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Beale Park, Reading

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Beale Park offers landscaped gardens and woodland, children's play areas, and a host of animals to see. Visit exotic animals, such as lemurs, wallabies, meerkats, and monkeys, as well as a collection of farm animals and over 120 species of birds. Make sure to swing by the Owlery, which is one of the largest in the UK. Relax in the park's varied gardens, and look out for some of the unusual sculptures the park plays host to. There’s lots for kids to enjoy, such as an adventure playground, paddling pool, aerial cableway, and sandpit. Make sure you catch Beale Park train, which takes a 1.6 F30km (1 mi) route through the park. One journey is included with your ticket. Plan your Beale Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Reading using our Reading holiday planner.
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  • August 21, 2017
    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 ...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    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'...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    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 extrem...  more »
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  • Fun day out for the kids. Nice range of animals to see. Fun railway. Some bits could do with some TLC, but overall, a fun family day out.
  • Nice local wildlife park. It's a little tired, but considering the price it's actually quite good for a day out. The picnic area was disappointing when we went as there were only about 3 tables. Oddly there were more near the play park. Maybe they were being repainted or something as it was early in the season... Best take a picnic blanket just in case!
  • Amazing day out and not expensive. Plenty to keep a family occupied and good food served at reasonable prices. My daughter had a great day out and was very tired. Thumbs up.
  • Loads to do and see. Good for toddlers upwards. Can easily be an all day visit with over 5's.
  • Waste of time and money. This place is wonderland of chaos. Food is horrible, toilet floor flooding with urine, train service not working, slow paced staff.

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