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bathroom up to 3
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Bluestone Wales, a charming holiday village with over 100 onsite activities available, set in the picturesque Pembrokeshire countryside, amid all the rural charms and delights you can wish for.  Bluestone Wales is geared to cater for couples, families and larger groups, with activities galore, no matter what your taste.  Thrills and spills for children, peace and tranquillity for those who simply need to unwind.
Escape from it all and relax at Bluestone Wales, our holiday village nestled  in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park.  This is the ideal all year round family holiday destination perfect for full weeks or short breaks. Make yourself at home in our luxury lodge accommodation and holiday cottages, which accommodate from 2 to 14 people, thus perfect for a romantic getaway or a trip for the whole family.  The village provides a diverse array of family friendly activities and facilities to suit the whole family, from the thrills of the theme parks to tranquil walks and bird watching. 
Created from 2 woodland vales in 500 acres of breathtakingly beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, the gently rolling hills and country lanes offering numerous cycle routes, picnic areas and play areas. In close proximity is the spectacular Pembrokeshire coastline, famous for its selection of walks and superb views, as well as pubs, restaurants, several historical sites and a plethora of other attractions in the nearby towns and villages.
Onsite we offer over 100 activities so you will never be short of things to do on your holiday. At Bluestone we want each and every guest to have the free-range fun, pleasure and relaxation they want, whenever they want, no matter what the time of year or weather. That's why you could be climbing in the trees on the high ropes at the Steep Ravine one moment, firing a giant catapult at the Tournament Field the next, splashing around the Blue Lagoon water park later on, or rounding off your day being pampered and unwinding with a treatment at the Well Spa. We also offer a number of kids clubs so that the whole family enjoys themselves on holiday too: Mini Rangers (aged 0-3), Junior Rangers (aged 4-7) and the Celtic Rangers (aged 8-12). Offsite is just as much fun with walks and cycling ready to be enjoyed through spectacular Pembrokeshire countryside, the coastal paths above the amazing beaches, or simply sitting back with a coffee and watching the world go by. The choice is yours, its your holiday!
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Facilities & activities at this luxury holiday village in Pembrokeshire, Wales

  • Blue Lagoon water park with swimming pool, wild waves, thrilling flumes, lazy river & splash area. It's all about aqua adventures at the Blue Lagoon water park - big kids included.
  • Steep Ravine - high ropes adventure course with zip wires. Climb, swing and scream! Enter the woodlands and you're in for a great surprise. Be prepared for some thrilling action that will certainly make you scream as you find your wild side!
  • Indoor Adventure Centre - ideal play area for the children with soft play, bouncy castles, mini golf, climbing frames, discovery zones, Circus Zone, Baby sensory, free WIFI and more.
  • Tournament Field - Compete against others by launching the giant catapult, settle a quarrel with a contest of crossbow marksmanship, or step back in time and wield the archer's bow and arrow. Zooming into the 21st century, you can even fire laser rifles at clays to see who has the quickest trigger finger and sharpest responses. 8yrs+
  • Entertainment at Bluestone - the team, more commonly known as The Free Rangers are a special group of people whose sole aim is to make you smile, entertain the little ones and keep you entertained during your break. It doesn't matter when you're staying with us or for how long as each evening we provide some free range fun, brought to you by The Free Rangers completely complimentary.
  • Over 100 bookable activities available ranging from high adrenaline to the more gentle pastimes.
  • Range of shops & restaurants onsite to make self catering even easier
  • Well Spa Retreat - perfect for the adults on holiday. Close yourself off from the outside world, leave your stresses behind and focus on your health and wellbeing. We also offer a range of special spa breaks too.
  • Close to the beach & Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, what more could you want on holiday in Wales?

Luxury self catering accomodation at Bluestone Wales

Our luxury holiday lodges provide an ideal sanctuary after a hard day's play with all sizes and styles looking out over stunning Pembrokeshire countryside or with lakeside views. If you'd rather be in the heart of the village, close to the shops and eateries, you'll love our quaint traditional Welsh holiday cottages. Or if it's just the two of you, our cosy boutique studio apartments offer modern living hidden within the village. All our holiday lodges and cottages feature high-quality linen and towels, a fully-equipped modern kitchen with dishwasher and microwave (kitchen not available in Studio apartments), a TV and DVD player and much more. There's free Wi-Fi and Premium Wi-Fi available in all of our accommodation and around the resort if you don't want to escape the world completely. The luxury lodge & cottage accommodation is as follows:
  • Tenby Connect Lodge (sleeps 12, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms) - Book our Tenby Connect for two Tenby's joined together with interconnecting doors and split the price! It is perfect for larger groups of up to 12 people. Complete with double and twin bedrooms, living and dining spaces, the lodge has an interconnecting door, giving you the chance to open it up as a single connected lodge or close and lock it when you want to escape from the "neighbours" for a while.
  • Tenby Lodge (sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) - Perfect family base with three bedrooms, one double and two twins, a one and a half storey semi-detached lodge with a modern open plan living and dining area, complete with bathroom and an ensuite. The floorplan is of a Tenby Connect. A Tenby lodge is half of this size.
  • St David's Luxury Lodge (sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms) - A perfect getaway for those with a busy lifestyle, the detached four bedroom St David's lodge accommodates up to eight people and comes complete with an integral study/office for those who need to work and play hard. Large living and dining areas with fully fitted kitchen and spacious bedrooms, it's perfect for large families or groups of friends getting together. Premium WiFi internet access is included in the price of the lodge.
  • Pembroke Lodge (sleeps 12, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms) - Celebrating an occasion or getting together with friends or colleagues for some free range fun? The Pembroke caters for up to 12 people spaciously with its six twin bedrooms, four with ensuite and two bathrooms. Chill out together in the large living and dining areas. A perfect base to enjoy an escape together in Pembrokeshire.
  • Dinas Bunkhouse Lodge (sleeps 14, 3 twin bunk rooms, 1 twin, 2 bathrooms) - The Dinas Bunkhouse lodge provides the answer to large groups wanting to get away for some free-range fun. Maybe you want to celebrate an occasion, have a base to do some exploring, or just get away from life's stresses and strains. With a double shower room and a single shower room, double bunks in three bedrooms and a twin or a double in a fourth bedroom and of course it has all the usual style and amenities you'd expect.
  • Grassholm Holiday Lodge (sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms) - Sleeping up to eight people, the Grassholm lodge is well-appointed with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, one en-suite, spacious living room with a large living and dining area leading onto a large patio - perfect for evening get-togethers or al fresco lunches. Why not bring the grandparents along on your break or invite some friends to join you? The Grassholm is perfect for making bigger family memories.
  • Dinas Lodge (sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) - The Dinas lodges have four bedrooms, two double and two twins as well as two modern bathrooms. (Either 2 wetrooms or a bath and a shower depending on your location). The Dinas lodge includes spacious lounge diner and a beautifully appointed kitchen with dishwasher. Dinas lodges have a large outdoor patio area with furniture, leaving you to enjoy the national park surroundings at your leisure.
  • Caldey Connect Lodge (sleeps 8, 4 bedrooms) - Like our Caldey lodges, the Caldey Connect provides open plan lounge, dining room, fully fitted kitchen, wet room, double and twin bedrooms. But here's where we've been clever, what if you want family or friends to be part of your luxury break? Well, we've inserted a connecting door. So you can double the size or your lodge or choose when you want the neighbours around, unlock it when you all want to be together and lock it when you don't!
  • Gateholm lodge (sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) - The Gateholm lodge is similar to the Ramsey upstairs but has three bedrooms on the ground floor, with one en-suite bathroom and a second bathroom. Embracing 'upside down living', they are designed to tuck into the sloping valley. With a studio-style kitchen and spacious lounge on the first floor take full advantage of the views by day and by night enjoy light pollution-free skies from your own patio.
  • Skomer Luxury Lodge (sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms) - Luxurious comfort with a liberating sense of space. Detached, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms a Skomer lodge sleeps six people in style. A gloriously appointed open-plan kitchen leads into the lounge area, with its mezzanine floor and impressive balcony with a comfy area for kids - ideal for popcorn and watching TV.
