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Beale Park

Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 844 826 1761
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Ranked #10 of 38 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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London, United Kingdom
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220 reviews 220 reviews
101 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beale Wildlife Park and Gardens is situated by the River Thames, between the villages of Pangbourne and Lower Basildon off the A329 in Berkshire. The Park sometimes known locally as The Peacock Farm was founded in 1956 by Peacock collector and breeder Gordon Beale as his private park. Over many years the park has expanded to today’s zoological collection of... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

First time for visiting Beale Park - what a great little find. Loved the Meerkats - so cute. Look out for the feeding times as this is a great 10 mins of high amusement. It was a hot day but there is plenty of shade and places to sit. Restaurant a bit pricey but food was good.

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

First time visitor with my 7yr old and grandparents, (who've visited many times over the years). The park suffered substantial flooding earlier in the year and it's still in the recovery/rebuilding phase. That said, they have done a great job so far. Lovely statues throughout the park. The paddling pool was chilly but well used today by all the kids... More

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The entrance is not appealing and reception cold and clinical and staff not very interactive.Could not find nappy changing facilities.Very surprised there was no gift shop and no info leaflets about the history of the park.Buildings and parkland looking very tired and in need of updating and TLC.However,the animals looked well cared for.There appeared to be a lack of grounds... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I went on Sunday 7th July 14 with my family. I haven't been here for many years so was quite excited. When paying at reception I asked the lady a few questions and was given what I can only describe as a Catherine Tate kind of character, rude, uninterested and didn't listen to my questions. Horrible women. As for the... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

this is a good place to go to see small animals and big and small birds,with your young children ,there is a train ride which is popular with all ages ,a good café. The thames runs along side,very good for families with young children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My partner and I have taken our 2 yr old to Beale park on many occasions and in all we think it is a lovely place to visit. There is plenty there for the children to do and look at and lots of open space for a picnic. However I do feel that it is a little pricey, I bought... More

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Slough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Come along and explore all the Mammals, Birds and Gardens. I went with a large group and eveyone had a great time wandering the park and encountering various common and at risk species, from Guinea-pigs to Tarrantula. Don't rush this visit, there is lots to see and do an plenty of interactive games and challenges. Can you run as fast... More

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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Overall we had an exciting day. It was lovely weather which helped, it's best not to go in cold weather as it can get muddy. There is a paddling pool but it is not heated and the changing rooms didn't seem very clean. However there is lots for children under 13 to do (not really great for older children). The... More

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Kent
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We arrived at Beale Park and stayed for all of 15 minutes! There are no real positives to the park, it is very run down, dirty and the animals are kept in poor condition. The restaurant area both inside and out were absolutely disgusting with food and debris everywhere, clutter tables, miserable staff and an awful smell from the outside... More

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