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Address: Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
Phone Number: 441189767480
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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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Nice day out.

Beale Park , whats there ? is it a zoo, is it a manor house is it just gardens ?, Its alll of the above and lots more, Compact so not lots of walking, Plenty to see and lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Philip M
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place for children with water play, lots of animals and birds especially the Peacocks. Fishing by permit as well

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Thank nicky1953
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beale Park , whats there ? is it a zoo, is it a manor house is it just gardens ?, Its alll of the above and lots more, Compact so not lots of walking, Plenty to see and lots of points of different areas to see . Food is ok ; café style , not cheap however ok. would I... More 

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Thank Philip M
Newbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really lovely place to visit animals .train.young child's fun park .lots to see and do.you will need a whole day if you visit lots of places to have a picnic nice by the river.well worth a visit

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Thank Newburyjean
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park. Lovely scenery. The family had a great day out. Lots to do. Very relaxing. Will be going again.

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Thank Atif1
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I personally love beale park but its very much for families, a zoo type feel with a little train that you can ride around the park. you feel kinda stupid without a child in your party tho. but its ok if you go there for a picknic for the day solong as its not too busy.

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Thank Alex P
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely fun day out. Went with a mixture of pensioners (grandparents) and toddlers. Loved the train and museum and animals. However entry was a little too expensive for the facilities available, so I don't think I'd go back.

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Thank mrs v
Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We visited in early November so the pools were turned off. The lil kids (and older kids) loved running around from cage to cage looking at the animals/birds/mammals, especially the Rabbits as we are not permitted them over in Australia. The restaurant is averagely priced and supplies everything you need. it is well worth getting the "kids baskets" as the... More 

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Thank David C
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Great for the family! Not over expensive! The cafe is great and the walk around the park is excelent

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Thank Craig R
Paignton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Nice little place to visit for a couple of hours. More aimed at younger children with petting areas but on the whole very nice. Small train takes you around the park and in the summer there is a river cruise available. Not a huge place but nice all the same!

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Thank iBosh1981
Reading, berkshire
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Went to Beale park in late September 2015, a fantastic day out for young and the old and ideal for families. Prices are fair and site has a restaurant which is pretty descent. Would definitely recommend this to all. sukh

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