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“Disappointed”
Review of Barry's Amusements

Barry's Amusements
Ranked #3 of 23 things to do in Portrush
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Having not had time to spend in Portrush for many years I was looking forward to a few days there this past week including revisiting Barry's. Disappointed to find that it closed for the winter at the end of August, even at weekends

1  Thank Ken G
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

Well the kids just love it but the number of tokens per ride went up from last year making it £1.50 per child(3 tokens) per ride for some and they only did one lap!!!

1  Thank marlene968
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Great selection of activities
Bring plently of spending money
Kids always love it.
Try getting a bulk deal on tokens

Thank William G
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

great fun for kids although not that cheap given most rides 3 tokens per person so money and tokens didnt go far

Thank Stu364
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

I brought two kids to Portrush to Barry's Amusements two weeks ago. The weather was changeable but that didn't really matter as half of the attractions were indoors and we were suitably kitted out.
There is no admission charge into the amusements. They operate a 'pay-as-you-go' system, where you only pay for the rides you use. That is a good idea with small children, who inevitably will get fed up - in my case after nearly 3 hours. In that time we went on a lot of rides, had lunch, went on more rides and bought two overpriced helium balloons. But what the heck, we were on our holidays.
With regard to 'value for money', you can lose the run of yourself and spend a fortune, and I can imagine that happening with older children who might want to go on everything five times. I was lucky that my two, ages 7 and 8, liked some things and were happy to wander round a bit.
There are attractions for all ages there. My eldest is 136 cm tall. If she had been 140 cm tall, she could have gone on practically any of the rides. She's already looking forward to next year when the world will be her oyster and The Big Dipper will no longer be out of bounds for her.

Thank Colm M
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