With the building of the docks over a century ago, Barry Island
ceased to be an island, and instead became what is today an ideal
place for a fun filled day.
The Island's activities are centred around sandy Whitmore Bay and the
adjacent pleasure park. Between the two are the gardens and
promenade, and the area is filled with attractions, amusements, and
all manner of gift shops, food outlets and licensed premises (pubs
pleasure park has over 50 rides and attractions, for all ages
including the Log Flume, Viper Ride, Pirate Ship, Galloping Horses
and many others. Open every day during the Summer Season, and
weekends and certain weekdays throughout the year, phone (01446)
732844 for details. Entrance to the park is free, and ride tickets
are available from ticket booths at the park.
arcades are located within the pleasure park, and also on the
surrounding sea front area, providing games of skill, chance and all
sorts of video games.
A new arrival in 2000 is Triassic Towers, an all weather, all year,
indoor fun experience for children of all ages. Phone (01446) 733344
The Quasar Centre offers a high tech (and less painful) paintball
style experience ideal for adults and children alike. Phone (01446)
421611 for details.
nearby Barry Island Railway Heritage Centre provides a glimpse of
the Age of Steam, with exhibits of memorobilia, and restored
locomotives and rolling stock. On Steam Days, you can even enjoy a
ride on a historic locomotive. The new link between the island and
the Waterfront developement is now complete, and trains should soon
be operating along the line. For further information phone (01446) 748816.
Tourist Information Centre is located on the promenade (Tel. (01446)
747171) and can provide information on places to visit, activities,
events, local services and accommodation bookings.
With good road and rail links, and ample parking close to the
beach, Barry Island is an ideal place for a fun filled day out!