Bluestone Wales Resort
So following on from arrival and first impressions, today is our first full day at Bluestone Wales Resort. The weather today is nothing like yesterday. We have blue skies and the wind has thankfully died down. The wind in Wales even made the news as it was compared to the storms in Ireland which were much worse.
There is an awesome park at Bluestone with fake grass which is lovely and bouncy underfoot. It feels a bit like being in Teletubby land. All the equipment is made out of sturdy wooden structures with bright colours. There’s something for all ages with big slides, little slides, ride on bouncy bugs, swings and a strange thing that looks like a colander that you sit in and it spins around.
The park is just above the coffee shop which is perfect for us mums and dads that need a bit of extra fuel to keep up with the little ones.
Just off the park there are wooden tree houses which all have games in them such as noughts and crosses, pinball and ball mazes.
We also discovered a giant chair which was left behind by a local welsh giant.
After we’d had a mooch around the village we went for a wander around the lake. We bumped into some odd looking locals along the way.
The lake was lovely although there was a distinct eggy smell which I’m guessing is something to do with the sewerage system, but we could only smell it for part of the way round.
We also saw lots of birds, ducks and proper lily pads which Isabelle thought were only made up in films.
We also popped into local Narbeth to have a look around. There we found the most amazing deli which had so many yummy things to choose from.
Isabelle was amazed at the size of the onions and found the biggest jacket potato EVER….
We also found a shop that sells specialist alcohol including every kind of flavoured gin imaginable. Nothing unusual about that you would think, but alongside the alcohol they sell ice creams, gelato and sorbet (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). It seemed like a bit of an odd combination. Isabelle had a vanilla ice cream which the lady claimed to be the BEST vanilla ice cream ever. Isabelle being quite the ice cream connoisseur put the ice cream to the test and confirmed it as being THE BEST IN THE WORLD. It was made locally from local Welsh cows milk. As well as the ice cream, Chris bought two pints of local cider which came in a milk carton. It looked a lot like a cows urine sample and didn’t smell much better either.
The Knights Tafarn
In the evening we ventured out to the knights Tafarn for a drink. There was a lovely atmosphere in the pub, and we’re hoping to go back on Thursday for the pub quiz.
There were also a couple of pumpkin people sat outside which you can see a clip of on our Instagram stories.
Blue Lagoon and Adventure Centre
A good fun swimming pool is a must when booking a family holiday, and a trip there almost daily is a great way to get the kids up and out for the day or something fun to do before getting ready for dinner. The pool was definitely no disappointment with waves, a lazy river and slides to play on. Isabelle and even Ryan had a great time.
*disclaimer – we were given a mid-week stay at Bluestone in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.