Thursday, 12 September 2013

Our Underground Adventure

We headed to King Arthur’s Labyrinth the other day, I love taking the boys to new attractions and seeing what they have to offer us as a family!  We did not book in advance which did panic me slightly in case we did not get a slot for our adventure or had to hang about for ages waiting to be squeezed in.  As it happens we got in straight away but if you did have a little wait, there is a park, a series of sweet craft shops and a welcoming café so it’s a nice spot to hang around either way.

It cost us just over £30 with the guidebook, but it was well worth that for the just over an hour-long adventure as it was a unique experience.  Wearing hard hats walking along dark underground caverns learning about the legends of King Arthur accompanied by a mysterious hooded guide leading us through the darkness how often do you do that!  You even have a little boat ride too!

It says not to use flash photography to ruin the mood of the visit for everyone; well I think they need to add for children not to wear flashing trainers either.  My two helped us see the way, following their flashes every time they put their feet down!  They stomped along very excited they had their own lights with them…

When they say its cold and wrap up warm, they were not kidding, its freezing down there, so do wear layers!  I wish I had put a vest on my boys, they had t-shirts, jumpers and a rain coat but could have definitely done with more.

I am not sure we would go again; as we enjoyed the experience but feel we have done it now.  Although there is a separate Bard Adventure we could try next time.  Hubbie is keen to give the Corris Mine Explorers a go when the boys are a little older as more walking is involved with that.  I am not quite so sure I could be underground for more than an hour though...

1 comment:

  1. This sounds and looks great fun!!