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Beale Park

Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 844 826 1761
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Ranked #11 of 40 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Parts of the park are very well done however other areas need work. The play areas, pool and restaurant are really good. They are modern, well thought out and in very good condition. The menu in the restaurant although not vast was more than adequate and reasonably priced. Plus the food looked great. Many of the animal enclosures however were... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took grandchildren (aged 7 and 5) here recently, and spent virtually all day without any loss of interest on their part. The two play areas were a great attraction for them, as was the bug display in the toys building - the ability to touch and hold a bearded dragon, stick insect, cockroach, and tortoise was,... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

You can hardly avoid the promotional material for Beale park if you are in Reading Area. There`s a big build up not fulfilled by the experience. It was a matter of `find the animal if you can` in the enclosures for too many of the species supposedly located in the Park. In fact I believe this place would be more... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Beale Park is set in wonderful countryside in Berkshire. The drive from any town of note will take you through quaint villages which in itself is a treat. The Park is well sing-posted and near the town of Pangbourne, which is very pretty. Beale Park has plenty of car parking space and even on a lovely sunny Saturday in the... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I went with a family member for a boat show! We had a lovely time walking around the lake and park area. There is a smaller boating lake for children and other attractions suitable for a family day out.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A great place to see animals close up, although we were two adults visiting you couldn't help but smile as children enthused over the meerkats as they scampered across to see the humans! A little train tour is included in the entrance fee which is a nice touch and there are lots of play and picnic areas too. A collection... More

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Paris, France
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This park is a favourite with our 20th month old. The season ticket is well worth it! The paddling pool gets busy but there are plenty of corners to get lost in with your picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Can't believe I've never been here before,my two daughters ages 5 and 13 enjoyed the whole day,just wished we had arrived at opening hours so we could of enjoyed everything,planning to visit again soon :)

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Just been to Beale Park for the day with Grandaughter. We were generally impressed. Car parking is good and close to the entrance. The newer facilities around the restaurant are excellent with largepaddling pool, sand pit, play area and "Young Tykes" for toddlers. Unfortunately my 2 year old Grandaughter had just broken her arm, so a bit restricted on what... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We really enjoyed the animals, especially the meerkats. The train was also quite fun!. The place seems a little rundown and overgrown though. It was difficult to see the animals as some of the enclosures were so overgrown. The gardens were full of weeds and a lot of the enclosures were empty and some of the enclosures looked too dirty.... More

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