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Christmas parties go underground at Mid Wales attraction

Corris Mine Explorers’ mine guide Mark Waite preparing for an Underground Christmas Party.

A popular Mid Wales attraction is offering bespoke Underground Christmas Parties to suit the unprecedented times in which we live due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

With social distancing and other pandemic rules in place, companies are having to scrap traditional indoor Christmas parties and look for other fun alternatives.

Corris Mine Explorers, based at Corris Craft Centre, near Machynlleth, believes it has just the answer by offering individually tailored, underground parties.

The festive parties can include adrenaline-pumping activities involving ropes, ladders, climbing and scrambling or something a little more sedate with a fascinating exploration of the abandoned slate mine and its explosive history. Underground festive food and drinks can also be included.

“This year, the normal work Christmas party in a hot, stuffy office is impossible,” said Mark Waite, mine guide. “So, instead we are offering our well ventilated, cavernous underground setting.

“Safety and fun are our top priorities and we have social distancing measures and regular hand sanitising in place, as well as lots of festive fun planned.”

The parties can run for an hour, two hours or half a day and are available to book from now until Christmas by calling Mark Waite on Tel: 01650 511720 to arrange.