If you are a regular reader of Bristol Mum, you will know that my family and I recently spent an amazing weekend away at Bluestone National Park Resort in Wales.
In my last post, I wrote about our accommodation at Bluestone and my kids’ very excited reactions on arriving.
In today’s post, I will tell you all about some of the activities which my kids enjoyed at Bluestone.
I have to start with Bluestone’s Adventure Centre, which includes a giant countryside themed adventure playground with four large linked towers, complete with suspension bridges, tunnels, nets, ladders, spiral slides and crawl tubes.
Bluestone’s Adventure Centre could fill a blog post of its own as there is loads to do for kids of all ages. It is absolutely fantastic and my kids spent hours there.
When we arrived there, my son was off immediately, climbing and exploring…
My little girl was a little nervous about climbing the mini-climbing wall into the tower but was very pleased with herself once she was at the top…
Of course, then she was off…
Of course, my husband had to have a go, just to test out the tower, of course…
Here is a picture of one of the spiral slides which my kids absolutely loved!
Even Daddy had to have a go!
My little girl enjoyed the soft play area which is for younger kids and which has a spiral slide, bouncy castle and ball pool…
For older kids, there is the Big Four: The Swing, The Drop, the Sky Trail and The Wall.
The Swing enables kids to swing through the air like a giant pendulum, The Drop gives kids the opportunity to safely plummet from 39 feet up, the Sky Trail are high ropes giving kids an indoor adventure 20 feet in the air and The Wall is a great climbing wall for slightly older, bigger kids to rock climb in safe (and dry!) surroundings.
My kids loved the LEGO area, in fact, my son says this was his favourite bit about Bluestone. This includes a LEGO wall for kids to write their names on.
There are also lots of other activities at the Adventure Centre, such as this giant Connect 4…
There is also a Mini Golf area…
Within the Adventure Centre, we discovered the bright and colourful Circus Zone…
But there are also outdoor activities for kids to enjoy at Bluestone, such as the Treetops Adventure Playground…
At Bluestone, there is also the fantastic Blue Lagoon Water Park where we packed in lots of swimming over our weekend. This is huge and has two water flumes – one of which my son went on a staggering 18 times – plus a rapids river ride which takes you outside of the building and brings you back to the swimming pool! There is also an indoor wave machine which proved very exciting for my kids.
In the centre of all of the cottages, studio apartments and the nearly 300 luxury lodges at Bluestone, lies the private Bluestone Village which is just for the use of families staying at Bluestone.
Bluestone Village includes a pub, a Well Spa Retreat, several restaurants, a bakery and a general store; thus it really has everything that you could possibly need while you are away.
If you fancy eating out at Bluestone, there is a wide choice of restaurants and eateries, depending on what you fancy. For example, The Tafarn Pub offers great pub grub, the Wild Wood Cafe offers hearty breakfasts and the Carreg Las restaurant offers something extra special if you fancy it.
There is also a take-away delivery service available at Bluestone!
Here are some pictures of a few hours spent at Millers Bakery. There we munched on delicious fresh cakes, sipped cups of tea and even enjoyed some ice cream!
My family and I had an amazing weekend away at Bluestone. There are loads of great things for families and children to do – both indoors and outdoors – and it is a great place to have a lovely break.
We look forward to returning 🙂
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. However, my views are my own and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to families.