Tropical World

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  • Address: Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 1DF, United Kingdom, LS8 1DF
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1132370754
  • Ticket Price: 5 GBP
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Sport, Garden, Park, Play Ground, Golf Course, Walking Area, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Lake, Landmarks

Kids are going to love this place! The Tropical World at Roundhay Park has become one of the most coveted family attractions in Leeds. Situated just three miles from the city centre, this terrain is great to take a trek through the rainforest, relax in the simulated environs of Australia and to take a quick excursion through the desert. This is one of the best ways to learn the tropical habitats and other exotic places from around the world: including jungles; deserts; and creatures of the night. 

Some of the zones inside the park are

  • Butterfly House: Houses 30 to 40 species of butterflies.
  • Amazon Tank: The largest fish in Tropical World lives here, the Niger Catfish (Pseudoras Niger) from South America.
  • Australasia House: The Australasia House is home to a huge variety of plants, including the rare Jade Vine. 
  • Creature Corner: You can see lizards, spiny mice and snakes.
  • Amazon/ South American House
  • The Desert House

Spanning over 700 acres, this tropical park consists of

  • Lakes, streams and a landscaped canal in the canal gardens. 
  • Wonderful floral displays in the specialist gardens.
  • You can spend your time fishing in the largest lake, Waterloo. 
  • There are pavements for walking and running, cycling, football and cricket pitches, tennis courts, a golf course, bowling greens. 
  • Children can play in the playground and can do skating in the skate park.

  • An adult must accompany children under 14.
  • Free parking is available just off Princes Avenue in Roundhay Park.
  • Disabled parking is available on Princes Avenue just outside the entrance to Tropical World.
  • There is also an Explorer’s cafe inside the park where you can get hold of the snacks.
  • The Park is accessible for wheelchairs, buggies and the like and toilets are available at the Mansion, the Explorer's café in the Canal gardens, Tropical World and the café by the playground.

  • Children(5-15) : £ 2.50, Under 5 free
  • Leeds card : £ 3.00, ‘Extra’ cardholders and Breezecard : £ 2.00

  • Roundhay Park is on the 2 and 12 circular bus route.

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  • Tropical World Address: Princes Ave, Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS8 1DF, United Kingdom, LS8 1DF
  • Tropical World Contact Number: +44-1132370754
  • Tropical World Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tropical World Price: 5 GBP
  • Best time to visit Tropical World(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Tropical World: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 66.74% of people who visit Leeds include Tropical World in their plan

  • 34.29% of people start their Tropical World visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Tropical World

Monday, Thursday and Friday

93.44% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tropical World

People normally club together Kirkstall Abbey and Harewood House while planning their visit to Tropical World.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Not visited this place since we were kiddies, wow how it has grown in the space of time it has taken me to grow up and have a baby of my own. Highly recommended checking out tropical world, you might not see many butterflies but there's plenty of other colourful animals to take a peek at, it's also very reasonably priced and there is even free parking across the street. It's a winner of a day out for anyone in the Leeds area.

  • The staff are amazing, very friendly and extremely helpful. They were lovely with my two little ones. It was good day out set in lovely surroundings. Plenty for children to see and be interested by, loved the milk frogs and got to play and walk around the lovely gardens and park too. Will definitely be back!

  • A lovely indoor garden, sadly lacking animals, the attached photos show what we were able to see during or visit of over an hour. A nice place but just less impressive than expected.

  • Good selection of exhibitions but without doubt needs some money spent on making the place look fresh and cared for. The run down state of the place definitely let's it down. Cafe wasn't even worth walking in to never mind purchasing from, fortunately plenty of local places to eat.

  • I’ve been going here for about 8 years on and off. They’ve been remodelling and upgrading the place throughout that time and its come on in leaps and bounds continually. A little costly these days (either kids or adults used to go free, I can’t quite recall which) but it’s worth it. Plus kids get a quiz they can fill out on the way and get a lucky dip prize at the end. Love it.

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