Popular Mid Wales visitor attraction, The Silver Mountain Experience, will be turned into a Christmas wonderland full of magic and joy during the festive season.
Based at Ponterwyd, just outside Aberystwyth, the attraction is preparing for the return of its sell-out Christmas event, which is running on selected dates from December 9-23.
There will be something for the whole family to enjoy, with more experiences and activities included in the entry tickets than ever before.
The Elves’ Workshop and Santa’s Grotto will be opening its doors to visitors again this year. On this magical elf-led adventure, visitors will see how the elves are busily preparing for the big day in their workshop. They will then take visitors to meet Santa himself, with a present included for all children on the ‘good list’.
There will also be a whole host of fun activities included within the ticket price, including exciting new features and festive characters to embark on adventure with.
A mischievous individual, who lives at Silver Mountain, doesn’t like Christmas! Visitors will be challenged to undertake a quest to melt his heart and change his mind. In addition, there will be a chance to explore his underground home.
Also new this year is the opportunity to join Scrooge on a Victorian Tour, to see how the miners would have celebrated Christmas 150 years ago. There’s a new Gingerbread House to visit, too.
Returning favourites, such as Christmas cookie decorating and the special Rudolph & Patches Treasure Trail, will also be included within the entry tickets, as well as the other surface attractions including the play area, Fossil Dig & Den, Museum and much more.
The Silver Mountain Experience looks truly magical when it’s lit up in pretty lights and decorations. The event is pre-book only and each timed slot for the Elves’ Workshop and Santa’s Grotto is exclusive for each group.
As well as the Christmas event, visitors can experience the thrilling on-site escape room experience Ultimate Xscape.
The Miner’s Rest Café, based at the attraction, is open to everyone, even those not visiting any attractions or events. It’s the perfect place to enjoy festive treats by the roaring fire.
The neighbouring Red Kite Café will also be open, serving delicious breakfasts and warming meals.