Last week I was incredibly lucky to be invited to visit Bluestone Resort in Wales. I adore Wales and was desperate to have some chill time after lots of uni pressures, so the trip couldn't have come at a better time. Myself and Lindsey (blog) embarked on the four hour journey to Pembrokeshire and had the most relaxing few days.
We stayed in one of the Grassholme luxury lodges, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and an amazing living space. The rooms were huge and as there were only two of us, we had one and half bathrooms each - a girls dream.
I have been to Centre Parcs hundreds of times, so I expected the village to be something similar. How wrong I was, Bluestone have the most picturesque little village in the centre of the resort, which is just adorable. The village has a variety of restaurants from a grill to an Italian and the cutest little bakery, which do the most incredible gluten free caramel shortbread. The village is just so cosy, you couldn't help feeling at home.
A little walk from the village takes you to Camp Smokey, which is an outdoor restaurant come bonfire, where you can toast your own marshmallows and make Smores - yum.
Close to the village is a beautiful lake with plenty of wildlife. We made a few duck friends whilst having an explore and checked out the bug house.
The entire resort is so family friendly and there is so many things for families with young and older children to do. The activity centre is packed full of activities if you're looking for something exciting to do, but there are plenty of things to do included in your stay. The centre houses a huge indoor play area, bouncy castle and mini-golf which is all free of charge.
If you pop a little further around the resort you will come across the Blue Lagoon, which is Bluestone's water park. Again, this is all included in your stay. The lagoon has a wave pool, lazy river, children's area and several slides. We spent so much time in the Blue Lagoon, I can't even count how many times we went on the slides.
You can travel around the resort on foot, by bike or by golf buggy. Lots of people opted for the buggies or bikes, but you can easily get round by foot if you don't have small children with you. We quite enjoyed the fresh air and the chilled strolls around the resort.
If you're looking for a few places outside of the resort, we headed to a little town called Narbeth - around ten minutes drive, for some tea. The Peppercorn in Narbeth do the most incredible pesto, mozzarella and tomato beef burgers. We also headed to Tenby for a few hours, which is the most beautiful seaside resort I've ever been to, however I will save those photos for another day.
Thank you so so much Bluestone for the opportunity, I couldn't have asked for a nicer break away.
*This trip was provided by Bluestone Resort, all opinions are my own