Barry Island Pleasure Park, Barry

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Barry Island Pleasure Park is an amusement park situated on the coast at Barry Island in the Vale of Glamorgan, about 10 miles south west of the capital city Cardiff, Wales. The park opened annually at weekends from Easter onwards and daily during the school summer holidays, until the first weekend in September.Barry Island contains shops, bars and restaurants. The Pleasure Park was once famous for its Scenic Railway which dominated half of the site in the mid-20th century, but was partially destroyed in a gale in 1973 before being dismantled. Many of the scenic railway's beams were used in the building of the Log Flume ride, which was one of the park's most popular attractions.The Pleasure Park has over thirty attractions and rides. However lack of investment in the park resulted in the majority of these being removed, notably the Viper rollercoaster and the Log Flume. Park entrance is free of charge.Several Amusement arcades are located around the pleasure park.Barry Island Pleasure Park is part owned by Ian Rogers, who ran Welsh discount chain Hypervalue before it ran into financial difficulties. In 2006, Hilco UK Ltd who specialise in dealing with failing retail businesses assumed control of the ailing Hypervalue group and commenced disposing of various Hypervalue stores and settling accounts with the many creditors. Mr Rogers now owns part of the reorganised group, renamed Hypa Xtra. The park was operated by showman Vernon Studt between 2010 and 2014 under a lease from the joint owners.
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  • We had bad weather and staff also seemed fed up and withdrawn. I dont blame it. As in the rainy day all looked gloomy dirty old and sad. Perhaps in sunny day it could bring more excitement. Place itse...  more »
  • I haven't returned to Barry Island since visiting as a child myself. Today I took my daughter, she is only 3months old but enjoys long walks in the pram. Walking along the promenade was wonderful, we ...  more »
  • We travel to Barry at least 3 times a year the kids love it, we live on the M4 corridor so its quick and easy for us to pop to wales stay for one night and make a trip to Barry for some beach, arcade ...  more »
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  • Well if you are into traditional slightly tacky British holidays then this is the place for you. The chip shops sell great fish and chips. The amusement park is great for kids and those of us that have yet to grow up!! There are many places to stay hotels and guest houses a plenty. The beach is very clean. So if you are Gavin or Stacey go visit Barry.
  • Since the re-opening of the pleasure park by henry danter the fun fair has reduced in size as they have introduced a little car park which isn't needed as there is a car park less than a minute walk away. The fun fair has a decent range of rides but not a lot of space. As for the arcade connected its pretty run down with the flooring being pretty unstable. At the bottom of fun fair there is a low laying part where in the rain it floods. Overall its okay for teenagers but for young families with 5's and under I think you better stick to the beach.
  • The beach is clean there's a nice amount of cafe's and shops (bit of a rip off to be honest selling £1 shop stuff at twice the price)! But what let's it down for me is the rude can't be bothered impolite staff on the sea front and hyper value shop. If you don't want a job in retail give it up! There's plenty of people willing to take your place, otherwise shape up and learn some manners and people skills!
  • Still looks a bit run down. Some really extreme rides and plenty of gentle ones too. Expensive, as these places are. Overall a fun place. Disappointed they seem to have forgotten about Gavin and Stacey
  • Love Barri Island beach. Clean, tidy, cafes, free climbing wall, toilets both ends of beach, outdoor showers for feet, water feature for kids to play, parking close by, pound shop right at front, flat sandy beach, walks along the coast, deckchair hire, crazy golf. Train station. Fab day out.

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