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Beale Park, Reading

#1 of 25 in Wildlife in Berkshire
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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. With our world travel planner, Reading attractions like Beale Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The restaurant staff could be much more welcoming. At the beginning of October, I visited Beale Park with my family. My newborn baby was crying as she needed to be fed so I was trying to get to the...  more »
  • Took a toddler - he enjoyed the train and the playground (all outside). A lot of the smaller animals and birds are hard to see for a 2 year old. Disappointing that the mini cars/houses area isn't...  more »
  • We had a really good day with our 3 year old. With a £11 entry (£9 for children) price there is so much to do from animals to birds and soft play. There's sand pit and paddling pool as well. Perfect place to keep your children busy. Only advise is to take some picnic food with you as food in the restaurant is overpriced and not good at all hence the 4 stars!!
  • Great for families. Lovely for a walk around and to keep the kids entertained. The season pass is very reasonably priced and the day pass is pretty good. Massive park and a small shallow pool so bathers are a must in the summer. Maybe there could be some talks about the animals to really make it a full day. Very nice place though.

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