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Beale Park, Reading

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#1 of 16 in Wildlife in Berkshire
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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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  • 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 v...  more »
  • 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 mys...  more »
  • Took the two God children for a day out, pre paid for a family ticket so price worked out slightly cheaper. Plenty to see with regards to the animals, from wallabies to meerkats. Train rides, paddling...  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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