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Beale Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Excellent day, but not super easy with a baby

Came here at the end of October - so by booking online the entrance fee was only a bargin at £7 for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jessica C
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Great for kids

Great place to take kids for a day out. Animals, little train to ride around the park, playgrounds... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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“train ride”(157 reviews)
“model boats”(29 reviews)
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...more
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Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 118 976 7480
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here at the end of October - so by booking online the entrance fee was only a bargin at £7 for an adult - I came with my 7 month baby. Entrance staff were friendly and welcoming. Got a map of the park but...More

1  Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to take kids for a day out. Animals, little train to ride around the park, playgrounds. Adults pleasure is more vicarious.

Thank davewJ952AV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me & my wife have visited here several times over the years and always had a fun afternoon. The train ride is fun too, even if you're a grown up. ;-)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here twice and I will be back again once the weather becomes a bit warm. Indoor and outdoor plays and pools are a great way for children

Thank Jendanie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really fun day out at Beale Park! There were loads of animals and are all kept in good conditions. It was a learning experience and not just for kids. Lovely landscapes

Thank Kyle B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Beale Park with 5 young children during half term. Some children were dressed up in Halloween costumes, which was good fun. We visited the park by the Little Tikes village, which was great as it is so varied. You do need to keep a...More

Thank BLR03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in low season so it was cheaper. It was a FABULOUS day out and there was much entertainment for the whole family! There were indoor areas and outdoor areas. Plenty of parks for children and toilets spread around which was really nice. A...More

Thank julie w
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Great place for a family day out lots to do and see.easy to get to from Reading situated near the banks of the Thames.lots of activities for the children to do and plenty of picnic areas to rest and eat.

Thank kwh55
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This is s a very nice park. The ride on the train is a good day to start your visit.The animals and birds have quite a lot of space to move around, and there's also a couple of gardens to relax on a nice day.

1  Thank George73Greek
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic little day out loads of different animals to see including birds, lemurs, goats and of course my favourite otters ! Animals enclosures are in tip top condition and a very clean and tidy park. One suggestion would be to get the gardeners...More

Thank connora229
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22 August 2018|
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Response from 2_crumpets- | Reviewed this property |
No, you have to leave where you board the train, but it’s safe.
7 May 2018|
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Response from 989awright | Reviewed this property |
A couple of feet.. It comes up to an average adults knees.
laura s
26 March 2018|
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Response from mbeale2014 | Reviewed this property |
You can but wouldn't advise it. Best to get a taxi.