We had the pleasure of visiting Bluestone for a short break and were invited to try out their magical Christmas experience Kingdom of the Elves. And I have to say that it was indeed magical!
We’re no strangers to Bluestone and it has firmly become one of our favourite places to stay during January so we were delighted to have the chance to see what they get up to during the festive period.
We stayed during a mid week break with the intention of visiting Santa and the children were ridiculously excited! (As were the adults!)
And it certainly lived up to our expectations and was all kinds of magical.
Bluestone offer a huge array of festive activities: Kingdom of the Elves, Santa’s Lodge, pantomimes, and the transformation of the indoor swimming pool into an icy jack frost themed wonderland. And that’s just to mention a few. It really is a feast for Christmas lovers and a transportation into a magical wondrous exciting world of make believe for children. If you don’t believe when you arrive then you’ll most definitely be believing with all your heart once you leave!
WE BELIEVE! WE BELIEVE! WE BELIEVE!
I could go on, but the proof is in the (Christmas) pudding and I decided that I’d show you some of the fabulous sights that greeted us so you can see for yourselves just how magical it was.
Here’s how our fantastic winter stay at Bluestone looked.
It really was 110% magical.
Kingdom of the Elves was our first pit stop
We started at the doorstep of a Christmas lodge nestled within the play centre. Here we were greeted by the chief elf and given the run down on our mission to rescue Rudolph in time to save Christmas.
The children were led to the operation station in the briefing room and equipped with all they’d need for their mission.
And clad in magical Christmas capes and Reindeer tracker cuffs we all set off to save Christmas.
(The children got to keep their tracking equipment too!)
First stop was in the reindeer stables where Rudolph was last seen. Here the children played games to test out their tracking skills.
We were led through lots of wondrous themed rooms on our mission.
The kids were mesmerised as we headed up the slopes of the icy mountain.
The Christmas dust workshop was was a room filled with a feast of all things glittery and the children listened in awe as chief Elf explained it’s workings.
The attention to detail was quite something!
We carried on with our mission to find Rudolph and save Christmas and were treated to room after room of interactive fun. The children had a festive ball.
ALL the children had a ball. Big and small. We found Rudolph and Christmas was saved!
Visiting Santa’s Lodge for story telling & kitchen fun with Mrs Claus
Would you believe that Santa himself has a Christmas lodge at Bluestone? Well he has indeed and you can visit him for a story! And Mrs Claus is very welcoming and will invite you into her kitchen for some festive chocolate Christmas tree making. Imagine that?
We started our visit in the cosy front room of his lodge whilst he slept. We woke him by singing some Christmas songs loud and clear for all to hear.
We all nestled in on the cushion laden floor and Santa told us a story.
His lodge was everything you’d expect!
Mrs Claus invited us into her kitchen and was very hospitable. We feasted on mulled wine and Christmas truffles whilst the children made their chocolatey festive delights.
The children were made up to get a photo with Mrs Claus too!
And after we’d finished making our festive feast we had the chance to meet the big man himself.
It was such a magical experience for the children and we can’t wait to see what Bluestone has in store for 2017!
This is just a peek at what was on offer during the festive period:
We have stayed at Bluestone many times in previous years and always found it wonderful. Please check out one of our previous posts to see more of the facilities that Bluestone have to offer.
This year we had fun Den building in our Lodge
And we loved the amazing Views from Bluestone
It’s always a treat to see the Wildlife around the Bluestone Lake
Bluestone National Park Resort, The Grange, Canaston Wood, Narberth, Pembrokeshire SA67 8DE
Disclosure: As a real treat, Bluestone invited us as guests but this is an honest review and we are planning to return January having taken advantage of one of the fabulous offers they currently have. As a family, we couldn’t recommend somewhere we wouldn’t go ourselves.