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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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Good value but could be better

For only £7 Beale Park offers a day out for little outlay. There's plenty for the kids to do... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Barry C
Lacey Green, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good fun

A medium sized park with a good selection of animals. Worth a visit for locals and those in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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” (110 reviews)
“train ride” (132 reviews)
“play area” (66 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW, England
+44 118 976 7480
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For only £7 Beale Park offers a day out for little outlay. There's plenty for the kids to do however the park did seem a little run down.

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 2 days ago

A medium sized park with a good selection of animals. Worth a visit for locals and those in the area.

Thank GaryTheDruid
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went here on Father's Day we did the 5k run which was fantastic. Then we went into Beale park and cooled of in there big paddling pool walked around looking at the animals (mainly birds) got in the train for a ride around the park....More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with my family on Father's Day. Was pleasantly surprised to find dad's went free! It was lovely sunny day and we strolled round the park looking at the animals and having a ride on the train! There is also a kids play zone...More

Thank ddd9
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of those typical British parks that cannot make it's mind up what it wants to be. More statues of animals than real ones. We went on a scorching hot day- hardly any shade - which means no protection in wet weather either. The little...More

Thank vampireweekend
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Beale park with my partner over fathers day weekend, the weather was so beautiful, the heat did however mean that some of the animals were hiding in the shade, not that that's beale parks fault or that I blame them! I'd have joined them...More

Thank Dottipants
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sun was out, the clouds came and gave a nice breeze, the animals were chilling in the warm weather and we had a great time. My son was running around from one cage to another and when we got back to the car he...More

Thank Adi E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As local residents we took my 16 month old out for the day here, one hot Saturday in June. I expected the car park to be packed but it wasn't - I can see why now. We were quickly served at the counter (I purchased...More

2  Thank Parton30
Reviewed 1 week ago

its not just a great place to take children although they will love the birds and animals and adventure playgrounds and paddling pool. it a pleasant place for adults to walk round the water features visit the model boats and view the animlas at a...More

Thank mick7074
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and even with works going on, it didn't impede on our visit. Good variety of activities for the children and plenty of animals to see. The welfare of the animals is very important to myself and all the animals were kept in clean...More

Thank Timperley2011
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it suitable for a 12 and 10 year old?
11 April 2017|
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Response from Ron C | Reviewed this property |
Pat W
Are dogs allowed?
1 April 2017|
Response from r_smith640 | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed in the grounds but not in the house