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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Went to Bluestone for 3 nights over a weekend with 8 adults and 2 children.
There seemed to be a large choice of activities for all ages!
Fun baby yoga and toddler activities, loads of live music sang by pirates and furry mascots, high wire activities and laser quest games in the woods.
I would also recomend this venue for adults as they have an AMAZING spa and a good pub quiz a couple nights a week.
Alcohol and groceries on site aren't outrageously priced but it's best to bring your own food etc.

Oak tree restaurant was definitely the preferable option with excellent food! The farm house grill was good food with mediocre service.

Date of stay: May 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
1  Thank ALW-DLDJ
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This is the 3rd time that we have visited Bluestone, previously once as a family group, second as a Hen/Stag weekend and this time as 2 couples.

We stayed in Ramsey Lodge in the Knights Rest area of the resort. Check In was smooth and quick as usual. The lodge was very clean and modern.. never had any trouble with cleanliness of Bluestone lodges. The lodge was very spacious for 4 people to stay in and bathrooms/ bedrooms had more than enough space for a weekend stay. Absolutely silent on an evening, not a sound to be heard, Lovely!

We used some of the facilities onsite. The shop has all you’d need if you forgot to bring anything with you. The Grill restaurant was nice. I did have to send my dinner back as I was unhappy with the chicken being under cooked, there was blood in the leg but I was reassured that it had been cooked well enough, I did insist on it being cooked again BUT having said that the staff resolved it quickly and offered me a drink whilst I waited. All of the other meals we ordered were lovely and overall we all enjoyed the food.

The Chippy - Beautiful Chips! Worth a visit if you don’t fancy cooking

We pre-booked the spa over the phone but our booking dropped off of our online itinerary. I called the enquiries line and they help resolve it immediately - very helpful and friendly.

The Spa - Small but all you need for a spa break. We had a 2 hour slot which was more than enough. Steam rooms and Saunas were brill. Could maybe have staff cleaning around, we went later in the day and it was a bit messy in the changing rooms and quite wet on the floor in the spa areas so a bit slippery.

Onsite Trail walks - If you’re able to walk for long periods then make the most of these trails, they take you through lovely forest and field areas, beautiful on a sunny day. Be aware that they are challenging if you’re not very good on your feet or have a buggy/children with you. Visit Camp Smokey, it’s accessible to everyone!

Swimming Pool - Disappointing. I will review separately. Not to the standard of the rest of the Bluestone resort.

We would definitely visit Bluestone again. It’s suitable for all ages and groups. Make the most of the resort!

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank Heales31
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We’ve stayed at Bluestone on many occasions and have a lovely holiday every time we go. The best advice we can give is to remember that the whole idea of the break is to enjoy wholesome family, activities in the heart of nature. If you worry about getting wet or dirty then you won’t have the full enjoyment. Wearing a fur coat and taking a big umbrella to build a den and toast marshmallows on a campfire (yes, you know who you are!) will make you look a little bit silly!

Accommodation - This time we stayed in a Tenby lodge but have stayed in the Skomer and the Grassholm previously. We are starting to find that the lodges are now in need of internal upgrades like new sofas and sealant but this doesn’t really impact enjoyment. The biggest issue with all the accommodation is that there is not enough living space. A lodge to sleep 8 will only have two 2 seater sofas for example. Having said that, we don’t really spend a lot of time on the sofas.

Paid Activities - The activities are very good value for money. Adults and children in our family really enjoy what is on offer. You absolutely must book the activities in advance to avoid disappointment. There are limited spaces but booking before you go will ensure you know exactly how to plan your stay. As a family, we’d love to see some evening activities as they mostly tend to finish at around 4pm. We tend to book one or two paid activities every day and then go swimming/walking or to the adventure centre in between. Other families we know only book one paid activity per day and enjoy a more relaxed break. Some of our favourites include Into the Wild, Panning for Gold, Nature Detectives, 4x4 Safari.

Free Activities - Our son adores the Blue Lagoon. He loves the lazy river and the outdoor section and asks to swim daily when we are in Bluestone. You will need £1 for the lockers and DO NOT forget your entry pass or you won’t get in. It’s best to swim before midday if you can as the pool is open to the public in the afternoon and gets a bit busier. The adventure centre is great for children up to about 9/10 and the playground is good for children up to 8/9. There is a parade on the Thursday and Sunday evenings where the children can take the items they’ve made on the craft activities. We would like to see some evening entertainment - maybe a disco? As we do tend to struggle to find things to do after about 6pm.

