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Beale Park

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Address: Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
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+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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Good day out with young children

Good family day out. Playground activities for children + train rides around the park. Open air paddling pool for the summer. Good restaurant. Plenty of animals and birds to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
docmartin2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My grand children adore Beale Park , it is well set out , family friendly . Places for picnics and family fun . The animals are accessible and fun to watch especially the meerkats . A ride on the park train is a must ... A really lovely place for a family day .

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Thank FarroviaCarol1947
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and a few teenage friends came as it was a good meet up point for us and thought it would be a laugh. They did student discount tickets which was good. However there was a serious lack of enthusiasm from the staff which I kind of get as it was toward the end of the season however some people... More 

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Thank Poppy C
Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good family day out. Playground activities for children + train rides around the park. Open air paddling pool for the summer. Good restaurant. Plenty of animals and birds to see. Excellent for younger children below 8 but not a lot of activities for 8+

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Thank docmartin2015
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expensive food and entrance. More offerers should be available. Children under 5 years old should not pay at all.

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Thank GoldenPolarBear12
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a family day trip. Children got bored walking around. Food was very expensive and didn't really taste that nice. We all had bacon sandwiches. The bacon was cold and the bread was slightly stale. Not very impressed

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Thank wicksekid
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

So much to do and miles better than theme parks. I have kids ranging from 11 years to 3 years and all of them thoroughly enjoyed the day. My parents also came along and were very impressed with the facilities.

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Thank Kin K
England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Largest in the world are here, Capybara's! Come for these alone. Or the deer, or the train or the paddling pools!

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Thank backpackerfriendly
Tadley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Plenty to see and so and open spaces for the kids to run around. Ideal place for a picnic. I recommend you give it a try if you have never been.

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Thank andyc0les
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

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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Thank Predragula
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 November 21, 2016

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

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