  • Ramsey Lodge (sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) - At Bluestone we like to be different. The Ramsey lodge is just that with its living space is upstairs and the bedrooms downstairs - we call it upside down living; you'll call it perfect. It has a double and twin bedroom on the ground floor, with en-suite bathrooms, upstairs you'll find an open plan living area, fully fitted kitchen and of course, it's crammed with the modern amenities you can expect at Bluestone.
  • Caldey lodge (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms) - Semi-detached, two bedrooms, one double and one twin, a wetroom perfect for cleaning up after a hard day's play, all set on a single floor with a large open plan lounge room to chill in and catch up on the day's activities, fully fitted kitchen plus a patio to enjoy the countryside views.
  • Caldey Adapted lodge (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, disabled access) - A number of Caldey lodges have been adapted so they are more suitable for guests with disabilities. The Caldey Adapted lodges have wider doorways, a shower seat and handrails, and emergency pull cords. The lodges are semi-detached and single floor, with two bedrooms, wet-room or shower cubicle and an open-plan lounge, kitchen, dining area and patio.
  • 2 bedroom holiday cottage (sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms) - Just a few steps from our village's shops and restaurants, enjoy all the local amenities while being a stone's throw from the fun-packed Bluestone activities on the lake. With a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and cosy lounge, you'll find a double bedroom upstairs with a single bathroom and a full size bunkroom, perfect for young children.
  • 1 bedroom cottage (sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom) - Nestled within our village, our traditional yet modern one bedroom cottages are ideal for couples escaping for some time together or those with a baby wanting to share their first break as a family. A large open plan living area, double bedroom and large en-suite bathroom is finished off with a fully fitted kitchen, dining area and a cosy lounge.
  • Studio accommodation (sleeps 2) - Set within the village, you're local to the shops, restaurants and the Well Spa Retreat. Our modern Studio Apartments are great as a base for up to two people, offering a main bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a sitting area and tea and coffee making facilities.

Short breaks & holidays in Wales - we cater for everyone!

UK getaways all year round: Sun, rain or snow… there's always a good time to enjoy Bluestone. From Spring breaks to crazy Summer days, we provide a great range of excuses to escape with chilled Autumn walks in the countryside or escape the Winter blues and enjoy wild adventures in the woods.
Family holidays in Wales: Give your kids a passport to freedom. Let them climb trees, build dens, pick flowers, and fill jam-jars to bursting with little beasties. After all there's over 500 acres countryside to explore. So here's to free range kids. Raised by free range parents.
Adult holidays, escape for a while: Bluestone is the perfect short break destination or romantic holiday getaway for couples or adventure packed break for groups. Discover Pembrokeshire's breathtaking scenery and unique coastal activities - it's the perfect place to base yourself.
Luxurious spa breaks: Our Bluestone spa breaks mean you don't need to lift a finger apart from having your nails painted,and are perfect for romantic getaways, as a wonderful treat for a special occasion, or an excuse to get away with friends.
Accessible UK holidays - for the disabled, wheelchair users & their guests: At Bluestone we want our philosophy of free range fun to be enjoyed by everyone regardless of their age or abilities. Our Caldey specially adapted lodges for our disabled visitors are ideal. These lodges have wider doorways, a shower seat and handrails, and emergency pull cords. The lodges are semi-detached and single floor, with two bedrooms, wet-room and an open-plan lounge, kitchen, dining area and patio. As a Blue Badge holder you will be able to park your car outside the lodge unlike other guests so you won't need to worry about that. We have over 100 activities on resort and we will be happy to advise on the most suitable depending on ability as we understand that everyone is different. Our Blue Lagoon Waterpark has designated disabled changing rooms as well as an Aqua Chair that can be requested at reception. A hoist is also available on request which can be used at your convenience. (Please bring your own sling)
There is one article from our holiday blog that you might find useful as it holds lots of information about where to visit & what to do in Pembrokeshire - Is Pembrokeshire the secret family holiday destination in the UK that we have all missed? Perhaps it is not so secret now but certainly it is a great alternative to Cornwall - find out why. Family holidays in Pembrokeshire are hard to beat- there is something for everyone. Oakwood theme park, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Blue Lagoon at Bluestone, Folly Farm, Caldey Island ... are you hooked yet? Then read on ...

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I have been holidaying at Bluestone for the past 6 years but this is my first review. The Lodges: wow! The lodges come in different sizes and shapes and sleep from 4-14. They are all nestled away in the woods surrounding the village. I have stayed in many different lodge but this year I stayed in the new Pembroke lodge. It sleeps 12, has 6 bedrooms, 4 en suite plus two extra bathrooms. Perfect for larger families or groups of friends. Everything is luxurious and high end style. Each lodge has a dishwasher and microwave as well as the normal Kitchen utilities. The lodges are warm and comfortable. I first visited in December 2008 for the Christmasland and have been returning every year since. My children have grown up a bit but still enjoy as there is so much to do here for any age. The blue lagoon water park is great. Many chutes and slides and a lazy river to take you outside. I love it in the evening when it's cold and frosty and you are are gazing up at the stars before swimming back in to warm up a bit! There is an indoor activity centre which features crazy golf, wall climb high ropes to name a few. There is also the wild wood cafe here which is a gorgeous restaurant set in a forest with a huge tree taking centre stage. Many evening there are interactive shows here too. The village is a quaint little area with a handful of restaurants, a local shop and bakery a pub and the treehouse for the little ones to play. The spa here is great too. I have used the spa a few times and it is clean. Relaxing with friendly staff, my daughter spent most of her time here. The outdoor activities are great, too many to mention. My son did the high ropes down in steep ravine which is a huge valley in the woods. Here you will find camp Smokey a wooden cafe area serving hot dogs burgers etc. It isn't always open so check before. The high ropes was a two hour experience in the trees swinging through activities and ending in a long zip wire. He loves it and cannot wait to do it again. I especially love Christmas land. You are greeted by the elves who take you through a story whi h changes annually. This year we were 'shrunk' to elf size and our task was to help Santa sneak through the house and not get caught. There was interactive fun, stories fun and cookie making along the way. Great for the young and young at heart! I love bluestone. It holds a special place in my heart and I hope I can continue to holiday here for many years to come! Thank you Bluestone Erika, Rating 5 out of 5, Dec 2015.
What a weekend we have had 5 ☆treatment since we got here. We booked for 6 of us to come to a Christmas weekend at blue Stone and has spent most of it pleasantly surprised by what we found. Now if you all do your research you know there are some things you will be expected to bring with you such as toilet rolls tea towels, towels for the pool etc which we did so we have no problems with our accommodation at all. Very spacious we picked a regular lodge for our weekend and it was situated right by the town centre, our view from the living room windows is of the beautiful lake and wildlife and what a view it is. With 3 bathrooms, 3 large bedrooms and a very efficient heating system there was more than enough space for my family of 3 adults and 3 children. A good and spacious kitchen equipped with cooker, hob, dishwasher, fridge and freezer and a large dinning table. The living room had 2 sofa's a TV and dvd player and also on the upstairs landing there is a cubby space with extra large bean bag and TV for the kids. We booked several activities in advance as we where told we would be disappointed if we didn't which was very true most activities where fully booked so I would strongly recommend this. Breakfast and stories with Santa was a brilliant way to start off our holiday the kids really enjoyed it, we also visited the kingdom of the elves where the children play games and are trained up to become elves. Cinderella the panto was amazing we laughed and very one joined in well worth a visit. I will say you may need to do your research when it comes to the restaurants the food can be quite expensive and some of the meals weren't what I would usually pick for my children but the food was still lovely and they all provided colouring packs for the children. My children loved the swimming pool with the slides the waves the baby pool and the pirate area we had a lot of choice. Also it was lovely and clean in there with attendance in the changing room constantly cleaning. One last thing the park is a very big place if you are not big walkers or have small children with you I would strongly recommend that you book a golf buggy they are very simple to use and another well worth it item to add to your list. Hope this all helps with your holiday I know we will be coming again thank you x Elizabeth, Rating 5 out of 5, Dec 2015.
