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Beale Park

#2 of 87 things to do in Reading Features Animals
Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 118 976 7480
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Lovely day out

Very reasonably priced to get in and what was there was worth the admission price. We came from... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Libby K
Ware, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for families with small children

Ok for young children and they loved the small train journey around the park. The peacocks were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hastings, New Zealand
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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!
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“paddling pool” (111 reviews)
“train ride” (132 reviews)
“play area” (66 reviews)
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Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 118 976 7480
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very reasonably priced to get in and what was there was worth the admission price. We came from quite far away and I would say that although we had a wonderful time we probably wouldn't return just because there wasn't enough there to warrant the...More

Thank Libby K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ok for young children and they loved the small train journey around the park. The peacocks were pretty but the cafe was basic with small choice of food.

Thank Iain149
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with family and kids loved it. They enjoyed the views, animals and the train ride. A great place to visit for a family day out.

Thank Awais J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've wanted to go to Beale Park for some time without really knowing exactly what there was. My boyfriend and I took his Mum there for the day and we all had an enjoyable day out (we're in our late 30s and she's 81). If...More

2  Thank sootica6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for the second time with my 18 month old for a small outing. The park is quite big with lots of ground to cover . Probably wouldn't be a whole day affair, maybe a 4 hour visit would be sufficient. We had a pleasant...More

Thank Teamyummi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is excellent for young kids. Plenty things to do and see. We could easily spend all day here if the weather is good. The size of the park is considerable for a young child tho so taking a pushchair might be advisable. Also...More

Thank ShuHOX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day out! Value for money. Lots to see.. the restaurant is a little expensive but the £10 entrance fee makes up for it

Thank nickyla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a weekday to avoid it being busy and encountered 4 school groups (it seemed like there were hundreds of schoolchildren!) however, the park itself is beautiful and well looked after. The pool is clean and perfect for toddlers to splash about, the...More

Thank FoodieFranks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good day out with the kids, and reasonably priced. Paddling pool, Train rides, and lots of animals to see.

Thank Joannestuart1977
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 2 grandsons aged 8 and 5 here for a half-term treat earlier this year. We started with a ride on the train which gives a reasonable overview of some of the animal enclosures. The boys particularly liked the meerkats which seemed to...More

Thank patricianaxton
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20 July 2017|
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Response from Teamyummi | Reviewed this property |
About a 20 min drive. Not far at all really.
11 April 2017|
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Response from Ron C | Reviewed this property |
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31 March 2017|
Response from r_smith640 | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed in the grounds but not in the house