Myths and Legends

Calling all pirates, knights and warriors!

Step back in time, uncover epic tales and enchanting history of Bluestone during the Myths and Legends Festival.

From tales of King Arthur, to the wild Celts and magical Medieval knights that once roamed Pembrokeshire's hills - there's wonder, mystery and more than a few rogues to discover during this exciting season.

It's not just land dwellers you'll have to keep an eye out for. The Legends of the Sea will return to the resort for another dastardly year, with Captain Black Bart making anchor in the Wildwood Cafe for the infamous pirate's dinner show.

Join us from March 29th to June 2nd for swashbuckling adventures and tales from the high seas!

The Knights of Bluestone

Step back into the world of Medieval Pembrokeshire every Thursday and Sunday* during the Myths and Legends Festival, as the magnificent Knights of Arkley invade Bluestone for action-packed activities and heroic adventures.

The scene will be set for battles on the Tournament Field, heraldic competitions and medieval fun, as you are transported back to the age of chivalry where Knights ruled wild West Wales.

**Please note: Easter weekend, the knights will appear on good Friday instead (19/04)

The Tournament March

The Adventure Centre

The Myths & Legends Festival begins after Black Bart's Dinner show, where two knights on horseback will meet guests to escort them back in time as the guests of honour at Bluestone's very own Medieval tournament. 

Guests can bring all the activity crafts made during the seasonal workshop for a parade that unites the myths of Land and Sea - including Black Bart, Pembrokeshire's most legendary pirate.

 The parade will set off from the Adventure Centre at the end of the Black Bart Dinner Show at approximately 6:45pm, with guests welcome to gather from 6:30pm.

knights of arkley jousting tournament myths and legends festival

Jousting Tournament 

The Tournament Field

*FANFARE* Join us for a Medieval celebration like no other where you'll hear the crash of shields and the thunder of hooves! 

Meet the legendary Knights, gasp as they demonstrate their incredible skill on horseback and try not to cover your eyes as they joust with lances across a 70ft tilt. The brave contenders will show off their sword fight and battle in the grande finale dragon challenge as they compete to become the ultimate Bluestone warrior.

**Please Note on Easter Weekend this will take place on Good Friday  at 5pm 19/04/2019

The Legends Parade & Festival 

The Tournament Field | The Village

After all the excitement of the tournament, it's time to celebrate the winning Knight at the Legends' Festival. 

Uniting our heroes from the land and sea, Black Bart will join our heroic Knights as they parade from the Tournament Field to the village. Guests are encouraged to join in as the all-singing, all-dancing parade and bring along the crafts made at the Legends Workshops to add more colour and excitement to the event.

 The parade will end in the village, where our Legends Festival will be in full swing with games and live music.

Join our entertainers and our 11ft Black Bart as you party like it's the Middle Ages!

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**All times/activity length are approximate and are subject to change.

The Knight School 

Complimentary Activity
 Age Group: Children Participate

As part of the Knights of Arkley display ahead of the tournament they will be holding a
special Knight School for children in the village where you can
discover what it takes to become a real hero. 

All children are welcome and will get a chance to practice their sword fighting skills and get up close
with the brave warriors of the battlefield.
Each Knight has his own tale to be told and guests will get a chance to learn more about these Pembrokeshire legends during the free session. 

There's no need to book the activity, which takes places every Thursday and Sunday** and
details about what time they will be starting will be
available from the Booking Office during your break.

 **excluding 21/04



The Well Spa Specials

During Myths and Legends you'll be able to indulge in our three seasonal specials, created specially for this mystical season.

With all treatments including a two-hour thermal, which one will you try?

M&L Specials


The Legends of the Sea 

Craftworkshops 

It's not all about the land luvies, the Legends of The Sea will be dropping anchor at Bluestone once again and welcoming the hero of the high seas, Black Bart the most successful and infamous pirate of the golden age. Celebrate Black Bart and the Pembrokeshire coast at one of our craft workshops, inspired by the seven seas.

Sea Umbrella 

Dive in with some Woody Wild imagination as you create your own sea themed sensory umbrella. A spectacle for the Parade and Festival drawing inspiration from our incredible Pembrokeshire coast! 

Seabed Kingdom  

Let your imagination run wild as you craft your very own magical little Seabed Kingdom. Grab your wooden base and use a blend of natural materials such as clay, sticks, stones, moss, leaves and other wonders of the forest. What will you dream up? 

The Fish Lantern 

Create your very own Fish Lantern design using willow bends and natural materials, all in time to show off your creation with pride at our Legends Parade and Festival!

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Please Note: The workshops will change over the Easter period (05/04/2019 - 22/04/2019)



Black Bart's Dinner Show 

You can learn all about Pembrokeshire's most famous pirate, Black Bart at the Black Bart Dinner Show taking place throughout Myths and Legends. 

The evening dinner show takes guests on an adventure through his dastardly life and reveals how he went from a boy living in Pembrokeshire to Captain Bartholomew Roberts! 

With twist and turns, lots of laughs and the chance to join Bart's swashbuckling crew it's a fun, family entertainment for all ages. Take part in galleon games, shipwreck sing-a-longs and treasure chest challenges during the evening, as well as enjoying a feast fit for a captain!

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The Legends Trail 

Complimentary Activity 

Age Group: All Ages 

Bluestone is built on ancient ground, rich in myths and legends and, during the festival, you can uncover these stories on our brand new Legends Trail. 

Armed with your Legends map, you will be able to navigate across the resort and into the woodland where you'll learn about the mythical and historical figures 
that once lived here and still inspire Bluestone today. 

From the tales behind the resort areas, to the truth behind the ruins of Castell Coch found in the Bluestone forest, it's a family activity that all ages can enjoy. 

There might even be treasure at the end!

Mystic

Pembrokeshire

For thousands of years, Pembrokeshire has been known as the land of mystery and enchantment and from neolithic monuments to the ruins of Norman castles, these myths and legends have endured and are still visible in the county today. 

Where History Comes Alive

Pembrokeshire has featured in some of histories most important moments and you can learn more about them on your break. During your visit you can go North and explore St David's Cathedral and visit the tomb of Wales' patron saint, St David in the city that he founded and now bears his name. 

 Or head south to Pembroke Castle, the birthplace of Henry VII and later on towards Dale where at Mill Bay, after 28 years in exile, the future king landed with his supporters and marched to the Battle of Bosworth, where he defeated Richard III and claimed the throne. 

You don't even have to leave the resort to feel in touch with history. The ruins of Castell Coch can be found within the 500-acre resort and has it's own captivating tale.

  • It's great that Bluestone is highlighting its amazing coastline and bringing local myths & legends to life!

    Jenkins Family, Cardiff