The doors of Barry’s Amusements in Portrush closed last night – until next year.
The popular destination for families across the Province opened for the 2013 season a few weeks before Easter – and since then thousands of excited children have passed through its doors.
Christina Trufelli, from Barry’s Amusements, said: “We really have no idea how many have come through our doors since we opened this year as there is no admittance fee.”
Ms Trufelli added the amusement park was originally opened by her grandparents – Evelyn Chipperfield and Francesco Trufelli.
According to their website, it opened in 1925 after the couple were invited by the Railway Company to set up a permanent site in Portrush. The company had invested heavily in the new station and the Northern Counties Railway Hotel and felt they needed some form of entertainment for the expected visitors.
Since then, Barry’s has remained true to its motto of being “fun for all the family”. Among the popular rides that were available until 9.30pm yesterday were the Helter Skelter, Monte Carlo, Express Train, The Carousel, Mini Dodgems and The Cyclone.