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Beale Park 1¼ miles

Wildlife Park and Gardens. Animals include lemurs, wallabies, meerkats and monkeys. Walk-through aviary, owlery, pets area, play areas and narrow gauge railway. Restaurant. Tel. 0844 826 1761.
Open mid Feb-Oct, Daily 1000-1700 (1800 Apr-Sep), last admission one hour before closing.

Basildon Park NT 2 miles

This impressive Georgian Mansion was rescued by Lord and Lady Iliffe in the 1950s when they restored the elegant interior. Gardens with views over parkland. Waymarked trails around parkland. Tearoom. Tel. 01491 672382.
Open Daily 1100-1700 (closes dusk if earlier), Grounds and Tearoom open from 1000. Guided tours at times, please see website.
Note: Return to the station via the entrance off the A329, ignore signs to the vehicle exit.
If you wish to avoid the walk, consider a taxi from Reading station.

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