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Bluestone Wales Diary | Monday 23rd March

Friday, 3 April 2015

Last week we were lucky enough to be given the chance to go on a family holiday, to the absolutely beautiful Bluestone National Park Resort in Wales. We had such as amazing few days and really didn't want to come home! We explored and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and park, met some lovely bloggers and Jack even milked a goat haha. I'll be doing separate posts on our accommodation and on the brilliant Folly Farm, but thought I'd share with you our daily diary to show you what we got up to each day.

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 was SO easy as you simply drive through. It seemed to be a popular time to arrive as there was quite a queue. We waited a little while but once at the front it was such a quick process. I just told them our booking name and within a few minutes we were checked in and on our way with our map and keys.
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.
By now it was quite late so we decided to head out to The Village and grab some dinner. We decided upon The Farmhouse Grill which has a selection of grill dishes from lovely fresh ingredients. This was probably the only time we received negative service from anyone in Bluestone. We were seated really quickly with drinks taken, and told a highchair would be brought over and someone would take our order.

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.
We ended the day snuggled up on the sofa with a DVD after Indie went to bed, we were absolutely knackered already haha! Make sure to check out #bluestoneblogger for more posts about Bluestone!


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.

1 comment :

  1. Reading this makes me seriously want to go back! We were lucky and we were allowed to go straight to our lodge once we had checked in. We didn't know but we had an early checkin for some unknown reason! You did so well coping with the long journey, it felt long enough for us!! Can't wait to read your next instalment! Xx

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