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Beale Park

#2 of 88 things to do in Reading Features Animals
Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 118 976 7480
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Fantastic day out!!!

We came here with my one year old little boy and my 18 month old nephew!! It's absolutely... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Chester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good value for money

I went on the half price entry day for the park’s 60th birthday celebration. I was surprised that... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
Amanda W
Oxford, England
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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 25 July 2016 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....More

Thank RK89
Reviewed 25 July 2016

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...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 24 July 2016

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

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We're always looking for places to meet family that are a half way meeting point for us. I discovered this after a quick Google search and thought we would give it a go. So pleased we did! Great value for money. Only £28 for the...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I have been a number of times with my children and decided to purchase a season ticket. This visit was good, however some of the staff in the restaurant seemed quite miserable and didn't want to be there. The new little tikes area is fantastic...More

1  Thank Donna W
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This place is great, there's animals, playgrounds, paddling pool, sand,train ride, inflatable slide, toy museum and a restaurant. Perfect way to entertain kids for the day, highly recommended!

1  Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We took our young grandson out for the day and struggle to get him away from the place, he loved the train, all the birds and live stock, the staff were great too. Only slight downside for me was the food but then I'm fussy....More

1  Thank oddjob30
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This attraction is good for kids although it can get quite crowded (just like everywhere else) on sunny days and holidays

Thank rodney120
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We visited in July whilst the boat show was on, and it was a splendid day out. Lots to see and do, very well priced, and we were allowed to bring in our own picnic. Such a fun day. Will be bringing the God kids...More

1  Thank Alayne B
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Our daughter and her family have a season ticket for Beale Park...and now I know why. Last week, I accompanied them and our granddaughter for the day...and it was really rather good. I read some of the more critical reviews beforehand and looked for the...More

1  Thank Peter3152
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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