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The Silver Mountain Experience launches new attraction for half term

Welcome to the Dragon’s Tale.

A silver-lead mine in Mid Wales which dates back more than 250 years is launching a new visitor attraction in time for the February half term school holiday.

The brand-new Kindling’s Treasure Trail at The Silver Mountain Experience, near Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth challenges children to find all the treasure with the chance of winning a treat.

Steeped in mining history, The Silver Mountain Experience is open throughout the winter season, offering visitors unique tours that explore the history of the site, both above and below ground.

Visitors can take a journey into the history of the mine and get a glimpse into the gruelling world of mining back in Victorian times on the ‘A Miner’s Life’ guided tour.

Families with young explorers will love the adventurous ‘A Dragon’s Tale’ guided tour where they join a quest to find the friendly resident dragon hidden within the mines.

Alongside the tours, there are a variety of different surface attractions which are included within the price of the tickets. Children can run wild in Woo Hoo Woods, go gem panning, den building and dig for fossils.

For those wanting to explore the site’s history further, the newly updated mining museum or the Miner’s Trail is packed full of fascinating facts and history about the site and Welsh mining.

The Silver Mountain Experience is also home to Ultimate Xscape, two thrilling escape room experiences. With only 60 minutes on the clock, visitors try and escape from a highly themed, immersive experience.

Choose between working out the identity of Jack The Ripper or stealing the world’s biggest diamond in Diamond Heist!

The Miner’s Rest Café, with its roaring fire, serve a delicious range of snacks, cakes, lunches, hot drinks and more. Visitors can also try one of the new Ultimate Xscape Table Top Games which are free to those eating and drinking in the café.

The café, which is open to customers not visiting any of the attractions, also offers pre-booked afternoon teas.