I’m so excited to be able to share our Bluestone Wales review with you on the blog today! Last week was one of the hottest weeks I’ve ever experienced, and we were lucky enough to be offered the chance to check out Bluestone with one of their lovely midweek breaks.
Sunshine and Smiles: Bluestone Wales Review
You might have already read about our 2017 winter holiday to Bluestone, it was absolutely awesome, but we’ve always wanted to see what it’s like during the warmer months. We didn’t tell the kids anything about our trip, and you can check out their reaction over on Instagram.
We were allocated with a Ramsey Lodge, a spacious upside down lodge perfect for families of four! The living area is on the first floor and consists of a kitchen area, dining area and sofa/TV area. I love how spacious it felt, with plenty of room for everyone to hang out.
On the ground floor there are two bedrooms, both ensuite. One had a wet room style bathroom which came in really useful with the little ones. There was also a picnic table and grassy patch for everyone to play on too, perfect for spending quality time together as a family.
I absolutely loved our lodge, as did the little ones and Warren. I love how clean and fresh it felt, with all the things you’d need and more. The kitchen has all the appliances and utensils you could dream of, so you can save money by cooking your own food.
Entertainment comes in many forms at Bluestone. From the great outdoors to indoor activities, you won’t get bored! I think the biggest hit for George and Molly was either the Blue Lagoon or the lake. The Blue Lagoon was so relaxing and fun to spend family time in, George couldn’t get enough of it!
As for the lake, well they were able to feed the ducks and other interesting birds some seeds. They spent a long time showing the ducks they were kind and trustworthy, and in the end they fed from their hands. It was incredibly magical.
There is also the adventure centre, home to a bouncy castle, indoor play equipment and crazy golf. These are all free so your little ones can play for hours whilst you grab a drink from the ?
There’s also lovely forest walks and greenery everywhere to enjoy…
There are also free events throughout the week, including musical entertainment, parades and the family pub quiz. We went to the quiz and came joint second- we were very happy with that!
For the first time since we’ve been attending Bluestone we headed off-site for one of the days. There’s Oakwood and Folly Farm nearby, but we headed to Saundersfoot Beach, and it was pure heaven.
This might sound like the boring bit, but it’s also important in terms of relaxation and ease during your stay. Each house is equipped with all you need during your stay, and you can always ask for things such as irons and ironing boards from reception if you need them.
The Ramsay Lodge we stayed in had all we could think of and more. There was a dishwasher, an iron, ironing board, hoover, dustpan and brush, clothes drying rack and microwave as well as a handy package with bin/recycling bags and a scourer and dish cloth for washing up. There’s also washing up liquid and a tea towel provided, as well as bath towels.
On site there’s a little village shop and lot of lovely eateries to choose from. I was really impressed with their move towards vegan inspired food! This means everyone can feel included and part of the fun, regardless of their dietary needs.
Of course, our first night included a trip to the chip shop van…
We had an amazing visit to Bluestone Wales. I’ll be writing up a few more posts this week all about our nature walks and outdoor fun. Keep your eyes peeled!
Have you been to Bluestone?