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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one of the animals looked unwell and it was hard to find anyone around.. there isnt much here but its plesant enough more »
We visited the park today, and although the kids loved it, the park does seem a bit tired in places, I know it's coming out of winter so it won't look it's best, but some parts looked unloved, just se... more »
great place for famillies with young children...lots of animals and a pleasant steam train ride...also has a pool for the younger children and restaurant and cafe. more »
I went with my husband and 2 children aged 4 and 6 on a sunny autumnal day and it was lovely. A bargain to get in to, loads of parking and no queuing to get in. You also get a free train ride once you have paid which keeps the children happy. The gardens are beautiful, the children loved running through the different walk ways and showing us where to go. The parks are great for all ages, we did end up spending over 5 hours here on a relaxed Sunday after noon. The food in the restaurant was delicious and served quickly. By far our favourite animals were the owls and there are so many to see. It has been a lovely day for all of us to enjoy and we can not wait to go back!
Was impressed by Beale Park. I didn't think it was going to be good at all but the park is beautiful. It's tidy, well kept, well laid out and there is lots to see and do. We stopped at the restaurant to feed our 7 month old, there is a microwave that you are free to use, we decided to eat ourselves and the food was very good too. Quite a lot to choose from so I am sure you will find something. Will go back when my daughter is older so she can play in the different areas and appreciate the animals.
Great day out. Went here with the family, kids enjoyed the space and train, I and my wife enjoyed the animals and walk. It is well laid out, keeped clean (facilities included). Spent most of a day here. Currently out of season so was £21 for a family of 4 which for that cost we will be going back no doubt. Restaurant (unexpectedly) had some great good. Very good quality and was not too overpriced unlike some parks like this. Enjoyable day out for a good cost with good food at an acceptable price.
Very surprised at how fun it was for my wife and I and our 2 children 6 and 3 . We won some tickets to get an adult and child In for free so only paid 12.50 Which of course was pleasing . Lots of animals. Also a fun fact finder with a prize draw at the end of the month which kept the kids entertained through out . 5 stars
We came here bank holiday Monday and had a lovely day not to many people. It a lovely stroll around the park with plenty of picnic spots and plenty of seating areas . The out door paddling pool was perfect for children . Very good value for money . Because I was using a walking stick after just having a hip replacement the ticket office only charged a disabled price with carer. Will certainly be coming back
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