Barry Island Pleasure Park

Amusement park in the United Kingdom

Barry Island Pleasure Park
Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Status Operating
Opened 1897
Owner Henry Danter

Barry Island Pleasure Park is an amusement park located in Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, UK. It is currently owned by Henry Danter, who is also owner of Symonds Yat Leisure Park and Treasure Island Amusement Park. The park reopened fully for the 2015 season, following a number of years of uncertainty. Previous operators of the park include Ken Rogers, Pat Collins, and Pat & John Collins.


The park was acquired by Henry Danter in March 2015. The park was reopened the following month.[1] The Log Flume and surrounding structure were demolished around this time.[2]


The park is located across the road from Barry Island railway station.

Roller coasters


Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Cyclone SBF Visa Group Steel 2018
Dragon Challenge Pinfari Kiddie 2017
Runaway Train River Rides Kiddie 2022


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Family Rollercoaster Supercar Kiddie 2010 2011 Travelling UK
Figure Eight Unknown Side Friction 1912 1938 Scrapped
Flitzer Zierer Steel 1984 1988 Travelling Netherlands
Galaxi SDC Steel 1974 1983 Unknown
Go Gator Joey Rose Kiddie 2008 2008 Travelling UK
Go Gator Joey Rose Kiddie 2015 2017 Travelling UK
Scenic Railway Unknown Side Friction 1939 1973 Scrapped
Switchback Unknown Switchback 1897 1911 Scrapped
Viper Interpark Steel 1996 2009 Relocated to Clacton Pier
Wacky Worm Sartori Kiddie 2015 2016 Travelling UK
Wild Mouse Maxwell Wild Mouse 1960s c.1971 Relocated to Miami Beach Amusement Park
Wild Mouse Reverchon Spinning July 2019 September 2019 Travelling UK


Under construction

Name Manufacturer Type Opening
Spooky Gold Mine Supercar Tracked Dark Ride Unknown


Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Aerospace KMG Booster 2022
Big Wheel Technical Park Ferris Wheel 2017
Crazy Fun House George-Rowland Tucker Funhouse 2021
Disco Fever Harry Steer Engineering Miami 2020
Galleon Ride SBF Visa Group Junior Jets 2022
Gallopers John Allen Carousel 2021
Ghost Train Supercar Tracked Dark Ride 2019
Gravitron Vekoma Rotor 2018
Hellraiser Sobema Matterhorn 2015
High Altitude AK Rides Star Flyer 2021
Jets Lang Wheels Jets 2021
Pirate River Reverchon Log Flume 2016
Sizzler PWS Rides Twist 2023
Thunderbolt Waltzer H.P. Jackson Waltzer 2018
Top Scan Mondial Top Scan 2021


