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Beale Park

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Address: Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
Phone Number: +44 118 976 7480
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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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Perfect day out with kids

Perfect mini zoo for kids to get acquainted with animals, and very nice place just to get around and enjoy nature in its beauty. For frequent visits would recommend getting yearly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Predragula
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect mini zoo for kids to get acquainted with animals, and very nice place just to get around and enjoy nature in its beauty. For frequent visits would recommend getting yearly family pass or something along those lines.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

loads to do and very pretty, don`t go by train because the 3 minute taxi ride will cost you £20 and the station staff are the rudest and most unhelpful i have ever encountered, it also turned to be an easy enough walk.

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Thank dddonnaaaa
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a good place if you want to spend a day with kids in nice park to see some different animals, and enjoy round trip with the kid train inside the park and also enjoy your little one/s playing with other kids.

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Thank Sadek K
Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Beale park so much that we bought season tickets! The park is spotlessly clean, the staff are lovey and the onsite restaurant is really nice too. There is so much for the little ones to do (ours are 1 and 2) and the new little tykes outdoor area is perfect for this age. There is a train that... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day out for all the whole family. Lots of animals - big and small, a mini train, different play areas for different ages, including soft play. In the summer there is also a paddling pool.

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Thank 261els
Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really well laid out park with plenty to do to amuse your little one. Fabulous selection of birds and animals to look at. Good play areas but some equipment a little tired and broken . Restaurant expensive and poor quality - carbohydrate and sugar reigns in this eatery. That said take your own picnic and you will be guaranteed a... More 

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Thank Jacqueline R
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to visit that does not cost the earth. Lots to see and do. The place is a bit tired and could do with a bit of money spending on it. However very good value for money.

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Thank mick b
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Value for money attraction. Besides the animals there are gardens and unexpected exhibits such as antique toys and model boats. There is a large central area for meals which we didn't try and outdoor pools, only open in summer. There is a free train ride around the venue to help get your bearings. During the summer there are also rides... More 

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Thank Mike O
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is excellent place for preschool kids as loads there and always meet up with other mums to have a laugh

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hefty portions at the cafe. Not too overpriced to get in but the food is astronomically expensive, the price of water was outrageous, I paid less in Harrods. My nephew just wanted to go on the train all the time and then the sand, but we had a look at the monkeys and the seemed happy enough. The goats however... More 

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