Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bounce, bounce, bounce in Wales!

Wales will soon get the world’s biggest underground trampoline.

A huge slate cavern in Snowdonia, North Wales has been installed with the world’s biggest underground trampoline, which is set to open on July 4. This giant underground playground is the first of its kind in the world.

'Bounce Below' has three huge trampolines hung in the old slate cavern at varying levels, linked together by 60 ft slides.

You will be taken to the impressive 100 x 60 foot cavern by an old mining train and kitted out in special overalls and a helmet before being let loose in the caves to bounce, climb and slide!

The walls will be lit with technicoloured lights. Looks pretty psychedelic! The LEDs highlight the beauty of the underground cavern, which was apparently dug out by hand for 4,500 hours to remove 500 tons of rubble in a process akin to the slate mining that took place there.

'Bounce Below' is located at the world’s largest zip-lining zone - Zip World Titan site - near the historic town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. 

At the site is the Slate Caverns which offers tours 500 feet underground to discover the dangerous mining past of these mysterious 170-year old caverns. A new ‘Deep Mine’ tour was unveiled in April 2014 including caverns which had not been seen for decades.

Tickets cost £15 per person (introductory rate). Visit the 'Bounce Below' site for more information or book tickets. 

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