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Crazy Fun in Wales

Zip World, Velocity, Wales, Unique, Things to do in Wales

A giant maze of bad ass trampolines in an underground cave in Wales. Yes, you read that correctly. Ah-may-zing, right? As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also find some epic zip lining at the same place. It’s a playground for adults (and children I spose) and I for one, am game for some fun. Are you?

Bounce Below

It sounds like some crazy concept out of a film, but it is in fact real and open for visitors. Bounce Below utilises a disused slate cavern in Llechwedd by filling it with giant bouncy nets. What else would you fill it with?! Jump, skip and slide through the chambers, exploring the surreal settings from a whole new angle. And talking of slides, one of them is a massive 60 foot tall. It’s clearly not for the faint hearted.

Bounce Below, Wales, Trampoline, Cave, Blog, Travel, Review, 2014

Bounce Below, Wales, Trampoline, Cave, Blog, Travel, Review, 2014

Even before you start your hour of playtime, you’ll be a bag of excitement. Forget walking to the cavern – you’ll be taken by an old mining train. I have visions of the scene from Harry Potter when they’re careering down the tracks in Gringotts, but perhaps I’m getting a little carried away!

Tickets are a tiny £15 at the moment, which seems like amazing value for money. You can buy them here.

Zip World

Double the adrenaline, by visiting Zip World too. Choose from two sites, Velocity, which has Europe’s longest and fastest zip line, or Titan, Europe’s largest zip zone. If you’re really up for it you could try both as they’re only a 45minute drive apart.

At Velocity you’ll be laying face down in a streamlined position so that you whizz down the zip line at record speeds. I’m not going to lie, this one does make my heart race at the thought of it. This video (courtesy of Zip World) will show you what I mean:

Zip World, Velocity, Wales, Unique, Things to do in Wales

Perhaps for the more sane adventurers, Titan offers the chance to zip line in a more conventional seated position. You can even travel as a team of four, zipping down at the same time. At 60mph and over eight kilometres of line, it’ll still get your heart racing.

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Zip World, Zipworld, Titan, Wales, Adventure, Things to do in Wales, Blog

Two hours of fun at Titan only costs £50. If you want to try Velocity it’ll cost £60. Either way, it’s pretty affordable.

Local Travel

Given the cheap prices and the uniqueness, I’m definitely going to be taking a road trip to try them out. I’m based in England but it’ll only take me three hours or so to get there, which is totally doable for a fun day out. I might even make a weekend of it and do some hiking. It’s the perfect location for it. What about you?

Are you game for trying them out? Have you been? Did they live up to the hype? X

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