I have just returned from a Weekend break at Bluestone resort in Pembrokeshire West Wales.There were 10 of us in party. 5 Adults and 5 children. We choose the Pembroke Lodge,that could accommodate 12 People. We do this staying together as a family thing,twice a year,so we know what we want,as far as bedrooms ,cooking facilities and dining arrangements are concerned. There was a delay when booking in.and that was because they were very busy,so after about 45 minutes we picked up the Golf Buggy and made our way down to the Lodge.I must say the Lodge was exceptional,everything was very clean,and with ample seating arrangements,plenty of dishes and crockery,excellent bedrooms and a large 12 seater dining Table. Over the 3 days we found plenty to do and spent some time in the village and the children loved thenLagoon,and certain other things that were provided for there amusement.There are a choice of. Restaurants. A. Spa and. A few shops. Fo or groceries and papers ect . There are also other things to do outside of Bluestone and it is quite a good base to explore the other holiday activities and beaches in the local area. We were very lucky with the weather,although we would have kept entertained if it had been bad. Would I go again,most certainly,and this was the general opinion of the whole Family. A quick word about the Staff,everybody I met were very helpful and very cheerful,they all seemed to be very happy with there work,and it certainly showed. A big Thankyou to one and all. Dennis, Rating 5 out of 5, Nov 2015.
This is not our first visit to Bluestone as my hubby and I have been a number of times before but it was the first time bringing our son who is 10 months and also my hubby's family. We arrived on the Monday and found that we were staying in Bartholomew Rise in a Skomer style lodge. The lodge was fantastic. It had one double and two twin rooms. Two of these rooms are en-suite and one with a family bathroom (including a bath). The rooms were very big and allowed us to easily accommodate a travel cot and still have loads of room. The rest of the lodge was faultless with the added bonus of a second tv on the landing with a giant bean bag! During our stay we have eaten at the pub, the woodland cafe and the farmhouse grill. The Shepherds Pie in the pub was amazing and the rest of the food was also enjoyed. The breakfast in the woodland cafe was good but could have been warmer. The food in the Farmhouse Grill was poor at best and we left thinking that it was very overpriced for the quality of the food. When we return in 6 weeks we will not make that mistake again. The new Circus soft play area was fabulous and our 10 month old son really enjoyed it. The pool was fabulous and enjoyed by the whole family. We will be returning in 6 weeks for Kingdom of the Elves and will be looking forward to it. Becki, Rating 5 out of 5, Oct 2015.
We stayed in a cottage which we had booked for a week but had to leave 4 days early due to emergency. We Were disappointed that we were not offered a good deal to go back as we had to leave early because of an emergency at home. The cottages are very clean and tidy and lovely to stay in. Everything is supplied. If you want hairdryer or iron you have to ask for one at reception. The resort will also offer a mattress topper if the mattress is too hard and this is the first time that I have been offered this extra in anywhere that I have ever stayed. The resort has shops and restaurants onsite and you get free access to the blue lagoon water park which is excellent for the children as well as adults. There are adventure playgrounds for the children and buggies and bike hire onsite also. The resort is close to a lot of amenities and attractions too. Margaret, Rating 5 out of 5, Sep 2015.
Bluestone is absolutely gorgeous. From the picturesque views of the almost Nordic looking log cabins scattered over the countryside, to the awe-inspiring backdrop of the forestry from Canaston Woods, this is a place to behold nature in all it's glory. The very beginning of our stay was made with such a simple gesture of welcoming when we arrived. The young lady in the arrivals lodge was one of the most heart warming and friendly people that I have ever met when checking into a hotel or resort. She was kind and genuinely cared abut how our journey was. Excellent! As we were early (can only get into the lodge from 4:30 onwards), we explored for a while, and there was plenty to do around site. The pool was open, as well as the adventure centre which was packed full of wonderfully helpful young employees. One to keep an eye out for is a girl named Emma Owen. She was fantastic, she loved being helpful and made the kids laugh and play, even though they are usually very shy and won't normally have fun in public. She was honestly worth her weight in gold. Before we went to our accommodation, we strolled up and saw a sign for 'Bike and Buggy Hire'. Our curiosity and sense of fun was too much and we ended up paying £80 for a buggy for the duration of our stay. We were greeted by a gentleman called Jack (had a wonderful moustache and beard for such a young man!) He made us feel very welcomed once again, asked us how our journey was and gave us all the information we needed about everything on and off the resort. He was well-mannered, polite and very good with the kids. He mentioned he usually feels that his appearance might be off-putting to kids, but the way he looked just made it feel like we were talking to a normal human being, rather than a rehearsed employee. He, and his colleagues at the buggy hire are simply a credit to Bluestone, who all took the time out of their busy day to chat to us and make us feel special. The accommodation was lovely, with the scenery around us and the lack of cars on park it felt safe and secure. The beds, although not to our preference, were clean and well taken care of, the walls had a few dings, but all in all, a good base for the holiday. The activities were well manned most of the time, and all of the staff ensured the safety of all the participants. They were all incredibly fun and I would seriously recommend booking on to any activity that catches your eye! especially the sky wires, which were exceptional! We didn't eat on park, other than simple pastries from the bakery in the village, so cannot comment on the eateries, although all of the restaurants looked popular and smelled lovely. The village consisted of a shop, pub, couple of restaurants and that was about it, not really large enough to have a walk around, but good enough to entertain yourself between activities. All in all, the staff were amazing and made the holiday, the landscape and surroundings were stunning and it felt like we were royalty. Would I come again? Yes! Would I recommend Bluestone? Absolutely! Thank you, Bluestone for a wonderful holiday! Trevor, Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
Usually our holidays are taken abroad but this year we wanted to do something different. My partner found Bluestone National Park on a search and l looked into it a bit deeper - prices, what the accommodation looked like, activities etc.. We are a family of four, our 2 boys 11 and 8 so we wanted to be sure there was plenty to do there as well as exploring the area. We were not disappointed. We arrived at 10am - 1 hour before check in but this gave us time to explore a little and find out where we could hire a bike from and see where the centres were. We paid extra for early check-in and to specify where we wanted to stay, so we could access our lodge at 1pm. We found this worth the extra money we paid. Our lodge was amazing and certainly to a very high standard - from a very well equipped kitchen to extremely comfortable bedrooms and the wet room even had under floor heating. We visited the Indoor Adventure Centre first whilst we were waiting to get into the lodge. The boys and us loved the crazy golf, and there is also the 'Big Four' in here which although my boys didn't want to do looked great. The pool is brilliant and the kids loved it - wanted to go in there everyday. The mix of flumes, wave machine and lazy river provided them with hours of fun. There are even deckchairs in the pool area where the parents can sit and watch if you don't fancy getting too wrinkled! We had pre-booked 2 activities for the boys to do - Woodland Survivor and Celtic Challenge. They thoroughly enjoyed both and they were really well run. They even zip-wired into the forest. We also pre-booked Camp Smokey one night which was a great family fun night with live music and bbq food. I would recommend using bikes or hiring the electric buggies as it makes it easier to get around - there are plenty of stations for hooking up bikes and buggy parks at various areas around the park. It is a car-free zone and your car has to be kept in the long stay car park at the entrance, so walking or riding your bike around the beautifully kept grounds is lovely. The Village is also well equipped and the village store isn't a rip off at all! I was surprised - you felt you could buy of your shopping from here without resenting the prices they were charging. There is also a lovely bakers where fresh bread, pastries etc are available from 8am every morning. The staff were great and always had a cheery smile and greeting for everyone. The stay went far too quick, we will definitely be coming back and bringing more of the family next time. The only 2 things I would mention that possibly could be taken as a negative was there was nowhere you could wash/dry your clothes if you needed too (we did as we hadn't finished our holiday but travelling further up North). You could use the Laundry service but I didn't want to pay for it. Secondly a screen between the two outdoor areas would be nice - even just a trellis. Well done Bluestone it was a memorable holiday. Nicola, Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
We visited Bluestone at the beginning of July, with our two children, a 3 year old boy and 14 month old girl. Incorporating their needs (and want, want, wants!) into choosing our holiday meant it was a bit tricky to find somewhere that did it all. Having looked at Centre Parcs (too expensive when we wanted to go) and other 'cottage' style places (booked out or not sure what you'd get) we settled on Bluestone. Yes, the website looked great, but don't they all? At only £900 for the week at the beginning of July for a Ramsay Lodge, which is the size of a house. (more about this in a minute..) we thought well, we can use it as a base and see what the place has to offer. Bluestone seems to be carved out of the forest, looking out at the many wooden lodges scattered over the hillside and between the trees it's like being in some Nordic village. There are some very, very steep hills, but good connecting internal roads where cars are banned mostly; and those who are wise, especially with children get around in the twee little golf buggies, all of which have Welsh names. Yes, this costs extra, but for us with our little ones it was absolutely essential. Overall, it's a very relaxed, peaceful, environment. For the children the facilities were first class. A gigantic Adventure Centre with an internal hall combining a soft play, playground and a 'go ape' style rope and climbing activity, as well as a bar and cafe and toddler area upstairs, is at the top of the hill. Below is 'the village' which looks a bit like a film set, but it has a shop (reasonably priced with a good selection of booze) a pub, a couple of restaurants- the best by far being the Farmhouse Grill, which does great steaks and skewers etc. The lodge itself was large, looking bigger in real life than in the photos, and on two levels with bathrooms and bedrooms downstairs and a large living area and kitchen upstairs. It had plenty of space for the kids to play and run around, not that they needed to with everything else on hand. Overall, Bluestone was great. I was very, very impressed. Even when we left our son's soft toys it was no problem for them to post them back. It's a great location and I am sure we will be back. Definitely recommended. Shaw family, Rating 5 out of 5, Jul 2015.
