Old Welsh mine turned into giant trampoline park

Old Welsh mine turned into giant trampoline park

By Bradley White.

An abandoned 176-year old underground slate mine in North Wales has reopened, but as a gigantic trampoline theme park.

Bounce Below, from the same owners of Zip World, is situated in at Llechwedd near the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Old Welsh mine turned into giant trampoline park

By Bradley White.

Equipped with three trampolines positioned between 6 to 54 metres above ground, the new attraction is thought to be the world’s first facility of its kind.

The giant trampolines are linked by an 18-meter slide inside colourfully lit caverns, which makes the experience resemble a video game that has come to life.

Old Welsh mine turned into giant trampoline park

By Bradley White.

The caves, said to be twice the size of St. Paul's Cathedral, are the remains of a Victorian slate mine which tunnels were cut out by men and children in the 19th century and then used as the mine’s tramway in the 1970s.

Old Welsh mine turned into giant trampoline park

By Bradley White.

The mine regeneration project has seen over US$1.7 million (£1 million) invested in it so far.

Hat Tip: The Guardian.

All images by Bradley White, courtesy of Bounce Below.