Against our better judgement we made a return trip to Barry's in the holidays. Same over-crowded environment, way too crowded for my liking. Got rammed in the back of the leg twice by mobility scooter drivers who expect people to just jump out of their way, not sure why they were even in there if they cannot go on the rides. Rides are too short now so a rip off. Music being played over loudspeaker was deafening. A lot of people in the outside area at the back smoking and holding live cigarettes down at eye level with wee children, had to guide my youngest son along so his eye did not make contact with someones fag end.
Had a similar experience as another reviewer with regards to those blasted coin-operated battery-driven wee cars on the other side of Barry's. I assumed Barry's tokens were accepted in this area, not so. Both sons wanted a ride on these things - one other child was already doing a circuit in one. My kids put their pound coins in and...nothing. Neither worked, both flat batteries. These were unattended so looked around and approached one youth attending the twirley ride beside - not interested. Told to go to the youth at the next ride who had a long line of customers waiting to go on his ride and said he would be over 'in a minute' - after 20 mins he was avoiding eye contact with us and then said he could not leave his post as he had a never ending queue. Approached a tired looking woman in the booth who said to go to one of the ride attendants....waste of time and two pounds down the tube. Not happy customers and wont be back again to this dump.
Pro's: none - okay, its a tradition and I guess you have to go once to say you've done Barry's.
Cons: Smokers, the toilets (ugh), too-loud music, too crowded. Rides too short. Impatient mobility scooter drivers....
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