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Beale Park

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Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 118 976 7480
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A special place

This place never fails to delight and so nice to see it reopen after the winter break. Good... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Calcot, United Kingdom
Lovely day out

Lots of activities for children. Amazing Wildlife park and well maintained gardens. Clean play... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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!
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“paddling pool” (125 reviews)
“train ride” (145 reviews)
“play area” (72 reviews)
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Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 118 976 7480
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place never fails to delight and so nice to see it reopen after the winter break. Good value if you have a season ticket, although perhaps a little expensive for for a one off visit. New train has arrived. Lovely play area for children...More

Thank Lawrie52
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of activities for children. Amazing Wildlife park and well maintained gardens. Clean play areas. Been to a few birthday parties here. All in all great for family days out.

Thank travellertravelling1
Reviewed 1 week ago

spent the afternoon with the family, lovely place. The park was perfect for my young daughter, so much to do, she was shattered by the time we got in the car to come home. Would highly recommend

Thank denisem982018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mini train is fun, and the numerous bird’s and small to medium sized animals with twitchy noses are OK if you like that sort of thing. I seem to be allergic to something there, as every time I go, I seem to leave with streaming...More

Thank DGRossetti
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to be at peace with nature. Incredible plants and a lovely toy museum. Birds were spectacular. They even had a splash pool but it was a bit too cold for that. It's very spacious here and lots to do for the children. We...More

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

I think Beale Park is a good place to take kids but it’s likely you will stay for more than a few hours. It is expensive for what it is !

Thank Courtney L
Reviewed December 23, 2017

Lots of wildlife, great for all ages, they even have a paddling pool for hot days. Food available , near to the M4.

Thank Alison A
Reviewed December 23, 2017

We've been to Beale Park many times over the years, and it's always been a good day out. I really like the range of things to do there. It's a large space, so you can have a good walk around (and suitable paths for pushchairs)....More

Thank REN2
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Lovely grounds and the animals look happy and well looked after. The train ride and playground are fun too.

Thank Clare72186363
Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

A good day out if the weather if fine. Not much shelter or things to go if the weather is cool/wet. Best suited to families with under 10s on a sunny day.

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Emily B
August 15, 2017|
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Response from mick7074 | Reviewed this property |
since there is no such thing as a standard teen I would say an interest in wildlife would make the trip enjoyable
July 20, 2017|
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Response from jozefdubovsky | Reviewed this property |
20 minutes, 6 miles
April 11, 2017|
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