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Beale Park

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Address: Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
Phone Number: 441189767480
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great day out

There is plenty to do, nice paddling pool for kids, playgrounds animals to see. nice train trip round the park

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kelly S
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is plenty to do, nice paddling pool for kids, playgrounds animals to see. nice train trip round the park

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Thank Kelly S
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A really surprising gem of a place; lots of pathways to stroll along, buggy friendly, ample grass to run around, well-layed out play parks with good quality equipment for range of ages, clean knee deep pool which was life-guarded and super assortment of interesting animals to see, including meerkats and wallabies. Restaurant was well stocked and loos very clean. All... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Plenty to do; aviaries, small animals, a train ride around the park, a cafe, play areas for young children and separate areas for older children. Relaxing scenery to take a stroll around and to find a quiet grassy spot for a picnic. As there is plenty of space, it never seems crowded, even when busy. Would recommend for all the... More 

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Sherfield On Loddon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at 1pm and the park as closing at 6.00. Actually the park shuts at 5.30, as you can't access the restaurant or train after then, and the shop shuts at 5.45 which means you have to rush to the shop before it shuts hence it really closes at 5.30. My friend and I arrived with 5 children between... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

a truly great day out for young and old and indeed families, everything to see and do here, easily accessible, easy to park and very good price of entry for families on a budget

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is such a lovely day out, so much to do and see!! I can remember visiting as a child, and now my grandchildren never tire of a trip there, we go quite often!!

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Thank Jacqueline379
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went there 2 years ago though it was a very nice day. I was only disappointment in their cafe as our lunches weren't nice at all. I'd recommend to bring your own picnic!

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Thank Ewe B
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The question is why would you go to see semi exotic animals in a paddock by the river Thames. the birds are quite interesting but frankly out boys, eight and eleven, were not massively impressed and nor were we. The electric train is, well a small electric train. It's nice, not thrilling, but nice.

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Thank Robin S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took two 3 year olds for a day out. They both loved the variety of play parks and the paddling pool ( a brilliant feature as it was a burning hot day). However I was disappointed with the lack of animals. They had quite a few monkeys and some Guinea pigs, and a few other small animals.

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Thank lorraine H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots to see young children ESP love birds but comfortable shoes a must ! Great day out for locals in the reading area not really worth travelling from afar for as much the same as many places if the same ilk

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