Bluestone is a must for all families living in or visiting Wales! Originally from Wales many years ago, I now live in Australia and took my family (wife and 3 kids - 9, 7, 6) back to the homeland to visit family and see where I grew up. Spending a week at Bluestone National Park was definitely one of the highlights for the whole family. From the moment we arrived, until the sad day when we had to depart the entire family had non-stop fun and we all loved every minute of our stay. Our 4 bedroom log cabin was well appointed and conveniently accommodated my family and my sister's family. Rooms were immaculate and kitchen spacious with all modern appliances. The activities were amazing! So much to do, so little time. As we were visiting form overseas, we made sure we tried everything possible from the kids 4x4 driving, bug club and indoor activity centre - all were well worth the money (I think they were even packaged up). The highlight my for myself and my eldest was the spectacular Flying Fox Zip Wires - Amazing! The indoor pool and slides provided hours and hours of fun for the whole family and allowed adults alike to reconnect with their inner child! The staff were excellent, very attentive, professional and well trained. There was a small convenience store on site, with a couple of bars and restaurants, which were all reasonably priced. I would recommend hiring the golf carts to get around the park with ease and for a bit more excitement for the kids! We hope to get back to Wales again in the not too distant future and another week at Bluestone is definitely on the cards! Huw, Rating 5 out of 5, Jul 2015.
Second trip to Bluestone and stayed in a lodge this time which was fantastic. Wouldn't quite give it 5 out of 5 for cleanliness but wasn't that far off and certainly nothing that spoiled our stay. Plenty for our 7yo to do but less so for his 5yo brother. Blue Lagoon was great and I heard that they might be improving it in the future. Hadn't discovered Camp Smokey on our first visit but did this time and we all loved it. Kids enjoyed the activity with Smokey Joe and Hughie Hedgehog and toasting marshmallows over the pit. Paid to see the dinner show in Wildwood Café and again the kids loved it. Have booked again for the Kingdom of the Elves and can't wait. Bluestone is definitely one of the best places I've visited. Clive, Rating 5 out of 5, Jun 2015.
We took the grandchildren here & they loved it. We have never stayed anywhere like this before & were very, very impressed. There is just so much to do & the Kingdom of the Elves is fabulous - we understand this is put on every year. We would certainly go back there again. Rating 5 out of 5, Frank, received Dec 2014.
I think this is the best place ever for a short break in the UK - it is excellent value for money when you consider everything you get and if you go out of peak season, it is even better value for money. Highly recommended for everyone.Rating 5 out of 5, Elaine, received Dec 2014.
If you are after a luxury family friendly holiday then this is THE place to go. Facilities are excellent, accommodation superb and the atmosphere is brilliant. There is always something going on - it gets to the stage where you have to limit what the kids get up to otherwise you don't have a restRating 5 out of 5, Iona, received Nov 2014.
Super. Super. Super. What more can we say? We have already booked another short break there & will be going there as much as we can next year. Highly recommendedRating 5 out of 5, Thomas family, received Nov 2014.
We rented a large 4 bedroom place here for our family of 4 and our in-laws with a family of 3. They had never been here before & thought it was superb too. Facilities are excellent, accommodation is second to none. We think it is the best place in the UK to go on a family holiday.Rating 5 out of 5, James, received Nov 2014.
We have been to Bluestone Wales multiple times and have tried to keep it a "secret" so it doesn't get too popular! We can't believe more families don't go here as it is so much better value than other places with the same facilities that seem so popular (I daren't mention by name but you know who we mean). The accommodation is far superior. Highly recommended. Rating 5 out of 5, Fiona, received Oct 2014.
I cannot recommend Bluestone Wales highly enough, as a family we love it! The accommodation is gorgeous, nothing is too much trouble for the staff & the kids are so happy whilst we are there that it just makes it so easy for us. I have almost lost count the number of times we have been there now. Superb for families with kids of all ages. Rating 5 out of 5, Emma, received Oct 2014.
Ideal family holiday destination! We not only loved Bluestone Wales, but we also loved Pembrokeshire as there were so many things for the kids to do & the coastline is stunning - a bit like Cornwall but without the queues of traffic so you can travel around much more easily here which is always a bonus with 2 kids! The holiday luxury we stayed in was the adapted Caldey lodge which certainly was ideal for wheelchair users but alwo great for the kids - real luxury. We had a great time with my husband & kids dashing off to do all those activities on offer then I could join in when I felt like it. The Blue Lagoon can be busy at certain times so be prepared for "noise" but there are plenty of sunloungers & seats & the kids seemed to love it. Highly recommended, particularly as a cheaper version of Center Parcs! Rating 5 out of 5, Sarah, received Feb 2012.
We have just had a short break for the weekend - 2 adults, 3 kids. Excellent value for money out of peak season but still with lots for the kids to do whilst we relaxed in the luxury lodges. Recommended. Rating 5 out of 5, James, received Feb 2012.
Bluestone is a hidden treasure in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park. It is a quiet village of lodges, studios and cottages hidden in beautiful countryside. The park is very family orientated, even so much in that it is car friendly inside the park. Families can wander to their hearts content, hop on a mini bus or if they wish can hire a golf buggy to get around. Bluestone is full of adventure, fun and excitement for all. It caters for everyone, from small toddlers to the big kids in the family. There is an adventure centre for children, which includes a large play area, a Lego room and a baby sensory area. It also has the Blue Lagoon, which has swimming pools, slides and a wave machine for those who love the water. Outside the adventure carries on for the bigger kids, as Bluestone had its own adventure area similar to "Go Ape" centres. The park has staff who organise accompanied or unaccompanied activities for children such as pond dipping, treasure hunts, mini Rangers, messy play and themed activities to name a few. Not only does Bluestone have all that inside the park but right next door is Oakwood Theme Park, for those who love their thrill rides. Bluestone is also ideal for walking, cycling, golf and exploring the local area. The park has shops, restaurants, its own bakery and a pub to feed the family or you can retreat to your self catering lodge and either cook yourself or order fom the park's take-away service. After a full day of activities the adults can leave their children with a baby-sitter while they relax in the superb spa, with steam rooms, a hot tub and a range of treatments. All in all Bluestone is a superb family park, ideal for a short break or a long holiday. Rating 5 out of 5, Louise, reviewed Oct 2011.

