Bluestone is a five-star luxury lodge and cottage break in the middle of a National Park in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It’s a place we’ve enjoyed visiting twice over the last few years, and despite the long five-hour drive from Surrey, we’d go back again tomorrow.
If you’re looking for inspiration for your next UK family break I think you’ll find it right here. Because I’ve got five reasons to visit Bluestone Wales. I remember seeing an advert for Bluestone on tv a few years ago and becoming completely engrossed in it. Fast forward three years and I can honestly say that it’s one of those places that is as great as it looks online and on-screen.
We loved it so much that we took the family with us the second time around, and I like to think that we’ll be back again in the not too distant future. Because it’s one of those places that you recommend to everyone you know.
Still not sure? Then here are five reasons to visit Bluestone Wales for your next UK break.
1. Great Accommodation
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation at Bluestone. From lodges to cottages, there is something for every family. In the two times, we’ve visited Bluestone we’ve stayed in two different types of lodges. The first a two-bedroom, four-person upside down Ramsey lodge. Whilst for our most recent stay we stayed in a larger Grassholm lodge which comfortably slept eight of us. All lodges at Bluestone are fully equipped with bedding and towels for each guest and lots of extras like stair gates, high chairs, kitchen and cleaning amenities and of course the all-important free wi-fi.
2. Free Range Fun
There is so much to do at Bluestone, little and big ones are spoilt for choice. All guests have access to complimentary entertainment and activities like the brand new Serendome which is the UK’s largest umbrella and honestly one of the coolest outdoor, indoor spaces I have ever seen. It’s home to the coolest skywalks, climbing and play areas. Then there’s the Adventure Centre with mini-golf, climbing walls, bouncy castles and huge soft play space. On top of all that there’s the Blue Lagoon water park with its water slides, wave pool and baby and toddlers pool. If you want to keep everyone really busy or catch your breath you can add on optional extras like the 4×4 Off-road Rangers or visit the award-winning spa.
3. Beautiful Open Spaces
As you’d expect from Wales, there are lots of beautiful open space and Bluestone has acres and acres of it being in a National Park. From fun and colourful play areas in the Village to wild open spaces like Camp Smokey where you can roast marshmallows. For those feeling adventurous you can zip wire across the forest in the Steep Ravine and for explorer types, there are plenty of nature trails and bike trails to get lost in. On the lake, you can paddleboard, kayak or raft. It’s quite simply an adventurers paradise, come rain or shine.
4. It’s Great All Year Round
Bluestone is a great place to visit all year round. We had an equally magical time when we visited at Christmas as we did this summer. Each season at Bluestone is slightly different, in part because of the seasons themselves and in part because of the different seasonal activities and events that Bluestone offer. So you could visit the Park at four different points of the year and have a different experience each time which is a great reason to keep going back.
5. Your Every Whim Catered For
Bluestone is the kind of place that has thought of everything. It has restaurants, coffee shops and a little village shop. Golf buggies, bikes and a complimentary shuttle bus to ferry guests around. In the places and spaces around the resort, there are thoughtful touches to make sure guests are comfortable and catered for. From the free swim nappies in the Blue Lagoon water park to the sofas in the Adventure Centre. Lodges with nappy bins, dishwasher tablets and all the little things that are so easily overlooked. This is not a place where the kids have fun at the parent’s expense. This is a place that the whole family can enjoy. It’s a home away from home that you’ll probably be sad to leave.
If you’d like to get a closer look at breaks at Bluestone you can watch our holiday video from this summer. Don’t forget to share it with your friends and family if they love holiday recommendations too!
Disclosure; we visited Bluestone Wales in exchange for a fair and honest review. However, as always, all thoughts and options are my own. You will only ever find reviews of things we love on our blog.