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Beale Park


Type:Animal Collection / Zoo

The Child Beale Trust, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NH

Tel: 01189 767 480

Beale Park


Beale Park, part of the Child Beale Trust, is located on the banks of the River Thames in Berkshire, providing visitors with a stunning backdrop for a relaxing and entertaining day out.

The Park is home to a unique collection of rare and endangered birds, with a walk through aviary, an owlery and animal favourites including monkeys, prairie dogs, meerkats and wallabies.

Ideal for all ages, younger visitors have a choice of several adventure play areas including the UK's only Little Tikes Village. While others can enjoy a walk in the Jubilee Water Gardens, treat themselves to a meal in the Peacock Restaurant.

So, for a relaxing and entertaining day visit Beale Park on the A329 just outside Pangbourne in Berkshire. Tel: 0844 826 1761.

Disabled Facilities:
Disabled toilets, ramps into restaurant, railway carriage and swing in adventure playground.

Find out more about Berkshire or see other attractions and places to visit in the county.

See here for Country Parks in the South East.

Beale Park Reviews (from Trip Advisor)

Average rating 4.0/5 from 500 plus reviews

  • For only £7 Beale Park offers a day out for little outlay. There's plenty for the kids to do however the park did seem a little run down.
    Barry, 2017 - 3 stars
  • Went here on Father's Day we did the 5k run which was fantastic. Then we went into Beale park and cooled of in there big paddling pool walked around looking at the animals (mainly birds) got in the train for a ride around the park. Definitely would go back but I'd take a picnic next time
    Kevin, 2017 - 4 stars
  • It was lovely sunny day and we strolled round the park looking at the animals and having a ride on the train! There is also a kids play zone with an outdoor pool. We took a tasty picnic and enjoyed it on a grassy area surrounded by other families enjoying their day out. I will definitely be returning here.
    Dan, 2017 - 4 stars
  • Visited Beale park with my partner over fathers day weekend, the weather was so beautiful, the heat did however mean that some of the animals were hiding in the shade, not that that's beale parks fault or that I blame them! I'd have joined them if I could! It was a nice place, £10 per adult, this includes a free train ticket, however the train was unfortunately broken down the day we visited. There is no time limit other than the general opening hours of the park. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and I loved how close you are able to get to the animals. My only criticism would be the map was rubbish. As a firat time visitor (and an adult) we wanted to see as much as possible, but we had no idea which way to start and which path to take, the map shows the animal enclosures but there is nothing to guide you around the walks and the gardens which left us feeling as though we had missed something. The visit as a whole was lovely though and we will definitely visit again.
    Dot, 2017 - 4 stars
  • The sun was out, the clouds came and gave a nice breeze, the animals were chilling in the warm weather and we had a great time. My son was running around from one cage to another and when we got back to the car he was so tired that he fell asleep immediately and i knew he had fun! And so did we :)
    Adi, 2017 - 5 stars
  • It's 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 visit the model boats and view the animlas at a more liesurely pace
    Mick, 2017 - 5 stars
  • It's an ok couple of hours out. I believe it is better for younger children. My son would of been happy staying on the train all day
    Emma, 2017 - 3 stars



  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Cafe - Advanced booking required for group bookings
  • Catering for groups
  • Catering Provided
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Packed lunches by arrangement
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Indoor children’s play area
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • Cloakroom
  • Conference facilities
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open Christmas
  • Open on bank holidays

Leisure Facilities

  • Outdoor unheated pool
  • Private fishing rights

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking close by
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Delta - Cards accepted only at main gate, not accepted in restaurant.
  • Maestro - Cards accepted only at main gate, not accepted in restaurant.
  • MasterCard - Cards accepted only at main gate, not accepted in restaurant.
  • Solo - Cards accepted only at main gate, not accepted in restaurant.
  • Visa - Cards accepted only at main gate, not accepted in restaurant.

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

M4 - J12 - Just follow the brown signs. 6 miles from Reading, 1 mile from Pangbourne train station. Riverboat links from Reading - call 0118 948 1088 for details. Situated on the A329. 133 Bus from Reading to Goring ( Thames Travel) 01491 837988

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station is Pangbourne. Signposted from the station, approx 1 mile walk. 133 bus from Reading to Goring (Thames Travel) 01491 837988. M4 J12 - A329, between Pangbourne and Streatley.

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