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“a great family day out”

Silver Mountain Experience
Ranked #8 of 33 things to do in Aberystwyth
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A choice of Actor-led Experiences: The Black Chasm Orcs, Goblins, Wraiths & other Myths. Wales' scariest underground adventure. This experience is not for the faint hearted! Not recommended for under 10's. A Dragon's Tale Why risk the nightmare of Black Chasm when you can join the search for Grotty, Silver Mountain's mystical, secretive and shy dragon. Our new for 2014 actor-led adventure for families. Suitable for children from the age of 4yrs. A Miner's Life This guided tour immerses you in the original and rare setting of the mine, both above and below ground and helps you to discover the fascinating facts of mining life in by-gone times as it would have been seen through the eyes of a miner. Family-active 4 new hands-on features including Shroomy Challenge, Shroomy Circle, Giant's Button Puzzle, Giant's Pan Pipes. Woo Hoo Wood Younger members of the family will delight in the magic of Woo Hoo Wood where they can find their way through the Tangle-Foot Maze, search for the answers to the Woo Hoo Quest, glimpse the Kindlings' Tree Village or try a spot of Den-building - with some help from the grown-ups too! Gem / Gold Panning* Next to the Silver River Water Play area you can try your hand at panning for gems or for 'gold'. One of our most popular activities this is totally absorbing for young and old! * Modest charges apply Silver River Play Area Even more for the kids and the young at heart to enjoy with the chance to safely dam and divert the water in the wooden channels or paddle in the stream and carry on with the dam-building theme! (Crocs/footwear advised for paddling). Mining Exhibition This indoor museum holds one of the finest collections of hard rock mining machinery, tools and ephemera in Wales, reflecting the story of silver-lead ore extraction in the Cambrian Mountains over many centuries. Coffee Shop Our cosy coffee shop offers fresh from-the-bean coffees, teas, delicious hot chocolate, cold drinks and ices, hot soup, paninis, toasties, sandwiches, cold snacks and tempting cakes & muffins. Gift Shop Provides the chance to browse a fascinating and colourful display of gemstone & mineral gifts plus plenty of fun items for the kids to choose from too.
Bryncrug, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“a great family day out”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

The staff were very informative and friendly. As a mixed age group we were really happy there was something for everyone. Older ones did the scary tour and the younger ones went on a dragon hunt. We panned for jewels, explored the woods, did the quizzes, made dams, played mushroom games and ate lovely cakes. If you participate and make your own fun too you can stay for hours. we were there for 4 hours. Everyone from 8 to 60 had a great time.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Kidwelly, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Excellent actress led experience!”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Had a lovely day out here last weekend! The Black Chasm was exceptional! Really impressed (and terrified) especially considering it was a single actress who led the experience!!

Visited April 2014
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Thank Sarah F
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Milford Haven
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Good family fun”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Great time had by all, enthusiastic & knowledgeable staff, lots to see & do. Pricing a little confusing, but otherwise great. Weather was lush too

Visited April 2014
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Thank Marc S
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Magical Day”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

My husband and I visited on 19th September and had a wonderful time. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout our visit. We began with a walk around the site and found it very well thought out to meet the needs of all ages - mining information for the grown-ups and the fabulous Grubby Groggs & friends trail for younger visitors. The woodland area was absolutely magical. We were then collected by our Elf guide for the Black Chasm Experience and found this brilliantly entertaining.
The Silver Mountain Experience is a welcoming and fun attraction and we felt that it was very reasonably priced. We will certainly be recommending it to any friends visiting the area in the future.

Visited September 2013
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“A gimmick experience for children - NOT scary”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

I visited here last month with my mother being quite an 'underground experience' fan, and I have to say I was very disappointed.

The leaflet made this attraction sound like it was going to be great for cave fans, and in fact rather terrifying, so at the reception I made a point to question the intensity of the Black Chasm. They said it was fine and put us down for the 12 version (The oldest). Now having experienced this tour I now feel stupid for asking!

Waiting for the Black Chasm tour to start, I overheard a few people say that their partners were not taking park because they were too frightened... they shouldn't have been! The group we went in with consisted of children clearly under 12.

We were then greeted by a male dressed up in a ripped costume with blood on his face with a very strong SCOTTISH accent. To cut a long story short, he lead us up to the cave stopping us every 2 minutes to make comments about either Justin Beiber or 'the cave gremlins having poos everywhere'... the children seemed to enjoy it but not what we went for!

The cave it self was the least referred to within the tour, if anything we rushed through it so quickly it was like it wasn't even supposed to be a cave tour! The only part I enjoyed about the tour was walking through the pitch black maze at the end, but even still, this wasn't made scary by the queue of people infront clearly identifying the way.

If you have children who like fantasy stories crossed with a little bit of immatureness they will love this, otherwise STAY AWAY and visit some where else. I went to King Arthur's Labrinth last year which was easily 10 times better!

Visited August 2013
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