Old slate mines were converted into an underground amusement center.
What used to be a slate mine in the 18th and 19th centuries, and then a hiding place for valuable artwork during World War II, is now an underground playground fitted with three giant trampolines. This unique experience is offered by Welsh adventure company Bounce Below, and includes a subterranean train ride, a 60 foot slide, LED lights and a collection of record-breaking trampolines.
On entering the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, visitors are outfitted with overalls and helmets, before being loaded onto an underground train that takes them to the main cavern. From there, they plummet down a 60 foot slide to reach the trampolines, which are suspended at heights of 20-, 60-, and 180-feet. To ensure guests aren’t jumping around in the dark, the cavern has been fitted with a multi-colored array of LED lights.
Sean Taylor, owner of Zip World, told the MailOnline, “We got the idea when my business partner saw this done in woods in France but this has never been done in a cavern, this really is a world first in Wales”
The underground playground opens on July 3rd, and as part of an introductory offer, tickets will be available for £15 ($25). Once that finishes, the normal price of admission will go up to £20 ($34). Visitors get an hour inside the cavern, which doesn’t sound like a lot when you consider the fact it’s an area twice the size of St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Bounce Below is part of Zip World, an outdoor pursuits centre in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales, which means there is plenty of other activities to keep you amused should you decide to visit.