Blue Lagoon is a small water park located in Pembrokeshire, next to Oakwood Theme Park and features as a part of a much larger resort. Featuring 4 body slides, a wave pool, a children’s pool as well as a lazy river and relaxation areas this small water park can really pack a lot into a small space! Upon arriving it is clear just how much care and consideration has gone into the water park and resort, with modern classy architecture throughout – even the road way up to the parking area features small details which just add that little bit extra to your first impressions.
Once inside the bright and open reception area welcomes guests into the building which can only be described as a hangar style shape. With the reception desk located to the side of the main pathways it was located perfectly as to not be in the way of people coming in and out, but still easily noticable. All the staff at Blue Lagoon are very welcoming and this was noticable from the minute I stepped inside, until the moment I left, with everyone taking time to talk with us, and where needed explain everything going on.
The changing area in the water park is features a few separate areas, including both an open communal area, but also cubicles for those who wish to change in privacy. Lockers require a £1 deposit or trolley token which is refunded again when you return the locker key. If you’re short on coins you can buy a Bluestone branded trolley coin from the reception as a part of your visit for £1.
Once inside the first thing you notice is the indoor blue tube slide, one of the smaller slides for the park but still plenty of fun – this one certainly seemed popular with all the guests on the day of our visit, with many opting to re-ride several times. The 2 higher covered slides create a bigger thrill, with both being in complete darkness the entire way down before splashing into a trough back inside the water park. One of the highlights of Blue Lagoon was the multi body slide, this large, wide slide started right from the top of the water park, while travelling down several open air sections into heated pools on the way down, these pools also featured large outdoor sections off from the main slide for anyone who wanted to relax outside in the welsh weather. While I would have liked to see the outdoor section a little bit warmer on our visit, it was clear these would be fantastic areas to relax in the warmer summer months.
Inside the wave pool provided splashes and thrills for all ages, with a selection of water features as well as the main wave programme. While the pool may not have been the largest wave pool we’ve experienced (That goes to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon) – the experience was a lot of fun, and certainly suitable for all ages!
Surrounding the edge of the wave pool is a small scale lazy river, while I didn’t encounter any obstacles often associated with lazy river’s on the way through this short but relaxing voyage, there was another large outdoor pool for those who wanted to relax outside.
Overall I spent around 90 mins to 2 hours at Blue Lagoon, although on busier times you may expect to spend longer. For the price I paid, it felt very good value, and was certainly one to add to the visiting again list when I am next back in the area.