Last week we got the chance to go and visit Bluestone for a four night midweek break and we had such an amazing time! I’d heard some really good things about the resort so I had high expectations and it certainly lived up to them, and then some! So much so that we are already planning our next trip.
If you haven’t heard of Bluestone before, it’s located in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales which is an absolutely stunning place. This means that should you want to venture outside of the resort there is plenty to discover. We went to Tenby and St Davids, both of which I would highly recommend.
We stayed in a three bedroom Tenby lodge which is a spacious semi detached lodge. We had a double bedroom and two twin rooms because usually the kids don’t share as they get too excited and won’t fall asleep! But this time they actually wanted to share a room and they didn’t have to be split up! So one of our twin bedrooms ended up unused.
Our lodge was beautifully presented and equipt with everything that we needed during our stay such as a TV, fresh bed linen, towels, WIFI, kitchen, iron etc.
I did manage to film a little tour of our accommodation which you can see here…
The village is like the main hub of the resort where you will find all the shops, restaurants, pub, coffee shop and the playground. My kids particularly enjoyed the playground and insisted on going in there every evening after we’d eaten dinner, which was fine by us as it meant they could burn off the last of their energy!
There is a mini supermarket in the village which has all the essentials that you might need during your stay. We are notorious for forgetting things whenever we go away so the supermarket was well used by us.
In the village you will find some fantastic restaurants, we tried them all out during our stay and thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them. There’s The Oak Tree, Farmhouse Grill, The Knights Tafarn and The Chippy. I think my favourite was Farmhouse Grill as the food was amazing, and the desserts are incredible!
You’ll also find Ty Coffi (which means tea coffee in Welsh, if you were wondering!) in the village and it has to be one of my favourite places at Bluestone, not only is the building pink (I’m easily pleased, I know) but the decor inside is so pretty. They serve freshly ground coffee, a variety of cold drinks, sweet treats, ice cream, cakes, sandwiches and soups. We popped in for a cream tea one lunchtime, which was heaven!
Another awesome place to eat is Camp Smokey, which is hidden away in the woodland. Described as a rustic woodland diner, there’s a range of great barbecued food on the menu and you can even toast marshmallows around the campfire!
So as you can see there is no shortage of dining options at Bluestone! We were well and truly spoilt for choice during our stay.
There is so much to do at the resort such as swimming at the Blue Lagoon, tree climbing at Steep Ravine, wall climbing at the Adventure Centre or you can even have a massage at the Well Spa Retreat!
There’s lots of activities just for kids including pond dipping, baby sensory and various ranger activities. Some activities require parents to go along and some don’t. There’s also creche sessions if you fancy a break for the kids. Prices vary for activities, you can check out the guide here.
We really enjoyed the nature trails and a stroll along the boardwalk. On the nature trail you’ll also find the fairy village, which Evie was fascinated by.
The only other thing that I want to mention is the golf buggies. Now, Bluestone is a pretty big place and the village, Blue Lagoon, Adventure Centre and nature trails are all in different locations, which means you need to walk quite a lot to get around. Alternatively you can use the free bus service or of course, hire a buggy. The buggies are £92 to hire for the week which personally I thought was too expensive and we weren’t willing to pay it. So do you really need one? Well, depending on your lodge’s location, if your kids are happy to walk then you’ll be fine without one. Our kids don’t really like walking and they did moan quite a lot but we just got on with it and managed OK without one.
We had a fantastic time at Bluestone, it definitely comes highly recommended by us! There really is something for everyone, whether you want to stay within the resort for the duration of your stay or venture out to explore the surrounding area. Your break can be as relaxing or as action packed as you want it to be. It’s great for families that want to keep the kids busy and entertained but it also ticks all the boxes for a quiet romanic getaway.
And finally, a few more photos from our week at Bluestone…
Have you ever been to Bluestone? What did you think?
Thanks for reading.
*We were kindly invited to stay at Bluestone free of charge, however all opinions are my own*