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Beale Park

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Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 118 976 7480
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Disappointingly Average

Having visited Beale Park many a time as a young lad, I decided to bring my own family. It cost us... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ForestofDeanTravelle...
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A pleasant way to amuse grandchildren for a few hours.

Had to look after a 2 year old for a day and went here for half a day. Very nice, plenty of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alan B
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“paddling pool”(127 reviews)
“train ride”(146 reviews)
“play area”(75 reviews)
About
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
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+44 118 976 7480
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"paddling pool"
in 127 reviews
"train ride"
in 146 reviews
"play area"
in 75 reviews
"model boats"
in 27 reviews
"small animals"
in 27 reviews
"toy museum"
in 13 reviews
"birds and animals"
in 17 reviews
"all ages"
in 53 reviews
"young children"
in 46 reviews
"sand pit"
in 25 reviews
"guinea pigs"
in 11 reviews
"great family day"
in 24 reviews
"mini train"
in 13 reviews
"entry price"
in 9 reviews
"whole family"
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"family ticket"
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"small train"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having visited Beale Park many a time as a young lad, I decided to bring my own family. It cost us about £40 for 3 adults and a 2 year old. With hindsight this really wasn’t good value. The park feels as though it is...More

1  Thank ForestofDeanTraveller
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had to look after a 2 year old for a day and went here for half a day. Very nice, plenty of facilities too keep little ones amused and interested. Site was very clean and tidy and the birds and animals appeared well cared for....More

2  Thank Alan B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went there on Saturday 19th May for our god daughters 2nd birthday. First impressions were the water in the ponds was dirty and no fish. The most disappointing thing was the lack of animals. I appreciate it was warm but there were very few...More

Thank karenSalmon
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is located close to the Thames and is a great place to and your kids. There are a good verity of animals including Meekats. The food in the restaurant is great too.

Thank Oxfordmartyn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice, pleasant little wildlife park. A good variety of animals, play-areas and steam train (where you receive one free ride with your entry ticket). Only marked down slightly, as the cost seemed a little high for the size of the venue.

Thank Deaquon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Visited many times and each time I’m amazed at the value for money you get for your entry ticket. Take a picnic and stay the day if the weather’s nice. Great place for children!

Thank MissDubbleYoo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We paid £34 for a family of 4. Good value as it turned out. Includes one train ride around the park. This park has 2 kids play areas, a decent range of animals and birds, a lido, lakes and grounds. Calling it a zoo is...More

Thank KingOfTheNorth99
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited today, 6 adults plus 2 children (one free) costing over £70, we had to pay virtually full price (£2 off I think) for our 4 year old great niece, this was a bit steep I thought. As another reviewer has put, the Park...More

Thank AnnieE1961
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beale Park is a favourite park as it has a good mix of animals, play zones and splash pool as well as gardens for adults and a small museum of model boats. The cafe is good value and quality and has a wide choice you...More

Thank 989awright
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and i came here to do something a little different one weekend. It was great fun! Lots of different animals to see and a good place to wander around. Food was basic in restaurant but yummy and good value. This would be a...More

1  Thank Holly L
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stephdutton1987
7 May 2018|
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Response from OUFCRich |
We went there today, it's just below the knee on an adult.
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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.
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Emily B
15 August 2017|
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Response from mick7074 | Reviewed this property |
since there is no such thing as a standard teen I would say an interest in wildlife would make the trip enjoyable
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