A group of mums, each with a 6 month old baby, travelling a couple of hundred miles for a few days away, how hard can it be? 🤔
Ha ha well we put it to the test, in hindsight it was quite a brave move on our part to choose a location so far away from the Midlands, we opted for Bluestone National Park Resort at the suggestion of a fellow mum, who we are convinced must have shares in the place for all the glowing reviews we were given, needless to say, we were sold! 🙂
After uhming and aahing about the logistics, four mums and four babies between two cars, made it to the lovely county of Pembrokeshire. When I think back now, the journey with crying babies was something else but it was all forgotten once we arrived.
For those that don’t know, Bluestone is a holiday park in Wales, imagine a non chain version of Centre parcs without the extortionate price tag!
We opted for a 4 bedroom lodge across one level, 2 doubles, 2 twins and 2 toilet/shower rooms. We arrived on a Monday afternoon after stopping for milk & nappy breaks, check-in couldn’t be easier, you drive up to the gate, collect the keys then follow the map round to your lodge.
As Bluestone is a car-free zone, you have to leave your car in the main carpark out of the way but you are able to unload at the lodge first. It’s nice not to have cars everywhere though, very peaceful. There are buggies and cycles available for hire to get around the resort, which worked out very handy for us, we were even able to keep our babies in the slings as we went around.
There is so much to do within the grounds, some of the main attractions they have are;
The Well Spa, which has a variety of treatments available, perfect for relaxation while the children are occupied elsewhere.
The Blue Lagoon, which has free access for all guests, so you can swim, splash slide about to your hearts content.
The Adventure Centre, which includes softplay, climbing frames, mini golf and other indoor activities.
There’s so much to do with very little chance of getting bored. As well as free activities, there are loads of paid activities at reasonable cost.
We didn’t try many solely due to the age of our cherubs at the time, but the ones we did, we throughly enjoyed. 🙂
In terms of food, although you can cook up your own feast in the clean self catered lodge, there are also a variety of eateries on your doorstep, all within Bluestone. You’d be spoilt for choice, you can see the options here.<
If you fancy venturing out to see the local area; Pembrokeshire is home to some of the best sandy beaches. We took a drive out to Tenby on the one day, considering it was February, we hit the jackpot with the weather.
This post could go on for quite a while listing all the things to do in and around Bluestone, I would highly recommend it and would definitely like to experience more of it.
All in all, we had a lovely break with time spent as new mums with new friends. We returned with magical memories and fresh Welsh air.
So thank you Bluestone and until next time, as we would love to visit again, now that the babies are toddlers. 🙂
All views are my own. For more information about Bluestone, visit www.Bluestone.co.uk
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