If you are looking for a new thrill and you happen to be around Wales, check out Bounce Below. Set inside a 176-year-old slate mine, it’s an awesome series of gigantic, bouncy nets strung like trampolines across two cavern chambers that are twice the size of St. Paul’s Cathedral. While certainly not for vertigo sufferers, the subterranean playground within the Llechwedd caverns is the first of its kind and looks like a riot of fun.
Bounce Below has been set up inside the historic mine near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales. We reported on it back in June before it opened, and now it’s getting glowing reviews. Upon arrival, visitors kit up with overalls and protective gear and then ride an old mining train 100 feet down into the depths to get to the trampolines. Once underground, they disembark in the enormous, two-chambered cavern that’s lit up by an incredible display of multicolor LEDs. The three trampolines are all interconnected by stairways and slides. The biggest slide is 60 feet long and the highest trampoline is suspended 180 feet (55 meters) above the cavern floor – gulp!
The experience lasts for around an hour. Minimum age to use the trampolines is seven years, and maximum weight is 120 kilograms (264 lbs). People 18 or under must be booked and accompanied by an adult, with at least one adult per seven children. If the thought of going underground gives you claustrophobia, then the trampoline operators Zip World Titan also have an adventure zip line you can ride topside, though that’s not going to help with any vertigo! Online bookings can be made here.
Photos by Bounce Below via Facebook