Bluestone in Wales is such a wonderful place for a family holiday. If you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve put together a lovely list of family fun things to do at Bluestone.
Bluestone is an ideal place for some bird spotting and there are an abundance of varieties right outside your window. Taking some birdseed with you is a must! Why not make your own ultimate bird cafe like we did?
Indoor Den Building
Does your family love building dens under the kitchen table? We do too! What do you think of our ship den building? We made a lovely soft under-table den the last time we were there as we love den building!
Decorate Your Buggy
The best way to get around at Bluestone is to hire a golf buggy and they are oodles of fun. They are quite possibly the highlight of the kids holiday, and even more fun if you decorate them. A few balloons tied on with string, some battery-operated fairy lights and some tinsel never fails to bring great joy!
*Always ensure you don’t infringe on your field of vision!*
Have a Pizza Night
🍕👨🍳👩🍳🍕 It’s fun to make personalised pizzas and it’s super easy too.
For extra ease use foil platers (3 pack from pound stores) to place them on and chuck them straight into the oven!
We’ve got lots more pizza fun ideas.
Play hide and seek in the dark in the lodge.
This is an absolute firm favourite and has become a holiday tradition that the whole family enjoys….it’s exactly what it says, hide and seek in the dark. we choose who is ‘it’ and they step into the bathroom to count whilst everyone else heads off around the lodge to hide. The main light stays on and when the person that is seeking finishes counting they step out from the bathroom and turn the lights off before searching for the hiders. Once you are found by the seeker you must make your way to the sofa to sit until everyone has been found. The first one found is next to be the seeker and the last one found is the winner!
It’s a good idea to make sure everyone gets their bearings before turning off the lights and stipulating that nobody is to hide upon kitchen counters or in filled cupboards etc.
It’s easy to create shapes with your body and some of your holiday equipment!
and using the torch on your phone whilst turning off all other lights is a great way to create a shadow puppet theatre wall.
Have a ‘just Because’ Cake
You don’t need a special ocassion to have cake together. Don’t wait for a birthday or anniversary but share a ‘just because’ cake with your loved ones. Just because you’re together. Just because you’re on holiday. Just because the sun it out. Just because it’s a Saturday. You choose the reason to enjoy cake together.
Decorate Rocks to Hide
When we visited Bluestone in April 2018 we took decorated rocks to hide to start a #BluestoneRocks adventure!
Create an Ice-cream Sundae Station
When the weather is great, move the dining fun outdoors and enjoy milkshakes and ice-cream sundaes in the sunshine.
You could even buy a blackboard from a pound store to make a fun menu, this will also double up for your pizza night menu and could even be used as your Bluestone itinerary of fun planner.
Take an early morning walk to watch the day begin
A walk around the lake is stunning at any time of the day but particularly beautiful as the day begins..We’ve spotted herons, woodpeckers, rabbits and squirrels regularly.
If you’re lucky enough you may just be treated to some stunning Dragons Breath.
Take a nature walk
With ample open spaces, woodlands and ravines there are great opportunities to get outside and enjoy some nature! You could also visit Camp Smokey that is nestled within the trees for some activities or a bite to eat.
You could even collect some natural loot and try your hand at some nature art.
Have a glow in the dark shower
See how we set it up in 10 minutes HERE.
Take a Luxury Themed Bath
Battery operated fairy lights, glow sticks and some yummies in a bathtub filled with oodles of bubble bath makes for a real holiday treat!
See our other themed bath ideas.
Have a Carpet Picnic Breakfast
Who doesn’t love a carpet picnic? Start your day with some fun by setting up breakfast on a picnic blanket in front of the TV.
Have Cream Tea by the Lake
Speaks for itself really! We used our clean recycling bin as a picnic hamper to carry our goodies to the lake and then turned it upside down to use as a table.
Become Recycle Bin Outdoor Artists
See this genius recycling bin idea. And the best thing is that all lodges come with one!
You could head to one of the many beaches close by to become artists or choose one of the many spots around the resort, there are plenty of mountain views, forest scenery and lakeside spots where you could set up.
Play With LEGO
There’s oodles of room in the lodges to get creative with LEGO! Just make sure you avoid stray bricks if you’re playing hide and seek in the dark!!
Read Books on the Grass
Why not? The most simplistic of things most often are the moments we treasure most and who doesn’t love a good book in the sunshine?
Make an Under-Table Reading Den
Make an Indoor or Outdoor Pop-up Cinema
Here’s everything needed to create your own indoor cinema in your lodge or outdoor cinema beneath the stars.
You will need:
⛺pop up tent
🎟admission tickets/popcorn & drink passes
📱An iPad with a previously downloaded film
☺Blankets and cushions to snuggle under
🔦Battery-operated fairy lights for in cinema (in tent) ambience
🎬Posters detailing films showing
It’s ideal to throw in the boot of the car when going away 😃📽💃🏻❤
Take a peek at our WEEKEND BOX idea. It’s ideal for holidays too!
Jump in Puddles
Because every child likes to stomp in puddles and Bluestone is a great place for an end of day scrub up.
Make some Fairy Wings
See how to make some ‘simple, no sew wings’ and take a magical walk in the woods…
Do some Word Searching
All you need are some scrabble letters! Hide them around the lodge and get the kids searching for them..
You could even take your word searching outdoors!
Bake Croissants for Breakfast
Kids love getting involved in the kitchen and a great way to involve them is to get them to make breakfast…all you need is a packet of ready made croissants which are available from supermarkets. Just open the packet and pop them in the oven. A great idea is to take a roll of tin foil or greaseproof paper on holiday too….it saves on a lot of mess.
But mostly, however you chose to spend your time, it’s a place to completely indulge yourself in family times and memory making that will last forever…you may finish your holiday and return home but you’ll take away with you some great family memories that will last a lifetime.
**Bluestone has become a favourite location for our holiday fun over the years, as well as staying in a reviewers capacity we also stay as paying guests…it really is the highlight of our family time together, not only is there ample things to do within the resort it is nestled within the most beautiful location and just a stones throw away from some stunning coastlines and mountains….please take a peek at their website for more infomation.
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