While most of my family’s adventures are enjoyed in and around Bristol, sometimes we like to venture further afield. We spent last weekend at Bluestone National Park Resort, a lovely holiday park set in over 500 acres of Pembrokeshire countryside in West Wales.
There is nothing that my children like more than going on holiday and this weekend was to be extra exciting as my parents were also going to be staying with us.
The night before we left for Bluestone, they were so excited, packing bags and cases of toys and books to take with them. I explained to them that we were only going to be away for the weekend so they wouldn’t need all the bags of toys but that did not deter them in their packing enthusiasm.
Bluestone is very peaceful, green and safe. This is not only because of the miles of green Pembrokeshire countryside which surrounds it but because all cars must be kept in the long stay car park rather than next to the accommodation which, as well as making a greener environment, makes for a safer one, too.
Natural, sustainable materials are used at Bluestone whenever possible. Some of the lodges have solar-heated water and there is a biomass energy centre at Bluestone which provides carbon-neutral heat for the Blue Lagoon indoor swimming pool and the fantastic Adventure Centre.
We were very pleased when we arrived at our lodge. It was furnished to a high standard and was clean and spacious.
As you can see from the pictures my kids were very excited, racing around exploring and deciding which room would be theirs.
My husband and I were also really pleased with our room. Our bed were already made up with lovely clean sheets and there were fresh white towels on the bed too.
At Bluestone, there are nearly 300 luxury lodges, cottages and studio apartments which surround a private village.
We had a Dinas Lodge which has two double bedrooms and two twin rooms; perfect for a weekend away with a larger group. There were also two bathrooms so my parents could have a bathroom of their own.
Our kitchen had a dishwasher, microwave, TV and DVD Player, plus internet access so I was able to catch up with my emails while away.
Our lodge also had its own garden area with a picnic table and grass. My son has recently got into football in a big way so he was able to practise his skills with his dad 🙂
Once we had settled in to our lodge and enjoyed a cup of tea, we were then ready to get out and about and explore Bluestone properly – you can read about that in my next post 🙂
Bluestone National Park Resort,
Phone: 01834 887 194
Disclosure: We enjoyed our weekend away at Bluestone with the accommodation and the use of facilities provided free of charge in exchange for a review on Bristol Mum.