Opening Times and Tickets – we are now closed.

We are now closed

Following Government advice on social distancing, Beale Wildlife Park will close its gates to visitors for the foreseeable future, from today, Sunday 22nd March.

We do not know how long this will be but we hope that our actions (along with other attractions) will help stop the spread of Corona virus.

A number of our amazing animal and grounds teams live on site and will be able continue to care for our animals ensuring that they have the same level of care that they are used to.

Some of you may have questions about the closure and we will post some Q&As on our website tomorrow.

Please stay safe, look after each other and, when this is all over, we will be back open and look forward to welcoming you back to this amazing place.

Thank you for understanding.

Important information for Members.

As a charity, we depend on visitor admissions for the majority of our income, and with no visitors we have no income. However, our dedicated team is till making sure all of our animals, large and small, continue to receive the very best of care. We are grateful to them for doing such an amazing job in these difficult times, and we are ensuring all of them are kept safe by following medical advice on social distancing.

We also really value the contribution that many of you make by taking out an annual membership. These funds are really helping us look after our animals.

Some members have been asking what’s happening with our memberships whilst we are closed. We are unable to give refunds but, if you request it, we will extend your current membership by the amount of time we remain closed. If, on the other hand, you would prefer to continue to help us and our animals by donating this time to us, we would be enormously grateful. Right now every penny counts and our absolute priority is the care and welfare of our animals.

It’s not clear yet when we will be able to re-open but we are looking forward very much to welcoming all of you back at some point later in the year. In the meantime, take care and stay safe.



Ticket prices

Ticket prices 2020

Adults (16 years and over) £12.00
Senior Citizens (65 years and over) and Student £10.50
Children (aged 2 – 15 inclusive) £10.00 (under 2 years free)
Carer with a Disabled Visitor – free of charge (Disabled Visitor pays the standard price)
Family 2+2 (2 Adults + 2 Children) £36.00
Family 1+3 (1 Adult + 3 Children) £34.00

Discounted Family Season Tickets (available to Basildon residents only)

Beale Wildlife Park is offering a 50% discount on a Family Membership Pass to Basildon residents.  A Family Membership Pass (2 adults and 2 children), valid for one year, can be bought for £70, instead of the usual price of £140.00.

Interested residents need to apply, with photographic identification, to the Parish Council, in the first instance, for authorisation of the application – and then visit the Ticket Office at Beale Wildlife Park to purchase the pass.  When purchasing your annual pass, please bring with you proof of residency which is either a driving licence and/or utility bill with your name and address on it.

The Parish Council can be contacted at the Village Hall between 7.15pm and 7.30pm on the evening of its monthly meeting.

Please note, this offer is limited to one Family Membership Pass per household.


Complimentary Tickets

Beale Wildlife Park is a registered conservation and education charity. We have a duty to closely manage the number of complimentary entry tickets that are given to other organisations for fundraising events that do not directly benefit the Park or our stated charitable objectives.

In order to manage the process of giving free tickets to other organisations, and to be fair to everyone, the following conditions have now been put in place:

  • Tickets will be issued to either organisations or other registered charities whose work clearly supports or relates to our own mission and charitable objectives, and to schools and registered community groups in our local area. Only organisations in the following postcodes will be considered RG, OX, SN, SP, SO, GU, SL.
  • We will only donate tickets directly to organisations and charities rather than third parties, i.e. not to those holding events on behalf of other nominated charities or causes. 
  • Only one set of tickets will be allocated to successful organisations in any twelve month period.

Please apply in writing, on headed paper, including full postal address and email address with full details of the request – stating clearly the event date – and send along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Beale Wildlife Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, RG8 9NW.