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Astroglide H.P. Jackson Giant Slide 1970s 1980s Unknown
Astroglide Sam Ward Giant Slide 2016 2017 Exported to Netherlands
Atmos Fear Technical Park Loop Fighter 2020 2020 Travelling UK
Big Wheel Schwarzkopf Ferris Wheel 2016 2017 Stored
Cage Sam Ward Round-Up 2020 2020 Travelling UK
Calypso Kaspar Klaus Calypso 1962 1967 Relocated to Seaton Carew Amusement Park
Carousel Unknown Carousel 2015 2015 Relocated to Herne Bay Pier
Caterpillar Unknown Caterpillar 1931 1950 Unknown
Caterpillar I.E. Park Caterpillar 1993 1993 Travelling UK
Catherine Wheel Unknown Ferris Wheel 1990 1991 Unknown (for sale Nov 1991)
Century 2000 J. Bakker Denies Ramba Zamba/Swingaround 1986 1994 Relocated to Coney Beach Pleasure Park
City Hopper Safeco Jump & Smile 2020 2021 Travelling UK
Clown Slide Modern Products Giant Slide 1995 Unknown Unknown
Coaster Lang Wheels Flying Coaster 1962 1974 Travelling UK
Crazy Frog Safeco Jump & Smile 2021 2022 Travelling UK
Cyclone Bennett Twist 1974 1974 Travelling UK
Dino Ride Gundelwein Waltzerfahrt 1993 1994 Travelling Netherlands
Dive Bomber Lusse Roll-O-Plane 1951 1956 Unknown
Dive Bomber Lusse Roll-O-Plane 1961 1965 Travelling UK
Dodgems Supercar Dodgems 1958 1970s Travelling UK
Dodgems Soli Dodgems 1970s 2007 Scrapped
Dodgems Reverchon Dodgems 2015 2016 Travelling UK
Dodgems Supercar Dodgems 2017 2022 Converted into ice rink
Dodgems CBK Technik Group Dodgems 2022 2023 Travelling UK
Enterprise HUSS Enterprise 1980 1984 Relocated to Harbour Park
Enterprise Schwarzkopf Enterprise 1990 1990 Exported to Netherlands
Evolution Fabbri Evolution 2001 2009 Exported to Czech Republic
Fantomas Unknown Tracked Dark Ride 1987 1994 Travelling Singapore
Ferris Wheel Hayes Fabrication Ferris Wheel 1970s 1981 Travelling UK
Freak Out KMG Afterburner 2015 2017 Travelling UK
Fun House Modern Products Funhouse 1974 or earlier 1994 Scrapped
Fun House Gilbert Chadwick Funhouse 2020 2020 Travelling UK
Gallopers Robert Tidman Carousel 1951 1955 Relocated to Battersea Fun Fair
Gallopers Robert Tidman Carousel 1950s c.1960s Relocated to Miami Beach Amusement Park
Gallopers Allchin & Linnell Carousel 1972 1978 Travelling UK
Gallopers Thomas Walker Carousel 1988 1988 Travelling UK
Gallopers Mardi Gras Carousel 1996 2006 Travelling UK
Ghost Train Supercar Tracked Dark Ride 1963 1986 Scrapped
Ghost Train Gilbert Chadwick Tracked Dark Ride 2013 2013 Travelling UK
Giant Wheel Kroon Ferris Wheel 1994 1994 Relocated to Ocean Beach Fun Fair
Gravitron Vekoma Rotor/Gravitron 1986 1987 Relocated to Mirapolis
Haunted Goldmine Modern Products / Self-built Tracked Dark Ride 1974 2009 Scrapped
Helter Skelter Supercar Helter Skelter 1980 1994 Storm damaged - scrapped
High Roller A.R.M. Superbowl/Flipper 2011 2011 Travelling UK
Jungle Ride Bennett / Alan Hawes Scenic Boat Ride 1974 2009 Scrapped
Kick Down KMG Frisbee 2020 2020 Travelling UK
Le M-15 Barbieri Jets 1976 1986 Relocated to West Midland Safari Park
Let's Dance Safeco Jump & Smile 2010 2013 Travelling UK
Let's Dance Safeco Jump & Smile 2015 2017 Travelling UK
Log Flume Reverchon Log Flume 1980 2009 Scrapped
Looper Allan Herschell Company Looper/Rock 'n' Roll c.1949 1951 Relocated to Battersea Funfair
Love Bug Unknown Caterpillar c.1971 1970s Scrapped
Matterhorn Reverchon Matterhorn 1981 1985 Exported to Netherlands
Matterhorn Sobema Matterhorn 2011 2012 Travelling UK
Medusa Unknown Funhouse c.1987 1994 Exported to Singapore
Merlins Maze John Connell Mirror Maze 2011 2011 Travelling UK
Miami Fever Harry Steer Engineering Miami 2015 2017 Travelling UK
Moonrocket Schippers van der Ville Moonrocket 1948 or earlier c.1950 Relocated to Marine Lake Pleasure Beach
