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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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A great day out

This is the second time we have come here, our 2 year old loves it, he loves the sand pits, paddling pool and little tikes village. We all love animals so enjoyed walking around... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the second time we have come here, our 2 year old loves it, he loves the sand pits, paddling pool and little tikes village. We all love animals so enjoyed walking around looking at them. We came on the 60th birthday this time, the car park was very busy but it did not feel that busy inside apart... More 

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Thank Steve B
Radstock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here as it was near Basildon Park. It was very nice as it was a lovely sunny day. Lovely if you have children. Lots of things to do and see. Animals. Birds. Playgrounds. Picnic areas. Nice little train ride. Cafe. Small gift shop. A lot of the bird averies seemed over grown and messy but this was because... More 

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Thank Chapmans77
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There's lots to do for children of all ages, and loads of interesting wildlife too. The children enjoy going again and again.

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

For the entry price we expected there to be more animals and things to do, apart from the train ride there is only really cages of birds and the park area. As it rained the cafe was very busy and there wasn't anything under shelter for my three children under four to do. Had to make a long dash to... More 

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Thank Donna W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My 6 yr old loves Beale and we have a season ticket. There's pretty much something for everyone; the grounds are beautiful and well maintained and the play area and pool are brilliant for kids. The animals are a good mix but I'm a little uneasy about some of the enclosures. The bird sections, especially the owls, make me feel... More 

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Thank Nia W
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We used to visit Beale Park regularly with the kids and bought a family season ticket. There's a lot to do there and the kids love it but I'm not sure it justifies the £31 family ticket or the £135 family season ticket, which would need 7 visits in the year to pay for itself. Being the 60th anniversary we... More 

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Thank IanCotton64
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took my 6-year-old son and his friend here during an inset day and they had a great time - the many playgrounds were a massive hit, and there were plenty shady spots for us to sit while they played. They also enjoyed the train and the peacocks. Us grow ups appreciated the gardens and lake. It was a very pleasant... More 

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Thank CountessofCake
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here with my one year old little boy and my 18 month old nephew!! It's absolutely fantastic! So much to do and see. The little tikes village is brilliant for under 3s. It took us 4 hours to do everything in the park. Only thing I would like is the chance to have more than one go on... More 

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Thank RK89
Oxford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went on the half price entry day for the park’s 60th birthday celebration. I was surprised that it didn’t get too crowded and I easily managed to find a quiet bench for my picnic lunch. I suggest you go on the train first to orientate yourself. The first ride is free and subsequent rides are £1. All the animals... More 

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Thank welaj
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely day out at Beale park. Free car parking. Saw plenty of animals. Went around on a train around Beale park.

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