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Beale Park

#2 of 86 things to do in Reading Features Animals
Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 118 976 7480
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Great family day out

We went on Sunday, the weather was good and we were expecting to be heaving but there's so much... read more

Reviewed yesterday
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great fun for all the family!

What I really like about BP is that there are no 'hidden costs' - everything is included in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, 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 good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“paddling pool” (115 reviews)
“train ride” (135 reviews)
“play area” (67 reviews)
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Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 118 976 7480
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on Sunday, the weather was good and we were expecting to be heaving but there's so much space people are not in top of each other. We easily found a table outside the cafe to feed our son and watch him run around...More

Thank Kelsm26
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What I really like about BP is that there are no 'hidden costs' - everything is included in the ticket price (including one train ride - which is lengthier and more enjoyable than some train rides we've had to pay for!). There is plenty to...More

Thank RossiAndShellyx
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 2nd visit to Beale Park. Good value for money, family friendly, great play areas and the paddling pool is a lovely treat on a hot day. The animal enclosures and aviaries are a good size and extremely well kept. Nice variety of bird species....More

Thank Birdies78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today with my husband and 3 year old grandson. Found the prices to be steep for what there was on offer. On entrance we found the toilets, these were rather smelly but looked clean. A very expensive gift shop with a very unfriendly shop...More

Thank Theresadawn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with our 16 month old. He enjoyed the train, the pool, little tikes village, the animals and feeding the ducks. The cafe is reasonably priced, however, there is also plenty of picnic space.

Thank ClarabellMc
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here a few times. Not been in the paddling pools, but my son loved the climbing frames playground. Challenging for older kids, which makes a nice change. The animals are good, there is a free train ride and it's just a cool place....More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely day out if you get rely on the weather! Nice selection of animals, had a superb play parks, with sand pits and paddling pool. Price includes a ride on the train too which the kids love! Personally if you're a animal person, elderly, or...More

Thank laurenv2511
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great day out with the kids lots to see with all the birds and animals, great little train ride especially for the under 5s. A cafe/restaurant if you get a bit peckish or bring your own picnic.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I regularly walk my dogs here as I am a National Trust member and I love it on my own or with my husband.

Thank 919annabelh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an adult and one child free ticket as would not have paid £10 each and £8 for a child The best part was the lovely gardens as you come in , japenese and kept stunning , one free ride on the train went down...More

Thank Molly T
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Emily B
15 August 2017|
Response from Teamyummi | Reviewed this property |
Hey there, I would say it's probably for younger children to enjoy. The eight year old may like it but the older one may get bored. It's nice if you wanted to go for a family picnic but it's not a full day out. Kind Regards More
20 July 2017|
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Response from Kevin S | Reviewed this property |
About 4 miles. I don't think there is a direct bus not sure
11 April 2017|
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