Moonrocket R.J. Lakin & Maxwell Moonrocket 1963 1968 Sold - Scrapped
Motor Speedway Harry Steer Engineering Dodgems 2008 2013 Travelling UK
Para-Glider Maxwell Lifting Paratrooper 1984 1987 Travelling UK
Paratrooper Bennett Upright Paratrooper 1966 c.1967 Travelling UK
Paratrooper Bennett Lifting Paratrooper 1973 1982 Travelling UK
People Mover Walldren Engineering Twist 1975 1980 Travelling UK
Phantom Chaser Gilbert Chadwick Tracked Dark Ride 1995 1996 Travelling UK
Phantom Chaser Gilbert Chadwick Tracked Dark Ride 2011 2011 Travelling UK
Pirat HUSS Pirate Ship 1981 1983 Relocated to Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
Quasar A.R.M. Quasar/Explorer 1991 1994 Relocated to Coney Beach Pleasure Park
Ramba Zamba Robles Bouso Atracciones Ramba Zamba/Swingaround/Hurricane 1995 2000 Sold - stored
Red Baron Zamperla Junior Jets c.2017 2017 Unknown
Rock City K.T. Enterprises Miami 2019 2019 Relocated to Treasure Island Amusement Park
Rhythm Dancer William Thurston Breakdance 1995 2006 Travelling Netherlands
Rotor Rippleside Engineering Rotor 2010 2010 Travelling UK
Santa Maria Schwarzkopf Santa Maria 1986 1986 Exported
Satellite Chance Rides Trabant/Satellite 1988 1990 Travelling UK
Satellite Maxwell Trabant/Satellite 1992 1994 Travelling UK
Scenic Dragons Orton & Spooner Switchback 1947 1950s Scrapped
Scrambler Eli Bridge Company Twist 2008 2009 Travelling UK
Sea Ray Mulligan Engineering Amusement Rides Pirate Ship 1995 2009 Travelling UK
Sizzler PWS Rides Twist 1983 1994 Travelling UK
Sizzler Eli Bridge Company Twist 2010 2010 Travelling UK
Sizzler PWS Rides Twist 2011 2013 Travelling UK
Sizzler PWS Rides Twist 2015 2017 Travelling UK
Sizzler Sonacase Twist 2018 2023 Stored
Ski Jump Pollard Engineering Flying Coaster 1991 1992 Travelling UK
Sky Flyer AK Rides Star Flyer 2015 2015 Relocated to Treasure Island Amusement Park
Star Flyer Funtime Star Flyer 2019 2019 Travelling UK
Super Star Northern Amusements Superstar 2001 2007 Travelling UK
Super Star Northern Amusements Superstar 2020 2020 Travelling UK
Super Trooper PWS Rides Paratrooper 2021 2022 Travelling UK
Super Waltzer Maxwell Waltzer 2010 2013 Travelling UK
Swingaround SDC Ramba Zamba/Swingaround 1979 1983 Exported
Take Off 40M AK Rides Star Flyer 2020 2020 Travelling UK
Tappeto Volante Fabbri Flying Carpet 1995 2006 Stored
Terminator Fairmatt Miami 2010 2011 Travelling UK
The King Technical Park Frisbee 2019 2019 Travelling Czech Republic
The Wave Eurofab Miami 2018 2018 Travelling UK
Thunderbird Reverchon Quasar/Explorer 1987 1988 Exported to Netherlands
Tip Top Tivoli Manufacturing Tip Top/Force 10 2012 2012 Travelling UK
Tommy Trains Supercar Track Ride Unknown 2009 Scrapped
Tornado KMG Frisbee 2022 2022 Relocated to Clarence Pier
Traum Boot Weber Ranger 1985 1992 To Nauta Bussink
Tropical Trip Fairmatt Miami 2008 2009 Travelling UK
Turbo Star HUSS Troika 1984 1984 Relocated to Pleasurewood Hills
Twister Sonacase Twist 2002 2006 Travelling UK
Vampire Jets Lang Wheels Jets 1959 1975 Travelling UK
Vintage Cars Supercar Track Ride Unknown 1990s Scrapped
Viva Mexico Bennett Trabant/Satellite 2018 2022 Stored
Vortex Hrubetz Round-Up 1995 2006 Travelling UK
Waltzer Maxwell Waltzer 1963 1978 Relocated to Bettystown Amusement Park
Waltzer Maxwell Waltzer 1979 1984 Travelling UK
Waltzer Maxwell Waltzer 1985 2009 Stored
Waltzer Maxwell Waltzer 2015 2017 Travelling UK
Xtreme Mondial Top Scan 2020 2020 Travelling UK


  1. "Barry Pleasure Park 'will open' on Friday despite setbacks". BBC News. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  2. Turner, Robin (19 April 2015). "Barry Island log flume WILL return to the funfair, says pleasure park supremo". WalesOnline. Retrieved 5 February 2021.