Family Fun Day at Central Park

Barry Town Council’s Family Fun Day is Returning with More Entertainment at Affordable Prices Barry Town Council have announced the return of its Family Fun Day that’s FREE for all to attend, with the addition of exciting new attractions, including dinosaur entertainment and low-cost workshops for families to enjoy. Located at Central Park and King Square, the Family Fun Day will be taking place on Thursday 24th August, starting at 10am and finishing at 3pm. Being the lead-up to the August Bank Holiday weekend, the event is anticipated to exceed last year’s footfall of 2,000 and hit record attendance, with families being drawn from the Vale of Glamorgan and neighbouring counties to boost tourism in Barry. With the goal of providing an affordable and accessible day out for families during the Summer holidays and Cost of Living Crisis, an array of free entertainment will be supplied by the likes of Dino2Hire, British Rabbit Council, and Reptile World. Dino2Hire is certain to be a spectacle, complete with a walk-about raptor, Jurassic Park gate, and an educational fossil workshop. Throughout the afternoon, there will be a programme of on-stage performances from local musicians, bands, and Barry
Community Choir, for all to enjoy. A variety of low-cost workshops will also be available to try, such as a slime-making by The Crafty Club, bath bomb-making by Majestic Essentials and dance classes by Tiny Toes Ballet. Emergency services demonstrations will also be provided by the National Coast Guards, South Wales Police, and South Wales Fire Service. In response to the public’s request for there to be more food to be available, following from feedback of last year’s event, Central Park will be filled with a generous selection of food and drink traders to choose from. The list includes an ice cream van, cakes supplied by Num Nums #Barry, sandwiches and baguettes from Caesars, pizza from The Artisan Cook, BBQ supplied by Barry Round Table and a plastic-free pick ‘n mix from Awesome Wales. Aligning with its ‘Shop Local’ agenda, Barry Town Council are set on keeping the Fun Day as close to home as possible by promoting local traders and musical talent. To make the event accessible to all and to allow them to profit as much as possible, all traders are attending with zero fees, whilst high street businesses have been offered promotion opportunities to also benefit from the event.


Aug 23 2023


All Day


Kings Square


Barry Council