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Barry Island

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.

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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 and bars!)

Click to enlarge, "Back" to returnThe 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.

Click to enlarge, "Back" to returnAmusement 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 for details.

The Quasar Centre offers a high tech (and less painful) paintball style experience ideal for adults and children alike. Phone (01446) 421611 for details.

Click to enlarge, "Back" to returnThe 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.

Click to enlarge, "Back" to returnThe 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!

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