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Beale Park

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Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 118 976 7480
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Day out

Brought my nephews here when on babysitting duty. It's like a large farm animal wise with added... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
andyjosh90
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Reading, United Kingdom
Fond memories

We visit here often due to its close proximity, plenty of parking and it not being too... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Claire K
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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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” (126 reviews)
“train ride” (145 reviews)
“play area” (75 reviews)
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Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
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+44 118 976 7480
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"paddling pool"
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"train ride"
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"play area"
in 75 reviews
"model boats"
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"small animals"
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"birds and animals"
in 18 reviews
"toy museum"
in 12 reviews
"all ages"
in 53 reviews
"young children"
in 46 reviews
"sand pit"
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"guinea pigs"
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"mini train"
in 13 reviews
"great family day"
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"whole family"
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"entry price"
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"small train"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Brought my nephews here when on babysitting duty. It's like a large farm animal wise with added meerkats and monkeys. Pretty good but no where near zoo territory. There are large play areas and an outdoor pool which would be great in the summer. My...More

Thank andyjosh90
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit here often due to its close proximity, plenty of parking and it not being too expensive. There's plenty for younger children to see and do, lovely playgrounds, paddling pool, animals, beautiful gardens well maintained. They have a café that serves a variety of...More

Thank Claire K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Beale Park today with my 4 and 6 year old and 2 friends and their children. The weather was very overcast but stayed dry. We were there for 6 hours and the children did not stop! The paths were clear but a lot...More

Thank Clokies
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an afternoon here, it is a fabulous park, although muddy the paths were clean and the animals were varied and well cared for

Thank Louise G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first time I have visited Beale park in a few years, the improvement of play areas and gardens are amazing, my daughter could have stayed in the park the whole time we were there. I do feel that the focus has been...More

Thank Thewives
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Beale park on the summer with children of all ages and special needs and they absolutely loved it so did we thumbs up on family day out

Thank xgemzx86
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely way to spend an easy Sunday afternoon. I visited with my daughter on Mothers Day and discovered as a promotion mum's go free so that was a bonus. Beautiful place to while away a Sunday afternoon and appreciate some friendly wildlife and...More

Thank Kirsty B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were 4 adults and 4 children. 6 & 8 year old's enjoyed it, 11 & 13 year old's were bored most of the time, 2 adults loved it, 2 adults were disappointed with it. The cafe appears to be staffed entirely by lethargic teenagers...More

Thank Gillian G
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Amazing Wildlife park small but some very unusual animals and well maintained gardens. great little train ride around suggest doing that first so you can see what to look for later great fun with the dear who were very friendly. All in all great for...More

Thank MEADVALE
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A lovely setting throughout, so many places to explore, the scenery is well kept and the animals are adorable some you wouldn't dream of seeing so locally. There's a trail you can follow round, there's a big pirate ship park which includes a cafe and...More

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laura s
25 March 2018|
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Response from mbeale2014 | Reviewed this property |
You can but wouldn't advise it. Best to get a taxi.
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Emily B
15 August 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
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libbyb1232015
20 July 2017|
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Response from jozefdubovsky | Reviewed this property |
20 minutes, 6 miles
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