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Beale Park

Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 844 826 1761
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Ranked #9 of 37 attractions in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Beale Park is fantastic. We got the annual passes last year and will be renewing this May when they expire. We come all the time, either for a few hours or just one hour at a time. There is plenty to see and do - the train is excellent, my boys love it. There are animals to see from lemurs... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited with my 5 and 3 year old last week. It is in a beautiful part of the country and is really picturesque. However I did feel £29 was quite pricey for what was there compared to other places. There is a train which the children loved. The kids also loved the park and play areas. There is a paddling... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We have 3 and 5 year old boys and they loved it here! I thought that £29 for all the family was really good value for money and we were there all day... Lots to see and do. The parks are great and the kids loved running around... Lots of animals, nice little places to stop and sit down to... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Overall we had a good day out. I thought compared to some places £29 for a family of four wasn't bad. This included a trip on the train which the kids loved. I was disappointed in the animals. There was a lack of them and a lot of the enclosures were empty or looked very run down. The play areas... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My kids love this place. The right mix for children between 4 and 10 i would say. Staff are always helpful and compared to other parks it is very good value. Don't forget the train!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We love Beale Park and have annual passes as we live down the road. Kids always like going but the only down side is the toilets. I have never ever been anywhere where the toilets are as bad as Beale Park. There is a list where the check of the times it's cleaned well I've never ever seen them clean.... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I have just been to this park on a warm sunny day, with lots of daffodils everywhere, and paid Winter Admission Prices. Excellent value for money at those prices. Obviously there has been a big push to upgrade, paint and renew as much as possible, and it all does look attractive. The railway track has also been relayed. The adventure... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We stopped off here by chance and weren't disappointed. A well laid out zoo and lots of thought has gone into having plenty of things for children to do. We only had a snack in the cafe but, as another reviewer has commented, although it is pricey you do get a lot for your money - judging by the plates... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Most animals are inside cages or enclosed areas. No interaction, not even with goats and wallabies, so it wasn't great fro photographs. Medium size park. Lots of activities for kids. But as a young couple we didn't find it particularly attractive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Beale Park is a medium sized animal park on the banks of the Thames. The animal sections are limited but enough to keep young children occupied. The childrens play areas are excellent - large outdoor areas to suit various age groups from toddlers upwards; there is a large sand paly area and paddling pool - so bring towels! There is... More

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