Our Bluestone Adventure | Part 2 {Getting Around}

The Bluestone National Park Resort is set over 500 acres of amazing Pembrokeshire countryside with some breathtaking views and gorgeous fresh Welsh country air.

Needless to say the site is pretty big!

As Bluestone is mostly traffic free, on the first day you drive down to your lodge to unpack and then you’re asked to take your car back up to the car park — where it will stay for the duration of your stay. Obviously you have access to it whenever you want and you can drive off the site,  at any time, but you aren’t able to drive back into the site, to your lodge, until the day you leave.

So to get around at Bluestone it’s recommended that you hire the golf buggies or bikes that are available. You can also use your legs but it can be a long walk, some of it quite hilly too.

The site


The Resort Map | Bluestone

As the road system is one-way, although our lodge looked pretty close to the car park —on the map — because of the road layout it was as far away as it could possibly be!

We had chosen to hire bikes, which on a sunny day is by far the best way to travel. On a rainy day — and it rained heavily for 2 of the 3 days we visited — a golf buggy is probably a better choice! ;) I’d recommend looking at the weather report carefully before you go!


Our Hired Bike & Trailer


My boy on his bike! 


My three boys


The Twinkles enjoying their first bike ride | Bluestone


The Twinkles having a ball in the bike trailer | Bluestone


Me, looking a little dishevelled, after a rainy bike ride to the car | Bluestone

At the heart of Bluestone is ‘The Village’ — a purpose built area with restaurants, shops — even a pub — everything you could need whilst you’re staying there. We ate out twice whilst we were on our little adventure. Unlike similar holiday destinations, the food and drinks prices at Bluestone were pretty reasonable. We didn’t feel as though we were being held to ransom and being asked to pay an extortionate amount, in either the restaurants or the little village shop.

Little things like that make you want to go back somewhere.

If the prices had been really exorbitant we’d be less likely to want to return but, as it is, we can’t wait to visit again. Hopefully when the weather is a little kinder to us!

The Village


The Village Map | Bluestone


The Farmhouse Grill | Bluestone


Adventure playground walkway | Bluestone


The ‘village’ store


The Lake


The Village


The Village | Bluestone


Toy Shop


Toy Shop


My little adventurers enjoying a bit of puddle jumping


Just hanging out | Bluestone

You could stay at Bluestone and not have any need to venture further afield for your entire stay! The site is so big and there were so many activities to keep us amused — plus lovely walks, scenic pathways and forests to explore…

The village has everything you need — particularly the little general store which had a great choice of things — it even stocked my favourite gin ;)

One thing I’d say is — book the bikes or buggies well in advance if you’re going at peak season; I can imagine that they get snapped up pretty quickly and walking round the site for your entire holiday would be very tiresome. Cycling was pretty hard work up the hills and on the very rainy days I was wishing we had a golf buggy!

That said, getting a bit of exercise was lovely and the scenery from the bikes was amazing!! Have a look at our little movie, to give you a taste of what getting around Bluestone was really like.



We were given a complimentary 4 night stay in return for an honest review — all photos, thoughts and words are my own.


Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. 25th Mar 2015 / 1:23 pm

    You are so brave hiring bikes. I definitely would have chosen the golf buggy. I love the idea of the Village. It is fabulous that you don’t have to leave the site unless you want to. And all your photographs are fabulous. Your Twinkle boys are too cute in their puddle suits! Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • 25th Mar 2015 / 8:20 pm

      Haha! I was delighted with the bike… until it started raining! Then it was really, really hard work! We were quite far from the car park and up a hill, so it wasn’t much fun cycling in the rain! x

  2. 25th Mar 2015 / 1:41 pm

    This looks so good Caro, I haven’t been to Bluestone but it looks perfect for young families. We hired bikes at Centre Parcs and it was loads of fun! I love Wales so would love to go. Xx

    • 25th Mar 2015 / 8:21 pm

      It was such a good week!! It was so lovely to go somewhere totally geared up for little ones. I would highly, highly recommend it. We can’t wait to go back! x

  3. 25th Mar 2015 / 3:26 pm

    You STILL look beautiful even when soaked wet! Love this post, and so informative too. Cannot wait to take my little family in June :) Jess xx

    • 25th Mar 2015 / 8:23 pm

      Haha! You are too kind!! I looked like a dishevelled old hag!! And I was totally cursing Dickie for making me cycle in the rain!! LOL!! ;) PS — he’s forgiven now!!

  4. 25th Mar 2015 / 7:52 pm

    Looks so much fun and how gorgeous are your boys xx

    • 25th Mar 2015 / 8:25 pm

      Aww thanks so much Vixter — it was brilliant fun! Would highly recommend for little (and big) people! X

  5. 25th Mar 2015 / 8:25 pm

    Hehe! All my great friends call me Vickster, love it! xx

    • 25th Mar 2015 / 8:28 pm

      Ahh that’s so lovely!! :) Great minds eh? Can’t wait to meet you in June!! Hurrah! Roll on Britmums!! And you have a starring role too :) Looking forward to hearing you speak on the Saturday xx

  6. 25th Mar 2015 / 10:09 pm

    What a fabulous review huni. It is fabulous there isn’t it xxx

    • 26th Mar 2015 / 3:01 pm

      Thanks so much Aby — that means a lot coming from you! We absolutely loved it — so good for little ones! x

  7. Jenna
    26th Mar 2015 / 11:06 am

    This has made me want to go back so much – I loved it there.

    Love the bike ride video – we didn’t hire bikes as J was too young for a trailer but definitely will next time.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    • 26th Mar 2015 / 3:05 pm

      Aaah I’d go back in a heartbeat!! I loved it there! Would highly recommend the bikes but only on a dry day!!! :)

  8. 27th Mar 2015 / 6:24 pm

    It looks so lovely Caro, such a pretty village and huge. Great post Caro x

    • 28th Mar 2015 / 2:24 pm

      It is brilliant Sarah — the littlies (and us) had SUCH a fab time! Would highly recommend it! x

  9. 27th Mar 2015 / 7:47 pm

    It looks beautiful. I love the fact that the village shops look like ordinary shops too. I can’t wait to go. Also love your bpys star waterproofs!

    • 28th Mar 2015 / 2:26 pm

      It’s amazing!! I couldn’t believe that it was purpose built!! It looks like it’s been there forever! It’s such a fab place for a little family adventure! X

  10. 28th Mar 2015 / 4:00 pm

    Looks like bikes and buggies are an essential here but what a refreshing change to travelling by car. It does look like you can unpack and stay on site quite happily for your holiday. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

    • 30th Mar 2015 / 2:31 pm

      It was lovely — particularly nice to have the site car-free as well. Makes it feel a lot more spacious and safe to not be hemmed in with cars!

    • 30th Mar 2015 / 2:34 pm

      It was fabulous Merlinda! I can’t recommend it enough! Bluestone is great place for a family holiday x

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