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Beale Park

Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 844 826 1761
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Ranked #14 of 41 Attractions in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: Beale Park is an animal park and children's play area located just outside Reading. more »
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

thankfully when i visited i had a voucher for entry for £5.00. Full price entry @ £9.50 is very overpriced for what you get. Birds and mammals looked bored and uninterested some enclosures did not have visible information about animal/bird inside. Some enclosures seemed to lack space for animals. No visible staff around to ask questions. Food in cafe overpriced... More

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South West
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Really impressed, great value, lots to do, lots of space for children to run around, helpful staff, plenty of free parking, all in really good condition nothing scruffy just good old fashioned fun! If we lived nearer would buy a season ticket!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Saw this place from the Thames while chugging past on a boat, you can actually moor up and go through an entrance from the river bank. It's a lovely set of old style gardens, mixed with a more modern design of zoo/safari enclosures. Plenty to do for a half day visit. Our two boys (2 and 4 at the time)... More

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lots to see and enjoy with all the family. Price includes train ride around the park that we all loved. The children enjoyed the play area's and even on a cold day played in the water. We all liked seeing the small animals and lots of different birds. The grounds are vast and all on the flat so even wheelchair... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
37 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On a lovely day, a nice place to visit. Plenty of things for the children to do. Quite expensive entrance fees, and ice creams are £2.20 a scoop. Take a packed lunch too, as the cafe is also expensive. Nice little train ride included in the price.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I took my 2 young nephews to visit Beale Park and we all had a great time. There's plenty to see and do and the train ride was a particular favorite. There are all types of animals to see from exotic birds to meercats (my favorite!) The park backs on to the River Thames and a picnic is easy to... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Nice park,swimming pool little cold,but kids love it,animals in park quite small,lots of walking ,good price for entry,good time out

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Reasonable range of animals, water park area for summer, various play parks etc. seems to keep the kids occupied and they enjoyed it and seem keen to return. Probably ten and under age range

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Me and my partner visited Beale Park for an afternoon during the week. We were quite surprised that it seemed very quiet but this meant no queuing so we were very happy. We were greeted by a very nice man at reception and we were surprised at how cheap the visit was! We also got a free train ride -... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you are looking for simple outdoor fun without it being spoilt by too much commercialism then this is the place. The children can run, explore and enjoy their surroundings and animals without being tainted by organised entertainment. I love this park for it's simplicity and natural beauty. The birds are a particular highlight. A well stocked cafe and play... More

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