Our Staff Experience Silver Mountain
Published on 2023-07-04 / By Arrow@Trefeddian
The Silver Mountain Experience, in the heart of the Cambrian mountains, is not only a fantastic family day out for all ages, but boasts breathtaking views of the rolling hills beyond. Situated 10 minutes from Aberystwyth, this place came highly recommended, so we had to check it out! On arrival, we were met by incredibly welcoming staff, who provided us with a clipboard full of fun complimentary trails and quizzes, for all ages.
The Black Chasm tour was outstanding! It was the perfect balance of scary but not terrifying and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The tour lasted around an hour and felt incredibly good value; we were spectacularly entertained by the Lady of the Mountain. Her old folk tales of mythical creatures and superstitions captivated us, and it was also really quite informative! If you only wanted to do one tour, we would recommend that it would be this one, purely for the entertainment factor, as it will keep everyone fascinated, big and small.
After a light but appetising lunch, we began the Miner’s life tour, which explained the reasoning behind urban legends. The tour provided an in-depth review the day to day trials of a miner, as well as explaining the architectural structures. Tessa, our guide, was clear, informative and ensured our personal care at all times. Continually asking if we had any questions, and answering without hesitation. The tour guides work alongside local historians of the area, striving to always expand their knowledge of the silver and lead mines.
The tours were now over, but it wasn’t time to head home just yet. We still had a lot of ground to cover exploring the surface attractions, and we could not leave without saying goodbye to the creatures up at Woo Hoo Woods! We found so many extra little things to keep us entertained, such as the giants button puzzle, as well as den building and even a Tangle Foot maze. Make sure you watch out for protruding tree roots as you make your way round the woods, while completing the Miner’s Trail quiz, or the Kindling’s Treasure Trail for the little ones (or big kids at heart!)
Back down at the centre of the site, take part in gem panning by purchasing a small bag of rocks from reception, you may find you have struck gold! Paddle in the stream or exercise your dam building skills before enjoying a picnic by the stream. Let the little ones burn off some energy on the outside adventure play area, or perhaps they would prefer to spend time building sandcastles in the shady pit or experimenting with the water play.
If the weather is not too kind to you when you make your visit, then fret not, as Silver Mountain boasts a whole host of under cover attractions such as Gem Panning as well as the fossil dig. Create your own masterpieces in The Den, and of course don’t forget about the guided tours, two of which taking place almost entirely underground or in outbuildings.
The staff here are so incredibly welcoming and went above and beyond to ensure we had everything we needed for a top-quality day out. We were lucky enough to enjoy a sneak peek of the Ultimate Xscape rooms, and though I cannot tell you too much, they are worth every penny and more! It was now time to head out through the gift shop to go home, though having discovered this little gem, we will be back again!
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