Inside the world's only underground trampoline park - and it's in Britain

Mirror Online 2 weeks ago

Welcome to the world of underground trampolining!

This is Bounce Below - an incredible maze of giant trampolines, slides and tunnels all made from netting suspended in a slate cavern.

It's the only one of its kind in the world - and the good news is it's here in Britain.

The fun-filled activity centre is found at Llechwedd Slate Mine in Wales.

It's the latest subterranean space to feature in TV series Underground Worlds on Yesterday, which airs Wednesdays at 8pm.

The site features in new TV show Underground Worlds, which airs Wednesdays at 8pm

The incredible space now used by adrenalin junkies is part of a vast area of more than 25k of tunnels and 250 chambers, spread over 16 levels more than 1km underground.

Llechwedd was one of several mines in the town during the boom of the 1880s.

The only way the mines can be accessed is by a narrow gauge railway - the steepest of its kind in the UK

Miners flooded in to work there, using basic hand tools called jumpers to work their way into the rock before setting explosive charges to blow large pieces from its foundations. 

The show reveals how half a million tonnes of top-quality slate was extracted every year at the industry’s peak, but the mines closed in the 1970s following a worldwide slump in the demand for slate and have since become a tourist attraction.

Click below to be amazed - and don't forget to tune in Wednesdays at 8pm on Yesterday to delve even deeper into the stories behind each spectacular site...

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