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Beale Wildlife Park

Let the kids run wild, discover native and exotic furry and feathered friends and (polish that parental halo) it's even educational. Where is this mecca of good times? Beale Wildlife Park, of course.

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Let the kids run wild… well, they’ll be in good company. Beale Wildlife Park in Lower Basildon is a guaranteed family favourite. Love the riverside location, the brilliant play areas, splash pool, café and, of course, the animal A-listers who are the stars of the show.
Beale Wildlife Park boats 160 species of birds and animals, including a loved matched pair of lynx, zebra, lemurs, monkeys, owls, parrots, a stunning deer park and many many more. Keep your eye out for the feeding times and join in the feeding frenzy.

Once they’ve overdosed on cuteness, it’s a straight to the adventure playgrounds, bouncy pillow, aerial cableway and sand pit. Younger kids will LOVE the Little Tikes Outdoor Village, with police cars, trikes, traffic lights and a zebra crossing (obvs)! The nearby café and outdoor seating next to this area is a godsend for frazzled parents. A coffee in peace? Enjoy.

If you get the chance to admire the gardens and lakes, they are beautifully landscaped with wonderful, trails and some really stunning sculptures.

Keep your eye for the many events they put on too. The year, they’ll launch Wild Christmas from 24 Nov – 24 Dec, where kids can ride the Reindeer Express, write their letters to Father Christmas and follow the festive trail to meet the Big Guy himself. At just £8 (on top of admission) it’s a bargain. But there are always fiun activities to join, making bird boxes, a teddy bear’s picnic and more.
During the school holidays they offer Zoo Academy, an immersive zookeeper experience and a hands-on conservation project. It’s a holiday camp like no other and great if you have kids (age 6-12) who are animal mad. Take the stress out of birthday parties and host them here too.

As a dedicated animal conservation charity, you can sleep easy knowing your visit directly helps protect wildlife. Beale Park’s commitment to conservation, through captive breeding and education allows the experts to gain a greater understanding of some of the world’s most fragile environments and the endangered animals that live there. Has there ever been a more important cause?

ESSENTIAL INFO

Opening times: Spring and Autumn 10am-5pm; Summer 10am – 6pm; Winter 10am – 4pm.

Tickets: Adults from £14; Kids (age 2+) from £11; Under 2s: Free

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Beale Wildlife Park, Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NW
bealepark.org.uk
0118 976 7480

admin@bealepark.org.uk

Opening hours
Monday: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday: 10am – 6pm
Wednesday: 10am – 6pm
Thursday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

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