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We visited Bluestone when it first opened as a couple but we went back this week with our two children aged 5 and 4. The resort is bigger and has weathered a little but it still represents good value for money and is, in my opinion, head and shoulders ahead of Centre Parks which it closely resembles. There were loads of indoor and outdoor activities, some free like the excellent indoor play area and some we had to pay for. But unlike the other place we didn't feel short-changed or ripped off. TheChristmas events were really well done and the children had a great time and came away with a quality gift or other momento. The food outlets are not expensive and it is easy enough to get out of the place if want to explore the local area. The lodges re well spaced, large and well appointed with good bathrooms and kitchens. Finally all of the staff were friendly, helpful and cheerful. We cannot speak highly enough of the place. The only thing I would change would be to ban golf carts - but they were incredibly popular... Rating 5 out of 5, Dec 2015
Bluestone resort is well organised and the accommodation excellent. In the run up to Christmas you can visit the Kingdom of the Elves where the children take part in various activities getting things ready for Christmas. Breakfast and story time with Santa is very well organised. Santa tells the children a story before having their photograph taken with him. A very nice build up to Christmas. All cars - except disabled badge holders - have to park outside in the long stay car park after dropping their luggage off. You can hire a golf buggy which can be useful if you have small children to transport to the pool and indoor play area or village area. Rating 5 out of 5, Dec 2015
What can i say? What an amazing weekend. First things first, the accommodation was lovely, we stayed in Campion cottage in the village and it was beautiful. It was spotless on our arrival and it had everything in it you could need from a self catering stay. Plenty of plates, cutlery etc but things I've never had in S/C accommodation such as a dishwasher, cheese grater and downstairs loo. The added addition of safety gates and a high-chair for the baby were a great little touch. The bedrooms were lovely and quite big to what I have seen before and the bathroom was huge with a lovely bath and plenty of hot water for a family of 5. Now on to the activities, I would recommend booking these in advance as all we went on were pretty much booked out. There was a nice mix of activities for older children, younger children and toddlers which is a rare mix. They were well staffed and and the staff were enthusiastic as though it was the 1st time they had done this activity not the 1000th. The Kingdom of the Elves was really enjoyable, the kids all came away with a free gingerbread that they had decorated and an elf apron. Christmas messy play was great fun for a 18m old baby and was well run and well thought out (reindeer food, chocolate milk for Santa etc). The pool was great the kids really enjoyed. My older 2 did the sky trail and sky wires activities and special thanks must go to Lewis here, an instructor for both, who was incredibly patient with my timid 12 year old who took his time to take her round each part of sky trail which gave her a great confidence boost! We ate out only once which was in the Oaktree restaurant which was superb, they provided smaller portions of what we had for the baby and colouring packs. Any tips? Hire a golf buggy, its £80 for a weekend but it's a must if you travelling with any younger children or not a big fan of trailing up hills, take your basics (milk, bread etc) as the shop is a bit pricey. Overall we had an amazing time and would not hesitate to go back...can't wait until January so I can afford to book for next year!! Rating 5 out of 5, Dec 2015.
This will be our 3rd time to bluestone. 2nd time for kindgdom of the elves. Arrived at bluestone at 16.30 on 16 Nov to be greeted by a long que awaiting check in, to be fair this went down quickly and we kept my daughter occupied with counting the signs for kingdom of the elves and looking out for an elf. She was not dissapointed and near to the front of the que we were surprised to find a friendly elf tapping on our window and welcoming us with an invite to the elf party later on that day.....a lovely touch. We checked in and was given our key to our accommodation we had chosen a grasshome lodge to sleep 8, as with other trips the accommodation did not dissapointed we were situated in penrith view . The lodge was spotless clean with comfy beds and 2 baths, having a bath was great end to a busy day so I would Defiantly recommend the lodge, there was only 3 of us but the price at this time of year was hardly different . Once we up packed we headed to the wild wood cafe for the welcome party , 2 elves played games , sang songs and introduced us all to the bluestone christmas song and the actions , very entertaining and finished off with a snow storm which all the adults and children loved. We then went back on our pre hired golf buggy ( pre book you save 15 pound ) to our lodge where we relaxed and cooked in our fab equipped kitchen, put on a Christmas did and relaxed in the atmosphere. The next day we went to the play center for the morning , lots of fun to be had climbing , sliding , bouncing and playing with lego. We were booked in to kindgdom of the elves for 1700. We arrived at the reception at 16.45 where we were greeted by 2 elves who Elved us up with rosy red cheeks. At 1700 an elf called little buddy came out and sprinkled us with fairy dust to shrink us and took us in to our first room where the children were given elf uniform. I'm not going to say anymore about kingdom of the elves as wouldn't want to spoil it for anyone. It is very entertaining and great fun. All I will say is that I didn't think it was as good as the previous year but think that was because last year it was our first time and nothing would Compare , I did feel that the elves in the rooms wernt really bothered and seemed to be going through the motions but again this mat just be me as last year was so good. Kingdom of the elves lasts about 2 hours. That evening we ate in the Knights tavern. The menu is small but the food was good , we had 2 x adult fish and chips and 1 x child , price was £ 30 with drinks. The next day we booked the pantomime for 1200. Defiantly a must, so funny and a massive effort was made to ensure kids and adults were included. It lasted a out an aware there is a stall were you can buy light up wands ect. That night we had family coming to visit so we had planned to eat at knights tavern again. This time a little earlier , if you get down to the court yard for 6 there is a little light show which again is followed by a snow storm, our little girl loved it . The next morning we had booked for story tine with santa. Our slot was for 0900. You get about 50 min for breakfast ( all you can eat style) then about 40 mim with Santa who reads a story sings songs and sees each child ending with a gift and photo ( photo £8) story tome with santa is a definate to do, so magical for children and adults. We did this last year too but I found breakfast to be a lot better last year with a lot more choice , food was still nice and hot though and that's the main thing. We tried to book in for jingle bells show for the night but it was fully booked. In stead we decided to head down to the courtyard for the light show and Christmas carols in the marquee in the village it was so so busy we were crammed in the marquee with no room to move , it did die down so that we could have a dance . We did this last year and this year seemed to be missing personal nice touches like free mulled wine and mince pies , we did have a nice evening though. We were going to cook but decided on treating ourself on our last night to food from the new chip van...don't bother they were over priced £19 for 2 x chips 1 fish and 2 cartons of gravy...and cold and vile. The final morning we headed to blue lagoon for a swim always great fun with the rapids , waves and slides. Well now we are on our way home after a lovely break , gutted it's over , a few moans as mentioned above but wouldn't stop us going back in fact already booked using our voucher. Rating 5 out of 5, Nov 2015.
We decided to visit Bluestone following multiple recommendations from friends who had previously visited. The resort is really nice and spotless. The lodges are amazing and surprisingly high spec. There were 6 of us (4 adults + 2 children) and we stayed in a Gateholm lodge which is upside down (living upstairs / bedrooms downstairs). We were lucky enough to have one of the newly built units and it proved to be an amazing base for our break. The village centre shops and pub were great, as was the Blue Lagoon swimming pool and the activity centre. We also took the kids to the Kingdom of the Elves which they thoroughly enjoyed. The weather was poor whilst we were here so didn't book any of the paid for activities but I'm sure they would be extremely well organised. Will certainly be returning in the future. Rating 5 out of 5, Nov 2015.
Been going to bluestone for the past five years (twice per year) always enjoyed but food hasn't been the best, and on our break in March we noticed that the deco needed freshening up. So having just returned we were pleased that they have made some improvements, cabins have been painted inside and out to a high standard . We had food in The Knights Tavern on Saturday very tasty well presented we ate at the Farmhouse Grill on Sunday and again couldn't fault it all very much improved from previous visits and not too expensive considering you have limited eateries on site. Swimming pool is great as usual good for building up an appetite !! Also noticed that the golf buggies are all new ,not that we use them, much healthier to walk. Rating 5 out of 5, Nov 2015.
