Travel & Days Out

Bluestone with a Toddler

26th April 2018
Bluestone with a toddler

We recently went on a mid-week break to Bluestone with our toddler. We’ve been to Bluestone several times before, but now that Aria is that little bit older she was able to take so much more from the experience. We stayed in a St David’s lodge along with our friends, their toddler and their six month old baby. The four bedroom lodge was spacious, comfortable and even had a playroom complete with toy kitchen, TV, Giant Connect 4 and various other toys; making it the perfect option for large families or family and friends.

Bluestone with a toddler - playroom in St David's Lodge at Bluestone

With Aria being that little bit older we decided to book some activities so that we could really discover Bluestone with a toddler. We didn’t want to book too many activities as we wanted to be able to relax and also enjoy the free activities such as swimming and soft play, we also had one day pencilled out for a visit to nearby Folly Farm & Zoo. We decided to book in for the Camp Smokey Shindig and Panning for Gold, both of which were held at our favourite part of the Bluestone resort, Camp Smokey.

Bluestone with a toddler - Camp Smokey

The Camp Smokey Shindig was held early evening. The ticket price included entertainment, a two course meal and marshmallows to toast on the fire. Spencer and I both thoroughly enjoyed this event, the chanting, the dancing on chairs and the live music were fantastic and the entertainers really got us into the spirit of the event, Aria however took a little while to come around and I spent the first half of the event comforting her outside the venue. By the end she was dancing at the front with the best of us!

Panning for gold was Aria’s favourite. Smokey and Digger were fantastic characters, they had both the children and the adults giggling throughout and made it a very enjoyable activity. Aria was very happy to take her chunk of gold away at the end of the activity!

Bluestone with a toddler - panning for gold at Camp Smokey with Smokey & Digger

I mentioned that we also made the most of the free activities, the free activities enjoyed by our toddler were swimming (although she hated the wave machine!), the activity centre, the park and just generally exploring and discovering the great outdoors!

bluestone with a toddler

Bluestone with a toddler gets a big thumbs up from us! If you would like to see more of what we got up to during our stay at Bluestone with a toddler do check out my vlog!

If you too would like to discover Bluestone take a peek at their website for prices and availability –

*Disclosure – we were provided with complimentary accommodation during our stay, all activities were paid for by ourselves* 

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  • Reply Kelly Allen 27th April 2018 at 6:15 am

    Sounds like you had an ace time! Lovely photos too! I love Bluestone, it totally rocks!

  • Reply Rachel Bustin 29th April 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Looks like you had a great time. We are heading there for the first time in September with a 2 year old and a 5 month old x

  • Reply Emily McCallie-Crook 10th October 2019 at 10:40 am

    Hi Leanne, we LOVE Bluestone too, we have recommended it as one of the best places to visit with kids this Autumn!

    I’d love to have a chat to see if we could collaborate on some posts, to bring your audience some great tips on family travel!

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