Best way to Beale Park is by water
July 02, 2002
And just because Reading is practically a city these days, it doesn’t mean that there’s nowhere to go.
Beautiful Beale Park in Lower Basildon is only 15 minutes’ drive from the centre of Reading, yet it could be a million miles away.
It’s a fantastic day out, especially for younger children, and famed for its collection of rare birds and animals.
With acres of gardens on the banks of the River Thames, Beale Park boasts a pets corner, mini-steam railway, Mole’s Maze and a wonderful adventure playground, plus of course a café and gift shop.
They even have an outdoor splash pool, which is great fun if the weather’s nice.
But if you don’t fancy battling your way through the traffic on the A329 to get there, why not take a boat instead?
Thames River Cruises operate a wonderful return service to Beale Park from the Thameside Promenade, just behind the Holiday Inn on Richfield Avenue.
It might not be quite so quick, but travelling along the Thames is a far more leisurely and
enjoyable way to make your journey, and the kids will love it.
Contact Thames River Cruises for details of the Summer River Cruise service
on (0118) 948 1088.