This was our fifth stay at Bluestone during autumn half term and, as usual, we were really looking looking forward to it! We stayed in a ramsay lodge which is perfect for a family of four as has plently of space, a well equipped kitchen and two en-suite bedrooms. Our lodge was located close to the village in Bartholomew Rise, it was very clean and had been recently refurbished. The weather was perfect, which meant we were able to get out and about and make the most of the beautiful scenery. Despite the weather there seemed to be more golf buggies to dodge than ever - we have never felt the need to have one. Our children enjoyed the free play hour on the Friday and also made the most of the other free facilities - the adventure centre, treehouses and Blue Lagoon. My daughter and I had a great time at the Spooky Splash which was also free this year and the queuing system was organised better than previous years. We also paid for some activities. I am never sure why people say there isn't enough activities for children as we've always been spoilt for choice - you must book in advance though as they sell out fast. Our 4 year old loved 'panning for gold' and our 7 year old had great fun doing safari driving! In both cases the staff were very enthusiastic and attentive to the children. However, for the first time ever we found one of our booked events very poor. This was the family dinner show - there were technical problems with the show and the food was poor. We have had an apology from Bluestone regarding this. In relation to food we had decent pub food at the Knights Tavern and made the most of the shop and the great pastries and bread at the bakery. We didn't use the chip van, but thought it was great idea. We had an amazing meal at Camp Smokey - great hearty food in stunning surroundings! Overall, we really enjoyed our holiday and have already booked for next year! Rating 4 out of 5, Oct 2015.
This was our second visit to Bluestone, and again we enjoyed ourselves. The lodge was great, very spacious and well-equipped. The park is well-situated for accessing many of the attractions in South Wales. There's also quite a lot to do in the park. Bike hire is very reasonable, and cycling will certainly improve fitness as it's very hilly! The swimming pool is good, but was totally over-crowded during the half-term. The queues for some of the slides were massive and wave pool felt quite unsafe for younger kids. There were a number of lifeguards on duty, but it wasn't a particularly pleasant experience. There were few other niggles: There didn't seem to be enough staff to cover the indoor activity centre activities, which resulted in long waits. Staff also allowed queue jumping, which was disappointing. The pub onsite was dire, certainly not somewhere you'd like to eat in with a family particularly if there's sport on. Disgusting sticky tables, massive screen (+ a telly in the other room), and lots of men getting drunk, standing up, bumping into people. We decided to get food from the fish&chip van and eat in the lodge instead, and the fish & chip were excellent and freshly cooked. As more lodges are being built I fear there's not enough capacity in the pool and other onsite attractions and restaurants which already get fully booked weeks in advance. The pool is just going to get worse. My advice would be to book attractions and restaurant tables well in advance. Rating 4 out of 5, Oct 2015.
Booked a midweek break to Bluestone, stayed in the Caldey Lodge - Carn Menyn which was ideal for us, our lodge was within a few minutes walk of the village and about 10 minute walk to the pool. the lodge was spacious, well equipped. The wifi within the lodge was sporadic only worked in certain parts of the lodge. The pool was fantastic, outside hot tub in the middle of October was a treat only negative was the lack of working hair dryers in the changing area. There is a small shop which does sell the basics and an outside vending machine that sells milk 24/7. I would suggest that you stock up before you arrive, Narbeth has a Nisa and a Spar although we went about 15 minutes along the road to Haverfordwest which has a large tesco and an Aldiis if you prefer. The gift shop has all the general gifts. We ate in the Farmhouse Grill which personally we felt was over priced for the quality, taste & quantity of food. We (and other diners) ate our dinner with our jackets on as the air conditioning made it very chilly, the waitress did mention they were having trouble adjusting the restaurant to the best temperature. We did have fish and chips from the chip van which we would definitely recommend. We visited the Tafarn at night at 8.30 for about 45 minutes they have something different on each night music, bingo or quiz. Some of the activities were fully booked but we did try crossbow and the high wire which was fun - big shoutout to Gareth who was fantastic at both activities. We also did the walk to find our more about Bluestone again would thoroughly recommend the guide was very informative, look forward to doing this again especially if the plans go ahead to restore the church within the village. The weather was really good the week we were there and we managed time for walks and bike rides, yes Bluestone is very hilly which may not suit all there are buggies for hire and there is a small bus that can collect at different stops within Bluestone to take you to the Pool which is not just solely for Bluestone guests. Oakwood theme park is next door and you can see this from the top deck at the Pool, unfortunately as we were there in October this them park was closed, there are plenty of places to visit nearby Bluestone if you prefer to use the lodge as a base Tenby is well worth a visit. Although Bluestone is a lot smaller that Center Parcs and I would say have a lot more activities for younger children, teenagers may find the activities limited, there are no indoor actives such as badminton, table tennis etc. hopefully this may change as they are currently building more lodges and they have plans to have a community hall. We had a fantastic midweek break and look forward to going back soon, the views are fantastic as you walk down to the Village. Rating 5 out of 5, Oct 2015.
Really impressed. First time visit and had a great time. Will definitely visit again once our little boy is a few years older. The chalet was perfect, modern and had nearly everything we needed. The only thing we needed was a bath for the kid, a wet room made life difficult. Other than that, our forest view cottage had a brilliant view and was peacefully quiet. We enjoyed the car free site. Seems everyone had hired a golf buggy, but we walked everywhere. Everything is really close and as long as your half fit, the hills are no problem at all....even with a baby. The pool was great, never seemed busy when we went mid October. You can use the pool once checked out on the last day. We assumed everyone would check out and use the pool on the last day too, but was surprised to find the rest of the site eager to get home and the pool was almost empty, perfect! I was a bit annoyed by the constant emails once we'd booked, endlessly encouraging us to book activities and restaurants. We booked an onsite restaurant once, having been told a reservation was essential, only to arrive and be told they had no record of our booking....not having a booking seemed to confuse the staff and struggled to find us a table....curious as when we entered the restaurant, it was only half full and only got emptier. We left site twice, once for a day at nearby folly farm and once for a walk on the beach in Tenby. Both these I can recommend. I suspect if you have a 2 to 10 year old, there is more than enough for them onsite. Make sure you find camp smokey, great hide away for a beer and marsh mallows by the open air fire. Rating 5 out of 5, Oct 2015.
We have just finished one of the best holidays we as a young family have ever been on. Bluestone is incredible and I can hand on heart say it was incredible. There are so many wonderful things to do whether you want to chill out and relax or be active! My 21 month old son loved all the children's activities and my husband loved the golf buggy! The prices of activities, food etc are very reasonable for a holiday village. The whole place is quiet and quaint with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. And to top it all off the staff are so nice, friendly and so welcoming it just makes the holiday that much better. Rating 5 out of 5, Sep 2015.
We have just returned from a 4 nights stay. We were a party of 4 adults and 5 children (all under the age of four). The accommodation was beautiful and perfect for our needs, we were very impressed. It was brand-new and very child friendly. Unfortunately we had a problem with our hot water and had to wait till the following morning for maintenance, however they came first thing and sorted the problem for us straight away. The resort is quaint and picturesque, but quite hilly. This didn't really bother us, we didn't mind the 15 minute uphill walk from our lodge to the blue Lagoon. There are golf buggies but we didn't pre-book one in case we didn't feel it was necessary. Whilst we were there we did try and hire one but they were completely sold out. I think the kids would have enjoyed riding around in one but this wasn't an issue. We were considering taking bikes but I'm glad we didn't now because of the terraine. The restaurant selection is okay, we ate in the Oaktree Italian restaurant and the food was amazing. The chippy, which is the only takeaway outlet on the resort, was decent but we personally we would have welcomed a takeaway/delivery service with more choice. We did find an old menu for this but it is no longer available. Camp Smokey was fun too, we went for lunch and really enjoyed the experience. The blue lagoon (swimming pool) was clean and great fun for the kids and not too busy! The adventure centre again was great for occupying the kids. The activities in the village centre marque in the early evening were also good for young children and my son loved participating in the dancing. We went to a evening show for the kids at the Wild Wood cafe which was brilliant and is highly recommended for anyone visiting with small children. Also a trip to the nearby folly farm is a must! it is not just a farm, but has animals such as giraffes zebras and lions! Local beaches are beautiful too and kids loved running around during low tide. Overall we had a great time and I would recommend to anyone who fancies a change from Center Parcs for example. Would I go back? Maybe, due to the distance from home really and the fact that we love Centre Parcs, which is a little bit more to our taste. This is a cracking little place though and we were glad we went. I can imagine it would be a bit crowded in school holidays and with more accommodation being built, I wonder how the resort will cope with the current facilities. Oh and the building work didn't bother or effect us at all! Rating 5 out of 5, Sep 2015.
