Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Day 2 In Bluestone - Exploring The Area

This morning it was dark when we woke up, but we were on holiday and we had loads of exploration to do today. The first thing that struck me was that i had the best night sleep in a long time. There was no noise outside the cabin as cars are not allowed on the resort.

We took a walk to the village to the information centre, picking up a local attraction paper with information of what there is in the Pembrokeshire area. We knew we wanted to go for a drive later on in the day.

But first we went to hire a golf buggy. The rates for this are £29 a day £65 a week and £80 at the weekend. These prices are subject to change for off peak and peak times. You need a full driving license and the highest speed they go is 10 MPH, perfect for a family resort. There are no seat belts on the golf buggy but as a parent I took Tilly on at my own risk and as it only goes slowly, They are replacing all their golf buggies in the coming months with newer ones and they do have seat belts. So they should be ready for the summer season. There is also a one way system around the park, so everyone is going the same way.

You get given a lesson before you take a golf buggy and they are very easy to use. In order to make the buggy work, you need to put a code into the number pad, so you know that you can leave your buggy somewhere and nobody can take the wrong buggy.

The first thing we did was take a ride around the resort and took in the fabulous view
Photo by Tracy Dunn
Photo by Tracy Dunn
Then we went round to the Adventure centre, which is an amazing indoor activity centre for the little ones. There was a bouncy castle, slides, soft play and ball pit. We even took in a quick game of 9 hole golf. There is a cafe in the building and if you have older children you can sit upstairs on a balcony and have a cuppa whilst your kids play on the activities down stairs. Obviously I wouldn't recommend this with young children as the equipment is used under parental responsibility. There are some extreme sports like a Climbing wall, Sky trail, The drop and The swing. These are for 6+, Tilly really loves extreme sports but she isn't even 5 until March, so she was far too small. 
Photo by Tracy Dunn
Photo by Tracy Dunn
Photo by Tracy Dunn
When you hire a buggy, you will find power points all over the park and you can charge your car up where ever you leave it. The hire place is up by the entrance of the pack and the buggies are perfect if you have accommodation on the other side of the park. 

Bluestone is perfect for exploring Pembrokeshire and this afternoon we took a quick 20 minutes drive to the beautiful Dinbych y Pysgod (Tenby for the English people), Such a lovely little town with gorgeous sand and beautiful scenery. 

We also drove around the countryside as there are a few castles in the local area, so although they weren't open until the spring - it was still lovely to look at them. There are many things in Pembrokeshire that aren't open until the spring so before you book a holiday to Bluestone and your looking to explore, please check out opening times and dates of attractions. 

Tomorrow we are going to show you how you can use Bluestone as a base to visit Ireland with Stena Line Ferries. 

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