Swim, cycle and run – it’s Ironman Wales 2012

Most people come to Pembrokeshire to rest, unwind and enjoy the tranquility of the stunning coast and countryside. But this weekend will see some adrenalin junkies heading here to take part in what is one of the toughest events of its kind – Ironman Wales.

Ironman-Wales-PembrokeshireIt’s exhausting just thinking about the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run that hundreds of competitors undertake, starting on Tenby beach before heading off into the spectacular neighbouring countryside.

But here at Bluestone National Park Resort we’ll be welcoming some of the competitors this weekend, their friends and family and, of course, many spectators.

We wish them all best of luck as they attempt to take the top title, as well as those who simply see it as a challenge to take part in. Continue reading

Get into the free range summer festival mood with Ryan Jones

It’s all about summer festival fun here at Bluestone this August. But don’t just take our word for it… Welsh rugby international and Ospreys No.8 Ryan Jones has been finding out for himself, and he loved it.

Our Summer Festival is all about getting the family together for some free range fun activities and enjoying the carnival atmosphere in the spectacular 500 acres of Pembrokeshire countryside we have here.

Ryan decided to come to Bluestone after his hectic rugby season – what with the Six Nations and all that – and the Wales tour Down Under. What better way to relax and recover than a luxury short break at Bluestone National Park Resort!

“When you’ve been playing all season, then having the Six Nations Grand Slam success before the tour Down Under, there comes a time when you just need to say ‘right, we’re getting away to chill.’ And that’s what we’ve done at Bluestone,” said Ryan.

“But as usual I can’t sit still and the preparations for the Bluestone Summer Festival looked like a bit of an opportunity to have some fun. We’ve been trying out the samba drum session which is just great – plenty of energy used and a lot of fun – as well as loads of other activities.”

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More fun than an action-packed family movie!

In his second blog post of the week, Welsh tenor Wynne Evans, better known as Gio Compario from the famous insurance comparison site adverts, tells us about his mid-week short break here at Bluestone this week. Yesterday he had even more fun at the Blue Lagoon waterpark before an action-packed activity at the Steep Ravine that was more fun than an action-packed family movie.

“The kids very kindly got me up at 6:30am yesterday – one holding my


trunks and the other my goggles. So at 9am when the pool opened we were one of the first in. Being a ‘local’ West Walian boy, people who come into swim for the day from West Wales know me without the moustache.

“So I get quite a few people singing ‘GoCompare’ quietly just after I’ve passed them in the lazy river… I never know quite what to do, sometimes I smile like it’s the first time I’ve ever heard that and then sometimes I just pretend that I’ve got water in my ear and I’m temporarily deaf.

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Solve that Christmas present idea with a luxury short break at Bluestone

With only a week to go until Christmas we all know how difficult it can be to find that perfect Christmas gift for someone special. So how about an inclusive luxury short break here at Bluestone National Park Resort?

Luxury short breaks in Wales at Bluestone National Park ResortWe have the perfect Christmas gift idea for those looking to treat that someone special with a range of gift ideas including inclusive weekend and mid-week breaks, spa mini breaks, adrenalin fuelled getaways and just somewhere to get away after all of the hustle and bustle of the festive period.

We’re offering five star accommodation, dinner and breakfast, combined with a wide range of activities, including the Steep Ravine and its high ropes to the splashtastic Blue Lagoon water park. And then there’s The Well Spa with its thermal rooms and a wide range of holistic treatments that are sure to help you relax and unwind.

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Plan ahead with our new Bluestone summer guide

With so much to do here at Bluestone National Park Resort, no matter what the weather, we’ve introduced two new guides to help you plan your stay. The first is a summer activities guide and the second is a dedicated activities planner.

Bluestone National Park Resort Summer GuideWhile all the information is available on our website (and can be booked online or with our great reservations team) why not download the brochures, sit back and consider the options available in your own time?

Whether you’re coming for a chilled weekend break, taking in the spa and some gentle walks through the spectacular countryside, or going for a more active option with our Steep Ravine adventures and the amazing Blue Lagoon water park – the guide and planner will help you make just the right decision.

Ice, rock and tree climbing – all at Bluestone this summer

Yes, you read it right. Ice climbing at Bluestone National Park Resort in the summer – but without the ice.

Tree climbing at the Steep Ravine in Bluestone National Park Resort, Pembrokeshire, Wales.We’ve been busy adding even more activities at our Steep Ravine high ropes and adventure area deep inside the woodland here at Bluestone in Pembrokeshire.

So in addition to the zip wire and high ropes, guests can now try their hand at climbing as if on ice, rock or just a good old tree.

The new climbing attraction replicates the ‘holds’ found in a wide range of terrains and environments, such as ice and rock climbing,  allowing anyone to have a go without leaving the confines of Bluestone’s idyllic country retreat.

And you don’t have to have climbed before. Our expert staff are on hand to help and guide guests on their way

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Give dad a five-star treat this Father’s Day at Bluestone

With Father’s Day just around the corner (Sunday, 19th June), we’re preparing to help families pamper their dads’ with five-star treatment mixed with some relaxation and heart-pumping action here at Bluestone National Park Resort.

High Ropes fun at the Steep Ravine at Bluestone National Park ResortWell, with the welcome hamper for dad, a delicious three-course Father’s Day lunch, perhaps a visit to The Well Spa for some treatments after a family adventure on the high ropes at Steep Ravine, or some splashing fun at the Blue Lagoon Waterpark, what more could you want?

Dad will enjoy it, but so too will the rest of the family. Find out more at our website http://www.bluestonewales.com or by clicking here. Go on, treat dad – he’ll love it.