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Giant trampolines inside of huge slate quarry caves is the next big thing for North Wales’ ever-innovative array of attractions. The new unique attraction is tipped to be hugely popular an could bring thousands of thrill seeking tourists to the region.

Labelled as ‘Bounce Below’, the attraction is set to open next month at Llechwedd in Blaenau Ffestiniog and will be the world’s first facility of its kind. The brand new attraction has many locals and curious observers from across the country excited who may well be planning their next trip to North Wales to give this special attraction a go.

The caverns are twice the size of St Paul’s Cathedral and will be lit up with a light show while visitors bounce on the enormous secured trampolines in what will be an exhilarating and surreal experience. Those that decide to visit this intriguing attraction will access the area in which the caverns are located by train, before getting into the deep caverns.

The launch of the cavern trampolines will be done by the popular British gymnastics star Beth Tweddle, who will be officially be declaring the attraction open. The new attraction is run and created under the owners of Zip World, which itself has had £1.2 million invested into the site. Sean Taylor, owner of Zip World said:

“We got the idea when my business partner saw this done in a woods in France, but it has never been done in a cavern, making it a world’s first – proudly in Wales”. “It will be run as a one hour activity where visitors will be given cotton overalls and a helmet, before jumping on a train that travels inside of the mountain. Here they will be presented with three giant trampolines that are protected with three metre net walls to stop people climbing out – and each trampoline is linked by a slide down and walkway up”.

The brand new attraction will initially create 10 jobs with roles for train drivers and instructors, while there are also more plans for expanding the zip line series to venture underground into caverns. While North Wales in benefiting from these fantastic new attraction, owners at Zip World are planning to expand their sites, with possibilities in South Wales, South Africa and the Caribbean.

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