Outdoors in Wales

We recently went on holiday to Bluestone in Wales courtesy of a competition we won via Tots100.   Being in a beautiful area where Peakles could run about and explore was worth the nine-hour drive to the park. The main thing that appealed to me about this break was the fact that it was set in Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Loving our break together

Loving our break together

The park runs a no car policy which as a parent of a young, adventurous often fearless child, was an added bonus.  Although we had to dodge the odd pedestrian and electric buggy, on the whole Peakles was able to run about as she pleased.

No cars around here Mummy!

No cars around here Mummy!

Her favourite part of her stay in Wales was the outdoor adventure play park.  Now normally it is Daddy or the Teen who plays with her on these sort of constructions.  But this vacation was a learning opportunity for me too!  With Peakles help I was able to brave the heights and lows of the cargo nets and wobbly bridges!

This way!

This way!

She soon found other children to play with and in that lovely way that children can just make new friends, soon she was off and playing without a backward glance!

No fear climbing up here!

No fear climbing up here!

She loved the Treetots train and the slide was a great hit.  But the thing she liked the best was the wobbly things.

Yay the Treetots Train!

Yay the Treetots Train!

The walkways, the gang-plank and the tunnels.  It is hard to think that it was only earlier in the year that Peakles insisted that I or Daddy held her hand as she walked over a very low, slightly wobbly bridge.

Clambering through the cargo net tunnel!

Clambering through the cargo net tunnel!

Yet here she was rushing around this play area full of self-confidence and adventure.  I did draw the line at her following some of the older children sliding down the slide sitting up backwards though!

Relaxing on the rope swing

Relaxing on the rope swing

Then after a cool down on the rope swing it was back to the lodge to have toast and hot chocolate and a snooze on the sofa!

Time to go!

Time to go!

I loved the whole idea of being close to nature and being part of the environment.  Having a few days free of car fumes and noise was superb and I must admit we slept like logs.  We are hoping to plan a similar break in Wales next year with the rest of the family.

 

As stated this break was won in a competition courtesy of Tots100 and Bluestone National Park Resort Wales – however this post is an honest and accurate account of certain aspects of our stay there.

21 thoughts on “Outdoors in Wales

  1. What a fab break and great adventure play area, how lovely not to have to worry about cars and the children’s safety. Peakles looked in her element testing out her ability and gross motor skills, thanks for linking up and sharing your outdoor fun with Country Kids.

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