Group visits

Beale Wildlife Park is a popular destination for groups of all sizes and ages

We can cater for many different types of group bookings: these include education groups (such as schools, Brownies, Scouts etc), large groups of family and friends and special interest groups for those from the travel trade and those wishing to book a tour, on-board welcome and lunches.

Education Groups (Schools, Cubs, Brownie groups etc.) i.e those 15 years old or under – and also those in full time education

Beale Wildlife Park is very popular with education groups.

Groups are mainly self-led but we can host workshops including making bird and bat boxes, butterfly feeders etc. We can also host activities such as pond dipping.

The cost for each member of the group is £7.50pp for groups with 15 or more who are 15 years old or younger or in full time education.

On-line: Simply enter your group details and proceed to the payment gateway. Once you receive the email print out the order.

Family and Friends larger groups (15+ people)

We are a popular destination for friends and family to meet up and spend time together.  To help you do this, we offer larger groups a discounted admission cost booked via our group booking online below.  If you wish, you can also pay on the day at our Ticket Office but, for speed of entry, we would recommend that you book in advance.

The cost for each member of the group is £9.00pp for groups with 15 or more who are 2 years and over.

We also offer a concession rate of £8.50pp for those aged 65 and over.

To book for Education Groups and the Family and Friends Group please use the Group Bookings Online form or the instructions for the post (both found below).

Group Bookings Online

By Post: Simply click here to download the booking form.

Send it to:
Group Bookings, Beale Wildlife Park, The Child Beale Trust, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NW, with the following:

  • A stamped addressed envelope – 110mm x 220mm
  • A cheque with the name of the group written on the back, made payable to: The Child Beale Trust

Your pre-paid ticket will be forwarded to you in good time prior to your visit, and a member of staff will be available to assist you with any queries, on 0118 976 7480 or, alternatively, you can email us at: administration@bealepark.org.uk

Bookings for Group Organisers and for those in the travel trade industry (i.e. groups of 15 or more who are 15 years and over)

In the Park your group will discover an impressive collection of exotic animals and landscaped gardens surrounding the lakes and ponds.  As part of the Travel Trade we will happily invoice you and accept vouchers (if agreed prior to the visit).

Our group offer is for a minimum of 15 visitors and includes:

  • A reduced admission rate of £9 per adult (which includes a ride on the narrow gauge railway).
  • A retail voucher for our shop offering a 10% discount (if you spend over £20).
  • The option of an on-board welcome.
  • A free meal for the coach driver.

Discover more about the Park by booking a guided tour

In 2020 we are introducing tours of up to one hour in length led by members of our Animal Team, so your group will benefit from the knowledge of the team members caring for the Park every day. These are subject to availability of the team members and have an additional cost of £3 per person.   Please call us to confirm availability.

Long or short stay – we can cater for both

Not only are we an ideal destination, we are also the perfect tea-break stop as we are ‘sandwiched’ (excuse the pun) between the M4, M40 and A34.

From a cup of tea to a three course meal – we have it covered

Our catering partner (The Pumpkin Catering Company) can provide a wide range of refreshments from a welcoming tea and coffee through to a three course meal. For an example of their menu, click here.

At Beale Wildlife Park, we can offer your group a warm welcome and the opportunity to discover more about the wildlife in our care

To download our booking form, click here. Once completed, please email to marketing@bealepark.org.uk who will process the booking and confirm all details to you.  To speak to our marketing team call 01189 767483.


Important Information

Please check your booking arrangements carefully, as refunds are not given on the cancellation of a booking or for those groups arriving on the day with less people than anticipated. However, Beale Wildlife Park will be happy to offer alternative dates for your visit.

Beale Wildlife Park is now open on a 'first come, first served' basis.  Please read our Covid Briefing before setting out.