Saturday, 11 February 2017

Bluestone Wales Review

I literally have holiday blues, we are back from a little trip to Bluestone Wales & we are all feeling a little sad :( 

Bluestone kindly invited us to stay at their resort in Wales Monday-Friday, we was so excited when we got the email and of course accepted! They offered us a Midweek stay in a Cadley Lodge which we was extremely grateful for, we couldn't recommend this place enough its the perfect family getaway holiday!

It was around a 4 hour drive to Wales, which was surprising very pleasant. Ellie was amazing as always, she's such a good traveler, we are very lucky! A couple of hours in the car with sing alongs, lots of coffee and snacks we arrived to Bluestone. One thing I loved was the 'Drive thru' check in, AMAZING! No need to get out of your car, just drive to the window and collect the keys for the accommodation. We couldn't check in till 4:30pm so we parked the car and went for a little walk around the resort to pass some time. 4:30pm came and we drove to the lodge, I was so happy with our little lodge it was perfect for us and could of easily lived there. It was so clean, modern, open plan & cosy! Had everything you could possibly need for children and also was well equipped, definitely a 10/10 from us. Some things we loved about our lodge:
  • Dishwasher
  • Highchair/Travel cot
  • Amazing views
  • Outdoor Seating/Eating Area 
  • Porch (For muddy boots)
  • Gorgeous modern bathroom
  • Tv with a DVD player
  • Comfy Beds
  • Starter Pack included (Bin bags,dishwasher tablets etc)
The lodge we stayed in was a Cadley Lodge,but there are other lodges available if you have a larger family/group!

The grounds itself was stunning, it was so peaceful and loved seeing all the wildlife! Ellie was especially excited about the bunnies and birds she saw. On the resort their is a little village with a few restaurants,shops & a spa, which is so handy as you haven't got to drive out of the site unless you wanted to. We had a dinner at the Farmhouse Grill,Oak Tree & The Knights Tafarn, which was beautiful and responsibly priced. The coffee shop 'TY COFFI' had to be my favourite, it was beautifully decorated, felt so relaxed and could really unwind with a yummy Latte & cake, they also done Babychinno's too which was a big hit from Ellie! 
You can also hire golf buggies for your stay,  which we didn't do, but if we come back next time will definitely do as their was lot of walking which I didn't mind but having a toddler/lazy child would of been ideal hehe. 

Light Show

During our stay we experienced the 'Light Thingy' which was an amazing fun light show for both adults & kids! Ellie absolutely loved it, especially the fairy doors and spider webs. Such a lovely family activity to do and very different. 

We went on a nature walk, and came across 'Camp Smokey' which was currently closed but glad we got to see it before our long walk. I would highly recommend the nature trail, such a pretty country walk, surrounded by tall trees and streams literally felt like I was in a movie. Remember to bring your wellies, as it did get very muddy! 

We also visited 'Tenby Beach' which was around 30minutes away by car, one of the best beaches I have visited! Loved the little town too with the beautiful pastel coloured buildings and pretty streets surrounded by cute pubs and shops. The beach was gorgeous, we was lucky that it was a lovely sunny dry day too which made it more special. Ellie had the best time chasing the waves as they was coming in and playing in the sand, we also flew the drone, so managed to get some lovely shots, the stopped for lunch and coffee! 

Blue Lagoon Swimming Pool

We went to the 'Blue Lagoon' on our last full day, and we spent hours in there! Its free when you stay at Bluestone & honestly it was such great fun. Ellie had a smile on her face the whole time and loved the wave machine and lazy river as well as us adults. This is a must if you are staying at Bluestone, they also have slides and a little kids pool with balls and hoops for the kids to play with. 

Adventure centre 

As it was raining majority of our stay, the adventure centre was quite busy as its one of the places to go to avoid the rain. So we only managed to visit once but Ellie had a blast on the tree houses and bouncy castle, she let off some energy and also has a mini golf too. They also have baby sensory and messy play, so theres something for everyone! 

Overall, we absolutely LOVED our stay at Bluestone and miss this place so much! We hope to be back very soon to make more amazing memories. 

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