Barry Island Pleasure Park

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Ten miles southwest of Cardiff, Barry Island Pleasure Park is perhaps the oldest amusement park in Wales, situated on the coast at Barry Island in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The current Pleasure Park continues the long tradition of seaside escapism first popularised on Barry by the Victorians. Nicknamed ‘Barrybados’ by locals, this is a fun-packed location for a summer day out with the kids. Rides include a breathtaking roller coaster, the Sky Flyer, Freak-Out, Miami Fever and the traditional draws of the Waltzer, Dodgems and trampolines.

Overlooking the wide sandy beach of Whitmore Bay, Barry Island Pleasure Park allows you to let the kids have their fill of rides and candy floss and still enjoy a refreshing dip and a play in the sand. Whitmore regularly wins the coveted Blue Flag beach awards, meaning the water here is as clean as it gets.

Currently undergoing a five year renovation, Barry Island Pleasure Park has plans to relaunch as one of the top tourist attractions in Wales. For thousands of families, it’s an iconic part of the national seaside heritage, well served by its own train station which offers a regular service from across South Wales. If you’re attempting a visit during peak season, a good tip would be to make use of the park and ride facilities nearby: the car park can have some legendary queues on busy days.

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The Mount Rooms
The Mount Rooms
4 out of 5
Porthkerry Road, Barry, Wales
The price is £35 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Porthkerry Country Park and Barry Island Beach. Pebble Beach and Barry Island Pleasure Park are ...
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"Room very clean and sound proof. Bar very limited choice. Will use again"

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The Mount Rooms
Gails Guest House
Gails Guest House
3 out of 5
3 Plymouth Road, Barry, Wales
The price is £58 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
Situated in Barry, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Barry Island Pleasure Park and Barry Island Beach. Whitmore Bay and Pebble Beach are also ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (117 reviews)
"The staff were so friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. Perfect location, easy walk to sea front. Breakfast was served in our room due to covid restrictions, but it was hot and really tasty. Room was very comfortable, wish we could have stayed longer"

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Gails Guest House
Pass The Keys | Spacious 4-Bedroom town house with Parking
Pass The Keys | Spacious 4-Bedroom town house with Parking
42 Portland Drive, Barry, CF62 5AU, Barry, WLS
Situated in Barry, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Barry Island Pleasure Park and Barry Island Beach. Whitmore Bay and Porthkerry Country Park ...
Pass The Keys | Spacious 4-Bedroom town house with Parking
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The Mount Rooms
The Mount Rooms
4 out of 5
Porthkerry Road, Barry, Wales
The price is £35 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
The Mount Rooms
Gails Guest House
Gails Guest House
3 out of 5
3 Plymouth Road, Barry, Wales
The price is £58 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
Gails Guest House
Pass The Keys | Spacious 4-Bedroom town house with Parking
Pass The Keys | Spacious 4-Bedroom town house with Parking
42 Portland Drive, Barry, CF62 5AU, Barry, WLS
Pass The Keys | Spacious 4-Bedroom town house with Parking
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The Knap by Tŷ SA - Waterfront Views
1 The Parade, Barry, WLS
The Knap by Tŷ SA - Waterfront Views
The Knap by Tŷ SA - Waterfront Views
The Knap by Tŷ SA - Waterfront Views
4 out of 5
1 The Parade, Barry, Wales
The Knap by Tŷ SA - Waterfront Views
Goodstay by Urban Space
Goodstay by Urban Space
4 out of 5
Hood Road, Barry, Wales
Goodstay by Urban Space
Harbourside by StayBC ***Perfect for Couples, Waterfront Views***
Harbourside by StayBC ***Perfect for Couples, Waterfront Views***
Y Rhodfa, Barry, WLS
Harbourside by StayBC ***Perfect for Couples, Waterfront Views***
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Apartments Wales
3.5 out of 5
108 High St, Barry, Wales
The price is £125 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan
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The old seamans mission
4 out of 5
57 Dock View Road, Barry, Wales
The old seamans mission
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