an overweight dad, it wasn’t for me 🙂

Around the Resort

Taking a young family and friends to a resort, there has to be a bar (check), shops (check), parks (check) but we also wanted outdoor space for adventures and we weren’t dissapointed.

Our Time in Pembrokeshire

We had an amazing time at Bluestone and it was the base that we needed to enjoy not only the resort and it’s awesome facilities, but to also travel around especially to see friends nearby and to visit Tenby and it’s beautiful beach. Bluestone gave us the opportunity to come and review for the weekend and we’re eternally grateful. The resort came with free access to the adventure centre and blue lagoon, but there were also so many activities to do on site I can’t wait to go back, and hopefully the sun will shine throughout. As the children get older, we hope to get them involved in archery and the high ropes course. But for now, I’ll just relish the fact I can win at Mini Golf 🙂

 

If you’d like to find out more about Bluestone visit their website here: https://www.bluestonewales.com/