Our stay at Bluestone National Park
We were so excited to be asked to go and review a four night stay at Bluestone from Monday to Friday. It was so lovely to get away as we were all feeling a little worn out after a long January so a little holiday was overdue.
Bluestone is nestled in the stunning Bluestone national park. The resort had a variety of accommodation that catered for all. This included lodges , cottages and studio lodges. There was a village centre which had an array of restaurants , shops , a village hall outdoor play area and a lake. There were various nature trails for walks and adventures. There was also the blue lagoon water park and the adventure centre with soft play. Plenty of activities were also available for children including messy play , shows and much more. The well being spa was perfect for any mummies or daddies wanting to relax.
We stayed in a Gateholm Lodge on Templars Court which was a two storey detached lodge with upside down living. It had three bedrooms and slept up to six persons. The double room was en suite with a bath and shower , we then had a separate bathroom with a shower. There were also two twin bedrooms. We had a travel cot for Frankie and a bed guard and baby gate were delivered for Archie’s room. There were also baby gates at the top and bottom of the stairs.
The kitchen and lounge were upstairs with open plan living. The kitchen was so well equipped and everything had been thought of. There were two high chairs and a dining room table to eat at. The lounge area had two sofas a coffee table and a TV with a Blu-ray player. The views out of the French doors and windows were amazing. Archie and Frankie loved seeing all the bunnies hopping around outside.
The resort itself is just fantastic and the facilities for little ones are out of this world. We arrived and checked in before 4.30 to make use of the facilities. We parked up and headed over to the adventure centre. We had a coffee and snack in the Tree Top restaurant which was magical. We then went to the adventure centre soft play downstairs , the tots played on the bouncy castle and had a run around they were in awe. We decided to check out the circus room , this was fantastic and more suitable for their age. We ended up staying in there for around two hours as Archie and Frankie were contently playing , we loved the chilled vibe in there.
It was then time to go the lodge and get settled. We were so impressed with how spotless and well equipped the lodge was. The heating had been switched on so it was lovely and cosy. Archie and Frankie were so excited they ran around exploring every room squealing with excitement. They chose their bedroom’s and we headed upstairs to cook dinner that we had bought from the well stocked village shop. Then it was early nights all round to be fresh and rested for the day ahead.
Tuesday morning we headed to the nearby Tenby town and beach. The town and beach are just stunning. It rained on and off but Archie and Frankie had their snow suits and we had loads of caves to shelter in and explore. We had so much fun looking for shells and pebbles. We then had lunch in the town and headed back to Bluestone. We spent the afternoon in the Circus room as the kids absolutely loved it there.
Wednesday we decided to check out the blue lagoon , it was so impressive. There was a main pool , a small toddler pool with fountains and a shallow play area with hula hoops , balls , inflatables and much more to keep the littles entertained. The ankle biters loved the wave machine and water sprays in the main pool , the water was so lovely and warm. We then headed to the lazy river and ventured outside , even though the weather was cold it was lovely and toasty.
After swimming we decided to hire a buggy which was so much fun. Archie and Frankie were giggling and wowing the whole time. It was such a fab way of getting around. We decided to check the play park out which was lovely and just right for toddlers. It was then time for a coffee stop , we decided to try the Ty Coffi cafe. Such a beautiful variety of teas, coffees and cakes total yum and well needed mummy fuel.
The village shop was fab and so well stocked for all of your essentials and treats. We found some yummy dairy free cakes made by a local bakery. Frankie has cows milk protein allergy so it was fab for her to be able to enjoy a treat. We may have found some wine too 🙂
Wednesday evening we tried the fish and chips van for dinner. So much choice and freshly cooked to order. Very much enjoyed by all.
Bluestone was our favourite holiday so far with the ankle biters. There was so much to do indoors and outdoors and the way the cater for children really is special. We will definitely be visiting again.
I was given a complimentary stay in return for an honest review.