Bluestone: A fabulous week in pictures
Last week Tim, Xav and I were lucky enough to be invited for a break at Bluestone in Wales. We’d heard great things about it from friends who have gone there, so our expectations were high.
Time off together is always very special for us, and whatever we do we always have a brilliant time.
I had visions of hiring bikes and exploring the Pembrokeshire countryside on long walks together. We love being outside and so we couldn’t help but feel a bit sad that our time at Bluestone was affected by the near-constant rain. We were able to spend a bit of time outside, but not nearly as much as we’d hoped. All part of a November getaway! We all felt that we should go back when the weather is better so we could enjoy the incredible surroundings and outdoor activities more than we could this week.
Luckily, Bluestone is a place that caters for everyone whatever is going on outside. There are activity classes for all age groups, a huge water park with pools and flumes (although we couldn’t use them as Xav wasn’t tall enough – much to his annoyance. Another reason to go back when he’s a bit bigger!) soft play and an indoor activity centre.
During the evenings we spent time together in our comfortable, spacious and cosy lodge. We did get to go on a walk when the rain stopped for one afternoon, which was stunning. The way Xav looks at the world is incredible and he’s so mindful. He stops and notices the smallest of things and that makes us do the same. It’s amazing what you see when you look at the world through a child’s eyes. Bluestone gave us the chance to take that time together and create those memories.
Rather than waffle on too much about everything we did, I thought I’d put a gallery of pictures up so you can see for yourselves what it’s like.
We’d go back to Bluestone in a heartbeat. It’s easy to get to, the facilities are fantastic and there is something for all age groups. Having said that, for me spending time in a swimming pool, at soft play and in an activity centre is far from my idea of a holiday (sadly there is a beautiful spa that I only saw the outside of) but I’m acutely aware that there really is NO SUCH THING as a relaxing time away when you are in charge of small humans. It really is all about the kids.
Here’s our week in pictures!