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Address: Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
Phone Number: +44 844 826 1761
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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A family favourite but some areas could do with a revamp!!

Visited here again with husband yesterday. The park has had some.major uplift since we came last. The Japanese gardens and surrounding areas plus the play park and café all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
cheekyclara
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Nice park if you are looking for a couple of hours to stroll around. Overall a bit drab and not very exciting. Could be so much better with some imagination. Seems to be cared for by volunteers, so perhaps I am expecting too much.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Visited here again with husband yesterday. The park has had some.major uplift since we came last. The Japanese gardens and surrounding areas plus the play park and café all look new, fresh and current. However I think this investment has been at a detriment to the animals. Which is really the real reason people visit. The new meerkat, prairie dog... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Not sure I'very seen so many depressed animals. Enclosures looked very tired. The play area for children looked good and very busy but the rest of it needs some work

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Reading, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

There's something for everyone at Beale Park: beautiful gardens, wildlife, kids play areas, a paddling pool and even a model traffic. If you bring a picnic lunch it's not too expensive either

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Wilts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great day out. Lots of animals. Kids will love all the different play areas including Little Tykes, the paddling pool and the ride on train. Only £6.50 for adults and children under 2 (I think) were free. Very reasonable as even our local farm charges £9.00. The toilet facilities could've been better as I couldn't get my buggy through the... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had abgreat day at Beale park. Plenty of diffrent animals and wildlife to see. The park has been refurbished, since we last visited, and is much more family friendly. The park has a varied selection of birds and animals to see, there are also some live feeding shows. There are a few open spaces to eat your picnic with... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Have just visited with my daughters and grandchild. I was only expecting to stay for a couple of hours at the most as I didn't realise how big it was no how much there was there. I must admit the last time I went there was about 20 years ago. We ended up staying for 4 hours and only left... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Beale Park is a lovely little alternate to a full on zoo located about 4 miles away from Reading. At £9 for an adult, I think it's an average price. Animals here included meerkats, llamas, lots of variety of birds, goats, sheep, guinea pigs, spiders and other creepy crawlies. There is also a Japanese style water garden which is very... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
17 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Three generations spent a very sunny four hours in the fresh air. We hadn't been sine the nine year old was a five year old. Great to compare her now to then. Surprisingly, most of the children were younger and I don't understand why. If your child likes animals and the outdoors it's a great place to visit. No rides... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Visited Easter Monday with my family. It was busy in the park, which lead to an inevitable long wait for our lunch in the school canteen like cafe. There was nowhere to sit, and had to wait an hour, then another further 45 minutes to receiving our lunch; by this time it was around 2 o'clock and we were all... More 

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