We live in Kent so most of Monday involved a long car journey to Wales. Not sure how but we managed to avoid the toll and made it into Wales through little back roads (bloody SatNav haha). It was a fairly easy journey and we made it to Bluestone at around 3.30 - 6.5 hours in the car with one stop.
Check-in for most guests is 4.30 so we had a little bit of time to kill before the barrier opened. We went straight to the Adventure Centre to let Indie stretch her legs. I couldn't believe how much there was to do in there and in the park itself!
Indiana ran straight towards the bouncy castle before we could even take her shoes off haha. After a quick look around we took her to the Circus Room (my favourite area in the Adventure Centre). It's hidden away upstairs and it took a little exploring to find it (there aren't any signs that we could see).
After a quick play we made our way back to the car and headed down to our lodge. We stayed at number 23 Carn Menyn (still now I have no idea to pronounce it haha) in a Ramsey Lodge - an upside down living 2 bedroom lodge, I'll go into more detail in a separate post but the lodge was absolutely amazing. Indiana loved the stairs and was so excited to climb up them every morning.
However we waited over 15 minutes and no one turned up - so I had to go and ask them in the end (the lady who seated us looked like she didn't even remember us as she asked where we were sitting). After that they came straight over and kept checking on us, and the staff were so lovely to us until we left. The food was also brilliant, well presented and about average price too. Indiana loved her meal and even had her first experience of ketchup with her chicken haha. Jack had the pork belly, I had the half rack of ribs (both with chips) and Indie had the chicken goujons and chips.
Disclaimer - We were provided with a 4-night stay free of charge in exchange for a honest and personal review. All opinions are honest and my own.