Beale Wildlife Park Jubilee Celebrations

A WILDLIFE park on the banks of the River Thames is hosting a ‘teddy bear picnic’ to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Beale Wildlife Park, from Lower Basildon to Pangbourne, is hosting a four-day party from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5.

There will be ‘special attractions’ including waders dressed as animals and birds, a ‘bubbleologist’, an inflatable ‘monster’ slide and the sale of ‘bear rescue packs’ to support the rescue of bears bred for their bile.

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A daily teddy bear picnic will be held at lunchtime and families are encouraged to bring an “army of teddy bears” to enjoy the day.

The park also features new animal attractions such as a Highland Cattle, a python, reindeer guanacos and a female lynx alongside favorites such as the meerkat, zebra and lemurs,

Park CEO Lucy Costello said, “We really want to help our visitors create happy memories of this very special national celebration.

“Teddy bears and other soft toys will be a very appropriate way for us to express our love of animals and the diversity of our offer.

“Berkshire is a royal county with immense affection for the Queen and all she has achieved during her long reign.

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We will do everything we can to make the Jubilee weekend special for everyone who visits us.

This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: [email protected]

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