Attraction in Reading
Beale Park, this unique, 45 year old Thames-side charity, is home to an amazing collection of birds including swans, owls, parrots and pheasants but also boasts a narrow gauge railway with a steam engine, huge adventure playground and sand pits, two children's splash pools, goats, ponies, a 'hands-on' pets corner and deer park, Piggery, raised flamingo walk, new restaurant, a gift shop and much more. There are Thames boat trips in the summer, many acres of lawns and gardens for picnics, sculpture, ponds and fountains plus the National collection of Model Boats (view on request). Also Nature Trails, holiday events and activities and excellent river and lake fishing. All this set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Nearest Train Station: Pangbourne
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Months Open: Mar - Oct
Discount for Groups: Yes
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