Our Stay at Bluestone, Wales

* Warning: This post is picture heavy! *

If you follow my Instagram, you will know that we had a family break last week. We were kindly invited for another week stay at Bluestone. We first went back in December, but with a friend as my partner wasn't able to get time off work. You can read my previous post here. I was really excited to visit again and even more excited that my partner was joining us this time. We prepared ourselves for all kinds of weather, rain and shine. We bought a few outdoor wear such as waterproof clothing and shoes. We also bought some walking shoes for us all as we planned to walk a lot during our stay.

There are many lodges to choose from at Bluestone, and it's perfect for couples, smaller and larger families. The biggest lodge sleeps up to 14 people. We stayed in Gateholm Lodge which sleeps, 6 people. It's an upside lodge, which the girls absolutely loved. Downstairs there was 1 double room with an en-suite, 2 twin bedrooms and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower. Upstairs was a spacious all-in-one living area, dining area and kitchen area. It's really modern and has some fantastic views out the windows. Every lodge comes with a high chair and travel cot. If there are stairs, then it comes with a stair gate, which is perfect for families with young children who aren't safe on stairs. The living area comes with a modern flat screen TV, coffee table and two 2 seater sofas. The kitchen comes with everything that is needed in a kitchen such as your cups, glasses, cutlery and the rest. All you need to do is, buy your own food. There are two main supermarkets about 10 minutes away from the resort, which is what we did.

The girls were super excited to visit the Adventure Centre again. The Adventure Centre is a huge indoor play area for kids of all ages. There are activities to do such as wall climbing. You have to pay for them. However, there are other things to do for free such as the playing in the play area and mini golf. There's a mini arcade there which the girls spent most of their time there. No child will get bored there. Freddie had lots of fun in the ball pit, and he loved it and all the colours. There would be a cafe upstairs if you fancied a cuppa or some lunch.

Bluestone has many activities each day. Indoor and outdoors. When you check-in you will get a pack and in the pack will have a list of all the activities and what age range they are, as well as their price. Most activities start from £7.50. We did two activities last time we visited, and it was fantastic. The effort they put into the activities is amazing. This time, we didn't pay for any, but we did go to the light experience, which was free. It was fantastic. The girls were amazed, and we went there more than once during the day and evening.

My favourite part of the resort was Camp Smokey. We didn't do much walking last time we visited, and we came across Camp Smokey randomly one day of the week. I would only advise you to visit there if you like walking and don't mind a good walk back to the village. I loved it, and so did my partner and the kids. We visited the Camp more than once in that week. The girls toasted some marshmallows which they loved but didn't eat the marshmallows afterwards. They had fun walking on the stepping stones in the river and even enjoyed the walk back to the village through the forest woods.

It was a fantastic week. We hired a golf buggy for the last two days, and I'm glad we did it for the last half of the week. The price wasn't too bad, and the girls enjoyed it. No cars are allowed on site unless you are unpacking and packing. Only bikes and golf buggies are allowed on site. There is a long stay car park nearby. There is also a vehicle that picks you up to take you somewhere, like a bus, if you wish.

The staff are extremely friendly and give you a warm welcoming. My partner and the girls went swimming two mornings; I was unable to go because my swimsuit didn't fit (oops!) but they loved it there. My partner said it was a huge pool. Blue Lagoon is also open to the public. You get tickets to visit the Blue Lagoon when you check-in and you can visit the pool as many times as you want - during your stay.

Bluestone over various length breaks. The stays are; 3, 4 and 7 nights. It's also open during Christmas, and New Year, you are best to book in advance if you are looking to stay over those dates. You will not be disappointed. The views are stunning. The walks are great, however, we were hoping there to be more places to walk and longer walks, but the walks we did during our stay were still fun.

* We were kindly given a 4-night stay in Bluestone, in return for an honest review. 
All words, opinions and photos are entirely my own.

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  1. This makes me so SUPER excited for our stay at Bluestone in a few weeks (beginning of May). What a shame your swimming costume didn't fit (made me lol... this is the kind of thing I'd do). Can't wait to give the Adventure Centre a go ourselves!

  2. Sounds (and looks like) you had fun. Great pics! #marvmondays

  3. Great pics, I've been wanting to go to Bluestone for ages, it looks amazing #SundayBest

  4. We've been twice now but never managed to get to Camp Smokey! If we go again we definitely need to visit. Thanks for sharing with #SundayBest x

  5. We loved Bluestone and your holiday looks amazing - love the happy family photos! x

  6. It looks brilliant, and your photos a gorgeous, they really show the place off and the fun you had. We have friends who have been and recommended it, so it's on our list for this year. #triedtested

  7. Bluestone looks like a great place to have a holiday - beautiful photos too! x #TriedTested


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