Bluestone National Park, Wales
So after a busy few months doing fundraising, local TV interviews for voice banking and publicising our zip wire challenge, it was time for a break, this came in the form of a week's break in Pembrokeshire mainly down to the Masonic Lodge for helping to fund it.
We stayed at bluestone National Park which is very similar to Centre Parcs.
We took the 6 and a half hour journey in the Mystery Machine, loaded up with the week supplies, with onboard TV to keep the little monkeys happy.
The lodge was adequately equipped for disability although as in many places the beds are far too low in fact in Premier Inns the bed in disabled rooms are lower than the standard room. I am not quite sure why this is the case as the lower the bed the harder it is to get up, however other than that it was great and the site was relatively accessible apart from the image below of a disabled toilet that is clearly not accessible. The girls enjoyed lots of activities including pond dipping, gold panning, fairy house building and a Hobbit tour; they also watched a pantomime style show.
We had several days out one of which was to Folly Farm, this was absolutely brilliant. It was a farm which incorporated a zoo, lots of old style fair rides which had been very carefully restored, they were amazing and then to boot it had numerous and outside rides and the biggest sand pit with diggers in I have ever seen.
We also visited Oakwood theme park unfortunately the review was not very good hastened to add we didn't spend that long there.
The highlight of the holiday was eating at camp Smokey which the girls loved and played in the Stream as well as toasting marshmallows over an open fire, with supervision obviously lol.
All in all it was a fantastic trip and was great to have a good holiday in the UK, although the six and a half hour drive home turned into a 10.5 hour drive back which was a little bit too long.
Here is selection of pictures from our Wales adventure, coming up is another race day at the Silverstone complete with video and how we got on, on the stick man Trail at Dalby Forest