My family and I are back from our blissful two weeks break in Pembrokeshire. I was hoping for 24 degrees at least, instead we got 18; not exactly bikini wearing weather. Hubby bought us all wetsuits and that saved the trip. We spent our days swimming in the sea; walking along costal paths; visiting local attractions like Dinosaur Park, as well as, stuffing our faces with fish and chips and Welsh ice cream. One of our most memorable days was our day at Blue Lagoon Wales Water Park. Despite the chill outside we had a blast in the glorious warmth of Blue Lagoon Wales Waterpark taking to the slides for splash fun.
Pricing and opening times
You don’t have to be a guest of Bluestone to visit the waterpark. Blue Lagoon has its own entrance way. Bluestone Resort kindly gave us tickets to visit the water park for the purpose of this review. During the Peak Season your ticket entitles you to 3 hours swim (excl. December). Four years old and above tickets cost £12.95 and a ticket for a family of four (can be for 4 adults, 2 adults and 2 children, 3 adults and 1 child or 1 adult and 3 children) cost £48.
Do check the website for their swimming supervision policy.
During peak time opening hours are Monday -Sunday 1200-21.00 Off peaks hours are Saturday to Thursday 1200-18.00 and Friday 12.00-21.00.
If you have lil tikes, your time is likely to spent between the Wave Pool, Little Cove and the shipwreck Torrwr Mor. When we stayed at Bluestone three years ago and visited Blue Lagoon, that’s where we spent our time. There is also the Lazy River but little tikes who are non-swimmers will require adult supervision and possibly floating aids. Lil Vallie played hoops in the Little Cove. Then, she and Angelo swam in the shipwreck area. They liked the bucket water feature that filled up and spilled over into the pool.
As a family we did The Fall flume. It was so much fun!!! We spilt up, one adult to one child and slid down to the relaxation pool before completing our ride back into the main pool area. It felt luxurious lounging in the warm water in the open air, looking out at the trees. On my own, I tested the Jacuzzi over-looking the Wave Pool where hubby was swimming with the kids.
There are slides for older thrill seekers but hubby and I didn’t want to split again. The Cannon and The Cave are both enclosed flumes and come to an end in the catch area inside Blue Lagoon. While, the fourth flume The Torpedo is entirely within Blue Lagoon.
We didn’t eat at Blue Lagoon because we wanted to eek out as much fun time as possible. However, there is a café. Other facilities include:
- Blue Lagoon Shop
- Family Changing Village
- Segregated Male & Female Changing Rooms
- Observation Decks
- Loungers Around Poolside
Blue Lagoon was very clean and tidy. Staff was friendly and helpful. All areas that were suitable for Angelo age 7 and Valentina age 5 were perfect. The water was the right depth to give them confidence to practice swimming independently. It was bright and open to allow clear view of the children. Val was particularly fond of the Lazy River. I think it made her feel that she was a fully-fledged swimme… she’s not. Angelo enjoyed The Fall flume best. Hubby and I even had a moment to ourselves in the Wave Pool, while the kids played in the Little Cove.
I mentioned earlier how warm Blue Lagoon was; well, that heat comes from biomass. The warmth is provided by the nearby energy centre, which is fuelled by woodchip and miscanthus grown by local farmers. Blue Lagoon can be fully enjoyed all year round.
I’m so happy we had the opportunity to visit Blue Lagoon. It helped to make our stay in Pembrokeshire truly memorable.
Visit the Blue Lagoon website for further details and how to book . You can also find them on Facebook. And if you search hashtag #TTTonstaycation you will see more pics from our day at Blue Lagoon as well as from our stay in Pembrokeshire.