For the past four years my family and I have been holidaying in May. We usually visit Centre Parcs, because we enjoy the outdoors AND our creature comforts. This year we decided to shake this up and try a new destination. We settled on Bluestone National Park Resort. Although none of us relished the four plus hours drive, we knew we’d have the chance to visit other parts of Pembrokeshire. I’m an island girl and love being near to the sea. Pembrokeshire is renowned for its breath-taking coastal scenery which to me would be priceless.
Bluestone National Resort Park
We stayed at Bluestone National Park Resort for one week. Hubby and I took turns driving the buggy cart to explore the grounds but sometimes we walked. The kids enjoyed feeding the ducks, spotting bugs along our woodland walk and the outdoor adventure playground. However, the highlight for them was the Blue Lagoon Waterpark. We only go to the pool when we are on holiday, so it was the best treat for all of us.
On two occasions we left the resort and drove explore the local beaches. I was overjoyed to see the beauty of the area. Although we are thinking of going overseas next year. Secretly, I’d really like visit the Pembrokeshire beaches again. I miss them already. The wide expanse pale sand and blue sea of Freshwater East to picturesque Tenby with the delightful pastel colour painted houses, blue skies and aqua seas. It truly was a blessing to see such natural beauty with my own eyes.
Luv fish n chips?! You simply must have some in Tenby. I was a hit and miss but the best we had was in Tenby Beach South. I had the best Haddock and Chips EVER from a small chippy named Park Road Fish and Chip Shop.
Freshwater East Beach
While on the beach, we spent our time playing in the sand. Although, there is much more to do in the area for older children and adults such as coasteering and kayaking. I highly recommend checking the visit Pembrokeshire website. You will find something to fit your fancy. The kids enjoyed building and decorating sand castles with their dad, and digging for ‘treasure’. It was so funny to see them digging as though their little lives depended on it, only to find a shoe their dad had buried for them to find.
For me, my own mini science lesson came when Angelo and I spotted as dead jelly fish. I gently poked it with a small stone to know how it felt. Much to my amazement, it was like hard grizzle!
Pembrokeshire is ideal for a family holiday or a romantic getaway. If you do visit, be sure to tell me what your best bits were.
I’m linking this blog post to the Country Kids of Coombe Mill blog hop.
(updated 8th March 2021)