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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  • Its so good to see the island up and running. The current owner opens it whenever possible and is working hard to improve the site. Grown up kids still love the rides and the ferris wheel is stunning.  more »
  • Nice little place with a few places to visit for the afternoon. Not a lot of rides but just enough not to put you off having fish n chips  more »
  • Whilst, in March, annual preparation for the summer season is under way, some areas were open and there was a sprinkling of people having fun. Bright and colourful, and understandably, a popular attra...  more »
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  • 1st impressions not great. Non manned parking is diabolical and too small. The town and beach seems to be quite nice although needs more facilities and loos at either end and food/drink only available at the very end near the town. Maybe good for a mobile catering crew at the other end.
  • It has been a very very busy place to go as it had taken one and a half hour just to get to the beach, from coming off the M4 J33. It was a really good afternoon out, but all the best food places was full to the brim?? and it had taken a hour to get serviced because of all the people there injuring the good weather we all are having at the moment. But Barry is a lovely place to every in the winter.
  • Great place to go and enjoy some walks along the beach, grab some fish and chips, walk along the coastline or just enjoy some sea air. Parking is a challenge during high season so it's advised to plan your trip carefully or to bring some patience with you. Parking cost is not too bad if you get it and there are pay machines and you can pay via an app or calling as well.
  • A really beautiful beach. Great for walking with my dog.dogs allowed from October to 1st of May.great cafe for coffee and bacon roll right on sea front.The reason l would not give Barry 5stars is the cost of parking -five pounds for over one hour. The toilets on the front are very clean with baby changing facilities.
  • Good walks along the cliffs, plenty of places to eat, great fish and chips. Fairly easy parking, and great views across the bays. When tide is low, plenty of beach. Main beach is not dog friendly during peak season but a short walk to the other bay and dogs are allowed.
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