Friday, 20 March 2015

Bluestone Wales - Day Five

Thursday was another rainy day so after a bit of a lazy morning we headed out for a bit of swimming at the Blue Lagoon.

The view from our lodge - still lovely even in the rain!

The Blue Lagoon is a huge indoor water park featuring a wave machine, lazy river, outdoor bubble pool, slides and much more. The building is heated by biomass with warmth being provided by the nearby energy centre. Best of all, it is completely free for all guests staying at Bluestone!

Miss E had heaps of fun playing with the water fountains and the wave machine, she probably would have liked to stay all day if we had let her! There are wet and dry cafe and bar areas within the Blue Lagoon complex serving a range of sandwiches, snacks and drinks if you did want to stay all day. Upstairs there is also a really well stocked shop selling souvenirs and a good range of swimming gear for adults and children in case you had forgotten to pack anything!

For lunch we purchased some sandwiches, wraps and snacks from the bakery in the village and took them back to our lodge to eat. The food was edible but certainly nothing special, we were left a little bit disappointed with what we had. I had read some good reviews about this place so maybe the food and drinks are different if you eat inside the bakery? 

After lunch and a rest, we headed back to the Adventure Centre as we had not properly explored the downstairs area yet. Here you'll find a giant countryside themed adventure playground with activities for all ages. There is so much to keep everyone entertained here from an indoor climbing wall to a amazing Lego wall, a bouncy castle that even adults can go on and a fabulous soft play area for smaller children. We spent quite a while in here and Miss E's favourites were definitely the bouncy castle and the ball pool. It's a lovely space to spend a bit of time and as with all Bluestone facilities, it's completely free entry for the duration of your stay. 

As it was our last evening in Bluestone, we wanted to crack on with the packing so instead of dining out we decided to treat ourselves to a takeaway from the village. You can find the menu either through the Bluestone website or by using the interactive service on your television in your lodge. 
The takeaway delivers right to your lodge and delivery is free on orders over £20. I opted for a 'Carolina' pizza which was huge and consisted of chicken, onions, tomatoes and peppers on a BBQ base. It was lovely and really would have been big enough to share! Ben chose the homemade chicken korma which was served with basmati rice and again it was a really generous portion.

Our meal in the lodge that evening was a lovely, peaceful way to spend our last evening at Bluestone!


  1. Great posts, Archie and Emilia sound so similar. I'm super gutted we didn't make it to the Blue Lagoon as they were having trouble the week we stayed and the times it was open weren't great with naptimes ect. So glad you enjoyed your stay and I agree the takeaway service was amazing!! xxx

  2. Absolutely loved joining you on your holiday, thank you . Looks like you had the most wonderful time

  3. Just to say we didn't join you literally, it was a virtual holiday for me
    Julie xxxxx