Buggies - Our family really value the buggies. They are particularly valuable if members of your party are not fit enough to walk several miles a day up/down hills. They are not cheap so if cost is an issue there is a bus that travels around the park. If you do decide to hire a buggy, make sure you take an old towel so that you can wipe the seats if the weather is wet or you will get soggy bottoms!

On Park Restaurants - There are four - one in the activity centre serving burgers and baguettes, an Italian, a grill house and a traditional pub. We’ve eaten in all of them over the years and the food is generally very nice and reasonably priced. Our favourite is The Oak Tree, which serves beautiful pasta and pizza dishes. There is also a take away fish and chip van which is very good and not too expensive - just don’t buy any drinks from there, at £3 for a bottle of lemonade it’s cheaper to go to the village shop.

The Shop - The on park shop is well stocked and open from early until 7pm/8pm. It isn’t as cheap as the supermarket so we try to take everything we need with us but it’s great for those things you never remember or snacks for the children. Some of the prices we remember from April 18 are: 2ltr Pepsi - £2.50. Pkt Batchelors Super Noodles - £1.50. Mars Bar - 85p. 6 white bread rolls - £1.65.

Cafe - this is based in the village and can get extremely busy, which is a bit of a pain as it’s the only place in the park where you can buy an ice cream cone! It’s not cheap so if you begrudge spending £3/£4 on a coffee best pack your flask. The coffee here is very good though.

Staff - All of the staff we have ever come across are absolutely lovely. Whether they welcome you to the park, give you directions, lead an activity, serve you in a shop, serve you your dinner - everyone seems to genuinely care that you’re having a good time.

In all, we would recommend Bluestone to anyone and we often do.

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
11  Thank darceyhorse
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

The good bits: the buggies - not cheap for a weekend but very useful for getting around (and teaching my 5-year old son how to drive, away from the main road obviously...!). The village shop was well stocked and open into the evening. The blue lagoon water park though crowded was great fun even if we did feel like sardines in there.

The not so good bits: first and most alarmingly, the oak tree restaurant served dishes on the vegan menu contained cheese. Our son has a severe dairy allergy so we always eat from the vegan menu to minimise the risk of a reaction. We made this clear to the waitress but even so our vegan lasagne arrived with cheddar on top of it. This may seem like a minor point but when any contact with dairy results in severe breathing difficulties this is inexcusable. Elsewhere I don’t think that the lodge accommodation quite lived up to its luxury reputation - I know it’s self-catering but I would have expected even a couple of teabags or sachets of coffee. There were no extra blankets in the bedrooms despite them being advertised as included.

In conclusion, the shocking interpretation of vegan cuisine aside, Bluestone was adequate but we won’t be going again. It may just be me but staring out at what felt like a wooden housing estate on a rainy day just didn’t warrant a 3-hour drive to get there, irrespective of how beautiful the surrounding countryside was.

As an aside, Follys Farm nearby was a wonderful day out with enough to fill a day for the family, even if you’re a grumpy dad like me!

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
8  Thank Muesli_Belt_Massive
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

9 adults 2 boys and 2 babies stayed in two cabins - 2 bed and a 4 bed. The good -Accommodation was clean and had everything for a self catering holiday. The grounds are well kept with lovely views. Bar prices are reasonably priced. Guided walking tour with Terry was excellent, he was interesting and very knowledgable...and now the not so good. Restaurants were fully booked and could only accommodate us on sat night at 8:15. Camp smokey or whatever it was called had a themed night on sat, great for kids but again fully booked. Fancied a spa treatment for 2 on the Sunday, again fully booked. Used the spa facilities apart from the outdoor hot tub which had a crowd of ladies sipping wine for about 3 hours so couldn't get in! guess you need to book in advance but then they should be able to accommodate all guests? So make sure you book prior to visiting. Food prices in the restaurants were over priced, however the food was reasonable and better than expected. Buggy hire was outrageously priced at £85 for the weekend. The pool area was small with hardly any seating. Have been to centre parks years ago and didn't rate so probably not our cup of tea!

Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
2  Thank LLINK
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