What’s On

Pond Dipping Detective Sessions in the Summer Holidays

Back by popular demand, the Park’s Conservation Department will be running FREE Pond Dipping sessions in the summer holidays, giving youngsters the chance to discover what lurks beneath the water!

Dave Coles, Curator, and his team are inviting children to become Pond Detectives every Wednesday throughout the holidays, from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Join us on our new pond dipping platform by the lake, opposite the car park, for some fun investigative work! The sessions will operate on a first come, first served basis and parental supervision is required.

When: Every Wednesday in the Summer Holidays from 26th July to 30th August

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Where: Pond Dipping Platform – Outside Lake

Cost: Normal Park admission charges apply. Pond Dipping session is FREE

This event is run on a first come, first served basis. Parental supervision is required.

Please note: The pond dipping platform is exposed to the sun and the area has little shade – on a hot day we would encourage you to bring plenty of water, wear a hat and apply sun cream prior to a session.

Summer Holiday Prize Draw Trail

There will be a special trail at the Park in the summer holidays.

For just £0.50p, all you have to do is find ten answers that will be dotted around the Park. Once completed, hand the trail into the Gift Shop for your chance to win some wild prizes.

Event: Summer Trail

Dates: Throughout the summer holidays – 22nd July to 5th September

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: 50p

Normal Park admission charges apply

Meet the Bugs in the Summer Holidays

Animal Keepers are giving visitors the chance to get up close and personal with some of the residents that live in the Park’s newest area, ‘Bertie’s Bugs and Beasts’. So, if you would like to experience the amazing world of giant insects, meet a snake, stroke a Giant African Snail or get close to a tarantula, then pop along to the Park from 1.30pm to 3.30pm – you’re guaranteed to have a bugtastic time!

Event:  Meet the Bugs at Beale Park

Date:    Every Wednesday in the Summer Hols from 26th July to 30th Aug

Time:   1.30pm – 3.30pm

Cost:     Normal Park Admission Charges Apply – Encounter is FREE

Where: Education Building

Normal Park admission charges apply

This event is run on a first come, first served basis

Although we endeavour to show as many bugs as possible, the Park can’t guarantee what will be available on the day


The Lost Cinema at Beale Park

The Lost Cinema will be visiting Beale Park this summer. Two movies are set to be screened:

Top Gun (12) – 29 July 2017

Bridget Jones (15) – 30 July 2017

For further information on this event, please click on the following link.


Please note: this event is run by a third party.