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Bluestone Wales Ten Top Tips

Bluestone Wales is a luxury UK holiday resort which is very popular due to its family friendly accommodation. Here are a number of Reviews of Bluestone Wales for you to consider before booking, it really is a fantastic Center Parcs Alternative.

*Please be aware that a number of these reviews are from Bloggers who have been asked to visit Bluestone in order to review.

10 Top Tips for Bluestone Wales

What is Bluestone Wales great for? – Reviews of Bluestone Wales | Family Friendly Accommodation

For making family memories said Life as our Little Family. Kerry-Ann and her family enjoyed a week long adventure at Bluestone Wales. They made the most by visiting the waterpark daily, they took part in beast hunts, they toasted marshmallows at Camp Smokey, met new friends (ducks and rabbits), rested tired feet with wine and experienced the most gorgeous of sunsets. But the best part of all was getting to spend some peaceful quality time together as a family.

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The incredible setting! said Travel Loving Family. Lisa from Travel Loving Family also shares six reasons on why her family loved their stay at Bluestone in Wales and those reasons include the location, the food and the beautiful lodges!

For Adventure and Tranquility said Suzanne a Mini Travellers guest contributor. Suzanne said that before her holiday to Bluestone she didn’t think it was possible to have a fun, energetic, adventurous, kid friendly holiday in the UK. Especially one that could also simultaneously offer relaxation, tranquility, skin rejuvenation and de-stressing powers for hectic parents!

Rest and relaxation according to In the Playroom who really loved the fact that her lodge backed on to the forest. ‘…many times we looked outside and saw rabbits and squirrels right outside the back door. She also found that Bluestone had a great balance between being very peaceful and relaxing, yet still having so much to keep children entertained.

For all the activities at Bluestone Wales, check out the website before you go recommends Lamb & Bear. Alex from Lamb and Bear loved the amount of activities that were on offer, not just for older kids but also for babies too. She says; ‘What instantly impressed us about Bluestone Wales is the attention to detail when it comes to infants. There is something to do for all ages. Whether it’s sensory play for 0+ month old babies or tree climbing for adults. Everyone is catered for.’

For fairy magic according to both Dear Bear and Beany and Then We Were 3 who both visited the ‘Secret Fairy Village’ during their stay at Bluestone. They got to meet a hobbit, get sprinkled with fairy dust and head off into the woods to find the secret fairy houses.

It’s great for the Well Spa Retreat said Hodge Podge Days who got to experience a four hour spa experience that included a wonderful facial treatment. Her favourite part was the hydrotherapy pool on the roof top. ‘It was incredibly peaceful and I enjoyed floating in the pool and enjoying the jets of water even in the light drizzle, in fact I think the rain added to the experience. I wasn’t cold, it was just blissful.

It’s all about Camp Smokey!

What age of children is Bluestone Wales suitable for? Reviews of Bluestone Wales | Family Friendly Accommodation

 Toddlers and Pre-schoolers  says Sarah from Toby Goes Banana’s. Sarah loved that there were also loads of free activities and play centres available for toddlers and pre-schoolers and they really made the most of the swimming pools and parks during their stay.

Emily from Emily and Indiana tells you it’s the Perfect Holiday for Under 5’s. She also says ‘There are a plenty of things to do at Bluestone for little ones, and many of them come included in the price of your holiday. You can also book a number of activities at a small charge, including baby / toddler sensory, messy play, Mini Rangers, bug hunting, story time and there’s even a fully equipped creche (because it’s our holiday too!).’

But in all honestly, we think its suitable for children of all ages. There are activities for the youngest of babies, to the oldest of kids and grown ups too!

What are the rooms like at Bluestone Wales? Reviews of Bluestone Wales | Family Friendly Accommodation

Dinas Lodge Review – LesBeMums give us a wonderful tour of the Dinas Lodge which is one of Bluestones detached log cabin that can sleep 8. It comes with two double rooms, two twin rooms and 2 wet rooms.

The Gateholm Lodge – A Mum Reviews shows us around the Gateholm Lodge that they stayed in during their time at Bluestone in Wales. She says ‘The Gateholm Lodge is also known as the upside down lodge as the bedrooms are on the ground level floor and the open plan living area is upstairs. At first we thought this was a bit strange but we got used to it straight away and really appreciated the design when we saw the view from upstairs!

House Tour in Preseli View (skip to 5m 27 for the start of the House Tour!)

