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Barry Island Pleasure Park
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Gavin and Stacey TV Locations Tour of Barry Island
Ranked #5 of 22 things to do in Barry
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Barry Island Pleasure Park. A funfair. Under new ownership. Fun for all the family at bargain prices
Reviewed 17 July 2014

whilst I was pleasantly surprised at how nice Barry Island itself is, there was an incident that made me concerned about how safe it is for elderly members of the public. Whilst walking to the car park I slipped and fell on the ramp down from the promenade at the far left side. This is because at the top of the ramp there are taps which people can use to wash sand off. As the ramp is covered in a layer of green algae, the water running from the taps causes it to be extremely slippery. Luckily when I fell I did not injure myself, but I would almost certainly have done if I had been an elderly person. The worst part, is that as I fell I heard someone say "oh not again", implying that I was not the first person to slip on this ramp. I don't see why the algae hasn't been pressure-washed off to make it safer and I hope this is addressed before someone else falls and really hurts themselves.

Thank Lauren W
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Living local to barry island,I regularly walk my dog around the bay,the fairground is all but defunct,
The beach is really clean ,cleaned every day by council,have seen special tractor with attachment picking all the rubbish,(left by visitors off beach,)no drinking on streets policy,plenty of places to eat,
Lots of parking,a few amusement arcades are still open,new development of beach huts being constructed, as I type,will be available soon,(phone council for rental rates)the island has changed a lot since it's hay day,but it does not need a fairground,when the sun is shining the beach still gets packed out with visitors,take no notice from Gavin and Stacey,barrians don't say wots occurring,
Barry island is still the place to be on a sunny day,causeway road can become very congested on busy days,but a new road is being constructed as I type which is going to mean two roads in and out. Of island,life guards on duty,first aid available,many cafés reasonable prices.come on you know you want to visit

3  Thank tedrogers
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

There is a lot to do for families of all ages. Fun rides, playing/relaxing on the beach, admiring the scenery...

Our two year old was spoilt for choice. He enjoyed playing on a fireman machine, which involved holding a water gun and trying to put out the 'fires'. There were spinning teacups and fun water activities. We didn't stay too long on the actual resort because he kept on wanting additional turns on the same ride. There were a lot of beach shops, restaurants and cafes, as well as ice cream stands (perfect for the weather!). The resort itself was quite modern as opposed to some other old fashioned resorts we have been to in the past. The view overlooking the see was beautiful.

The beach was very fun. On first sight it looked overcrowded, but once we reached the beach and found a spot, it was absolutely fine.

1  Thank LadyofWinterfell
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Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Tricky to review as this page is for the pleasure park but my rating is for the whole of Barry Island as a resort. First the good, the beach is lovely, very clean, sandy and very gently slopes so great for paddling also nice cafes and ice cream kiosks. The not so great, only toilets up one end of beach as work going on other end, not many eateries open after 5 and no disabled access to beach (lots of resorts have a boardwalk now where those of us in wheelchairs can join the family on the beach). But I'm afraid I can find no good words for the Pleasure Park and if I was solely reviewing that then my rating would be one star as it is so run down, dirty and therefore uncared for. This occupies a large prominent position on the seafront and it's current state is a huge shame for the resort. I hope it will be improved sooner rather than later.

1  Thank EssexHelenM
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We spent a couple of hours here on a sunny morning. Quaint and old fashioned seaside place, quiet and family friendly. The best bit for us was the golden sandy beach and glistening sea - the views over the water are stunning. Definitely worth visiting for a walk on the beach.

Thank Joy S
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