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.
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?
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
0118 976 7480
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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