Is it possible to do Bluestone Wales on a Budget? – Reviews of Bluestone Wales | Family Friendly Accommodation

Yes according to Leanne from ‘A Slice Of My Life Wales and here is how in Bluestone on a Budget together with Bluestone at Christmas on a shoestring budget. Leanne says its all about booking at the right time, making the most of the free activities and being clever with food!

Lisa also has Guide to Saving Money and doing Bluestone on a Budget! She shares lots of top tips on how to get the most for your money and how you don’t need to spend a fortune to have fun at Bluestone.

Bluestone on a Budget
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Is it worth visiting Bluestone Wales just for the Weekend? – Reviews of Bluestone Wales | Family Friendly Accommodation

Yes definitely according to Elfa in her post about a Weekend in Wales at Bluestone. Bluestone offer both Monday to Friday holidays and weekend holidays and Elfa and her family tried out both options. She found the weekends were the best for making the most of the resort itself, whereas the longer holidays where a great option for also getting to explore the local area.

What time of year should we visit Bluestone Wales? – Reviews of Bluestone Wales | Family Friendly Accommodation

March is a great time for Bluestone Wales according to Kara and her family and also Beth recommends March for Bluestone too. March is a great time of year for welly stomping in the woods and for getting cosy with cups of teas and books in the lodges. Everything is open, but it’s not quite high season so you get to enjoy most of the activities without huge crowds.

May at Bluestone worked really well for Hodge Podge Days and Holly and her family who got to experience sunny beach days and bluebells! Bluestone is a bit busier in the months of May and although activities and restaurants need to be booked in advance, the resort still feels very peaceful and quiet.

Hannah visited Bluestone at Christmas and did it all on a shoestring budget so she’s got some great tips on how to save money whilst you’re there.

Jayne highly recommends an Autumn break at Bluestone Wales and found all the rooms really snuggly. Autumn is the perfect kite flying season and they loved that Autumn meant getting the local beaches all to themselves.

Christmas at Bluestone – Bonita, a Mini Travellers guest blogger, visited Bluestone at Christmas and found it really had the festive fun sorted. I booked a visit to Santa’s Cottage (including a chocolate master class, a story and photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus), The Snow Owl Christmas Show (a shadow puppet production), a Festive Toy Chest Breakfast (with a story from Buddy the Elf) and a Christmas Craft workshop. Phew.

Wanting to watch a video instead?

What to do in Pembrokshire whilst you are staying at Bluestone Wales!

Kerry-Ann from Life As Our Little Family writes about ‘Exploring Pembrokeshire as a Family’  and takes you on a beautiful photo journey through Tenby where they flew kites, walked the cobbled streets, found the perfect picture portholes and ate fish and chips.

Jane from Hodbe Podge Days shares a whole range of Things to do in Pembrokeshire, from spa days, to beach trips to visiting boathouses.

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Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

Mini Travellers is for parents looking for holiday ideas, destination reviews, days out and things to do with the kids. We also have family travel tips, activity ideas and all other things family holiday related. Take a look at some of our latest reviews for holidays and day trips in the UK.

8 thoughts on “Reviews of Bluestone Wales | Center Parcs Alternative”

  1. What a great guide! I’ve had Bluestone flagged as a possible family holiday destination as a while. This post has assured me that it would be a great place to visit…

  2. This is such a fab post Karen. We visited Pembrokeshire early Summer and absolutely loved it there is so much to do. We would love to return and would definitely look at staying at Bluestone it looks lovely !!

  3. Oh, we so need to go back to Bluestone! We went two years ago and the children still talk about it now. My cousin took his family, his brother and family and his mum – AND the in-laws, based on our recommendation. It was everything they’d hoped it would be. Looks like a lot of other people agree! x

  4. Honestly would recommend this place to anyone with small children also! My toddler enjoyed it so much, the scarecrow sculpture trial was amazing for her she simply couldn’t get enough of seeing them on her way to an activity. The fairy walk we booked was great, tiny Tim the guy who met us was very entertaining and got the kids involved with looking for the fairy with a wand which was given to the children, and a lil fairy village at the end was amazing. All staff very friendly. Every where was clean and new looking. Restaurants were very nice, with the Sunday roast added too which was a must! We didn’t leave the park all weekend and enjoyed the show as well as a band on the night before we went home. We will be back, and are looking forward to booking a December break next time!


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