The lodge we booked was brilliantly laid out with plenty of space for three year olds to run around without colliding with the furniture. The equipment was quite good with dishwasher and microwave plus a good set of kitchen knives (not always the case in holiday apartments). The wave pool was excellent with lots of slides and a lazy river and the changing facilities had family rooms allowing mums and dads to cope with changing two or more children easily. The bakery was very good and the restaurants fairly good. The adventure centre had very good soft play areas for little ones and there are climbing walls for older children. The tree top wires and walkways looked like good fun, but we did not use them. All in all it was a great holiday for little ones, but might be more expensive for older children as the activities come at a cost. It is a very hilly site so hiring a buggy for little legs as well as great fun. Rating 5 out of 5, Sep 2015.
Just returned from a weekend break for mums birthday. 6 adults and 2 children - 5 + 8. Lots to keep all of us occupied. The children (as did their grandparents!) loved The Blue Lagoon and the rides there especially. The brothers in law got very competitive with the laser clay shooting - my sister and I chose to let them win! Very good fun and great value for money. The grounds are absolutely superb and the views from the higher points are amazing. 2 of us hired bikes so got a great workout on some of the hills through the site. Our lodge was in Knights Rest and was a great space for the 8 of us with plenty of equipment for cooking if you choose to do so. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived and there was nothing to fault - they even decorated for us for my Mum's birthday! The adventure centre was another sure fire hit with the children as well - and got lots of 'wow's from us older ones too. We got there about 10.30 on Sunday and it wasn't too busy which was great. All of the staff we met were very friendly and helpful and even remember us 2 days later - very impressive! We were a bit unsure about going beforehand - can imagine it gets incredibly busy at peak times - but we had an absolutely superb time and it made a special birthday extra special. Rating 5 out of 5, Sep 2015.
Easy to book, but i found the booking of extras difficult to understand - so didn't! Quite easy to find and very nice entrance with easy access and a very quick book in. Lodge was for 8 people and was fabulous. You basically turn up with clothes and food and everything else is there. Very comfy beds, fantastic bathroom facilities, plenty of hot water etc!! I was told by one staff that there were no bikes left to hire on Monday night, but by Tuesday 10am there were enough to get all the kids one each, and also a golf buggy - which i definitely recommend. The bikes meant the kids were mostly independent all week. The site is easy to get round with signs everywhere. A daily visit to the free entry Blue Lagoon swimming pool was a must - with waves, flumes, cafe and very clean changing and shower areas. Plenty of food and drinks choices on site with two pubs, a restaurant, a cafe and a fish and chip van ( though the kitchen in the lodge was very amenable to self cater if you wanted!) a couple of shops and amusements areas made up the Village, as well as the Well Spring Spa, which was very nice but bloody expensive!! There was an adventure area which mostly catered for smaller children, but did have a large rope swing, high wires, rope drop and wall climbing, all of which you pay extra for. The payments were quite expensive in my opinion and the purchase of them seemed idiotic using a ticketing system where children had to first find a staff member to assist, then show and keep hold of their ticket! Most children have trouble keeping their own stuff close and safe, never-mind a small paper barcoded ticket!! Staff were incredibly friendly at all times but i think they seemed hindered by both the ticketing system and the myriad of different purchases! My one gripe about the week was that everything has to be done at a certain time for a certain amount of time! It would have been nice to let the kids "have a go" at lots of other activities - but costs were prohibitive! Maybe the Administration could look at a few less options and a few more inclusions - perhaps taster sessions, before buying a full hour of something!! All in all a very good week though with many more high points than grumbles..... Would definitely look at returning. Rating 5 out of 5, Sep 2015.
Bluestone is in such a lovely location! We were impressed as soon as we arrived and this continued throughout all aspects of our stay. Our Ramsey lodge was perfect, with beautiful views over the lake and had everything we needed. The site is very clean and well maintained and we loved everything about it. Highly recommend hiring a golf buggy just for the ease and fun of it. Activities booked included Woodland Warriors, High Ropes and Sky Wires which my teens declared as brilliant. All fantastic fun, very well organised with attentive and friendly staff. The hours entertainment in the Knights Tafarn 3 evenings was very welcome but could perhaps be enhanced and extended slightly. There is a small games arcade room open to 10pm with pool table and air hockey which is a good addition. Our only disappointment was no Camp Smokey Shindig. I imagine this would be popular enough to put on all mid week breaks and I think Bluestone is missing a trick by not making more use of it. The site also needs a pizzeria! Can't believe nowhere to get pizza on a family site like this other than the frankly weird offerings in the Oak tree restaurant which we did not visit. All in all we loved our break and it felt like quality family time. Thank you Bluestone :-) Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
If I could rate the weather you'd get a minus score. Wet windy and none to warm. NOT YOUR FAULT!!! This was our first visit here. It's very different from Centre Parcs. What amazed us was the lack of people and children at some of the venues. There are 2 great play areas indoors for small children. Mostly we had it almost to ourselves. The accommodation we would describe as clean and spacious. The grandchildren thought it was funny going down stairs to bed. The only complaint that we had was. The lack of slides that a 5 year old could use in the swimming pool. On the positive side there was a small pool ' incident' involving a child. Not one of ours fortunately. Both my daughter and wife have Health and Safety training for their work. Both where very impressed with the speed and efficiency that this was sorted out. Well done. If you enjoy history and folklore there is an excellent accompanied walk around the site. Thank you Terry? Finally to those who have moaned and complained on this site. If anyone one on a wet cold evening in August saw a 60 year old gentleman and his 5 year old Granddaughter . Faces covered in mud skipping and dancing though puddles and the rain by the lake. This was me. It was priceless. Holidays are what YOU make them. Rating 4 out of 5, Aug 2015.
We returned to Bluestone after an excellent family holiday last August. We selected the same location of lodge as last year, Preseli 10 and have to say that the lodge is beginning to look a bit tired, needing a bit of a repaint and bathrooms tidied up. We found cleaning by housekeeping wasn't up to a good standard, with bits of food and litter found under beds. The first evening that we were there, a maintenance man arrived just as we were about to eat, to tell us not to use the freezer as it could catch fire. He asked us if we were happy to leave it turned off until he could return the next day to replace it. Luckily we didn't have any frozen goods that we needed to keep frozen. He returned the next day to fix freezer and another few maintenance issues we had come across overnight, including the safe that we couldn't open. We all found the pillows VERY hard, so take your own. We paid for the children to do activities, Mud Mystery, Woodland Warrior and mini Adventure Zoo Keepers animal Magic which they all loved and felt it money well spent. My daughter and myself just pampered ourselves at the Well Spa with an excellent massage and use of the thermal suite. One of the best massages I have ever had. We ate at the Knights Tafarn one evening and felt the menu was smaller than last year. They also now have a Fish and Chip van that is open every day with great chips but fish portion was a bit small. The Blue Lagoon has been tidied up since last year with better changing rooms and more lockers that work, but don't forget to take a pound coin to operate them. Guests have exclusive use of the pool area from 9 to 11, but the outside slide doesn't open until 10. Great fun had by all ages. When we left to go home on Friday at 2pm there was a huge queue waiting to check in to Bluestone so it might be a good idea to make a day of it at local attraction and check in after 5, like we did, not having to queue. Not sure we would go back, as it isn't cheap and we have visited most of the attractions the surrounding areas have to offer, but all the staff are all so friendly. Rating 4 out of 5, Aug 2015.
