We have just spent the weekend at Bluestone – we actually booked it way back last year when we realised Meme had a inset day at the end of the half term, which also conveniently fell on Harri’s birthday weekend.
As a family who love the great outdoors we were eager to try Bluestone – the idea of bikes, activities and a big swimming pool was more than enough to get us excited to visit. We set off early on the Friday with an extremely full car and started our trek down to South Wales. It took us quite a while to get there (partly due to lots of roadworks on the way!) but it was definitely worth the journey.
We had booked a lodge to stay in which was nice and bright and my girls were delighted with their big girl beds for the weekend. After arrival it was a quick bite to eat and straight to the pool. I was a bit concerned with regards to the pool as you don’t have to be a resident to use it and I was worried it would be really busy – not the case. We spent most of our time in the main pool getting hit by the waves (much to our girls delight) and dancing to the music but there was also a smaller pool with beach balls in for the little ones to play in.
We had pre-booked a few activities on the Saturday. First up was the 4×4 landrover driving experience, which was really good and Meme loved it – she was also mighty proud of the drivers licence that she received at the end. Next up was the ‘Secret Village’ which was brilliant – a little bit long for Harri but Meme loved it, it was journey through the woods to find the secret village led by a Hobbit (who was amazing). At the end, each child was given a little pouch of fairy dust to keep. Sunday saw us making puppets, which Harri and Meme fully enjoyed.
We realised didn’t really need to book any activities because there is a lot to keep the little ones and us big ones busy. We all really enjoyed our trip – Meme’s favourite part was the Tree house park, Harri enjoyed the indoor activity centre, which included a lego wall and soft play. My favourite part was the Ty Coffi shop with it’s yummy smoothies (typical) whilst my Hubbie loved going on bike rides around the resort.
So will we go again…. my hubbie is itching to go back and has pretty much been on their website ever since, Meme is desperate to go and try the climbing wall (amongst other activities) and Harri keeps talking about the swimming pool. However, for me, the only thing that puts me off returning is the long journey – it took us around 4.5 hours to get there – probably longer after hitting some traffic. As much as I enjoyed it, for a weekend it is too long of a journey for me. It is possible to stay for longer (they offer midweek stays) though now with us being restricted to the school holidays it is rather expensive.
So I guess we will see… although I am currently out numbered!
Here are some of our pictures:
Have you been to Bluestone? What did you think?