Thursday, 5 February 2015

The Bluestone Series: Blue Lagoon Waterpark


Today we made our way to the Blue Lagoon Waterpark, here at Bluestone National Park, for the first time. We had heard many good things through other bloggers about the waterpark and pool so we were excited to try it for ourselves.

The Blue Lagoon Waterpark was only about a 10 minute walk from our lodge and we took the babies in their pushchairs. The forest paths are quite negotiable with pushchairs and also provide some full on light exercise for us mamas.

Once you get there you are given a paper pass with a bar code on it that is valid for the duration of your stay. There is a pram park in a stairway near the reception that you have to put your pushchairs in before going through to the waterpark. We left our coats and blankets and other bulky things such as scarves with the pushchairs so they didn't take up too much room in our lockers. You scan in through the turnstiles and you're off through to some stairs to go down to the changing area.

The changing area is going through a refurb at the moment but was still very good. It was all very clean and there were lots of cubicles, showers, baby facilities and lockers available. There was also a little playpen in one part where you could put your babies, if needed, whilst you were changing. You do need a £1 coin for the lockers and they are electronic - you type in a pin. Mine didn't work when we got out of the pool and I had to get a member of staff to open it for me!


When you walk in, the first thing you notice is the warmth! It's all very well heated and you feel like you are abroad. The roof is really fun and is made out of wood and some sort of see through material. It's fab being able to see the sky as you are swimming about.


There are plenty deck chairs to put your bags etc on (and take photos of your babies in). There is a cafe called the Fish Shack that has a wet area and a dry area so you can go whilst you are still swimming about and just having a break, or afterwards when you are all dry and snuggly again! The Fish Shack provides a good variety of fast food such as wraps, sandwiches, ice creams etc.


There are quite a few water flumes/slides that go outside which look fun. Unfortunately, we couldn't go on these as we had the babies! The waves looked amazing in the main pool but when they were on, we happened to be in the baby pool. We did go through the lazy river rapids which was fun. The babies seemed to really enjoy it, even when we went outside in the cold and through some water canons blasting water out! The water was lovely and warm and we spent about 45 minutes in the main pool in total.


The baby pool was good as well and was actually the first one we went into. It was a bath type depth of water and relatively warm. Strangely, it wasn't as warm as the main pool. I'm not too sure why. There was a little slide that Jaspy went on and some bubbles that the babies are playing with in the photo above. It was like a mini baby jacuzzi in the middle of one part of the pool. There were also some really fun rock pools filled with water and waterfalls that you could go sit in too. I think they were my fave. I felt like a mermaid!


All in all we had a fab time at the Blue Lagoon Waterpark at Bluestone Wales and would recommend anyone staying here to definitely go check it out.

2 comments :

  1. Wow this looks amazing, cannot wait to go! Were they ok with you taking pictures, I didn't think it would be allowed? Xx

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  2. Ahhh Isla and Jaspy are sooooo adorable! Glad you're all having a lovely time, I'm loving all the Bluestone spam :) not jealous one bit ;) xxx

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