As I type this, I’m sat outside our gorgeous lodge at Bluestone National Park. I’m sipping on a glass of wine and basking in the evening sun, as Evie is busying herself by collecting the stones that surround our lodge and putting them into one pile. Our very own Makka Pakka.

Blogging At Bluestone

It’s nearly 6 o clock in the evening, but it’s still so beautiful outside.

Today is such a welcome surprise weather wise, as driving up to here yesterday from Cornwall, was a little bit scary. Five hours of windy roads and then motorways in torrential rain was not fun.

But it was so worth it for where we are. All I can hear around me right now are the birds singing and a few children playing outside their lodges. Other than that it’s perfectly quiet.

This mini holiday away has been so welcome. We’ve been here for 24 hours and already it is the most perfect holiday, especially for Evie. I feel so relaxed and at the same time Evie has been really entertained. What more could you ask for?

If you haven’t heard of Bluestone before, it’s a National Park in Wales. It’s absolutely incredible and it’s tailored especially for families of ALL ages.

Blogging At Bluestone

I’ll be writing an actual review of Bluestone next week, but for now I’ll just leave you with a few pictures of our holiday so far, as really I should be making the most of this time to relax.

In true blogger style though, I’ve been way too tempted to check my social media and take 100’s of pictures.

Blogging At BluestoneI couldn’t resist sharing a few of our snaps so far though. Today we’ve gone for a beautiful walk around the lake. Enjoyed some fun walking around the Village and playing in the park.

Blogging At Bluestone

Enjoyed a delicious lunch in an outdoor camp in the forest where we got to toast marshmallows over an open fire, followed by an afternoon swim and a drive around the park in our very own golf buggy!

Blogging At Bluestone

Tomorrow we’re looking forward to taking part in some of the provided messy play activities specifically designed for toddlers.

If you’re looking for a family break away, keep your eyes peeled for my up and coming post. I have a feeling you’re going to want to book here.

Blogging At Bluestone

For more travel adventures, be sure to check out our holiday to Sicily and our many retreats around Cornwall.

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What do you think of our Bluestone pictures so far? Have you ever been to Bluestone? Let us know in the comments below.



  1. April 12, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    I hope that you have a fantastic time, I keep hearing how wonderful Bluestone is – I just wish I lived closer so I could visit someday xx

  2. April 13, 2016 / 6:09 am

    Oh how lovely! Sounds like a great place for a family holiday – looking forward to hearing more!

  3. April 13, 2016 / 6:27 am

    The world and his wife appears to be there at the moment. We loved our visit but I went on my own with the kids and would love to go back and do the zips with the teens

  4. April 13, 2016 / 6:48 am

    I read this last night and it looks like a lovely place. Hope you have a great time and enjoy switching off x #whatevertheweather

  5. April 13, 2016 / 6:59 am

    We are off here on Friday! Can’t wait will be our second visit, looking forward to reading your full review #WhateverTheWeather

  6. April 13, 2016 / 7:12 am

    Looks wonderful Chloe. You have a lovely time and chill out. I’ve not been to Bluestone so look forward to hearing all about it. Look like a great place for families. Enjoy! #whatevertheweather

  7. April 13, 2016 / 7:27 am

    Oh my goodness, it looks absolutely beautiful! You’ve been so lucky with the weather x

  8. April 13, 2016 / 8:47 am

    We love Bluestone! It really is the perfect place for children, so much to do and don’t they just love the ride on the golf buggy?? Have you been along to Folly Farm, it is about 15 mins away and is brilliant, one of the best I have been to. Enjoy the rest of your stay, look forward to reading your review x

  9. April 13, 2016 / 9:02 am

    How lovely, I looked up Bluestone recently it sounds right up our street. Have a fab time. Sarah x

  10. April 13, 2016 / 9:30 am

    Oh that looks lovely! I am very jealous and can’t wait to read your review of it! 🙂 #whatevertheweather

  11. April 13, 2016 / 11:41 am

    Looks and sounds wonderful. We’d love to go. I hope you enjoy the rest of your break.

  12. April 13, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    This looks like a great place for a family break, look forward to reading your review

  13. April 13, 2016 / 4:21 pm

    It looks like the weather has turned out great for your holiday! We loved Bluestone last year x

  14. April 13, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    Wow, this looks like such a beautiful place. I can’t wait to read more. gorgeous golf buggy shot! #WhateverTheWeather

  15. April 13, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    I have heard good reviews of this place. It looks great, love the open fire. Enjoy your break #whatevertheweather

  16. April 13, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    We’d love to visit Bluestone Wales, heard so many great things about it. Photos are wonderful.

  17. April 13, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    Ah nature and relaxation sounds like bliss. #whatevertheweather

  18. April 13, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    Looks and sounds like you are having a wonderful much deserved time away. Bluestone Wales looks beautiful! I can’t wait to read your full review next week. I love that Evie was collecting stones in the evening sunshine, Spring is definitely showing itself 🙂 #whatevertheweather x

  19. April 14, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    Ooh this looks like a great find! Will look forward to reading the review 🙂 Lovely sunshine!

  20. April 14, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Awe, how lovely! My kids would have been collecting stones too. They would have wanted to take them all home for their collections, ha!

  21. April 14, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Bluestone is fabulous, we went in January. Go check out “Anna’s Welsh Zoo” (details are on my blog or Google ?) it’s not far from Bluestone and your daughter will love it there! You can feed the wallabies and their “walk throughs” are great for little ones xoxo

  22. April 18, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    Hope the rest of your holiday was as lovely as his, sounds blissful and you had lovely weather! Xx

  23. Jenny - Monkey and Mouse
    April 18, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    I’ve heard so many good things about Bluestone, it looks like a fantastic place to stay! A bit of a journey from here, but definitely a gorgeous place when you have sunny weather. It looks like you chose a good week to visit. Looking forward to reading more about your adventures! 🙂 x

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