Bluestone Review – Part 2
Welcome back! If you missed part one of this review you can read it here. I’ll start where I left off…
On Wednesday we got up and headed to the Blue Lagoon to go swimming. The Blue Lagoon is an amazing swimming pool and entrance is included as part of your Bluestone stay. It is also open to people who aren’t staying at Bluestone but from 9-12 it is guests only which means it should be a little quieter in those times.
The changing rooms are really great there with plenty of family cubicles. Lockers take a returnable £1 so make sure you take some change. We popped armbands on the littlest two as Baby S can’t swim yet and JB is still learning. Bean can swim like a fish so she was happy! The pool is a really nice size and has something for everyone. There are water slides for the more adventurous – Bean and Daddy loved these. They even go outside which makes them a little different from your local leisure centre ones!
There is a toddler area which is gated so smaller ones can play away from the bigger ones. There is also another slightly bigger splash area for slightly older children and deck chairs you can sit on if you need a rest. There is a brilliant lazy river which goes outside and this feels fantastic if it is raining or cold – trust me! There is a wave machine which is so much fun and a warning goes off so you can get smaller ones out of the way in time. There is a cafe on site too which means you really can spend hours here. My only gripe with it was that most of the hairdryers weren’t working but to be fair they had been fixed by the next day.
In the afternoon Baby S had a nap and the girls had some quiet time. When he woke up Bean wanted to go swimming again (they had a special inflatables session that afternoon) so she and Daddy headed off there while I took Baby S and JB for a walk around the resort.
We headed into the village and had a lovely walk around the lake and stopped for an ice cream in Ty Coffi – a coffee shop in the village.
We then headed over to the Adventure Centre for some soft play fun while we waited for Daddy and Bean to finish swimming. JB loved the bouncy castle and Baby S had a whale of a time heading up and down the slide!
That evening as we’d had a busy day we treated ourselves to some chips from the chip shop on site and cooked pizza and garlic bread to go with it in the Lodge. It was really yummy and a perfect lazy meal!
On Thursday it looked like the weather wasn’t going to be brilliant so we headed into Tenby for the morning before it turned sour. We had an hour or so there before it started to rain and it is such a lovely place! I’d definitely like to spend more time there. We found a sweet shop which made the girls very happy and we had a browse through some cute little shops too.
We then headed back to Bluestone and spent the afternoon in the swimming pool again!
On Friday we had to check out by 10 o’clock and although you can use the facilities until 2 we decided to check out and head to nearby Folly Farm for the day. It was a fantastic day out, I’ll make sure I write a post about that soon.
As you can see we had a really really lovely time at Bluestone. There is so much more to see and do there though than we have shown you. There are lots and lots of paid activities you can sign up to and plenty of other parts of the resort we just didn’t have the time or the weather to visit. You can spend as much or as little when you are there as you want to. As you have seen we chose to eat in our Lodge most nights which meant it wasn’t any more expensive than eating at home. We also took advantage of a lot of the free activities like swimming and the adventure centre. If you really wanted to splash out there is a whole programme of activities I am sure the children (and you) would love.
We will DEFINITELY go back to Bluestone. In fact I haven’t ever heard anyone say a bad word about the place. It really is a magical place and everyone is so happy and helpful. We felt like we’d had a really good relaxing holiday and the girls had a whale of a time. They are asking to go back already!
I’d like to say a massive thank you to Bluestone for providing us with complimentary accommodation for the purpose of this review. We couldn’t rate the place highly enough.
You can watch our vlog of our week at Bluestone here…