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Beale Park

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Address: Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
Phone Number: 441189767480
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Beale Park Wildlife Park & Gardens was founded in 1956 by Gilbert Beale...
Beale Park Wildlife Park & Gardens was founded in 1956 by Gilbert Beale who created the Child Beale Trust, a charitable organisation, dedicated to the care and conservation of rare and endangered animals and birds. Not only is Beale Park a charity, the Park is a great place to be with fun, adventure, gardens, amazing animals and birds and play parks - there's even a splash pool and miniature train!
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great day out

Been here a few times now and have to say, today was probably the best visit. Always find the price reasonable. My son loves the train. All the animals and birds were visable Inc... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
VickiStevens38
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Been here a few times now and have to say, today was probably the best visit. Always find the price reasonable. My son loves the train. All the animals and birds were visable Inc babies, in fact the little black monkeys had my son in fits because they were playing so much and squealing at each other through their cat... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We take our grandchildren frequently, and they love it. The paddling pool and the sandpit are headed to first, followed by the two playgrounds. A visit to the restaurant is demanded for ice creams, snacks and drinks, then it's a trip on the train, and a stroll around the wildlife park. By the end of the day, they're exhausted, and... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A 2.5 years old loved his visit here and as a result so did his parents and grandparents. Easily plenty of paths to explore and interesting animals - both real and models. Easy to push a pushchair with a 5 month year old too. Our grandson enjoyed the train ride which was long enough and interesting enough for him. Good... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The children 16months, 7years,9years,and 11years enjoyed the day ,I think there could be better infomation on each pen about the animals . All enjoyed the challenges that was the high light of the day.the worst thing and I can not enphise enough on how poor the toilet were ,even our first visit at 10.30 am the stench in there was... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went today with my 16 month old baby and it was awful. Not a lot of animals to see other than the plastic ones dotted around the park which are actually better to look at than the real ones! The train ride is a joke, takes about 5 mins and there is not much to see from it either. The... More 

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Chesterfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A very nice place with some nice animals to see. The paddling pool is a good idea. But I've been to other attractions for a simular price that have more activities and better interaction with the animals

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Lots of cages empty or animals asleep. Expected to see more animals. Train ride enjoyable, driver was lovely interacting with everyone. Food in café good value for money. I feel so much more could be made of the park.

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Beale Park is a wonderful place to visit with a variety of animals and birds so beautiful and very peaceful, I'm very lucky to live quite close to this Park

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We took our grandson there for the first time this week and was pleasantly surprised how much had changed since we last visited a good many years ago. There is an excellent play area with paddling pool and a train ride around the grounds. A couple of minor irks. We had to leave the pushchair at the train station before... More 

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beale park is a good place to go. There is something for everyone here weather it's the animals. The playgrounds. A train ride. The paddling pools or just simply a nice walk in beautiful surroundings. I don't find it over priced. The staff are great and the whole place is very well looked after. There is a very good restaurant... More 

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