Wales has been on the list for a long time and I’m embarrassed to say that after 20 years in the UK I have not visited… apart from the babymoon where Adam wanted to take me to Mount Snowden! I managed 3 feet up the mountain, got a photo with sheep and called it a day..
I googled Family holidays in the UK and Bluestone came up. It looked like a centre parcs set up which ticked all the boxes. Nature and walking for Adam, outside space, freedom and activities for kids. Spa, shop and restaurants for me (on top of all the zip wiring that I planned to do…)
It’s not too far, 4 hours from west London, and sadly they don’t take dogs (which I realised the morning of) But were helpful in sending through a list of kennels in the area.
The cabins are clean and tidy but simple. No design awards are to be won and the leather sofas were ripped but overall it was a comfortable stay. The Village is very pretty and I can see the attraction for younger families. The activities were amazing and catered for everyone. My favourite being the zip wire which cleverly started out very small (3m) and progressed to the mother of all zip wires! My confidence was built by this stage and I had no problem stepping off the platform into the ravine to fly to the other side. Adrenaline - tick
We ventured out twice during our stay. Tenby was a must due to the pinterest pics I’d found and it did not disappoint. Coloured houses clustered together around a pretty cove, The UK's answer to Portofino perhaps..?
Lovely beach and shops and the atmosphere was relaxed and chilled