Back in October 2015 we were asked to review the Bluestone National Park Resort Holiday on our the blog. We had a wonderful holiday with Nana and Grandad and stayed for four nights in a Caldey Lodge within Preseli View. You can read about our Bluestone holiday and our thoughts about the trip. Even whilst we were there, I was planning another trip back to Bluestone as we had such an amazing time. However, I didn’t think we would be going back quite so soon.
Whilst I was suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, I met Katrina online. She was three weeks ahead of me on the HG journey and she became my HG guru. We continued our friendship, both volunteering for the Pregnancy Sickness Support charity and we meet up as much as we can despite living either sides of the country. We decided to take the boys away on holiday before they both start school full time in September. Katrina is also a blogger over at Mummy Whiskers. When she was asked to review Bluestone on her blog we knew we had the ideal holiday location.
Adam and I set off for the eight hour car journey across the country to Wales. I am fortunate that Adam is a very good passenger and is entertained by the traffic driving past. We arrived at Bluestone at 4.30pm and had a smooth check in.
This time we were staying in a Ramsey Lodge within Pentre Ifan. We couldn’t have had a better location for our lodge as it was the closest one to the swimming pool. Adam instantly nicknamed the lodge our “stick house”.
It is classed as an upside down house with the bedrooms downstairs and the living area upstairs. Our lodge slept four people with a double and a twin room and two en-suites. It was the perfect base for our Bluestone holiday.
Despite heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday, it didn’t dampen our holiday. Tuesday we visited The Blue Lagoon – a firm favourite with Adam. Despite it being busier than our last holiday, there was still plenty of space for everyone. There were many balls, buckets and underwater toys within the toddler section of the pool, which was a nice addition. Adam spent most of the time traveling down the Lazy River.
That afternoon we visited the Wild Wood Adventure Centre. Here the boys enjoyed many games of Crazy Golf as well as climbing, sliding and jumping to their hearts content.
On Wednesday the rain eased up and we visited Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, which is only ten minutes drive away. We have written separately about our day out to Folly Farm, which you can read here.
On Thursday we realised it was our last full day at Bluestone. We needed to cram as much into our day as possible. We started the day at North Beach Tenby.
We followed signs to the public car park, climbed the steps to the main road and walked down the 100+ steps to the beach. We were rewarded with spectacular views, despite the rain clouds.
The boys spent a wonderful few hours building a sand castle, paddling in the sea and even doing a bit of yoga. The rain clouds soon passed and I even managed to get sun burnt.
Very reluctantly we left the beach and returned to Bluestone to visit Camp Smokey. This was my favourite place on our last holiday so I was determined to return. We opted for dessert instead of a main meal. The boys toasted their marshmallows on the fire pit, whilst we enjoyed smores.
Despite it being late in the afternoon, Adam wanted to have one last swim at The Blue Lagoon. Thanks to his SwimFin, his confidence in the water has increased and he became confident to swim over the large bubbles that previously had scared him. We were one of the last visitors to leave and managed to view the empty pool.
Bluestone yet again exceeded our expectations. I am always reluctant to visit the same place twice yet Bluestone is such a magical place that already I can’t wait to visit for a third or fourth time. The resort has everything you need for a adventure family holiday and we left yet again wanting more.
Disclaimer: We were not asked by Bluestone to write this review. Our blogging friend Mummy Whiskers was given a 4 night stay at Bluestone to review and we went as their guests. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
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