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Pocket Guide: Cardiff Barry Island Pleasure Park Hotels

Barry Island is a quintessentially British holiday resort. Eat bright pink candyfloss, sample the local fish and chips, play the amusements or just sit in the sand at Whitmore Bay. Of course, to be the complete seaside package, it needs to have an amusement park. Barry Island Pleasure Park more than fits the bill, with loads of rides, activities and fun to be had for the whole family.

Fun for Everyone at Barry Island Pleasure Park

The park is home to lots of great rides, including the Wild Mouse Rollercoaster, Bumper Boats, Crazy Cage and Sky Flyer, amongst many others. So, whether you’re looking for an adrenalin rush, to be scared senseless or to have fun trying to win a prize, it’s all here for you to enjoy.

The park is open every day from 12pm to 8pm and rides are affordable, especially if you buy tokens in bulk. It’s situated in the middle of Barry Island, just opposite the train station and just a stone’s throw from the famous beach at Whitmore Bay. You’ll be able to walk here easily from most hotels in Barry Island.

Where to Stay for the Barry Island Pleasure Park

As a popular holiday resort, there is no shortage of accommodation options on Barry Island. With everything from family-run guesthouses to large modern chain hotels nearby, wherever you want to stay there will be something for you. There is plenty of affordable accommodation within walking distance of the park, with much on the beachfront or within reach of the sea.

As the park is located right next to the train station, it’s also very convenient for people coming from the main town in Barry and from Cardiff too. With regular trains to and from the station, it makes a great place to come for a day trip, where you can also take in the sights and sounds of the beach too.

Barry Island Pleasure Park as Part of the Complete Package

The Pleasure Park is one of the main attractions on Barry Island, with days of fun to be had for the whole family. However, there’s plenty more to do, with Whitmore Bay and Jackson Bay beaches being a safe and fun place to enjoy some family time. Stroll along the promenade and play the amusements, have some fish and chips, or go on a tour of the filming locations for the BBC’s successful Gavin and Stacey show, which was largely filmed in Barry Island.

The Pleasure Park adds to the appeal of Barry Island, perfectly fitting with its traditional seaside, good-time atmosphere. From all over the island you can hear the excited screams of people on the rides and the splash of water from the log flume ride. It’s enough to make you want to be part of the fun, and with affordable ticket prices, it really is a great place to spend the day - especially for families.

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