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Beale Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Back for a £5

We got vouchers last time we come to come back again for £5 each, so we took the offer up. We saw... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice day with the kids

Was here with my boy and his cousins. The day started with a train ride. Then feeding some... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Paris, France
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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“paddling pool”(136 reviews)
“train ride”(161 reviews)
“play area”(75 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 4 days ago via mobile

Normally a good day out, but for some reason the place is currently like a boggy swamp, I guess it maybe because the Thames is high. It also honks badly of the animal faeces, especially near the Pig section. The Meerkats enclosure looked like it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with the family and will definitely be back! Very reasonably priced as well so if you are looking for a nice little day out then this is perfect

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kylea137
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were hoping to moor up the family boat & spend the day at Beale Park but we were met with an unfriendly & unhelpful reply that seemed to suggest the answer depended on the type & flashiness of the boat you owned. It was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cind999
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

Have been coming to Beale Park for years, with our own children and now our grandchildren. It has improved over the years and is now a fantastic day out for all ages.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank T1376GEpaulf
Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

Best park in the area. Boating lakes, model boats , steam train ride, paddling area and play found. Lots of grassy areas and walks. Cafe and toilets.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

Always love coming to this place with the family, especially with the kids. Great variety of activities for everyone to enjoy just wish there was more animal selection.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bryn_West
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

We got vouchers last time we come to come back again for £5 each, so we took the offer up. We saw the different animals and birds. The otters swimming in the water. The food is pricey in the Cafe. Take a pack lunch. Had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank samandpaul2013
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place for children, lots to do and see, lovely cafe and the outdoor pool is fantastic in the summer

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank janeyj
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Was here with my boy and his cousins. The day started with a train ride. Then feeding some ducks. We tried to visit most of the animals in the morning. Then had a picnic near the zipline area. In the afternoon, the kids went the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank matheresar
Reviewed 2 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.
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.