Underground mine transformed into trampoline wonderland

An abandoned 176-year old underground mine has been transformed into a trampoline park. And it looks amazing!

Blaenau Ffestiniog's slate mine in North Wales boasts three trampolines positioned between 6 to 54 metres above the floor (with safety nets included).

The trampolines are hung within two vast chambers connected by walkways and slides.

To cater for the extra adventurous, the highest slide stands at 18 metres.

As if this wasn’t cool enough, Bounce Below lights up the walls of the mine with a techni-coloured light display that illuminates the cavern, creating a dreamlike affect for bouncers.

 

 

“Imagine a vast underground chamber, lit in vibrant colours, where you bounce through the Earth's bowels on an enormous trampoline. It's a virtual-reality thrill – except it is an actual physical experience,” The Guardian's Jonathan Jones wrote.

 The caverns are the remains of a Victorian slate mine that’s tunnels were cut out by men and boys in the 19th century and then used as the mine’s tramway in the 1970s.

The train ride to the cavern takes approximately 5 minutes and is 30 metres below the ground.

Walking tours suddenly seem dull…

How long will we have to wait to see something similarly awesome developed in Australia?

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