Review: Bluestone National Park Resort, Wales

Bluestone National Park is a family resort set in the picturesque county of Pembrokeshire, West Wales. We were invited to spend 4 nights here so that we could review and share our experience with our lovely subscribers. This resort is 100% focused on the kids and because of that, I thought I’d hand this review over to the girls! Afterall, it’s them Bluestone had to impress… So in Scarlett’s and Savannah’s own words (mostly!), here’s their week at Bluestone…

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We stayed in an upside down house called a Ramsay lodge and our address was 1 Knights Rest, it was soooo cool! Because well, it was upside down! It had two spacious bedrooms downstairs (Me and Savannah even had our own bathroom which was really cool), and upstairs was a large open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge. We invited some friends on holiday with us too and they were in the next lodge down which meant we could easily pop to each other’s holiday houses in the evenings to play!

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I think mummy and daddy might be quite lazy because most families were on bikes, but we had a golf buggy. Still I wasn’t complaining, this was one of my highlights of the week! If you visit Bluestone, you should definitely hire one too, it’s so much fun!

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Mummy pre-booked the kids show in the Wild Wood Cafe and it was brilliant. It had a massive dancing hedgehog and Peter Pan was the story teller (mummy kept saying it wasn’t Peter Pan but he had green tights on so who else could it have been??) and the food was included in the price of the tickets. Daddy wasn’t very impressed and kept saying it was a bit expensive for what we got, but me and Savannah loved it. In my opinion the platter of sausages, chicken nuggets, chips and beans was of 5* restaurant quality and I loved every mouthful. 

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There was a water park too but due to the storm the day before, there was some technical difficulties and the water was a bit cold but it didn’t stop me from jumping the waves and floating around the outdoor rapids! Savannah mostly stayed in the shallow pool pulling herself along the floor telling anyone that would listen that she was a mermaid. And mummy and Anastasia chilled out on the deck chairs. 

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On Wednesday the sun finally came out so we ventured out on our buggy to Camp Smokey which is a traditional log cabin set deep in the forest. 

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We stopped for hot chocolate and hot dogs cooked on the smokey grill.

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And then sat around the outside fire toasting marshmallows to stay warm in the very shady woods! 

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We went on a quick walk before we all accepted that the buggy was a more enjoyable option… 

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It seemed like any ordinary woods until you looked up… This place packs some serious adventures for the older kids and adults including a sky wire which seemed very popular! 

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And when the grown ups wanted to sit down for a drink at the Tavern in the village, us kids played in the coolest park called The Tree House, it was great for all of us aged between 1 and 6! 

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And most evenings, after we had our tea, there was a Free Kids Hour taking place in a  small marquee on the village green where we played games and had a dance – Taylor Swift seemed to be the DJ’s favourite and fortunately mummy had taught me a really good dance routine to ‘Shake It Off’ so I felt well prepared for the disco. 

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And if all this wasn’t enough, mummy and daddy took us to the indoor Adventure Centre which was AWESOME!!! It even had a bouncy castle which is Savannah’s favourite. We were in bed fast asleep by 7 every night, mummy and daddy simply couldn’t believe it.

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We took our scooters (we don’t go anywhere without them) but it was a bit hilly and Savannah and I aren’t quite experts on them yet, so we mostly walked with our helmets on and the grown ups had to carry the scoots. (Standard.)

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Mummy said her favourite part of the week was her morning spent in The Well Spa with her friend. Looked kinda boring to me though… 

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And on our last day, we went to the beach in Tenby which was only a short drive away. It was so much fun! We played football on the sand, made sand pies, rock pooling and had races with the waves (which were freezing btw)!

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Tenby is such a beautiful little town, we stopped for dinner in a local restaurant by the sea before heading back to our holiday house at Bluestone. 

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In all, we had such a lovely time, made some great memories with our friends and Anastasia seemed to enjoy her first little holiday! To all of my pre-school friends, definitely get your mummy’s to book this place up – it was brilliant! 

Lots of love, 

Scarlett xxx

 

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