Arrived home Friday after a 4 night stay with friends and our 7 children (ages ranging 18mths to 17yrs!) The weather was pants but we fully embraced the getting back to nature and fully engaging with our children..... The hills were brutal on the bikes but despite severe thigh burn we felt good to have gotten so active, if cycling is not for you I'd highly recommend you pre book the buggies! On arrival the check in was slick and seamless, the lodge was beautiful, comfortable clean and equipped with any cooking utensils you'd need. We bought our food with us as we felt that eating out with seven children may be the more stressful option and I'm glad we did as I understand the eateries are a little pricey (as was the shop for forgotten bits and bobs). All staff we encountered were welcoming and accommodating, kind, helpful and professional. Activities were wide ranging and we found something for everyone, they were well thought out and thoroughly enjoyable. High ropes was great fun, and kayaking was superb. The indoor play areas were good fun for the little ones and the craft activities also very enjoyable for the younger children. My daughter (age 4 who does forest school at home) absolutely loved the mud activity- to find dragon egg I forget what it was called- despite the pouring rain. We all enjoyed the pool which wasn't as rammed as I thought it would be, we watched a fabulous falconry display which had even the 18mth old enthralled, and the fireworks although too late for the little ones was enjoyed by those of us still awake....I ran out of time to visit the spa but my friend who did was very impressed. Would I recommend- absolutely yes, and I already have, would I come back- yes I can't wait to! I think a special thank you well deserved to the staff in the bike hire area (absolute credit to the company for how helpful kind and professional you were) and to the guy who ran our high ropes with us (we think your name was Chris) we are sad it was your last day, you made our last activity thoroughly adrenalin pumpingly brilliant.... Enjoy your new adventure (hope your eye is ok!) Thank you bluestone- we had a total blast!!!! Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
We stayed in a family group of 14 (two lodges). Lodges were excellent, clean & comfortable. The Blue Lagoon, as always, was a BIG hit with the kids, but the extra activities (although chargeable) were also fantastic - Archery, Treetops climb, Crossbows & Catapults to name but a few. Although I didn't participate myself, the Spa was apparently brilliant as well! The well laid out roads etc made for great cycle paths which you have no fear of letting the kids go off riding their bikes around. (No cars - just golf buggies) The ONLY let down IMHO was the food at the restaurants... Not that it was bad in ANY way - just nothing special. The best thing about the park though, was the staff. Nothing is too much trouble and they are all genuinely friendly. Rating 4 out of 5, Aug 2015.
Stayed a whole week and loved every minute! Had chosen it because it was CenterParcs like but seemed to offer the chance to explore the area too. We weren't disappointed - it was everything we hoped it would be. Our lodge (in Augustus Way) was great although we had the "upside house" and there are no views to speak of from down there! It was clean and well presented and just about had everything we needed (a few soup/cereal bowls would have been good!). It is HILLY but we managed without a buggy. Bit of a trek up to the swimming pool and we struggled with the hills when we hired bikes for a few days but I think this says more about us than the hills! We booked several activities - Buccaneers, Mud Mystery, Big Four, Woodland Survivor, Safari 4x4, spa - and everyone was great, the kids were buzzing by the end of the week! The swimming pool is fabulous and we swam (read flumed and lazy-rivered!) EVERY day. Were expecting it to be busy at certain times but it never felt over-crowded. We ate at Camp Smokey - loud but great fun - and at the Grill (had booked at Village Centre but they had no record and luckily fitted us in) and bought lunches at the Bakery a few times and dinner twice at the Chippy van. Mostly great food although not cheap but I wouldn't bother with the chippy again. The shop offers a good selection and the kids were amused at the milk/cheese/butter vending machine! Every member of staff we met was fabulous but I must give a special mention to those that work on the Big Four who were just amazing with kids and adults of every ability and fear ;-) It was really easy to get off site for a day and we had great visits to Tenby and to Marros Riding Centre. Came home exhausted but so glad we had visited Bluestone in the beautiful Welsh countryside. Rating 4 out of 5, Aug 2015.
We just spent an excellent weekend at Bluestone. This is our second visit with our two young daughters (5 and 2). The main purpose of this visit was to celebrate my husbands 50th which included a surprise birthday party. I must thank the staff for all their help with this. The staff on arrivals/security and in particular Melissa in reservations. The girls loved the waterpark. We would definitely recommend taking advantage of the 09:00-11:00 guest only session. Kids funtime at 17:30 went down well and they loved the tree house play area at village central. Our eldest is already asking when we are going again. We personally cannot wait until they are competent cyclists themselves. This is the second time we have hired a trailer for them. They absolutely love being chauffered around the resort. We had a fantastic time and appreciated the excellent and genuine customer service. Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
We visited Bluestone during the summer holidays and had a lovely time. I have so many positive things to say about this place, firstly the price of the break. I came across Bluestones website after ruling out Center Parcs due to cost. The same four night break in the middle of the school summer holidays for two adults and a baby was more than £800 at CP, as apposed to just over £400 at Bluestone. As a CP veteran of more than twenty years I was dubious but decided to give it a go- and I'm so glad I did. Whilst Bluestone aren't quite as slick as CP in terms of things like the customer services desk only being open during office hours and there being less choice of restaurants etc, they are also far friendlier and more focused on their customers because they are a smaller operation. In fact I would go as far as to say that Bluestone feels like CP did 25 years ago- small, friendly and not as brash and commercial as they are now. I only hope that Bluestone retain this as time goes on and keep their prices as fair as they are now. Whilst there aren't loads of restaurants to choose from those that there are serve very good quality food. We didn't have one bad meal- not even a mediocre meal, in fact. It was all freshly cooked food made with good ingredients and a fair price. My only criticism in terms of food at Bluestone is that Camp Smokey isn't open for dinner (it closes at 4pm). Camp Smokey was a real highlight for us and we would have loved to visit for dinner. The food was great and the location was stunning. The kitchen in the accommodation was also well equipped and the village shop was well stocked and fairly priced so cooking is a feasibility. The scenery is a huge draw here and even a couple of Cockneys who aren't that mad on the countryside like us were blown away by the beauty of the site. The hills are steep though so be prepared for that! We didn't pay £80 to hire a golf buggy (we felt that was a lot of money and I do think they could lower that) but I think you would have to if you weren't young and fit. The swimming pool was great- like the rest of the site it was spotlessly clean and well maintained. Our 13 month old daughter also enjoyed the soft play area at the adventure centre and did an hour long toddler sensory session that was well worth the £7 price tag. The accommodation was one of the very best things about Bluestone. We were in the Dolphin Cottage in the village square and it was glorious. Spotlessly clean and well appointed with a very comfy bed and a beautiful bathroom which we loved. The shower in particular was amazing. The cottage even had a dishwasher and DVD player. Brilliant. I also used the spa during my stay. I had booked online so my 2hr session was only £20. It was fabulous- a really nice, modern spa with a hydro pool. I was really relaxed after my time there. My only criticism of the spa would be that treatments were very expensive- a massage for example was over £40 and therefore I couldn't justify the price. Overall this was a brilliant holiday and I only haven't given it 5 stars because of the slightly too high prices of some things (spa treatments, golf buggies) and because the main information desk and soft play/indoor activities centre both close at 6pm when we would have liked to use both into the evening. We have already booked our next break there, taking advantage of the "come back soon" offer and getting £50 off the holiday. Can't wait! Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.
Me and my family, husband and three boys 11, and twins of 9 really enjoyed Bluestone Resort, we found that for the time of year although fully booked up, it was very quite and you could get onto most of the activities at short notice, the holiday does work out a little bit expensive overall by the time you have included your food and activities to keep boys this age entertained. It was very hard to just go on a bike ride for the day as very hilly and not many good bike tracks. We into Tenby and went on the Seal Safari and fishing which the boys really enjoyed. If you are going out to eat in Bluestone the pub is good value for money, we would recommend the Farmhouse Grill for a more upmarket dining experience, stay well away from the Oaktree it was awful and overpriced, it is always booked but this is because they only ever have a few tables being served at one time, my pasta came in one lump or two covered in oil so it could be separated, the children's Pizza is so small it is only suitable for under 5's and the lamb was dry and overcooked not exactly what we were expecting :( Overall we had a great time with lots of fun experiences and for children under 12 would highly recommend. But a bit expensive. Rating 4 out of 5, Aug 2015.
Visited with a mixed family group, loved pretty much everything. First timers to Bluestone, the accommodation took my breath away. Great condition, lovely design and very clean. We hired bikes and although hard work getting up to the pool etc, what fun going down again! Pool is good fun with various slides and the night visits for residents only with music and extra big waves were brilliant end of year treat. We also did raft wars as a family and sky wires which again were great fun. Didn't really use the restaurants which I see there are mixed reviews for here. Beautiful setting in the middle of the woods and the no car policy is great. Makes the whole place feel safe and more of a retreat. Camp smokey area great idea. Finally the staff were brilliant (other than one or two lifeguards who couldn't be bothered ) bike hire, customer services, shops, and activities, were helpful and friendly, and seemed to care. This made all the difference. Will return! Rating 5 out of 5, Aug 2015.