Great Easter escapes and family adventures in Spring
Spend your Easter holiday exploring Pembrokeshire and you're guarenteed to enjoy epic family adventures in the gorgeous spring time sunshine. Spend days roaming the natural beauty of our coast and countryside, evenings celebrating with hearty and delicious local cuisine before ambling back under magical starry skies.
Why Spring and Easter Breaks in Pembrokeshire?
Here are a few reasons we think Pembrokeshire, and Wales, make an unforgettable Easter and Spring break.
Nature Comes Alive
Far, far from busy towns and cities, spring fills the Bluestone resort with life at Easter. You’ll see frogs happily hopping around our Lake, the trees in the 500 acres of ancient forest chirping with birdsong and all sorts of creatures buzzing along our Nature Trails.
Go a little further afield and discover colourful puffins on our world class coastline, dolphins and porpoises splashing in the water and endless rolling countryside to watch the wildlife in. Nature is at the heart of everything we do on our resort.
Children from four to 12 can become Bluestone Rangers and learn and play in our forest - building dens, making masks and even brewing nettle tea. We encourage little ones to enjoy and respect the outdoors and spring provides brilliant opportunities to get a little closer to nature (and have a blast doing it). It’s all part of our Free Range manifesto.
Every spring, forest floors across Wales put on a breathtaking show of colour when carpets of beautiful bluebells appear. There can be few more Instagrammable sights this Easter and Bluestone’s ancient forest is no exception to the violet-blue bonanza. You should know that according to Pembrokeshire legend these are not just pretty petals though.
They are, in fact, 'fairy flowers' - and local lore tells of fairies using the magical bluebells to capture unsuspecting passers-by - especially children!
Myths and Legends
Did you know that Wales is home to the world’s most concentrated collection of turrets, baileys and moats that make up the hundreds of castles just waiting to be discovered by young, awestruck explorers? In Pembrokeshire alone there’s dozens of castles to find - like the imposing Carew Castle that sits on a moat straight from a fairy tale just six miles from Bluestone.
By the coast you’ll find stories of wrecks, smugglers and dastardly pirates lingering tiny coves. Visit the tiny 14th century chapel at the foot of the cliffs near Bosherton that was home to the hermit St Govan or explore the myriad of myths surrounding the 147-year-old St. David at his cathedral.
Adventure Filled Days
Shake off the last traces of winter and spring into a Welsh adventure this Easter. Wales has 800 miles of coastal path to discover, with endless epic experiences and seascapes to survey along the way. There’s rugged rocks, dramatic cliffs, hidden inlets and pretty little harbours to hunt out.
But don’t limit yourself to walking it - try leaping off the cliffs in your first taste of coasteering or journey to the mystical islands on the horizon - home to some of the world’s most protected species. Voyage into Bluestone’s fun-filled Steep Ravine and take on our heart-stopping Sky Wire, challenge yourself to the High Ropes course, climb impossibly tall trees and battle it out in the forest with our laser combat Woodland Warriors activity.
And the adventure doesn’t have to stop in the evening. Dine in the middle of forest, toast marshmallows over a roaring fire and dance the night away on the tables at the Camp Smokey shindig - one of the most memorable activities at Bluestone.
Take A Breath
First timers to Pembrokeshire might not notice it straight away but there’s a different pace of life out west. We might well be up at first light embracing everything the day has to offer but there’s something to be said for spending lazy Easter evenings staring up at star-filled skies, well-fed after a day of fresh air, excitement and adventure. And while the coast is fuel for so much discovery, it’s also the inspiration behind our Well Spa Retreat - full of natural treatments that will have you refreshed and revitalised.