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Beale Park

Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 844 826 1761
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Ranked #14 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I took my 2 young nephews to visit Beale Park and we all had a great time. There's plenty to see and do and the train ride was a particular favorite. There are all types of animals to see from exotic birds to meercats (my favorite!) The park backs on to the River Thames and a picnic is easy to... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Nice park,swimming pool little cold,but kids love it,animals in park quite small,lots of walking ,good price for entry,good time out

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Reasonable range of animals, water park area for summer, various play parks etc. seems to keep the kids occupied and they enjoyed it and seem keen to return. Probably ten and under age range

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Me and my partner visited Beale Park for an afternoon during the week. We were quite surprised that it seemed very quiet but this meant no queuing so we were very happy. We were greeted by a very nice man at reception and we were surprised at how cheap the visit was! We also got a free train ride -... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for simple outdoor fun without it being spoilt by too much commercialism then this is the place. The children can run, explore and enjoy their surroundings and animals without being tainted by organised entertainment. I love this park for it's simplicity and natural beauty. The birds are a particular highlight. A well stocked cafe and play... More

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UK
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
84 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is more of a children's Zoo - If I had kids the rating might be higher? What I liked the big/giant rabbits (not seen too many of them) The had guinea pigs (too common) The reindeer the piglets where quite cute. Three Large children's play area (climbing frame are, Pirate and Zip wire area) - kids there looked like... More

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Swindon, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We decided to go to Beale Park after searching the internet for local (within an hours drive) attractions we'd not been to before. We have a 4 year old and a 1.5yr old. After checking out the website we were looking forward to a great day out. The prices seemed quite high but not for what we were expecting from... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This day was a horrible day to us as I lost all the family cash that was handed to me from all my family members. We lost the train tickets as well. My wallet slipped out from my bag while I was handing the photo camera to my son.. Did honesty disappear from earth? How can poeple take money that... More

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Oxford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Took my great niece to Beale park. Aug 2014 We had an enjoyable day, but very cold! Some areas obviously under refurbishment. The beautiful Chinese gardens were a delight, however some of the animal enclosures seemed a bit neglected. Considering the admission price, that was a bit disappointing. Fantastic play area for little ones, and a very good, well serviced... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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