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Barry Island Pleasure Park, Barry

Categories: Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks
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2.9/5 based on 400 reviews on the web
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. The park opened permanently to the public on 3 April 2015.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 current Log Flume ride, which was one of the park's most popular attractions.The Pleasure Park had 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 was 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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  • I used to come to Barry Island as a child, and enjoyed the fun-fair rides immensely back in the 70's and 80's. I knew the fair had changed ownership over the years, but naively assumed it would have k...  read more »
  • Lovely beach and coffee shops. Amusements and arcades are VERY run down but it adds to the experience I think. Made me feel like a kid again! Literally only about 3 rides were on but managed to go on ...  read more »
  • I spent many days out at Barry Island as a child and its just got better, there are more places to eat and more things to do. I'd definitely recommend Barry Island for a day out and after recently mov...  read more »
  • Very nice good for leisure or to walk as family or couples. A few interesting things to do as small level climbing or training your muscles with a boat rowing. Any game with balls and the sand very good. Lovely day and weather
  • Brilliant day out! Get soaked on the new log flume! Lush fish n chips!
  • great memories of holidays at butlins and days out at barry island beach/funfair..Good Luck henry and crew with the cant wait!!! see you all soon love Julie and gang from Newport.x
  • Lovely beach . Shame that one one toilet was working on bank holiday Monday. Great to see the beach packed out 😃
  • What's not to like! Its barry island #!
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